Headline News from Northern California & Southern Oregon


Looking for the perfect Father’s Day gift this year? How about giving the gift of the outdoors? A California hunting or fishing license is a great way to show appreciation for dad or grandpa and make wonderful memories for many months to come. As the third largest state in the nation, California provides many opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts to enjoy the...
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Three defendants in a succulent plant poaching case out of Humboldt County have each pled guilty to two felonies and other misdemeanor charges, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) and Humboldt County District Attorney’s Office announced. Felony convictions included conspiracy and false filings with the government, and misdemeanor convictions included removal of plant material from public lands and...
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Underwater Eavesdropping By Kayak
by FISHBIO, JUNE 12, 2018
San Joaquin River

Hydrophones were invented during World War II to spy on underwater enemies, but scientists soon discovered that they could be used to spy on fish as well, and they have since become a practical tool for fisheries researchers. Likewise, other underwater monitoring equipment, such as sonar and infrared cameras, provide detailed images of fish and underwater topography that are useful for studying fish behavior and...
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Join ODFW staff Tuesday, June 12 at 6:30 p.m. at the Seaside Civic and Convention Center (415 First Avenue, Seaside) to find out more about diseases affecting big game and regulations hunters need to follow to protect that state’s big game populations. At the meeting, ODFW will provide an update on elk hoof disease, a bacterial infection that causes severe lameness...
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The Columbia River Subarea (Leadbetter Point, WA to Cape Falcon, OR) all-depth halibut fishery will be open for one additional day on Thursday, June 21. After the most recent openings in Washington, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) has determined that there is enough quota remaining in the Washington recreational quota to have all Washington subareas, including the Columbia River...
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Spring Chinook season extended on Umatilla River
by ODFW, JUNE 9, 2018
Umatilla River

The spring Chinook season on the lower Umatilla River from the Hwy 730 bridge to Threemile Dam has been extended through June 30 thanks to a strong return to the Threemile Dam. The season was originally set to close after June 10. “After a slow start to Chinook run, the numbers have pick up enough this month that we can offer some additional fishing...
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