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Quiz: Test your outdoors knowledge

A lot happened on the Oregon outdoors scene in 2016, with all sorts of stories about the flora, fauna and locales that make this state so great.

To see whether you've been paying attention, we've fashioned a quiz to test your knowledge of outdoors news that broke this year.

For those who score nine correct answers or better, consider yourself an Oregon outdoorsman or woman. If you score lower than that, you need to read this Friday section a little more religiously.

1. How many wolves are in the Rogue Pack, whose patriarch is famed roaming wolf OR-7?

A) 4

B) 6

C) 7

D) 8

2. Medford's Prescott Park atop RoxyAnn Peak received a new recreation feature in 2016. What was it?

A) Zip line

B) Downhill mountain biking trail

C) Motocross trail

D) Hot springs

3. The Oregon State Marine Board banned outboard motors on driftboats along the lower 10 miles of the Chetco River as a way to curb angling conflicts between bank anglers and driftboaters side-drifting eggs for winter steelhead.



4. What unusual animal was discovered to be regularly breaking into the Union Creek Resort store?

A) Ringtail

B) Wolverine

C) Pine marten

D) Badger

5. What predatory species of fish was stocked in Diamond Lake after a live tui chub was discovered in the lake?

A) Muskie

B) Cranebow trout

C) Tiger trout

D) Chinook salmon

6. Beginning this year, it is legal to keep a skunk as a pet under what condition or conditions?

A) No restrictions. You want a skunk as a pet, you got it.

B) It cannot be one taken from the wild

C) It cannot be wild and must have its scent glands removed

D) It must be purchased from an out-of-state breeding facility; you must obtain a $25 permit; and the skunk must be permanently marked for identification either via a microchip embedded in its body or by a tattoo to an ear or lip.

7. What predatory species of fish was stocked in Howard Prairie Lake to see whether it can thrive with bass there?

A) Muskie

B) Cranebow trout

C) Tiger trout

D) Chinook salmon

8. Bike polo is a real sport played weekly in Ashland.



9. The Oregon Legislature added how many Free Fishing Days in Oregon, allowing residents and nonresidents to fish, crab or collect shellfish without a state license or tag?

A) None

B) One

C) Two

D) Four, including this Saturday and Sunday

10. Beginning in 2016, what is the maximum length of time anyone can camp at a single location on U.S. Forest Service land, whether it is at an improved, paid-for campground or open space in a wilderness area?

A) One week

B) 10 days

C) Two weeks

D) Three weeks

Answers: 1) C; 2) B; 3) False; 4) A; 5) C; 6) D; 7) B; 8) True; 9) D; 10) C

— Reach reporter Mark Freeman at 541-776-4470 or mfreeman@mailtribune.com. Follow him at www.twitter.com/MTwriterFreeman.

See if you know as much about the outdoors as this Rogue River winter steelhead (or the angler releasing it near Shady Cove) by taking our year-end quiz. Mail Tribune / Jamie Lusch