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Take a friend hunting in 2018 – Enter to win a prize!

Take a friend new to the sport out hunting this year-there might be a prize involved. ODFW launched its second Take a Friend Hunting contest on Aug. 1. Hunters who take someone new to the sport out...

 

Handle fish with care during hot summer weather

As temperatures rise, fish (especially coldwater species like trout) feel the heat, too. Anglers can do their part to reduce the stress fish are under. This is especially important when fishing in...

 

Beginner bow hunting tips

There are a few steps that can be taken to improve beginner bow hunter skills. The first is to practice by taking time to shoot at least a few quivers of arrows a week, every week, year around....

 

Fishing gear for kids

When a kid is learning to fish, it is best to avoid using an adult tackle. Instead, by using the best quality kid's gear available, the design is usually better equipped for their hands and is more...

 

Always be ready to go camping

You can always be ready to go camping if you stay prepared. Grab three large plastic storage bins from a local store. Keep air mattresses, pumps, pillows and tarps in one bin. In the second bin, pack...

 

Tournament for all ages near Corvallis on August 4th

ODFW will host the second annual Scholastic 3-D Archery Triple Crown archery tournament Aug. 4 at the Archery Park, EE Wilson Wildlife Area (2955 Camp Adair Road, Monmouth). The competition is open... Full story

 

Oregon state seasonal park ranger assistant arrested

On July 14, 2018, the Lane County Sheriff's Office received a report that an adult male allegedly had inappropriate contact with a juvenile female while she was at a local park with her family and a... Full story

 

The US Army Corps of Engineers address public comments for Detroit Dam Fish Passage Project

The Corps have completed its analysis of the public's comments regarding the Corps' proposed plan to provide downstream fish passage, including temperature control, at Detroit Dam and Lake. The... Full story

 

Portion of coast opens for razor clamming

The Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA) and the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) announced that a portion of the coast has opened for razor clamming as domoic acid levels have fallen... Full story

 

Some Western Oregon fires rekindling after dry winter and spring

Some of last summer's fires in western Oregon have shown light smoke or small hotspots recently after a dry spring and low snowpack this winter. Hotspots are not uncommon in heavy fuels, like logs...

 

Rising fire danger prompts public use restrictions in western Oregon forestlands

Due to rising fire danger, the Oregon Department of Forestry's West Oregon District has declared public fire restrictions beginning Friday, July 6. This is in addition to industrial restrictions...

 

Forest Service recreation app now available on Android and iOS Devices

The USDA Forest Service Pacific Northwest Region is excited to announce that the recently launched Pacific Northwest Forest Service recreation app is now available on Android and iOS mobile...

 

Boater advisory: Obstruction on the McKenzie River

Lane County Sheriff's Office Marine Patrol wants to warn boaters of an obstruction on the McKenzie River. Marine deputies discovered a large alder tree in the water approximately 300 feet downstream...

 

Cascades Raptor Center invites families Family Nature Discovery Day

Cascades Raptor Center invites families to take part in our second Family Nature Discovery Day of the year on Saturday, July 7, between the hours of 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Participants become scientists...

 

Leave young wildlife in the wild: Young animals are rarely orphaned, so leave them alone this time of year

Put it back. That's the advice you're likely to hear if you bring a young wild animal home to "take care of it"-and you might get a warning or citation from Oregon State Police, too.  Oregon's deer a...

 

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... Full story

 

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... Full story

 

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... Full story

 

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,... Full story

 

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