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December 2015
 
December 30, 2015 New fishing rules begin Jan. 1 for Cape Falcon Marine Reserve
December 22, 2015 Help open hunting access, improve habitat: Access and Habitat Program seeks regional council members, apply by Jan. 31
December 21, 2015 Commercial Dungeness crab season opens Jan. 4
December 21, 2015 South Oregon Coast reopened to recreational crab harvesting (link goes to ODA)
December 21, 2015 Clatsop beaches razor clamming reopened along with south coast mussel harvesting (link goes to ODA)
December 21, 2015 Grants Pass workshop will train volunteer fishing instructors
December 18, 2015 Extra-large trout boost holiday fishing prospects
December 10, 2015 Keep dogs safe in the outdoors during trapping season
December 8, 2015 Baker County ranchers Mark and Patti Bennett recognized for helping sage-grouse, other wildlife
December 8, 2015 State continues delay of Dungeness crab season coastwide
December 4, 2015 Commission adopts new rules for wildlife rehabilitators
December 3, 2015 Jetties boost access to Whetstone Pond
December 2, 2015 Start planning your 2016 outdoor season: Regulations available, licenses on sale
 
November 2015
 
November 30, 2015 Oregon Hatchery Research Center Board seeks new member to represent wild fish advocacy
November 25, 2015 Commission to meet in Portland Dec. 4 to consider wildlife rehabilitation rules
November 24, 2015 OHRC Board to meet via conference call Dec. 1
November 20, 2015 Special Nov. 24 meeting on commercial crab permit
November 20, 2015 State delays Dungeness crab season coastwide to ensure safe product
November 18, 2015 Special Nov. 20 meeting on ocean crab permits
November 18, 2015 Anglers to enjoy year-round fishing at Hagg Lake
November 17, 2015 ODFW Salmon and Trout Advisory Committee to meet in Salem on Dec. 3
November 16, 2015 Fill the boat with fish
November 13, 2015 ODFW Fish Passage Task Force to meet in Salem
November 13, 2015 ODFW art contest winners announced
November 9, 2015 Fish and Wildlife Commission delists wolves statewide in split vote (4-2)
November 6, 2015 ODFW closes coho season on Eagle Creek
November 3, 2015 Tui chub found in Diamond Lake
 
October 2015
 
October 29, 2015 ODFW recommends delisting gray wolf from state ESA throughout Oregon - Commission to consider at Nov. 9 meeting in Salem
October 28, 2015 Get your free range turkey: Go hunting thru Dec. 31
October 27, 2015 Artwork and wine benefit Oregon’s wildlife

October 23, 2015

OSMB: New Ojalla Boat Slide Offers Easy Access to Siletz River (pdf)
October 23, 2015 Discovery of invasive crayfish in the Willamette River drainage concerns biologists
October 20, 2015 Late-season pheasant hunting workshops coming up in Corvallis, Central Point
October 16, 2015 Youngs and Klaskanine rivers close to Chinook harvest through October
October 16, 2015 Access & Habitat Board meets Oct. 19-20 in Halfway, Ore.
October 16, 2015 Goose hunting gets simpler in Northwest Permit Zone: Closed Dusky Canada goose season, no more check stations
October 15, 2015 North Twin Lake fishing extended through Nov. 9
October 13, 2015 NOTICE: Oct. 17 Mt. Hood Pond fishing event cancelled
October 9, 2015 Commission approves lighted nocks for archery hunters, Rocky Mtn goat auction tag
October 7, 2015 Study of new Strategy Species Sierra Nevada red fox continues - Rare fox caught on remote cameras in Oregon Cascades
October 7, 2015 ODFW stocks fish for fundraiser: Trout for Treven fishing derby set for Sunday at Cooper Creek Reservoir
October 6, 2015 OHRC Board to meet Oct. 14 in Alsea
October 6, 2015 Family fishing returns to St. Louis Ponds Saturday
October 6, 2015 ODFW to host public meetings on commercial nearshore fishery
October 5, 2015 ODFW looks for public input on 2016 sport halibut and future bottomfish seasons
October 2, 2015 Commission meets Oct. 9 in Florence to adopt 2016 big game regulations, hear about wolves; Field tour on Oct. 8
October 2, 2015 Report elk hoof disease to ODFW website
 
