Headline News from Northern California & Southern Oregon

Trinidad, Humboldt County
Scenic overlook of Trinidad Bay from the Memorial Lighthouse in downtown Trinidad


ODFW’s Access and Habitat Program and the C2 Ranch are offering youth hunters with a 630T Rogue Unit youth deer tag the chance to hunt deer on the ranch’s 9,500-acre property near Medford this year. The deadline to apply is Nov. 30 and 16 winners will be drawn on Dec. 1. Each winner will get a one-day guided hunt. A parent or other adult...
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The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) has released a draft of the Statewide Elk Conservation and Management Plan for public review and comment. The plan provides guidance and direction to help set priorities for elk management efforts statewide. “This draft plan is an important milestone for many of our wildlife program staff, and we’re pleased to be one step closer to...
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The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) today announced the selection of four projects to receive funding for habitat restoration projects within California’s Northern Coastal watersheds most impacted by unregulated cannabis cultivation. The awards, totaling $1.3 million, were made under CDFW’s Cannabis Restoration Grant Program, and will support cleanup and habitat restoration at inactive cannabis cultivation sites. “These grants mark an...
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Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) seeks public comment on a request by the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) to provide an exemption from the state’s fish passage requirements at a fish barrier culvert on an unnamed tributary to South Umpqua River, located on Interstate 5 at mile post 115.95 in Douglas County, Ore. Comments are due by Dec. 7,...
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Nov. 30 meeting to discuss new Coos Mtn TMA
by ODFW, NOVEMBER 21, 2017

The Southwest Region Council of the Access and Habitat program will host a public meeting Nov. 30 at 3:30 p.m. to discuss a possible new Travel Management Area to be known as the Coos Mountain TMA within the Tioga Wildlife Management unit. The meeting will be held at ODFW’s Central Point office, 1495 East Gregory Road. Attend in person or call 1-877-336-1831 and enter participant code...
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Trolling for Shasta Lake Trophy Trout
by Jeff Goodwin, NOVEMBER 19, 2017
Shasta Lake

The Optimizer Spoon It's no secret that Shasta Lake holds a big population of trophy trout such as rainbows and German Browns.  Every year a good number of big rainbow trout in the 5-7 pound range are caught and the same can be said for the German Browns.  The chances of catching a big trophy size rainbow trout in Shasta Lake,...
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