Ocean chinook season to be shortest in eight years

BROOKINGS — Southern Oregon ports this year will see the shortest recreational chinook salmon season in eight years, but it will keep its much-desired seven-day fishing week under salmon seasons adopted today by the Pacific Fishery Management Council.

The season for recreational anglers fishing out of Brookings, Gold Beach and Port Orford will open May 28 and run uninterrupted through Aug. 7. After four weeks of no fishing, the season will resume Sept. 3-5 for the...

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Sheep hunters' lifetime hunt lasts less than a day

Sheep hunters' lifetime hunt lasts less than a day

Schyler Gorman is the latest Oregonian to learn exactly how fleeting a hunters' once-in-a-lifetime moment can be.

The 26-year-old man beat the nearly 431 to 1 odds by landing one of Oregon's coveted tags to hunt California bighorn sheep this year after just four years of applying for the tag.

And he came through in spades, killing his ram Aug. 22, less than eight hours into the two-week hunt in the Fish Creek  area of southeastern Oregon's Warner Unit.

"It happened so.....

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High arsenic level triggers soft-shell clam advisory

High levels of naturally occurring arsenic along the Oregon Coast has state health officials warning clam-diggers how best to prepare their soft-shell clams before eating them.

The advisory issued by the Oregon Health Authority likely will be permanent because there is no expectation that the arsenic levels will wane.

The advisory is specifically for those who recreationally dig and eat the species Mya arenaria, because these clams are not commercially available in...

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