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December 2010  
   
12-30-10 Fish and Wildlife Commission meets Jan. 7 in Salem
12-27-10 ODFW invites anglers to an open house in Salem on Jan. 4
12-23-10 Sturgeon season above McNary Dam delayed until Feb. 1
12-21-10 Grates may help avoid another danger to fishery— Regulation change should keep threatened smelt out of pink shrimp nets
12-17-10 Managers delay sturgeon retention season on Willamette River
12-17-10 Bighorn sheep released at new Oregon locations
12-16-10 ODFW will form advisory group for new hunting dog and raptor training rules
12-15-10 Distemper outbreak suspected in north coast raccoons
12-10-10 ODFW Salmon and Trout Advisory Committee to meet in Coos Bay Jan. 7
12-09-10 Special Dec. 10 meeting on troll salmon permit case
12-06-10 ODFW accepting applications for A&H Regional Advisory Council positions
12-06-10 Access and Habitat Program seeks Hunter Representative for Southwest Advisory Council
12-03-10 Fish and Wildlife Commission supports parking permits for state wildlife areas
12-03-10 Dog owners: Be mindful of trapping activity
   
November 2010  
   
11-30-10 Tight nets foil fish-eating fowl at ODFW hatchery
11-30-10 Oregon, Washington to host sturgeon meetings
11-30-10 2011 fishing and hunting licenses go on sale Dec. 1 - Give one as a holiday gift
11-24-10 Fish and Wildlife Commission to meet Dec. 3 in Portland
11-24-10 2011 Winter Steelhead Guide available online
11-23-10 Chance to win special deer, elk or pronghorn tag: Report fall big game, turkey hunts by Jan. 31
11-22-10 Wild coho season on Siletz closes Nov. 30
11-22-10 Proposed marine reserve sites now posted online
11-22-10 Ocean crab season opens Dec. 1
11-22-10 Fall chinook advisory committee meets in Central Point
11-16-10 Public meetings on revised dog and raptor training rules
11-08-10 Recreational white sturgeon fishery closes on Willamette River
11-08-10 ODFW Beaver Work Group to Meet in Salem
11-04-10 ODFW presents Willamette salmon and steelhead plan at Eugene, Salem meetings
11-02-10 ODFW Fish Passage Task Force to meet in Salem
   
October 2010  
   
10-29-10 Wild coho find new digs in Cedar Creek
10-29-10 Teams consider final recommendations for marine reserves
10-29-10 Changes to NW Goose Permit Zone hunting: Two more hunt days per week this year
10-28-10 Fish Restoration and Enhancement Board to meet in Corvallis
10-28-10 Fall chinook fishery closes on Snake River
10-27-10 Chetco River opens to chinook fishing Oct. 30 - Increased flows let ODFW open the river a week early
10-27-10 Batty for bats? Give them a helping hand
10-26-10 ODFW Mourns Loss of Valued Friend and Employee
10-22-10 New Oregon-BPA agreement protects Willamette habitat
10-22-10 Buck deer attacks Oregon resident
10-21-10 ODFW seeks candidates for Fish Passage Task Force
10-19-10 Hatchery research center to host Fall Creek Festival Nov. 6
10-19-10 See salmon spawning in local rivers
10-19-10 Canby Pond youth fishing event cancelled
10-18-10 Fall chinook advisory committee meets in Brookings
10-18-10 Fish Diamond Lake for big trout
10-18-10 ODFW seeks comment on R2 Ranch fish passage exemption
10-14-10 States reopen lower Columbia chinook season
10-14-10 Federal grant funds new Open Fields program to increase public hunting access
10-14-10 Hunters: Return turkey crops for research
10-12-10 ODFW seeks comments on plan to restore upper Willamette salmon and steelhead
10-12-10 ODFW’s Access and Habitat Board to meet Oct. 18-19 in Boardman
10-12-10 ODFW seeks candidates for Fish Screening Task Force
10-12-10 Ten receive Distinguished Hunter Education Instructor Award
10-08-10 ODFW announces salmon and trout conference March 26 - 27, 2011
10-07-10 Coquille wild coho fishery closes Monday
10-06-10 Project gives coastal stream new lease on life
10-06-10 Youth fishing event Saturday at Mt. Hood Pond
10-06-10 Coquille wild coho fishery could close soon
10-05-10 ODFW Salmon and Trout Advisory Committee to meet in La Grande Oct. 15
10-05-10 Fish habitat improved in Coquille River basin
10-01-10 Commission adopts updated Wolf Plan
   
