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The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) named Sonoma County husband and wife Tom and Sharon Henderson as 2017 Hunter Education Instructors of the Year. This is the first time the honor has been awarded to two instructors. “The Hendersons are an amazing team who have dedicated so much to the Hunter Education Program. It would have been impossible not...
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Trinity River Fall Fishing Report
Trinity River Fishing
by E.B. Duggan, SEPTEMBER 24, 2017

Trinity River

The first day of Fall was last Friday September 22 and it sure feels like it. My fingers are stiff when I first get out of bed in the mornings. It is heck getting older. The leaves on the trees are turning and starting to drop on the ground, the grass is wet and the eves are dripping.  A fresh run of salmon and...
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ODFW has launched a new online Coyote and Gray Wolf ID Quiz to help people differentiate between wolves and coyotes. Find the online quiz at http://bit.ly/2x56uoU  or at the ODFW Wolves website. The quiz uses actual photos of various wolves and coyotes of various ages to test user’s knowledge, and gives tips on how to tell wolves from coyotes. For example, coyotes...
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CDFW Offering Free Tundra Swan Tours
by CDFW, SEPTEMBER 23, 2017

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) will offer free swan tours near Marysville on Saturdays beginning in November and extending through mid-January. Co-hosted by local rice farmers, the naturalist-led tours will focus on tundra swans in one of the premier locations for viewing swans in California. Ducks, geese, shorebirds, herons, egrets and raptors are commonly seen in this area,...
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Chetco and Rogue Mouths Kicking Out Kings
Southern Oregon
by Larry Ellis, SEPTEMBER 23, 2017

Rogue River

Fall is in the air and that means that fall Chinook are starting to poke their noses into the Chetco Bay.  Anglers who are trolling spinnerbait/anchovy rigs, straight bait rigs and Kastmasters are starting to hook up with the beginning of the Chetco River fall Chinook run. First come the smaller jacks, followed by the big buoys and gulls in late...
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Wildlife officers have arrested four suspects on charges of harvesting abalone with a recreational fishing license then selling it on the black market for profit, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) announced. The arrests were preceded by a five-month investigation of the suspects, some of whom have been previously convicted of similar violations. Arrested were Oakley resident Thepbangon Nonnarath,...
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