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December 2012
 
12-31-12 Parking permit required at nine ODFW Wildlife Areas on Jan. 1
12-20-12 States adopt sturgeon season above Bonneville
12-18-12 Salmon and Trout Advisory Committee seeks Lower Rogue representative
12-14-12 ODFW seeks comment on fish passage exemption for an unnamed tributary of NF Ash Creek
12-12-12 ODFW to host public meetings on proposed land acquisitions
12-11-12 Report hunts on time or face $25 penalty fee
12-11-12 Public invited to comment on Middle Fork Pringle Creek fish passage exemption
12-10-12 Commission sets 2013 annual sturgeon limit at one fish
12-10-12 Commercial Dungeness crab season delayed
12-07-12 Commission approves new rules for Columbia River fisheries
12-06-12 Commission approves land exchange in Coquille Basin, sets 2013 groundfish rules
12-05-12 2013 sport fishing regulations available on-line
12-05-12 Public invited to comment on ODOT Highway 20 fish passage waiver
12-04-12 OHRC Advisory Committee to meet Dec. 10 in Corvallis
12-03-12 ODFW releases 2013 Winter Steelhead Guide
12-03-12 2013 fishing and hunting licenses and other ODFW products on sale now
 
November 2012
 
11-30-12 Fish and Wildlife Commission set to adopt new management framework for lower Columbia River fisheries
11-30-12 Keep pets safe this trapping season
11-30-12 Interactive map directs anglers to NE Oregon fishing locales
11-29-12 ODFW to stock Willamette ponds with huge trout
11-27-12 Landowner Representative position open on A&H South Willamette Regional Advisory Council
11-26-12 Public invited to comment on Boardman Creek fish passage exemption
11-20-12 Cancelled: Denman archery park public meeting
11-19-12 Public invited to discuss future archery park
11-16-12 Bi-state group proposes new course for lower Columbia River fisheries
11-14-12 ODFW to release large trout in Alton Baker Canoe Canal
11-14-12 Commercial Dungeness crab season delayed
11-09-12 Columbia River fisheries management workgroup to meet in Seaside on Nov. 15
11-08-12 ODFW Fish Passage Task Force to meet in Salem
11-02-12 Fish and Wildlife Commission to discuss Columbia River fisheries management
11-01-12 ODFW holds public meetings on proposed Eel Lake/Coquille Valley land exchange
 
October 2012
 
10-30-12 Recreational fisheries in Youngs Bay and tributaries re-open
10-30-12 Diamond Lake closes Nov.1 and reopens New Year’s Day
10-29-12 It’s Halloween: Where are all the bats?
10-29-12 Chetco River opens to chinook fishing Oct. 31
10-24-12 Fish Restoration and Enhancement Board to meet in Springfield
10-22-12 Wild coho season on Alsea closes
10-22-12 See salmon spawn in local rivers
10-16-12 Road to Sandy hatchery to close for repaving
10-15-12 Canby Pond youth fishing event cancelled
10-12-12 Columbia River fisheries reform workgroup to meet in Portland Oct. 18
10-11-12 Elk hunters may see tribal deer hunters in the field
10-10-12 Youngs River Basin closes to fishing to protect returning broodstock
10-05-12 Commission sets $25 penalty fee for failure to report deer and elk tags
10-05-12 Rogue Valley lakes and ponds get more trout
10-03-12 Access and Habitat Board to meet via conference call on Oct. 15
10-02-12 Columbia River sturgeon season will not re-open in October
 
September 2012
 
09-28-12 Spawning sockeye observed in the Metolius River for the first time in over 45 years
09-28-12 Mt. Hood Pond family fishing event cancelled
09-28-12 Commission to set big game regulations Oct. 5 in Salem: May adopt $10 penalty fee for not reporting deer and elk hunts
09-28-12 New program makes deer and elk tags available for active military on leave in Oregon
09-27-12 New fishing structures, longer season at St. Louis Ponds
09-21-12 Dry weather could mean more land closures for deer hunters
09-21-12 ODFW Announces Habitat Conservation Stamp Art Contest Winner
09-20-12 Nearshore Pacific Halibut reopens on central coast Sept. 24
09-19-12 Unity Reservoir closes to bass harvest Sept. 21
09-19-12 Meetings, on-line survey help shape halibut seasons
09-19-12 Anglers get one more day to fish for coho on central coast
09-17-12 Join ODFW on September 22 to view chinook spawning in South Santiam River
09-14-12 ODFW to host Family Fishing event at St. Louis Ponds
09-13-12 ODFW Salmon and Trout Advisory Committee to meet in Newport on Sept. 21
09-13-12 Hunter education field day, Sept. 29 in La Grande
09-13-12 OHRC Advisory Committee to meet Sept. 17 in Alsea
09-13-12 Wild coho season on coastal rivers opens Sept. 15
09-12-12 ODFW maps point to southwest Oregon fishing locales
09-10-12 Bradley Lake boat ramp will be closed for construction
09-07-12 Fish and Wildlife Commission sets 2013 sport fishing regulations
09-07-12 Don’t feed bears, northeast Oregon residents and visitors reminded
09-06-12 Apply to hunt deer at C2 Ranch near Medford – Deadline Sept. 27
09-06-12 Anglers may keep all they catch on Thief Valley Reservoir
09-04-12 Hunter representative sought for A&H Program Malheur Regional Advisory Council
09-04-12 The Wildlife Society 19th Annual Conference to be held in Portland, Oregon Oct. 13-18
 
