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December 2019
December 30, 2019 Recreational crabbers required to mark buoys beginning Jan. 1, 2020
December 23, 2019 Steelhead fishing closure in Columbia River upstream of McNary Dam extended through March 31
December 20, 2019 Oregon commercial crab fishery to open Dec. 31
December 17, 2019 Look to the South Coast for uncrowded waterfowl hunting
December 13, 2019 Razor clamming now closed along entire Oregon coast for elevated levels of domoic acid
December 11, 2019 Additional Chinook mortality leads to North Coast fall salmon angling closure
December 8, 2019 Deadline to apply for Conservation & Recreation Advisory Committee, Dec. 13
December 6, 2019 Commission hears testimony on wild winter steelhead retention in southwest Oregon
December 6, 2019 Commercial Dungeness crab season delay continues
December 5, 2019 Low flow angling closures on South Coast rivers lifted December 7
December 4, 2019 Die-off prompts ODFW to close Wilson River to salmon angling
December 3, 2019 ODFW Salmon and Trout Advisory Committee to meet in Salem on Dec. 4
December 3, 2019 Apply by Jan. 31 to serve on new Tillamook Bay Clam Advisory Committee: Find out more at Dec. 16 public meeting in Tillamook
December 3, 2019 Creswell conservation easement protects critical Willamette Valley habitat
November 2019
November 27, 2019 Commission meets Dec. 6 in Salem to adopt Conservation Plan for Lampreys
November 27, 2019 OHRC Board to meet in Corvallis on Dec. 3
November 26, 2019 Ashland, Ontario watercraft aquatic invasive species inspection stations remain open
November 25, 2019 Anglers might net reward steelhead fishing the Umpqua Basin
November 22, 2019 2020 Fishing and Big Game Hunting Regulations now available
November 21, 2019 Free fishing in Oregon on Black Friday and Saturday after Thanksgiving
November 13, 2019 Commercial Dungeness crab season delayed
November 4, 2019 ODFW art contest winners announced
October 2019
October 28, 2019 Gov. Brown seeks members for Conservation & Recreation Advisory Committee
October 28, 2019 ODFW vigilant in keeping aquatic invasive species out of Oregon
October 28, 2019 Meeting to discuss Fern Ridge Wildlife Area draft management plan
October 24, 2019 Salmon, steelhead production and volunteer opportunities on tap at North 40; ODFW to discuss fish studies
October 24, 2019 Hunters: apply now for C2 Ranch deer hunts; Rogue Valley ranch offers hunts for youth, adults
October 17, 2019 ODFW evaluating health of second juvenile bobcat found at school in Eugene: First bobcat euthanized after exhibiting abnormal behavior
October 17, 2019 ODFW hosts Mt. Hood Pond family fishing event on October 19
October 17, 2019 States reopen Columbia to recreational coho and sturgeon fishing
October 16, 2019 Artwork and wine benefit Oregon’s fish and wildlife
October 16, 2019 Snake River daily Chinook bag limit reduction takes effect Oct. 19
October 11, 2019 ODFW Fish Passage Task Force meets in Salem Oct. 18
October 11, 2019 Commission votes to establish Conservation and Recreation Committee
October 9, 2019 Trask Hatchery closed due to construction
October 9, 2019 ODFW hosts free family fishing event at St. Louis Ponds October 12
October 7, 2019 States OK one-day sturgeon season above Wauna for Oct. 12
October 4, 2019 Razor clamming now open along entire Oregon coast
October 4, 2019 Commission meets in Ontario Oct. 10-11
October 3, 2019 Major bird hunting seasons opening in October - Bird hunters can choose paper or electronic licenses/validations this year
October 3, 2019 Snake River closes to retention of wild fall Chinook as of Oct. 5, remains open for hatchery fish
October 1, 2019 Federally threatened bird successfully hatched
September 2019
September 27, 2019 Sept. 28 is National Hunting and Fishing Day in Oregon
September 26, 2019 ODFW seeks comment on fish passage exemptions for several Silvies River tributary streams in Grant County
September 24, 2019 States close Columbia salmon, steelhead seasons
September 24, 2019 Joint workgroup of Oregon, Washington commissioners meets about Columbia River salmon fisheries on Oct. 1 in Salem
September 24, 2019 Snake River bag limit now includes one unclipped fall Chinook
September 24, 2019 ODFW seeks angler input on proposed changes to the 2020 recreational Pacific halibut fishery - Public meeting in Newport on Oct. 3
September 23, 2019 Illinois River emergency regulations begin October 1
September 20, 2019 Ocean coho fishing expands to all week on central coast
September 20, 2019 Watch out for Wildlife this fall, peak migration season for deer and elk - New license plate raises funds to help wildlife migration
September 19, 2019 Wildlife forage seed giveaway
September 18, 2019 Join the National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP®) program!
