Tag Archives: ODFW

Invaders: 1 Inspectors: 0

Oregon’s first line of defense against outside aquatic invasive species might see its time cut back unless a new source of income can make up budget shortfalls. A bill that would have added smaller boats as well as some kayaks and stand-up paddleboards to the $5-a-year permit program to fund the fight against aquatic invasive […]
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Crews begin removing Dillon Dam on the Umatilla River

Removal of the Dillon Dam is underway on the Umatilla River, after decades of planning and discussion. It took 20 years of planning, studies and grant writing, but removal of the Dillon Diversion Dam is finally underway on the Umatilla River. A pair of excavators rumbled over the dry, rocky riverbed Wednesday morning two miles […]
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No bag limit for trout at Marr Pond in Enterprise

Equipment malfunction will drain pond. Fishery managers have lifted the bag limit at Marr Pond due to a malfunction of the pond’s standpipe. Size and harvest method restrictions have also been lifted so anglers can take any size fish with a rod, a net or by hand. Source: No bag limit for trout at Marr […]
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Protective mother elk menaces Gearhart beachgoers

Wildlife officials tranquilize elk cow, capture calf. An elk cow protecting its calf apparently charged a bicyclist on Monday in Gearhart and was tranquilized and brought to safety by police, firefighters and officials from the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife. But aggression remains as calving season creates risks for beachgoers and passers-by. Source: Protective […]
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Restoring dwindling steelhead, salmon populations in Beaver Creek is goal of fish ladder

The hands of time may be turned back by a fish ladder being constructed this summer at La Grande Reservoir, 17 miles south of La Grande. The ladder, being built under the direction of the City of La Grande in collaboration with Anderson Perry and Associates, is meant to restore salmon and steelhead populations in […]
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It’s raining trout in backwoods lakes

Despite no warning from the National Weather Service, the skies over the Cascade and Siskiyou mountains opened today and it rained trout into high-mountain lakes. The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife this week conducted aerial fish stocking by infusing hundreds of high-mountain lakes from Mount Hood to Jackson County with 350,000 fingerling trout. Source: […]
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Two cougar sightings reported in Tigard

Two cougar sightings were reported in Tigard on Friday, police say. The Tigard Police Department said the first report came from a resident who spotted a cougar is his yard in the early morning. Source: Two cougar sightings reported in Tigard | OregonLive.com

ODFW to host open house on game regulations

Hunters and others who are interested in big game and wild turkey management in Oregon are invited to a give their input on regulations for 2018 and other issues during meetings around the state. Source: ODFW to host open house on game regulations | Local News Stories | argusobserver.com

Wallowa Co. rancher sentenced for illegally killing elk

A Wallowa rancher accused of killing 24 elk on his property received a hefty fine and supervised probation after he pleaded guilty to six of the killings in Wallowa County Circuit Court Wednesday. Source: Wallowa Co. rancher sentenced for illegally killing elk;

‘Bucket biology’ can ruin some of Oregon’s best fishing spots

In the cool waters of Diamond Lake in Douglas County, anglers can fish for rainbow trout surrounded by the beauty of Diamond Peak and the encompassing forest. At a location near Ontario accessible by car, entry-level anglers can find easy fishing success thanks to a schooling bluegill population. And in Source: ‘Bucket biology’ can ruin […]
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