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December 2014
December 29 Hatchery moves quickly to release trout to local fishing spots
December 23 Hatchery research center board extends search for new member
December 19 ODFW watching for avian influenza in wild birds after detection in backyard poultry near Winston
December 18 States set winter sturgeon season for Bonneville Pool
December 18 Pheasant hunting workshop Jan. 17 in Maupin
December 15 Report hunt results by Jan. 31: $25 penalty for not reporting deer and elk tags by deadline
December 12 Azalea fox tests positive for rabies
December 12 Learn to ice fish at January workshop
December 10 Keep your dog safe during trapping season
December 10 Lake County ranchers recognized for wildlife stewardship
December 10 2015 hunting, fishing licenses make great holiday gifts
December 8 Access and Habitat seeks volunteers for regional councils
December 5 Fish and Wildlife Commission approves land acquisitions in Willamette Valley
December 5 Bighorn sheep translocations increase genetic diversity in Oregon herds
December 3 Application deadline extended for new ODFW director recruitment
December 2 ODFW hosts series of free hunting workshops in Tualatin
December 2 Popular hunting and shooting map goes mobile
December 2 ODFW extends search for Fish Screening Task Force members
November 2014
November 26 Commission to consider Willamette Valley land acquisitions Dec. 5 in Salem
November 26 ODFW art contest winners announced
November 24 Hatchery research center board seeks new member to represent independent science
November 13 ODFW kicks off popular brood trout stockings
November 13 Artwork and wine benefit Oregon wildlife
November 12 Last day to keep wild coho on Beaver Creek at Ona Beach will be Nov. 16
November 12 ODFW reminds people not to feed brown pelicans
November 7 ODFW to host meeting on plans to treat Beck-Kiwanis Pond
November 7 Access and Habitat seeks volunteers for Board, Regional Advisory Council
November 7 Enter to win one of 16 guided youth deer hunts in southern Oregon
November 5 OHRC Board to meet Nov. 19 in Alsea
November 4 Applications now being accepted for new fish and wildlife director
November 3 ODFW seeks candidates for Fish Screening Task Force
October 2014
October 31 ODFW to present new Tillamook, Netarts bay clam information at two public meetings
October 27 Get ready for winter steelhead with Nov. 8 workshop
October 27 ODFW seeks public comment on two land acquisitions in the Willamette Valley
October 22 Black bear cub from Ashland being rehabilitated for return to the wild
October 21 ODOT, ODFW agree on plan to repair failing highway culverts, improve fish passage
October 21 OHRC Board to meet Oct. 28 in AlseaCANCELLED
October 16 States seek nominations for Columbia River fishery advisory groups
October 15 Access and Habitat board meets Oct. 20-21 in Burns area
October 14 Commission seeks feedback on new Director
October 14 ODFW has new tools to help anglers navigate marine reserves
October 14 ODFW adopts three coho bag limit above Willamette Falls
October 14 Family fishing returns to Mt. Hood Pond Oct. 18
October 14 Apply by Oct. 26 for chance to bow hunt deer on ranch near Medford
October 14 ODFW Fish Passage Task Force to meet in Salem
October 14 Trask ‘Hatchery Hole’ opens to salmon fishing Oct. 16
October 10 Commission adopts big game regulations and plan to hire new director
October 6 Family fishing event at St. Louis Ponds Oct. 11
October 6 ODFW steps in to rescue stranded fish
October 3 Report elk with hoof problems using new online system
October 3 Commission to meet Oct. 9-10 in Central Point to discuss wolves, new director recruitment
October 3 ODFW and partners work to restore fish habitat in Yaquina and Beaver Creek watersheds
October 2 ODFW asks anglers to report tagged fish caught in Henry Hagg Lake
October 2 ODFW seeks comment on city of Sherwood fish passage waiver request
October 1 Buoy 10 bonus coho back in effect beginning Friday
October 1 Free elk hunting workshop Oct. 26 in Eagle Creek
October 1 ODFW Fish Screening Task Force to meet in Salem
September 2014
September 30 Wizard Falls Hatchery closes during construction
September 30 Wild coho season closes on Umpqua River
September 29 Special Oct. 1 meeting on ocean troll salmon permit
September 26 Have a safe hunting season: Follow these four rules
September 26 Public asked to weigh in on 2015 groundfish and sport halibut seasons
September 26 Razor clam harvest to re-open Oct. 1 on Clatsop beaches
September 26 Fish Restoration and Enhancement Board to meet in Salem
