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December 2009
   
12-31-09 Fish and Wildlife Commission meets Jan. 8 in Salem
12-23-09 Paddle and Power Boat Aquatic Invasive Species Prevention Permit Rules Clarified
12-21-09 Oregon, Washington adopt 2010 sturgeon, smelt fishing rules
12-18-09 Go rabbit or pheasant hunting with ODFW Outdoors Program
12-16-09 ODFW finds popular salmon bait cure harmful to fish
12-11-09 Commission adopts rules for marine reserves
12-10-09 Fishery managers predict 470,000 Columbia River spring Chinook in 2010
12-09-09 ODFW grants keep 608,000 acres of private timberlands open to hunting and fishing
12-08-09 Fall chinook advisory committee holds another meeting in Brookings next week
12-04-09 Commission meets Dec. 10-11 in Salem to consider marine reserves
12-02-09 Russel appointed to hatchery research advisory committee
12-02-09 Apply for controlled hunts early for chance to win Sports Pac or Non-Resident Hunting License
12-01-09 Hatchery center advisory committee to meet Dec. 4 in Alsea
12-01-09 Fall chinook advisory committee meeting in Brookings
   
November 2009
   
11-24-09 Nearshore task force to meet Dec. 2-3 in Newport
11-24-09 Surplus salmon help feed hungry on N. Coast
11-23-09 New 2010 boater fees fund aquatic invasive species prevention
11-23-09 Fishing and hunting licenses go on sale Dec. 1 -- Give one as a holiday gift
11-23-09 Ocean crab season opens Dec. 1
11-20-09 Three Columbia County landowners receive grants to improve big game habitat, decrease crop damage, provide hunter access
11-19-09 New website provides economic data about the importance of anglers, hunters and wildlife viewers to Oregon’s counties
11-18-09 Chetco River flows increase, river to open to chinook fishing Nov. 19
11-13-09 ODFW clarifies commercial crab pot regulations
11-12-09 ESA-listed Western Snowy Plover Has a Good Year in Oregon
11-12-09 Fish Restoration and Enhancement Board to meet in Grants Pass
11-06-09 ODFW hopes to boost hatchery salmon returns to Young’s Bay
11-06-09 Access and Habitat Program funds reseeding of lands burned in Deer Ridge and Siskiyou wildfires
11-05-09 Marine reserves community team nominations due
11-05-09 Redband trout spawning habitat improved on Wood River
11-04-09 Chetco River closures extended
11-03-09 ODFW Access and Habitat Board emergency teleconference Nov. 4
11-02-09 ODFW Fish Passage Task Force to meet in Salem
 
October 2009
   
10-30-09 Umatilla meeting to discuss sturgeon rule and season changes
10-28-09 Meetings will focus on Columbia River sturgeon, spring chinook management for 2010
10-28-09 ODFW increases stocking in some lakes for fall fishing
10-27-09 Hunter kills bear recently removed from local elementary school
10-26-09 ODFW Salmon and Trout Advisory Committee to meet in Coos Bay Oct. 30
10-23-09 Huge coho run will help feed Oregon’s hungry
10-20-09 ODFW seeks candidates for Fish Restoration and Enhancement Program Board
10-20-09 Coho bag limit increased to three fish on Columbia
10-20-09 Hatchery Research Center seeks member for Advisory Committee
10-15-09 Access and Habitat Board to meet in Bend Oct. 20-21
10-14-09 ODFW teams with local youth to improve river access
10-14-09 Rules for marine reserves topic of three meetings
10-13-09 ODFW increases bag limit for hatchery steelhead in Northeast Oregon streams
10-08-09 Coho season extended on Clackamas, Sandy and Eagle Creek
10-07-09 ODFW offices closed Oct. 16 due to furlough day
10-06-09 ODFW to host youth angling event at St. Louis Ponds
10-02-09 Commission adopts 2010 big game regulations
10-01-09 Public invited to comment on rules for marine reserves
10-01-09 Anglers invited to comment on proposed changes to 2010 sport halibut season
10-01-09 Major hunting seasons open Saturday, Oct. 3: Be safe
   
