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My Old Friend
The Outdoor Edge
by Don Webster, JANUARY 12, 2019



Just about all outdoor men and women have a few, favorite items they've kept over the years, things that for one reason or another, seem to hang around for a long time.  There are reasons for this. First, the item is obviously useful. Secondly, it has been made well, and has been able to endure the ravages of countless treks afield....
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ODFW Weekly Recreation Report Highlights
by ODFW, JANUARY 11, 2019


ODFW licensing system down to new customers on Sunday On Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. the ODFW licensing system will be offline in order to install new security measures. This will only affect people who are buying a fishing or hunting license for the first time in over three years. This will not affect people who have a current hunting or fishing...
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Mushing in Northern California
by April Cox, JANUARY 10, 2019


Sled dog racing has a rich history in California dating back to the early 1960’s. Most of the races were held in the northern part of the state, technically, the state of Jefferson. Truckee, California hosted a race in which the famous Iron Man Johnson participated. He is the man the Disney film Iron Will was loosely based on. Over the...
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ODFW Weekly Recreation Report Highlights
by ODFW, JANUARY 5, 2019


Shotgun skills workshops Jan, 12 and 13 Whether you plan to bird hunt or shoot clays, or just want to try your hand at hitting a moving target, these hands-on workshops focus on safe and effective shooting. Learn more and register. Best bets for weekend fishing Several Willamette Valley ponds have been regularly stocked with trout – including some big ones – in recent...
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Question: The regulations state that sea urchins “may be taken only on hook-and-line or with the hands.”  Does “with the hands” mean that I can use pliers, a knife or any hand-plying tool to help in gathering the urchins, or do I have to do this bare-handed? I am allowed to wear gloves? (Kin) Answer: You may be incorrectly referring to the California Code of...
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ODFW will host a public meeting on Jan. 9 from 6-8 p.m. at the Community Center, Cook Memorial Library, 2006 4th Street, La Grande. The topic will be the Ladd Marsh WA Management Plan, which is due for an update after 10 years. ODFW staff are not recommending major changes to the Plan, but members of the public are welcome to offer...
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