September 2010  
   
09-30-10 Commission makes hunter orange mandatory for youth
09-30-10 Salmon and Trout Advisory Committee seeks North Coast representative
09-27-10 Sport anglers asked to help shape 2011 halibut season
09-23-10 Bottom fishing to remain inside 20 fathoms
09-23-10 ODFW raises coho bag limit on Willamette area streams
09-23-10 ODFW Asks Successful Deer and Elk Hunters to Stop at Disease Sampling Stations and Follow Regulations When Hunting Out of State
09-22-10 Cougar snared after attack on Corvallis pets
09-21-10 Fish and Wildlife Commission to consider wolf plan, mandatory hunter orange, and 2011 Big Game Regulations
09-21-10 Columbia chinook bag limit increased to two fish
09-21-10 ODFW inland fishery group to meet in Bend
09-16-10 ODFW to host youth fishing event at St. Louis Ponds
09-16-10 Learn how to Manage Landscapes for Birds
09-16-10 Major hunting seasons open Saturday, Oct. 2
09-15-10 ODFW seeks candidates for Fish Restoration and Enhancement Program Board
09-15-10 OHRC Advisory Committee to meet Sept. 20 in Alsea
09-14-10 ODFW extends comment period on potential marine reserves - updated
09-10-10 New rules limit night-time access to ODFW hatcheries
09-10-10 New website tracks salmon recovery results
09-03-10 Double check controlled sage grouse hunt results
09-02-10 Marine Reserves community teams want to hear from the public
09-02-10 Fish and Wildlife Commission delay approval of Sauvie Island Wildlife Management Plan
09-01-10 2010 Fall Hunting Forecast available online
09-01-10 Landowner position open on A&H Northeast Advisory Council
   
August 2010  
   
08-30-10 Buoy 10 chinook fishery will not be extended
08-30-10 Public invited to meeting on Sept. 14 in Burns on updated greater sage-grouse conservation plan
08-27-10 Fish and Wildlife Commission meets in Hillsboro on Thursday, Sept. 2 Updated Aug. 30”
08-27-10 Sign up now for youth pheasant hunts in September
08-27-10 Hunters: Follow import regulations to keep Oregon CWD-free
08-26-10 ODFW offers pheasant hunting workshops in Medford, Corvallis and La Grande
08-26-10 ODFW raises coho salmon bag limit in Santiam basin
08-25-10 Three wild coho fisheries to open on Oregon Coast
08-19-10 Virus kills deer in Corvallis neighborhood
08-19-10 Fall chinook fishing on Snake River begins Sept. 1
08-18-10 ODFW Fish Screening Task Force to meet in Burns
08-18-10 Black-tailed deer hunters asked to return a deer tooth to aid population study
08-13-10 Oct. 1 Fish and Wildlife Commission meeting to begin a day early Media Advisory
08-13-10 Sport halibut fishing closes off central coast
08-11-10 Alternative commercial fishing gears to be tested on lower Columbia River
08-11-10 Hatchery research center seeks new member for advisory committee
08-06-10 Upland game bird and sport fishing regulations approved
08-06-10 Male wolf from Wenaha pack radio-collared and released in northeast Oregon
08-03-10 Fishers invited to help shape 2011 sport halibut season
08-03-10 ODFW offers tips to avoid problems with bears
08-03-10 Research zeroes in on Nehalem, Nestucca chinook
08-03-10 Fish Restoration and Enhancement Board to meet in Gold Beach Aug. 13-14
   
