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It’s Calf and Fawn Season – Keep Your Distance from Elk...

Oregon's deer and elk give birth from May through July. It's natural for mother animals to leave their young alone and hidden for extended...

Umatilla Makes Progress on Construction of Pedestrian Bridge

Construction of the pedestrian bridge to reconnect Umatilla's South Hill area with the main parts of the city is advancing toward completion. The city in...

States Set Columbia River Summer & Fall Salmon, Steelhead Seasons

Oregon and Washington fishery managers have finalized preseason planning for 2024 Columbia River summer and fall recreational salmon and steelhead fisheries. Forecasts for summer and...

Recreational Spring Chinook to open June 1-15 Below Bonneville Dam

Fishery managers from Oregon and Washington added 11 additional fishing days - June 1 to June 11 - for recreational spring Chinook downstream of...

States Set Additional Recreational Spring Chinook Days After Update

Following an in-season update of the expected upriver spring Chinook return, fishery managers from Oregon and Washington added 10 additional fishing days for recreational...

Give Wildlife a Chance: Leave Young Animals Where You Found Them

Finding a young wild animal alone does not mean it needs to be rescued. In fact, the best course of action is to leave...

ODFW to Host Youth Fishing Events Around the Gorge During May

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife will host several youth fishing events the first three Saturdays in May around the Columbia River Gorge. ODFW...

Hunters Urged to Apply Early for Controlled and Premium Hunts

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife is encouraging hunters to apply for their controlled and premium hunts as soon as possible and before...

Salmon and Steelhead Fishing Closed Above Bonneville Dam as of April...

Fishery managers from Oregon and Washington took action to close salmon and steelhead fishing in the mainstem Columbia River upstream of Bonneville Dam as...

Wolf Deaths Have Grown ‘Alarming’ Says Oregon Fish and Wildlife

By Alex Baumhardt/Oregon Capital Chronicle Oregon’s gray wolf population did not increase last year due in part to a large number of wolves killed by...

Irrigon, Umatilla Hatcheries Closed to Public for Maintenance

The Irrigon and Umatilla fish hatcheries have been temporarily closed to public access while maintenance crews work on updates to the facilities. Depending on how...

Spring Chinook Season Extended to April 11 Below Bonneville Dam

Fishery managers from Oregon and Washington took joint state action to add another two days (Wednesday, April 10 and Thursday, April 11) of recreational...

Register Now for Fish & Wildlife’s Youth Hunting Clinics on April...

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife and partners are hosting several turkey hunting clinics to get young hunters ready for the upcoming spring...

Salmon Return to McKay Creek Near Pendleton After Three Decades

Salmon are spawning for the first time in nearly 30 years in McKay Creek, a tributary of the Umatilla River near Pendleton. The spawning is...

ODFW Program Helps Hermiston Students Get Hooked on Trout

"Eggs to fry," might make you think about a hearty breakfast, but to a third grade teacher at Hermiston’s Highland Hills Elementary School and...

Oregon Gray Wolves Expected to Spread West and South

By Grant Stringer/Oregon Capital Chronicle State biologists say Oregon’s gray wolf population may have reached its ecological limit in the eastern third of the state...

Drive Carefully, It’s Peak Migration Time for Many Animals

Vehicle collisions with deer and elk tend to peak in October and November, when migration and breeding puts them on the move, making them...

Fish & Wildlife Approves Killing of Six Gray Wolves in Eastern...

State fish and wildlife officials authorized the killing of six gray wolves in eastern Oregon during the past six weeks, bringing relief to ranchers...

ODFW Confirms Another Rare Sighting of Wolverine in Oregon

Video of a wolverine crossing Highway 20 east of Santiam Pass on April 6 was confirmed by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife. ODFW...

Anglers Capture Photos of Wolverine Along Columbia River Near Portland

A wolverine was sighted by two people who were fishing on the Columbia River near Portland on the morning of Monday, March 20. Wolverine, rare...

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