Headline News from Northern California & Southern Oregon

McCloud Reservoir, Siskiyou County
Fishing is a great way to bring a family together and the reward may include barbequed trout.


The Oregon State Police Fish & Wildlife Division is asking for the public's help to identify the person(s) responsible for the unlawful killing of a cow elk in Douglas County. On the morning of August 12th, 2017, OSP was notified of a dead cow elk southeast of the Dean Creek Elk Viewing Area. The animal was located near the intersection of...
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Possessing Steel and Lead while Hunting Chukar and Quail?
California Outdoors Q&A
Carrie Wilson, AUGUST 17, 2017

Question: The ban on hunting with lead ammunition is being phased in. It now includes chukar, while the use of lead will continue to be allowed for quail until the 2019 season. My question is can hunters carry both types of shells (lead and steel) in the field if they are hunting areas where they might reasonably expect to find both...
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Klamath remains open for steelhead, closed for salmon
Kenny Priest
by Kenny Priest, AUGUST 17, 2017

Klamath River - Middle

Let’s get the bad news out of the way first. The Klamath River, for the first time that anyone can remember, is completely closed to salmon fishing as of Tuesday, Aug. 15. With only 12,000 adult fall-run Chinook expected to return, an all-time low, the closure was needed to help protect the stocks. The Klamath fall-run Chinook are currently classified...
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ODFW Recreation Report
by ODFW, AUGUST 17, 2017

Buoy 10 anglers reeling in some impressive Chinook catches The Buoy 10 Chinook season is now in full swing, with anglers out in force to reel in this signature fish of the Pacific Northwest. An estimated 613,800 fall Chinook are expected to return to the Columbia River this fall. Now’s the time to find out why this is one of Oregon’s...
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Fall Chinook Season Closed on Klamath and Trinity Rivers
by CDFW, AUGUST 16, 2017
Klamath River - Upper - CA

CDFW reminds anglers that fall Chinook salmon fishing on the Klamath and Trinity rivers is prohibited as of Aug. 15, 2017 on the Klamath River and Sept. 1, 2017 on the Trinity River. Angling for steelhead remains open on both rivers for the entire year. Due to historically low stock projections of fall Chinook in the Klamath Basin for 2017, a...
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It’s even easier to practice the ancient sport of archery in Oregon. ODFW recently opened two new public archery ranges: one in Hillsboro at the Portland Community College Rock Creek Campus and another in Junction City next to ODFW’s fishing pond. The department also recently added an elevated shooting platform at its EE Wilson Wildlife Area range near Corvallis. The range in...
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