Serving the central Oregon coast since 1928
24 Hour Gun Club Hot Line 541-902-7708
The Club shooting hours are 8:00am until 9:30pm, 7 days a week
This is a cleaning clinic only, cost is $15.00 per person. Course by Glen Harter and Troy Ronning.
Saturday, October 25th from 8:00am until 1:00pm.
August 20, 2014
CORVALLIS, Ore. – How many Chinook salmon make their way back to the Siuslaw River in the fall?
That is a question important not only to anglers on Oregon’s north coast but also for fisheries as far away as British Columbia and Alaska.
You might say the Siuslaw is an international river because Chinook that originate in its waters will venture as far north as Alaska, supporting recreational fisheries all along the coasts of northern Oregon, Washington, British Columbia and Alaska.
This fall, fishery biologists from the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife will capture adult Chinook in the Siuslaw River near Mapleton as part of a broader study to accurately estimate this year’s return. Nets will be placed in the Siuslaw from late August into October to capture the salmon as they travel upstream to spawn. Nets will be monitored while they are in the river so that when fish enter them they can be removed and released as quickly as possible after they are marked by punching a hole in their cheek plates.
The population study is being funded by a grant from the Pacific Salmon Commission, a 16-person body with representatives from the United States and Canada. The commission divides salmon harvests so that each country reaps the benefits of its investment in salmon production and conservation. Studies such as this year’s project on the Siuslaw are used in the management of local and international fisheries.
Under Pacific Salmon Treaty management, Siuslaw fall Chinook are considered an indicator stock. They are one of a suite of populations considered each year when managers get together to set harvest guidelines for the ocean and inland waterways along the north Pacific coast.
The nets will be set at night to take advantage of lower temperatures, according to Shelly Miller, ODFW fish biologist in charge of the project.
“Putting the nets out at night reduces stress on the fish, and reduces interaction with anglers in this popular fishery,” she said.
Once salmon migration into the river has passed its peak, sometime in mid to late October, activities will shift to counting live spawning Chinook and finding and examining salmon carcasses on their spawning grounds. Throughout the season, crews will survey more than 100 miles of Chinook spawning habitat. This information, coupled with angler creel surveys, will give Miller and her crew the information they need to make good estimates of total fall Chinook abundance.
The last time this kind of data was gathered on the Siuslaw was eight years ago. Similar data was gathered more recently for Oregon’s two other coastal indicator salmon populations in the Nehalem and Siletz rivers.
Miller said the data collected from this year’s study will be used to test the less intensive and more cost-effective methods developed eight years ago and inform fall Chinook population estimates in the Siuslaw for several years to come.
Since 2007, population estimates for Siuslaw fall Chinook have ranged from a low in 2007 of 7,000 to a high in 2011 of 31,000 fish. During that same time period, estimates for the other two indicator salmon populations have ranged from 4,000 to 17,000 on the Nehalem and 1,200 to 13,000 on the Siletz.
The WiFi has been installed and is ready to go! This is for people coming to events whether camping or just coming to shoot you can now logon to FREE Wifi. Enjoy!
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The Siuslaw Rod & Gun Club provides you our members and guest with free WiFi internet connection. We are not responsible for any damage to your computer while logged on to the internet with our free WiFi connection. It is up to you to have a current virus protection on your computer. You are using this connection at your own risk.
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An aerial view of the Rifle Range
A QUICK LOOK AT UP COMING EVENTS
Saturday, September 27, 2014
IDPA Pistol Match
Saturday, October 25, 2014
Siuslaw Defensive Multi-Gun Match
(and Night Clinic)
Sporting Clays NSCA Shoots
2015 Schedule TBD
Every Wednesday evening starting at 6pm
Every 1st Sunday starting at 10am
Action Pistol Range
2014 HANDGUN SAFETY CLASSES
All classes are on Saturday and start at 9:00am in the clubhouse.
September 27, 2014 - Last 2014 Class
2015 HANDGUN SAFETY CLASSES
January 24, 2015
February 28, 2015
March 28, 2015
April 25, 2015
June 27, 2015
July 25, 2015
August 29, 2015
September 26, 2015
All classes are on Saturdays.
Please do not call the club about this class. You are required to go to the Florence Police Department to pick up your HANDGUN SAFETY application. Follow the instructions that comes with the packet for the class registration. You will be contacted by the instructor as to your class date and time.