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December 2018
December 31, 2018 Oregon commercial crab fishery to open Jan. 4 north of Cape Arago
December 31, 2018 Salvage roadkilled deer and elk with free online permit beginning Jan. 1, 2019
December 26, 2018 Jan. 9 public meeting in La Grande on Ladd Marsh Wildlife Area Management Plan update
December 21, 2018 Umpqua River steelhead anglers asked to return harvested hatchery fish snouts
December 15, 2018 Excess algae and aging infrastructure likely cause of fish egg loss at Cole Rivers Hatchery
December 14, 2018 Excess algae and aging infrastructure likely cause of fish egg loss at Cole Rivers Hatchery
December 12, 2018 ODFW seeks candidate for Fish Screening Task Force – Apply by Jan. 11
December 8, 2018 Commission adopts urban deer pilot program rules, groundfish regulations
December 7, 2018 Commercial Dungeness crab season delay continues
December 6, 2018 Wild winter steelhead angling regulations in Southwest Zone
November 2018
November 30, 2018 Commission meets Dec. 7 in Salem to adopt urban deer pilot program rules, groundfish regulations
November 27, 2018 ODFW Salmon and Trout Advisory Committee to meet at Salem Airport on Dec. 6
November 27, 2018 Dec. 6 meeting in Roseburg to discuss the New River Aleutian Goose A&H Project
November 27, 2018 Cougar hunting now closed in Zone A (Coast/North Cascades)
November 27, 2018 OHRC Board to meet in Salem Dec. 4
November 27, 2018 Gear restrictions lifted on Chetco, Winchuck rivers
November 21, 2018 ODFW to host another facilitated Wolf Plan meeting Nov. 27 in Pendleton
November 20, 2018 Elk River anglers: radio-tagged fish must be released unharmed
November 16, 2018 Rogue River Spring Chinook Conservation Plan draft assessment released: Public meetings scheduled in Gold Beach, White City
November 15, 2018 More portions of Yaquina, Alsea Rivers open for fall Chinook fishing Nov. 17
November 15, 2018 Save your Hunter/Angler ID# and get ready to verify your account: New ODFW Electronic Licensing System on track to launch Dec. 1
November 15, 2018 Feds approve ODFW plan for limited sea lion removal on lower Willamette
November 14, 2018 Commercial Dungeness crab season delayed
November 8, 2018 Wildlife biologists conducting spotlight deer surveys in Douglas County
November 8, 2018 Portions of Siletz River to reopen for Chinook fishing on Nov. 10
November 7, 2018 ODFW art contest winners announced
November 2, 2018 Commission to hold special meeting by conference call on Nov. 6
October 2018
October 31, 2018 One hatchery steelhead daily bag limit extended for the Snake River and tributaries
October 30, 2018 Wolf Plan meeting by phone on Nov. 5
October 26, 2018 Joint Commission workshop with Washington on Columbia River fisheries management on Nov. 1
October 26, 2018 Emergency regulation changes in NW Zone coastal rivers take effect Nov. 1 to protect low fall Chinook returns
October 26, 2018 Project improves boater and angler access at Rainbow Plaza in Reedsport
October 26, 2018 Gear restrictions extended on Chetco, Winchuck rivers
October 25, 2018 Clatsop beaches razor clam season to remain closed until March 1, 2019
October 19, 2018 Recreational crabbing closes from Cape Blanco to California
October 17, 2018 Artwork and wine benefit Oregon’s fish and wildlife
October 16, 2018 ODFW will host family fishing event Saturday at Mt. Hood Pond
October 12, 2018 Commission approves roadkill salvage rules to take effect Jan. 1, 2019
October 11, 2018 Chance to win firearm for filling out permit when hunting Access Areas or Open Fields properties
October 11, 2018 Steelhead fishing to close on Umatilla and Walla Walla rivers, salmon bag limit lowered on Umatilla
October 11, 2018 ODFW Fish Passage Task Force meets in Salem Oct. 19
October 11, 2018 Steelhead fishing workshop Nov. 3, 10 in Troutdale – Register by Oct. 25
October 11, 2018 “Pounder” trout stocked in Coos Bay area lakes
October 5, 2018 Coquille Valley Wildlife Area reopens to public use
October 4, 2018 Metolius Pond closes for winter after successful summer opening
October 4, 2018 Commission to adopt roadkill salvage rules Oct. 12 in Klamath Falls;
Rules including free online permit system would take effect Jan. 1, 2019
October 4, 2018 ODFW to host second facilitated meeting with Wolf Plan stakeholders Oct. 9 at Oregon Dept of Forestry in Salem
October 4, 2018 Public meeting on Clatsop County razor clam season Oct. 22 in Seaside
October 4, 2018 Hunter Creek closes to fall chinook angling October 15; Conservation plan measures put in place.
