Tag Archives: Fish and Wildlife

Police seek public help in wasted snow geese

State police are asking the public to help solve a crime of wasted snow geese. According to a news release from Oregon State Police Fish and Wildlife Division in Ontario, seeks to find the person(s) responsible for the wasting of several Snow Geese that were discovered on private property south of Nyssa. A Fish and […]
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Forests propose approving herbicide

Deschutes and Ochoco national forests seek comments on herbicide aminopyralid for use on forests, Grassland. The Deschutes and Ochoco national forests are seeking comments on a proposal to add the herbicide aminopyralid to the list of available herbicides on the two forests and Crooked River National Grassland. Source: Pamplin Media Group – Forests propose approving […]
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Lawsuit seeks stronger protections for ‘threatened’ Oregon bird species

An environmental advocacy group is suing the federal government to strengthen protections for a bird species that only lives in the Pacific Northwest, which they say could soon go extinct. The Center for Biological Diversity, a nonprofit that seeks to protect endangered species, filed the complaint Wednesday seeking to change the status of the streaked horned […]
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Turn in Poachers fund pays record $24,200 in rewards

The Oregon Hunters Association’s Turn In Poachers reward program paid $24,200 to informants in poaching cases last year — a record amount in the program’s 32 years. The rewards were paid in 50 separate fish and wildlife violation cases reported to Oregon State Police Offices throughout the state, including six in Douglas County, according to […]
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Native birds face legal threats, in Oregon and beyond

Changes to century-old law could impact raptors, other birds in the state Somewhat earlier than usual because of the warm weather, thousands of snow geese and trumpeter swans have returned to Oregon oases, including Summer Lake and the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge — an annual reminder that winter is nearing its end. Source: Native birds […]
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White City guide named to Access & Habitat Board

A White City hunting and fishing guide who is active in wildlife groups is the new hunter representative on the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Access and Habitat Board. Source: White City guide named to Access & Habitat Board

Oregon State Police unveil new patrol vehicles

SALEM, Ore. – Oregon State Police were excited to show off their new patrol cars Friday. They recently redesigned their vehicles, saying the new design will save money and make the cars more visible on roadways at night. Source: Oregon State Police unveil new patrol vehicles

Why this deer disease could change the way Americans hunt forever

Despite rain and snow, thousands of Michigan hunters dragged their deer to check stations to be tested for chronic wasting disease — a condition that comes from the same family as “mad cow” disease. “I was amazed that we had 150 deer come through the check station on the first day of gun season in Montcalm […]
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A healthy ecosystem

Wolves need more protection from poachers Illegal killings of wolves have increased in Oregon in recent weeks, which is bad news for wildlife ecosystems. The most recent was in Wallowa County, where someone illegally shot a 41/2-year-old gray wolf, the breeding female of the Shamrock pack. Source: A healthy ecosystem

Conservation group wants more thorough investigation of wolf shooting

The executive director of the conservation group Oregon Wild is demanding a more thorough investigation into the shooting of a wolf on Oct. 27 in Northeast Oregon. Sean Stevens said statements from the hunter and an Oregon State Police trooper do not match with evidence photos released by the state police. Source: Conservation group wants […]
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