August 2012
 
08-31-12 Southeast Oregon’s Lahontan cutthroat trout streams closed to fishing due to fire damage
08-31-12 Fish and Wildlife Commission to set 2013 fishing regulations at Hermiston meeting
08-30-12 Fish conservation plan for coastal rivers to be considered at four stakeholder workshops
08-30-12 ODFW seeks comment on fish passage exemption for South Fork Wade Creek
08-29-12 Win big at the annual Coos Basin Salmon Derby
08-28-12 Horseshoe Lake conservation extends protected corridor along Willamette River
08-27-12 ODFW Fish Screening Task Force to meet in Salem
08-27-12 Oregon researchers ask boaters to take a short survey
08-27-12 Fall chinook fishing on Snake River begins Sept. 1
08-23-12 All-depth halibut fishing on the central coast ends
08-21-12 ODFW opens fishing equipment libraries for kids
08-20-12 ODFW seeks comment on Lemolo Reservoir angling regulation proposal
08-20-12 Support Oregon’s wildlife: Buy an ODFW 2013 Youth Art Calendar
08-16-12 Premier guide teaches salmon seminar
08-15-12 ODFW alerts anglers to research activities in Columbia River estuary
08-15-12 Salmon and Trout Advisory Committee seeks Upper Rogue representative
08-15-12 Salmon and Trout Advisory Committee seeks North Coast representative
08-15-12 Salmon and Trout Advisory Committee seeks mid-Willamette Valley representative
08-15-12 Warm temperatures increase stress on fish. ODFW asks anglers to take precautions when releasing fish.
08-15-12 ODFW to conduct trout survey on Owyhee River
08-14-12 Project restores Salmon River estuary
08-14-12 Fish and Wildlife Commission directs ODFW to initiate rule-making for lower Columbia River fisheries management
08-13-12 Sign up online for free youth upland bird hunts
08-10-12 No sage-grouse hunting in Whitehorse Unit due to fires
08-10-12 Fish and Wildlife Commission will meet to discuss Governor’s proposed solutions for lower Columbia River fisheries management
08-06-12 ODFW seeks candidate for Fish Passage Task Force
08-03-12 Commission adopts 2012-13 game bird hunting regulations
08-03-12 Access and Habitat Board seeks two Hunter Representatives
08-03-12 New public hunting opportunities available in central Oregon
08-02-12 ODFW seeks new member for Fish Restoration and Enhancement Program Board
08-02-12 ODFW Fish Passage Task Force to meet in Roseburg
08-02-12 ODFW closes upper Sandy River steelhead season
08-01-12 Fish conservation plan for coastal rivers to be considered at two August meetings
 
July 2012
 
07-30-12 Mt Jefferson Rocky Mountain goat population grows
07-30-12 Fall chinook season opens Aug. 1 on Deschutes River
07-27-12 Game bird hunting and sport fishing regulations highlight Fish and Wildlife Commission meeting
07-27-12 Snake River chinook season to close after Aug. 5
07-27-12 Sturgeon retention in The Dalles Pool goes to three days a week on Aug. 5
07-25-12 Experimental UAV flights at Cape Kiwanda postponed
07-25-12 Public asked to help shape 2013 sport halibut seasons
07-23-12 ODFW to deploy drone aircraft to monitor birds at Haystack Rock on Oregon coast
07-19-12 Nearshore halibut fishery closes Monday
07-18-12 Learn about human-bear conflict and black bear management on July 28 in Florence
07-17-12 Boat anglers may no longer retain cabezon
07-16-12 Access and Habitat Board to meet in Salem July 23-24
07-13-12 Fishery managers plan experimental removal of brook trout from High Lake
07-13-12 Fish Restoration and Enhancement Board to meet in Clatskanie
07-12-12 Razor clams to close July 15 on Clatsop beaches
07-10-12 Chinook season on Wallowa to close July 15
07-10-12 Bradley Lake boat ramp will be closed for construction
07-05-12 All-depth halibut fishing closes until August
07-02-12 Apply now for Willamette Wildlife Mitigation Project Funding
07-02-12 Hunters can now purchase big game preference points after May 15
07-02-12 Volunteers can help with ODFW fish projects
 
