Headline News from Northern California & Southern Oregon

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


There will be ocean salmon fishing this Labor Day weekend when the area from Leadbetter Point to Cape Falcon reopens on Sunday, Sept. 2 to Monday, Sept. 3. The daily bag limit will be two salmon per day -- two hatchery coho, two Chinook, or one of each. Minimum sizes are 24-inches for Chinook and 16-inches for coho. This area of the coast...
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The Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA) and ODFW announce a portion of the coast has closed for recreational mussel harvesting due to elevated levels of domoic acid. Recreational mussel harvesting is closed from the south jetty of the Coquille River to the California border. Recreational mussel harvesting remains open from the Columbia River to the south jetty of the Coquille River. Recreational...
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CDFW Announces Angling Closure at the Mouth of the Klamath River
by CDFW, SEPTEMBER 1, 2018
Klamath River - Upper - OR

The spit fishery at the mouth of the Klamath River will be closed to angling at 11:59 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 3. Based on California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) projections of the recreational fall Chinook salmon harvest, anglers will have met the “spit area” adult fall Chinook quota of 15 percent of the total Klamath River Basin allotment by that time. Meeting...
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Forest grouse hunters should have a banner year in southwest Oregon and state wildlife biologists ask successful hunters to donate a wing and tail for research. The season for both forest grouse and mountain quail in western Oregon opens September 1and runs through January 31, 2019. Hunters should look for bright blue collection barrels placed at major road junctions or highways in hunting...
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Hunting Deer and Elk Out of State
by CDFW, AUGUST 31, 2018

Question: Two hunting buddies and I were drawn to hunt elk for the first time in Colorado. We are planning a trip the second week in October. This will be our first out-of-state trip. What should I know, and how do I go about keeping all of my paperwork in order to make sure everything is legal when I come back?...
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For the second year in a row, daily bag limits for hatchery summer steelhead will be reduced to one fish per day for the Snake River and tributaries in the Grande Ronde and Imnaha River basins when the season opens on Saturday, Sept. 1. The decision to initially reduce the bag limit corresponds with historically low Columbia River steelhead counts observed in...
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