Headline News from Northern California & Southern Oregon

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


The Bureau of Land Management Mother Lode Field Office is reopening recreation sites along the Merced River, including McCabe Flat, Willow Placer and Railroad Flat campgrounds, after a mudslide on Railroad Grade Road has been cleaned up.  Still, outdoor enthusiasts should exercise caution on the trails. Recent heavy rains have loosened the soil along the trails, causing trail damage, and the...
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Commission meets April 19-20 in Astoria
by ODFW, APRIL 14, 2018

The Fish and Wildlife Commission will meet in Astoria next week, touring the area on Thursday, April 19 and meeting at the Clatsop County Fair and Expo Center Exhibit Hall (92931 Walluski Loop) on Friday, April 20. See the full agenda online at dfw.state.or.us/agency/commission/minutes/18/04_april/index.asp Thursday’s tour includes viewing of marbled murrelet nesting habitat at Oswald State Park and visit to Gearhart to discuss elk damage issues. A...
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ODFW is soliciting public comment on a draft plan to protect, conserve, and manage redband trout in the Blitzen and Silvies rivers, Silver Creek and other streams surrounding Malheur and Harney lakes in southeast Oregon. Redband trout of the Malheur Lakes area are uniquely adapted to the desert conditions of the Great Basin—able to persist through dry years, yet resilient enough...
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New 'Eco Line Weights' by Trinidad Tackle Co.
by Jeff Goodwin, APRIL 13, 2018
Shasta Lake

Redding Area Lake Fishing I've made a lot of changes to my fishing style in recent years, especially when fishing the lakes here in the Redding area.  I've spent the majority of my adult life fishing and guiding for salmon and steelhead in both the Washington and California river systems.  With uncertain times in the fishing industry, fishing guides have to...
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Annual Wolf Report released
by ODFW, APRIL 13, 2018

ODFW wildlife biologists counted 124 wolves in Oregon this past winter, an 11 percent increase over the number counted last year. This count is based on verified wolf evidence (like visual observations, tracks, and remote camera photographs) and is considered the minimum known wolf population, not an estimate of how many wolves are in Oregon. Twelve wolf packs were documented at the...
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Question: Why do I need to have a fishing license to take a bullfrog? They are a non-native species, have voracious appetites, eat many of our native species and should be removed wherever we can. (Robert, Merced) Answer: The California Legislature has defined “fish” in section 45 of the California Fish and Game Code. “Fish” means a wild fish, mollusk, crustacean, invertebrate, amphibian,...
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