June 2012
 
06-29-12 Sage-Grouse Local Implementation Team meetings set for July and August
06-29-12 Saturday last day to fish for spring chinook fishery on Catherine Creek
06-29-12 Lower Columbia estuary sturgeon retention season to close July 5
06-28-12 ODFW extends Trask ‘Hatchery Hole’ season through July 31
06-28-12 ODFW to host family fishing event Sunday, July 8 in Logsden
06-26-12 Union County hunter education field day on July 8
06-26-12 Astoria gains unique fish cleaning station
06-26-12 ODFW to host Family Fishing Event at Cheadle Lake
06-25-12 Chinook season on Imnaha to close after June 27, Wallowa to remain open
06-22-12 Tsunami Debris and Marine Invasive Species: What to do, who to call
06-21-12 Halibut anglers get two more all-depth days
06-20-12 Spring chinook season to reopen on Lookingglass Creek
06-19-12 Controlled hunt draw results now online
06-18-12 Salmon and Trout Advisory Committee seeks mid-Willamette representative
06-15-12 State invites public to comment on rules for new marine reserves
06-14-12 ODFW to conduct trout survey on Crooked River
06-12-12 Special June 18 meeting on salmon troll permit case
06-11-12 ODFW biologists radio-collar OR-13
06-11-12 Keep bears, people and property safe by not feeding bears
06-11-12 Spring Chinook Fishery Open on Powder River
06-11-12 ODFW Announces Art Contest to Benefit Habitat Conservation
06-11-12 ODFW to host Father’s Day event at St. Louis Ponds
06-08-12 Spring chinook to close on Lookingglass Creek June 12
06-08-12 Commission sets 2012 coastal coho, fall chinook salmon seasons
06-07-12 Oregon Black Bear Management Plan approved by Fish and Wildlife Commission
06-07-12 Halibut anglers get three more all-depth days
06-05-12 ODFW Fish Passage Task Force to meet in Salem
06-04-12 OHRC Advisory Committee to meet June 11 in Alsea
06-04-12 Free Fishing Weekend events scheduled for central and southeast Oregon
06-04-12 Free Fishing Weekend events scheduled for northeast Oregon
06-04-12 Free Fishing Weekend is June 9-10: Time to go fishing
06-04-12 Deschutes River closes to chinook on June 7
06-04-12 Free Fishing Weekend events in Southern Oregon
06-04-12 Mandatory boat inspection stations open in Oregon to target invasive species
06-04-12 Fisheries permit board to consider two brine shrimp permits
06-01-12 ODFW to host Family Fishing event June 9 at Olalla Reservoir
06-01-12 Big game, salmon seasons on Fish and Wildlife Commission agenda for June 7-8 in Salem
 