October 2, 2018 ODFW seeks candidates for Gillnet Representative on R&E Program Board – Apply by Oct. 15
October 1, 2018 Turn in Poachers – Get big game preference points
September 2018
September 28, 2018 Lake Creek (Siuslaw River tributary) closed to salmon fishing Oct. 15-Dec. 31
September 27, 2018 Razor clam season along Clatsop County beaches delayed
September 27, 2018 Take survey by Oct. 3 to provide input on proposed changes to the Columbia River Subarea recreational Pacific halibut fishery
September 26, 2018 Oregon Hatchery Research Center Board is seeking new members
September 26, 2018 Know before you go, hunters! Follow fire restrictions and closures
September 24, 2018 Access and Habitat meeting Tuesday, Sept. 25 in Salem
September 21, 2018 ODFW ends cougar capture operations: DNA extraction not possible but “highly probable” that cougar killed last week is one that killed Diana Bober
September 20, 2018 Central coast opens for one last day of ocean coho this Friday
September 18, 2018 Volunteer opportunity at Salmon River Hatchery
September 18, 2018 Anglers may keep 5 marine fish beginning Sept. 19
September 14, 2018 New Pacific Salmon Treaty agreement to ensure sustainable management of region’s iconic fish
September 14, 2018 Commission adopts sport fishing, big game hunting regulations Sept. 14 in Bandon
September 14, 2018 Cougar killed on Hunchback Mtn Trail Area in Mt Hood NF
September 14, 2018 Portion of coast closes to razor clamming
September 14, 2018 ODFW seeks comment on fish passage waiver
September 14, 2018 Ocean Acidification and Hypoxia Council makes first recommendations to State Legislature
September 13, 2018 No sign of cougar after initial day of searching
September 12, 2018 Central coast opens for two more days of ocean coho
September 12, 2018 Press Conference 3 p.m. today – Update on fatal cougar attack
September 11, 2018 Columbia River closes to all salmon fishing after Wednesday
September 11, 2018 Sharing the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office news release. – ODFW News; CAUSE OF DEATH DETERMINED IN CASE OF MISSING HIKER
September 11, 2018 OHRC Board to meet in Alsea Sept. 18
September 7, 2018 Commission to adopt sport fishing, big game hunting regulations Sept. 14 in Bandon
September 7, 2018 ODFW to host public meetings on commercial nearshore fishery
September 7, 2018 Successful forest grouse and mountain quail hunters asked to return wings, tails for research
September 7, 2018 Summer all-depth halibut season ends for Central Coast subarea
September 5, 2018 Columbia River at Deschutes River mouth reopens to fishing beginning Sept. 6
September 5, 2018 North Umpqua River afternoon angling closure lifted beginning September 6
September 5, 2018 Fish Restoration and Enhancement Board to meet Sept. 13-14 in Winchester Bay
August 2018
August 31, 2018 Portion of the coast closes for mussel harvesting
August 31, 2018 Columbia Area ocean salmon fishing opens Sunday and Monday
August 31, 2018 Reduced steelhead bag limit for Oregon’s Snake River and tributaries
August 30, 2018 ODFW seeks candidates for Fish Restoration and Enhancement Program Board
August 30, 2018 ODFW Salmon and Trout Advisory Committee to meet in Winchester Bay on Sept. 6
August 30, 2018 Sept. 5 meeting to discuss C2 Ranch A&H Project
August 28, 2018 States OK two days of sturgeon fishing above Wauna
August 28, 2018 Free Fishing on Saturday and Sunday of Labor Day Weekend in Oregon
August 24, 2018 States close Columbia steelhead fishing due to poor returns
August 22, 2018 Facilitated meeting with Wolf Plan stakeholders Aug. 30 in The Dalles
August 15, 2018 Friday, Aug. 17 is last day to keep cabezon
August 15, 2018 190,000 acres along mid-coast open for hunting, even during fire season!
