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December 2017
December 28, 2017 Oregon postpones 2018 sport abalone season until further evaluation
December 21, 2017 Oregon commercial crab fishery to open January 15
December 20, 2017 Another section of Oregon coast reopened to recreational crabbing
December 18, 2017 Keep bird feeders clean: Dirty feeders can spread disease to backyard birds
December 13, 2017 Nehalem’s Karen Kuntz recognized with Riley Freeman Award for wildlife conservation
December 12, 2017 Diamond Lake offers fall fishing opportunities
December 11, 2017 Dec. 12 meeting to discuss new Coos Mtn TMA
December 8, 2017 Commission sets groundfish seasons, delays Wolf Plan adoption
December 7, 2017 Oregon continues delay of commercial Dungeness crab season coastwide
December 5, 2017 Recreational crab harvesting reopens on a portion of Oregon coast
December 1, 2017 Start planning your 2018 outdoor season: Fishing and hunting licenses make great gifts
December 1, 2017 Commission meets Dec. 8 in Salem
December 1, 2017 Hunters bring banned elk parts into Rogue Valley from CWD-positive states
November 2017
November 28, 2017 ODFW Salmon and Trout Advisory Committee to meet in Salem on Dec. 7
November 22, 2017 Crab harvesting reopens on a portion of Oregon coast
November 22, 2017 ODFW to host public meeting about Wickiup Reservoir fish management on Dec. 6 in Bend
November 21, 2017 Youth can apply to hunt deer at C2 Ranch near Medford – Deadline Nov. 30
November 20, 2017 Nov. 30 meeting to discuss new Coos Mtn TMA
November 17, 2017 Madras man cited for failing to follow import restrictions to keep Oregon CWD-free; Carcass of first free-ranging Montana deer to test positive for CWD brought to Oregon
November 16, 2017 Fish for free the Friday and Saturday after Thanksgiving; #Optoutside and fish, crab, clam on Nov. 24 and 25
November 16, 2017 ODFW seeks comment on fish passage exemption in Douglas County
November 16, 2017 Commercial Dungeness crab season delayed
November 15, 2017 Portion of central Oregon coast added to crab harvesting closure
November 9, 2017 Entire Oregon coast reopened for mussel harvesting
November 8, 2017 ODFW art contest winners announced
November 7, 2017 OHRC Board to meet Nov. 14
November 3, 2017 Trick or trout: southwest reservoirs get stocked with more rainbows
November 2, 2017 OSP investigates wolf killed by elk hunter - Union County
November 1, 2017 Crabbing closure extended once again on south Oregon coast
November 1, 2017 Coquille Valley Wildlife Area reopens to public use November 10
November 1, 2017 Oregon and Washington seek nominations for Columbia River fishery advisory groups
October 2017
October 27, 2017 See salmon spawning in local rivers
October 27, 2017 Wildlife-vehicle collisions peak this time of year: Drivers may not salvage roadkill until 2019
October 26, 2017 Recreational sturgeon anglers get another retention day Oct. 28
October 26, 2017 New research looks at growing population of cougars in the mid-coast region
October 24, 2017 Leptospirosis strikes sea lions along Oregon coast: Keep pets away
October 23, 2017 Crab harvesting closure extended on Oregon coast
October 23, 2017 ODFW steps up CWD monitoring efforts as “devastating” disease spreads in North America
October 23, 2017 Sprague River closes to all fishing Nov. 1
October 19, 2017 Ten years after Oregon’s largest dam removal, salmon and steelhead rebounding on the Sandy
October 19, 2017 Artwork and wine benefit Oregon’s fish and wildlife
October 16, 2017 ODFW to release 2,000 trout for Gresham family fishing event
October 16, 2017 ODFW Fish Passage Task Force meets in Salem
October 13, 2017 Apply by Nov. 6 to serve on the Oregon Coordinating Council on Acidification and Hypoxia
October 13, 2017 Commission adopts updated Cougar Management Plan
