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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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Ever wonder how big a record-sized bull elk would look like in real life? Or, for that matter, the mount of an Oregon state record Columbian whitetail buck that was tagged in the Drain area back in 1949?
SALEM —The Fish and Wildlife Commission denied a petition to prohibit the retention of wild winter steelhead in rivers throughout the Southwest Zone via temporary rule in a split vote Friday, voting 4-2 against the measure.
The last time the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife closed off harvest of wild spring Chinook salmon was ...
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Commercial and recreational razor clamming has been closed along all of Oregon's coastline because of elevates levels of domoic acid, a marine biotoxin.
The opening of the commercial Dungeness crab season will be delayed until at least Dec. 31 along the entire Oregon coast, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife said in a press release on Friday.
The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission will consider a petition to prohibit the retention of wild winter steelhead on all rivers in the Southwestern Zone next month at its Jan. 17 meeting in Salem.