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

Eastern Oregon ranchers prepare for wolves

Range riders, new fencing to be used to protect cattle. Almost a year has passed since wolves killed four calves and injured seven others in eastern Baker County, and several affected ranchers are ready to try new tactics to protect their herds. Their efforts will be bolstered by having relatively timely information of the wolves’ […]
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Hundreds of sturgeon stuck in shallow part of lake on Sauvie Island

There are hundreds of sturgeon stuck in a shallow pool in Sturgeon Lake on Sauvie Island, according to locals and state officials. Dave Meyer, who lives on the island, says he first saw the trapped fish Saturday. He estimates there are 500 of the large, prehistoric fish that are trapped. Source: Hundreds of sturgeon stuck […]
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Leaburg Hatchery again faces closure

For the second consecutive year, the Leaburg Hatchery faces closure this summer unless state lawmakers agree to pay for its operation past June 30. And once again residents, business owners and fishing guides are urging lawmakers to do just that. Source: Leaburg Hatchery again faces closure

Pelicans touch down at Fern Ridge west of Eugene

A group of pelicans has returned to Fern Ridge Wildlife Area west of Eugene. About 15 of the birds have been seen at Kirk Pond recently, said David Speten, Fern Ridge Wildlife Area manager for the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife. Source: Pelicans touch down at Fern Ridge west of Eugene – News – […]
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Wolf task force seeks to form advisory board

Curry and Coos county commissioners plan to ask state officials if they can form a committee to address the management of wolves, recently blamed for the killing of 23 sheep in the White Mountain area near the Coos-Curry county line. Source: Wolf task force seeks to form advisory board;

Lane County Fish Hatchery Could Soon Close

A Lane County fish hatchery will close at the end of June unless Oregon lawmakers decide to keep it open. The Leaburg Hatchery opened almost 70 years ago Source: Lane County Fish Hatchery Could Soon Close

Hunter group to host program on safe animal migration

A wildlife overpass built in 2015, supported by a multi-partner coalition, reduced deer/vehicle collisions by 87 percent at Lava Butte on Hwy 97. Now, area members of the Oregon Hunters Association are trying to raise awareness of the potential dangers of wildlife/vehicle collisions in the mid-valley and the possible solutions. Source: Hunter group to host […]
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Spring and Kazuri are this hunter’s early warning system for waterfowl

State Library Ed. Note: Scroll down for content regarding gill-netting, sea lions and ODFW workshops. My hearing aids each have their own ears and even eyes … as complete a hunting system as possible for waterfowl…. The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission last week abandoned hard-won salmon harvest reforms on the lower Columbia River, potentially […]
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Most Clatsop County Beaches Close To Razor Clamming

The Oregon Departments of Agriculture and of Fish and Wildlife announced Friday the closure of razor clamming in most Clatsop County beaches. Although Clatsop Beach, one of Oregon’s most popular beaches for razor clamming, was supposed to open for razor clam harvesting Friday, recent shellfish samples from the area indicated high levels of the marine […]
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Orcas Spotted Along Oregon Coast; Gray Whales Kicking Up Numbers

Gray whale numbers are really starting to pick up along the Oregon coast, and that also means killer whales seem to be in the mix as well. Two reports of Orca sightings came in from the central Oregon coast, and they’re causing a stir. Source: Orcas Spotted Along Oregon Coast; Gray Whales Kicking Up Numbers