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Shelter Cove/Fort Bragg salmon season to open April 1
Kenny Priest
by Kenny Priest, MARCH 23, 2017

Shelter Cove

The recreational salmon season from Horse Mountain, Humboldt County south to the U.S. - Mexico border will open on Saturday, April 1. Between Horse Mountain and Point Arena, which includes Shelter Cove and Fort Bragg, the daily bag and possession limit is two salmon of any species except Coho. The season south of Horse Mountain will extend through various dates...
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When and where is nonlead ammunition required?
California Outdoors Q&A
Carrie Wilson, MARCH 23, 2017



Question: I have a question about airguns. With the new lead ban going into effect, can I still hunt turkeys with lead airgun pellets? Are pellet rifles included in the nonlead ammunition ban? (Bill K., Placerville) Answer: Since pellet rifles are not firearms, the use of lead projectiles in pellet rifles is not prohibited. Was there a federal reversal of the ban on lead...
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Wildlife's comeback after intense drought
by David Colgan, MARCH 23, 2017


After five years of excruciating drought, California’s wildlife finally has a reason to celebrate. This vernal equinox — the first day of spring — flora and fauna from Palos Verdes to the Yosemite Valley have been rejuvenated by a historically wet and snowy winter. Life is sprouting, hopping, buzzing and flapping everywhere as ecosystems recharge. It has been good for people too. Hikes...
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Late-season steelhead anglers slowed by rain
Kenny Priest
by Kenny Priest, MARCH 23, 2017

Smith River

It appears this steelhead season is going to end much like it began. All of the coastal rivers, other than the Smith, are currently high, muddy and not fishable. And more storms are lined up offshore. I swear I’ve written that same sentence about a million times since mid-January. But here we are in late March, with roughly a week...
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Artists are invited to submit their original artwork to the 2017-2018 California Duck Stamp Art Contest. The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) will accept submissions May 12 through June 12. The contest is open to U.S. residents who are 18 years of age or older as of March 7, 2017. Entrants need not reside in California. The winning artwork will...
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ODFW Weekly Recreational Report
by ODFW, MARCH 22, 2017


First of several Free Fishing Days will take place April 22-23 Anglers and would-be anglers can enjoy a weekend of free fishing on April 22-23. On these two days, Oregonians and visitors can fish, crab and clam for free anywhere in Oregon without a license, tag or endorsement. This is the first of eight Free Fishing days in Oregon this year....
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