July 2010  
   
07-30-10 Commission meets Aug. 6 in Salem to set game bird hunting and sport fishing regulations
07-28-10 Public invited to meetings on updated greater sage-grouse conservation plan
07-28-10 Rocky Mountain goats released at base of Mt Jefferson: First time since 1800s that goats reside in the Central Oregon Cascades
07-28-10 Strong returns expected for Columbia River fall salmon seasons
07-27-10 ODFW Fish Passage Task Force to meet in Enterprise
07-27-10 Steelhead fishing remains good on Deschutes River
07-27-10 ODFW seeks comment on fish passage exemption near Whiskey Creek
07-27-10 After 50 years Miller Lake lamprey returns to Miller Lake
07-27-10 Snake River Chinook fishery to close
07-26-10 Anglers reminded of Chetco and Winchuck river closures
07-26-10 Flat Creek Road on Phillip W. Schneider Wildlife Area closed weekdays beginning Aug. 2
07-21-10 Managers close sport groundfish beyond 20 fathoms beginning July 23 - Cabezon closes to retention
07-20-10 New range rider helps protect livestock from wolves: Program funded by USFWS grant
07-20-10 Chinook season on Imnaha and Wallowa rivers to close after July 25
07-19-10 Rock Creek Hatchery temporarily closed to the public
07-16-10 Team meets July 20 to consider Cape Falcon marine reserve proposal
07-16-10 Commission sends $311 million ODFW budget to Governor’s office
07-16-10 Mentor Youth Hunter Program registration now online
07-16-10 Look out: Turtles are on the Move
07-15-10 Nearshore halibut fishing closes after quota met
07-14-10 Four pups for Imnaha wolf pack
07-13-10 Lower Columbia sturgeon season will re-open July 15 through Aug. 1
07-13-10 Clatsop beaches closed to digging for clam conservation
07-13-10 ODFW begins removing tui chub from East Lake—Part of a five-year plan to restore rainbow trout fishery
07-13-10 ODFW Salmon and Trout Advisory Committee to meet in Madras July 16
07-12-10 Access and Habitat Board to meet in Salem
07-09-10 Leaburg Hatchery to host Family Outdoor Day on July 17
07-09-10 Commission to consider ODFW budget at July 16 meeting
07-08-10 Goose Task Force meeting July 13 in Salem
07-06-10 Spring chinook fishing extended on Wallowa, Imnaha Rivers
07-06-10 ODFW releases updated greater-sage grouse conservation plan for public comment
07-01-10 Beginning Shotgun Skills Workshop Scheduled
07-01-10 ODFW and USFWS bolster endangered Columbian white-tailed deer population
07-01-10 ODFW amends Columbia, Gilbert river sturgeon seasons
   
June 2010  
   
06-30-10 Fall chinook season on Deschutes River opens Aug. 1
06-29-10 Saltwater fishing focus of ODFW event in Gold Beach
06-28-10 ODFW extends Three Rivers fishing season
06-28-10 Firsthand Oregon program lets you be a biologist for a day
06-25-10 Special June 30 meeting on commercial fishing permit cases
06-25-10 States adopt sturgeon, sockeye seasons
06-24-10 A&H grant helped fund habitat restoration project on former ranch along John Day River
06-24-10 Two more all-depth days added to central coast spring halibut season
06-23-10 Columbia River halibut sport fishery to close June 26
06-23-10 Keep young wildlife wild: It’s best for the animals and it’s the law
06-17-10 ODFW increases steelhead/salmon bag limit on Willamette, Clackamas, and Sandy rivers
06-14-10 Columbian white-tail deer and Black Bear Topics of June 23 Presentation in Portland
06-11-10 ODFW Reduces Bag Limit at Thief Valley Reservoir
06-10-10 Three more all-depth days added to central coast spring halibut season
06-09-10 OHRC Advisory Committee to meet June 14 in Alsea
06-08-10 High water leads to loss of juvenile salmon at Lookingglass Hatchery
06-08-10 Big game raffles, auctions gross more than $547,000
06-07-10 ODFW offers razor clamming workshop
06-07-10 ODFW to conduct trout survey on Crooked River
06-07-10 Free Fishing Weekend events scheduled for central and southeast Oregon
06-07-10 Learn to live with beavers for the good of fish, wildlife and water
06-04-10 Commission adopts Columbia River summer and fall fisheries
06-04-10 Share your love of fishing during Free Fishing Weekend June 12-13
06-03-10 Free Fishing Weekend events in Southern Oregon - Updated June 11, 2010
06-02-10 Fisheries permit board to consider salmon, clam permits
06-01-10 Free Fishing Day June 12 at Leaburg Hatchery
06-01-10 Bonneville hatchery to host state’s largest free fishing event
   
