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December 2007
12-31-07 Agencies Seek Projects to Conserve State’s Natural Symbols for Oregon’s 150th Birthday
12-31-07 Washington, Oregon fish and wildlife commissions meet Jan. 10
12-28-07 ODFW & WDFW set guidelines for 2008 Columbia River recreational sturgeon fisheries
12-26-07 Sandy River fishing deadline extended to mouth of Salmon River
12-21-07 Portland businessman receives ODFW Marine Resources Award
12-20-07 ODFW transporting steelhead upstream from Three Mile Dam
12-18-07 Restrictions on wild winter steelhead harvest in the Umpqua begin Jan. 1
12-14-07 ODFW aims to help crabbers who lost gear in storm
12-14-07 Ron Borisch and Barry DelCurto appointed to ODFW Access and Habitat board
12-13-07 ODFW retiree honored with Northwest Fish Culture Hall of Fame award
12-13-07 Out-of-state hunters: Follow import regulations to keep Oregon CWD-free
12-13-07 Salmon and Trout Advisory Committee seeks Mid-Willamette Representative
12-12-07 ODFW & WDFW 2008 spring chinook forecast available
12-11-07 Habituated black bear shot and killed in Florence neighborhood
12-07-07 Commission expands Sandy River fishing and considers concepts for new elk ranching rules
12-07-07 Gnat Creek Hatchery receives visit from Congressman David Wu to acknowledge innovative technology and efforts toward education
12-05-07 ODFW delivers water to storm-ravaged communities
12-05-07 ODFW relocates part of I-84 herd to continue bighorn sheep recovery in Oregon
12-04-07 ODFW seeks public input on development of 2009 Oregon Sport Fishing Regulations
12-04-07 Early hazing will help protect white sturgeon
November 2007

LL “Stub” Stewart State Park receives finishing touches on West Fork Dairy Creek


Fish and Wildlife Commission meets in Salem Dec. 6-7


Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife donates fresh fish to Oregon Food Bank

11-19-07 State and federal agencies continue avian flu monitoring efforts
11-9-07 Fish and Wildlife Commission learn about Oregon Marine Reserves
11-07-07 ODFW Angler Survey Available Now
11-05-07 ODFW hosts 58th Annual NW Fish Culture Conference
11-05-07 Fish Passage Task Force to meet in Bandon
11-02-07 Hunters reminded to use ATVs responsibly
11-02-07 Fish and Wildlife Commission to meet in Welches
11-01-07 Grant helps Crook County ranchers improve mule deer habitat and offer hunting for youth, disabled
11-01-07 A&H Program opens more than 42,000 new acres of private lands in Malheur and Harney counties to public hunting access
October 2007
10-30-07 Access and Habitat Program funds law enforcement patrols to help keep nearly 390,000 acres of private lands open to hunting
10-30-07 ODFW’s Access and Habitat Program awards Blue Mountains Elk Initiative $100,000 grant for elk habitat projects
10-26-07 Deadline extended to November 2 to apply for landowner representative positions on Access and Habitat Program board
10-26-07 Attorney General Announces Appeal of Molalla Deer Case
10-24-07 ODFW grant helps keep nearly 295,000 acres of private timberlands in Lincoln County open to public hunting access
10-24-07 ODFW Access and Habitat Program grant keeps 42,000 acres of private land near Heppner open to hunting for five years
10-24-07 Access and Habitat Program grant to help fund restoration of rare oak woodland in Coos County
10-24-07 Innovative oxygen supplementation system saves money and produces more fish
10-23-07 OHRC Advisory Committee to meet November 2 near Alsea
10-16-07 Helicopter will place logs in streams to benefit salmon and trout
10-16-07 Car accident closes ODFW’s Hines office temporarily
10-12-07 Fish and Wildlife Commission adopts 2008 big game regulations; delays cougar, bear agent rule-making
10-10-07 Black-tailed doe to be cared for at licensed elk ranching facility
10-08-07 Fish and Wildlife Commission to meet in Salem Oct. 12
10-05-07 ODFW releases black-tailed buck into the wild
10-05-07 Coho salmon bag limit increased on Sandy, Clackamas and Eagle Creek
10-03-07 ODFW to release black-tailed buck to the wild
10-03-07 OSP Investigating theft of seven sturgeon from Bonneville Hatchery pond


3,000 jumbo trout to be released in Junction City Pond


Oregon Hatchery Research Center to host 1st Annual Fall Creek Salmon Festival


Salmon and Trout Enhancement Program committee will meet in Newport
September 2007


