Headline News from Northern California & Southern Oregon


About four years ago, ODFW extended the Mourning dove hunting season from 30 to 60 days, as part of a larger federal district change out west. Since that time, little to no change has been recorded in terms of harvest dynamics. According to Migratory Game Bird Coordinator, Brandon Reishus in Salem, the harvest is “still occurring within the first 15-days” of...
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The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is now accepting online reservations for docent-led tours of sandhill cranes and their wetland habitat at the Woodbridge Ecological Reserve in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, just west of Lodi in San Joaquin County. The late-afternoon tours run from Oct. 6 through February 2019. They are offered the first, second and third Saturdays and Sundays of...
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State wildlife biologists ask successful hunters to donate a wing and tail for research. The season for both forest grouse is Sept. 1, 2018 through Jan. 31, 2019 statewide. Mountain quail season is open Sept. 1-Jan. 31 in western Oregon, Hood River and Wasco Counties and Oct. 6-Jan. 31 in eastern Oregon counties with a season (Crook, Grant, Wheeler, Gilliam, Klamath, Umatilla, Morrow...
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Oregon’s recreational summer all-depth halibut season in the Central Coast subarea has ended for the year, as not enough halibut quota or yelloweye rockfish bycatch allowance remains for any additional all-depth openings. The remaining all-depth quota will be transferred to the nearshore fishery (inside of the 40-fathom line) for the Central Coast subarea which remains open seven days per week. Anglers may...
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The Fish and Wildlife Commission meets Friday, Sept. 14 in Bandon at the Bandon Community Center, 1200 W 11th Street SW. The meeting begins at 8 a.m. and follows this agenda. The Commission will be adopting big game hunting and sport fishing regulations for 2019. The major changes being proposed for big game hunting are related to an effort to simplify regulations first announced in late May...
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Rogue Bay Reigns King for Chinook
Southern Oregon
by Larry Ellis, SEPTEMBER 7, 2018

Rogue Bay

Salmon fishing in most Oregon rivers and estuaries has been somewhat lackluster as far as August and September goes.  At the northern end of the state, Buoy 10 was only so-so at best and Tillamook Bay wasn't far behind. But when it comes to the southern end of Oregon, I would rate the Rogue Bay a solid 10 for Chinook ranging...
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