Headline News from Northern California & Southern Oregon


Pacific halibut flying over the rails
Kenny Priest
by Kenny Priest, JULY 13, 2018

Eureka Coast

The Pacific halibut bite all along the North Coast has been nothing short of spectacular this week. Since last Thursday when the ocean finally calmed, limits have been the rule. “It’s as good as I’ve seen it,” said Tim Klassen of Reel Steel Sport Fishing. “There’s been quite a few caught at the Cape in shallow water while rock fishing,...
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ODFW will host the second annual S3DA Triple Crown archery tournament Aug. 4 at the Archery Park, EE Wilson Wildlife Area (2955 Camp Adair Rd, Monmouth). The competition is open to all ages and the cost is $10, payable by cash or check on site at the event. Participants need to bring their own equipment (no broadheads or crossbows) and will shoot in...
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Klamathon Catastrophic Wildfire - Day 7
Preparedness & Survival
by Capt. William E. Simpson, JULY 12, 2018

With the dawn of the seventh day, the Klamathon Catastrophic Wildfire situation reports were looking promising. Nevertheless, this catastrophic wildfire had injured at least 3 people and killed one. This fast moving fire torched nearly 37,000 acres and about 2,500 acres of that was in the Soda Mountain Wilderness Area.  According to CAL-FIRE (7-11-18; 7:27 AM):  "Minimal fire behavior was observed last night...
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Public meetings to discuss 2019 Big Game Hunting Regulations are being held around southern Oregon. Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife biologists will discuss proposed changes for the 2019 hunting season and proposals to simplify regulations, including one to change the Southwest first-come, first served spring bear hunt to a controlled hunt consistent with all other spring bear hunts in Oregon. Public comment...
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Now is a great time to learn or brush up on shotgun shooting skills before bird hunting opens in September. ODFW will host several shotgun skills workshops in Gervais, Portland and near Corvallis during July and August. The cost is $12 per participant, which is due when registering. Workshops are family-friendly with all ages welcome, though anyone under age 18 needs...
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The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is offering a drawing for an apprentice deer hunt for junior license holders on the Chimineas Unit of the Carrizo Plains Ecological Reserve. The two-day buck hunt, which is being offered in cooperation with the Avenales Sportsmen’s Club (ASC) and the Chimineas Ranch Foundation (CRF), will be held on Sept. 15 and 16 on the...
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