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December 31, 2020 Reduced steelhead bag limit for Snake River and tributaries continues into 2021, low returns persist
December 28, 2020 No retention of wild spring Chinook on mainstem Umpqua Feb. 1-June 30
December 23, 2020 $3000 reward for information on elk poached near Sisters
December 22, 2020 Keep feeders clean to avoid sickening birds
December 21, 2020 One hatchery steelhead bag limit continues upstream of The Dalles Dam as of Jan. 1
December 18, 2020 Commercial Dungeness crab fishery continued season opening delay north of Cape Falcon
December 11, 2020 Commission adopts 2021 groundfish regulations
December 10, 2020 ODFW seeks applicants for positions on statewide, regional Access and Habitat program boards
December 8, 2020 Oregon commercial crab fishery opens December 16 south of Cape Falcon
December 8, 2020 ODFW and partners to host virtual discussion about new Conservation & Recreation Fund
December 4, 2020 Commission meets Dec. 11 online
December 3, 2020 Hatchery winter steelhead fishing in the Umpqua Basin might net anglers a reward
December 2, 2020 OHRC Board to meet online Dec. 9
December 2, 2020 ODFW, USFWS seeking habitat restoration proposals in the Umpqua River basin
December 1, 2020 Three elk poached near Sisters; public’s assistance requested
December 1, 2020 Gift the outdoors this season: 2021 licenses and other gifts to support conservation
December 1, 2020 Pneumonia outbreak crosses I-84, spreads to new Baker County bighorn sheep herd
November 24, 2020 Mule deer buck poached west of Bend; troopers seek witnesses
November 23, 2020 Poacher caught, convicted after traffic stop in eastern Oregon
November 20, 2020 Razor clam closure extended to entire coast
November 20, 2020 #OptOutside for Free Fishing Nov. 27-28 in Oregon:
Remember to take safety precautions to limit the spread of Covid-19
November 20, 2020 Commercial Dungeness crab season delayed
November 16, 2020 Low flow angling closures on south coast rivers lifted November 17
November 16, 2020 Public’s Assistance requested to find elk poachers in Clatsop County
November 13, 2020 Commission denies petition to consider ending beaver trapping on federal land in split vote; Work Group to continue
November 13, 2020 Frenzy of wildlife poaching in Lane County causes concern
November 13, 2020 Fish Restoration and Enhancement Board to meet by teleconference on Nov. 17
November 9, 2020 ODFW seeks candidates for Fish Screening Task Force
November 9, 2020 No elk feeding tours at Jewell Meadows Wildlife Area this season due to virus
November 6, 2020 Commission meets online Nov. 13
November 5, 2020 Fungal infection strikes geese in Willamette Valley:Report bird die-offs to ODFW
November 3, 2020 Joint State Columbia River Policy Review Committee meets Nov. 10
October 30, 2020 Razor clam closure extends to north coast
October 29, 2020 Oregon and Washington seek candidates for Columbia River fishery advisory groups – Apply by Nov. 24
October 29, 2020 Hatchery steelhead retention allowed above The Dalles Dam beginning Nov. 1
October 23, 2020 $6,150 reward for information about recent wolf poaching in Baker County
October 22, 2020 Central coast closes for razor clamming while south coast opens for mussel harvesting
October 21, 2020 ODFW art contest winners for 2021 announced; People’s Choice Award now open for online voting
October 20, 2020 Willamette Wildlife Mitigation Program celebrates 10 years
October 16, 2020 ODFW’s Williamson River boat ramp reopens
October 15, 2020 Reward for information on deer poached in Glide
October 15, 2020 ODFW Fish Passage Task Force will meet via Skype on Oct. 23
October 15, 2020 Rock Creek Hatchery coho being raised at Eastwood Elementary
October 14, 2020 Learn to duck hunt at ODFW workshop, Coquille
October 9, 2020 Commission denies Bowman Dam fish passage waiver request
October 8, 2020 Portions of East Lane TMA to open Oct. 10
October 8, 2020 Tag exchange option available for archery elk hunters personally impacted by wildfire
