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What’s new in turkey hunting?
California Outdoors Q&A
Carrie Wilson, APRIL 6, 2018



Question: It has been a few years since I have been hunting but I hunted turkeys this past weekend with a friend and I’m glad he was with me because he told me there were new regulation changes for turkey hunting. Most important one was the need to use nonlead ammunition. Am I missing anything else? (Anonymous) Answer: First of all, we’re happy...
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Can You Tell the Age of a Clam by Counting the Rings?
California Outdoors Q&A
Carrie Wilson, APRIL 6, 2018



Question: Although the population of Pismo clams is seriously depleted in the Ventura/Oxnard area, I was blessed to dig this guy during the recent low tides. He is bulky and has many (growth) rings. Most are dark in color, but there are lighter ones as well. To determine the age of the clam do you only count the dark rings or...
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The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife and the City of Warrenton will co-host a public meeting to address human-elk interactions in and around the city of Warrenton and Clatsop County. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. on Thursday, April 12 at the Warrenton Community Center, located at 170 SW 3rd St., Warrenton, OR 97146. ODFW wildlife biologist Herman Biederbeck will present an overview of elk...
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Gold Beach volunteer event rescheduled for April 28
by ODFW, APRIL 6, 2018
Gold Beach

 ODFW rescheduled this weekend’s Potato Patch Meadow restoration work party for Saturday, April 28 due to predicted heavy rainstorms and unsafe conditions. Those who can volunteer on April 28 should meet at 9 a.m. at the south end of Lobster Creek Bridge over the Rogue River (Forest Service Road 3310). Check a map of the meeting location, which is a 20 minute drive from Gold Beach. Lunch...
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A Los Angeles County jury has convicted a 48-year-old man on misdemeanor charges of selling elephant ivory. Oleg N. Chakov was found guilty on April 3 in Los Angeles County Superior Court, and sentenced to 10 days in county jail in lieu of a $5,000 fine, three years probation and 30 days of community service. He is also prohibited from...
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Pacific halibut, rockfish openers set for May 1
Kenny Priest
by Kenny Priest, APRIL 4, 2018



Twenty-five days and counting. That’s how long North Coast saltwater anglers will have to wait before the lengthy offseason is over and we ‘re back on the water. May 1 will bring two openers – Pacific halibut and rockfish. The 2018 Pacific halibut fishery will have four open periods, May 1-June 15, July 1-15, August 1-15 and Sept. 1-Oct. 31,...
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