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Whiskeytown Update
Ramblings
by John Higley, AUGUST 15, 2018

Whiskeytown Reservoir

Until you’ve seen it first hand, it’s hard to imagine the devastation caused by the Carr Fire which started near Whiskeytown Reservoir on July 23 and burned in Shasta and Trinity counties.  At this writing, more than a thousand homes in west Redding and surrounding communities have been destroyed. With so much structure damage, and more than 200,000 acres charred,...
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The California Department of Fish and Wildlife’s (CDFW) Shared Habitat Alliance for Recreational Enhancement (SHARE) program will provide public access for hunting on properties in Colusa, Merced, Santa Barbara and Solano counties this fall. For the first time, SHARE will offer deer, quail and dove hunts on a new property in Santa Barbara County. Harrington Farms is 785 acres of farmland...
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It’s no secret that most of California’s waterways have been extensively modified to safeguard valuable agricultural lands, public infrastructure, and private property. In the Sacramento Valley, the transformation from frequently flooded grasslands and marshes into farmlands and cities fortified by levees began in earnest about 100 years ago with the passage of the Flood Control Act. Now, about 1,000 miles of largely monotonous, riprapped...
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Events in Central Point, Corvallis, Eugene, Irrigon/Umatilla, John Day, Klamath Falls, La Grande, Madras, Portland/Sauvie Island, The Dalles (Tygh Valley) Youth hunters (age 17 and under) can sign up now for ODFW’s free pheasant hunts happening around the state in September. The events are being held in, Central Point, Corvallis, Eugene, Irrigon/Umatilla, John Day, Klamath Falls, La Grande, Madras, Portland/Sauvie Island, The...
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Youth hunters (age 17 and under) can sign up now for ODFW’s free pheasant hunts happening around the state in September. The events are being held in, Central Point, Corvallis, Eugene, Irrigon/Umatilla, John Day, Klamath Falls, La Grande, Madras, Portland/Sauvie Island, The Dalles (Tygh Valley). See dates below and register online (see Register for a Class/Youth Upland Hunts), at a license sales agent or at...
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The central Oregon coast all-depth halibut fishery will open Friday and Saturday, Aug. 17-18 fishery managers announced today. A little over half of the allocation (27,193 pounds) for the central Oregon Coast subarea remains available for harvest and the fishery could open every other Friday and Saturday until Oct. 31, unless the remaining quota is caught first. The central Oregon nearshore season is open seven days a...
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