September 2015
 
September 23, 2015 Ten Northeast Oregon ponds scheduled for chemical treatment
September 22, 2015 ODFW temporarily lifts fishing restrictions at North Twin Lake
September 21, 2015 Re-opening of Oregon razor clamming on indefinite delay
September 21, 2015 New youth waterfowl hunt at Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge this fall – apply by Oct. 15
September 21, 2015 ODFW Fish Screening Task Force to meet in Salem
September 15, 2015 ODFW Salmon and Trout Advisory Committee to meet Sept. 24 in Gold Beach
September 15, 2015 Fish Restoration and Enhancement Board to meet in Brookings on Sept. 25
September 4, 2015 Commission approves 2016 sport fishing regulations
September 3, 2015 ODFW temporarily lifts fishing restrictions on 10 NE Oregon waters: Agency plans chemical treatments this fall
September 3, 2015 Coastal wild coho seasons set to open beginning Sept. 15
 
August 2015
 
August 31, 2015 Columbia River re-opens to catch-and-release sturgeon fishing
August 31, 2015 Oregon streams re-open to afternoon fishing
August 31, 2015 Fisheries advocate and volunteer recognized by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife
August 28, 2015 Rock Creek Hatchery reopens to public visitors
August 28, 2015 Commission to set 2016 fishing regulations at Sept. 4 meeting in Seaside
August 28, 2015 Youngs River Basin closes to Chinook harvest to protect returning broodstock
August 27, 2015 Buoy 10 closes to Chinook retention Saturday – coho remains open
August 25, 2015 Bowhunting starts Aug. 29 – Know before you go!
August 24, 2015 Snake River fall Chinook season begins Sept. 1
August 21, 2015 Warm water and disease: a deadly combination that kills juvenile summer steelhead at Rock Creek Hatchery
August 21, 2015 Buoy 10 Chinook season goes to fin-clipped only on Monday, Aug. 24
August 21, 2015 ODFW seeks comment on fish passage exemption for proposed bridge project near Selma
August 18, 2015 Aug. 20 meeting of Commercial Fisheries Permit Board
August 14, 2015 New fishing rules proposed for northeast Oregon
August 13, 2015 Afternoon fishing re-opens on Rogue River
August 12, 2015 Sign up now for fall pheasant hunts for families, women
August 11, 2015 Special Aug. 13 meeting on Columbia River gillnet permit
August 7, 2015 Commission sets bird hunting regulations
August 3, 2015 Lower Deschutes River re-opens to afternoon fishing; Sections of two northeast Oregon rivers also re-open
 
July 2015
 
July 31, 2015 Commission to set bird hunting regulations, hear about fishing regulation simplification
July 31, 2015 ODFW announces photo contest winners
July 29, 2015 Get ready for summer steelhead and salmon with Aug. 8 workshop
July 29, 2015 Horsemen help ODFW release high lakes trout
July 28, 2015 Be ready for fall: Take a hunter education class this summer
July 27, 2015 Commission adopts amended sage-grouse rules to provide regulatory certainty
July 24, 2015 Anglers can help shape 2016 sport halibut seasons
July 21, 2015 Sign up now for free youth pheasant hunts in September
July 20, 2015 Commission asked to adopt amended rules for sage-grouse management
July 17, 2015 ODFW Fish Passage Task Force to meet in Bend
July 16, 2015 States close sturgeon fishing upstream of Bonneville Dam
July 16, 2015 Access and Habitat Board meets July 21
July 16, 2015 ODFW takes action to help native fish
July 15, 2015 ODFW discovers Chinook salmon die-off on John Day River
July 14, 2015 Come catch, clean, cook crab at ODFW class
July 13, 2015 Softshell Clam Advisory
July 10, 2015 Huchko appointed Umpqua District Fish Biologist
July 9, 2015 Hunters: Follow hunting blind regulations, give wildlife access to water this fall
Ethics critical during drought
July 8, 2015 Trout planned for Wallowa County ponds will go instead to Wallowa Lake
July 8, 2015 Bacterial infection kills sockeye salmon in Deschutes River
July 8, 2015 Public input needed on proposed rules for sage-grouse habitat mitigation
July 6, 2015 Zebra mussels from Texas found during boat inspection
July 2, 2015 Fire closes some public access to Phillip W. Schneider Wildlife Area near Dayville
July 2, 2015 Central coast all-depth halibut fishing closes until August
July 2, 2015 High water temperatures stressful on fish
July 1, 2015 Grande Ronde Chinook season closes July 6; Imnaha, Wallowa to close July 13
July 1, 2015 Columbia salmon seasons extended through July 31
 
