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ODFW Weekly Recreation Report Highlights
by ODFW, NOVEMBER 29, 2018


Cougar hunting now closed in Zone A Zone A (coast/north Cascades) has reached its mortality quota for the year (180), so cougar hunting is now closed in Zone A through the end of 2018. The closure includes the entire Oregon Coast and much of NW Region. See a map of Zone A. Cougar hunting in Zone A will reopen on Jan. 1, 2019. Rain...
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Telling weekend for late fall king run
Kenny Priest
by Kenny Priest, NOVEMBER 29, 2018

Chetco River

The season for late fall kings finally got going last week following the first significant storms of the year. For the Smith and Chetco, I’d say the fishing was fair. While there were some big, bright fish caught on both rivers, the overall scores were pretty underwhelming. Now granted, conditions weren’t exactly perfect, but we were all hoping to see...
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Cougar hunting is now closed through Dec. 31, 2018 in Zone A (Coast/North Cascades), which includes the entire Oregon Coast and much of northwest Oregon (see Zone Status and map). Total mortality in the Zone has reached the quota of 180, a number which includes all cougars killed by hunters or due to damage and public safety issues. While hunting is...
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The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) has announced that the main unit of the Grizzly Island Wildlife Area has reopened to hunting on regularly scheduled shoot days and fishing in designated areas. The popular Solano County wildlife area was closed part of last week to help extinguish a long-smoldering fire. Fishing this time of year on the wildlife area...
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The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Salmon and Trout Enhancement Program (STEP) Advisory Committee will meet in Salem on Thursday, Dec. 6 beginning at 8 a.m. The meeting will occur at the Salem Municipal Airport located at 2990 25th Street SE, Salem. The agenda is available at http://www.dfw.state.or.us/fish/STEP.  The agenda includes review of mini-grant applications, STEP program planning and program updates. The...
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Gear restrictions lifted on Chetco, Winchuck rivers
by ODFW, NOVEMBER 28, 2018
Chetco River

Angling gear restrictions are now lifted for the Chetco and Winchuck rivers due to significant rainfall eliminating snagging risk to fall chinook. ODFW had extended the restrictions to December 31 or until rainfall raised water levels. “We are back on track with water flows in the Chetco and Winchuck and fall chinook are now moving upriver,” said Steve Mazur, district fish...
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