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Woodley Island Marina, Humboldt County
Dawn always brings the promise of a new day but dawn over a marina brings hopes of a good catch.


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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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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More rain, then sun for the week
Trinity River Fishing
by E.B. Duggan, JANUARY 21, 2019

Trinity River - Willow Creek Weir

More rain and then some sunshine sounds great. This makes for more water storage, just what we need. One little thing, Governor Newson plans to try and add another 300,000 homes to California to try to help solve the housing shortage. Now add to that the 60,000 or more homes lost to the fires we are talking another 300,000AF (acre...
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 Artists are invited to compete in the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife’s 2020 Habitat Conservation Stamp, Waterfowl Stamp and Upland Game Bird Stamp art competitions. Collector’s stamps, art prints and other promotional materials are produced from first place artwork with the winning artists in each contest receiving a $2,000 award. Entries can be delivered or shipped to ODFW headquarters between...
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Chetco River Steelhead Fair - Lower Rogue River Kicking Out Steel
Southern Oregon
by Larry Ellis, JANUARY 19, 2019

Rogue Bay

Last week, anglers on the Chetco River had to settle for steelhead fishing rated as fair, which is better than the slow days that have haunted the best of fishing guides in recent weeks. But, with another storm lurking on the horizon, who knows what the fishing will be like next week after the high water starts dropping and clearing.  One...
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Wildlife biologists from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) are investigating what appears to be a significant mortality event associated with respiratory disease among the San Gorgonio desert bighorn sheep population in Riverside County. CDFW has confirmed that at least 20 animals have died but suspects that total mortality may be greater. “The significance of this outbreak to the...
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