Category Archives: Dept. of Fish & Wildlife

Mandatory hunter-reporting deadline looms

State Library Ed. Note: Scroll down for access to story Most Oregon big-game hunters have until Jan. 31 to report the results of their 2017 hunts or face a $25 fine the next time they buy a hunting or angling license. The mandatory reporting program is designed to give Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife […]
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Two Gray Wolves Were Spotted Traveling Together For the First Time Ever On Mt. Hood

In 1997, a wolf entered Oregon for the first time in over 50 years, by swimming across the Snake River. That wolf was promptly darted and hauled back to Idaho. But, by 2007 small packs began establishing themselves in Oregon—namely in the eastern part of the state. Until now, only single migrating wolves had been […]
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Wolves confirmed in Mount Hood National Forest

It is the first time multiple wolves were detected in the area since the species returned to Oregon in the late 1990s. After years of whispers and reported sightings, wildlife officials have confirmed at least two wolves caught on trail cameras earlier this month roaming the Mount Hood National Forest in Oregon’s northern Cascade Mountains. […]
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Central Oregon may have its own wolf pack

Two wolves were spotted in north Central Oregon, and there’s reason to believe they might not just be passing through. On Jan. 4, a trail camera operated by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife recorded images of two gray wolves in the Mt. Hood National Forest. Source: Central Oregon may have its own wolf […]
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Wolves spotted on trail cameras in Mt. Hood National Forest

Wolves were spotted on trail cameras in the eastern portion of the Mt. Hood National Forest earlier this month. Source: Wolves spotted on trail cameras in Mt. Hood National Forest

Multiple wolves confirmed in Mount Hood area for first time

At least two wolves have been confirmed in the Mount Hood area, marking the first time the predators have frequented Oregon’s northern Cascade range. Source: Multiple wolves confirmed in Mount Hood area for first time

Since You Asked: Wild turkeys so prevalent you can’t count the flocks

Q: Has anyone done a survey on how many groups of turkeys are in the valley now? I assume they were introduced, but when and what part of the area was the first group? A: When it comes to wild turkeys in Oregon, the Rogue Valley is ground zero for what can be considered one […]
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Third kill chalked up to Rogue wolf pack

Officials with the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife confirmed the Rogue Pack of gray wolves was responsible for two more killings of cow calves on a Butte Falls ranch last week, bringing the total loss for rancher Ted Birdseye to three calves within a week. ODFW officials had already believed the second calf had […]
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Oregon tag holders asked/required to report hunting, fishing results

Anglers and hunters in Oregon are both asked and required to report their 2017 catches and hunting results. Anglers are “asked,” that is, for their angling tags and/or hatchery tags – used to record salmon, steelhead, halibut, sturgeon they caught – and hunters are “required” to report deer and elk results, whether or not a […]
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Tooting Oregon’s bighorns

Jim Bittle’s participation last week in one of Oregon’s greatest wildlife success stories came strictly from behind. The Central Point man parlayed his position on the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission into a key role during the capture of 20 California bighorn sheep from the Deschutes River Canyon and their release in Oregon’s John Day […]
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