June 2015
 
June 29, 2015 Clogged intake pipe kills 400,000 spring Chinook pre-smolts at Rock Creek Hatchery
June 26, 2015 Stop the fawn-napping: ODFW reminds people to not pick up fawns or other young wildlife
June 26, 2015 Learn more about the Oregon Nearshore Strategy at ODFW public meetings
June 25, 2015 New rules limit wild Chinook harvest on Nehalem to one fish per day through Sept. 15
June 24, 2015 Register now for dog training workshop July 25-26 in Scio
June 23, 2015 Emergency restrictions for the Umpqua River protect wild summer steelhead
June 22, 2015 ODFW seeks comment on fish passage exemption for proposed Union County culvert repair
June 19, 2015 Comments sought on Oregon Conservation Strategy and Oregon Nearshore Strategy
June 18, 2015 Higher water temperatures primary cause of early spring Chinook mortality
June 17, 2015 OHRC Board to meet via conference call on June 23
June 17, 2015 New video series helps beginners learn to fish for trout
June 16, 2015 Wildfire puts lower Imnaha off-limits to salmon fishing
June 16, 2015 ODFW seeks two candidates for Fish Passage Task Force
June 16, 2015 Bighorn sheep, Rocky Mtn goat hunters invited to free orientation July 18 in The Dalles
June 16, 2015 Kit Fox research underway in southeast Oregon: Rare footage of pups playing captured on video
June 16, 2015 Domoic acid levels will keep razor clamming closed; crabbing remains open
June 15, 2015 Summer sturgeon seasons on tap in Bonneville pool
June 11, 2015 ODFW temporary rule allows fishing from a boat on Sandy River
June 10, 2015 Controlled hunt draw results available
June 9, 2015 Special June 11 meeting on sea urchin permit
June 8, 2015 Public meeting to discuss Coquille Valley Wildlife Area draft management plan
June 8, 2015 ODFW Fish Screening Task Force to meet in Astoria
June 5, 2015 Commission sets big game tags and coastal coho fishing seasons
June 5, 2015 Learn archery at an upcoming workshop: June 20 in Philomath, June 28 in Springfield
June 5, 2015 ODFW to host meeting on plan to conserve redband trout
June 3, 2015 Try outdoor skills while “Running Wild” at ODFW 5K near Corvallis
June 3, 2015 Photo contest: Enter to win gift cards and a chance to be featured on ODFW products
June 3, 2015 ODFW to unveil easier, simplified trout and warmwater fishing regulations
June 2, 2015 Columbia River sport all-depth halibut fishery closed
June 2, 2015 Beach goers: keep away from seals and sea lions
June 1, 2015 Columbia River anglers can keep one more Chinook
June 1, 2015 Free Fishing Weekend events around the Willamette Valley
June 1, 2015 Free Fishing Weekend events around Oregon’s north coast
June 1, 2015 Free Fishing Weekend events set for eastern Oregon
June 1, 2015 ODFW helps Salem police look for roving bear
June 1, 2015 Free Fishing Weekend is June 6-7: Many fun opportunities around the state
 
