Category Archives: Dept. of Fish & Wildlife

High water curtails Union Creek trout stocking

High water in the far upper Rogue River above Lost Creek Lake have curtailed rainbow trout-stocking plans in the Union Creek area, but seven sites did get trout this week in time for Memorial Day weekend. Source: High water curtails Union Creek trout stocking – Entertainment & Life – MailTribune.com – Medford, OR

Trout test in the Holy Water

Trout No. 1748 is sporting some bling and working for Da Man to help settle the question of whether the Rogue River’s Holy Water lives up to its name or is simply a pit-stop in purgatory before trout get flushed downriver. This 16-inch trout with an orange, numbered, spaghetti-like tag attached to its dorsal fin […]
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Woman doesn’t have to pay $2,000 after red-tailed hawk found in her freezer

The Oregon Court of Appeals on Wednesday struck a significant blow to prosecutors’ efforts to severely penalize poachers by ruling that a Wasco County woman caught with a red-tailed hawk carcass doesn’t have to pay $2,000 under a state law. Source: Woman doesn’t have to pay $2,000 after red-tailed hawk found in her freezer | […]
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Fish, off

Spring Chinook numbers uncertain in Lower Columbia River Spring is over on the Columbia River — for now. A lower-than-expected count of returning spring Chinook salmon at Bonneville Dam delayed or closed a number of fisheries in Oregon and Washington state last week and now an updated forecast has cut the total predicted run size […]
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Spring chinook fishing picking up on coastal rivers

Many anglers will have an extra day for fishing this holiday weekend, and one good option is to take advantage with a trip to a coastal river for spring chinook. Source: Spring chinook fishing picking up on coastal rivers

ODFW investigating Wallowa County wolf death

The body of wolf OR-42 was found in early May but the death wasn’t made public until May 23. Wildlife officials are investigating the death of a wolf in Wallowa County, in Northeast Oregon. The body of OR-42, believed to be the breeding female of the Chesnimnus Pack, was recovered May 8, according to Oregon […]
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Low Steelhead Returns Could Mean Summer Fishing Restrictions

Very low summer returns of steelhead to the Columbia and Snake rivers have state officials planning out the restrictions they will have to impose on anglers. The state Department of Fish and Wildlife is predicting a total summer run of 131,000 steelhead, said Tucker Jones, the agency’s Columbia River program manager. This number is partially […]
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Oregon wolf found dead; cause of death unknown

The breeding female from an Oregon wolf pack was found dead earlier this month, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife said. Source: Oregon wolf found dead; cause of death unknown | KPIC

Fisheries managers forecast ‘unprecedentedly low’ summer steelhead

The Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife is forecasting just 131,000 summer steelhead in the Columbia and Snake rivers. The Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife is forecasting dramatically low returns of summer steelhead to the Columbia and Snake rivers, which will likely result in fishing restrictions for Northwest anglers. Tucker Jones, Columbia River program […]
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Since You Asked: Roadkill salvage bill rolling through Oregon Legislature

Q: I understand that the Oregon Legislature is considering a bill that would let Oregonians keep road-killed animals to eat. I know they’ve talked about this many times in the past and nothing’s ever come from it. Is this one, ahem, dead in the water as well? We at Since You Asked Central appreciate a […]
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