Category Archives: Fish and Wildlife Commission

State Fish-Wildlife Commission adopts cougar management plan

Also approves hunting, fishing fee hikes. The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission adopted an updated Cougar Management Plan on Friday at its meeting in Prineville. The plan was last revised in 2006. The updated plan incorporates new scientific literature and Oregon-specific research about cougars, including a genetics and habitat analysis, but there are no major […]
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ODFW to review cougar management plan at Prineville meeting

Commission also will tour area dams, fish passage. The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission will review an updated cougar management plan when it meets next Friday at the Crook County Fairgrounds, 1280 Main St in Prineville beginning at 8 a.m. Source: ODFW to review cougar management plan at Prineville meeting – KTVZ

Oregon wolf plan update may be ready for review in December

The ODFW Commission meeting marked the last appearance by longtime wolf plan coordinator Russ Morgan, who is retiring. State wildlife officials made more than 50 changes so far to a draft wolf management plan and hope to have it ready for public and Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife Commission review by the end of […]
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Since You Asked: Five rods while ice fishing is the norm

Q: I read in Friday’s Oregon Outdoors section that the state of Oregon is about to enact a law that allows anglers to use up to five fishing rods while ice fishing. Seriously? Who needs five rods at once? What’s the logic here?…. A: Well, John, we at Since You Asked Central aren’t much the […]
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New law allows cities to cull urban deer, but idea is DOA in Ashland

While the state legislature has passed a bill to set up a 12-year pilot program for the “taking” (euthanizing) of excess urban deer, Ashland Mayor John Stromberg says such action doesn’t work and the city isn’t going to do it. Gov. Kate Brown signed Senate Bill 373, which requires the State Fish and Wildlife Commission […]
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ODFW confirms wolf attack on calf in Wallowa County

A 250-pound calf found with numerous bites and scrapes was attacked by a wolf, an Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife investigation confirmed. A rancher noticed the injuries July 21 while moving cattle on a public grazing allotment in the Harl Butte area of Wallowa County, in northeast Oregon. Source: ODFW confirms wolf attack on […]
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Don’t delay on roadkill salvage law — Opinion

The headlines proclaiming that people who crash into a deer or an elk on an Oregon road can now partially offset the cost of a new bumper by filling their freezer with fresh venison were, it turned out, premature. It’s true that the Legislature has passed a bill allowing people to salvage meat (but not […]
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 ODFW Commission wrestles with wolf management questions

A couple of items emerged June 8 when the citizen commission that sets Oregon’s wildlife policy sat down once again to gnaw on the state’s plan for managing wolves. Source: Pamplin Media Group – ODFW Commission wrestles with wolf management questions

State wolf management plan moves closer to completion

ODFW commissioners discuss attacks on public land and more. The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife has moved a step closer to finalizing the first new management plan for gray wolves in Oregon in seven years. On Thursday, the seven ODFW commissioners met in Salem to discuss details of a draft of the department’s gray […]
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ODFW Commission wrestles with wolf management questions

Oregon wolf discussion includes livestock kills, poaching, local management and more. A couple of items emerged June 8 when the citizen commission that sets Oregon’s wildlife policy sat down once again to gnaw on the state’s plan for managing wolves. Among them: There’s a question about who should investigate when Oregon wolves devour livestock. A […]
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