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Highway 96, Siskiyou County
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Be Prepared and Survive the Elements
by Frank Biggs, DECEMBER 6, 2017

Recently, there was an article published in Field & Stream (October 2017) about a father and son hunting and getting lost in the rugged Siskiyou Mountains of Oregon.  One never made it back… the other, his son, forgot his GPS and phone when heading back out to find his dad, he was lost for a number of days…  searchers finally located him! “From 1997-2016,...
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The Oregon Department of Agriculture and the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife announce that recreational crabbing is now open from the north jetty of the Coquille River to the Columbia River. An area from Tahkenitch Creek (north of Winchester Bay) to Cape Foulweather (north of Newport) was previously closed due to elevated domoic acid levels. Recent crab samples taken from...
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The Golden Gate Salmon Association (GGSA) hosted its 4th Annual Sonoma Dinner Thursday evening, November 9 at the Cornerstone Event Center.  The sold-out dinner honored Sonoma Valley dairy and wine farmers the Mulas Family who have been using recycled water for decades on their dairy farm and fields and led local firefighting efforts during the devastating wine country fires in October. The evening brought...
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"New" and "Used" Parts Are Not the Same!
Before and After
by Don Stec, DECEMBER 5, 2017

It is important to use the correct words when describing a problem with your motor vehicle.   Many people do not use the word “NEW” properly.  A new part is unused, factory fresh.  It has never been installed on another vehicle.  A “USED” part is a part that came off another vehicle, usually from a wrecked vehicle at a salvage yard....
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The new 2018 Oregon Sport Fishing and 2018 Oregon Big Game Hunting Regulations  should now be available at outdoor stores and ODFW offices, or find them online at eregulations.com or through our new recreation website MyODFW.com. As of Dec. 1, 2017, 2018 licenses and tags are also on sale at license sales agents, most ODFW offices, and online. Fishing and hunting licenses make great gifts, especially for...
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ODFW Recommends a Lower Marine Fish Bag Limit for 2018
Southern Oregon
by Larry Ellis, DECEMBER 2, 2017

Chetco River

Anglers of the salt have been chomping at the bit to catch a rockfish, kelp greenling or a lingcod ever since ODFW completely closed the groundfish fishery on September 8.  Well, fret not. Fishing for bottomfish will open up again come January 1. In my mind, this complete closure severely impacted local area businesses such as restaurants, motels, sporting goods stores, marine repair...
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