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Droves of Wild Elk Are Chasing Down Minivans and Harassing Residents on the Oregon Coast (Willamette Week)

For years, the Oregon coastal county has been under siege as hundreds of the hungry animals wander into small towns like Astoria, Gearhart and Warrenton, High Country News reports.

One Gearhart resident, Pauline Como, tells High Country she was recently attacked in her minivan by an elk who charged at her vehicle and gnawed at the door, "leaving bovine-sized teeth marks."

Others say the massive herds are prone to shut down highways, trample pets, graze on gardens and do tens of thousands of dollars worth of damage to area golf courses.

read more at https://www.wweek.com/news/2018/12/12/droves-of-wild-elk-are-chasing-dow...

(editorial note: so much jerky so little time.. there is a clear solution to this so called problem :)

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Crab season delayed again in Oregon - Daily Astorian

(Capt. Tyler of F/V Ocean Harvest)

Oregon’s Dungeness crab fishery will not open until at least Dec. 31 after testing by state fishery managers revealed crabs are still too low in meat yield in some areas of the coast.

The valuable commercial fishery traditionally opens on Dec. 1. In November, fishery managers announced the season would be delayed until mid-December because crabs were not plump enough.

The most recent delay is not a big surprise, said Tim Novotny, the spokesman for the Oregon Dungeness Crab Commission, which advocates for the industry.

see http://www.dailyastorian.com/Local_News/20181207/crab-season-delayed-aga...

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USDA Drought Relief Livestock Forage Disaster Program PDF

This might be useful for those of us without much water this summer:

Overview
The 2014 Farm Bill authorized the Livestock Forage Disaster Program (LFP) to provide compensation to eligible livestock producers who have suffered grazing losses for covered livestock on land that is native or improved pastureland with permanent vegetative cover or is planted specifically for grazing. The grazing losses must be due to a qualifying drought condition during the normal grazing period for the county.
 

Also, LFP provides compensation to eligible livestock producers who have suffered grazing losses on rangeland managed by a federal agency if the eligible livestock producer is prohibited by the federal agency from grazing the normal permitted livestock on the managed rangeland due to a qualifying fire

Please read the full PDF for details PDF iconlivestock_forage_disaster_program-july2018.pdf

PDF iconlivestock_forage_disaster_program-july2018.pdf

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