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Retired fish biologist Bill Hosford has lost his battle with cancer. Bill retired 14 years ago from the ODFW at the Burns unit. Some of you might remember him when he had the area from buoy 10 to Bonneville Dam. He walked the beachs allot to talk & check the fishermen when he lived in Deer Island. Bill was a great fisherman and always seemed to put a fish in the box even on the slow days. I remember going over to cousin Bill's house and opening the fridge to see several spools of fishing line on the top shelve. He kept his fishing line there where it was cool and dark (tip of the day from Bill Hosford). Bill and I fished the Rogue allot in the past few years, and I will remember him for his sense of humor/great cousin/great fisherman. We would boat camp on the Rogue for three days at a time. It was cousin Bill that introduced me to the Rogue River. He's been fishing the Rogue since 1958. Some of you have met and know him I'm sure, I know I have a story or two. I going to miss you cuz, thanks for all the memories..........................Bobber Down
 

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Another one the great no names.Will not stand out in history but would not be the same if he never was.He
will and is missed.From my heart I send our love to the family.BIG OLE THANX BILL HOSFORD.
 

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Any word on a service?
 

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Dwayne,

I am sorry for you loss, I know you cared for him very much.

Bill, believe the service is in 2 weeks in Burns

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Hoz was one of the best biologists I ever covered...two weeks is going to be tough...
 

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I remember you telling me about your cousin when we fished together last season. From what I recall he shared his abilities and knowledge freely; which is an attribute you share with him. Take comfort in the realization that he is gone but not forgotten and by helping others as he helped you he lives on.
 
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