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Hunters – Get Big Game Preference Points by Turning in Poachers

A new program will provide big game preference points in lieu of a cash reward to people who turn in poachers. The program builds on...

Handle Fish with Care in Hot Weather

As temperatures rise, fish (especially coldwater species like trout) feel the heat, too. Officials from the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife say anglers can...

Spring Chinook season extended on Umatilla River Through June 30

The spring Chinook season on the lower Umatilla River from the Highway 730 bridge to Threemile Dam has been extended through June 30 thanks...

ODFW Set to Host Youth Fishing Derby at Cutsforth Park on...

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife and Morrow County Parks will sponsor the 13th annual Youth Fishing Derby on Saturday, June 2 at...

Boat Inspection Station Opens in Umatilla, Other Places Around State

Boating season is starting and people hauling both motorized and non-motorized boats must stop at watercraft inspection stations opening around Oregon next week. Large...

Anglers: Turn in 2017 Combined Angling Tags, Hatchery Harvest Cards

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) reminds anglers to turn in their 2017 Combined Angling Tags and/or Hatchery Salmon/Steelhead Harvest Cards (aka...

ODFW Warns Dirty Feeders Can Spread Disease to Backyard Birds

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife is urging people to keep their bird feeders clean and free of bacteria so wild birds stay...

ODFW Test-Drops Larger Trout in Eagle Cap Mountain Lakes

Thousands of juvenile trout were airlifted to the Wallowa Mountains last week by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife to supplement the fish...

ODFW Asks Anglers to Give Region’s Steelhead a Helping Hand

Facing some of the lowest steelhead returns on record, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife has already curtailed steelhead fishing seasons throughout the...

Fire Burns Several Acres Near Umatilla

Investigators are looking into the cause of a brush fire that burned at least a couple of acres off Southshore Drive west of Umatilla. The Umatilla...

Input Sought on Columbia Basin Steelhead Seasons

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife will host a public meeting on Wednesday, May 24 to hear input for recreational summer steelhead fisheries...

Free Youth Fishing Event Set for McNary Ponds

Kids will have a chance to hone their fishing skills at a free youth fishing event at the McNary Channel Ponds near Hermiston on...

Infested Boat stopped at Ontario Inspection Station

A 41-foot yacht with Zebra mussels attached was intercepted at the Ontario Watercraft Inspection station last week. The boat came from Harrison Bay, Tennessee...

Free Family Fishing Days Coming to Hermiston

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife invites Oregon families to come fishing at one of 28 free Family Fishing events scheduled throughout the...

Hard Winter Results in More Wildlife on the Road

Eastern and Central Oregon’s harsh winter season has not only resulted in more snow and ice on the roadway, but it has also contributed...

Avoid Penalty – Report Hunt Results by Jan. 31

Any hunter who purchased 2016 big game or turkey tags needs to report their hunt results by the deadline, which is Jan. 31, 2016...

A New Tradition: Thanksgiving Fishing

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife encourages Oregonians to start a new family tradition during the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday weekend – take the...

Free Youth Hunt Offered Near Hermiston

Registration is now open for ODFW’s free pheasant hunts for youth (age 17 and under) happening around the state in September. The events are being...

Spring Chinook Fishery to Open on Powder River

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife plans to release approximately 150 spring Chinook salmon into the Powder River to create a unique fishing...

Families Can Enjoy Free Fishing in Heppner June 4

Free Fishing Weekend in Oregon is June 4-5, and many events are planned around the state to help families make the most of this...

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