Headline News from Northern California & Southern Oregon


Good Day On the Sacramento River
by John Higley, DECEMBER 13, 2018

Sacramento River - Upper

With the salmon season winding down on the Sacramento River I fervently hoped to get on the water at least one more time.  My idea was to have a little fun on my favorite northern California river, and introduce my adult daughter Meredith to river salmon fishing under the tutelage of guide Mike Bogue, who’s been guiding full time on...
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The Oregon Hunters Association is offering a $7,500 reward for information leading to an arrest in the case of a bull moose poached in Wallowa County, and area landowners are offering an LOP bull elk tag as part of the reward. Oregon State Police Fish and Wildlife Troopers are asking for the public’s assistance in locating and apprehending whoever is responsible...
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Stinky Salmon and Other Natural Fertilizers

From dying salmon, mighty redwoods grow. Scientists have long studied how the expansive, lush forests of the Pacific Northwest are nourished by an annual fertilizer boostprovided by migrating salmon. As salmon return from the ocean, where they can gain more than 98% of their body weight, they import a wealth of nutrients from their marine feeding grounds to the freshwater habitats of their birth. Stream networks...
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Make Your Own Steelhead Yarn Balls
Southern Oregon
by Larry Ellis, DECEMBER 10, 2018

Chetco River

Friday, December 21 marks the beginning of winter, and with a little bit of luck, the first big storm coinciding with the third week of winter usually ushers in the first large schools of winter steelhead.   Unfortunately, many south coast rivers like the Chetco River have been plagued with low-water conditions.  Thankfully, the Chetco received enough rain on three separate...
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Question: I am a senior citizen. I find it harder every duck season to lug my decoys and gear out to the hunting zones on our state wildlife areas and federal refuges. I know many of these areas allow hunters to take bicycles to and from the parking lots out to the field. Would I be able to use an electric...
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At their meeting in Salem on Friday, the Fish and Wildlife Commission approved rules for a new urban deer control program for cities experiencing problems from high urban deer populations. The rules are based on SB 373 passed by the 2017 Oregon Legislature, which called for the development of a pilot program to allow cities to reduce deer populations in areas...
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