September 18, 2019 ODFW seeks comments on fish passage exemption
September 17, 2019 Reduced wild adult Chinook bag limits in effect in Mid and North Coast river basins
September 17, 2019 Volunteers invited to help with Chinook research at Salmon River Hatchery
September 16, 2019 Draft Conservation Plan for Lampreys available for public comment Public meetings Oct. 2 in Salem, Oct. 3 in Clackamas
September 16, 2019 Temporary rules for adult wild chinook harvest on South Coast rivers
September 13, 2019 Commission adopts 2020 Big Game Regulations
September 12, 2019 ODFW Salmon and Trout Advisory Committee to meet in Klamath Falls on Sept. 19
September 6, 2019 Recreational razor clamming open from Coquille River to California border
September 6, 2019 Commission meets in Gold Beach Sept. 12-13
September 6, 2019 Hunters asked to return wings from forest grouse, mountain quail
September 6, 2019 Thief Valley Reservoir trout bag limits lifted as water levels decline
September 6, 2019 States OK two days of sturgeon fishing above Wauna
September 5, 2019 ODFW to radio-collar pronghorn antelope in SE Oregon in September
September 4, 2019 States close Chinook season below Bonneville Dam
September 4, 2019 Aggressive cougar captured and put down near OSU’s Dunn Forest
September 4, 2019 All-depth halibut open on Sundays on central Oregon coast beginning Sept. 8
September 3, 2019 ODFW to host public meetings on commercial nearshore fishery; Sept. 10 Pacific City, Sept. 17 Gold Beach, Sept. 18 Port Orford
August 2019
August 29, 2019 Steelhead season to open in NE Oregon starting Sept. 1
August 29, 2019 Sport bottomfish opens to all-depth fishing beginning Sept. 3
August 28, 2019 Columbia River remains closed to steelhead retention through September
August 27, 2019 Ocean coho anglers: second season opens Saturday, Aug. 31
August 27, 2019 Fish Restoration and Enhancement Board meets in Bend Sept. 6
August 26, 2019 OHRC Board to meet in Alsea on Sept. 3
August 23, 2019 Holiday weekend angling opportunities
August 22, 2019 Feeding bears is against state law
August 22, 2019 Fall Chinook season to open on Snake River starting Aug. 24
August 21, 2019 Release copper, quillback and China rockfish beginning Friday, Aug. 23
August 21, 2019 Sport anglers may keep two halibut beginning Aug. 23
August 21, 2019 Changes for Travel Management Areas on the coast this season
August 20, 2019 Login and update the MyODFW app - plus other tech tips before fall hunting seasons
August 16, 2019 South Coast razor clam closure expanded
August 13, 2019 Free fishing weekend Aug. 17-18
August 9, 2019 Thursday, Aug. 15 is last day for boat anglers to keep cabezon
August 9, 2019 Columbia River at Deschutes River mouth closes to all fishing Aug. 12 to protect wild steelhead
August 8, 2019 Ban on deer/elk urine scent begins Jan. 1, 2020 to protect wildlife from CWD: Safely dispose of urine scent products at ODFW collection sites
August 7, 2019 Free pheasant hunts for youth hunters around the state in September – Register now!
