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How to measure abalone and avoid a ticket

Abalone must be measured with a fixed-caliper measuring gauge capable of accurately measuring seven inches (CDFW staff photo)
California Outdoors Q&A by Carrie Wilson
10/30/14 -- I know a guy who was abalone diving off his kayak recently and took three nice abalone that all measured around nine inches. He was diving for the big abs and so was using a 9-inch gauge, but had his required... Full Story

La Barranca Unit opens on Sac. River

10/30/14 -- On November 1, 2014, the Sacramento River National Wildlife Refuge will open an additional 147 acres on the La Barranca Unit for the following recreational uses: hunting, fishing, photography, wildlife observation... Full Story

Preparedness Simplified

A lonely spot in the forest, by Capt. William E. Simpson
By Capt. William E. Simpson II - USMM
10/29/14 -- As an author in the field of disaster preparedness, naturally I read a lot of what’s out there in the way of advice, and there’s plenty; some good and some bad. In fact, there is too much info in my opinion, which leaves... Full Story

My Elk Hunt

Taylor Wulfing, 11 years, with his huge bull
By Taylor Wulfing 
10/29/14 -- After 3 years of putting in for a New Mexico elk tag, I’d gotten a once in a lifetime tag. The trip from Nevada to New Mexico seemed to last forever. When we got there we set up camp. When that was taken...  Full Story

Ham on the Hoof

On the Trail with Gary Lewis

When deer, elk, waterfowl and upland game bird seasons have come and gone, put some pork in the crosshairs. We were climbing a steep gravel ranch road in Charlie’s Toyota when we saw it, as big as a full-grown...Full Story

Boil water, cook meals without power or fossil fuels!

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StoveTec 2-Door Deluxe Rocket Stove
Get off the grid! Break your dependency on fossil fuels! Stop lugging heavy propane bottles! Cook meals, boil water for drinking, sanitize cookware more efficiently and be ready for emergencies or a better backyard or camp experience!... More Information

Cheeseville Buck

Cheeseville Buck
Cheeseville, Scott Valley, California photo by Mel Fechter

Wildlife is plentiful in Northern California and Southern Oregon yet it is easy to miss. Fortunately, images like this one are available for all to see. You  are invited to enjoy and add to this collection by visiting our Buddy Photos Wildlife Gallery

'Rainy Falls Brings a Good Catch'

Rainy Falls, Rogue River, Oregon Photo by TJ Orton
Rainy Falls, Rogue River, Oregon Photo by TJ Orton

Watch this space every day for a photo shared with us by an OutdoorBuddy. You can be an OutdoorBuddy, too. Do you have a favorite outdoor photo taken somewhere in Northern California or Southern Oregon?...Share it!

The Rogue River -- One of Southern Oregon's greatest riches

By Dane Johnson
The Rogue River, flowing 215 miles through Southwestern Oregon to the Pacific Ocean, one of the original eight rivers named to the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act of 1968, is a sight to see. Starting near Crater Lake, it flows west through four counties all the way to Gold Beach. It’s famous for its salmon runs, steelhead fishing, whitewater rafting, hiking and the beautiful scenery along its long, winding path.

Rogue River, MyOutdoorBuddy.com
After Mt. Mazama’s eruption, now known as Crater Lake, the Rogue River was buried. It flowed underground for hundreds of years before eventually emerging and connecting to the old Rogue which has flowed through this area for millions of years.

A mini gold rush during the mid-1800s made this part of Jackson County the most populous area during that era; you can still find old mines throughout these Gold Hills, however they are old, creaky and could collapse at any time. More Rogue River


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Northern California and Southern Oregon offer superb fresh and saltwater fishing. Before you make a trip, make sure you have
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If you like to explore the great outdoors your choices are essentially infinite in Northern California and Southern Oregon. Use our news pages to plan your next outing!

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Destinations

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.
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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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