September 2009
   
09-30-09 ODFW radio-tagging coho bound for upper Willamette
09-29-09 Oct. 2 is deadline to purchase deer, bear, cougar tags
09-25-09 Cougar target areas, 2010 big game regulations on Commission agenda
09-24-09 ODFW and OSP continue CWD monitoring and enforcement
09-22-09 ODFW to host youth angling event in Fairview
09-22-09 OHRC Advisory Committee to meet Sept. 30 in Alsea
09-22-09 ODFW Beaver Work Group to meet in Salem
09-22-09 ODFW Fish Screening Task Force to meet in Salem
09-21-09 Wild coho season closes in Yaquina, Nehalem basins
09-18-09 Quota met, Coos Basin closes to wild coho harvest after Sept. 18
09-18-09 Coho passing Willamette Falls in record numbers
09-16-09

OSP, ODFW to Increase Monitoring of Klamath County Deer Hunt (provided by Oregon State Police)

09-15-09 Marine reserves community team formation topic of Sept. 22 meeting
09-14-09 Access and Habitat Board seeks Hunter Representative
09-11-09 2009 Fall Hunting Forecast available online
09-11-09 Sport anglers may no longer retain cabezon
09-05-09 Two problem wolves involved in chronic livestock losses killed
09-04-09 Fish and Wildlife Commission approves Diamond Lake plan
09-03-09 Sport salmon fishing reopens off Columbia River
09-03-09 ODFW lifts fishing limits on Antelope Flat Reservoir and Walton Lake
09-03-09 Hunters now have way to purchase tag after deadline
   
August 2009
   
08-28-09 Coho bag limit increased on Portland area streams
08-28-09 Commission meets Sept. 3-4 in Grants Pass
08-28-09 ODFW seeks comment on Coos County fish passage waiver
08-27-09 Ocean sport salmon fishing closes off Columbia River
08-27-09 ODFW raises coho salmon bag limit on upper Willamette
08-26-09 Anglers reminded of Chetco River closures
08-26-09 Coho ‘bonus bag’ limit takes effect at Buoy 10
08-26-09 ODFW increases coho bag limit on lower Columbia tributaries
08-26-09 Fish Lemolo this Labor Day Weekend
08-25-09 Special September pheasant hunts offer way for beginners, youth to try sport: Registration for youth hunts opens Sept. 2
08-24-09 More than 30 speakers confirmed for ODFW fish conference
08-21-09 Aug. 28 is deadline to purchase bow tag: Check fire restrictions before going hunting
08-21-09 ODFW seeks volunteers to help enhance Nehalem Basin fisheries
08-14-09 ODFW seeks comment on fish passage waiver
08-14-09 Sport halibut fishing closes off central coast
08-13-09 ODFW invites public to open house
08-11-09 Sport halibut 2010 season topic of meetings
08-10-09 Flash Flood Kills Fish on John Day River
08-10-09 Sallinger to keynote ODFW salmon, trout conference
08-07-09

New license will let anglers fish two poles on most lakes, reservoirs Corrected, Aug. 21

08-07-09 Liberal duck season, extended upland bird hunting adopted
08-07-09 18 Rocky Mountain goats released in Wenaha-Tucannon Wilderness
08-05-09 More opportunities open for ocean anglers
08-05-09 Strong returns expected for Columbia River fall salmon seasons
08-04-09 ODFW seeks comments on Canyon Creek Meadows Dam evaluation
   
July 2009
   
07-31-09 Fall chinook season opens on Deschutes River Aug. 1
07-31-09 Anglers can keep three hatchery coho from the Nehalem River Basin beginning Aug. 1
07-30-09 Commission meets Aug. 7 in Salem to set bird hunting regulations
07-30-09 New recreational and commercial licensing fees support Oregon’s fish and wildlife
07-30-09 Public invited to shape marine reserves work plan
07-29-09 Coastal fall chinook regulations take effect Aug. 1
07-29-09 ODFW asks anglers to take care when releasing fish
07-29-09 ODFW Fish Passage Task Force to meet in Prineville
07-24-09 Marine biologist to explore wave energy development at ODFW fish conference
07-21-09 Fishery managers extend estuary sturgeon season
07-21-09 Conference to focus on salmon and trout issues
07-20-09 ODFW goes airborne to stock 450 high lakes
07-16-09 Stimulus grant to help remove marine debris
07-16-09 Forty-two years later some diggers still show up
07-14-09 Winners of habitat restoration grants to benefit Oregon fish and wildlife hit the ground this summer
07-14-09 Access and Habitat Board to meet in Salem July 20-21
07-13-09 Access and Habitat Program helps fund nine elk habitat improvement projects in Blue Mountains region
07-09-09 No more central coast all-depth halibut days until August
07-09-09 Research targets chinook on eight coastal streams
07-09-09 Let’s go fishing on Saturday: 50 places to fish within 60 minutes of Portland
07-09-09 ODFW Fish Screening Task Force to meet in Central Point
07-08-09 ODFW salmon, trout advisory committee to meet in Sisters July 17
07-08-09 Fishery managers extend popular sturgeon season
07-02-09 Nehalem chinook topic of upcoming public meeting
07-01-09 Rogue River emergency spring chinook harvest restrictions enacted
   
