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


 


ODFW will host four family-friendly pheasant hunting workshops this fall: Sept. 9 and Sept. 10 at Sauvie Island, and Sept. 16 and Sept. 17 at EE Wilson Wildlife Area near Corvallis. Participants are also required to take a shotgun skills class prior to the workshop so hunters, dogs and handlers can hunt in the morning and be finished before it gets too hot. Shotgun skills workshops are at Mid Valley...
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The fall salmon season is open from Buoy 10 upstream to the Oregon/Washington border above McNary Dam. An estimated 613,800 fall Chinook and 319,300 coho are expected to return to the Columbia River this fall. Early results from this fishery are already showing some nice catches of Chinook salmon. Now’s the time to find out why this is one of...
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ODFW Weekly Recreational Report
by ODFW, AUGUST 9, 2017


Buoy 10 anglers reeling in some impressive Chinook catches The fall salmon season is open from Buoy 10 upstream to the Oregon/Washington border above McNary Dam. An estimated 613,800 fall Chinook and 319,300 coho are expected to return to the Columbia River this fall. Early results from this fishery are already showing some nice catches of Chinook salmon. Now’s the time...
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A reward of up to $20,000 remains available for information leading to the arrest of Shawn Eugene Hof, Jr., suspected of attempting to shoot a California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) officer in August 2016. Anyone with information in this case (#201604226), particularly the whereabouts of Hof, is encouraged to call the CDFW CalTIP line at (888) 334-2258, the...
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The Fish and Wildlife Commission adopted 2018 sport fishing regulations today at its meeting in Salem. Some of the changes anglers will see next year include: Anglers with a two-rod endorsement will be able to use up to five rods when ice fishing (statewide). There will be additional opportunity for retention of hatchery spring Chinook from Jan. 1- July 31 in some...
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Whiskeytown Kokanee blackened and cast iron cooked!
Backcountry Travels
by Phil Akers, AUGUST 8, 2017

Whiskeytown Reservoir

Two months prior to his assassination, John F. Kennedy traveled to Clear Creek to dedicate the Whiskeytown dam. He spoke high praise for the Central Valley Project, the purpose to benefit agriculture, provide flood protection, power generation, and bookoo recreation. It's the recreation that draws me, like a bug to a porch light -- kokanee fishing to be precise. My cohort,...
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