Category Archives: Dept. of Fish & Wildlife (ODFW)

Documents show initial response, public outcry over fatal cougar attack

The body of Diana Bober, a 55-year-old avid hiker from Gresham, was discovered on the southern flanks of Mount Hood on Sept. 10, believed to be the first victim of a fatal attack by a wild cougar in Oregon’s history. Since then, countless news stories have detailed her passion for the outdoors, the state of […]
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Feds approve plan for state officials to kill sea lions at Willamette Falls

Officials from the National Marine Fisheries Service have approved an application from the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife to kill California sea lions at Willamette Falls in an effort to try to save the state’s beleaguered winter steelhead and spring Chinook. Protected under the Marine Mammal Protection Act, the state needed federal approval to […]
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Rogue pack kills another cow in Oregon

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is trying again to place a GPS collar on at least one wolf from the Rogue pack in Southern Oregon following a recent spate of attacks on livestock in Jackson and Klamath counties. State wildlife officials confirmed the latest kill of an 11-month-old heifer at a ranch northeast of […]
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Commercial crabbing season delayed off Oregon Coast

Commercial crabbing season in the Pacific Ocean off the Oregon Coast will be delayed at least 15 days due to allow crabs to fill with more meat. The commercial catch of Dungeness crabs typically starts on Dec. 1, but the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife announced Wednesday that it will be delayed until at […]
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‘Crab really like cold water’: Warming ocean linked to delay in Oregon’s top fishery

Local crabbers are once again bracing for a problem they know all too well. The start of the commercial Dungeness crab season is being delayed until December 16 – at the earliest. It’s not the first time the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife has delayed the start beyond the traditional December 1. Source: ‘Crab […]
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State officials get approval to kill sea lions at Willamette Falls

Oregon officials have been given the green light to kill California sea lions at Willamette Falls in an effort to save endangered salmon and steelhead. Source: State officials get approval to kill sea lions at Willamette Falls

Oregon gets OK to kill sea lions at Willamette Falls

Oregon wildlife managers on Thursday received federal approval to trap and kill California sea lions that eat protected fish.The National Marine Fisheries Service approved the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife’s request to trap and euthanize up to 93 animals a year on the lower Willamette River. Source: Oregon gets OK to kill sea lions […]
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Otter Fans Float Plan To Bring Sea Otters Back To Oregon Coast

It’s been more than a century since sea otters were hunted to near extinction along the U.S. West Coast. The cute animals were successfully reintroduced along the Washington, British Columbia and California coasts, but an attempt to bring them back to Oregon in the early 1970s failed. Source: KUOW – Otter Fans Float Plan To […]
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Rogue Pack blamed for another cow kill

The Rogue Pack’s taste for beef continues after a 700-pound calf found dead and partially eaten Saturday in northeast Jackson County became the fifth cow kill attributed to gray wolf OR-7’s pack in the past three weeks, officials said. “It obviously means they’ve figured out how to take livestock,” said Steve Niemela, the Oregon Department […]
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Hunting, fishing licenses and tags become just another app in Oregon next year

Oregon will hook its anglers and hunters on the Internet in 2019. On Dec. 1, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife will open a new licensing system focused primarily on the nearly universal popularity of smartphones. Source: Hunting, fishing licenses and tags become just another app in Oregon next year | OregonLive.com