August 2, 2019 Commission sets 2020 Sport Fishing Regulations
August 1, 2019 Emergency fishing restrictions now in effect for Umpqua River
July 2019
July 30, 2019 ODFW Fish Screening Task Force meets in Bend Aug. 6-7
July 29, 2019 Sage-grouse hunt applications due by Aug. 19
July 26, 2019 Commission meets Aug. 2 in Salem to set 2020 Sport Fishing Regulations - Aug. 1 joint meeting with Washington on Columbia River fishery policies
July 26, 2019 Public meetings on future recreational halibut, bottomfish seasons in early August
July 23, 2019 Learn to hunt at an ODFW pheasant hunting workshop Events in Portland, Corvallis in September; shotgun skills classes too
July 23, 2019 New federal and state legislation offer most significant wildlife conservation opportunity in a century
July 17, 2019 Visitors reminded to secure food, be bear aware in Rogue River Wild and Scenic Area
July 17, 2019 July 24 meeting in Newport on proposed regulation change requiring marking for recreational crab gear
July 16, 2019 ODFW sets temporary wild fall Chinook salmon seasons for coastal rivers
July 10, 2019 Razor clamming closed on Clatsop Beaches July 15-Sept. 30
July 8, 2019 Razor clamming open from Columbia River to Cape Blanco
July 1, 2019 Location change for Siletz Family Fishing event
June 2019
June 28, 2019 Reduced Chinook salmon bag limit takes effect July 1 for mouth of Nehalem Bay
June 27, 2019 Leftover tag sale delayed until August 1: Tags sold only online this year
June 24, 2019 ODFW hosts big game regulation meetings around the state beginning July 2
June 24, 2019 Halibut anglers get one more day in Columbia River subarea on June 28
June 21, 2019 Low Chinook salmon forecast leads to reduced bag limits in the Nehalem River Basin
June 14, 2019 Kids can learn to fish June 20 at Shevlin Park in Bend
June 13, 2019 Wildlife officials lethally remove habituated bear near Henry Hagg Lake
June 11, 2019 Volunteers needed to help raise hatchery winter steelhead
June 10, 2019 Poor run prompts ODFW to close Trask River Hatchery Hole
June 7, 2019 Commission adopts revised Wolf Plan in 6-1 vote
June 7, 2019 Razor clamming closure extends from Cape Arago to Siuslaw River
June 6, 2019 Elkhorn Wildlife Area Campground facing access issues
June 4, 2019 Don’t kidnap young wildlife: Leave wildlife in the wild
May 2019
May 31, 2019 Commission meets June 6-7 in Salem; Wolf Management Plan to be voted on Friday
May 31, 2019 Barbed hooks allowed for salmon, steelhead, trout fishing in the Columbia River beginning June 1
May 30, 2019 ODFW continues efforts to improve big game regulations – New proposals for 2020
May 30, 2019 ODFW Fish Passage Task Force meets in John Day
May 28, 2019 Pacific halibut all-depth fishing closed for year in Columbia River Subarea. UPDATE: One additional day (June 20) for all-depth halibut fishery in Columbia River Subarea
May 24, 2019 BBB release - BBB, OR Fish & Wildlife Warn of Phony Fishing, Hunting Licenses
May 24, 2019 Southern Oregon coast crabbing restrictions lifted
May 23, 2019 Free Fishing Weekend in Oregon June 1-2; Try fishing at events around the state
May 23, 2019 Free Fishing Weekend event June 1 at Olalla Reservoir; Features activities for entire family
May 23, 2019 Spring Chinook fishing closes on Umatilla River May 25
May 22, 2019 Fishing event for kids, anglers with disabilities on May 25 at Mt Hood Pond (Gresham)
May 22, 2019 Free Fishing Weekend events in Southern Oregon
May 21, 2019 OHRC Board to meet in Alsea on May 28
May 21, 2019 ODFW Fish Passage Compensation Fund seeks RFPs for fish passage projects – Deadline June 28
May 21, 2019 Oregon Hatchery Research Center Board is seeking new members – Apply by Aug. 31
May 20, 2019 State fishery managers seek input on sturgeon fishing regulations above Bonneville Dam
May 17, 2019 Family fishing day at State Capitol Mall on Saturday, May 25
