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2019 Exposure Shows
by Joe Pate, JANUARY 18, 2019

Angler Wall of Fish • Giant Fish Tank • Kid’s Fishing Pond • Archery Range • Shooting Gallery Guides from Alaska to Africa • Legends of the Oregon Record Book • Head & Horns Competition  46th annual EUGENE BOAT & SPORTSMEN'S SHOW presented by Bi-Mart February 1-3, 2019 Lane Events Center Eugene, Oregon 23rd annual SPORTSMEN'S & OUTDOOR RECREATION SHOW presented by Bi-Mart February 15-17, 2019 Douglas County Fairgrounds Roseburg, Oregon 19th annual SPORTSMEN'S...
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ISE was a Great Time
by Gary Heffley, JANUARY 23, 2019

The ISE show in Sacramento is in our rear view mirror with more shows on the horizon to meet with many of our readers. It was a pleasure to talk with so many to discuss and have the opportunity to introduce Myoutdoorbuddy.com, NorCalFishReports.com and our growing family of related websites. We want to thank all that stopped by and said hello. It...
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Water Bird Die-off at Salton Sea
by CDFW, JANUARY 23, 2019
Salton Sea

Thousands of water birds died of an avian cholera outbreak at the south end of the Salton Sea between Jan. 8-17. Outbreaks like this one occur annually as a result of birds flocking closely together during migration. On Jan. 8, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) began receiving reports of hundreds of dead birds at the south end of...
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The fatal cougar attack on a hiker in the Mount Hood National Forest last year was a tragic thing. Evidence evaluation indicated the cougar was a female in good health. Is this a surprise? Not really. Cougar numbers are at all-time highs for our state, and the distribution of these cats encompasses the entire state. What has accounted for this...
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Lower Yuba River Update
by Jon Baiocchi, JANUARY 22, 2019
Yuba River - Lower

The past week has seen some gnarly weather here in Northern California. Big wind, heavy rain, and as of this morning, low elevation snows like here in Nevada City. Before our last round of storms the Lower Yuba River was fishing well with consistent mayfly hatches from noon until 3pm, and the start of seeing Skwala stoneflies drifting downstream in the...
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Chalk it up as the tenth year in a row that the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation registered record membership.  As of December 31, 2018, RMEF had 234,982 members, marking a 3.2 percent membership increase from 2017. "We greatly appreciate our members and volunteers who support our mission of ensuring the future of elk, other wildlife, their habitat and our hunting heritage," said...
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