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Walleye Netting Probes Salmon Falls Fishery

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Their standardized protocol: “fall walleye index netting.” Idaho walleye anglers asked for this monitoring. He and Megargle talk quietly about the sizes of walleye they’re seeing in the nets. Anglers lately have reported catching smaller walleye, Megargle says. Fish and Game will do its fall walleye index netting next year on Oakley Reservoir, also called Goose Creek Reservoir.

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Call of the fall turkey

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…fall in Eastern Oregon means hunting season. With upland game bird season kicking off last week, the fall turkey season is set to begin Tuesday and run through Dec. 31. According to Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife Biologist Jim Cadwell, the season might have a slow start this year. “Because of the weather, birds are still spread pretty wide,” Cadwell said. “Snow in the high country hasn’t pushed any birds down. Weather is a big factor.” Cadwell said turkey…

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Officials, Landowners Seek Solutions to Elk Damage

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…to work on solutions. “Elk and hunting elk is a big economic issue in Elko. There’s got to be a way to deal with it,” Williams said. Idaho House Speaker Scott Bedke, an Oakley Republican, said the elk problem is getting worse. When they turned out the cattle to graze this year on his ranch, which extends from Cassia County to Box Elder and Elko counties, they saw up to 500 head of elk, he said. Not that many elk are harvested by hunters, Bedke said. Other…

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