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William L. Finley Refuge 2018 fall black-tailed deer hunt

The William L. Finley National Wildlife Refuge black-tailed deer hunt will take place in the same designated Refuge areas as in previous years, referred to and marked as Zones 1 and 2. The general...

 

William L. Finley Refuge 2018 elk hunt

William L. Finley National Wildlife Refuge will offer its fourth elk hunt in 2018. This year's hunt program will provide a total of 20 elk permits, with hunting divided into four hunts that will run...

 

Oregon Parks and Recreation Department hires first director for office of outdoor recreation

The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) has hired Cailin O'Brien-Feeney as its first head of the Oregon Office of Outdoor Recreation. The Office is a new unit inside the agency, created by...

 

OSP seeks public assistance regarding poached black-tailed doe

On May 25, 2018, Newport Fish and Wildlife troopers were called to an area outside of Toledo to investigate a poached deer. Investigation has shown the deer was shot in the head with a small-caliber rifle. The remains of the deer were located on...

 

Fishing is free June 2-3 in Oregon

It's free to fish, crab or clam in Oregon on Saturday and Sunday, June 2 and 3. During these two days, no fishing licenses or tags (including a Combined Angling Tag or Columbia River Basin...

 

New state forest recreation rules adjust fees

Recent rule changes adopted by the Oregon Board of Forestry adjust camping fees in state forests, provide additional benefits to qualifying military veterans and active-duty service members, revise...

 

Celebrate state parks day with free camping, day-use, events

Free camping, free parking and special events highlight State Parks Day on Saturday, June 2. More than a dozen state parks are holding free events that day, and camping is free at all tent, RV and...

 

Emerald Valley Chapter to host OHA's 35th Anniversary Convention

The Oregon Hunters Association's local Emerald Valley Chapter will host OHA's 35th Anniversary State Convention on May 12 at Seven Feathers Casino in Canyonville. The evening event features a gourmet...

 

OSP investigating multiple deer that were shot with arrows

On April 27, Central Point Fish and Wildlife troopers were called to the Shady Cove area to investigate a live deer that had been shot with an arrow which was still stuck in the deer. The troopers and ODFW responded in an effort to investigate and...

 

Advisory committee meets May 24 to develop plan for Nehalem River scenic waterway

The Nehalem River Scenic Waterway advisory committee will meet from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on May 24 to develop a draft management plan for a 17.5-mile segment of the Nehalem River. The meeting will be held at the Nehalem Bay State Park meeting hall,...

 

OSP seeks public assistance in the killing of three bald eagles near Tangent

OSP seeks public assistance in the killing of three bald eagles near Tangent On March 16, an Oregon State Police Fish and Wildlife Division trooper responded to a complaint of three deceased bald...

 

Boat inspection stations open around Oregon

Boating season is starting and people hauling both motorized and non-motorized boats must stop at watercraft inspection stations opening around Oregon next week. Look for large, orange "Boat Inspectio...

 

Commission adopts ocean salmon and Pacific halibut seasons, 2018-19 game bird regulations

 The Fish and Wildlife Commission adopted 2018 ocean salmon and Pacific halibut seasons and 2018-19 game bird hunting regulations when they met in Astoria on April 20.  Ocean salmon regulations are based on Pacific Fishery Management Council...

 

Spring turkey season begins April 15

All you need to spring turkey hunt is camo, a call and a shotgun. A hen or jake decoy can also improve your odds. You can hunt for six weeks (April 15 to May 31) anywhere in the state. Spring turkey hunting is general season, and anyone can purchase...

 

OSP requests public's assistance after dead elk discovered near Silver Falls State Park

On April 2, troopers from the Oregon State Police Fish and Wildlife Division received a call reporting a dead elk off of Silver Ridge Road, west of Silver Falls State Park. Troopers located the elk and were able to determine it was a large branch ant...

 

OSP fish and wildlife troopers arrest Benton County man for wildlife crimes

In early March of this year, Oregon State Police (OSP) Fish and Wildlife troopers executed a search warrant in Benton County near the city of Adair, resulting in the seizure of multiple deer and elk antlers, a shoulder mount of a bighorn sheep and a...

 

Entire Oregon coast now open for crabbing

The Oregon Department of Agriculture and the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife announce that recreational and commercial crabbing is now open from Cape Blanco, north of Port Orford, to the...

 

Douglas County men plead to wildlife crimes

Cody Miller, Dylan Miller and Brian Philpott, all from Glide, pled guilty or no contest to criminal charges filed in Douglas County Circuit Court for Hunting in Violation of Criminal Trespass and Unlawful Take/Possession of a Trophy Bull Elk, which...

 

Fish evacuees leave Leaburg, other hatcheries

Many of the 1.75 million juvenile fish evacuated from Cascade Hatchery in Cascade Locks after last year's Eagle Creek Fire in the Gorge are now on their way from the Pacific Northwest's rivers to the...

 

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