August 10, 2018 Sign up now for free youth pheasant hunts in September
August 10, 2018 Central coast all-depth halibut fishing opens Aug. 17-18
August 9, 2018 New Metolius Pond now open for kids and disabled anglers
August 7, 2018 Columbia River at Deschutes River mouth closes to all fishing beginning Aug. 9
August 7, 2018 ODFW announces sage-grouse controlled hunt deadline
August 7, 2018 ODFW lifts bag limits on Thief Valley Reservoir beginning Aug. 10
August 3, 2018 Commission accepts marten trapping petition
August 3, 2018 Recreational razor clamming now open from Tillamook Head to the south jetty of the Coquille River
August 3, 2018 New modernized licensing system on the way for 2019; “ELS” will allow for licenses/tags on smart phones, electronic tagging and other conveniences
August 2, 2018 Anglers: 2 p.m. emergency angling closure for North Umpqua River begins Monday; Closure affects fly water area through September 30.
August 2, 2018 Fall salmon seasons kick off Aug. 1 with mixed forecasts (revised)
August 1, 2018 Take a friend hunting in 2018 – Win a prize!
August 1, 2018 ODFW Fish Screening Task Force meets in John Day
July 2018
July 31, 2018 Fall salmon seasons kick off Aug. 1 with mixed forecasts
July 30, 2018 Salmon and Trout Advisory Committee seeks North Willamette Representative – Apply by Aug. 24
July 27, 2018 Coos Bay, Rogue River open to two rods Aug. 1
July 27, 2018 Commission meets Aug. 3 in Salem
July 27, 2018 Handle fish with care during hot summer weather
July 26, 2018 Public meetings on 2019 bottomfish and halibut recreational seasons; Week of Aug. 6 in Salem, Newport, Brookings and North Bend
July 25, 2018 Anglers: emergency restrictions now in effect for Umpqua River
July 23, 2018 Public meeting on Klamath Wildlife Area July 31 in Klamath Falls
July 20, 2018 Portion of coast opens for razor clamming
July 18, 2018 Umpqua River anglers: hot weather fishing tips
July 13, 2018 Razor clamming closed on Clatsop beaches July 15-Sept. 30
July 11, 2018 Big game regulation meetings held in southern Oregon
July 11, 2018 Aug. 4 Archery Tournament for all ages near Corvallis – Register by July 30
July 11, 2018 Shotgun skills classes coming up in July and August (in Gervais, Corvallis and Portland)
July 10, 2018 Angler Education Instructor training in Troutdale on July 28
July 9, 2018 Groups aim to boost non-lead ammo for ecosystem health
July 6, 2018 ODFW seeks candidate for Fish Screening Task Force
July 5, 2018 States close summer Chinook season above Bonneville
July 5, 2018 Kids can learn to fish July 10 at Shevlin Park in Bend
June 2018
June 29, 2018 Portion of coast opens for razor clamming
June 28, 2018 Nearshore halibut to close in Columbia River Subarea on June 30
June 28, 2018 Sockeye opens, adult Chinook retention closes on Columbia River below Bonneville Dam as of July 1
June 26, 2018 Public meetings on big game regulations happen around the state in July
June 26, 2018 Marine fish daily bag limit reduced to 4 beginning July 1
June 22, 2018 Running Wild at 5K outdoor skills event June 30 near Corvallis
June 18, 2018 Kids can learn to fish June 26 at Shevlin Park in Bend
June 15, 2018 Partial razor clam closure due to elevated domoic acid
June 14, 2018 Leave young wildlife in the wild: Young animals are rarely orphaned, so leave them alone this time of year
June 14, 2018 Poor run prompts Trask River Hatchery Hole closure
June 11, 2018 Columbia River Subarea all-depth halibut anglers get one more day to fish (June 21)
