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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.


ODFW Recreation Report Highlights
by ODFW, JANUARY 31, 2018

Spring bear The application deadline for the spring bear controlled hunts is Feb. 10. Best bets for fishing Some of the highlights from this week’s Recreation Report include: The Illinois and Applegate rivers are in prime shape for winter steelhead fishing. Walleye fishing has been good in The Dalles and John Day pools of the Columbia River. Trout are being stocked in several Corvallis-area ponds, including...
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The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is planning to capture numerous elk in northern California in late January and early February. From Jan. 31 through Feb. 4, CDFW will capture as many as 43 adult Rocky Mountain elk (nine bulls and 34 cows) in Lassen, Modoc and Siskiyou counties in northeastern California. From Feb. 6 through Feb. 8, CDFW...
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Baum Lake Brownies Active
by Gary Heffley, JANUARY 31, 2018
Baum Lake

Baum Lake has always been one of my favorite spots for winter trout fishing and yesterday did not disappoint producing a couple of nice brown trout on Panther Martin spinners. While this lake can see a lot of activity on weekends, the weekdays are usually uncrowded, as it was yesterday. At a little over an hour from Redding, it is...
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Recreational sturgeon seasons in Bonneville and John Day pools will close in February under rules announced today by fishery managers from Oregon and Washington. The states decided to close recreational white sturgeon retention effective Sunday, Feb. 4 in Bonneville Pool and effective Monday, Feb. 12 in John Day Pool. Columbia River recreational sturgeon retention seasons between Bonneville and McNary dams open at the beginning of the...
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The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is offering wild pig hunting opportunities in March and April at the Grizzly Island Wildlife Area in Solano County. CDFW will be holding the limited-entry, permit-only hunts to control a small population of wild pigs on the Joice Island Unit of the Grizzly Island Wildlife Area. Joice Island is a 2,150-acre wetland area...
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CDFW February 2018 Calendar of Events
by CDFW, JANUARY 30, 2018

Weekends — Ecological Reserve Tours at Elkhorn Slough. Volunteers lead walks every Saturday and Sunday at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Binoculars and bird books are available for the public to borrow at no cost. The visitor center and main overlook are fully accessible. The day use permit fee is $4.12 per person, ages 16 and older (permits may be purchased...
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