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Where wild beauty is an understatement
Hart Mountain, Lake CountyLichen in the crags of a weather-beaten rock and grasses rooted stubbornly in the earth's cruel soil are symbolic and literal proof that only the fittest are destined to survive in the State of Jefferson. Photo by Larry Arbanas

Cedarville, Modoc County
The Surprise Valley Annual Squirrel Round-up is held here in March every year at the Modoc County Fairgrounds. If left unchecked the squirrel population soars causing great damage to crops and fields. Photo by Jean Bilodeaux

Alturas, Modoc CountyIn the northeast corner of California, hunting is practiced nearly year-round. The experience is much the same for those carrying guns, binoculars, cameras or walking sticks. Stop and smell the sage! Photo by Dusty Prevette

Lakeview, Lake CountyOwls have super eyesight, rubber necks, directional hearing and nearly soundless flight. This enables them to pinpoint a target in dim or no light and swoop silently down, moth-like, for some fast food. Photo by Larry Arbanas

Lakeview, Lake County

Antelope, elk, deer, mountain lions and coyotes inhabit this area of southern Oregon known as the Hart Mountain National Wildlife Refuge. The town of Adel is to the south as are several small lakes. Photo by Larry Arbanas

Surprise Valley, Modoc County
Surprise Valley, home to four ranching communities, Cedarville, Eagleville, Fort Bidwell and Lake City, is surrounded by unsurpassed natural beauty. See cattle drives and Old West sunsets here. Photo by Jean Bilodeaux

Crimson Morning on Reservoir F, Modoc County

Crimson Morning on Reservoir F, Modoc County

Reservoir F is located in Devil's Garden within the Modoc National Forest northeast of the City of Alturas. This is a beautiful little reservoir if you enjoy camping, fishing, kayaking, hiking and wildlife viewing. Photo by Lorissa "Reese" Soriano

Fort Bidwell, Modoc CountyLandscape with old pickup, Fort Bidwell, Modoc County, Lea Huetteman, MyOutdoorBuddy.com Almost every ranch in Surprise Valley has a favorite old truck. This 51 Chevy, parked at a ranch south of Fort Bidwell (Modoc County) brings back many memories as the sun sets. Upper Alkali Lake is shown in background Photo by Lea Huetteman

Photos by:  Larry Arbanas  Jean Bilodeaux  Dave Menke/USFWS  Dusty Prevette  Anders Tomlinson  Lorissa "Reese" Soriano  Lea Huetteman 
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