Headline News from Northern California & Southern Oregon


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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The Oregon Department of Agriculture and the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife have extended the closure of ;recreational and commercial crabbing due to elevated levels of domoic acid. The new closure area is from the north jetty of Coos Bay, including the Coos Bay ;estuary, to the California border. The closure includes crab harvested in bays and estuaries, and...
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Hunting Near an Outhouse at a Trailhead
California Outdoors Q&A
Carrie Wilson, NOVEMBER 2, 2017

Question: My question is in regard to hunting near an outhouse located by a paved parking lot at a trailhead within the Cleveland National Forest. This parking lot has a pit toilet building only. I am well aware of the law that says you cannot shoot a firearm within 150 yards of an occupied building, but this outhouse is an obvious...
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Sport crab opens Saturday — domoic acid warning likely
Kenny Priest
by Kenny Priest, NOVEMBER 2, 2017

Humboldt County Coast

The ever-popular recreational Dungeness crab season is scheduled to open on time this year, and the season’s first crustaceans can be legally hauled from the salty waters of oceans and bays beginning Saturday morning. However, the California Department of Public Health could issue a health advisory on the sport season similar to the start of the 2016 season when they...
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ODFW Recreation Report
by ODFW, NOVEMBER 1, 2017

Deer and elk hunting General Rocky Mountain elk 2nd season opens Nov. 4-12. Conditions for big game hunting have improved with the rain. See reports below or the Big Game Hunting Forecast for what to expect. Zone 1 duck season Reopens Nov. 1 and continues through Jan. 28, 2018. Check out the waterfowl and upland bird harvest statistics at ODFW wildlife areas. Western fall turkey Western general season turkey...
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