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Lakeview, Lake County
The mule deer was named for its large ears that along with its nose are its first line of defense.


The San Lorenzo River and its crucial fish habitat
by FISHBIO, APRIL 25, 2017
San Lorenzo River

Flow has long shaped the relationship between Santa Cruz, California, and the San Lorenzo River , which runs through the city. The memorable "Christmas Flood" of 1955 sent 10 feet of water surging through downtown Santa Cruz, and prompted the construction of flood control levees that channelized the river. A spate of heavy winter storms earlier this year put San Lorenzo River flow back...
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Trout Opener Saturday April 29
by Gary Heffley, APRIL 25, 2017

Anglers from all over the North State are readying rods and reels, tying flies or picking out their favorite spinners and spoons making ready for the general trout opener this Saturday.  While many trout waters are open year round, there is something special about opening day. It's like the opening of baseball season without the bunting, it is a day...
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The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) reminds 2016-2017 Spiny Lobster Report Card holders to submit online or return their cards by April 30, 2017, as required by law. The cards must be reported even if no lobsters were taken or no attempts were made to take lobsters. Information collected from the cards provides CDFW with data necessary to monitor...
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A trace of mountain lion DNA was identified in a blood sample taken from inside a home in Pescadero, confirming reports that a mountain lion entered an occupied home and took a dog off the bed where the homeowner was sleeping. On Monday, Apr. 17, 2017, a Pescadero homeowner called 911 at 3 a.m. to report an animal had entered her...
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General Trout Season Opens April 29
by CDFW, APRIL 23, 2017
Crowley Lake

The general trout opener in many counties throughout California will commence on Saturday, April 29, one hour before sunrise. Because of the popularity of this annual event with the angling public, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is making every effort to stock trout in all accessible waters approved for planting prior to the season opener. Because of the...
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Oregon free fishing weekend
Southern Oregon
by Larry Ellis, APRIL 22, 2017

Port of Brookings Harbor

Today and tomorrow, April 22 and 23 marks the first of four free-fishing weekends that Oregon will be hosting this year. On all free fishing weekends, anglers can fish, clam and crab for free, without having to buy any fishing licenses or tags at all. All a person is required to do is to abide by the rules written in the Oregon Sportfishing Regulation...
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