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The mule deer was named for its large ears that along with its nose are its first line of defense.


 



Saltwater use of dead carp
California Outdoors Q&A
Carrie Wilson, SEPTEMBER 1, 2017



Question: Many lakes want people to catch and remove carp yet they cannot be disposed of on site, and many people do not eat them. I have used cut carp in the Imperial Valley for catfish and it has amazingly tough skin that sometimes has to be cut off the hook. I would like those properties for shark/ray bait when casting...
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Determining creek and river boundaries during closed seasons
California Outdoors Q&A
Carrie Wilson, SEPTEMBER 1, 2017



Question: When a stream, river or creek is closed year-round or has a closed season, how do you determine the boundary between the closed creek, stream or river, and the river it flows into? Water flows can change on a daily basis depending on dam releases, rain, snowmelt etc. I see the regulation for flows from rivers/creeks into lakes (CCR Title...
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Nonlead Shot Required for Eurasian Collared-Doves?
California Outdoors Q&A
Carrie Wilson, SEPTEMBER 1, 2017



Question: I am preparing my gear for the Sept. 1 dove opener and am wondering if I have to use nonlead shot for Eurasian collared-doves since they are a nonnative species with no season or limit? Do I have to carry two types of shells – lead and nonlead – to hunt both mourning doves and Eurasian collared-doves on the opener?...
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Upper Snake River opens to fall Chinook fishing today
by ODFW, SEPTEMBER 1, 2017
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The upper Snake River will open to hatchery fall Chinook fishing on Friday, Sept. 1. The river will be open from the Oregon – Washington border to the deadline below Hells Canyon Dam and will remain open until Oct. 31, or until a closure is announced. In addition, the reach from Cliff Mountain Rapid (at river mile 246.7) upstream to the...
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With the onset of fall salmon seasons, ODFW wants to remind anglers to check salmon and steelhead angling regulations for Oregon coastal bays and rivers. Anglers should note there are no wild coho seasons or expanded Two-Rod Validations in place this year. Overall, regulations for coastal rivers and bays remain as shown in the 2017 Oregon Sport Fishing Regulations. Any changes resulting...
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ODFW Weekly Recreation Report
by ODFW, SEPTEMBER 1, 2017


The great NW fall salmon migration is in full swing Salmon fishermen are out in force as Chinook continue their migration from the ocean into the Columbia River and its tributaries. This week there were more boats between Tongue Point and Bonneville Dam than in the estuary around Buoy 10, as these signature NW game fish move from the river mouth...
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