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Hart Mountain, Lake County
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April 14: Fishing at Bass Pond
by BLM, MARCH 22, 2018
Bass Pond

Join California Department of Fish and Wildlife and BLM's Redding Field Office at Bass Pond in the Sacramento River Bend Outstanding Natural Area off Bend Ferry Road near Bend, California. The pond will be stocked with trout and volunteers will be available to help with questions about fishing. Free bait and limited loaner tackle will also be available. Registration will...
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Rain could put an end to steelhead season
Kenny Priest
by Kenny Priest, MARCH 22, 2018

Chetco River

Other than the Smith and Chetco, all of the coastal rivers are currently running a little high and off color. And with more storms barreling their way towards the North Coast, the end is in sight for the winter steelhead season. The barrage forecasted for the weekend is predicted to turn the coastal rivers into raging muddy messes. And with...
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ODFW is accepting applications for landowner and hunter representatives on one of Access & Habitat’s Regional Councils. Please apply by Monday, May 7, 2018 to be considered. Applicants should live or work in the region they want to represent (see map of regions). Duties of the position including participation in up to four public meetings each year in various communities in their region...
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Fish Tales with Monty Currier
Backcountry Travels
by Phil "Flip" Akers, MARCH 21, 2018

Whiskeytown Reservoir

I recently caught up with Monty Currier, Environmental Scientist with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW). Serving the Northern Region, Monty’s duties include Aquatic Education (Fish in the Classroom) /Public Outreach, Fishing in the City Program, reservoir research and fish stocking allocations for Shasta, Tehama, Modoc, Lassen, Humboldt, Del Norte, Mendocino, Trinity, and Siskiyou Counties. Also the district...
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San Diego area anglers and hunters can purchase their 2018 licenses, tags and Warden Stamps directly from California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) staff at the annual Fred Hall Show this coming weekend at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. The show will be open from noon to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 22 and Friday, March 23, from 10 a.m. to...
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A two-year-old male cougar that travelled all the way into downtown The Dalles and into a hotel complex was euthanized today after wildlife managers determined it was a public safety risk. At 9:30 a.m. today, City of The Dalles Police responded to an incident at the Oregon Motor Motel downtown after reports of a wild animal within the complex. The animal was in...
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