September 25 ODFW raises coho bag limit in the Sandy, Clackamas and lower Willamette rivers
September 24 ODFW Salmon and Trout Advisory Committee to meet in Astoria on Oct. 2
September 24 Fish Restoration and Enhancement Board to meet in Tillamook
September 23 ODFW seeks comment on Upper and Lower Pony Creek dams fish passage waivers
September 23 Fish and Wildlife Commission names ODFW interim director
September 23 Fishing event at St. Louis Ponds reset for Oct. 11
September 22 ODFW to host public meetings on commercial nearshore fishery
September 20 Fish and Wildlife Commission to meet Sept. 23 to appoint interim director
September 17 Great ocean coho season draws to a close
September 16 Big Creek opens early for salmon fishing
September 15 ODFW Native Fish Program wants a big crowd for native fish conservation
September 11 Wild coho seasons in coastal basins open Monday, Sept. 15
September 8 Disease confirmed in local deer population
September 5 Fish and Wildlife Commission approves Grand Ronde Wildlife Management Plan
September 4 Beginning Saturday, ocean anglers get more retention options north of Falcon
September 4 Columbia River anglers get extra day to keep unclipped Chinook
September 4 Elicker taking leadership position with U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
September 2 Popular boat ramp re-opens for fall salmon angling
August 2014
August 29 Fish and Wildlife Commission to consider Grand Ronde Wildlife Management Plan
August 29 Portion of Phillip W. Schneider Wildlife Area reopens
August 26 Spots still open in adult pheasant hunting workshops on Sept. 5 and 6 in Eugene
August 26 Leaburg Lake will receive 1,000 ‘pounders’ for Labor Day
August 26 Hunters Beware of Fire Danger
August 21 Turtles don’t always make the best pets
August 21 All-depth halibut fishing on central coast ends
August 20 Study sheds light on Siuslaw River fall Chinook
August 20 ODFW Fish Passage Task Force to meet in Salem
August 19 ODFW announces photo contest winners
August 14 Upper Snake River opens to fall Chinook fishing on Sept. 1
August 14 Canby man wins rifle for completing ODFW permit
August 11 Learn to hunt at upcoming ODFW workshops in August and September
August 7 Phillip W Schneider Wildlife Area near Dayville closes due to South Fork Complex fires
August 6 Daily trout limit on Thief Valley Reservoir increases to 15
August 5 Free youth pheasant hunts around the state in September – Sign up now!
August 1 Fish and Wildlife Commission sends ODFW budget to Governor – Bird hunting and fishing regulations for upcoming seasons also set
August 1 Free youth pheasant hunts around the state in September – Sign up now!
July 2014
July 31 ODFW seeks comment on 3-year fish passage agreement with ODOT
July 30 ODFW asks anglers to design the 2015 halibut regulations and seasons
July 29 Columbia River fall salmon seasons kick off this Friday with Buoy 10 opener CORRECTED
July 25 Commission to consider agency budget, fishing and game bird hunting regulations at Aug. 1 meeting
July 21 Chinook seasons to close July 27 on Imnaha, Wallowa and Snake rivers
July 17 Spaces still available in July 26-27 dog training workshop
July 15 Special July 17 meeting on ocean troll salmon permit
July 15 Waterfowl Art Competition open through Nov. 7
July 14 Kids free fishing event at Pony Village Mall
July 10 All harvest restrictions lifted on Holbrook Reservoir
July 9 States reopen Chinook salmon fishing below Bonneville
July 9 Razor clams to close July 15 on Clatsop beaches
July 9 EE Wilson Pond closed for improvements
July 9 ODFW, Siletz Tribe team up for free youth fishing event
July 9 ODFW boosts summer fishery at Diamond Lake
July 8 Access and Habitat board meets July 21-22 in Sweet Home and Salem
July 3 Spring Chinook fishery re-opens on lower Grande Ronde River
July 2 Women’s archery and trap shooting workshop July 19 near Corvallis
July 1 Sturgeon retention in Bonneville Pool to re-open four days in July
July 1 Chinook fishing on lower Columbia re-opens for holiday weekend
July 1 ODFW fun walk/run at EE Wilson Wildlife Area on Aug. 9 includes trap shooting, archery and spin casting
July 1 Imnaha River Chinook fishing to open for one weekend
July 1 OHRC Board to meet via conference call on July 8
June 2014
June 30 Leaburg Hatchery show pond to close beginning July 7
June 27 Spring Chinook season extended on Three Rivers
June 26 Central coast all-depth halibut fishing closes, nearshore opens
June 23 Pilot spring Chinook fishery opens on lower Grande Ronde River
