Critter cams for science also are a smash with the curious

Critter cams for science also are a smash with the curious

A rare kit fox sporting GPS bling recently led wildlife biologists to the little-critter mother lode they've sought for four years while crawling through the sagebrush of Eastern Oregon's unforgiving Coyote Lake Basin.

They tracked the collared fox to its den, then set up remote cameras that beamed clear video images to their desktop computers of this rare Oregon desert dweller. The footage is helping biologists monitor kit fox distribution and habitat use in areas where they may be...

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Simplified fishing regs could open Hyatt and Howard Prairie in winter

Hyatt and Howard Prairie lakes could become year-round fishing spots, and special rules for largemouth bass in Applegate Lake could disappear under new plans to simplify Oregon's often confusing and inconsistent trout and warmwater fishing rules.

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife is in the midst of revamping its regulations statewide with a big eye on simplification and consistency in order to take the guesswork out of figuring out what's open and what's legal out...

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Trout Drought

Trout Drought

PROSPECT — When technician Bryan DeBerry steers the Cole Rivers Hatchery trout-stocking truck into Mill Creek Campground, he feels like he should be jingling some bells or playing some annoying children's song on a loudspeaker.

DeBerry stops the truck near a campsite next to a spot where Mill Creek churns over a short falls and into a sandy pool with deep teal water perfect for a few scoops of rainbows. Nearby camper Tim Lagendresse puts down his coffee mug and grabs his trout...

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