June 2009
   
06-30-09 Chinook season to close on Snake River
06-30-09 Chinook season on Imnaha River to close July 5
06-29-09 Agency partners work to keep invasives out of Diamond Lake and continue monitoring lake health
06-25-09 Sport halibut fishers get another three all-depth days
06-24-09 ODFW seeking landowners’ help in locating beavers
06-24-09 ODFW honors outstanding volunteers
06-24-09 Mule Deer Initiative Planning Committee to meet June 30 in John Day
06-19-09 ODFW seeks input on Sauvie Island management plan
06-19-09 Local boat ramp dedicated to ODFW supporter
06-18-09 ODFW to conduct trout survey on Crooked River
06-18-09 Crab molts wash up on beaches
06-17-09 Bender appointed to hatchery research advisory committee
06-16-09 Salmon and Trout Advisory Committee seeks upper-Willamette, North Coast representatives, updated June 17, 2009
06-16-09 Special June 22 meeting on Dungeness crab permit case
06-16-09 Sturgeon anglers reminded of regulation changes in estuary fishery
06-12-09 Youth fishing event scheduled for June 20 near Bend
06-12-09 Controlled hunt draw results now available online
06-11-09 Columbia River steelhead season opens Friday
06-10-09 Fall chinook advisory committee meeting in Brookings
06-10-09 Fishery managers close Nehalem chinook season
06-05-09 Commission approves coastal coho, fall chinook seasons
06-05-09 Commission adopts 2009 big game tags
06-04-09 Special June 15 meeting on troll salmon permit case
06-04-09 Spring chinook fishery opens on Powder River
06-04-09 ODFW seeks comment on passage waiver for Willamette River tributary
06-03-09 Sturgeon retention in Bonneville Reservoir closes June 6
06-03-09 Imnaha, Wallowa rivers open June 13 to spring chinook fishing
06-02-09 Yachats woman found guilty of Harassing Wildlife
   
May 2009
   
05-29-09 Free Fishing Weekend events scheduled for central and southeast Oregon
05-29-09 Free Fishing Weekend is June 6-7: Time for Oregonians to go fishing
05-29-09 Commission to adopt big game tags and coastal fall chinook regulations on June 5
05-29-09 Chinook season opens on Snake River
05-28-09 Rogue River emergency spring chinook harvest restrictions enacted
05-28-09 Free Fishing Weekend events in Southern Oregon
05-26-09 Hunter position open on A&H Deschutes/Klamath Advisory Council
05-22-09 Mule Deer Initiative Planning Committee meets May 28 in Prineville
05-22-09 Popular kids’ fishing clinic at Bonneville June 6
05-22-09 Maury, Warner tag reductions for Mule Deer Initiative: Archery changes proposed for 2010
05-22-09 Columbia River halibut sport fishery to close May 29
05-22-09 Leave young wildlife in the wild: Removing wildlife reduces their chances at long-term survival and is against the law
05-21-09 June 1 fall chinook advisory committee meeting in Brookings
05-20-09 Big game raffles, auctions gross more than $565,000
05-20-09 ODFW Beaver Working Group to meet in Salem
05-20-09 New trout season to open on lower Clackamas
05-19-09 Youth Outdoor Day Scheduled at Ladd Marsh
05-18-09 Anglers, hunters and wildlife viewers contributed $2.5 billion to Oregon’s economy in 2008
05-14-09 Fish and Wildlife Commission adopts summer and fall salmon seasons for the ocean and Columbia River
05-14-09 Controlled hunt deadline extended until June 1: Draw and results notification also delayed
05-13-09 Fishery managers postpone Columbia River steelhead season
05-13-09 Pilot project opens Yamhill to retention trout fishing
05-12-09 Controlled hunt deadline extended through Tuesday, May 19
05-12-09 Fish Restoration and Enhancement Board to meet in Newport
05-11-09 ODFW to host forum on coexisting with bears
05-08-09 Fish and Wildlife Commission to meet in Salem
05-07-09 Mule Deer Initiative Planning Committee to meet May 14 in Prineville
05-06-09 Mule Deer Initiative Planning Committee to meet May 20 in Lakeview
05-06-09 ODFW seeks comment on passage waiver for Yaquina River tributary
05-06-09 Mule Deer Initiative Planning Committee to meet May 12 John Day
05-06-09 ODFW to host youth fishing event in Eugene
05-05-09 ODFW to hold Youth Angling event at Sunnyside Park
05-05-09 Emmett Walker of Hermiston named Hunter Education Instructor of the Year
05-05-09 ODFW to host angling event at Commonwealth Pond
05-04-09 May 11 fall chinook advisory committee meeting in Grants Pass
05-04-09 Wolf radio-collared and released in eastern Oregon
05-01-09 ODFW to Host Youth Angling Event at McNary Ponds
 
