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RattlesnakeSnakes are among the most misunderstood of animals. Myths abound: Most snakes are poisonous, snakes can jump two feet, snakes will not cross a rope, snakes only strike when coiled and snakes travel in pairs.

Fly fishingPhoto by Shana Jewell. A popular flyfishing spot lies just downstream from the Goodpasture covered bridge.

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife is gearing up for one of the region’s most popular outdoor activities – Free Fishing Weekend, which will take place this year on June 1st and 2nd. On these two days, ODFW will waive all fees associated with recreational fishing, clamming and crabbing throughout the state.

 

Shed hunters in OregonA growing number of people take to the woods during winter, looking for antlers shed by Oregon’s deer and elk. Deer usually shed theirs from late December through March, and elk from late February through early April.

2013 Aquatic Invasive Species Prevention Permit

Checking a paddlerTwo inspectors at work at the Ashland inspection station in 2012.

What have you been shooting and catching lately – that is, shooting with your camera and catching in pixels? Enter your favorite hunting and fishing photos in the ODFW Outdoors photo contest for a chance to win a $100 gift certificate to Cabelas. For contest details, and to enter, go to the ODFW Outdoors Facebook page. Then, be sure to encourage your friends and family to visit ODFW Outdoors to vote for their favorite photo!

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McKenzie River Reflections is the weekly newspaper serving Oregon's McKenzie River Valley. Available by mail for $23/yr in Lane County, $29/yr outside Lane. Digital subscriptions are $23/yr. Subscribe at: http://mckenzieriverreflectionsnewspaper.com/catalog/subscriptions-0. Purchase copies online at: http://mckenzieriverreflectionsnewspaper.com/catalog/back-issues-0. Read about area communities including Cedar Flat, Walterville, Camp Creek, Leaburg, Vida, Nimrod, Finn Rock, Blue River, Rainbow and McKenzie Bridge.