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Byline: The Register-Guard

Fly-rod building clinic for women slated next month

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife's Becoming an Outdoor Woman (BOW) Program will conduct a two-day workshop on fly-rod building Dec. 9 and 10 in Sisters. The $250 registration includes one-night's stay at the Suttle Lake Church Camp, two lunches, rod-building materials and instruction. Details: Travis Aerni at (503) 947-6025, or download a registration form at www.dfw.state.or.us/outdoor_skills/bow/.

New ATV rule subject of hearing in Florence

A proposed administrative rule concerning the driving of Class I all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) on Oregon beaches will be the subject of a public hearing Wednesday in Florence. The hearing will begin at 6 p.m. at the Florence Events Center, 715 Quince St. The proposed rule would implement Senate Bill 68, which authorizes the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department to issue the special permits to Class I ATV operators with disabilities, among others. The hearing will also take comments on a proposed rule change that would allow OPRD to award grants of up to 100 percent of real property value to purchase land for ATV riding areas. The current rule sets an 80 percent ceiling on land purchase grants.

Eugene fly-fishing club sets Monday fundraiser

The McKenzie Flyfishers club will hold its annual fund-raising auction Monday. Hand-tied flies, used and new fly-fishing gear, and guided fishing trips are among the items to be sold. The event will be held at Mallard Banquet Hall, 725 W. First Ave. Doors open at 6 p.m. for a social hour and silent auction, followed at 6:45 p.m. by an optional buffet dinner and the oral auction. Cost of the dinner is $12.

Friends of Buford Park & Mt. Pisgah set celebration

A vision for the future will be the focus of the 15th annual Friends of Buford Park & Mount Pisgah Fall Celebration at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the First United Methodist Church, 1376 Olive Street. Chris Orsinger, executive director of Friends of Buford Park, will speak about the benefits of bringing into public ownership the 1,200-acre parcel owned by Wildish Land Co. along the Middle Fork Willamette River. Food will be served and a silent auction will be held. Donations requested. Details: call 344-8350 or log-on to bufordpark.org.

FISHING, HUNTING & WILDLIFE VIEWING

Oregon angling highlights

Coastal rivers and streams: The outlook for fall salmon should be good when coastal rivers drop to fishable levels. The Elk and Sixes rivers, home of the latest fall chinook runs on the Oregon Coast, should turn on soon. Columbia Gorge sturgeon angling remains fair to good.

Lakes: Willamette Basin flood control reservoirs and coastal lakes offer winter anglers fair to good opportunities for holdover trout. Siltcoos and Tahkenitch lakes remain open to the harvest of wild (non-fin-clipped) coho.

Marine zone: Fishing for lingcod and rockfish is good when ocean conditions allow. Heavy rains combined with low tides flushed many crab out of the bays and estuaries. The ocean is closed for Dungeness crab through Nov. 30.

Wildlife viewing

Best bets: Bird watching opportunities in and around the Coos Bay area continue to be good with early migrant waterfowl beginning to appear. Viewing on the bay is best at high slack or low tides.

- 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.

Astronomy

FRIDAY

South Slough Reserve: "Autumn Night Sky" presentation by Dan Neal, 7:30 p.m., weather permitting, at the Interpretive Center on Seven Devils Road. Registration: (541) 888-5558.

Bicycling

SATURDAY

GEARS: 30-, 40- and 55-mile rides to the Pleasant Hill/Rattlesnake Butte area. Faster riders leave Alton Baker Park at 10 a.m., slower riders at 10:30. Details: www.eugenegears.org.

SUNDAY

GEARS: 25-, 30- and 35-mile rides to North Coburg and beyond. Faster riders leave Alton Baker Park at 10 a.m., slower riders at 10:30.

Birding

SATURDAY

Lane County Audubon Society: Steve Gordon will lead a West Eugene Wetlands birdwalk of about two miles; carpool from South Eugene High School at 8 a.m. Donation requested. Details: Dael Parsons, 338-0313.

South Slough Reserve: "Beginning Birding for Adults," 8:30 a.m. at the Charleston Visitor Center. Binoculars provided. Fee: $1. Call (541) 888-5558 to register.

