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Fall Turkey Season Coming Up
by John Higley, NOVEMBER 6, 2017

Okay guys, the annual fall turkey season is almost upon us.  It begins on November 11 and will run until December 10.  The limit is one turkey of either sex per day--two per season.  After an unproductive deer season, at least for me, I am looking forward to hunting turkeys because I know where a few of them are, and that’s the first...
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From the Institute for Fisheries Resources [Originally posted on Maven's Notebook Nov. 2, 2017] Today four commercial fisheries organizations filed a lawsuit accusing the California State Water Resources Control Board (the Water Board) of failing to fulfill their responsibility to protect clean water and public trust resources in the Bay Delta and Central Valley. At issue is the state’s failure to list long-suffering Delta...
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Chetco River Opens for all Salmon Techniques
Southern Oregon
by Larry Ellis, NOVEMBER 4, 2017

Chetco River

Today, November 4, the Chetco River up to the salmon deadline at Nook Creek will open up to all legal forms of fishing. Up until November 4, the section of the Chetco from rivermile 2.2 up to Nook Creek was open under a "bobber only" or "fly fishing only" anti-snagging restriction.  Now, you can plunk, pull plugs, back-bounce roe or use any other...
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Today the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) Director Charlton H. Bonham lifted a portion of the commercial fishery closure around Anacapa Island east of 119°30.000’ W. longitude and north of 34°00.000’ N. latitude as recommended by state health agencies. According to the notice from the Director of the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessments (OEHHA), sampling of spiny lobster and...
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Halloween may be over, but ODFW still has some treats, so take those kids away from the candy bowl this weekend and into the great outdoors for some excellent trout fishing. Reservoirs in Jackson, Josephine and Curries counties are stocked this week and next with trophy-sized trout (12 to 15 inches) and legal-sized rainbows. Some lakes will also be stocked with...
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PREVIEW News Release from Oregon State Police  Preview posted on FlashAlert: November 2nd, 2017 9:56 AM n October 27, 2017 at about 11:30AM, an OSP Fish and Wildlife Trooper and an Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife Biologist responded to the report of an elk hunter, who had self-reported shooting a wolf in Union County. The two responded to the hunter's camp in the...
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