Headline News from Northern California & Southern Oregon

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The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) seeks public comments on two separate requests to provide exemptions from the state‚Äôs fish passage requirements. Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) owns and manages these culverts. Comments are due by October 9, 2017. ODOT plans to repair two culverts located on OR 34 (Alsea Highway) at mile posts 4.2 and 8.7 in Lincoln County...
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ODFW is currently accepting applications for two positions on the statewide board for the Access and Habitat Program. Apply by Monday, Oct. 9, 2017 using the Board Application document on the Access and Habitat Get Involved webpage to be considered. All positions are volunteer. People with an interest and experience in forestry, agriculture or ranching, and hunting and wildlife conservation are encouraged to apply. Applicants...
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ODFW is seeking a candidate to represent agricultural interests on the state’s Fish Screening Task Force. Apply by Oct. 13 using the Fish Screening Task Force Member application form found on the Fish Screening program website. Submit the completed application via email to tracy.d.wyllie@state.or.us or mail to Tracy Wyllie, 4034 Fairview Industrial Drive SE, Salem, OR 97302. The ODFW Fish Screening Program helps water users install and...
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Cascade Elk: Access Issues and Low Odds Persist
by Jason Haley, SEPTEMBER 19, 2017

Expect more of the same this year in the southern Cascades, according to ODFW’s Mark Vargas in Medford. Winter was “harsh” but it didn’t affect elk. The October snow storms didn’t increase the harvest, either, despite deer hunters taking advantage. The Butcher Shop in Eagle Point was inundated with over 200 deer, but few elk. Elk harvest was steady, but...
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Feather River Hatchery Salmon Ladder Now Open
by CDFW, SEPTEMBER 18, 2017
Feather River

The fish ladder at Feather River Hatchery in Oroville opened Monday, Sept. 18, signaling the start of the spawning season on the Feather River. California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) hatchery workers opened the gates in the ladder about 8 a.m. Normally more than 3 million spring-run eggs and 12 million fall-run eggs are taken over the next two months in order...
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Commission adopts 2018 Big Game Regulations
by ODFW, SEPTEMBER 18, 2017

The Fish and Wildlife Commission adopted Big Game Regulations when it met today in Welches, Ore. There are a few changes including shifts in season dates. The Commission updated language to make it clearer that mechanical and moveable blades are not lawful to use for archery hunting. The Commission declined to expand the prohibition on night vision optics until they further explore...
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