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Columbia River sport all-depth halibut fishery closed
by ODFW, MAY 25, 2017
Columbia River

The Pacific halibut all-depth sport fishery in the Columbia River Subarea will close effective Thursday, May 25, 2017 at 11:59 p.m., fishery managers announced. The all-depth fishery from Leadbetter Point in Washington to Cape Falcon in Oregon opened on May 4 and was scheduled to be open every Thursday-Sunday through Sept. 30 or the harvest of 12,299 pounds of Pacific halibut,...
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ODFW: Free Fishing Weekend June 3-4
by ODFW, MAY 24, 2017

Free Fishing Weekend June 3-4 Take someone fishing during Free Fishing Weekend June 3 and 4. On those two days, no license, tag or endorsement is required to fish, crab or clam anywhere in Oregon. New to fishing and wondering how to get started? Check out the schedule of free family fishing events being held throughout the state on those two days. The fine...
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California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) officers Chad Edwards and Michael Dilts received awards today at the 2017 Governor’s State Employee Medal of Valor Ceremony in Sacramento. These annual awards recognize state employees for heroic acts of bravery. Wardens Edwards and Dilts each received the “Special Service Award” (Silver Medal): “For an act of heroism by a State employee extending...
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The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife is stocking the Rogue River above Lost Creek Reservoir this week in time for the Memorial Day weekend. This stretch of river, commonly called the North Fork, is the Rogue’s premier summer trout fishery. Trout are being released at Mill Creek, River Bridge, Union Creek and Farewell Bend campgrounds. Woodruff Bridge, Mt. Stella Bridge,...
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In recognition of National Dam Safety Awareness Day on May 31, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) urges those living or working below dams to recognize the signs of a potential dam breach and to have or update an evacuation plan. PG&E’s  97 storage reservoirs are used primarily for generating hydropower and are generally far smaller than state and federal multi-year water...
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Beginning this week and continuing through June 12, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) plans to capture as many as 30 elk calves in northeastern California. Rocky Mountain and Roosevelt elk calves will be captured in Siskiyou and Modoc counties on U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management lands, and on private properties with permission from landowners. Under...
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