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Byline: The Register-Guard

Outdoor Program hosts open house Thursday

The University of Oregon Outdoor Program will host an open house Thursday at 5:30 p.m. The event includes a slide show featuring highlights of outdoor adventures organized by the program as well as an overview of the program's resources and philosophy. It will be held in Room 37 of the Erb Memorial Union on campus. Details: 346-4365.

Hunters group collecting `Meat for the Mission'

The Emerald Valley chapter of the the Oregon Hunter's Association is conducting its seventh annual "Meat for the Mission" food drive. The campaign focuses on hunters who have surplus game meat they are willing to donate to the Eugene Mission. Donations of extra meat can be picked up and delivered to the mission by calling chairman Jack Weinstein, 689-9973.

FISHING, HUNTING & WILDLIFE VIEWING

Trout Stocking Report

Detroit Reservoir: To be stocked this week with 5,000 rainbow trout

Other angling highlights

Rivers and streams: The Alton Baker Park canoe canal has been regularly stocked over the past several weeks and still has plenty of catchable rainbow trout. Fall chinook salmon are in the tidewaters of all coastal rivers, but the bite is generally spotty with an occasional flurry of action. Winchester Bay has been fairly good for chinook just outside the bar. Summer steelhead prospects are improving as waters cool on the Santiam, McKenzie and Willamette rivers. The Deschutes River below Shearers Falls remains good for steelhead.

Lakes: Fishing traditionally picks up again this time of year in the Cascade lakes, and reports from Odell, Lava, North Twin and Crane Prairie indicate that trend is continuing this year.

Marine zone: Bay crabbing continues to be very good in many north coast estuaries. Fishing for rockfish and lingcod along the coast is good to fair. The state on Friday called a halt to the sport boat harvest of cabezon because the annual quota of 15.8 metric tons had been exceeded.

Wildlife viewing

Best bets: Late September finds spring chinook salmon going through their spawning routines, and there are several good places to watch this activity. One is in the McKenzie River adjacent to Leaburg Hatchery. Cross the river on Leaburg Dam, park in the hatchery visitor lot, then walk down to the river and enjoy the show. A closer view of spawning salmon can be found in a man-made spawning channel along the McKenzie River below Trailbridge Reservoir. Look for a gravel road that turns left off of the McKenzie Highway at mile post 12, just before the reservoir. Park near the gate (without blocking the road) and follow the gravel road to the channel (about a quarter-mile).

- Compiled from ODFW and Register-Guard reports. Updates available at www.registerguard.com/news/outdoors_front.php.

CALENDAR

To submit events

Submit listings to: Outdoor Editor, P.O. Box 10188, Eugene OR 97440 or: mstahlberg@guardnet.com. Unless otherwise noted, events are free.

Bicycling

WEDNESDAY

GEARS: 20- and 35-mile rides in the Fox Hollow/Lorane Highway area, 6 p.m. at Alton Baker Park, Eugene.

SATURDAY

GEARS: 40- and 60-mile rides to the Harrisburg and Bellfountain areas. Faster riders leave Alton Baker Park at 9 a.m., slower riders at 9:30.

The Obsidians: Lyndell Wilken will lead a 50-mile ride on the Lorane-Drain loop. Sign-up at the Eugene Family YMCA, 2055 Patterson St.

SUNDAY

GEARS: 20- and 40-mile rides to Goshen and Pleasant Hill. Faster riders leave Alton Baker Park at 9 a.m., slower riders at 9:30.

Birding

TODAY

Lane County Audubon Society: Naturalist Steve Shunk will present a program on the diversity of woodpeckers in the central Cascades, 7:30 p.m., Eugene Garden Club 1645 High St.

SATURDAY

Lane Audubon Society: Dick Lamster will lead an outing for beginning birders, 8 a.m., South Eugene High School, 19th and Patterson streets. Bring binoculars if you have them.

Butterfly watching

MONDAY

North American Butterfly Association: `Mysteries and Marvels from the Other Side: Butterflies and Habitats of Eastern Oregon' is the title of a presentation by Neil Borklund, 7:30 p.m., EWEB Training Center, 500 East Fourth Ave., Eugene.

Fishing

WEDNESDAY

Cascade Family Flyfishers: Author Chip O'Brien presents "Flyfishing Yellowstone Waters," 7 p.m., Eagles Lodge, 1575 Irving Road, Eugene.

Hiking

WEDNESDAY

The Obsidians: Margaret Prentice will lead a six-mile Larison Creek hike. Sign-up at the YMCA, 2055 Patterson St.

SATURDAY

Altair Ski & Sports Club: An 8.2-mile hike to Benson/Tenas lakes and Scott Mountain, departing Eugene at 9 a.m. RSVP: 747-1623.

The Obsidians: Janet Jacobsen will lead a three-mile Amazon Headwaters hike and Rob Castleberry will lead a 9.4-mile hike to Dome Rock with light trail maintenance. Details, sign-up at the YMCA, 2055 Patterson.

Oregon Natural Resources Council: Four- to six-mile South Pyramid Trail & Timber Sale hike. RSVP: 344-0675.

SUNDAY

The Obsidians: Chris Stockdale - 12-mile Bunchgrass Ridge hike; Jane Hackett - Three-mile hike from the Masonic Cemetery to the Obsidian Lodge; Marc Hansen - Four-mile hike on the north side of Mount Pisgah; and Scott Hovis - Black Meadow hike. Sign-up at the YMCA, 2055 Patterson.

Walking

TODAY

Mossbacks Volkssport Club: 6.2 mile Volkswalk through Springfield and Dorris Ranch, 8:30 a.m., Willamalane, 215 West C St., Springfield.
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