Tag Archives: Wildlife

Central Oregon Zoning Pits Mule Deer Against Churches

A rural central Oregon county is wading into a long-running zoning debate that pits mule deer against churches. A portion of Deschutes County is zoned to protect the county’s shrinking mule deer population during the lean winter months. The zoning currently prohibits churches as a use on those lands, The Bulletin reported Thursday. Source: Central […]
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Oregon State Police investigating Cottage Grove teen for splinting, duct-taping deer that was struck, injured by a pickup

­Oregon State Police are investigating the 18-year-old son of the Cottage Grove School District’s superintendent and the son’s friend after the two teens attempted to play veterinarian last month to a ­vehicle-struck deer by duct-taping the ­animal’s broken legs. The teens filmed their nighttime efforts on the ­social media application Snapchat. That video later was […]
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Oregon hunter kills wolf that was ‘running directly at him’

The Clackamas County man won’t be charged with a crime, because officials say he acted in self-defense while hunting elk in northeast Oregon. Source: Oregon hunter kills wolf that was ‘running directly at him’

ODFW amps up monitoring of fatal deer/elk disease

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife is on the lookout for an untreatable, fatal disease that impacts elk and deer herds. Source: ODFW amps up monitoring of fatal deer/elk disease | Local News | theworldlink.com

ODFW: Cougar population growing along the coast

–Agency will fit up to 10 adults with GPS collars- A few decades ago, cougars in the Coast Range were practically unheard of. But as Oregon’s healthy cougar population has expanded into northwest Oregon from population strongholds in the Blue Mountains and south Cascades, ODFW is observing more cougar harvest, sightings and damage complaints along […]
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CWD testing spreads to Western Oregon deer, elk

The fight to keep Chronic Wasting Disease from spreading into Oregon’s deer and elk herds will now include Western Oregon, which will join the rest of the state in testing for this always fatal neurological disease that is spreading elsewhere. Source: CWD testing spreads to Western Oregon deer, elk – Entertainment & Life – MailTribune.com […]
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The Trump Administration Thinks an Oregon Woodpecker, Plus 24 Other Animals, Should Not Be on the Endangered Species List 

“This is a truly dark day for America’s imperiled wildlife.” Yesterday, the federal government quietly denied protections to 25 species scientists have found to be imperiled. In a memo from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), the department declined 25 petitions to list 25 species under the Endangered Species Act, including the black-backed woodpecker, which is found in Oregon, California and South Dakota. Source: […]
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Oregon drivers tops in West when it comes to deer collisions

According to State Farm’s study, the likelihood of colliding with a deer more than doubles during October, November and December – deer mating season. It’s almost deer season for hunters, but Oregon’s drivers are No. 1 in the West when it comes to run-ins with deer. Source: Pamplin Media Group – Oregon drivers tops in […]
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Heck gnaw! Porcupines spotted in Clatsop County

The toothy rodents are a rare sight. A Clatsop County timber company saw porcupines for the first time in forestland around the Ecola Creek watershed near Cannon Beach this summer. Squashed, dead porcupines are a common sight on the side of highways on Washington state’s Long Beach Peninsula, and hikers occasionally spot live ones lumbering […]
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Run, fly or burrow — how animals cope with wildfire

Oregon’s native animals evolved in concert with the wildfires that have defined this region for millennia — and many thrive after the rains quiet the flames, biologists say. Some animals don’t wait that long. Hawks hunt the leading edges of active fires to snatch up fleeing rodents, and herons yank toasted lizards out of still-warm […]
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