May 16, 2019 ODFW seeks comment on seven ODOT fish passage waiver requests batched as part of ODOT’s Fish Passage Mitigation Banking Pilot Agreement
May 16, 2019 Poor returns stifle northeast Oregon spring Chinook salmon seasons
May 15, 2019 Anglers reminded of public meetings to discuss changes to fall chinook fisheries
May 14, 2019 States set 2019 summer and fall salmon seasons
May 13, 2019 Proposed temporary 2019 wild fall chinook regulation changes on south coast rivers
May 10, 2019 Recreational crabbing closes from Cape Blanco to the California border
May 10, 2019 May 17 Commission conference call discussing Oregon Wolf Plan
May 9, 2019 Gold Beach area volunteers needed for fish projects
May 9, 2019 Spring Chinook fishing reopens on Columbia River above Bonneville
May 8, 2019 ODFW to host public meetings on coastal fall Chinook regs
May 7, 2019 One week left to apply for “Premium” hunt of a lifetime and other controlled hunts: Deadline May 15, 2019
May 7, 2019 Lookout Mt. hunters: Forsea Ranch Access Area not available for fall big game hunting
May 6, 2019 Open houses on Riverside Wildlife Area Management Plan: May 15 (Ontario) and May 21 (Hines)
April 2019
April 30, 2019 ODFW to host family fishing event at Vernonia Lake
April 30, 2019 STEP, R&E programs meeting in Astoria May 8-10
April 30, 2019 Ladd Marsh Bird Festival held at height of spring migration, nesting in the Grande Ronde Valley
April 25, 2019 ODFW will host Family Fishing Event at Devils Lake April 27
April 25, 2019 Hunters: Be aware of changes for some 2019 controlled hunt tag numbers and regulations
April 24, 2019 States approve 3rd Spring Chinook re-opener on lower Columbia
April 24, 2019 ODFW hosts free family fishing event at Trojan Pond April 27
April 23, 2019 Cougar seen in Deschutes River Canyon area UPDATE – May 15, 2019
April 23, 2019 Family fishing event in Grants Pass
April 23, 2019 Family Fishing Event featured during Family Fun Day
April 22, 2019 ODFW and partners to host Alsea River Clean Up
April 19, 2019 Commission adopts Pacific halibut, ocean salmon regulations
April 18, 2019 ODFW to host dozens of Family Fishing events statewide in 2019
April 17, 2019 States approve 2nd spring Chinook re-opener on lower Columbia
April 17, 2019 ODFW hosts free family fishing event at St. Louis Ponds April 20
April 16, 2019 ODFW Fish Screening Task Force meets in Salem April 19
April 16, 2019 Hunters encouraged to apply early for controlled hunts: Skip the line, apply online before May 15 deadline
April 16, 2019 All boaters: stop at aquatic invasive species inspection stations around Oregon
April 15, 2019 Draft revised Wolf Plan available for review; Commission to consider at June 7 meeting in Salem
April 12, 2019 Commission meets April 18-19 in St Helens
April 11, 2019 Free trout fishing event for kids at McNary Channel Ponds
April 10, 2019 States approve additional Springer fishing on lower Columbia - Close Bonneville Pool white sturgeon season
April 10, 2019 Spring Chinook season April 15-June 30 on Hood River
April 10, 2019 South Willamette Valley landowners with turkey damage sought for pilot project
April 8, 2019 Oregon’s minimum known wolf count is 137, a 10 percent increase from last year; ODFW releases 2018 Annual Report
April 5, 2019 Bait ban, sturgeon fishing closure take effect April 16 on Gilbert River
April 3, 2019 Youth  fishing kicks off April 6 with event at Canby Pond
April 3, 2019 Wild Willamette winter steelhead post best return in three years
April 2, 2019 Public meeting April 12 about 10-year update to E.E. Wilson Management Plan
April 1, 2019 Sturgeon season closes April 3 in John Day Pool
March 2019
March 28, 2019 States set 11-day sturgeon season in lower Columbia
March 28, 2019 Recreational crabbing now open along entire Oregon coast
March 21, 2019 Winter weakens, spring kills: Late snow creates tough conditions for big game so consider delaying shed hunting this year
