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Tule Lake NWR, Modoc County
Healthy sandhill cranes have nothing to fear from coyotes when they can simply jump into the sky.


Man pleads guilty in unlawful mule deer case
by Oregon State Police, AUGUST 22, 2017

In March 2017, the Oregon State Police Fish & Wildlife Division received information a local man had taken two mule deer bucks without a valid controlled hunt tag for the Southern Oregon unit where the deer were shot and harvested. Based on the verifiable information OSP was provided, Troopers from the Springfield Patrol Office applied for and obtained a search warrant...
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Lessons From Kilarc
by John Higley, AUGUST 21, 2017

Kilarc Reservoir

Well, we did it again. Fearing summer was slipping away without enough fishing, my pal Russ Herrick and I bounced our way up the three mile long gravel road to Kilarc Reservoir, a 4.5 acre PG&E pond near Whitmore.  Actually, we go to Kilarc a lot, and I suppose that’s understandable.  If you live in Shasta County it doesn’t take very...
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Smoked Fish
Trinity River Fishing
by E.B. Duggan, AUGUST 20, 2017

Trinity River

The smoke in the valley is dependent upon the inversion layer as to how smokey the valley is. I can remember a few years back when the smoke was sooo bad in the valley from fires that the salmon you caught would be practically smoked by the time you got it back to camp or home. Lately the smoke from...
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The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is conducting an art contest to select the design for the state’s 2017-2018 upland game bird stamp. The California Upland Game Bird Stamp Art Contest is open to all U.S. residents ages 18 and over. Entries will be accepted from Oct. 30 through Nov.15. This year’s stamp will feature the Wilson’s snipe (Gallinago delicate),...
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Valley Heat Fuels Rogue Bay Fishery
Southern Oregon
by Larry Ellis, AUGUST 19, 2017

Rogue River

Sweltering hot temperatures in the Rogue Valley continue to heat up the lower Rogue River water, causing king salmon to stack up in the Rogue Bay. By the way, Chinook salmon and king salmon are the same creature only with different names. Fishing in the Rogue Bay slowed down somewhat on Wednesday, meaning that instead of guide boats limiting out in 3 hours, sometimes...
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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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