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Tule Lake NWR, Modoc County
Healthy sandhill cranes have nothing to fear from coyotes when they can simply jump into the sky.


California’s 2017-18 general spring turkey hunting season opens statewide on March 31and extends through May 6. The archery-only hunting season follows immediately afterward, running from May 7-20. Young hunters will have additional opportunities to bag a spring tom turkey. Junior Hunting License holders may hunt the weekend before the general opener, March 24 and 25, and the two weeks after the general season closes, May 7-20,...
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Rain and Snow Steelhead Weather
Trinity River Fishing
by E.B. Duggan, FEBRUARY 26, 2018

Trinity River

Snow in March? The Trinity Valley has been under strange weather. I went down south to get some warm weather and recharge my batteries. While I was gone, the weather in the Trinity Valley really changed from rain to snow. The Willow Creek area has received a little over 3 inches of snow, but all of the passes have received...
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Death Valley in Winter
Before and After
by Don Stec, FEBRUARY 26, 2018

My Wife Carol and I were invited to join my son Ted and his wife Dawn for a January trip to Death Valley.  I had not given much thought to the temperature at that time of year, but when he told me it should be in the 60 degree range, I couldn’t refuse.  Besides it would give me a good...
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ODFW Fish Passage Task Force meets in Salem
by ODFW, FEBRUARY 26, 2018

Oregon's Fish Passage Task Force will meet Friday March 2, 2018 at the ODFW Headquarters Office at 4034 Fairview Industrial Dr. SE, Salem, OR 97302. The meeting will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is open to the public. The agenda includes general ODFW fish passage program updates, updates on the recently approved five-year ODOT culvert repair agreement and an upcoming statewide fish...
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Now is a great time to complete a hunter education course in Oregon, as many classes are available in late winter and early spring (before volunteer instructors get too busy to teach because they are hunting during the fall). The class is required for anyone under age 17 and under to hunt in Oregon, and encouraged for adults, too. ODFW offers...
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Shasta Lake Trout Fishing is Very Good!
by Jeff Goodwin, FEBRUARY 25, 2018
Shasta Lake

Shasta Lake has been a consistent producer of trout this winter season.  I've had some really good days, especially when targeting rainbow trout in the 14"-16" range.  The bigger fish days are intentional and we do catch fewer fish, but the quality is exceptional right now.  We're seeing a lot of browns returning to the lake after spawning and some...
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