Outdoors Reports


Leave Young Wildlife Alone
by CDFW, APRIL 21, 2017


With late spring and early summer being the peak time for California’s wildlife to bear their young, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is issuing a reminder to well-intentioned citizens: If you find a seemingly abandoned young wild animal, you should leave it alone. Even though it may be hard to resist picking up a young wild animal that...
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Properly Catching and Releasing Fish while Taking Photos?
California Outdoors Q&A
Carrie Wilson, APRIL 20, 2017



Question: My friends and I are all fly fishermen who promote catch and release fishing rather than taking fish for consumption. Many other fishermen, fishing guides and lodges, as well as most fly fishing magazines also claim to share this philosophy but then publish untold numbers of photos of people holding the fish they’ve caught. Typically these photos reveal the fish...
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The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission meets April 21 in Klamath Falls at the Running Y Ranch, 500 Running Y Road. The meeting starts at 8 a.m. and follows this agenda dfw.state.or.us/agency/commission/minutes/ The meeting will be livestreamed via ODFW’s Periscope and Twitter accounts. ODFW staff will present the 2016 Annual Wolf Report and Draft Revised Wolf Management Plan at the meeting. The Annual Report will be presented...
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The Mudhen King
The Outdoor Edge
by Don Webster, APRIL 14, 2017



There has been a time or two during my life when having some knowledge and experience with the outdoor world has come in handy. Especially job handy. As in monetarily handy. I remember one such occasion almost as if it happened yesterday. To say that the story is totally unique is, well, perhaps an exaggeration, but maybe not. I'll let...
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Lassen National Volcanic Park
Trailhead Tales
by Jim Broshears, APRIL 14, 2017

Crystal Lake

Lassen National Park is one of the best kept secrets in the National Park system. It may be hard to call a place that has over 400,000 visitors a year a secret but compared to Yosemite’s 2.5 million and the 9.4 million visitors to Great Smokey Mountains National Park, the numbers are relatively small. Lassen Peak and the associated thermal activity...
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Northern Sierra Precipitation Sets Water Year Record
by Department of Water Resources, APRIL 13, 2017


Never in nearly a century of Department of Water Resources (DWR) recordkeeping has so much precipitation fallen in the northern Sierra in a water year. DWR reported today that 89.7 inches of precipitation – rain and snowmelt – has been recorded by the eight weather stations it has monitored continuously since 1920 from Shasta Lake to the American River basin....
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