Headline News from Northern California & Southern Oregon


Oregon is among the first places to document the impacts of “ocean acidification”— what happens when human-produced carbon dioxide is absorbed by seawater, resulting in chemical reactions that change the water’s pH and make it more acidic. Oregon is meeting this problem head on, most recently with the convening of the Oregon Coordinating Council on Ocean Acidification and Hypoxia. Back in...
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The Spinnerbait Rig - The Rogue and Chetco Bays' Premier Setup
Southern Oregon
by Larry Ellis, SEPTEMBER 15, 2018

Rogue Bay

Fall is in the air, and Chinook in southern Oregon bays are falling for the spinnerbait/anchovy rig. If you know how to rig up a spinnerbait/anchovy rig properly, the chances are likely that you could be waltzing with a Star Chinook from the Chetco or Rogue bays. The Rogue bay, although it has lost some of its fire from recent weeks, is...
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An adult female cougar was shot and killed by wildlife officials at approximately. 3:15 p.m. today on the Hunchback Mtn Trail Area of Mt. Hood National Forest. The cougar’s carcass is now being transported by Oregon State Police to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Forensics Laboratory in Ashland. The laboratory will analyze evidence from the cougar killed today and compare it with...
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Portion of coast closes to razor clamming
SEPTEMBER 15, 2018
Umpqua River

The Oregon Department of Agriculture and the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife announce the closure of razor clam harvesting from the Umpqua River to the California border. Recent shellfish samples taken from the area indicate levels of the marine biotoxin domoic acid have risen above the alert level. Razor clamming remains open from Tillamook Head to the Umpqua River. Razor...
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The Fish and Wildlife Commission met Friday, Sept. 14 in Bandon at the Bandon Community Center, 1200 W 11th Street SW. The meeting began at 8 a.m. and followed this agenda. Director Melcher opened the meeting with an expression of sympathy for family and friends of Diana Bober, the hiker who lost her life in a cougar attack near Mt. Hood. The Commission adopted big game...
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To help reduce collisions, Caltrans and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife remind motorists to be on the lookout during Watch Out for Wildlife Week, which runs Sept. 16 – 22. “With every project we build, we look for innovative ways to protect drivers and wildlife,” said Caltrans Director Laurie Berman. “That can be as simple as installing flashing warning...
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