Headline News from Northern California & Southern Oregon


The Bureau of Land Management invites the public to comment on proposals it has submitted for the 2018 Off-Highway Vehicle Recreation Proposal. The proposals are available on the Internet at www.ohv.parks.ca.gov, for review and comment from March 6 to April 2.   Approximately 30 projects throughout the state have been proposed, including OHV rules enforcement, operation and maintenance, restoration work and other...
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Bag Limit vs. Possession Limit?
California Outdoors Q&A
Carrie Wilson, MARCH 8, 2018

Question: Can you please clarify the difference between a bag limit and a possession limit? Is the possession limit always double the bag limit? (Anonymous) Answer: California Fish and Game Code, section 18 describes “bag limit” as the maximum limit, in number or amount, of birds, mammals, fish, reptiles or amphibians that may lawfully be taken by any one person during a specified period of time. FGC, section...
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Jack returns bolster Klamath ocean abundance
Kenny Priest
by Kenny Priest, MARCH 8, 2018

The ocean abundance numbers are in for the Klamath and Sacramento Rivers, and the reviews are mixed. The Klamath stocks hit rock bottom last year, and the bottom wasn’t as far down as first thought. In 2017, 18,410 adult kings were predicted to return to the Klamath. But the actual numbers were much better – 31,838 to be exact. While...
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ODFW Recreation Report Highlights
by ODFW, MARCH 8, 2018

Best bets for fishing Check this week’s fishing reports for the latest updates on winter steelhead fishing (hint: the Clackamas is hot) and trout stocking throughout the SW, NW and Willamette zones (hint: there are A LOT of fish out there). 2018 trout stocking schedule It’s easy to find a trout stocking location near you using our new interactive stocking schedule. Filter by zone...
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The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is seeking talented waterfowl artists to submit their original artwork to the 2018-2019 California Duck Stamp Art Contest. Submissions will be accepted from May 11 through June 11. The contest is open to U.S. residents who are 18 years of age or older as of March 5, 2018. Entrants need not reside in...
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Anglers, Wanna have some fun?
by Gary Heffley, MARCH 6, 2018

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife is looking for volunteers to assist with the upcoming free kid's fishing day events. The day is rewarding and easy; some handing out loaner fishing rods and bait, others baiting and casting lines, helping net fish, and offering help to remind a new angler that they might want to set the hook on...
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