Tag Archives: ODFW

High water curtails Union Creek trout stocking

High water in the far upper Rogue River above Lost Creek Lake have curtailed rainbow trout-stocking plans in the Union Creek area, but seven sites did get trout this week in time for Memorial Day weekend. Source: High water curtails Union Creek trout stocking – Entertainment & Life – MailTribune.com – Medford, OR

Trout test in the Holy Water

Trout No. 1748 is sporting some bling and working for Da Man to help settle the question of whether the Rogue River’s Holy Water lives up to its name or is simply a pit-stop in purgatory before trout get flushed downriver. This 16-inch trout with an orange, numbered, spaghetti-like tag attached to its dorsal fin […]
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Fish, off

Spring Chinook numbers uncertain in Lower Columbia River Spring is over on the Columbia River — for now. A lower-than-expected count of returning spring Chinook salmon at Bonneville Dam delayed or closed a number of fisheries in Oregon and Washington state last week and now an updated forecast has cut the total predicted run size […]
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ODFW investigating Wallowa County wolf death

The body of wolf OR-42 was found in early May but the death wasn’t made public until May 23. Wildlife officials are investigating the death of a wolf in Wallowa County, in Northeast Oregon. The body of OR-42, believed to be the breeding female of the Chesnimnus Pack, was recovered May 8, according to Oregon […]
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Fisheries managers forecast ‘unprecedentedly low’ summer steelhead

The Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife is forecasting just 131,000 summer steelhead in the Columbia and Snake rivers. The Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife is forecasting dramatically low returns of summer steelhead to the Columbia and Snake rivers, which will likely result in fishing restrictions for Northwest anglers. Tucker Jones, Columbia River program […]
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Biologists excited by discovery of red foxes in Oregon

Not much is known about the rare subspecies Little is known about the Sierra Nevada red fox, a rare subspecies of the small mammal of which there are fewer than 50 living in Northern California. But a recently discovered population roaming the Oregon Cascades has excited wildlife biologists, who believe they have found a larger […]
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Oregon Ranchers Ask For Local Authority To Determine Wolf Kills

Oregon ranchers are once again calling for local authorities to get the final say over what’s considered a wolf depredation. The request came Friday as part of public testimony over the state’s updated wolf plan at an Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife commission meeting in Portland. Source: Oregon Ranchers Ask For Local Authority To […]
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Ranchers, advocates square off in Portland over wolf conservation plan

The two sides of the wolf conservation movement faced off in Portland on Friday as the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife hosted a public meeting on the proposed conservation management plan for the embattled canid. Source: Ranchers, advocates square off in Portland over wolf conservation plan | OregonLive.com

In elk poaching case, a glimpse of a simmering land conflict

An Oregon rancher is charged for an elk slaughter. Source: In elk poaching case, a glimpse of a simmering land conflict — High Country News

Low Rogue fish counts prompt Hatchery Hole closure

State fisheries managers will close the Rogue River’s popular Hatchery Hole to angling for the rest of the season Sunday evening amid concerns that not enough fish will return to Cole Rivers Hatchery to meet spring chinook salmon production needs for future releases. Opened to anglers in 2002 as a way to fish for what […]
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