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Commercial Dungeness crab season delayed
by ODFW, NOVEMBER 17, 2017


The traditional Dec. 1 opening of the commercial Dungeness crab season will be delayed until at least Dec. 16 along the entire Oregon coast as testing shows crabs are too low in meat yield.  The ocean commercial Dungeness crab season in Oregon is targeted to open Dec. 1, but can be delayed to ensure a high-quality product to consumers and avoid wastage of the resource....
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How to Find Youth Hunt Opportunities
California Outdoors Q&A
Carrie Wilson, NOVEMBER 16, 2017



Question: My 11-year-old daughter recently passed her hunter education class. We are both really excited! We live just outside Yuba City and we are looking for opportunities to go duck hunting. I am an amateur and I don’t really know what I’m doing. We have the basics, even a dozen decoys, but I’m a little intimidated about taking her to the refuges...
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Rain and fresh kings both in the forecast
Kenny Priest
by Kenny Priest, NOVEMBER 16, 2017

Chetco River

A series of rain storms moved across the North Coast late last week bringing sizable rises to the Chetco and Smith rivers over the weekend. With off and on rain in the forecast, both rivers will be up and down through the week and into the weekend. With the increase in flows, the rivers should see a pretty good influx...
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Highlights of ODFW Recreation Report
by ODFW, NOVEMBER 16, 2017


#OptOutside on black Friday #OptOutside on black Friday, Nov. 24, with the help of FREE FISHING. On Friday and Saturday (Nov.25) you won’t need a license, tag or endorsement to fish, crab or clam anywhere in Oregon that’s open to fishing. Check the weekly Recreation Report, and follow us on social media to learn more about upcoming opportunities. Cold, wet forecasts brighten duck hunting prospects Several...
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The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is seeking information relevant to a proposal to list the Cascades Frog as an endangered or threatened species. The Cascades Frog (Rana cascadae) inhabits a variety of habitats such as large lakes, ponds, wet meadows and streams at mid- to high-elevations range from the Klamath-Trinity region, along the Cascades Range axis in the...
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My Best Friend Always Wears a Fur Coat
The Outdoor Edge
by Don Webster, NOVEMBER 12, 2017



Like many waterfowlers, I’ve been around hunting dogs as long as I can remember. More than likely, when I came home from the hospital as a newborn, there was a hunting dog of some sort riding with me and my mother in the back of my grandfather’s 38 Plymouth sedan. The first hair to grace my bald, infant scalp was...
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