Outdoors Articles


ODFW Weekly Recreation Report Highlights
by ODFW, DECEMBER 14, 2018


Help ODFW celebrate the #25DaysOfFishmas Follow #25DaysOfFishmas on Instagram to learn more about some of Oregon’s more interesting and unusual fish. Add bird watching to your holiday to do list Join other birders from around the state in the Audubon Christmas bird count around the holidays this year. Depending on the area, the typical one-day counts start in mid-December and continue into early January. Experienced...
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Our Splendid Night Visitors
On Patrol
by Steven T. Callan, DECEMBER 7, 2018



On most winter evenings, Kathy and I hike to the hilltop near our home in the oak woodlands of Northern California. We usually leave about 4:00, and if we don’t stop to talk to anyone or get sidetracked, return to the house before the sun goes down. One quiet evening late last December, we heard the whistling of wingbeats overhead...
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What Lies Ahead for Water this Winter
by FISHBIO, DECEMBER 5, 2018


Around this time of year, water managers and those of us working in fisheries in California and across the West start asking, “What is the water outlook for winter?” Will dry conditions persist and move us into another prolonged drought like that of 2012-2016, or will we receive record rain and snow that swell our rivers and flood communities like in 2017? Or...
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The Bureau of Land Management Mother Lode Field Office is lifting its emergency fire restrictions at 9 a.m., Nov. 30, on approximately 230,000-acres of public land, due to reduced wildland fire potential. This action will reopen target shooting on public lands in all or portions of 14 central California counties. The easing of fire restrictions apply to public lands managed by...
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CDFW December 2018 Calendar
by CDFW, NOVEMBER 29, 2018


Various Days — Guided Wetland Tours, By Reservation, at Gray Lodge Wildlife Area, 3207 Rutherford Road, Gridley (95948). A wildlife naturalist will lead any group, school or organization on a half-mile route through the diverse wetlands of the Gray Lodge Wildlife Area. General information includes wildlife identification, behavior patterns and conservation efforts. The experience can be customized to include requested information. The...
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ODFW Weekly Recreation Report Highlights
by ODFW, NOVEMBER 29, 2018


Cougar hunting now closed in Zone A Zone A (coast/north Cascades) has reached its mortality quota for the year (180), so cougar hunting is now closed in Zone A through the end of 2018. The closure includes the entire Oregon Coast and much of NW Region. See a map of Zone A. Cougar hunting in Zone A will reopen on Jan. 1, 2019. Rain...
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