October 12, 2017 Diamond Lake offers fall fishing opportunities
October 12, 2017 Special Oct. 16 meeting on blue/black rockfish permit
October 11, 2017 States open two days of Columbia River sturgeon fishing below Bonneville
October 10, 2017 Fish Screening Task Force meets Oct. 19 in Salem CANCELLED
October 10, 2017 Archery tournament for all ages Oct. 28 in Junction City - Register now for Oregon’s first S3DA Triple Crown
October 10, 2017 “Pounder” trout stocked in Coos Bay area lakes
October 9, 2017 Access and Habitat Board meets Oct. 16-17 in La Grande
October 6, 2017 Commission meets Oct. 13 in Prineville to consider Cougar Management Plan
October 4, 2017 Family fishing event Saturday at St. Louis Ponds
October 3, 2017 Anglers eagerly await Chetco River fall Chinook bubble fishery
September 2017
September 29, 2017 Marbled Murrelet status review released for public input
September 27, 2017 Malheur A&H Regional Council meets Oct. 3 by teleconference
UPDATED September 26, 2017 Recreational bottomfish to reopen for some species outside 40 fathoms Oct. 1; Long-leader gear required
September 25, 2017 Clatsop County beaches reopen to razor clamming on Oct. 1 after 16-month closure
September 22, 2017 Pacific Halibut all-depth fishery from Cape Falcon to Humbug Mountain ends for the year
September 20, 2017 ODFW seeks comment on fish passage waiver at Bad Banks Creek
September 19, 2017 Public meetings on 2018 recreational Pacific halibut fisheries
September 19, 2017 Take ODFW’s new Coyote and Gray Wolf ID Quiz to learn how to tell the difference between wolves and coyotes
September 19, 2017 ODFW seeks comment on fish passage waiver
September 18, 2017 ODFW seeks comment on two fish passage exemptions
September 18, 2017 Apply by Oct. 9 for position on Access and Habitat Program Board UPDATE OCT. 18:
The application period for the Landowner Representative has been extended until Nov. 13, 2017.
September 15, 2017 Commission adopts 2018 Big Game Regulations
September 15, 2017 ODFW evacuating fish from Cascade Hatchery due to threat of debris flow post fire
September 15, 2017 ODFW Seeks Public Comment on Statewide Culvert Repair Agreement with ODOT
September 14, 2017 Volunteer opportunity at Salmon River Hatchery
September 14, 2017 ODFW seeks candidate for Fish Screening Task Force – Apply by Oct. 13
September 12, 2017 Recreational bottomfish closed as of Monday, after excellent summer season
September 12, 2017 ODFW Salmon and Trout Advisory Committee to meet in Central Point Sept. 21-22
September 8, 2017 Commission meets Sept. 15 in Welches to adopt 2018 Big Game Regulations
September 6, 2017 Non-selective ocean coho fishery closed as of Friday, Sept. 8
September 6, 2017 CORPS, ODFW sign hatchery contracts
September 6, 2017 ODFW to host public meetings on commercial nearshore fishery in mid-September
September 5, 2017 Three ODFW hatcheries in Cascade Locks evacuated due to Eagle Creek Fire
September 1, 2017 Fish Restoration and Enhancement Board to meet in Central Point
August 2017
August 31, 2017 ODFW wants people to plan for a safe weekend at Sauvie Island
August 30, 2017 Upper Snake River opens to fall Chinook fishing on Sept. 1
August 29, 2017 Reduced steelhead bag limit for Oregon’s Snake River and tributaries
August 29, 2017 Check regulations as coastal fall salmon seasons kick off; No wild coho seasons or expanded two-rod validations this year UPDATE OCT. 18, 2017: Steelhead bag limit increases to two on Oct. 21
August 28, 2017 Popular Central Oregon Coast nearshore halibut fishery reopens Sunday, Sept. 3
August 24, 2017 Dedicated non-lethal efforts fail to limit Meacham Wolf Pack depredations on private land; ODFW authorizes incremental lethal take of wolves
August 23, 2017 Apply by Sept. 13 for position on Commercial Fishery Permit Review Board
August 17, 2017 A&H emergency board meeting by phone Aug. 22 at 3 p.m.
