Category Archives: Fish and Wildlife Commission

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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Tour shows value of commercial fisheries

Examined fishing, seafood processing and boat building Positive news about successful local efforts to build and maintain a strong fishing community in Clatsop County jostled with concerns about attracting workers at the first ever Clatsop Commercial Fisheries Tour Wednesday. The tour, conceived of and hosted by Oregon State University’s Oregon Sea Grant, drew approximately 100 […]
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Oregon’s wolf management plan may come to resemble Idaho’s

Idaho has seven times as many wolves and allows hunting and trapping in addition to “lethal control” for livestock and ungulate losses. The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife Commission heard from dozens of people with diametrically opposed views when it took its wolf plan review on the road to hearings in Klamath Falls and […]
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Salmon compromise a good start, but there’s more work to do | Guest Opinion 

On March 16 I wrote in this space about a public controversy ­— a political spat — that had the capacity to turn out badly for Gov. Kate Brown and the Oregon Fish & Wildlife Commission, as well as for our sport and commercial fishermen (and their customers who like Columbia River salmon). I operate […]
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