Tag Archives: Wildlife

Ranchers, counties defend predator program tied to wolf’s death as critical to rural Oregon

Twenty-six of Oregon’s 36 counties have a wildlife specialist – or trapper—who falls under the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. The Wildlife Services program is paid for through a cooperative cost-sharing agreement involving county, state and federal governments. It’s been that way for decades but, may that be about to […]
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Unbearably cute: Oregon wildlife officials advise hikers to let animals be, including bear cubs

State wildlife officials on Friday advised hikers to leave bear cubs and other young animals alone — no matter how cute. A man hiking on the Santiam River Trail near Salem came across a cub last Sunday and scooped up the fuzzy 4½-pound little male bear, according to the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife. […]
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State Begins Hazing of Waterbird on Oregon Coast to Protect Juvenile Salmon

Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) recently announced it plans to conduct “hazing” of one species of bird along parts of the Oregon coast to protect juvenile salmon. This purposeful harassment is being done to increase survival of the fish as it is a primary prey of the double-crested cormorant. Source: State Begins Hazing […]
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Oregon man not cited for removing bear cub from forest

A Salem man who found a bear cub that he said appeared to be nearly dead off Elkhorn Road near the Santiam River and then brought the cub to a wildlife rehab center was warned but not cited for removing the cub from his habitat, Oregon State Police said Wednesday. Source: Oregon man not cited […]
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Salem man not cited for rescuing bear cub on trail

A Salem man who found a 3-month-old black bear cub and took him to a wildlife center earlier this week has been warned but not cited, Oregon State Police said Wednesday. Source: Salem man not cited for rescuing bear cub on trail | KGW.com

Rein in wildlife agency | Opinion

Thousands of family pets have been killed in the United States — three dogs in the last month alone — by M-44 “cyanide bomb” devices used by the federal Wildlife Services agency to kill predators such as wolves, according to the Eugene-based wildlife advocacy group Predator Defense. In February, Wildlife Services succeeded in killing Oregon […]
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Oregon trooper brings injured bald eagles to safety

A pair of bald eagles got a helping hand from an Oregon state trooper. Senior Trooper Paul Rushton came to the birds’ rescue in Gold Beach on March 9, the Oregon State Police shared in a new Facebook post. Authorities said the birds had been spotted injured in a ravine: when Rushton arrived, he placed […]
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Klamath Basin outdoor news briefs

Scroll down for news from the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife Source: Klamath Basin outdoor news briefs | Outdoors | heraldandnews.com

Winter takes its toll on animals, too

Animals – wild and farmed – feel this winter’s strain Wallowa County citizens are aware of the devastating impact of the winter on power bills, buildings and roof collapses from excess snow, frozen pipes, buckling and unplowed roads and other cold weather problems. One thing that may not immediately spring to mind is the fate […]
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Oregon sees another strong year for wolf recovery

Oregon has documented a third year in which seven or more breeding pairs of wolves are roaming an eastern area of the state and making a strong recovery, officials said Tuesday. Wolves were hunted to extinction in Oregon in the last century but recently started moving back from neighboring states. Source: Oregon sees another strong […]
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