August 15, 2017 Lookingglass Hatchery entrance road, parking area closed on weekdays due to paving project
August 15, 2017 New archery ranges open in Junction City, Hillsboro
August 14, 2017 No bag limit at Thief Valley Reservoir beginning Aug. 16 due to dry conditions
August 14, 2017 ODFW test-drops larger trout in Eagle Cap mountain lakes; Larger trout may better survive high lakes conditions
August 8, 2017 ODFW Fish Passage Task Force meets in Salem Aug. 15
August 8, 2017 Apply by Aug. 20 to serve on Fish Restoration and Enhancement Program Board
August 7, 2017 Willamette steelhead on verge of extinction due to increasing sea lion presence at Willamette Falls
August 4, 2017 Commission adopts 2018 sport fishing regulations
August 3, 2017 ODFW moves to lethal take for Harl Butte wolves to limit further livestock losses; Department denies request for complete removal of pack; takes incremental approach to disrupt pack behavior
August 2, 2017 Family-friendly hunting workshops coming up in Portland, Corvallis: Don’t forget to take a shotgun skills class, too
July 2017
July 28, 2017 Commission meets Aug. 4 in Salem to adopt 2018 sportfishing regulations, discuss updated Cougar Management Plan
July 28, 2017 Central Oregon Coast nearshore halibut closes Sunday night (July 30)
July 27, 2017 Fall salmon seasons kick off Aug. 1 with mixed forecasts
July 26, 2017 Snake River Chinook season below Hells Canyon Dam closes July 30
July 25, 2017 Sign up now for free youth pheasant hunts in September
Events in Baker City, Central Point, Corvallis, Eugene, Hermiston, John Day, Klamath Falls, La Grande, Madras, Portland, The Dalles (Tygh Valley)
July 21, 2017 No bag limit for trout at Marr Pond in Enterprise: Equipment malfunction will drain pond
July 19, 2017 ODFW hosts public meetings on 2017 sport halibut and future bottomfish seasons
July 18, 2017 ODFW seeks Sport Fishing Representative for Fish Restoration and Enhancement Program Board
July 13, 2017 ODFW asks anglers to give region’s steelhead a helping hand
July 11, 2017 ‘Flying fish’ splash down in Oregon’s high mountain lakes
July 7, 2017 Central Coast all-depth halibut fishing closes until Aug. 4
July 7, 2017 Fish Screening Task Force meets July 13 in Enterprise
July 6, 2017 Youth fishing event Sunday at Siletz Tribe hatchery
July 6, 2017 Summer Chinook season reopens on lower Columbia
July 5, 2017 Public meetings for big game regulations, Wild Turkey Management Plan run July 6 – 20 statewide
June 2017
June 28, 2017 Oregon increasing trophy trout releases this summer
June 28, 2017 Summer Chinook retention below Bonneville Dam closes July 1
June 28, 2017 Learn to big game hunt with new ODFW-OSU online course
June 27, 2017 Fish screening waiver requested on White River – Comment until July 11
June 23, 2017 Salvaging roadkilled deer and elk remains unlawful: New rule will take effect by Jan. 1, 2019
June 22, 2017 ODFW seeks comment on fish passage exemption
June 22, 2017 Bear problems in Seal Rock
June 21, 2017 Friday is last day for halibut in Columbia River Subarea
June 19, 2017 ODFW seeks candidate for Fish Screening Task Force – Apply by July 21
June 14, 2017 States close one Columbia River sturgeon season, set another
June 13, 2017 Columbia River Subarea all-depth halibut anglers get one more day (June 17)
June 12, 2017 ODFW sets summer salmon and steelhead seasons
June 12, 2017 ODFW Fish Passage Task Force meets June 16 in Salem
June 9, 2017 Commission discusses wolves, authorizes A&H projects
June 8, 2017 Detroit Reservoir: fishing, trout stocking continue under algae alert
June 8, 2017 Lower Willamette fishing restored to seven days a week
June 7, 2017 Columbia River nearshore halibut fishery opens seven days a week
June 2, 2017 Commission talks Wolf Plan June 8, other topics June 9 in Salem
June 1, 2017 Run Wild at 5K outdoor skills event June 24 near Corvallis – Register now
May 2017
May 31, 2017 States set Columbia River sturgeon seasons
May 30, 2017 OHRC board to meet June 6
May 30, 2017 Kids can learn to fish at June 3 free fishing event at Pine Nursery Park
May 26, 2017 Special May 30 meeting on blue/black rockfish permit
May 24, 2017 Sturgeon meeting scheduled for next week
May 24, 2017 ODFW seeks comment on two ODOT fish passage exemption requests