June 11, 2018 June 12 meeting in Seaside on diseases affecting big game
June 8, 2018 Spring Chinook season extended on Umatilla River
June 8, 2018 Commission delays marbled murrelet survival guidelines until August meeting in Salem
June 7, 2018 Commission declines to uplist marbled murrelets; Still plans to adopt survival guidelines to encourage conservation on state-managed lands
June 5, 2018 Lower Columbia spring Chinook, sturgeon seasons approved
June 1, 2018 Razor clamming re-closes from the Yachats River to the north Jetty of the Umpqua River
June 1, 2018 June 4 A and H meeting to discuss JACTMA and the Territorial Youth Deer Hunt
June 1, 2018 Commission meets June 7-8 in Baker City
May 2018
May 29, 2018 Free Fishing Weekend events in Southern Oregon
May 29, 2018 Lookingglass Creek opens June 2 to spring Chinook
May 29, 2018 ODFW looks to simplify big game hunting regulations
May 25, 2018 Public meetings on 2019 Sportfishing Regulations coming up in June: Meetings in Coos Bay, Newport, Tillamook, Seaside, Hillsboro
May 24, 2018 Razor clamming now open from the Yachats River to the Umpqua River
May 24, 2018 Coquille Valley Wildlife Area temporarily closes June 1
May 23, 2018 Spring Chinook fishing reopens on Columbia River
May 22, 2018 Nearshore Pacific halibut open seven days per week in Columbia River Subarea beginning May 24
May 22, 2018 Kids and anglers with disabilities invited to catch fish at Mount Hood Pond
May 18, 2018 Razor clamming now open from Cascade Head to Yachats River.
May 16, 2018 21st annual family fishing event and carnival coming to Waldport
May 16, 2018 June 2 youth fishing event at Marr Pond canceled
May 15, 2018 Record year for big game hunt auctions, raffles
May 10, 2018 ODFW Fish Passage Task Force meets May 18 in Coos Bay
May 10, 2018 Fishing is free June 2-3 in Oregon; Learn to fish at events statewide
May 9, 2018 May 11 is last day for Columbia River sport all-depth halibut fishery
May 8, 2018 Fish Restoration and Enhancement Board to meet in Klamath Falls on May 18, tour on May 19
May 8, 2018 Apply for a fall controlled hunt by Tuesday, May 15
May 7, 2018 May 19 steelhead fishing workshop in Troutdale
May 7, 2018 May 14 public meeting to discuss adding 560 acres to Summer Lake Wildlife Area
May 4, 2018 Razor clamming now open from south jetty Umpqua River to Cape Arago
May 3, 2018 Artists: 2019 ODFW art competitions announced
May 3, 2018 ODFW, OSP successfully remove arrows from deer illegally shot in Shady Cove
May 2, 2018 Ladd Marsh Bird Festival offers uncrowded opportunities to see abundance of bird species; American Sign Language interpretation is offered
May 1, 2018 ODFW family fishing event Saturday, May 5 at Sheridan Pond
April 2018
April 26, 2018 Public meetings, Commission consideration of Malheur Lakes Redband Trout Conservation Plan postponed
April 26, 2018 Seasonal alcohol ban takes effect on Sauvie Island Wildlife Area May 1
April 26, 2018 Family fishing event in Grants Pass
April 26, 2018 Snake River spring Chinook season opens April 28
April 24, 2018 States set 2018 summer and fall salmon seasons
April 24, 2018 ODFW will host family fishing event at Devils Lake in Lincoln City April 28
April 24, 2018 ODFW to host family fishing event May 5 at Vernonia Lake
April 23, 2018 Family fishing event April 28 at Trojan Pond
April 23, 2018 ODFW seeks one candidate for Oregon Fish Passage Task Force
April 23, 2018 Relocation of sea lions not enough to protect Willamette fish runs
