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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Bassmasters schedule summertime tourney

The Rogue Valley Bassmasters club is reviving its summer bass-fishing tournament and fundraising raffle in June.
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ODFW mandatory-reporting penalty affects pocketbooks

Many of the roughly 33,600 Oregon hunters who failed to report their big-game or turkey-hunting successes in 2012 are just now discovering they must pay a $25 penalty before they can get a 2014 hunting license.
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ODFW proposes to add bear, muzzleloader hunts

A new spring bear hunt meant to draw hunters to southwest Oregon, and a new late-season muzzleloader hunt for blacktail bucks in the Chetco Unit are among proposed changes to the hunting landscape in 2015.
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Spring fishing turns into catching on upper Rogue

Spring chinook salmon catches are coming early yet not-so-often on the upper Rogue River, which is providing a decent mid-April fishing opportunity.
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Turkey season's start shows promise for '14

The spring turkey season kicked off this week with a lot of young ones in the field.
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Students will blaze trails in the great outdoors

The Siskiyou Mountain Club plans to hire local college students for a summer work and education program.
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Calling all ocean bottomfish anglers

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife needs volunteer anglers this spring and fall to help catch and release ocean bottomfish as part of a study on the effectiveness of marine reserves in growing bottomfish.
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Dry-dock inspections could draw 500 boats

Jackson County Sheriff's marine deputies over two upcoming weekends will give boaters the chance to have their powerboats and driftboats checked for the requisite safety gear.
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C2Ranch hunt gives youngsters their shot

Ten young guns will have a good shot at bagging a tom turkey this spring thanks to an agreement with a local ranch that helps create hunting access and wildlife habitat.
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Public comment sought on 'Slow No Wake' definition

The Oregon State Marine Board is taking public comment on its proposed new definition for no-wake zones.
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Rogue fly-casters plan Applegate River outing

The Medford-based Rogue FlyFishers Association will hold a winter steelhead fishing outing Saturday on the Applegate River.
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Fly-fishing documentary is a winner for Atkinson

An in-production, full-length documentary by former state Sen. Jason Atkinson is gaining some early love in the fly-fishing world.
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