May 24, 2017 Columbia River sport all-depth halibut fishery closed
May 24, 2017 Free Fishing Weekend events in Southern Oregon
May 24, 2017 Take the family or friends fishing on Free Fishing Weekend June 3-4
May 24, 2017 Trout stocking begins in Rogue River above Lost Creek Reservoir
May 23, 2017 ODFW seeks comment on seven ODOT fish passage waiver requests
May 19, 2017 Commission hears public testimony on Wolf Plan, schedules work session for June 8
May 17, 2017 ODFW seeks input on upcoming Columbia Basin summer steelhead seasons
May 16, 2017 Kids can learn to fish at May 20 event near Hermiston
May 16, 2017 Special May 18 meeting on blue/black rockfish permit
May 12, 2017 Wolf Plan is topic of May 19 Commission meeting in Portland
May 12, 2017 “Hatchery Hole” at Cole Rivers Hatchery closed to all angling; Emergency regulation begins Monday, May 15
May 11, 2017 States delay lower Columbia River steelhead fishery opening
May 10, 2017 ODFW modifies Gilbert River fishing rules
May 10, 2017 Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist featured at Ladd Marsh Bird Festival
May 9, 2017 Salmon and trout advisory committee seeks North Coast and Upper Rogue representatives
May 8, 2017 Zebra mussel infested boat stopped at Ontario inspection station
May 4, 2017 ODFW seeks public input on Columbia River, Deschutes and John Day Arm summer steelhead seasons
May 4, 2017 Drones deployed the first time in Oregon elk surveys
May 4, 2017 Chinook fishing days, bag limit reduced on lower Willamette
May 4, 2017 First Sierra Nevada red fox captured, radio-collared in Oregon
May 3, 2017 Oregon Hatchery Research Center Board seeks two new members
May 3, 2017 Fish Restoration and Enhancement Board to meet in Madras
May 2, 2017 Family fishing event Sunday in Grants Pass
May 1, 2017 ODFW fishing event Saturday at Sheridan Pond
May 1, 2017 Apply for a fall controlled hunt by Monday, May 15
May 1, 2017 ODFW to release 6,000 trout for Vernonia Lake fishing event
April 2017
April 26, 2017 South Coast anglers: note updated salmon regulations
April 21, 2017 Fish and Wildlife Commission adopts ocean salmon, Pacific halibut, game bird hunting regulations; hears public testimony on Draft Wolf Plan
April 21, 2017 Poaching leads to fishing closure on Gilbert River
April 20, 2017 ODFW seeks comment on two fish passage exemptions - REVISED April 21
April 19, 2017 Family Fishing Event featured during Family Fun Day
April 19, 2017 Hells Canyon Chinook season opens April 22
April 18, 2017 Free Fishing Weekend festivities include event at Trojan Ponds
April 17, 2017 ODFW pulls back new rules for Wickiup Reservoir
April 17, 2017 A & H teleconference meeting April 18 at 9 a.m. - UPDATE: The meeting has been rescheduled for April 25 at 8 a.m.
April 14, 2017 Tag reductions for deer, pronghorn in parts of eastern Oregon due to high winter mortality
April 14, 2017 Fish and Wildlife Commission meets April 21 in Klamath Falls Field Tour April 20
April 14, 2017 Friends of Alsea River looking for more clean-up volunteers
April 14, 2017 ODFW will host Family Fishing Event at Devils Lake April 22
April 12, 2017 Spring Chinook season reopens on lower Columbia
April 11, 2017 Special April 13 meeting on blue/black rockfish permits
April 11, 2017 Wolf Annual Report, Draft Revised Management Plan now available; Public meetings April 21 in Klamath Falls and May 19 in Portland
April 10, 2017 Family fishing event coming up at St. Louis Ponds
April 7, 2017 ODFW announces new rules for Wickiup Reservoir fishing
April 7, 2017 Trophy trout and $50 reward tags await Willow Creek anglers
April 6, 2017 ODFW to host family fishing event at Hebo Lake
April 6, 2017 Take a Friend Hunting – Win a Prize
April 5, 2017 Access and Habitat Board meets April 10-11 in Bandon
April 4, 2017 Family fishing event Saturday at Shorty’s Pond in Molalla
March 2017
March 31, 2017 Oregon bear cubs sent to wildlife rehabilitation facility in Washington
March 30, 2017 Fishery managers extend spring Chinook season on lower Columbia
March 30, 2017 Temporary rule allows use of two rods on Willamette
March 29, 2017 A new weapon in the fight against invasive species
March 29, 2017 ODFW Salmon and Trout Advisory Committee to meet in Clackamas on April 6 and 7
March 29, 2017 Cormorant harassment aims to protect young fish