March 21, 2019 ODFW seeks two candidates for Oregon Fish Passage Task Force
March 21, 2019 Turkey hunting workshop April 13 near Corvallis – Register by April 6
March 21, 2019 OHRC Board to meet March 26 in Corvallis
March 20, 2019 Winter weakens, spring kills: Late snow creates tough conditions for big game so consider delaying shed hunting this year
March 15, 2019 Commission approves funding for projects providing hunting, fishing access
March 8, 2019 Clatsop Beaches close to razor clam harvesting
March 8, 2019 Commission meets March 15 in Salem
March 7, 2019 Spring turkey hunting workshops coming up in Tygh Valley, Central Point; New this year: Workshop for adults April 7
March 5, 2019 Youth hunters: Apply by April 1 for chance to win guided spring turkey hunt on ranch near Medford
March 1, 2019 Changes to fishing regulations for Willamette, Clackamas rivers beginning March 4
February 2019
February 26, 2019 Razor clamming reopens March 1 on Clatsop Beach
February 22, 2019 ODFW phone lines open for hunter reporting – Call 1-866-947-ODFW (6339), April 15 deadline to report tags
February 21, 2019 Spring bear hunt draw results now available
February 20, 2019 States set 2019 Columbia River spring Chinook seasons
February 19, 2019 Spring bear hunt results available by March 1
February 15, 2019 Apply by March 1 for landowner position on Access and Habitat board
February 15, 2019 ODFW seeks candidates for Fish Restoration and Enhancement Board
February 14, 2019 Commercial crab from south coast must be eviscerated to protect public health
February 14, 2019 Recreational crabbing closes on southern Oregon coast
February 12, 2019 State taxes are for the birds… and other wildlife
February 8, 2019 ODFW, Bend Police searching for cougar in southwest Bend
February 8, 2019 ODFW Fish Passage Task Force meets in Salem Feb. 15
February 8, 2019 Commission reappoints Melcher as Director
February 8, 2019 Free Fishing Weekend in Oregon Feb. 16-17
February 5, 2019 Project improves boater and angler access at Phillips Reservoir
February 1, 2019 Join Commissioners at reception Feb. 7 at Pacific Northwest Sportsmen’s Show Meeting on Friday, Feb. 8 in Portland
February 1, 2019 Winners of 2018 Take a Friend Hunting Contest Announced
February 1, 2019 ODFW eliminates bag limit on hatchery trout at Faraday Lake
January 2019
January 31, 2019 Recreational and commercial crabbing is open along entire Oregon coast
January 31, 2019 Second joint workgroup of Oregon, Washington commissioners meets in Ridgefield, Wash. Feb. 6
January 30, 2019 Spring bear applications due Feb. 10; SW Oregon is now a controlled hunt
January 24, 2019 Remainder of Oregon Coast to open commercial crabbing Feb. 1
January 24, 2019 Public meeting on Central Oregon Coast spring all-depth halibut season Feb. 4 in Newport
January 23, 2019 Oregon Hatchery Research Center Board is seeking new members - Apply by April 30
January 18, 2019 ODFW seeks comment on two fish passage waivers
January 18, 2019 Commission hears update on the Rogue Spring Chinook Salmon Conservation Plan
January 15, 2019 Artists: 2020 ODFW art competitions announced
January 11, 2019 Joint workgroup of Oregon, Washington commissioners meets about Columbia River fisheries on Jan. 17
January 11, 2019 Commission meets Jan. 18 in Salem
January 10, 2019

Wolf Plan revision to be presented to Commission in March

January 4, 2019 The Dalles Pool sturgeon season to close January 7
January 3, 2019 Glitch in MyODFW app that affected ability to tag fish offline fixed
January 3, 2019 Fish Restoration and Enhancement Board to meet in Salem Jan. 11, field tour Jan. 10
January 3, 2019 Mandatory reporting deadline for big game tags extended until April 15, 2019
January 2, 2019 ODFW to host another facilitated meeting about Wolf Plan on Jan. 8 in Clackamas

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