Dry grass leads to vehicle restrictions

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife has restricted some vehicle access to its property along the Rogue River near Gold Hill to curb wildfire danger.
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State marine board seeks citizen guidance

The Oregon State Marine Board is taking applications from boaters looking to join ad-hoc committees representing various boating subsets to give the agency guidance on boating-related issues.
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Diamond Lake gets some fresh fish flesh

About 24,000 legal- and trophy-sized rainbow trout are headed to Diamond Lake, which has seen slumping fishing success of late.
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'Leftover tags' sell out in less than 15 minutes

More than 1,000 controlled elk tags that went unclaimed in the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife's controlled-hunt draw last month sold out in less than 15 minutes Tuesday during the agency's first-come, first-served sale of these so-called "leftover tags."
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Water police will be watching for drunk boaters this weekend

Marine patrol officers will be out in force in Jackson County and throughout the U.S. this weekend aggressively enforcing drunken-boating laws as part of the annual Operation Dry Water awareness and education campaign.
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Crater Lake without cars

Crater Lake National Park's East Rim Drive will be closed to motorized traffic this weekend to give hikers, bikers, runners and walkers a chance to enjoy the lake without cars.
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Springer weighs in at 17 pounds, wins inaugural Rogue derby

A Klamath Falls man's 17-pound spring chinook salmon wasn't that big, but it was big enough Saturday to win $1,000 in an inaugural salmon-fishing derby on the Rogue River around Shady Cove.
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High hopes for inaugural 'Salmon Fever on the Upper Rogue'

Organizers of a new spring chinook salmon derby along the Rogue River expect a flurry of sign-ups today on the eve of the event.
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Monument inclusion areas to be explored

The Soda Mountain Wilderness Council is sponsoring a series of free weekend hikes in June to explore areas near the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument that have been proposed for inclusion in monument east of Ashland.
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