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Weekly recreation reports, Sept. 18

Weekend fishing opportunities and links to full Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife recreation reports for the Willamette, Central, Columbia, Northeast and Southeast zones.

Forest Service eyes eliminating roads

Plan could affect access to recreation

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Incredible Voyage

Unique hovercraft ‘Nemotoad’ takes maiden voyage

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Salmon run among largest on record

Run is forecast at 1.5 million adult and young salmon by year’s end

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Record runs cross Bonneville Dam

Monday return largest single-day crossing since count began Portland, Ore. - Since Sunday, more than 180,354 adult fall Chinook have climbed the fish ladders at Bonneville Lock and Dam on their annual migration into the Columbia River Basin.

Deschutes fishing tourney launches

The eighth annual Wasco Salmon/Steelhead Tournament will be held on Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014. Nichols Art Glass will provide grand prize.

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A City of Wheels

Cycle Oregon takes over Sorosis Park for a weekend under the trees

Cycle Oregon returns Saturday

Cycle Oregon will return to The Dalles for the finish line crossing on Saturday, Sept. 13 at Riverfront Park.

New disease confirmed in Roseburg deer population

ROSEBURG, Ore. – Tests have confirmed that deer in the Roseburg area are dying from Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease (EHD), a disease that has not been seen in deer in this area of Oregon before and is transmitted by gnats, which are abundant this year due to low water levels.

Hunting not allowed on most Corps land

PORTLAND, ORE. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers prohibits hunting on Corps property between Celilo Park and the city of Arlington in Oregon.

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Large Chinook run is on its way

UPDATE: In what may be a record day, 67,024 adult Chinook and 5,447 jack crossed Bonneville Dam on Sunday, Sept. 7. Another record? 67521 kings thru Bonneville on Monday, according to NW Sportsman magazine.

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Display focuses on early days of TD cycling

Cycle Oregon participants arrive today, Friday, Sept. 5.

New from Cottonwood State Park

News from Cottonwood Canyon State Park ~ Cottonwood Park Ranger We have fallen behind on the blog—every time we tried to emerge from the weeds, it seems like we get pulled back down by the puncture vine. Or tangled by the Russian thistle. Or strangled by the Kochia.

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Cycle Oregon

On Saturday, Sept. 6, about 2,200 bicyclists will be at Sorosis Park setting the stage for the “Magnificent Seven,” an epic journey through the cinematic scenery of Wasco and Jefferson counties.

Hunters warned of high fire danger

SALEM, Ore.—Fire danger is at critical levels across the state of Oregon. Earlier this month fire weather forecasters witnessed an anomaly that literally raised a red flag. Practically the entire state had been painted red on meteorological charts indicating a Red Flag Warning from Florence to Ontario, Astoria to Brookings and nearly everywhere in-between.

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