May 2015
   
May 29, 2015 ODFW to conduct trout survey on Crooked River
May 29, 2015 Commission to set big game tags, coastal coho fisheries
May 29, 2015 Spring Chinook fisheries to open on Imnaha, Wallowa, Grande Ronde rivers
May 27, 2015 ODFW adopts anti-snagging gear rule at Waterloo Falls
May 27, 2015 Free Fishing Weekend events in Southern Oregon
May 27, 2015 Leave wildlife in the wild: Recent bear cub, western pond turtle incidents serve as reminders
May 27, 2015 Free Fishing Weekend family event June 6 in Eugene
May 26, 2015 Chinook fishing opens above Beacon Rock, Bonneville
May 26, 2015 Youth fishing event slated at Mt. Hood Pond in Gresham
May 22, 2015 Drought prompts earlier trout release on Oregon coast
May 21, 2015 Big game auctions, raffles gross record $717,465 for wildlife and hunter access
May 21, 2015 Special May 22 meeting on black/blue rockfish nearshore endorsed permit
May 19, 2015 Make trout fishing part of Memorial Day weekend
May 19, 2015 Volunteer to help Oregon’s hunters, wildlife - Apply for Access and Habitat Regional Council by May 27
May 19, 2015 Irrigon, Umatilla hatcheries close to public for maintenance
May 19, 2015 Lookingglass Creek opens to spring Chinook on May 23
May 18, 2015 ODFW family fishing event slated at Sheridan Pond
May 18, 2015 John Day River to open for spring Chinook fishing
May 15, 2015 Spring Chinook fishery opens on Powder River
May 15, 2015 Hedge Jarvis becomes first Oregon instructor in International Hunter Ed Hall of Fame: 92 instructors make Oregon's new Hall of Fame
May 14, 2015 Fish Restoration and Enhancement Board to meet in Sutherlin
May 14, 2015 ODFW Salmon and Trout Advisory Committee to meet in Alsea on May 28
May 12, 2015 ODFW releases plan to conserve redband trout in southeast Oregon
May 12, 2015 Pilot project to sample fish starts next week at Diamond Lake
May 12, 2015 Kids can learn to fish at May 16 event near Hermiston
May 11, 2015 Sturgeon retention closes in The Dalles pool
May 11, 2015 18th annual family fishing event and carnival in Waldport
May 8, 2015 ODFW to host free youth fishing event on May 16
May 7, 2015 Public input needed for hunting regulation changes
May 5, 2015 States extend spring Chinook seasons again
May 5, 2015 Steller sea lion dies in freak accident
May 5, 2015 Snake River open for spring Chinook, Grande Ronde and Imnaha tributary seasons planned
May 4, 2015 New technology helps biologists survey remote Greater sage-grouse leks
May 4, 2015 Public input needed for hunting regulation changes
May 1, 2015 Two California sea lions accidentally die in trap
   
April 2015
   
April 29, 2015 Fishery managers re-open spring Chinook season on lower Columbia
April 29, 2015 OHRC Board to meet via conference call on May 5
April 28, 2015 ODFW to present proposed changes to commercial bay clam regulations at Tillamook meeting
April 24, 2015 Commission asks staff to look at delisting wolves partially and statewide
April 24, 2015 Fish Passage Task Force to consider passage mitigation pilot project
April 24, 2015 Invasive Zebra mussels found on boat from Ohio
April 24, 2015 Windmill helps trout breathe easier at EE Wilson Pond
April 23, 2015 ODFW to truck Umatilla spring Chinook to upriver spawning areas
April 23, 2015 ODFW to host public meetings on plans to treat eight trout fisheries
April 23, 2015 May 15 controlled hunt deadline approaches
April 22, 2015 Family Fishing event in Grants Pass
April 22, 2015 Family fishing and derby slated at Olalla Reservoir
April 21, 2015 Family fishing fun comes to Trojan Pond
April 20, 2015 Several popular trout fisheries open this Saturday, April 25
April 17, 2015 Commission to set ocean fishing seasons and discuss the status of wolves
April 15, 2015 Fishery managers announce fall salmon seasons on Columbia
April 15, 2015 ODFW asks for anglers’ help in evaluating fish stocks in Lake of the Woods
April 13, 2015 Free family fishing event at St. Louis Ponds
April 13, 2015 Join ODFW on April 18 for free kids fishing
April 13, 2015 Family Fishing event featured during Family Fun Day
April 10, 2015 Go spring turkey hunting April 15 - May 31
April 10, 2015 Access and Habitat board meets in Tillamook April 20-21
April 9, 2015 Chance to win your dream big game hunt: Raffle tickets on sale thru May 4
April 9, 2015 ODFW family fishing event at Hebo Lake April 18
April 8, 2015 Fishery managers add two days to Columbia spring chinook season
April 7, 2015 ODFW set to test a new approach to fish passage mitigation
April 7, 2015 Hood River opens for chinook on April 15
April 6, 2015 New publication can help you help Oregon’s native turtles
April 3, 2015 Family fishing action moves to Shorty’s Pond in Molalla
 
