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Lakeview, Lake County
The mule deer was named for its large ears that along with its nose are its first line of defense.


The Commission voted unanimously to further adjust Columbia River salmon fisheries rules today along the following lines: Spring Chinook 80/20 sport/commercial allocation of allowable ESA impacts. Commercial priority to off-channel large-mesh gillnet fisheries not constrained by run-size buffer. Mainstem commercial fisheries only occurring with tangle net gear after the run update if remaining impact balances allow. Summer Chinook 80/20 sport/commercial allocation of...
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There’s a pot of gold in Empire Lakes
by ODFW, MARCH 17, 2017
Empire Lakes

 The pot of gold isn’t at the end of the rainbow; it’s swimming in Empire Lakes. A $50 VISA gift card goes home with anglers who catch a specially tagged rainbow trout here. Anglers who harvest trout with a specially marked four-digit tag number will receive a $50 VISA gift card when the tag is brought to the Charleston ODFW Field...
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 Artists are invited to compete in the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife’s 2018 Habitat Conservation Stamp, Waterfowl Stamp and Upland Game Bird Stamp art competitions. Collector’s stamps and other promotional materials are produced from first place artwork and each winning artist receives $2,000. Entries are accepted between 8 a.m. August 25 to 5 p.m., September 29, 2017 at ODFW headquarters, 4034 Fairview...
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2017 Cal 100 Race CANCELLED
by SRPT, MARCH 17, 2017
Sacramento River

Due to a variety of factors and influences we have decided, with our partners, to cancel the 2017 California 100 Paddle Race and associated clinics. This decision was not arrived at lightly. Our organization has been preserving, protecting, and enhancing the natural values of the Sacramento River since 1984. Due to recent events: staff changes and other major river related...
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A section of the Elk River Trail in the Headwaters Forest Reserve, near Eureka, is temporarily closed due to muddy conditions.  The access restriction begins about three miles from the trailhead parking area. The Bureau of Land Management is issuing a temporary closure to protect public safety and to prevent trail damage. The restriction will be lifted when conditions improve this...
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Moving crab pots that have become navigational hazards?
California Outdoors Q&A
Carrie Wilson, MARCH 16, 2017

Question: Can I pick up and remove a crab pot that is a navigational hazard and/or has significant line floating on the surface? (Daniel) Answer: No, it is unlawful to “disturb, move or damage any trap that belongs to another person that is marked with a buoy identification number or unless the person has written permission in possession from the owner of the...
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