October 2, 2020 Illinois River emergency regulations began October 1
October 2, 2020 Commission meets online Oct. 9 to consider fish passage waiver at Bowman Dam
October 1, 2020 C2 Ranch late archery hunt drawing now open
October 1, 2020 No camping, other fire restrictions in effect on Hancock lands in NE Oregon
September 30, 2020 Columbia River salmon bag limit includes two Chinook as of Oct. 1
September 30, 2020 Check for access as deer season kicks off Oct. 3 - Tag sale deadline for most deer, cougar and bear is Oct. 2; reminder ODFW offices remain closed
September 29, 2020 Grande Ronde River opens for coho salmon harvest Oct. 1 for first time in 40 years
September 29, 2020 Oregon commercial Dungeness crab industry leading on reducing risks to whales
September 25, 2020 Oregon recognized as leader in efforts to stem climate and ocean changes
September 24, 2020 Habitat work group discusses needs for Rogue-South Coast conservation plan
September 24, 2020 Wildlife forage seed giveaway
September 24, 2020 ODFW seeks comments on fish passage exemptions in Halsey
September 24, 2020 ODFW seeks comments on fish passage exemptions in Polk County
September 24, 2020 Razor clamming reopens Oct. 1 on Clatsop beaches
September 23, 2020 Nonresidents may clam, crab in Oregon again as of October 7
September 23, 2020 Three more Columbia River sturgeon retention days added above Wauna
September 23, 2020 Wallowa Dam stakeholders sign agreement to keep rehabilitation project moving forward
September 22, 2020 Two additional September days added to Columbia River Subarea recreational Pacific halibut fishery
September 22, 2020 First round of Conservation and Recreation Fund grants awarded to eight projects
September 21, 2020 Oregon men caught setting stolen crab traps in a protected marine reserve await trial
September 18, 2020 Fish Restoration and Enhancement Board to meet on Sept. 23
September 18, 2020 ODFW Salmon and Trout Advisory Committee to meet on Sept. 25
September 18, 2020 Mussel harvesting closed from the Coquille River to California border
September 18, 2020 Repairs underway at Willamette Falls Fishway to ensure passage for endangered fish
September 18, 2020 ODFW seeks comment on fish passage exemption
September 17, 2020 Chinook retention reopens on mainstem Columbia River starting Saturday, Sept. 19
September 16, 2020 ODFW hatchery staff take steps to keep fish alive and perform critical functions after evacuation due to wildfires
September 11, 2020 Commission adopts 2021 Big Game Hunting Regulations, and measures to reduce risk of whale entanglement; Update on wildfires impact to fish hatcheries
September 11, 2020 ODFW’s virtual public meeting on commercial nearshore fishery moves to Sept. 23
September 9, 2020 Three more days of Chinook retention set for Columbia River
September 4, 2020 OSP requests public assistance in identifying who poached an elk in Polk County
September 4, 2020 Commission meets online Sept. 11
September 4, 2020 ODFW seeks comment on fish passage exemption
September 3, 2020 States add two days of Chinook retention at Buoy 10, two sturgeon retention days above Wauna
September 3, 2020 OHRC Board to meet virtually on Sept. 9
August 31, 2020 Hunters asked to return wings from forest grouse, mountain quail
August 28, 2020 Reduced steelhead bag limit for Oregon’s Snake River and tributaries
August 28, 2020 Kids can borrow fishing equipment from three Lincoln County public libraries
August 28, 2020 Anglers: two additional days added to Columbia River Subarea recreational Pacific halibut fishery
August 28, 2020 ODFW hosts virtual public meeting on commercial nearshore fishery
August 27, 2020 Archery hunters beware of fire danger, take note of closures and restrictions - Regulation changes for 2020
August 26, 2020 New round of grant funding available via Conservation and Recreation Fund
August 26, 2020 Problem with MyODFW app for iPhone, iPad users: Take screenshot of your license and tags and other tips
August 21, 2020 Free pheasant hunts for youth hunters around the state in September – Register now!
