Tag Archives: ODFW

Rational thought can replace cougar mania

You’re more likely to be injured in a Lane County traffic crash than be attacked by a cougar. That might sound morbid, but it is important to keep the current sightings of cougars in perspective. Cougar sightings are not uncommon in the Eugene-Springfield area. Reported sightings also increase whenever there is a run of news […]
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No easy solution for Cannon Beach bunnies

City has few options for infestation. Curbing a growing bunny population may be more complicated than city officials anticipated. Last month, residents in Tolovana asked the city to address a bunny infestation they claim is destroying gardens and blanketing yards with thick layers of rabbit pellets. Source: No easy solution for Cannon Beach bunnies – […]
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Oregon to craft new proposal for managing wolves

Ranchers and conservation groups indicated they may have common ground on a new framework for managing wolf-livestock conflicts proposed Tuesday during a stakeholder meeting in Salem. A new framework for managing wolves that repeatedly prey on livestock may have the support of both Oregon ranchers and conservation groups, if the state can find enough money […]
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Oregon to craft new proposal for managing wolves

A new framework for managing wolves that repeatedly prey on livestock may have the support of both Oregon ranchers and conservation groups, if the state can find enough money to pay for it. The idea came as groups sat down for the second time with a mediator on Tuesday as part of the Oregon Department […]
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State compensation for gillnetters trickles down

Commercial salmon fishermen adjust to life off Columbia River. Money local commercial salmon fishermen will soon receive as compensation after reform policies pushed them off the Columbia River is “not nothing.” But it’s not quite something, either. “It means a little bit of a paycheck,” said David Quashnick, a gillnetter who has been fishing since […]
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Pete Heley: Salmon season opens in lakes

Salmon fishing remains fair on the lower Umpqua River at Winchester Bay. But few Chinooks or finclipped cohos are being caught. Bank anglers seem to be doing every bit as good as the boat anglers. Source: Pete Heley: Salmon season opens in lakes

Elk viewing season is here: 4 places to see elk in Oregon this fall

The bulls bugle and battle in the dusk, rake their antlers against the trees and use them to clash with one another, all in an attempt to woo a mate. Thanks to those big, aggressive males, fall is a particularly exciting time to see elk in the wild. The mating season (known as the rut) […]
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9 rules for eating roadkill in Oregon

If you want to scoop a dead animal off the highway and bring it home for dinner, you’ll be allowed to do that in Oregon beginning January 1, 2019. But there are some rules to follow when removing a road-killed deer or elk from the pavement to pass legal muster under a 2017 law that […]
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Recent cougar sightings lead to questions; state wildlife biologist gives answers

It was about 3 a.m. Tuesday and all Crystal Leslie wanted was to unwind after a late shift at a local cafe. Leslie, 32, went to smoke a cigarette on the second-floor balcony of her home on 41st Street in Springfield when she noticed her cat was going hysterical below, reacting to something in the […]
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what are the rules for keeping road kill

Oregonians looking to dine on the bumper crops of road-killed deer and elk are about to get fresh grille-to-grill regulations for this new roadside salvage program. If you accidentally hit it and kill it, you can take it home and eat it — and even share it with your friends — but you can’t sell […]
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