Category Archives: Fish and Wildlife Commission

2018 Election: 5 Takeaways for Oregon’s Wildlands and Wildlife

What do the results of the 2018 midterm election mean for Oregon’s wildlands, wildlife, and waters? Here are five takeaways. Source: 2018 Election: 5 Takeaways for Oregon’s Wildlands and Wildlife

Oregon, Washington state talk Columbia River policies, gillnets

Concurrent management rules sought. Oregon and Washington state are still figuring out what to do about gillnets on the Columbia River. But one thing is clear to fish and wildlife commissions in both states: Concurrent rules are crucial. The two commissions met in a joint work session Thursday in Vancouver to discuss several river-related topics. […]
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Roadkill rules don’t give dibs to drivers

Roadkill is what’s for dinner. Road-killed deer and elk will be available on Oregon menus Jan. 1 under a set of rules meant to allow people to salvage animals accidentally killed on roads, but the carcasses will be first-come, first-served. The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission unanimously adopted rules Friday drafted by the Oregon Department […]
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Oregon has new rules for harvesting roadkill to eat

It will be legal to salvage roadkilled deer and elk to eat starting Jan. 1, with new rules adopted by the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission on Friday. The new rules are in response to the passage of Senate Bill 372 by the Oregon Legislature in 2017. Among other changes, the new rules allow deer […]
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Pete Heley: Salmon season opens in lakes

Salmon fishing remains fair on the lower Umpqua River at Winchester Bay. But few Chinooks or finclipped cohos are being caught. Bank anglers seem to be doing every bit as good as the boat anglers. Source: Pete Heley: Salmon season opens in lakes

9 rules for eating roadkill in Oregon

If you want to scoop a dead animal off the highway and bring it home for dinner, you’ll be allowed to do that in Oregon beginning January 1, 2019. But there are some rules to follow when removing a road-killed deer or elk from the pavement to pass legal muster under a 2017 law that […]
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New rules for bears, broadheads and tipsters

Bowhunters will be allowed to use mechanical broadheads during big-game seasons, and Oregonians who turn in poachers can qualify for preference points in controlled-hunt draws under new rules adopted for the 2019 big-game seasons. In addition, southwest Oregon spring bear hunters will be ushered back into the controlled-hunt process with the loss of first-come, first-served […]
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New rules for bears, broadheads and tipsters 

Bowhunters will be allowed to use mechanical broadheads during big-game seasons, and Oregonians who turn in poachers can qualify for preference points in controlled-hunt draws under new rules adopted for the 2019 big-game seasons. Source: New rules for bears, broadheads and tipsters | Mail Tribune

Wild steelhead ban nixed

Oregon fish managers shot down a proposal to require anglers to release all the wild steelhead they catch in the Rogue River and other southwest Oregon streams, saying anglers should still have a choice whether to keep a few of these iconic fish each year. But the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission squeezed down what […]
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State rejects endangered species protection for Humboldt marten

Oregon officials denied a petition, submitted by environmental advocates this summer, to grant protection to the Humboldt marten under the state’s Endangered Species Act. The tiny mammals, small carnivores in the weasel family of which there are thought to be fewer than 200 in the state, once roamed the coastal mountains from the Columbia River […]
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