Headline News from Northern California & Southern Oregon


The group behind the creation of our national forest system - the Boone and Crockett Club - today applauds Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI) for introducing legislation to improve the highly-regarded Good Neighbor Authority. The new bill titled the Good Neighbor Authority Improvement Act will strengthen the Forest Service's ability to partner with states on forest health...
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While many of the more than 63,000 boats damaged as a result of 2017 hurricanes will be repaired and have more years of life on the water, some used boat buyers in 2018 could end up with storm-damaged lemons. The nation’s largest advocacy, services and safety group for recreational boaters, Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS), cautions used...
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Oregon anglers head to California to get the groundfish limits
Southern Oregon
by Larry Ellis, DECEMBER 16, 2017

Crescent City Coast

The lack of precipitation on the southern Oregon and northern California coastline has created a mini-drought situation in rivers like California's Smith, or Oregon's Winchuck and Chetco Rivers, which are dropping and clearing to Sparkletts-water visibility. At the time of this writing, the Chetco was nearing the 1,000 cfs mark and was still predicted to be on-the-drop during the middle of...
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The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is offering a special apprentice youth waterfowl hunt at the Grizzly Island Wildlife Area in Solano County on Wednesday, Dec. 27 – a rare, midweek hunt for young hunters during their holiday break from school. The 12 blinds in the Crescent Unit of the wildlife area will be closed and available only to junior hunting...
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Hetch Hetchy
Backcountry Travels
by Phil Akers, DECEMBER 15, 2017

Hetch Hetchy Reservoir

According to visitation statistics from the National Park Service, a record five million people experienced Yosemite last year. Of these visitors, nearly 75% opt for the fair-weather months – many to see the majestic waterfalls – and most don’t venture outside of Yosemite Valley. Breaking things down, only 3% of all Yosemite visitors make the trip during the months of...
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Why Do I Need to Report the Number of Days I Hunted?
California Outdoors Q&A
Carrie Wilson, DECEMBER 14, 2017

Question: Why does the deer harvest report questionnaire ask about the number of days spent hunting? Why is this question important? What is the purpose of this information? (A.J.) Answer: Your timing is perfect, as the deer tag reporting deadline of Jan. 31 is fast approaching. Deer tag reporting is now mandatory for all deer tag holders, successful or not. Successful deer tag...
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