March 28, 2017 Sturgeon season closes March 30 in John Day Pool
March 27, 2017 ODFW family fishing events kick off April 1 at Canby Pond
March 17, 2017 Commission adjusts Columbia River salmon fisheries rules
March 17, 2017 There’s a pot of gold in Empire Lakes
March 17, 2017 Artists: 2018 ODFW art competitions announced
March 15, 2017 Youth turkey hunters: Apply by March 31 for chance to win guided hunt on private ranch in southwest Oregon
March 15, 2017 Take advantage of free fishing days April 22-23
March 14, 2017 Sturgeon seasons close March 25 in Bonneville, The Dalles pools
March 14, 2017 Take the family fishing in 2017 - ODFW free fishing events make it easy
March 14, 2017 Special March 16 meeting on blue/black rockfish permit
March 10, 2017 Commission meets in Corvallis March 17: Field Tour March 16
March 7, 2017 ODFW Fish Screening Task Force meets in Salem
March 7, 2017 Eastern Oregon enters Phase III of wolf management; Eight breeding pairs documented
March 7, 2017 No spring Chinook season on Deschutes River; Hood River will open with a one-fish bag limit
March 3, 2017 ODFW Fish Passage Task Force meets in Salem
March 2, 2017 Wolf dies in unintentional take in northeast Oregon
February 2017
February 28, 2017 Severe winter makes responsible shed hunting critical for wildlife
February 27, 2017 OHRC Board to meet March 7
February 27, 2017 Kids can learn to hunt turkey April 1 at White River Wildlife Area
February 24, 2017 Online reporting now available for licensed furtakers – Reports due by April 15
February 24, 2017 ODFW steps up disease monitoring in California bighorn sheep
February 24, 2017 States set Columbia spring Chinook seasons
February 23, 2017 ODFW seeks volunteers for Access and Habitat Board and Regional Council Positions: Apply by April 17
February 14, 2017 Share memories of Camp Adair at March 1 public meeting in Corvallis
February 13, 2017 Columbia River Rules Advisory Committee to meet Feb. 14
February 10, 2017 Recreational and commercial crabbing restrictions lifted from Coos Bay north jetty to Heceta Head
February 10, 2017 Commission adds to Coquille Valley Wildlife Area
February 8, 2017 ODFW seeks three candidates for Fish Passage Task Force
February 7, 2017 Visit ODFW at Pacific Northwest Sportsmen’s Show Feb. 8 - 12 at Portland Expo Center
Join the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commissioners’ reception, seminars on crabbing, clamming and controlled hunts
February 3, 2017 Commission meeting Friday Feb. 10 in Tigard: Reception at Pacific NW Sportsmen’s Show Thursday afternoon, Feb. 9, 4:30-5:45 p.m.
February 2, 2017 Commercial crabbing closed from Coos Bay north jetty to Heceta Head due to domoic acid
February 2, 2017 ODFW reaching out to industry and public to help shape commercial anchovy fishery
February 1, 2017 Recreational ocean and bay crabbing closed from the Coos Bay North Jetty to Heceta Head
January 2017
January 31, 2017 Bonneville hatchery closed due to hazard trees, snow and ice
January 31, 2017 Report dead ducks to ODFW hotline; Possible avian cholera outbreak in northeast Oregon
January 27, 2017 ODFW efforts help deer, elk survive winter
January 26, 2017 Public asked to help shape spring sport halibut season
January 25, 2017 Hunter education classes offered in Banks, Sisters
January 25, 2017 ODFW seeks nominees to represent Oregon on Pacific fisheries council
January 24, 2017 Wildlife managers searching for cougar in La Pine area: Several pets recently attacked by multiple cougars
January 20, 2017 Commission updates Columbia River Fisheries management policies
January 19, 2017 Sprague River closes to all fishing Monday, Jan. 23
January 19, 2017 Feb. 10 deadline to apply for spring bear hunt; SW Oregon hunts selling fast
January 13, 2017 Fish and Wildlife Commission meets Jan. 20 in Salem
January 12, 2017 Report hunt results by Jan. 31 - $25 penalty for not reporting deer and elk tags
January 10, 2017 Special Jan. 12 meeting on blue/black rockfish permit
January 09, 2017 Access and Habitat Board meets Jan. 10 by teleconference call
January 05, 2017 Meeting to discuss Coyote Creek Northeast draft management plan
January 05, 2017 Learn to hunt rabbits Jan. 21 near Corvallis

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