ODFW rescues mallard tangled in fishing line in Lake Oswego
9-27-07 Sturgeon fishery on Columbia River from Wauna Powerlines to Bonneville open seven days per week through end of the year
9-27-07 Buck deer, cougar and fall bear tag deadline extended through Oct. 1
9-27-07 No wild coho harvest slated for Coos and Coquille rivers this year
9-26-07 Lower Columbia River re-opens for chinook retention
9-25-07 Hunters play key role in keeping Oregon CWD-free
9-25-07 ODFW seeks angler education instructors
9-21-07 Recreational fall chinook fishery re-opens above Hood River Bridge
9-20-07 Public meeting set to discuss hatchery winter steelhead program on Nestucca
9-20-07 ODFW invites families for a day of fun at the West Salish Pond youth angling event
9-19-07 Central coast halibut fishery closes
9-17-07 Mainstem Columbia River recreational chinook fisheries set to close
9-17-07 Anglers encouraged to harvest hatchery fall chinook
9-17-07 ODFW biologists available during fall hunt opening weekends
9-17-07 Sept. 28 is buck deer, cougar and fall bear tag deadline
9-17-07 ODFW Fish Screening Task Force to meet in Grants Pass
9-14-07 Black-tailed deer will not be euthanized; return to family one option under consideration
9-13-07 ODFW working for good outcome for two black-tailed deer
9-10-07 Cycle Oregon donates money for Diamond Lake fisheries
9-10-07 ODFW Fall Hunting Forecast available online
9-10-07 Upper Willamette stakeholder group to discuss chinook and steelhead recovery plans
9-10-07 Sport anglers may now keep two halibut per day
9-10-07 Mid-Columbia steelhead group meets in The Dalles
9-07-07 Conservation plan now in place for Rogue River spring chinook
9-05-07 Halibut fishing off Columbia River reopens
9-04-07 Member sought for Oregon Hatchery Research Center Advisory Committee
August 2007
8-31-07 Rule allows retrieval of commercial crab pots from ocean beginning Sept. 1
8-31-07 Fish and Wildlife Commission to meet in Klamath Falls
8-30-07 ODFW reminds anglers of lower Columbia River fall chinook closure Sept. 5
8-29-07 Popular Buoy 10 fishery continues through Labor Day weekend
8-28-07 West Nile Virus detected in pelican at Summer Lake Wildlife Area
8-27-07 Dam removal on Blue Bus Creek improves habitat for steelhead
8-23-07 North of Cape Falcon ocean salmon sport season will close at midnight Aug. 25
8-23-07 ODFW repairs fish ladders on Schooner Creek to benefit trout and salmon
8-23-07 ODFW employees put out fire in southeastern Oregon
8-22-07 Archery hunters: Check fire restrictions before hunting
8-20-07 Side channel restoration project on Clackamas River first of many for local organization
8-20-07 Klaskanine River dam replaced with new diversion technique
8-17-07 ODFW Fish Passage Task Force to meet in La Grande
8-17-07 OHRC Advisory Committee to meet August 30 near Alsea
8-17-07 Halibut fishing off Columbia River reopens Aug. 24-26
8-15-07 Curt Melcher appointed Deputy Director
8-15-07 Sturgeon fishery opens on Columbia River from Wauna to Bonneville
8-14-07 Restoration project recognized by American Fisheries Society
8-14-07 “Build your own fly rod” one of many workshops being offered by ODFW
8-13-07 ODFW seeks candidates for Fish Restoration and Enhancement Program Board
8-13-07 Commission to consider adoption of Rogue River spring chinook conservation plan
8-10-07 Sport anglers can retain radio-tagged Umpqua River salmon
8-10-07 Sport angling closure on Big Creek
8-10-07 Lower Columbia Recovery Stakeholder Team meets in Astoria
8-09-07 Pacific halibut angling off Columbia River closes Sunday
8-08-07 Sport boat anglers may no longer keep cabezon
8-08-07 Sport anglers get more all-depth halibut days
8-08-07 Herman Creek offers exclusive angling opportunities for persons with disabilities
8-07-07 Culvert replacement on Starr Creek opens up salmon and trout habitat
8-07-07 Bear in Eugene safely returned to the wild
8-07-07 Special meetings on commercial fisheries permits Aug. 9, 13