June 23 Enter ODFW’s photo contest
June 19 Managers delay spring Chinook season on Imnaha River
June 18 Fawns are better left in the wild
June 17 Lookingglass Creek closes to spring Chinook on June 18
June 13 Draw down of pond means more fish for anglers
June 12 ODFW pilots new tactic to evaluate fish stocking on Wallowa Lake
June 11 ODFW Announces Art Contests to Benefit Habitat and Species Conservation
June 10 Trout, steelhead limits increase on lower Santiam River
June 9 Spring chinook fishing opens June 21 on Imnaha and Wallowa Rivers
June 9 ODFW Fish Screening Task Force to meet in Burns June 19
June 9 Spring Chinook fishery on Powder River
June 6 ODFW seeks new members for Fishery Permit Review Board
June 6 Commission adopts conservation/management plan for coastal salmon and steelhead
June 6 New archery range opens at EE Wilson Wildlife Area near Corvallis
June 5 ODFW seeks volunteers for high lakes backpack stocking
June 5 Big game tags, trapping regulations set
June 4 ODFW Fish Passage Task Force to meet in Tillamook
June 4 June 7 free fishing event at Lost Creek Reservoir cancelled
June 4 Pups for wolf OR7
June 3 Sturgeon season to close in John Day Pool; will reopen above Bonneville Dam
June 3 Watch for ODFW survey crew on Crooked River June 16-20
June 3 Free Fishing Weekend events scheduled for northeast Oregon
June 3 Free Fishing Weekend events scheduled for central, southeast Oregon
June 2 Free Fishing Weekend events around Oregon’s North Coast
June 2 Free Fishing Weekend events around the Willamette Valley
June 2 Time to hit the beach with ODFW’s clamming workshops
June 2 ODFW seeks comment on fish passage exemption on Sand Creek near Pacific City
May 2014
May 30 Commission meets June 5-6 in Salem
May 28 John Day River Chinook season extended through June 15
May 28 ODFW seeks candidates for Fish Restoration and Enhancement Program Board
May 28 Fish Restoration and Enhancement Board to meet in Sisters
May 27 No license required: Free Fishing Weekend is June 7-8
May 27 Lookingglass Creek opens May 31 to spring Chinook
May 27 States reopen Chinook season above Bonneville
May 27 Free Fishing Weekend events in Southern Oregon
May 27 Youth fishing comes to Mt. Hood Pond in Gresham
May 21 ODFW boat inspectors decontaminate pontoon boat carrying invasive quagga mussels
May 21 ODFW Salmon and Trout Advisory Committee to meet in LaPine on June 2
May 19 Trout season opener, part II: the rivers and streams edition
May 19 ODFW will release trophy trout for Sheridan fishing event
May 19 Boat inspection stations open in Oregon to target invasive species
May 14 OHRC Board to meet May 27 in Alsea
May 13 ODFW hosts town hall meetings on proposed 2015-17 budget
May 13 States add another month to lower Columbia Chinook season
May 13 17th annual Eckman Fishing Derby May 17 in Waldport
May 13 John Day River opens for spring Chinook May 17
May 12 Wolf OR7 may have found a mate
May 9 Fish and Wildlife Commission to meet May 16 for budget briefing
May 9 Ladd Marsh Bird Festival is fun, full-feathered and free
May 9 Look but don’t touch: Young animals are rarely orphaned so leave them where they belong—in the wild
May 7 Young anglers can learn to fish at Pine Nursery Pond event
May 6 States OK two more days of Chinook fishing on lower Columbia
May 6 Kids can learn to fish at free fishing event near Hermiston
May 5 Proposed South Coast angling changes topic of public meeting
May 2 Apply for a controlled hunt by May 15; Provide input on potential 2015 hunting regulation changes
May 2 Hunter education instructors needed in Florence area
May 2 Special May 6 meeting on ocean troll salmon permit
May 1 Share your love of fishing as an ODFW angling education instructor
April 2014
April 29 Family fishing fun at Reinhart Volunteer Park Pond
April 28 It’s Spring: Watch for wildlife on the road
April 25 Commission sets 2014 halibut seasons
April 25 Avoid contact with bears by removing easy pickin’s
April 24 Snake River to open for spring chinook
April 24 Chance to win your dream big game hunt: Raffle tickets on sale thru May 5 or at OHA Convention on May 17
April 23 Family fishing comes to Vernonia May 3
April 23 Over 5,000 trout ready for a fight at Olalla fishing event
April 22 Fish Restoration and Enhancement Board to meet April 23
April 21 Family fishing fun comes to Trojan Pond
April 18 Trout fishing gets even better when several popular fisheries open April 26
April 18 2014 halibut seasons top April 25 Commission agenda
April 16 One more day to get a spring Chinook on Saturday, April 19
