Category Archives: Fish and Wildlife Commission

Fewer, larger stocked trout meant to please just as many anglers

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife wants to diversify its stock portfolio. The agency’s northwest fish biologists propose to expand their public offerings with a broader range of larger stocks; public offerings a bit more expensive but yielding better returns within existing management funds. Source: Fewer, larger stocked trout meant to please just as many […]
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New Oregon wolf management plan, which governs killing, delayed after concerns expressed

Oregon’s long-awaited update to how the state manages its still-rebounding wolf population will have to wait until February at the earliest. Fish and Wildlife commissioners decided Friday to push back a scheduled January vote on the five-year governing document for the canid, the first comprehensive update to the wolf plan since 2010. Source: New Oregon wolf […]
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Oregonians should ban trophy hunting in their own state

Oregon has earned a reputation for caring about animal welfare and wildlife conservation. Our Legislature has passed strong laws to prevent animal cruelty. Oregonians have voted repeatedly and decisively to protect wildlife — including just last year, when nearly 70 percent of Oregonians voted for Measure 100, which banned the trade in the parts and […]
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Oregon wolf management plan to get first airing Dec. 8

Nash saw little in the plan to encourage ranchers. The subject of wolves is front and center for the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife. The agency released the working draft of its wolf management plan to stakeholders Nov. 17. The draft highlights changed wording from the draft released last April. Source: Oregon wolf management […]
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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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