April 2009
   
04-30-09 “Go Oregon Plan” Includes Canyon Creek Meadows Dam Evaluation Project.
04-29-09 ODFW announces proposed 2009 Columbia River summer, fall salmon seasons
04-27-09 May 4 is deadline to purchase big game raffle tickets
04-27-09 Mule Deer Initiative Planning Committee to meet April 28 in Hines
04-24-09 Mule Deer Initiative Planning Committee to meet April 30 in Heppner
04-24-09 Mule Deer Initiative Planning Committee to meet April 29 in John Day
04-23-09 May 15 is deadline to apply for controlled hunts
04-23-09 Youth fishing event at Reinhart Pond
04-22-09 Pacific halibut season opens May 1
04-22-09 Increased bag limit offers more angler opportunities
04-22-09 Oregon Hatchery Research Center seeks member for Advisory Committee
04-22-09 ODFW Fish Passage Task Force to meet in North Bend
04-21-09 Trout season at Lemolo and Diamond Lake opens Saturday
04-21-09 Spring fishing forecast highlights some new opportunities
04-21-09 Hunters, others invited to statewide meetings about seasons and regulations
04-21-09 One Member Sought for Oregon Hatchery Research Center Advisory Committee
04-20-09 ODFW tracking cougar in Corvallis
04-20-09 Fall chinook advisory committee meets again in Grants Pass
04-20-09 ODFW to host youth angling event at Vernonia Pond
04-20-09 OHRC Advisory Committee to meet April 27 in Alsea
04-17-09 Spring turkey hunting open through May 31
04-17-09 Commission adopts 2009 marine fishing regulations
04-17-09 ODFW Fish Screening Task Force to meet in Prineville
04-16-09 Commission reviews Willamette Valley habitat partnership
04-16-09 ODFW seeks input on upcoming coho, fall chinook salmon seasons
04-16-09 ODFW’s Access and Habitat Board to meet in John Day April 28-29
04-15-09 ODFW to host youth angling event at Hebo Lake
04-14-09 Fishery managers update spring salmon catch estimates
04-14-09 Mule Deer Initiative Planning Committee to meet April 21 in Prineville
04-14-09 Trout stocked for Junction City Pond youth fishing event
04-10-09 ODFW offers tips for avoiding problems with bears
04-10-09 Mt. Hood Pond designated ‘youth only’ fishing site
04-10-09 Fish and Wildlife Commission to meet in Corvallis
04-10-09 Fishery council recommends huge ocean coho fishery
04-09-09 Mule Deer Initiative Planning Committee to meet April 14 in John Day
04-06-09 ODFW to host youth angling event at St. Louis Ponds
04-03-09 Spring bear season gets underway: Don’t forget new check-in rules
04-02-09 Salmon and Trout Enhancement Program committee to meet in Springfield
04-01-09 Fishery managers set sturgeon season closures
04-01-09 SIWA closure extended to protect wintering geese
   