May 2010
   
05-31-10 ODFW authorizes lethal removal of wolves—Breeding pair to be protected (Updated June 9, 2010)
05-28-10 Third calf killed by wolf in Wallowa County
05-28-10 Two-day agenda for Fish and Wildlife Commission June 3-4 in Salem
05-27-10 ODFW extends chinook season at Trask ‘hatchery hole’
05-27-10 Three appointed to hatchery research advisory committee
05-26-10 New and improved Oregon Hunting Map
05-26-10 Youth fishing event scheduled in Bend
05-25-10 Boat inspection stations open in Oregon to target aquatic invasive species
05-25-10 Beach visitors asked to keep away from seals and sea lions  
05-25-10 Saltwater fishing focus of ODFW events in Depoe Bay and Garibaldi
05-21-10 Wolves kill calf east of Joseph
05-21-10 ODFW to host fly fishing class on North Fork Coquille River
05-20-10 Spring chinook fishery to open on Powder River
05-18-10 Mt. Hood Pond youth fishing event receives 4,000 trout
05-18-10 Anglers can keep wild spring chinook below Gold Ray Dam on Rogue River
05-18-10 Cougar sightings reported in The Dalles
05-17-10 South Yamhill to be stocked for May 22 trout opener (Corrected May 18)
05-14-10 New rule allows wild trout retention on Tualatin, Yamhill rivers
05-10-10 Sage-grouse and Pronghorn Antelope Topics of Presentation May 20 in Portland
05-10-10 ODFW to host youth fishing event in Eugene
05-10-10 Geese Control Task Force meeting May 12 in Salem
05-10-10 Fish Restoration and Enhancement Board to meet in Baker City
05-07-10 Fall chinook advisory committee meets in Brookings
05-07-10 Mid Columbia River chinook salmon season to close May 10—Several tributaries remain open for chinook
05-06-10 Come to the Ladd Marsh Birdathon—It’s free and fun
05-06-10 Wolf killed cow calf in Wallowa County
05-06-10 Spring chinook fishing opens May 22 on Wallowa, Imnaha Rivers
05-06-10 ODFW to host meeting on plans to remove nonnative fish from local creeks
05-06-10 ODFW Fish Passage Task Force to meet in Astoria
05-05-10 ODFW Beaver Work Group to Meet in Salem
05-05-10 Five meetings focus on groundfish management
05-04-10 ODFW to host public meeting on plans for Mann Lake fishery
05-04-10 ODFW to host youth fishing event at McNary Ponds
   
April 2010
   
04-30-10 ODFW Increases Bag Limits at Thief Valley Reservoir
04-29-10 Twenty hunters win 2011 Sports Pacs or Hunting Licenses
04-29-10 Please don’t feed the ducks
04-29-10 ODFW to host angling event at Commonwealth Lake
04-29-10 Sturgeon season closes above The Dalles dam
04-28-10 ODFW ask anglers to avoid research buoys in Willamette River
04-27-10 Youth fishing event this weekend in Grants Pass
04-26-10 Heavy sturgeon harvest triggers fishing closure at Rooster Rock
04-23-10 Fish and Wildlife Commission set ocean salmon seasons
04-23-10 Fall chinook advisory committee meets in Brookings
04-22-10 Hazing of birds in Siuslaw estuary intended to help protect migrating juvenile salmon and steelhead
04-22-10 Spring fishing forecast highlights fishing opportunities
04-21-10 States close lower Columbia chinook salmon seasons
04-21-10 ODFW temporarily lifts trout bag and size limits at Hebo Lake
04-21-10 ODFW asks for help from anglers in study of wild trout in the McKenzie River
04-21-10 Free youth fishing event Saturday at Trojan Pond
04-21-10 ODFW to host youth angling event at Vernonia Pond
04-20-10 Access and Habitat Board to meet in Medford April 26-27
04-20-10 Pacific halibut seasons open May 1
04-20-10 Public invited to statewide meetings about hunting regulations
04-19-10 Trout season at Lemolo and Diamond Lake opens Saturday
04-19-10 ODFW releases conservation and recovery plan for lower Columbia salmon and steelhead
04-15-10 Fish and Wildlife Commission to set ocean salmon seasons at April 23 meeting
04-15-10 Share your love of the outdoors: Teach kids to fish
04-15-10 Spring chinook fishery opens on Snake River
04-15-10 ODFW Salmon and Trout Advisory Committee to meet in Hillsboro on April 23
04-15-10 Family Fun Day at Middle Empire Lake
04-14-10 ODFW to host youth angling event at Hebo Lake
04-13-10 Trout stocked for Junction City Pond youth fishing event
04-09-10 ODFW seeks input on coastal salmon seasons
04-08-10 Apply for a controlled hunt by April 15
04-08-10 Gray Wolves and Shira’s Moose Topic of Presentation on April 21 in Portland
04-06-10 Spring tides mean dandy digging for razor clams
04-06-10 ODFW to host youth angling event at St. Louis Ponds
04-05-10 ODFW Fish Screening Task Force to meet in Klamath Falls
04-01-10 ODFW to host youth fishing event in Cottage Grove
04-01-10 Hazing of birds in coastal estuaries intended to help protect migrating juvenile salmon and steelhead
 