Boating

SATURDAY

G.I. Joe's: Dave Rasmussen will conduct a boater education class leading to the safety card required of power boat operators age 60 and older, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., G.I. Joe's, 1030 Greenacres Rd. Cost: $15.

Fishing

WEDNESDAY

Cascade Family Flyfishers: Heather McNeill of Oregon River Rights will give a presentation on preserving public access to rivers, 6:30 p.m., Eagles Lodge, 1375 Irving Rd.

SATURDAY

G.I. Joe's: Troy Corgain will conduct a seminar on "Early Winter Steelhead Tips and Tactics," noon, G.I. Joe's, 1030 Greenacres Rd.

Gear

THURSDAY

G.I. Joe's: Jeff Bongcayao will conduct a seminar on GPS units and related software, 6:30 p.m., G.I. Joe's, 1030 Greenacres Rd.

Hiking

WEDNESDAY

The Obsidians: Ruth Romoser will lead a hike on North Shasta Loop. Details, signup sheet at the Eugene Family YMCA, 2055 Patterson St.

SATURDAY

The Obsidians: Lana Lindstrom - 8-mile Mount Pisgah hike; Janet Jacobsen - 8-mile Skinner Butte to Gillespie Butte hike. Details, signup sheet at the Eugene Family YMCA, 2055 Patterson St.

SUNDAY

The Obsidians: Chris Stockdale - 10-mile hike along the North Fork of the Middle Fork of the Willamette River. Details, signup sheet at the Eugene Family YMCA, 2055 Patterson St.

Mushrooming

SUNDAY

Cascade Mycological Society: Mushrooming outing, 9 a.m., east parking lot at South Eugene High School. Bring lunch and a national forest mushrooming permit (available free at Forest Service offices). Details: 431-0060 or cascademyco.org

Nature

THURSDAY & SUNDAY

UO Outdoor Program: "Healing with Herbs" workshop includes a free lecture at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Outdoor Program room at the Erb Memorial Union and a Sunday field trip to gather wild herbs. Field trip fee: $12 ($10 for UO students, OP Co-op members). Registration, details: 346-4365.

SATURDAY

Eugene Natural History Society: "Truffles of Oregon" talk by Charles Lefevre, 7:30 p.m., 100 Willamette Hall, University of Oregon.

SATURDAY

Nearby Nature: Birds are the focus of a family-oriented nature quest that includes a short hike and making a feeder for wintering birds; meet at 10 a.m. outside the Park Host Residence in Alton Baker Park. Cost: $2 per person or $5 per family. Registration: 687-9699.

MONDAY

Native Plant Society of Oregon: "A Study of the Flora of Iron Mountain in the Cascades" by Bob Ross, 7:30 p.m., EWEB Training Room, 500 E. Fourth Ave. Details: 345-5531.

Paddle sports

TODAY and NOV. 21.

River House Outdoor Program: Kayak water polo drop-in sessions, 8 p.m. Echo Hollow Pool. Fee: $4. Kayak rentals available for $6 if arranged in advance. Details: 682-5329.

WEDNESDAY

Oregon River Sports Paddle Club: Guy Santiago will conduct a clinic on `Foul Weather Paddling Gear,' 6 p.m. at ORS, 3400 Franklin Blvd.

SUNDAY

Oregon River Sports Paddle Club: Paddle trip on the tidewaters of Schofield Creek near Reedsport; 8:30 a.m. carpool from ORS, 3400 Franklin Blvd., or meet at Rainbow Plaza Boat Ramp at 10 a.m. Details: 334-0696.

Walking

SATURDAY

Mossbacks Volkssport Club: Carpool to Winchester Bay for easy 6.3-mile walk to the lighthouse, 8 a.m., Willamalane, 215 W. C St., Springfield. Details: 726-7169.

SUNDAY

Mossbacks Volkssport Club: Carpool to West Albany for easy 6.2-mile hike through historic areas and neighborhoods, 1 p.m., Willamalane, 215 W. C St., Springfield. Details: 726-7169.
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