Headline News from Northern California & Southern Oregon

Abert Rim, Lake County, Oregon
If you like looking through binoculars and appreciate good optics then the Abert Rim is for you.


ODFW is currently seeking a Chair for the statewide board of its Access and Habitat Program, which helps provide hunter access and improve wildlife habitat. The deadline to apply is Friday, Jan. 26, 2018. This is a volunteer position. People with experience leading boards or commissions, as well as experience in forestry, agriculture or ranching, hunting and wildlife conservation are encouraged to...
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Lingcod Opener Totally Off the Hook
Southern Oregon
by Larry Ellis, JANUARY 6, 2018

Chetco River

Anglers who had their sights set on catching their first lingcod of 2018 on Monday's opener came back to the Port of Brookings Harbor cleaning tables humming the tune of buzzing electric fillet knives, and went home with plenty of meat to fill their stomachs and freezers. The lingcod bite was said to be off the charts.  They were everywhere -...
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If you have a flexible schedule, love to fish and chat with other anglers, ODFW has a volunteer opportunity for you. “We need volunteers to informally interview winter steelhead anglers on the North and South Umpqua rivers. Volunteers can work a very flexible schedule and will be stationed at boat ramps in Canyonville and between Glide and Winchester,” said Evan Leonetti,...
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What’s the Purpose of the New Elk Management Plan?
California Outdoors Q&A
Carrie Wilson, JANUARY 4, 2018

Question:  I have been elk hunting with my father and brother out of state for years. My father was drawn for an elk hunt in California in the 1990s but none of us have been drawn since. We have been putting in for the draw since the preference point system started. What is the new elk management plan for, and is...
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Rain on the way, hopefully steelhead too
Kenny Priest
by Kenny Priest, JANUARY 4, 2018

Chetco River

Coming off one of the driest December’s in history, we really have nowhere to go but up as far as rainfall totals go. Eureka checked in with a measly 1.94 inches of rain for December, well below the 8.12-inch average. But there is a change on the horizon as the forecast is finally calling for some well-needed rain. The lack...
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Sideways driving vehicle
Before and After
by Don Stec, JANUARY 3, 2018

Have you ever followed a vehicle that seemed to be going sideways on the road?  If you were to watch it as it went around a curve, you would notice that the vehicle could not navigate the curve smoothly.  It would move from side to side in the lane.  I wonder, does the driver realize how dangerous this condition is? I...
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