March 2010
   
03-30-10 Wallowa Lake kokanee break records again—Wan Teece’s fish could be national record
03-30-10 ODFW hosts Town Hall meetings on proposed 2011-13 budget
03-29-10 Fall chinook advisory committee meets in Brookings
03-25-10 Shooting range grant applications due by April 15
03-25-10 ODFW seeks comment on Bull Run River fish passage waiver
03-24-10 A&H provides $75,000 grant for water conservation project at Summer Lake Wildlife Area
03-24-10 Sport fishing advisory group to meet April 5
03-24-10 Extra trout released for spring break anglers
03-23-10 Thirty hunters win 2011 Sports Pacs or Hunting Licenses
03-23-10 ODFW to host youth angling event at Canby Pond
03-22-10 ODFW to host meeting on Nestucca fall salmon fishery
03-18-10 ODFW to hold lottery for sea urchin permits
03-18-10 Researchers to study newly discovered sturgeon spawning area in Willamette River
03-17-10 Geese Control Task Force meeting March 18 in Salem
03-12-10 Commission sets halibut, sturgeon seasons
03-11-10 Early ocean salmon season cancelled off Oregon
03-10-10 Sign up now for Hunter Education: Classes available in time for spring turkey season
03-09-10 Hatchery research center seeks three members for Advisory Committee
03-09-10 Dry Canyon Rocky Mountain goat radio-collared
03-08-10 ODFW to host meeting on Nehalem salmon fishery
03-08-10 Spring chinook season on Hood River opens April 15
03-05-10 Fish and Wildlife Commission to meet in Salem March 12
03-04-10 Henry Hagg Lake stocked with 18,000 trout: Lake opens to fishing this Saturday
03-03-10 Hatchery center advisory committee to meet March 8 in Alsea
03-03-10 Annual ODFW plant give-away
03-02-10 North Coast trout stocking begins — Bonus fish added for Lorens Pond
03-02-10 ODFW to hold lottery for two brine shrimp permits
   
February 2010
   
02-24-10 Fall chinook advisory committee meeting in Gold Beach
02-23-10 Salmon and Trout Advisory Committee seeks Lower Willamette representative
02-23-10 Landowner representative position open on A&H Deschutes/Klamath Advisory Council
02-18-10 States set spring chinook, sturgeon seasons
02-18-10 Three Imnaha pack wolves collared
02-16-10 Fish Restoration and Enhancement Board to meet in Salem
02-11-10 Bonneville sturgeon season closes Feb. 21
02-12-10 ODFW Encourages Anglers to Keep Hatchery Steelhead Caught in Northeast Oregon Rivers
02-10-10 Sports Pac winners announced: Apply early for 2010 controlled hunt for more chances to win
02-09-10 New Commissioner for Fish and Wildlife Commission
02-08-10 Board to consider revocation of commercial fishing license
02-05-10 Agencies recognize forest landowners for restoring habitat for fish and wildlife
02-05-10 Fish and Wildlife Commission supports sturgeon, spring chinook season guidelines
02-04-10 ODFW seeks candidates for Fish Screening Task Force
02-04-10 Wildlife Managers Say New Disease Could Affect NW Bat Populations
02-03-10 Fish, Hunt, Explore: ODFW showcases outdoor education at the NW Sportsmen’s Show
   
January 2010
   
01-29-10 Fish and Wildlife Commission to consider Columbia, Willamette sturgeon fisheries
01-29-10 Deschutes River opens to chinook salmon fishing April 1
01-29-10 Condon farmer Robert Jaeger and Portland’s Alan Christensen appointed to ODFW Access and Habitat Board
01-29-10 Public meeting set to discuss Columbia River sturgeon fisheries
01-27-10 ODFW Fish Screening Task Force to meet in Salem
01-22-10 Report fall big game, turkey hunts by Jan. 31: Chance to win special deer, elk or pronghorn tag
01-22-10 Fall chinook advisory committee meeting in Grants Pass
01-19-10 Baker City resident appointed to ODFW Fish Restoration and Enhancement Program board
01-19-10 Eugene resident appointed to ODFW Fish Restoration and Enhancement Program board
01-14-10 Community team meetings to discuss potential marine reserve sites
01-14-10 Public asked to help shape sport halibut season
01-08-10 Fish and Wildlife Commission adopts rules to protect against invasive species
01-07-10 First Geese Control Task Force meeting Jan. 12 in Salem
01-07-10 NW region streams see strong early winter steelhead returns
01-05-10 Steelhead Fishing Opens on Section of Big Sheep Creek
01-05-10 ODFW seeks candidates for Fish Passage Task Force
01-05-10 ODFW will release 1.2 million trout in NW region
01-04-10 ODFW to host public meeting on Willamette River fisheries
01-04-10 Marine bag limit remains seven fish
01-04-10 ODFW Salmon and Trout Advisory Committee to meet in Florence on Jan. 8
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