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Let Them Shoot 20 GA. Guns
The Outdoor Edge
by Don Webster, NOVEMBER 1, 2017



On occasion, during the advance of old age, practicality and common sense meet up with reality. No doubt about it. It's a beautiful thing. During my 74 years, I've covered countless fields, hills, dales, bogs, and marshes for over five decades with a scattergun. I might argue that with  age and experience, I have earned the credibility of a tenured, silver-haired,...
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The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is offering waterfowl hunting opportunities at the Eden Landing Ecological Reserve (ELER) in Hayward during the 2017-18 season. The reserve includes former commercial salt ponds now managed by CDFW as low-salinity water bird habitat and areas restored to full tidal action. Access to ELER for waterfowl hunting will be open for 100 hunters...
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Human Caused Wildfires
Before and After
by Don Stec, OCTOBER 30, 2017



This past year, wildfires have been one of the great concerns throughout the state of California. We often hear weather reports of approaching thunder storms and lightning strikes.  Then, we hear the reports of fires.  It seems the general consensus among the public is; the majority of wildfires are caused by lightning.  At least this is the opinion I get...
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Department of Interior Changes Mind
Trinity River Fishing
by E.B. Duggan, OCTOBER 29, 2017

Trinity River

Earlier this week, the Department of Interior came out with a news release. Interior spokesman, Russell Newell, made a news release that stated that the Department of Interior would not support Gov. Browns’ water project “The Twin Tunnels” that is to replace a system that pulls water south through the delta using giant pumps that harm fish. Later, spokesman Newell...
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Wild Pheasant Hunting Season Opener Nears
by CDFW, OCTOBER 29, 2017


The second weekend of November brings a popular tradition for many families in California – the opening of pheasant season. Although the overall wild pheasant population has been decreasing in recent years and the number of hunt days has been reduced on some wildlife areas, opportunities are still available on state-managed lands. The 2017 general pheasant season will open Saturday, Nov. 11...
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See salmon spawning in local rivers
by ODFW, OCTOBER 29, 2017


Oregonians in the southern part of the state have a unique wildlife viewing opportunity to watch fall Chinook salmon spawn in local rivers. Peak spawning is now through mid-December depending on the river. Practice good wildlife viewing etiquette by watching from a short distance without disturbing the fish or walking on redds (nests). Binoculars can be handy. Note that viewing conditions...
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