Headline News from Northern California & Southern Oregon


A Humboldt County man who attempted to shoot a California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CFDW) wildlife officer has been sentenced to 20 years in prison. Shawn Eugene Hof, Jr., 25, was convicted in Humboldt County Superior Court of assault with a firearm upon a peace officer with an enhancement of personally using a firearm, being a felon in possession of...
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High Water Should Provide Perfect Plunking Opportunities
Southern Oregon
by Larry Ellis, JANUARY 20, 2018

Chetco River

Earlier in the week from Sunday through Tuesday, both boaters and bankies on the Chetco River were catching the occasional winter steelhead.  They may not have been numerous, but they were worth the wait - fat and sassy specimens averaging anywhere from 8 to 12 pounds. Not a bad average, especially for hatchery steelhead. Those could be 2- or 3-salt fish, depending on how...
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ODFW will be asking for public input on the upcoming spring halibut season for the central Oregon coast at a meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 30 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the ODFW Marine Resources Program conference room, 2040 SE Marine Science Dr., Newport. ODFW staff will give an overview of the results of the International Pacific Halibut Commission Annual meeting and the resulting...
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The Fish and Wildlife Commission today voted to approve the Hancock Forest Management Northwest Access Area Project for funding. The funding will maintain existing hunter access to a 190K-acre area of the mid-coast, mostly in the Stott Mtn/Alsea TMAs, plus some of the Trask Unit in parts of Lincoln, Benton and Polk counties. But access will now be allowed during fire season,...
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Rogue Valley anglers passionate about fishing have an opportunity to become a volunteer fishing instructor for the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife. ODFW’s Aquatic and Angling Education Program staff hosts a free training February 12, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. at the ODFW Central Point office, 1495 East Gregory Road. Lunch is provided and pre-registration is required by February 6....
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Let's check out Lake Almanor
Backcountry Travels
by Phil "Flip" Akers, JANUARY 19, 2018

Lake Almanor

There's a tiny locomotive on display in Chester, CA that was used from 1910 until 1914 to construct a dam on the North Fork Feather River, creating what is now Lake Almanor. Also used in the construction of nearby Butt Valley dam, the locomotive – named the Eureka – was of the “Dinky” line of engines and it spent over...
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