Fishing limitations on wild spring Chinook Salmon imposed by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife have been lifted on the mainstem Umpqua River, and new rules have been put into place for the summer/fall season.
CRATER LAKE NATIONAL PARK — Social distancing and safety measures have been put into place since Crater Lake National Park reopened for the first time since it shut down doe to the coronavirus pandemic.
With the sun beaming above us and the Little River flowing beside us, we drove until the pavement turned to gravel and then kept going for another seven miles until we came to the Lake in the Woods.
SALEM —Hundreds of leftover tags for the upcoming hunting seasons — some of which are in Sutherlin and the Southeastern Cascades, among others — will go on sale at 10 a.m. on July 1.
NEWPORT – An additional opening has been added to Oregon’s Central Coast Subarea, increasing anglers’ opportunity to harvest the quota for the spring all-depth halibut fishery. The dates of July 30-August 1 were added, making a total of eight openings for this popular fishery.
PORTLAND —Illegal shark fin sales in a Portland grocery store marks the first conviction under an Oregon law that prohibits possession, sale, trade or distribution of shark fins. The June 4 conviction calls into play a law created in 2011 to preserve vulnerable shark populations.
Nature trails are a popular feature across the Oregon landscape. People of all walks of life escape to them for solitude, wildlife viewing, exercise and to spend time with friends and family.
As southern Oregon forestland owners and lovers, we’ve all seen the effects of drought in recent years.
Hunter education classes will resume in Oregon on June 13, with safety measures in place to protect both students and volunteer instructors.
I think that this coming week is going to be the end of spring and the beginning of summer. Shortly, you will see hay fields being mowed and grass on shallow soil starting to turn brown, just as normal.
Hunting and fishing restrictions on out-of-state residents in Oregon were lifted this past weekend, with the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife giving the go-ahead for non-Oregon residents starting Tuesday.
Douglas Forest Protective Association officials aren’t ready to pull the proverbial trigger on starting fire season in Douglas County. Not yet, anyway.
Low-water conditions in the South Umpqua River likely won’t keep anglers from trying to fill their daily catch limits in the coming weeks and months. Not with an influx of fish there.
SALEM – ODFW biologists have been responding to additional calls about nesting birds. April through July is a critical time for most bird species as they care for their young.
Drought conditions in Douglas County and around much of Oregon have helped prompt a meeting with state officials and local county commissioners to discuss a course of action in the coming months.
The Indigo Pack in eastern Douglas County was one of eight new gray wolf packs in Oregon on Wednesday when the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife released its annual wolf report.
Anglers and hunters from outside Oregon will be unable to hunt or fish under an order from the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife that goes into effect Friday night.
The presence of elk hoof disease has been confirmed for the first time in Douglas County by veterinarians from the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife.
Officials with the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife said this past week it is not ruling out the modification of hunting and fishing seasons around Oregon if people fail to comply with Gov. Kate Brown’s “Stay Home, Save Lives” order.
It may be a little ahead of schedule, but spring is here. Now that I have said that, we will probably be in the middle of a blizzard when this article is published since it is being written a few days in advance. Either way, I would like to point out a few things spring is going to bring us.
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