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Bubble Fishery Opens Today
Southern Oregon
by Larry Ellis, OCTOBER 7, 2017

Chetco River

Anglers have been chomping at the bit to fish for a salmon in the ocean. Recreational fishermen in southern Oregon will get their first chance to do that today, October 7 when the Chetco Fall Chinook State Waters Terminal Area Season opens one hour before sunrise. Also called the Chetco Bubble Fishery, the boundaries are from shore outward to 3-nautical miles,...
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Waterfowl Hunting Seasons Opening
by CDFW, OCTOBER 7, 2017

Hunters have a lot to look forward to this fall when the California waterfowl season opens. The season opens Saturday, Oct. 7 in the Northeastern California Zone and on Saturday, Oct. 21 in most other zones. “Habitat conditions look good in most areas and the majority of waterfowl populations continue to be at all-time highs,” said Melanie Weaver, Waterfowl Program Leader...
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What are the Abalone Regs for 2017?
California Outdoors Q&A
Carrie Wilson, OCTOBER 6, 2017

Question: What’s happening with abalone for this year? Does the season close at the end of October or November? And what is the season limit? (Dahn N., Benicia) Answer: Abalone populations in California have been in decline over the last few years due to unprecedented environmental and biological stressors, including warming ocean conditions and a dramatic reduction in kelp in many areas. Abalone...
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Eagle Lake Fishing Update
by Valerie Aubrey, OCTOBER 5, 2017
Eagle Lake

We got an update from Valerie Aubrey today. What a fun day on the pond with friends Larry & Peggy Snelling & grand daughter Adrianna! WooHoo! Fish Gods blessed us again!!...
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ODFW Recreation Report
by ODFW, OCTOBER 5, 2017

Deer hunting continues Rifle deer hunting continues throughout Oregon. Opening weekend was slow but cooler weather is expected to increase deer hunting activity. See reports below or the Big Game Hunting Forecast for what to expect. Upland bird, Zone 2 waterfowl open Oct. 7 Saturday is a big day for bird hunters with remaining upland bird seasons (pheasant, chukar, E Oregon quail) and Zone 2 duck seasons...
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Family fishing event Saturday at St. Louis Ponds
by ODFW, OCTOBER 5, 2017
St. Louis Ponds

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife will host a free family fishing event Saturday, Oct. 7 at St. Louis Ponds near Woodburn from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. ODFW will release more than 2,000 hatchery trout for the event, ranging in size from 8 to 13 inches. DFW will provide rods, reels and tackle and bait, on a first-come first-served basis, while supplies last....
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