Category Archives: Dept. of Fish & Wildlife

International salmon preservation plan for Northwest advances

Canada and the U.S. states of Alaska, Oregon and Washington would all reduce their catch of fragile salmon species under the terms of an updated international agreement that, if approved, will spell out the next decade of cooperation between the U.S. and Canada to keep the migratory fish afloat in Pacific waters. Source: International salmon […]
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Culver man sentenced for illegally trapping bobcat

Thomas Ray Campbell banned from hunting and trapping for three years. The Culver man who boasted on his social media accounts about poaching a bobcat and other wildlife was sentenced to two years probation, banned from hunting and trapping for three years and ordered to pay a $1,400 fine to the Oregon Department of Fish […]
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Cougar that Oregon officials killed walked through scene of fatal attack

Wildlife officials believe the cougar they killed Friday is responsible for the death of an Oregon hiker because it walked through the scene of the attack. If testing finds the cougar killed avid hiker Diana Bober, it will mark the end of an emotional and grueling hunt that has been highly unusual for the Oregon Department […]
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Cameras find no evidence of other cougars where hiker killed

Oregon wildlife officials remain confident they killed the cougar responsible for a hiker’s death but continued monitoring portions of the Mount Hood National Forest this weekend for signs of other cougars. So far, they’ve found nothing. Source: Cameras find no evidence of other cougars where hiker killed |

Crews search for killer cougar as answers remain elusive

Early on Friday morning, searchers saddled up on mules and headed into the hinterlands of Mount Hood, tracking dogs trotting at their sides, looking for a killer. The search was similar to one conducted the day before, which proved fruitless. The crew had covered nine miles of rugged terrain on the western slope of the […]
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Oregon officials kill cougar, but unclear if it’s one that killed hiker

Wildlife officials are unsure if the cougar shot and killed on Friday is the one responsible for killing 55-year-old hiker Diana Bober last week. The cougar, an adult female, was killed at 3:15 p.m. in the Hunchback Mountain Trail Area of Mount Hood National Forest near Zigzag. Source: Oregon officials kill cougar, but unclear if it’s […]
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After deadly attack, should Oregon kill more cougars for human safety?

What happens now? In the wake of Oregon’s first fatal attack by a cougar — and the second deadly attack in the Northwest this year — the question of how best to manage the state’s big cat population has reached the forefront. Source: After deadly attack, should Oregon kill more cougars for human safety?

Tragedy on the mountain

This event is the first verified fatal attack by a wild cougar in the state of Oregon. Hiking was something that 55-year-old Gresham resident Diana Bober lived for. Because of her flexible schedule, she was often able to fit two or three outdoor excursions into her week. Source: Pamplin Media Group – Tragedy on the […]
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Long Odds Confront Those Hunting Cougar That Killed Oregon Hiker on Mount Hood

The search continued Friday for the cougar thought to have killed hiker Diana Bober in the forests near Mount Hood. Her death is considered the first to result from an attack by a wild mountain lion in the state. It has led the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife to close 14 trails and 29,000 […]
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Wildlife official emotionally defends cougar strategy: We have to ensure human safety

“Diana had people that loved her. There are people that are going to miss her. And we have every responsibility to make sure no other family is going to go through that,” said ODFW watershed manager Brian Wolfer. A spokesman for the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife defended the agency’s strategy of killing a […]
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