Category Archives: Dept. of Fish & Wildlife

ODFW Commission hears wolf plan testimony

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Now I get it — take out J.C. Boyle Dam with the other three | Guest Commentary 

For years I opposed removing the J.C. Boyle Dam while supporting removal of the Iron Gate, Copco I and Copco II dams on the Klamath River. Source: Now I get it — take out J.C. Boyle Dam with the other three | Guest Commentary | heraldandnews.com

ODFW contest encourages mentoring: Take a Friend Hunting

For veteran hunters who want to pass on their passion for the outdoors, this is the year to take that friend hunting — and enter to win a prize for your efforts. ODFW is hosting the “Take a Friend Hunting” contest to encourage friends and family members to enjoy time together in the outdoors this […]
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Cougar sightings spike in North Albany

At least six North Albany residents have called the Albany Police Department in the past week to report seeing a cougar prowling their neighborhoods.   Source: Cougar sightings spike in North Albany | Local | democratherald.com

Dealing with elk damage — Opinion

We don’t know exactly what happened this winter on Larry and Pamela Harshfield’s cattle ranch near Wallowa. We do know that 12 elk were killed on their ranch, along with 13 other elk on an adjacent property. And we know that the meat from these animals — potentially several thousand pounds of nutritious food for […]
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Wolf Hunting Still An Option Under New Oregon Plan 

Wolf Hunting Still An Option Under New Oregon Plan Gray wolves are once again the center of attention for Oregon wildlife officials. The state is considering revisions to the state’s Wolf Management Plan, which directs how the state’s gray wolf population is protected. The plan also addresses how conflicts with humans, livestock and deer and elk […]
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Free fishing this weekend, as 32 local lakes stocked

You won’t need a fishing license to toss a lure into an Oregon lake or stream this weekend. The first of eight free fishing weekends is Saturday and Sunday, when residents can fish, crab and clam for free anywhere in Oregon without a license, tag or endorsement. Source: Free fishing this weekend, as 32 local […]
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Portland students get first-hand look at possible wolf depredation

-Two teens from the Sunnyside Environmental School witness field biologist investigate cow, calf killed in Wallowa County.- A trip to the Eastern Oregon this spring gave two Portland school kids a rare glimpse into raising livestock in the county where half of the state’s wolf population live. Source: Portland students get first-hand look at possible […]
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Since You Asked: Free Fishing Weekend doesn’t punish licensed anglers

Q: What’s up with the new Free Fishing Weekend stuff? It seems like it punishes us fishermen who buy licenses and our salmon-steelhead tags. So anybody can go out and kill two steelhead each day this weekend, but if I do, I have to log them on my tag…. A: Free Fishing Weekend has been […]
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Howard Prairie is brimming with water and fish

Where Dead Indian Memorial Road finally straightens out just before the turn onto Hyatt-Prairie Road, the vast expanse of green visible for the past six years along the upper shore of Howard Prairie Lake is now blue. “For the past several years, it’s been a meadow,” Jackson County Parks Manager Steve Lambert says. “Now the […]
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