8-06-07 Cervid Rule Advisory Group final meeting Aug. 14 in Salem
8-03-07 Commission adopts sport fishing, game bird hunting regulations
8-03-07 New program offers youth simplified, safe introduction to hunting
8-03-07 Commission appoints Elicker Director
8-02-07 Anglers asked to help North Umpqua summer steelhead
July 2007
7-31-07 ODFW Lifts Bag Limits at Thief Valley Reservoir
7-31-07 ODFW goes airborne to stock back country lakes with trout
7-31-07 Coastall Forest Goes to Siletz Tribe for Managemetn to Restore Marbled Murrelet Populations Lost to New Carissa Oil Spill
7-30-07 Lahontan cutthroat trout restoration project to begin in McDermitt Basin
7-27-07 Fish and Wildlife Commission to discuss director appointment
7-27-07 Summer sport halibut season opens Aug. 3
7-24-07 ODFW studies fish movement in Tillamook Bay
7-23-07 Lucky the elk shows why young animals should not be removed from the wild
7-23-07 Oregon and Washington set new regulations for 2007 Columbia River fall salmon season
7-20-07 Columbia River sturgeon retention closes from Bonneville Dam to Dalles Dam
7-19-07 Successful Rocky Mountain goat reintroductions continue in Northeast Oregon
7-19-07 Spring chinook salmon die-Off on John Day River
7-16-07 Anglers have a role in ODFW/OSU Steelhead Study on the Clackamas River
7-16-07 Site of former research facility being restored to natural habitats
7-13-07 Commission makes Elicker acting director
7-13-07 Public meetings on management plan for ODFW White River Wildlife Area
7-13-07 Fish Restoration and Enhancement Board meets in La Grande
7-12-07 Gray wolf found dead in Union County, Oregon
7-12-07 Sport anglers get more all-depth halibut days
7-10-07 ODFW holds public meeting for proposed wild Coho fisheries on the South Coast
7-10-07 Help wildlife, hunting access: Serve on the Access and Habitat board
7-10-07 Jack Spring Chinook Fishery to Open on Powder River
7-09-07 Salmon and Trout Enhancement Program committee meets in Klamath Falls
7-06-07 Fish and Wildlife Commission to meet in Lincoln City
7-03-07 Master Hunter Certification Class Offered
7-03-07 Public meetings on management plan for Summer Lake Wildlife Area
7-02-07 Oregon Hatchery Research Center takes educational outreach to area schools
7-02-07 Public meeting to discuss wild winter steelhead harvest
June 2007
6-28-07 ODFW to award commercial dive bay clam permit July 9 at ODFW headquarters in Salem
6-28-07 Sport anglers get more all-depth halibut days
6-28-07 Columbia River summer Chinook season above Bonneville Dam closes July 2
6-26-07 High tech system speeds up sorting and processing salmon and steelhead
6-22-07 Oregon Fish and Wildlife Director Resigns
6-21-07 ODFW Recognizes Northwest Employees for Superior Performance
6-19-07 Emergency spring chinook harvest restrictions enacted on Rogue River
6-15-07 Snake River spring chinook season extended
6-14-07 IHN discovered at Butte Falls Hatchery
6-14-07 Sport anglers get more all-depth halibut days
6-11-07 ODFW to conduct redband trout and mountain whitefish survey on Crooked River
6-11-07 Youth fishing event scheduled near Bend
6-08-07 Commission adopts fall 2007 big game tag numbers
6-06-07 ODFW employee injured in Wallowa County accident
6-05-07 Free Fishing Event at Detroit Lake Cancelled for June 9
6-05-07 Columbia River Spring Chinook Season Open Through June 15
6-05-07 Removing Young Animals From the Wild Hurts Wildlife
6-05-07 Fish Harvest Card Drawing Winners Announced
6-04-07 Fish for Free in Southern Oregon
6-04-07 Free Fishing Day Celebration at Leaburg Hatchery
6-01-07 Commercial Dive Bay Clam Permit Available
6-01-07 Oregonians Can Have It All Thanks to State Agency Collaboration
May 2007
5-31-07 ODFW invites Oregonians to Free Fishing Weekend June 9-10
5-30-07 Columbia River Spring Chinook season extended through June 15 from Tongue Point to the I-5 Bridge
5-29-07 Kids’ Fishing Clinic at Bonneville Hatchery, June 9, 2007

