Tag Archives: Fish and Wildlife

Woman doesn’t have to pay $2,000 after red-tailed hawk found in her freezer

The Oregon Court of Appeals on Wednesday struck a significant blow to prosecutors’ efforts to severely penalize poachers by ruling that a Wasco County woman caught with a red-tailed hawk carcass doesn’t have to pay $2,000 under a state law. Source: Woman doesn’t have to pay $2,000 after red-tailed hawk found in her freezer | […]
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Spring chinook fishing picking up on coastal rivers

Many anglers will have an extra day for fishing this holiday weekend, and one good option is to take advantage with a trip to a coastal river for spring chinook. Source: Spring chinook fishing picking up on coastal rivers

Low Steelhead Returns Could Mean Summer Fishing Restrictions

Very low summer returns of steelhead to the Columbia and Snake rivers have state officials planning out the restrictions they will have to impose on anglers. The state Department of Fish and Wildlife is predicting a total summer run of 131,000 steelhead, said Tucker Jones, the agency’s Columbia River program manager. This number is partially […]
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Oregon wolf found dead; cause of death unknown

The breeding female from an Oregon wolf pack was found dead earlier this month, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife said. Source: Oregon wolf found dead; cause of death unknown | KPIC

Since You Asked: Roadkill salvage bill rolling through Oregon Legislature

Q: I understand that the Oregon Legislature is considering a bill that would let Oregonians keep road-killed animals to eat. I know they’ve talked about this many times in the past and nothing’s ever come from it. Is this one, ahem, dead in the water as well? We at Since You Asked Central appreciate a […]
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Thermal-imaging device will help OSP catch poachers

Oregon State Police troopers will be turning up the heat on wildlife poachers and environmental polluters by tuning in on the heat these criminals generate themselves and with their crimes. Thanks to a Medford sport-hunting group, OSP’s Fish and Wildlife Division here is now armed with a thermal-imaging device that picks up relative differences in […]
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Salem area lakes stocked with trout as spring fishing heats up

With river levels still running high — and plenty of rain in the forecast — the best bet for Oregon anglers remains lakes, ponds and reservoirs that have been recently stocked with trout. Source: Salem area lakes stocked with trout as spring fishing heats up

Oregon Gets Financial Support To Better Elk Habitat And Research

Elk research and habitat restoration in Oregon has just received nearly $270,000 in grant money. KLCC’s Brian Bull reports. Source: Oregon Gets Financial Support To Better Elk Habitat And Research | Jefferson Public Radio

Salmon and trout advisory committee seeks North Coast and Upper Rogue representatives

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife is seeking new members to represent the North Coast and Upper Rogue STEP Districts on the Salmon and Trout Enhancement Program (STEP) Advisory Committee. Interested individuals are encouraged to apply by June 2, 2017. Source: Salmon and trout advisory committee seeks North Coast and Upper Rogue representatives – […]
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Facebook post helped trooper nab 2 Oregon elk poachers

Two 26-year-old Dallas men are barred from hunting for three years and face one year of unsupervised probation and $7,600 in fines after illegally killing a bull elk last year. Source: Facebook post helped trooper nab 2 Oregon elk poachers | OregonLive.com