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Hart Mountain, Lake County
Barren rocks, bitten hard by wind and water, become ideal canvasses for nature's artistic touch.


Angel Lake Report
by NDOW, JANUARY 18, 2018
Angel Lake

The lake is ice covered and the road to Angel Lake is closed.  There will be no more fishing reports until late next spring or early summer depending upon winter conditions.
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) has confirmed three recent incidents of pentobarbital poisoning in raptors and would like to remind veterinarians and the public about proper handling of euthanized companion animals, horses, livestock and poultry to prevent further incidents. Any animal that has been chemically euthanized must be cremated or buried at least three to four feet...
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When Can I Get the 2018 Warden Stamp?
California Outdoors Q&A
Carrie Wilson, JANUARY 18, 2018

Question: I enjoy collecting the warden stamps (or decals) that come out every year. Is there a new edition coming out for 2018 soon? When will it be available? (Bridget) Answer: Yes! The 2018 Warden Stamp is now available for $5 online at ca.wildlifelicense.com/internetsales, at any license sales agent or California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) sales counter, or at any of the...
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Coastal rivers brace for rain
Kenny Priest
by Kenny Priest, JANUARY 18, 2018

Smith River

Coming off the first weekend of the winter steelhead season that saw all of the coastal rivers turn green, I was sure hoping to hear some better scores. From the South Fork Eel north to the Chetco, steelhead reports ranged from decent to tough – and everywhere in between. The Chetco likely fished the best, but there were plenty of...
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The recreational sturgeon season in The Dalles Pool (The Dalles Dam upstream to John Day Dam) will close effective 12:01 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 20, under rules announced today by fishery managers from Oregon and Washington. The states decided to close the sturgeon sport fishery based on catch projections which indicate the 100 fish guideline will be achieved by Friday evening.  Catch...
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ODFW Recreation Report Highlights
by ODFW, JANUARY 17, 2018

Report your hunt -- Win a tag The mandatory reporting deadline for hunts that end Dec. 31, 2017 is Jan. 31, 2018. Hunters who report on time are entered to win a special big game tag -- you'll choose to hunt deer, elk or pronghorn in an expanded area and for an extended season. We'll draw three winners in June. There are several ways...
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