April 20, 2018 ODFW to issue two brine shrimp permits – Apply by April 25
April 20, 2018 Commission adopts ocean salmon and Pacific halibut seasons, 2018-19 game bird regulations
April 19, 2018 Family Fishing Event featured during Family Fun Day
April 18, 2018 Two-rod fishing for Tillamook Bay, Nestucca River, upper Willamette River beginning May 1
April 18, 2018 Port to Port Clean Up on the Yaquina River on April 21
April 17, 2018 Family fishing event coming up at St. Louis Ponds
April 17, 2018 ODFW cancels May 5 angler education training in Hillsboro
April 17, 2018 Angler Education Instructor training in Hillsboro on May 5
April 16, 2018 ODFW to issue five South coast bay clam dive permits – Applications due by April 25
April 16, 2018 Boat inspection stations open around Oregon
April 13, 2018 Commission meets April 19-20 in Astoria
April 13, 2018 ODFW releases draft plan to conserve redband trout near Malheur Lake
April 12, 2018 States OK Columbia River Chinook, sturgeon seasons
April 12, 2018 Oregon home to more than 124 wolves; count finds 11% increase over last year 2017
April 12, 2018 ODFW to host family fishing event at Hebo Lake
April 11, 2018 Plenty of trout for youth fishing event Saturday in Umatilla
April 11, 2018 Oregon ocean salmon fishing looking up for 2018 with opportunities coastwide
April 10, 2018 Bait ban, sturgeon fishing closure take effect April 16 on Gilbert River
April 10, 2018 ODFW and partners to host Alsea River Clean Up April 15
April 9, 2018 Family fishing event slated at Shorty’s Pond in Molalla
April 6, 2018 Angler Education Instructor training May 5 in Hillsboro – Register by April 20
April 6, 2018 Access and Habitat Board to meet in Klamath Falls April 9-10
April 5, 2018 Gold Beach volunteer event rescheduled for April 28
April 4, 2018 ODFW Salmon and Trout Advisory Committee to meet in Newport on April 12
April 2, 2018 Family trout fishing kicks off April 7 with youth event at Canby Pond
March 2018
March 27, 2018 Cormorant harassment aims to protect young fish
March 22, 2018 OHRC Board to meet in Salem April 3
March 22, 2018 Gold Beach volunteer opportunity to restore meadow for wildlife habitat
March 21, 2018 ODFW hosts series of meetings for public input on 2019-21 budget
March 21, 2018 ODFW Access & Habitat Program seeks volunteers for regional review councils – Apply by May 7
March 20, 2018 Cougar found in downtown hotel in The Dalles
March 16, 2018 Commission bans alcohol at Sauvie Island Wildlife Area from May 1-Sept. 30 annually
March 15, 2018 ODFW tracking cougar activity in Silverton
March 14, 2018 Fish evacuees leave Leaburg, other hatcheries
March 12, 2018 ODFW and partners building fishing dock at Cape Meares Lake
March 9, 2018 Commission meets March 16 meeting in Salem
March 5, 2018 Entire Oregon coast now open for crabbing
March 1, 2018 Youth hunters: Apply by March 30 for chance to win guided spring turkey hunt on ranch near Medford
March 1, 2018

Angler Education Instructor training March 17 in Springfield – Register by March 12

February 2018
February 23, 2018 ODFW Fish Passage Task Force meets in Salem
February 21, 2018 States set 2018 Columbia River spring Chinook seasons
February 21, 2018 Volunteer opportunity Feb. 24 near Gold Beach: Meadow restoration for wildlife habitat
February 21, 2018 Spring Chinook seasons set for April 15-June 30 on Deschutes, Hood Rivers
February 21, 2018 Get hunter education certified now – Classes coming up statewide
February 20, 2018 SIWA reschedules meeting on proposed alcohol ban