May 2012
 
05-31-12 ODFW moves Free Fishing Weekend event to St. Louis Ponds
05-30-12 ODFW extends Trask chinook season, adds anti-snagging rules
05-30-12 ODFW Salmon and Trout Advisory Committee to meet in Brookings on June 22
05-29-12 Join ODFW biologist on June 2 for a morning of wildlife viewing, bird, amphibian and reptile surveying
05-29-12 Free Fishing Weekend family event June 9 in Eugene
05-24-12 Spring chinook fishing opens June 9 on Imnaha, Wallowa rivers
05-24-12 Hungry trout await anglers for South Yamhill season opener
05-24-12 Do not pick up fawns or other young wildlife: It reduces their chance of survival and is against the law
05-23-12 It’s spring and the fishing is good: ODFW releases Spring Fishing Guide
05-23-12 Big game raffles, auctions gross more than $523,202
05-23-12 States re-open lower Columbia salmon fishing
05-22-12 Emergency spring chinook harvest restrictions enacted on Umatilla River
05-22-12 Spring Chinook Fishery to Open on Lookingglass Creek
05-22-12 Spring Chinook Fishery to Open on Catherine Creek
05-21-12 Wild spring chinook harvest opens below old Gold Ray Dam on Rogue River
05-21-12 Public-at-large representatives sought for Access and Habitat Program Northeast Regional Advisory Council
05-21-12 John Day River to open for spring chinook fishing
05-21-12 Public invited to meeting on Johnson Creek Dam fish passage waiver
05-18-12 Apply now for Willamette Wildlife Mitigation Project Funding
05-17-12 States re-open upper Columbia for spring chinook
05-15-12 ODFW to host Family Fishing event at Eckman Lake
05-15-12 Five new members selected for hatchery research advisory committee
05-15-12 Get a firsthand look at Oregon’s fish and wildlife with an ODFW biologist
05-15-12 2012 summer and fall salmon seasons set for Columbia River
05-15-12 ODFW to host family fishing event at Mt. Hood Pond
05-11-12 ODFW and local fly-casters to host youth fishing event in Bend May 19
05-11-12 ODFW to host fly fishing class on North Fork Coquille River
05-11-12 ODFW boat inspectors find invasive mussels on two boats
05-09-12 ODFW seeks comment on fish passage waiver for Simpson Creek tributary
05-08-12 Draft southwest Oregon fall chinook salmon conservation plan available for public comment
05-08-12 Beach goers: keep away from seals and sea lions 
05-07-12 ODFW hosts family fishing event at Peach Pond on May 12
05-07-12 ODFW Fish Screening Task Force to meet in Enterprise
05-04-12 Sturgeon fisheries above Bonneville Dam modified
05-04-12 ODFW to Host Family Fishing event at Alton Baker Canoe Canal in Eugene
05-04-12 Lucky Oregon angler could hook a million dollar fish
05-03-12 Sheep killed by wolf in northern Umatilla County
05-02-12 Fall 2012 big game tag proposals online: Controlled hunt deadline is May 15
05-01-12 ODFW invites public comment on proposed fishing rules
 
April 2012
   
04-30-12 Fishery managers extend chinook season above Bonneville Dam
04-30-12 ODFW to host Family Fishing event at Reinhart Pond
04-30-12 ODFW to host Family Fishing event at Walter Wirth Lake
04-26-12 ODFW to host Family Fishing event at Vernonia Pond
04-26-12 Sport fishing advisory group to meet May 4
04-24-12 Pacific halibut season opens May 1
04-24-12 ODFW Hosts Town Hall Meetings on 2013-15 Budget
04-23-12 Burrowing Owls are the subject of a presentation on May 9 in Portland
04-23-12 Family Fishing Event April 28 at Trojan Pond
04-20-12 Ocean fishing seasons set
04-19-12 Howard Prairie and Hyatt Lake: trout season opens April 28
04-19-12 Access and Habitat Board to meet in Lincoln City April 23-24
04-19-12 Ladd Marsh Birdwatching Festival to be held May 18 to 20 at the peak of spring migration
04-17-12 Fishing derby and Earth Day activities planned at Olalla Reservoir
04-17-12 Lemolo and Diamond Lake: trout season opens April 28
04-17-12 ODFW to begin hazing cormorants on Oregon coast
04-17-12 New public fishing dock on Lake Lytle opens for use
04-17-12 Youth fishing event at McNary Ponds on April 21
04-16-12 Snake River opens for spring chinook April 22
04-16-12 Special April 18 meeting on salmon troll permit case
04-16-12 ODFW seeking an input on Gold Lake plan
04-16-12 Commission meets April 20 in Salem to set ocean fishing seasons
04-13-12 ODFW seeks input on salmon seasons for North and Central Coast rivers
04-13-12 Family Fishing event April 21 at St. Louis Ponds
04-13-12 ODFW to host Family Fishing event at Hebo Lake
04-12-12 Spring chinook season on lower Columbia extended through April 22
04-12-12 ODFW to host public meeting on proposed fishing regulations for Malheur district
04-11-12 ODFW research targets Columbia eulachon
04-09-12 Public invited to May statewide meetings about hunting regulations
04-09-12 Fish Restoration and Enhancement Board to meet in Ontario
04-05-12 Fishery managers extend Columbia chinook season
04-05-12 Sports Pac winners announced: Last drawing is for hunters that apply for controlled hunt by April 15
04-03-12 ODFW to host family fishing event at Canby Pond
04-02-12 Photo: Wenaha wolf collared today
04-02-12 Pacific Lamprey is the subject of an Oregon Wildlife presentation on April 11 in Portland
   
