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Tule Lake NWR, Modoc County
Healthy sandhill cranes have nothing to fear from coyotes when they can simply jump into the sky.


There’s a buzz of activity in the Yolo Bypass surrounding crucial habitat restoration projects. One project is essentially finished; another is under construction and four others are deep into the planning process. There is almost too much activity in the Yolo Bypass Basin these days to keep track. But when that means critical habitat restoration is occurring to help fish in one of...
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Metolius Pond, a new fishing pond for kids and disabled anglers on the grounds of the old Metolius Hatchery, is now open for fishing. The pond will be stocked regularly with trout from Wizard Falls Hatchery, providing an easier fishing opportunity in an area with no other stocked ponds. “Trout are difficult to catch in this area, as the Metolius River is...
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Klamath fall quotas begin Aug. 15
Kenny Priest
by Kenny Priest, AUGUST 9, 2018

Klamath River - Lower

The salmon rebuilding process is in full swing on the Klamath and Trinity Rivers. Following last year’s complete ocean and fall salmon river closures, we didn’t have anywhere to go but up. And that looks like exactly where we’re headed. The CDFW has forecasted roughly 93,500 adult fall-run kings will return to the Klamath basin this year, which is a...
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It is a great day when the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) adds graduates of the Wildlife Officer Academy to the ranks of its Law Enforcement Division. CDFW’s most recent Wildlife Officer Academy class will graduate Friday, Aug. 10, with a final inspection at noon and the formal ceremony beginning at 1 p.m. at the Paradise Performing Arts Center in Paradise. The...
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The Columbia River around the mouth of the Deschutes River will close to all fishing, including catch-and-release, beginning at 12:01 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 9 in order to protect summer steelhead that may be utilizing the cooler water provided by this tributary. At their Aug. 3 meeting, the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission directed ODFW staff to amend fishing regulations for...
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August 20 is the deadline to apply for the limited number of permits for controlled sage-grouse hunts in eastern Oregon. Results will be available August 31 for the season which runs September 8 – 16. Oregon hosts a very conservative sage-grouse hunting opportunity. While research shows a 10 percent harvest will not change the trajectory of a sage-grouse population, ODFW sets regulations annually...
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