Angling rules change for Thief Valley Reservoir


ODFW to study redband trout in Malheur River Basin


Pacific halibut fishing off Columbia River closes Saturday


2007 big game raffles, auctions gross more than $600,00


Lower Umatilla River chinook re-opens for Memorial Day weekend

5-24-07 Monitoring fish on Schooner Creek thanks to local volunteer
5-23-07 Cervid Rule Advisory Group to meet May 30 in Salem
5-22-07 Final days of registration for Youth Outdoor Day at EE Wilson Wildlife Area
5-22-07 Kids fishing derby set for Floras Lake
5-21-07 State hatcheries move forward with fish release
5-21-07 ODFW adds Scout Lake in Clatskanie to trout stocking schedule
5-15-07 Columbia River Spring Chinook season re-opens May 16 from Tongue Point to the I-5 Bridge
5-14-07 ODFW hosts public meeting on big game hunting
5-14-07 ODFW gave away eight Shakespeare rods and reels at youth angling event at Commonwealth Pond
5-14-07 ODFW Fish Passage Task Force to meet in Tillamook
5-14-07 Mid-Columbia Steelhead Group to meet in The Dalles
5-11-07 Fish and Wildlife Commission lifts lamprey season bag limit
5-11-07 Youth fishing event scheduled for Grants Pass
5-10-07 Fish food recall affects additional State hatcheries
5-10-07 ODFW invites families to a day of fun at youth fishing event and casting contest
5-10-07 ODFW to study native fish populations in southeast Oregon
5-09-07 Local kids win free rod and reel at ODFW youth fishing event
5-09-07 Cervid Rule Advisory Group to meet May 14 in Bend
5-09-07 OHRC Advisory Committee to meet May 18 in Corvallis
5-08-07 Melamine found in fish feed at ODFW hatchery
5-08-07 Umatilla River Spring Chinook Season Closes
5-08-07 Additional Spring Chinook Fishery Opens on Snake River
5-08-07 Charlie Rutkowski named Hunter Education Instructor of the Year
5-08-07 Hedge Jarvis named Hunter Education Area Coordinator of the Year
5-07-07 ODFW helps kids "gear" up for summer fishing with great prizes at youth angling event
5-07-07 ODFW gives away eight Shakespeare rods and reels at youth angling event at Commonwealth Pond
5-07-07 New ODFW warmwater fishing brochures highlight statewide opportunities
5-07-07 Fish Managers Reintroduce Summer Steelhead to Deschutes River Basin
5-03-07 ODFW promotes family fun at two youth fishing events
5-03-07 Fly fishing workshop May 19 in Camp Sherman
5-03-07 Salvage logging will close portion of Murderers Creek Unit
5-02-07 Fish and Wildlife Commission to meet in Eugene
5-01-07 ODFW seeks candidate for Fish Passage Task Force
5-01-07 ODFW Angler and Aquatic Education Program needs instructors
5-01-07 Successful fishing opener on central Oregon’s cascade lakes
5-01-07 Youth fishing event scheduled at Cutsforth Pond
April 2007
4-30-07 Apply Now for Oregon Conservation Strategy Implementation Grants
4-26-07 ODFW offers Dutch Oven Cooking workshop
4-25-07 Columbia River Spring Chinook season from Bonneville to McNary Dam extended through May 3
4-23-07 ODFW to stock Diamond Lake this week
4-23-07 ODFW seeks candidates for Fish Screening Task Force
4-23-07 Public invited to comment on big game management proposals
4-20-07 ODFW promotes family fun with youth fishing event
4-20-07 ODFW hosts free fishing event for youth at Trojan Pond
4-18-07 Salmon and Trout Enhancement program committee will meet in Astoria
4-17-07 Meetings to review razor clam harvest issues
4-16-07 Lahontan trout restoration project to begin in McDermitt Basin
4-13-07 Lower Columbia River spring Chinook season ends as scheduled April 15
4-13-07 Commission approves ocean salmon season
4-13-07 Coombs Canyon RHA contract cancelled
4-11-07 Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife donates salmon to Oregon Food Bank
4-11-07 Cervid Rule Advisory Group to meet April 18 in Salem
4-10-07 Acoustic tag research to compare migration habits between wild and hatchery steelhead
4-9-07 Fish and WIldlife Commission to discuss salmon, falcons and wildlife areas
4-9-07 Spring fishing forecast calls for good fishing opportunities
4-9-07 Anglers are asked to clean up Libby Pond
4-6-07 ODFW holds meeting to discuss new model for 2007 black rockfish stock assessment
