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Central Oregonians play where predators prey

That Bend is home to more than 90,000 people may instill a sense of civilized tranquility. Don’t be fooled. Healthy populations of cougars, bears, coyotes and a few wolves stalk the area, too. Overhead, birds of prey are capable of swooping on your outdoor cat or small dog and carrying it away. Source: Central Oregonians […]
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Jubilee Lake to host Kid’s Fishing Day

Kid’s Fishing Day is returning to Jubilee Lake on July 7 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sponsored by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, Umatilla National Forest, and Tri-State Steelheaders, children will get the chance to learn about fishing and earn prizes. Source: East Oregonian

Neighbors, fire crews battle Southgate fire

A grass fire endangered homes and forced the evacuation of the Burger King restaurant in Pendleton Monday, though quick work by neighbors and fire crews stopped it from causing major damage. Interim Pendleton Fire Chief Shawn Penninger said the fire department received a call of a brush fire at 11:58 p.m. and had it out […]
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Chinook salmon fishing closes early in lower Columbia River

Summer chinook salmon fishing on the lower Columbia River will be replaced with sockeye, beginning on Sunday. Oregon and Washington fish managers decided Thursday to close summer chinook fishing four days early because of unexpectedly low numbers crossing Bonneville Dam. Source: Chinook salmon fishing closes early in lower Columbia River | OregonLive.com

Bill expanding sea lion killing passes U.S. House

Rep. Kurt Schrader warns winter steelhead face 90% extinction risk in Willamette River. A bipartisan bill designed to save salmon species by culling the California sea lions who gulp them down has cleared the U.S. House of Representatives. Source: Pamplin Media Group – Bill expanding sea lion killing passes U.S. House

Oregon Coast Advisories/Bans Lifted in Two Areas: Clamming, Newport’s Nye Beach

Good news for those who love clamming on the Oregon coast or splashing around the waters of Newport’s Nye Beach. Authorities have lifted bans on these activities in two key areas. State officials have re-opened razor clamming to the majority of the Oregon coast after a portion of the southern coast was closed. The Oregon […]
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Simplifying game regulations topic of July public meetings

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife announced Pendleton and Heppner are in the mix for public meetings in July about the 2019 big game hunting regulations. The state agency is holding the meetings to discuss simplifying big game hunting regulations for the 2019 season (details online at https://bit.ly/2MsgpKl), take public comment on the regulations and […]
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Groups bid to halt destruction of Oregon’s marten population

Two population centers remain in state for Humboldt subspecies; less than 200 are left. Source: Groups bid to halt destruction of Oregon’s marten population

Rockfish limit drops Sunday

Record bottomfishing effort along the Oregon Coast has led state fish managers to drop the daily general marine fish limit from five to four in an effort to avoid an in-season shutdown like last year. After a very busy May at coastal ports, anglers caught enough bottomfish to put them on pace to reach 2018’s […]
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Wolves in Oregon: The inside story

Return of wolves likely to spread to central Cascades, experts say. Southwest of the heart of Oregon’s nascent wolf population — miles from the dead calves, the helicopter chases, the decade-plus of vitriolic local politics swirling around wolves — is a small creek that illustrates why they’re worth the trouble. That’s where you’ll find Suzanne […]
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