March 2012
   
03-28-12 Bottomfishing to move inside 30 fathoms April 1
03-27-12 Draft Black Bear Management Plan available for public review
03-26-12 Shrimpers using cleanest gear yet this season
03-22-12 ODFW Salmon and Trout Advisory Committee to meet in Reedsport on April 13
03-21-12 Google fishing map points to NW Oregon trout locales
03-16-12 ODFW adds Progress Lake to trout stocking schedule
03-09-12 Bald eagle soars off Oregon’s Endangered Species List
03-08-12 Big game raffle tickets on sale until May 7: 2011 winner bagged trophy elk for under $50 in tickets
03-07-12 Hagfish harvest topic of ODFW public meeting
03-07-12 Hood, Deschutes rivers open for chinook on April 15
03-06-12 April 27 brine shrimp permit lottery canceled
03-05-12 Fall chinook advisory committee meets in Brookings
03-05-12 ODFW announces April 27 lottery to award sea urchin diving permits
03-05-12 Hatchery research center Advisory Committee looks for new members
03-02-12 Commission gets first look at proposed ocean salmon seasons at March 9 meeting
03-02-12 Wolf OR7 crossed back into Oregon March 1
 
February 2012
   
02-29-12 Enter to win guided youth turkey hunt in Jackson County
02-28-12 ODFW seeks comment on Johnson Creek Dam fish passage waiver
02-24-12 ODFW aims to develop chinook fishery on Coast Fork Willamette
02-23-12 Adult salmon, steelhead will be released above Round Butte Dam
02-23-12 Henry Hagg Lake fishing opens March 3
02-23-12 ODFW hosts annual plant give-away to benefit wildlife
02-21-12 Managers cancel final weekend of Willamette sturgeon retention
02-15-12 Invasive Species in Oregon is the subject of a presentation on March 7 in Portland
02-15-12 Harkens Lake Conservation Easement Benefits Native Fish
02-14-12 Sports Pac winners announced: Next drawing is for hunters that apply by March 15
02-13-12 ODFW Fish Passage Task Force to meet in Salem
02-10-12 Anglers who turn in tags could win drift boat, other prizes
02-09-12 Anglers: it’s illegal to fin clip adult wild steelhead
02-08-12 Bonneville Pool will close to sturgeon retention Feb. 18
02-03-12 Trappers in northeast Oregon: Be mindful of wolverines in the Eagle Cap Wilderness Area
02-03-12 Fish and Wildlife Commission sets rules for 2012 Columbia River sturgeon season
02-01-12 Spring bear hunt applications due Feb. 10
02-01-12 Public asked to help shape sport halibut season
 
January 2012
   
01-31-12 ODFW holds public meeting on 2013 fishing regulations
01-30-12 Enter now: Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife Conservation Art Contest
01-27-12 Fish and Wildlife Commission meet in Astoria
01-27-12 Fish Restoration and Enhancement Board to meet in Salem
01-26-12 States set spring chinook, sturgeon seasons
01-26-12 ODFW looking for nominees to fill PFMC seat
01-26-12 ODFW holds open house on 2013 fishing regulations
01-24-12 Some state wildlife areas close Feb. 1  to protect big game
01-24-12 Native turtle conservation is the subject of a presentation on Feb. 8 in Portland
01-23-12 Report hunt results by the Jan. 31 deadline for chance to win special tags: Penalty for not reporting will begin in 2013
01-17-12 Willamette River sturgeon retention will open for two weekends in February
01-17-12 Youth spring turkey hunt is April 7-9, 2012
01-13-12 States agree to reduce sturgeon catch by 38% on the lower Columbia River
01-13-12 Hatchery research advisory committee seeks commercial fishing representative
01-13-12 ODFW Salmon and Trout Advisory Committee to meet in Salem on Jan. 27
01-12-12 ODFW to hold meeting on 2013 fishing regulations
01-12-12 Dungeness crab season opens Jan. 15 on Oregon’s southern coast
01-11-12 Chance to win Sports Pac: Apply early for controlled hunt
01-10-12 Parking Permit required at five ODFW Wildlife Areas beginning Jan. 1
01-10-12 ODFW Fish Screening Task Force to meet in Salem
01-10-12 Sport fishing advisory group to meet Jan. 23 in Salem
01-06-12 Commission approves purchase of new ODFW headquarters building
01-05-12 Access and Habitat Board to meet in Salem Jan. 18-19
01-05-12 Sage-Grouse Implementation Team meeting to be held Jan. 24 in Jordan Valley
01-03-12 ODFW public meetings will outline new process for anglers to propose fishing regulations
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