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Outdoor women's program set

A small game hunting clinic near Corvallis and a fly-tying course in Salem kick off the 2005 schedule of outdoor skills workshops for women offered by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife.

The hunting clinic will be held Jan. 22 at E.E. Wilson Wildlife Area north of Corvallis and the fly-tying course is scheduled for Jan. 29 in Salem. Other regional courses scheduled during the first six months of 2005 include a clamming workshop April 2 at Tugman State Park near Reedsport and kayaking the South Slough Estuary near Charleston on April 23. Multi-skills `Becoming an Outdoors Woman' workshops will be held Feb. 25-27 near Sisters and June 11-12 at La Pine State Park. Additional details and registration forms are available by calling (800) 720-6339. ext. 76017. Online information is available at: www.dfw.state.or.us/

outdoor_skills/.

Telemark skiing event planned

The University of Oregon Outdoor Program will conduct an "Intro to Telemark Skiing" clinic Saturday, Jan. 22, at Hoodoo Ski Area.

The clinic costs $44, including van transportation from Eugene ($20 if you already have a Hoodoo lift ticket). Participants must provide their own Telemark gear (rentals are available at Berg's Ski Shop). Pre-register at the OP office in the basement of the Erb Memorial Union on campus or at the City of Eugene's Riverhouse Outdoor Program office, 301 N. Adams St.

Free snow outings offered

Campbell Center is offering adults a free chance to try cross country skiing and/or snowshoeing. Campbell Center will provide the instructors, transportation and even snowshoes (you will have to rent your own Nordic skis if you want to try skiing).

Participants provide appropriate clothing and boots. Full-day outings are planned Friday and Saturday to the Ray Benson Sno Park at Santiam Pass. Lunch at the lodge at Hoodoo Ski Area (brown bag it or buy lunch there). Details, registration: call 682-5318 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

Columbia rules may change

In a effort to extend the 2005 spring chinook season on the Columbia River, the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission proposes a reduction in the bag limit or allowing fishing less than seven days per week in the area immediately below Bonneville Dam. In 2004, the majority of spring chinook taken from the Columbia River were caught in the five miles immediately downstream of the dam and the season ended before the end of April. Final decisions on the 2005 spring chinook harvest seasons will be made by the states of Oregon and Washington at the Jan. 28 Columbia River Compact meeting in Vancouver, Wash. A run of 254,100 "upriver" spring chinook is forecast.

Sage grouse draft plan released

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife has released a draft plan for managing the state's population of greater sage grouse. The agency will be scheduling several public meetings in late January and February seeking comment on the draft plan. View the draft plan online at www.dfw.state.or.us/ODFWhtml/InfoCntrWild/sage-grouse.pdf. The Fish and Wildlife Commission will vote on the plan May 13 in Prineville.
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Title Annotation:Recreation; NEWS & NOTES
Publication:The Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
Date:Jan 13, 2005
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