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Happy Thanksgiving...

Sacramento NW refuge birds on the move

Sacramento NWR, photo courtesy of USFWS
11/25/14 -- Waterfowl counts on the Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge Complex are up on the order of 20 percent over 2013 but down about the same percentage from a month ago, according to the Mid-November SNWRC waterfowl... Full Story

Coastal Rivers: fresh water; fresh kings

By Jeff Goodwin
11/26/14 -- Once again, we are finding rapidly changing water conditions on our northern California and southern Oregon rivers. Last week's storms gave the coastal rivers another shot of much needed water. This week, anglers were... Full Story

Disaster Preparedness Strategies – Part II

NASA image depicting solar storm impacting earth’s geomagnetic field.
By Capt. William E. Simpson, USMM
11/25/14 -- Editor’s Note: This is the second in a series of Disaster Preparedness articles written by Capt. William E. Simpson, USMM. The first was an attempt to simplify the subject of disaster preparedness by focusing on risk... Full Story

Are Ducks In Heaven?

Don Webster, Illustration by Everett D. Wilson
By Don E. Webster
11/24/14 -- [Author’s Note: Inevitably, this time of year causes me to reminisce about the many great experiences I've had in the outdoors, many of which were spent in the marshes with friends. I'd like to share a chapter from... Full Story

Comparing PC’s Commercial Fisheries

Salmon fising boats, photo by FISHBIO
By Erin Loury, FISHBIO
11/24/14 -- Earlier this year, we reported on the economic contribution of California's salmon fishery in a two-part Fish Report (Putting A Price Tag On Nature, Part 1 and Part 2). Our findings came as a surprise to many of our readers... Full Story

First Day of Boating!

Charlie Garcia, Water Recreation,, Photo Contest
Folsom Lake, California photo by Charlie Garcia

There is always water somewhere nearby in N. California and S. Oregon. Water equals fun in many ways. Photos like this prove our point. How do you enjoy the water? Anyone can add to our collection by visiting our Buddy Photos Water Recreation Photo Gallery.

Mad River, Humboldt County

Seals vs salmon, Casey Allen, Mad River, Humboldt County,

At certain times harbor seals can feast on salmon. This pair was spotted in the Mad River in December of 2011. The seals eventually devoured the fish and attracted a frenzy of seagulls diving for scraps. Photo by Casey Allen  More Wild Rivers/North Coast photos   

Surprise Valley -- A Land of Contrasts and Extremes

Surprise Valley from Warner Mountains, Jean Bilodeaux

By Jean Bilodeaux
Travelers crossing the high desert plateau south of Lakeview, Oregon, or east of Alturas, Calif., become lulled by the miles of sagebrush and rolling hills. Many are not prepared for what awaits them as they crest Cedar Pass... Full Story

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Northern California Fishing News, Northern California Hunting Reports

Fishing News

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So many places to visit and so little time, but if you scan
these pages you'll know in advance what lies ahead and what
not to miss in the almost-mythical State of Jefferson.
Buddy Photos

You are there! Towering mountains, vast valleys, unique shorelines. Land, water and air bursting with life. Opportunity presents itself. Llghting is right. Click! An image is captured for the ages.

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A preview of coming attractions...if you are planning a trip to this area be forewarned: What photographers have captured will whet your appetite for what will be an outdoor journey filled with wonders.  

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Don't let anything come between you and a wonderful weekend, vacation or or auto tour in this region. The fine product and services providers listed here will have what you need to enjoy your visit.  

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