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ODFW Announces 2025 Annual Wildlife Art Competition

Artists from across the stsate are invited to compete in one or all three of the Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife's 2025 stamp...

Fish & Wildlife: Poacher Decreases Oregon’s Moose Population by 1

Poachers shot a cow moose in a field near the town of Ontario on Jan. 16, and the Oregon Hunters Association is offering a...

Pneumonia Outbreak Detected in Hells Canyon Bighorn Sheep

A pneumonia outbreak was detected in bighorn sheep in northern Hells Canyon in mid-December and is ongoing. Potentially affected bighorn sheep populations are located...

Hunters Need to Report Deer and Elk Tags by Jan. 31...

Big game hunters who purchased or were issued a deer or elk tag in 2023 must report their hunt by Tuesday, Jan. 31 at...

Fish & Wildlife Commission Says No Need to Revise Wolf Plan

The Fish and Wildlife Commission held a workshop on Thursday, Dec. 14 to discuss the Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife's five-year review of...

Rewards Available for Helping ID Suspects in Poaching Cases

Poachers have killed a bighorn sheep, two black bear cubs, seven elk, and two black-tailed buck deer in separate incidents across Oregon over the...

ODFW: Increase in Avian Flu Expected During Fall Migration

Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) has been circulating in wild birds in North America since December 2021 and continues to be detected in waterfowl...

Sign Up Now for Waterfowl Hunting Workshops in La Grande, Coquille

Spots are still open in two waterfowl hunting workshops aimed at adult hunters coming up in La Grande (Oct. 28-29) and Coquille/Myrtle Point (Nov. 18-19). The two-day weekend...

Aquatic Invasive Species Increase Threat to Oregon Waterways

Quagga mussels, an aquatic invasive species, were detected on Sept. 18 in the Snake River at Twin Falls, Idaho approximately 60 miles upstream from...

ODFW Announces Fall Fishing Seasons for Snake River Basin

The Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife has announced upcoming fall angling opportunities within the Snake River Basin with a Coho fishery open on...

Elk Season is Now Jail Season for Pendleton Man Convicted of...

A poacher will pay $75,000 in fines and serve jail time after killing numerous deer and elk near Pendleton in what officials called a wildlife...

Deschutes, Umatilla Rivers to Remain Open to Steelhead Fishing This Fall

One of the most popular rivers to fish in the West, the Deschutes River will remain open for steelhead fishing this fall, as enough...

ODFW: Free Pheasant Hunt for Youth Takes Place in September

Youth hunters (age 17 and under) who will have completed hunter education by the time of the event can sign up now for ODFW's...

Fall Season Sage-Grouse Permit Application Deadline is Aug. 11

Sage-grouse hunters are reminded they need to apply for a permit by Aug. 11 to hunt the fall season (Sept. 9-17, 2023). Permits available for...

All Sturgeon Fishing Will Close Upstream of The Dalles Dam July...

Effective July 29-Sept. 15, all sturgeon fishing including catch-and-release is prohibited in the mainstem Columbia River from The Dalles Dam to the Priest Rapids...

Funding Comes Through for Phase 2 of Minam River Wildlife Area

Thanks to promised funding from the U.S.D.A. Forest Legacy Program and the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation (RMEF), completion of Phase 2 of the Minam...

Torn Fins, Embedded Hooks Found in Spawning Salmon and Steelhead

Oregon State Police Fish & Wildlife troopers discovered fish with embedded hooks, sliced fins, circular scabs, and other evidence of illegal tactics, while assisting...

Salmon and Steelhead Fishing Closed as of Today on Columbia River

Fishery managers from Oregon and Washington closed recreational Chinook and steelhead fishing on the Columbia River during a joint state hearing today effective June...

Fish, Clam and Crab for Free During Free Fishing Weekend June...

Everyone can fish, clam and crab for free in Oregon on Saturday and Sunday of the first weekend of June. No fishing/shellfish licenses or tags...

Bear Captured, Euthanized After Attacking Man Near La Grande

The Union County Sheriff’s Office, the Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife and Oregon State Police responded to a bear attack last Wednesday in...

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