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States Set Seasons for 2021 Summer/Fall Salmon, Steelhead

Oregon and Washington fishery managers recently announced seasons and regulations for 2021 Columbia River summer and fall salmon and steelhead fisheries. Improved forecasts for summer...

Oregon Has at Least 173 wolves – Nearly 10% Increase Over...

State wildlife biologists counted 173 wolves in Oregon this past winter, a 9.5 percent increase over last year’s count of 158 according to the Oregon...

Starkey Experimental Forest Elk Tags to Be Reduced for 2021 Season

The number of elk tags available for two hunts in Starkey Experimental Forest this fall will be reduced from what is currently printed in...

Fishery Managers Set Spring Chinook Season May 1-June 30 on Hood...

The Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife has set regulations for a spring Chinook fishery on the Hood River: Open for adult hatchery Chinook...

Turkey Hunt by Reservation Program Set to Return for Second Year

A program launched last year to help turkey hunters reserve a hunt on private land in western Oregon (Willamette Valley and Roseburg) is back...

ODFW Closing Part of McKay Creek to Steelhead Fishing April 1-June...

The Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation (CTUIR) is conducting a study that involves releasing radio-tagged steelhead into McKay Creek, above the McKay...

States Approve 2021 Sturgeon Retention Seasons Below Bonneville

Fishery managers from Oregon and Washington recently adopted two recreational white sturgeon retention fisheries for the lower Columbia River downstream of Bonneville Dam. The first...

Eastern Oregon Archery Elk Hunting Changes Being Considered

The Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife (ODFW) staff are planning to propose changes to the 2022 archery elk seasons to better manage elk...

Older Than Dinosaurs, Oregon’s Lampreys Highlighted in Brochure

Older than dinosaurs and still remaining primitive with boneless bodies, lampreys are fascinating fishes. A new Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife brochure is...

Fish for Free in Oregon This Weekend

Make fishing part of your President’s Day Weekend/Valentine’s Day plans now that everyone can fish, clam and crab for free in Oregon on Saturday...

Deadline for Oregon Hunters to Report Tags & Avoid Penalties is...

State wildlife officials are encouraging big game and turkey hunters to report their tags online or at a license sale agent to avoid long...

Fishery Managers Opt to Close Bonneville Pool Sturgeon Retention

The Bonneville Pool retention sturgeon fishery (Columbia River from Bonneville Dam upstream to The Dalles Dam) will close today, Jan. 7 at 11:59 p.m. The...

ODFW Invites Artists to Compete in Annual Wildlife Art Contest

Artists in Oregon and throughout the world are invited to compete in one or all three 2022 stamp art competitions put on by the...

ODFW Now Managing Wolves After Delisting from Federal ESL

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Monday formally removed most gray wolves in the lower 48 from the Endangered Species List, which turns management...

ODFW Reports Dirty Bird Feeders Causing Increase in Sick Birds

The Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife (ODFW) and wildlife rehabilitators are seeing an increase in reports of sick birds at feeders. Calls to ODFW...

One Steelhead Bag Limit Continues Upstream of The Dalles Dam

Oregon and Washington fishery managers have decided to continue the one adult hatchery steelhead bag limit through March 31, 2021. The limit is for the...

Fish, Crab or Clam for Free Throughout Oregon This Weekend

Everyone can fish, clam and crab for free in Oregon beginning today and continuing through Saturday. No fishing licenses or tags (including a Combined Angling...

Wolf Killed in Baker County

The Oregon State Police Fish & Wildlife Division is asking for the public's help with identifying whoever was responsible for the killing of a...

$6,150 Reward for Information on Recent Wolf Poaching in E. Oregon

The reward now stands at $6,150 for information about a wolf poaching incident in Baker County on or around Sept. 24. The reward includes $300...

Tag Exchange Available for Archery Elk Hunters Impacted by Wildfire

General season archery Eelk hunters who were unable to hunt because they were displaced or personally impacted by wildfires may exchange their tag for...

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