April 15 OHRC Advisory Board to meet April 22 in Salem
April 14 Free family fishing event at St. Louis Ponds
April 14 Become an ODFW volunteer angling instructor
April 11 Managers forecast excellent fall salmon seasons on Columbia
April 10 2014 ocean salmon seasons promise plenty of angling opportunity
April 9 3,000 fighting fish await anglers at Hebo Lake on April 19
April 9 ODFW seeks public input on newest marine reserves at two upcoming workshops
April 8 Free trout fishing event for kids at McNary Channel Ponds
April 7 Family fishing event moves to Shorty’s Pond in Molalla
April 3 Chinook anglers get six more days on Columbia
March 2014
March 28 Public meetings on big game, game bird, and furbearer regulations
March 27 States set June sturgeon seasons, adopt new sanctuary
March 25 Family Fishing Event set for Middle Empire Lakes
March 25 ODFW offers many family fishing opportunities
March 24 Kids invited to reel in trout at Canby Pond youth event
March 24 Lots of fish ready for free family event at Row River Nature Park
March 24 Cormorant hazing aims to protect young fish
March 20 Wildlife Rehabilitation Conference April 5 at OSU
March 20 ODFW looking for a few good anglers
March 20 Fishing workshop focuses on catching steelhead
March 20 New and improved Loren’s Pond to host fishing event
March 18 Archery review committee meets March 22 in Salem
March 18 ODFW offers training for angling instructors in Brookings
March 17 ODFW traps additional problem cougars in area of Eugene city park
March 17 ODFW launches interactive mapping tool for Oregon’s crucial fish and wildlife habitats
March 12 Shed hunt responsibly to protect big game
March 11 ODFW will host Family Fishing Event Saturday at Devils Lake
March 11 Learn to turkey hunt at upcoming workshops in Salem, Springfield and Tygh Valley
March 7 Youth can apply for guided turkey hunt on Jackson County ranch – Deadline is March 28
March 7 Commission suspends sea urchin permit lottery for two years
March 7 OHRC Board to meet via conference call on March 11
March 5 ODFW to issue four coast-wide bay clam dive permits
March 4 ODFW schedules two public workshops on marine reserves
March 3 Deschutes, Hood rivers open for Chinook on April 15
February 2014
February 28 Commission meets March 7 in Salem
February 28 Archery review committee meets March 8 in Salem
February 24 Two ODFW advisory groups to meet March 5 and 6 in Salem
February 20 States extend winter sturgeon season in Bonneville Pool
February 20 ODFW Fish Screening Task Force to meet in Salem
February 20 ODFW puts fishing “on ice” at Diamond Lake workshop
February 14 ODFW Fish Passage Task Force to meet in Salem
February 13 Shooting ranges can apply for grant through March 17
February 12 Support Oregon’s wildlife with a donation on your Oregon State tax return
February 12 Anglers who turn in tags could win prizes
February 11 ODFW seeks comments on a request to forego fish screening on Lake County creek
February 11 Archery review committee meets Feb. 15 in Salem
February 10 Special Feb. 12 meeting on ocean Dungeness crab permit
February 7 Commission adopts Youngs Bay fishing closure
February 6 ODFW extends comment period for coastal multi-species plan
February 6 New fishing dock, extra trout greet anglers at Eckman Lake
February 6

Smelt fishing returns to Columbia, tributaries

February 4 Oregon chub first fish to be recovered under ESA
January 2014
January 31 Commission to consider Youngs Bay closure zone at Feb. 7 meeting
January 29 States set spring Chinook seasons for Columbia River
January 29 Sturgeon retention in Bonneville Pool re-opens Feb. 1
January 27 ODFW looking for nominees to fill PFMC seat
January 23 Apply for SW Region Access and Habitat Advisory Council positions by Feb. 28
January 17 New archery review committee meets Jan. 25 in Salem
January 17 ODFW details proposed Youngs Bay fishing control zone
January 17 Public asked to help shape sport halibut season
January 14 OHRC Advisory Committee to meet Jan. 21 in Adair
January 14 Local biologist gives talk on Rogue dams and native fish
January 14 Special Jan. 15 meeting on ocean Dungeness crab permit
January 10 Commission delays decision on fish screening exemptions and fish passage waivers
January 9 Hunter reports due by Jan. 31, 2014
January 9 Access and Habitat Board meets Jan. 14 in Salem
January 3 ODFW seeks comment on plan for six coastal salmon and trout species
January 3 Commission meets Jan. 10 in Salem
January 2 Parking permit required at fifteen ODFW Wildlife Areas as of Jan. 1

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