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​Early season Trinity Steelie

Gary Heffley with Steelhead
By Gary Heffley
10/21/16 -- They say your first is always special and yesterday's experience catching my first adult steelhead on the Trinity River with Todd LeBoeuf, Tiger T's Guide Service, was not only special, but a trip for the memory books. And what a... Full Story

Determining a turkey's age

 Rio Grande turkeys from Monterey, photo by Carrie Wilson
California Outdoors Q&A by Carrie Wilson
10/21/16 --  I am fairly new to turkey hunting and hear everyone always referring to their birds by their beards and spurs. Can wild turkeys be aged based on these trophy characteristics? (Jim C., Modesto)  Answer: Yes and no. There is no... Full Story

​Coastal rivers full of kings

salmon, by Mike Coopman
Fishing the North Coast by Kenny Priest
10/20/16 -- Last week’s deluge was just what our rivers — and our salmon — badly needed. From the Chetco to the Eel, all of the rivers saw huge flow increases, allowing the late run of fall kings to make their way from the estuaries... Full Story

Klamath Salmon Fishing Quota Nearly Met

Klamath River, CDFW photo
10/20/16 -- North coast anglers are about to meet their seasonal salmon quota in another popular spot, triggering new restrictions on the Trinity River fishery. Monitoring efforts show that anglers above Cedar Flat on the Trinity River will... Full Story

Female Bear Attacked S. California Man

10/19/16 -- Investigators from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) have concluded the investigation of a bear attack on a Southern California man last Monday. CDFW is unable to confirm the current location of the bear.... Full Story

Deer virus confirmed in Coos County

10/19/16 -- Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife biologists confirmed one Coos County black-tailed deer died from a viral infection and suspect several others succumbed to the same disease this past summer. Adenovirus Hemorrhagic Disease... Full Story

CDFW Opens Registration for Nature Bowl

10/18/16 -- Registration is now open for the 32nd annual Nature Bowl, an activity-based competition for elementary school students held annually each spring. Coordinated by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) in partnership... Full Story

2017 Fisheries Habitat Restoration Proposal

10/18/16 -- The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) Watershed Restoration Grants Branch will hold a public meeting to discuss its Draft Fisheries Habitat Restoration 2017 Proposal Solicitation Notice (FHR 2017 PSN).... Full Story

Fishing slow on the Trinity last week

Trinity River Report by E.B. Duggan
10/17/16 -- Quotas for the Lower and Upper Trinity of adult Chinook salmon will be met by October 21st according to Sara Borok, environmental scientist for the Klamath / Trinity River Basin at CDFW. The Upper and Lower Trinity River shall reach... Full Story

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