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Tule Lake NWR, Modoc County
Healthy sandhill cranes have nothing to fear from coyotes when they can simply jump into the sky.


Snake River spring Chinook season opens April 28
by ODFW, APRIL 26, 2018
Snake River

Spring Chinook season will open on the Snake River in Hells Canyon on April 28 from the Dug Bar boat ramp to the boundary below Hells Canyon Dam. Fishery managers do not expect salmon to arrive to the fishery area for several weeks, as these fish are currently making their way up the Columbia River headed for Hells Canyon. “This group tends to...
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Volunteers for Kids Fishing Needed
by Gary Heffley, APRIL 26, 2018

Volunteers are badly needed to assist with upcoming and future Free Kids Fishing Days in the Redding area of Northern California. What better way to help create a positive angling experience for a youngster and their family?  What better way to share and pay forward the passion you have for the sport? It is often said that the future of the...
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Coastal saltwater season set to take off
Kenny Priest
by Kenny Priest, APRIL 26, 2018

Next Tuesday marks day one of our ocean sport fishing season on the North Coast as both rockfish and halibut will finally open, bringing with it tons of excitement, optimism and relief. Following a year in which we had a limited abalone season and total closures of both salmon and razor clams, we could all use a little saltwater therapy....
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At its April 2018 meeting, the California Fish and Game Commission (Commission) adopted emergency regulations to increase the daily bag limit for purple sea urchins taken while skin or SCUBA diving off Mendocino and Sonoma counties only. Purple sea urchins fall under the general invertebrate bag limit of 35 per day, but the new emergency regulations will allow a daily...
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Face Down, Chin Up
by Sharon Waranius, APRIL 25, 2018

Who is your favorite outdoor buddy? I have a couple, but my most loyal and willing hiking companion has four legs and never tires; my dog. So, while visiting my daughter in Texas, I braved the challenge of taking Ry, her gallon-sized kelpie for a walk around the nearby park. What could go wrong, right? A small dog, a strong leash,...
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Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife will host a family fishing event Saturday, April 28 at Devils Lake in Lincoln City.   The event will take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Regatta Park. ODFW will stock the lake with 7,000 rainbow trout prior to the event, including 3,500 fish that will be released in a large net pen reserved for youth fishing. ODFW staff...
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