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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
   
11-30-07

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

11-30-07

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

11-19-07

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

10-02-07

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

10-01-07

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

10-01-07

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

9-28-07

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
5-25-07

Angling rules change for Thief Valley Reservoir

5-25-07

ODFW to study redband trout in Malheur River Basin

5-24-07

Pacific halibut fishing off Columbia River closes Saturday

5-24-07

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

5-24-07

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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