March 2009
   
03-31-09 ODFW to host youth fishing event at McNary Ponds
03-31-09 Mule Deer Initiative Planning Committee to meet April 7 in John Day
03-31-09 April fall chinook advisory committee meeting held in Grants Pass
03-30-09 Public invited to ODFW presentation on new Diamond Lake Management Plan
03-23-09 ODFW to host youth angling event at Canby Pond
03-23-09 Family Fun Day at Upper Empire Lake
03-23-09 Date changed for April Access and Habitat Board meeting in John Day
03-20-09 Fish and Wildlife Commission selects Upland Game Bird Stamp art winner
03-19-09 Council invites comment on options for 2009 ocean salmon seasons
03-17-09 Sea urchin diving permits up for lottery
03-17-09 Trout stocked for youth fishing event in Cottage Grove
03-13-09 Fish and Wildlife Commission meets in Salem March 20
03-12-09 California sea lion euthanized at Bonneville Dam for health reasons
03-10-09 Special March 18 meeting on commercial fisheries permit cases
03-04-09 Spring chinook season on Hood River opens April 15
03-04-09 Expand your love of the outdoors: Learn to take a child fishing
03-03-09 Members sought for Oregon Hatchery Research Center Advisory Committee
03-03-09 ODFW seeks candidates for Fish Screening Task Force
03-02-09 ODFW to issue two dive bay clamming permits
03-02-09 ODFW to hold lottery for two brine shrimp permits
   
February 2009
   
02-27-09 Wildlife managers to resume removing California sea lions at Bonneville Dam Updated March 2, 2009
02-27-09 ODFW announces online controlled hunt applications
02-20-09 Fish and Wildlife Commission approve spring chinook and sturgeon seasons
02-19-09 Share your love of the outdoors: Teach kids to fish at Arizona Beach State Park
02-18-09 March fall chinook advisory committee meetings announced
02-18-09 Access and Habitat Deschutes/Klamath Regional Council seeks two representatives
02-17-09 ODFW Beaver Working Group to meet in Salem
02-17-09 ODFW seeks comment on Tuttle Creek fish passage waiver
02-12-09 Fish and Wildlife Commission will adopt Columbia River spring chinook season
02-12-09 Fish Restoration and Enhancement Board to meet in Salem
02-11-09 Fishery managers set spring chinook seasons
02-10-09 No spring chinook season on Deschutes River
02-10-09 Volunteer fishing instructor with ODFW named winner of nationwide contest
02-09-09 Volunteer fishing instructor with ODFW named winner of nationwide contest
02-09-09 States to set spring chinook salmon seasons
02-02-09 Spring bear hunt application deadline is Feb. 10
02-02-09 Fall chinook advisory committee meeting announced
   
January 2009
   
01-29-09 Managers postpone setting Columbia River spring chinook season
01-28-09 ODFW looking for nominees to fill PFMC seat
01-27-09 ODFW invites hunters and anglers to expand their horizons at the NW Sportsmen’s Show
01-23-09 Oregon Commission provides direction for upcoming Columbia River spring chinook season
01-22-09 Wind farm siting key to minimizing impacts to wildlife and habitats
01-22-09 ODFW Fish Passage Task Force to meet in Salem
01-22-09 Auctions offer extended season big game hunting: Proceeds benefit wildlife and hunting access
01-21-09 Fish and Wildlife Commission to meet on Columbia salmon allocation
01-20-09 Access and Habitat Board to meet in Salem Jan. 27
01-16-09 Salmon and Trout Enhancement Program committee to meet in Grants Pass
01-16-09 ODFW Winter Steelhead Fishing Forecast available online
01-16-09 Hatchery center advisory committee to meet January 26
01-15-09 Meeting to discuss Pacific Halibut sport fishing
01-15-09 Sturgeon anglers reminded to observe 3-day season on Willamette, Columbia
01-12-09 Chukar hunting season remains open in Oregon
01-09-09 Fish and Wildlife Commission hears plans for wildlife areas
01-08-09 ODFW facilities weather storms in good shape
01-06-09 ODFW offers fly tying workshops
01-05-09 ODFW holds first meeting for fall chinook conservation plan
   
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