Headline News from Northern California & Southern Oregon


California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) officers made another arrest last week in their ongoing battle against a rising poaching trend on the north coast of northern California with international connections. CDFW arrested Taehun Kim, 52, and Taeyun Kim, 46, both of Korea, and Liu Fengxia, 37, of China for poaching over 2,300 Dudleya succulent plants near Trinidad in Humboldt County....
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U.S. Department of Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke addressed the Sport Fishing and Boating Partnership Council at its recent meeting held April 4 and 5 at the Department of Interior in Washington, D.C. The secretary emphasized the importance of outdoor recreation, specifically as it relates to boating, and included a message directed squarely at America’s nearly 12 million registered boat owners: “Boats are good....
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Wildlife, Wildfire and Wild Horses – Undeniable Evolutionary Connection
Preparedness & Survival
by Capt. William E. Simpson, APRIL 8, 2018

Wild horses are the life-blood of American history and tradition beginning with Native Americans in the pre-Columbian period and extending thereafter. They are the majestic symbols of the strength and freedom that resonates at the core of America. There are more than 100-million horse lovers in America today that support a flourishing $122-billion annual industry. All horses in the world today, including...
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A Tale of Two Beaches
Jerry Back
by Jerry Back, APRIL 8, 2018

Montara State Beach

It was the best of beaches; it was the worst of beaches--uh, this isn’t going to work as both beaches were awesome in their own way.  I fortunately was able to fish twice this week and had decided to branch out from my usual Ocean Beach. There are a ton of beaches in the Bay area that I’ve yet to...
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PFMC meeting this week will decide fate of ocean salmon seasons
Southern Oregon
by Larry Ellis, APRIL 7, 2018

Port of Brookings Harbor

In a meeting that is being held by the Pacific Fishery Management Council (PFMC) from April 5 through April 11 at the Sheraton Portland Airport Hotel, members of the Salmon Advisory Subpanel (SAS) are at this very moment negotiating the fate of our ocean salmon seasons for 2018. Although the meeting is officially slated to end on Wednesday, April 11, it is very...
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Share your love of fishing with people new to the sport—become a volunteer fishing instructor for ODFW! ODFW will host a free training for new volunteer fishing instructors on Saturday, May 5 from 10 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the TVW Inc. Building 6615 SE Alexander Street, Hillsboro. Staff from ODFW’s Aquatic and Angling Education Program will be hosting the training, which is open to...
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