Headline News from Northern California & Southern Oregon


Purpose and Frequencies of Tracking Collars?
California Outdoors Q&A
Carrie Wilson, NOVEMBER 9, 2017

Question: My daughter and I have a huge interest in our local wildlife. We live in the foothills of the Santa Monica Mountains. I have been interested in radio and emergency communications since my childhood. I was hoping you could educate us regarding what tracking collars are being used around my house and what frequencies the collars are using to transmit...
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Storms open the door for coastal kings
Kenny Priest
by Kenny Priest, NOVEMBER 9, 2017

Chetco River

The season’s first real storms are currently drenching the North Coast and putting rivers on the rise, and it looks like there’s plenty more of the wet stuff on the horizon. If the forecast holds, we should see enough rain in the next few days to open all of the rivers to fishing that are currently closed due to low...
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Rattle-N-Roll: A Young Buck Story
by Jason Haley, NOVEMBER 8, 2017

Cory Page (50), of Phoenix, and his son, Eli do things the old fashioned way. They hunt when their busy work and school/sports schedules allow, almost always on weekends. They stay close to home in Siskiyou foothills of southern Oregon, usually sleeping in their own beds, and they hunt the general bow season with over-the-counter tags. Using vacation time for hunts...
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Elk hunting General Rocky Mountain bull elk 2nd season is open through Nov. 12. Coast bull elk first 1st season opens Nov. 11. Conditions for big game hunting have improved with the rain. See reports below or the Big Game Hunting Forecast for what to expect. Duck seasons open statewide Recent cold, wet weather should help put ducks on the move. Seasons are open statewide into January...
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OHRC Board to meet Nov. 14
by ODFW, NOVEMBER 7, 2017

The Oregon Hatchery Research Center Board will meet on Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017 from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Oregon Hatchery Research Center, 2418 East Fall Creek Road, Alsea OR 97324. The agenda includes an Introduction of the State Fisheries Geneticist, Dr. Kathleen O’Malley, a discussion about the OHRC Work Plan for 2018 and beyond, and election of the...
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The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) has confirmed that several turkey vultures have been poisoned from the veterinary euthanasia drug pentobarbital in the Simi Valley area of Ventura County. Seven turkey vultures (Cathartes aura) were found dead or impaired in Simi Valley in October. Two of these were successfully rehabilitated by the Ojai Raptor Center, but the other five died....
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