March 2015
   
March 31, 2015 ODFW and partners to host Alsea River cleanup
March 31, 2015 Cormorant hazing aims to protect young fish
March 27, 2015 Kids invited to reel in trout at Canby Pond free fishing event
March 20, 2015 ODFW will host Family Fishing Event March 28 at Devil’s Lake
March 18, 2015 Learn archery the third Saturday of every month at EE Wilson Archery Range near Corvallis
March 17, 2015 New guide outlines 65 key fishing spots in Lane County
March 16, 2015 Land managers work to limit spread of invasive grasses after fire on Schneider Wildlife Area
March 12, 2015 Marine anglers may now retain one canary rockfish
March 11, 2015 ODFW seeks candidates for Fish Restoration and Enhancement Program Board
March 11, 2015 Join ODFW for a day of family fishing
March 10, 2015 Youth hunters can apply for free guided turkey hunt on Jackson County private ranch: Deadline March 31
March 9, 2015 ODFW plans new youth fishing pond on Spring Creek property
March 9, 2015 Rock Creek Hatchery temporarily closed to public
March 9, 2015 ODFW seeks public comment on Flight’s End management plan
March 6, 2015 Commission briefed on growth of Oregon’s wolf population
March 6, 2015 Adults who need hunter education can now complete entire class online
March 6, 2015 No spring Chinook season on Deschutes River
March 4, 2015 Special March 6 meeting on pink shrimp permit
   
February 2015
   
February 27, 2015 500 mule deer to be collared in the southern Blue Mountains: GPS data will improve ODFW understanding of deer ranges, movements
February 27, 2015 Commission to hear about 2014 wolf population March 6 in Salem
February 27, 2015 Turkey hunting workshops in Tualatin and Tygh Valley
February 26, 2015 Free controlled hunt seminars coming up in Redmond, Tualatin, Salem
February 25, 2015 ODFW seeks candidate for Fish Screening Task Force
February 24, 2015 2016 ODFW art competitions announced
February 23, 2015 Get ready to hunt this spring: Openings in March hunter education classes
February 23, 2015 Shed hunt responsibly to protect big game
February 23, 2015 ODFW considering 10K-acre land acquisition on Lower Deschutes River Canyon Public meeting Feb. 26 in The Dalles
February 20, 2015 ODFW Fish Passage Task Force to meet in Salem
February 17, 2015 Oregon chub removed from Endangered Species List
February 13, 2015 Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission offers agency’s director position to Curt Melcher
February 13, 2015 Become an ODFW volunteer fishing instructor
February 13, 2015 Special Feb. 18 meeting on ocean Dungeness crab permit
February 11, 2015 Hatchery research center board to meet via conference call on Feb. 17
February 10, 2015 ODFW to issue four South Coast bay clam dive permits – CORRECTED
February 10, 2015 ODFW switches to new trout stocking regime for Hosmer Lake
February 6, 2015 Angling regulation, hatchery production changes for the Coos-Coquille-Tenmile Lakes basin
February 6, 2015 Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission names finalists for agency director
February 4, 2015 Anglers have several options to comment on upcoming halibut seasons
February 3, 2015 Keep the ‘wild’ in Oregon’s wildlife
February 3, 2015 Visit ODFW at Pacific Northwest Sportsmen’s Show
   
January 2015
   
January 28, 2015 States set spring Chinook, smelt seasons
January 28, 2015 Angling regulation changes for the Umpqua basin
January 27, 2015 Oregon enters next phase of wolf recovery after at least seven packs breed in 2014: Changes for livestock producers
January 27, 2015 ODFW creates interactive map for anglers with disabilities
January 26, 2015 ODFW seeks nominees to represent Oregon on Pacific fisheries council
January 23, 2015 Fisheries permit board meets to consider crab permit
January 20, 2015 Volunteer to help Oregon‘s hunters, wildlife - Apply for Access and Habitat Regional Council by Feb. 13
January 15, 2015 Fish Restoration and Enhancement Board to meet in Eugene
January 15, 2015 ODFW Salmon and Trout Advisory Committee to meet Jan. 29 in Eugene
January 14, 2015 Avian flu found in wild mallard at Fern Ridge
January 12, 2015 ODFW donates 175 tons of salmon to Oregon’s food banks
January 9, 2015 Fish and Wildlife Commission sets 2015 groundfish rules; barbless hooks still required on lower Willamette
January 8, 2015 Become an ODFW volunteer angling instructor
January 6, 2015 ODFW monitoring seabird die-off on Oregon coast
January 2, 2015 Fish and Wildlife Commission to reconsider barbless hook requirements
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