4-6-07 Fishing with ODFW promotes real family fun
4-5-07 Pacific halibut sport seasons set
4-2-07 Special meeting on limited entry crab permit case April 6
4-2-07 ODFW grant funds barriers to discourage sea lions from Rogue River and boat docks
March 2007
3-30-07 Crab pot advisory board to hear request
3-29-07 ODFW holds fishing events geared especially for youth
3-27-07 McKay Reservoir open to angling
3-26-07 Wildlife Images and State agencies develop new protocols for bear and cougar issues
3-26-07 Spring chinook season to open on the Deschutes River
3-22-07 Spring break fish stocking delayed
3-16-07 Iowan Kreig Jacque wins Upland Game Bird Art Contest
3-16-07 Fish Restoration and Enhancement Board will meet in McMinnville
3-16-07 ODFW schedules meetings to discuss ocean commercial salmon seasons inside state waters
3-16-07 Oregon Coast coho conservation plan approved
3-14-07 Vandalism leads to domestic elk escape
3-13-07 ODFW offers fly-tying workshop April 7 in Pendleton
3-13-07 2007 statewide trout stocking schedule available on ODFW web site
3-12-07 ODFW hosts public meetings on black rockfish stock assessment
3-12-07 New ocean rules in effect for Tillamook-area salmon anglers
3-8-07 Fish and Wildlife Commission to meet in Salem
3-8-07 Volunteers help make improvements at Cedar Creek Hatchery
3-7-07 ODFW Angler and Aquatic Education Program needs Instructors
3-7-07 Trout stocked for youth fishing event
3-7-07 Three cougars removed outside Jackson County target area due to boundary error
3-2-07 Students learn about life at the hatchery
3-2-07 Oregon and Washington expand hazing efforts to deter sea lions from preying on salmon and steelhead
3-1-07 ODFW hosts annual plant give-away
3-1-07 Members sought for Oregon Hatchery Research Center Advisory Committee
February 2007
2-27-07 Special meetings on contested crab permit cases Feb. 28, March 1
2-26-07 HAGG LAKE OPENS FOR TROUT SEASON (Over 18,000 stocked trout make for great fishing weekend)
2-26-07 Nongame Tax Checkoff contributions help conserve Oregon's wildlife
2-26-07 ODFW Angler and Aquatic Education Program Recruits Instructors
2-15-07 Crab pot advisory board to hear request
2-13-07 New late-season goose hunts in Klamath County, South Coast zones begin Feb. 24
2-13-07 ODFW offers workshops on living with bears
2-13-07 ODFW Fish Passage Task Force to meet in Salem
2-12-07 ODFW Fish Screening Task Force to meet in Salem
2-9-07 Commission to review elk ranch licensing rules
2-6-07 ODFW promotes easy angling opportunities
2-1-07 Fish and Wildlife Commission to meet in Seaside
January 2007
1-29-07 Oregon Hatchery Research Center Advisory Committee to meet in Salem
1-29-07 Fish Restoration and Enhancement Board meets in Salem
1-29-07 Sturgeon managers add Sundays to fishery from Wauna power lines to Bonneville Dam
1-25-07 Spring chinook fishery will extend through April 15 in lower Columbia River
1-24-07 Access and Habitat Board meets in Salem Jan. 30
1-19-07 Special meetings on commercial fishery permit cases scheduled for Jan. 23, 24, and Feb 5th
1-18-07 Despite the snow, winter steelhead fishing is heating up.
1-12-07 Fish and Wildlife Commission delays elk ranching rule-making
1-12-07 DFW holds meeting to discuss 2007 halibut season
1-11-07 Lower Columbia Recovery Stakeholder Team meets in Troutdale
1-11-07 Fish and Wildlife Commission adopts regulations for the 2007 recreational and commercial groundfish fisheries
1-10-07 Salmon and Trout Enhancement Program committee will meet in Clackamas
1-9-07 ODFW holds public meetings on Rogue River spring chinook conservation plan
1-9-07 ODFW stocks SW Oregon ponds with adult steelhead
1-8-07 ODFW promotes fishing and boating education grants
1-8-07 ODFW forms new advisory board
1-5-07 Fish and Wildlife Commission to meet in Salem
1-3-07 ODFW schedules outdoor skills workshops for women and families
1-3-07 Oregon Hatchery Research Center Advisory Committee to meet in Salem
1-2-07 MaxDepth Aquatics, Inc. awarded Diamond Lake monitoring contract
1-2-07 ODF Angler and Aquatic Education Program needs instructors



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