Category Archives: Dept. of Fish & Wildlife

Elk, cyclists in conflict on mountain trail

Area in Deschutes National Forest closed to cyclists until August, but some don’t listen. Signs along a 4-mile stretch of mountain bike trail deep in the Deschutes National Forest warn cyclists not to use it until Aug. 15, as a way to protect elk in the area while they give birth. Source: Elk, cyclists in […]
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Fawns, calves fared better over the past winter

Deer and elk survival rates up in region. The overall numbers are good — but the inconsistencies are a bit mysterious. Census counts by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife indicate deer in Union and Wallowa counties came through the relatively mild winter of 2017-18 in solid shape, ODFW biologists Leonard Erickson of La […]
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It’s always Shark Week at the Oregon Coast Aquarium

Located in Newport, the Oregon Coast Aquarium strives to promote ocean conservation by educating about creatures off the coast – including sharks. Source: It’s always Shark Week at the Oregon Coast Aquarium

Eugene City Council approves limited wildlife feeding ban

After months of discussion, the Eugene City Council has approved a ban on feeding some wildlife to try to clamp down on the city’s growing rat and wild turkey populations.The new nuisance code ordinance was approved on a 6-2 vote during a marathon council meeting Monday night.The ban applies to both intentional feeding of wild […]
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Razor clam digs closed to protect young clams

The closure allows young clams to establish themselves on the beach during the summer. Clatsop County beaches will close to razor clamming Saturday to protect young clams. The seasonal closure occurs each year along the 18 miles of beach north of Tillamook Head to the Columbia River. The closure allows young clams to establish themselves […]
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ODFW turning to smartphones for licenses, tags

The days of long lines of hunters buying licenses and tags in sporting-goods stores on the eve of deer-hunting season will be a thing of the past under Oregon’s new plan to make its licensing system virtually paperless.Unless, of course, you want to get a Source: ODFW turning to smartphones for licenses, tags

Baby swan in Sisters part of larger breeding program

If has been a good breeding year for trumpeter swans in Oregon. Wildlife officials working to re-establish the trumpeter swan population in Oregon expected to see baby swans hatch this breeding season in wetlands across the state, but not any at a golf course in Sisters. Source: Baby swan in Sisters part of larger breeding […]
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Boaters face fee hikes; but not hunters and anglers from next Legislature

Oregon’s 157,000 boat owners may see a substantial hike in their biennial registration fees if the state Marine Board’s legislative wish list survives the next governor’s budget review. And the owners of non-registered craft longer than 10 feet may have an even larger hike as the Marine Board looks for ways to fund infrastructure for an exponential […]
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Coyote — not cougar — likely attacked dog in SE Portland, report says

A dog hurt last week in Southeast Portland was likely attacked by a coyote — not a cougar as initially reported. KOIN-TV reports the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife examined the dog and that agency officials say the bite marks she suffered indicate a coyote, not a cougar, attacked her. Source: Coyote — not […]
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Razor Clamming on N. Oregon Coast Closed Until Sept 30

The yearly grand disappointment of the north Oregon coast is here: razor clamming will close on almost all Clatsop County beaches starting today at midnight. All beaches from Seaside northward – including Gearhart and Warrenton – will close to razor clamming until September 30 for the annual conservation closure to protect newly-set young clams. Source: […]
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