February 20, 2018 Winners of Take a Friend Hunting Contest announced
February 16, 2018 Commercial crab from south coast must be eviscerated to protect public health
February 16, 2018 Recreational crabbing closed along southern Oregon coast
February 16, 2018 ODFW releases extra trout for upcoming Free Fishing Weekend
February 15, 2018 Fish Restoration and Enhancement Board to meet by conference call on March 2
February 15, 2018 ODFW to consider alcohol ban on Sauvie Island Wildlife Area
February 14, 2018 Feb. 21 teleconference meeting of Malheur Watershed A and H Regional Council
February 14, 2018 Salmon and Trout Advisory Committee seeks four Representatives – Apply by Feb. 28
February 12, 2018 Fish and Wildlife Commission reclassifies marbled murrelet as state-endangered
February 9, 2018 2018 Trout Stocking Schedule for western Oregon now available at Now mobile friendly and easier to use
February 7, 2018 Two rods allowed in Clackamas and lower Willamette rivers March 1-Aug. 15
February 7, 2018 ODFW Fish Screening Task Force meets in Salem Feb. 15
February 7, 2018 ODFW seeks comment on fish passage exemption in Hood River County
February 6, 2018 Correction to W Blue Mtns spring bear hunt opening date in Oregon Big Game Regulations
February 5, 2018 Free fishing days Feb. 17-18 in Oregon
February 2, 2018 Razor clamming closed on part of the Oregon coast
February 2, 2018 Commission meets Feb. 9 in Portland to consider uplisting marbled murrelets; Reception Feb. 8 at Pacific Northwest Sportsmen’s Show
February 2, 2018 OHRC Board to meet in Adair Village Feb. 6
February 1, 2018 Entire Oregon coast now open for crabbing
February 1, 2018 Leave a wildlife legacy
January 2018
January 30, 2018 States set sturgeon season closures in Bonneville, John Day pools
January 23, 2018 Oregon’s valuable Dungeness crab fishery gets underway
January 23, 2018 First meeting of new Coordinating Council on Ocean Acidification and Hypoxia is Jan. 25 in Newport
January 23, 2018 A and H Program Jan. 24 teleconference meeting to discuss new Coos Mtn TMA
January 19, 2018 Commission approves continued hunting access on mid-coast, expands early season access
January 19, 2018 Spring halibut season for the central Oregon coast topic of Jan. 30 meeting in Newport
January 19, 2018 Rogue Valley anglers: Train to be a volunteer Angler Education Instructor
January 17, 2018 The Dalles Pool sturgeon season to close effective Jan. 20
January 16, 2018 Steelhead bag limits reestablished for Oregon’s Snake River and Tributaries
January 16, 2018 Wolves confirmed in northern portion of Cascades (Wasco County)
January 12, 2018 Commission meets Jan. 19 in Salem
January 12, 2018 Report hunt results by Jan. 31 – Avoid the $25 penalty for not reporting on deer and elk tags
January 10, 2018 ODFW seeks nominees to represent Oregon on Pacific fisheries council
January 9, 2018 Train to be an Angler Education Instructor in Brookings-Harbor area
January 9, 2018 Meeting to discuss Gail Achterman Wildlife Area draft management plan
January 9, 2018 Anglers: Turn in 2017 Combined Angling Tags, Hatchery Harvest Cards
January 8, 2018 ODFW seeking comment on Jewell Meadows management plan update
January 5, 2018 Razor clamming reopened on part of the Oregon coast
January 3, 2018 Volunteers needed to help with fishing study
January 3, 2018 Fish Restoration and Enhancement Board to meet in Salem on Jan. 5, tour area on Jan. 6

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