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Fly fishing expert to give presentation Thursday (1)

February 28, 2015 — 

Dylan Rose, the saltwater destinations manager for Fly Water Travel in Ashland, will be the guest speaker Thursday at the monthly meeting of the Umpqua Valley Fly Fishers Club.The meeting …

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Edelweiss Ski Club hosts William Sullivan (2)

February 17, 2015 — 

Sullivan to host presentationWilliam Sullivan will host a presentation for the Edelweiss Ski Club tonight.Sullivan will present a slideshow at the Ford Room of the Douglas County Library at 7 …

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Umpqua Dairy team nets 28 steelhead to win derby (3)

February 15, 2015 — 

The Umpqua Dairy Products team of two guides and four anglers netted first place in the Umpqua Fishery Enhancement Derby that was held on the Umpqua River system two weeks …

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Thoughts From Your Trooper: Umpqua River boaters should be aware of low winter water (4)

February 15, 2015 — 

Thankfully, as I wrote this article several days ago, the rain was falling. The spring weather prior to the rain was enjoyable, but also presented a few problems and will …

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Roseburg outdoors show offers displays, activities, products (5)

February 8, 2015 — 

Visitors to the 19th annual ServPro Sportsmen’s & Outdoor Recreation Show this weekend in Roseburg won’t know whether to look up or down.The Art of Falconry presentations will feature a …

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Treacherous waters a hazard for Umpqua boaters (6)

February 8, 2015 — 

The drift boat hit the submerged rock, swung sidewise to the river and was pushed up on the rock.As quick as that, the South Umpqua River flowed into the boat.Within …

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Fall Creek Falls Trail offers nearby hike through the millennia (7)

February 1, 2015 — 

The recently rain-swollen North Umpqua River has been exciting to watch from the Winchester Bridge as it spills over the dam. But all of that water must collect somewhere, draining …

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Roseburg man hooked on derby and fish (8)

January 25, 2015 — 

Fish and fishing, the Umpqua River Basin, education, water safety — these are all important to Dave Loomis. They are also important to the mission of the Umpqua Fishery Enhancement …

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Richard Hikes: Rain and sand highlight coastal hike (9)

January 18, 2015 — 

It rained for 40 days and 40 nights and Noah built an ark and floated to Turkey. Given the context of the arid and dry Middle East, the deluge was …

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Audubon Society raptor trip set (10)

January 14, 2015 — 

The Umpqua Valley Audubon Society hosts its annual Raptor Field Trip, formerly the Raptor Run, next week around Douglas County. Master birders Dale and Elva Paulson will lead the trip …

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Thoughts From Your Trooper: Troopers appreciate hunters’ behavior; remember to purchase 2015 licenses, tags (11)

December 28, 2014 — 

Looking back on this past hunting season I was pleasantly surprised. We had a significant change in Weyerhaeuser’s access policy that worked very smoothly. The Roseburg office of the Oregon …

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Umpqua Valley Audubon to host birding trip to Ford’s Pond (12)

December 27, 2014 — 

The Umpqua Valley Audubon Society is hosting a birding trip to Ford’s Pond in Sutherlin on Jan. 10. It will be part of a series of birding trips at one …

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Coastal habitat offers hunters a place to pursue fowl (13)

December 7, 2014 — 

Central Douglas County has a lot to offer to deer, elk and turkey hunters. Our local waterfowl hunters, however, have somewhat limited options. Except for the occasional pond and some …

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Richard Hikes: Singin’ and hikin’ in the coastal rain (14)

December 1, 2014 — 

Let it be known that on a recent hike at Cape Perpetua by Mrs. O’Neill and me, there was no singing or dancing involved. There was lots of rain-o-beautiful-rain though …

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Thoughts From Your Trooper: November brings last hunting chances and cautious driving (15)

November 9, 2014 — 

Here we are in November already. In the wildlife world, November signifies the last chance for the major elk seasons. In the driving world it means extra caution for the …

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On The Move: Trippin’ through the Trinity Alps (16)

November 9, 2014 — 

“Don’t worry about the rattlesnakes in the Trinity Alps Wilderness,” a California friend reassured us. “It is too hot for them in July and August, they hibernate (aestivate).” Too hot …

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Mudders: Roseburg pair prepares for competition in Las Vegas (17)

October 26, 2014 — 

Greg Kovach’s day starts at 5 a.m., when he jumps into his cold pool, followed by a six mile run — up and down Rocky Ridge five times. Throughout the …

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Pregnant Roseburg resident fills bighorn sheep tag (18)

October 26, 2014 — 

My wife Brooke Hunt had plenty to celebrate back in June. Her name was drawn for a bighorn sheep hunting tag for the West Deschutes Unit which encompasses the lower …

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Richard Hikes: Finding Waldo in the middle of a burn (19)

October 12, 2014 — 

In 1996. the Charlton Burn swept west from namesake Charlton Butte, intent on burning its merry way down the Willamette River to Eugene. Some would say that would be a …

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Thoughts From Your Trooper: Weather conditions may affect early deer season successes (20)

October 5, 2014 — 

As I compose this article, I hope that it is in vain. I am hoping for more rain for this upcoming Western Oregon deer hunting rifle season. Right now though, …

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