Headline News from Northern California & Southern Oregon


Get Ready for the Chetco Bubble Season
Southern Oregon
by Larry Ellis, SEPTEMBER 30, 2017

Chetco River

Salmon aficionados of the salt, get ready to sharpen your hooks and buy plenty of bait. In exactly one week, Oregon salmon buffs are going to finally get the chance to fish for Chinook salmon in the ocean on October 7-8 and on October 14-15. These two 2-day seasons, which are exactly one week apart, are the only times that local-area anglers will be...
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Making the Most of Your Deer Tag
by John Higley, SEPTEMBER 29, 2017

For a long time I’ve been thinking about the so called good-old-days with regard to deer hunting in this state. I started hunting deer in the dark ages of the 1950s when the entire state was open to anyone with a tag and there were lots more deer to hunt. Really. Since the 1970s herds have diminished a lot, and...
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ODFW Recreation Report
by ODFW, SEPTEMBER 29, 2017

[Editor's note: Congratulations to Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife for their newly redesigned website! ODFW has added eye-popping images to a more clearly defined format that is a joy to maneuver through, with an abundance of exciting display links to specific activities and locations. It's wild! https://myodfw.com/] Deer rifle opener this Saturday – Deadline for deer, bear, cougar tag Friday Oregon’s biggest...
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Why the Late Start Time for the Lobster Opener?
California Outdoors Q&A
Carrie Wilson, SEPTEMBER 28, 2017

Question: I’m going lobster diving with some friends on opening day this Saturday. I heard there was a change to the time we can get into the water? What is going on? (Daniel, San Diego) Answer: The California Code of Regulations Title 14, section 29.90, states that the open season for spiny lobsters runs “… from 6 a.m. on the Saturday preceding the...
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CDFW October 2017 Calendar
by CDFW, SEPTEMBER 28, 2017

Various Days — Guided Wetland Tours at Gray Lodge Wildlife Area, 3207 Rutherford Road, Gridley (95948). A wildlife naturalist will lead a group, school or organization on a half-mile route through diverse wetlands. General information includes wildlife identification, behavior patterns and conservation efforts. Tours can be customized to include requested information. The minimum group size is 18 people and reservations are...
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North Coast tuna still on the bite
Kenny Priest
by Kenny Priest, SEPTEMBER 28, 2017

Eureka Coast

With the warm water still within reach and a flat ocean forecasted for Wednesday, that’s all it took to spark the interest of some late-season tuna die-hards. Or at least one die-hard. Tim Klassen of Reel Steel Sport Fishing and a crew of anglers took a gamble and ran to the patch of water that’s held fish for a while...
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