August 21, 2020 Rogue-South Coast fish plan stakeholder teams meet virtually
August 20, 2020 Central Coast summer all-depth halibut opening every week; bottomfish and all-depth halibut allowed together beginning September 1
August 18, 2020 ODFW seeks candidates for Fish Restoration and Enhancement Program Board
August 18, 2020 Weyerhaeuser Access Project open for outdoor recreation A&H project keeps 92K acres of private timberland on mid-coast open to hunting, fishing access during fire season
August 17, 2020 Potential archery elk season changes delayed until 2022, other proposed changes to 2021 hunting seasons move forward for Commission consideration
August 14, 2020 NMFS issues States and Tribes permit to expand sea lion removal in the Columbia River to help fish runs
August 13, 2020 Public’s assistance requested to solve poaching crime in Baker County
August 12, 2020 Spring Chinook season closes on Snake River, fall Chinook season starts Aug. 18
August 12, 2020 Update your MyODFW app – Version 2.3 now available
August 11, 2020 August 13 last day anglers fishing from a boat can keep cabezon
August 10, 2020 Free Fishing Weekend Aug. 15-16 in Oregon: Remember to take safety precautions to limit the spread of Covid-19
August 7, 2020 Commission adopts 2021 Sport Fishing Regulations, including rules regarding Columbia River thermal angling sanctuaries
August 7, 2020 Razor clamming open from Tillamook Head to California border
August 6, 2020 Driver intentionally strikes, kills six pronghorn antelope near Christmas Valley, Ore.
August 6, 2020 Application period begins for Oregon fishing businesses seeking relief for COVID-19 impacts; Sept. 8 is deadline to apply
August 4, 2020 ODFW’s Williamson River Boat Ramp to Close Temporarily
July 31, 2020 Commission meets virtually Aug. 6-7 to adopt 2021 Sport Fishing Regulations, including rules regarding Columbia River thermal angling sanctuaries
July 30, 2020 Meet Buck, Oregon’s only anti-poaching K-9
July 28, 2020 ODFW Fish Screening Task Force to meet virtually Aug. 5
July 23, 2020 ODFW will not propose expanded bear hunting in the lower Rogue River
July 22, 2020 Conservation and Recreation Advisory Committee announces new fundraising campaign and first round of expenditures from the Oregon Conservation and Recreation Fund
July 17, 2020 Troopers seek public’s assistance in solving poaching cases in Columbia County
July 17, 2020 Public meetings on 2021 sport bottomfish and halibut, commercial halibut seasons
July 17, 2020 Rogue-South Coast fish plan stakeholder teams meet virtually
July 16, 2020 ODFW and OR-FNAWS to host online workshop for bighorn sheep, Rocky Mountain goat hunters on July 18
July 16, 2020 Two changes to recreational bottomfishing rules begin July 20
July 15, 2020 Columbia River summer salmon, steelhead fishing on through end of July
July 15, 2020 Vandalism leads to reduced services at Lorens Drift access site on Trask River
July 14, 2020 ODFW announces Columbia River recreational Pacific halibut openings
July 14, 2020 Use of bait and spearfishing for smallmouth bass temporarily allowed on Coquille River system
July 10, 2020 Fish and Wildlife Commission takes historic action by adopting a Climate and Ocean Change Policy
July 10, 2020 Disease surveillance program finds state's first case of Pseudorabies in feral pig in Central Oregon
July 9, 2020 Volunteers can help improve wildlife habitat in eastern Jackson County
July 8, 2020 More summer Chinook fishing on the Columbia River July 9-15
July 7, 2020 Razor clamming closed on Clatsop beaches July 15-Sept. 30
July 2, 2020 Clackamas River closes to spring Chinook retention July 4
July 2, 2020 Commission meets online July 10: Register in advance to testify
July 1, 2020 New group purchase feature makes it easier to buy licenses for family and friends
July 1, 2020 Medford, Ashland residents warned of aggressive deer in area: Leash dogs and don’t feed wildlife
June 30, 2020 Summer Chinook fishing opens on the Columbia River July 4
June 30, 2020 Game Bird Hunting Regulations now available: Expanded mountain quail and turkey hunting; new Veteran and Military Waterfowl Hunt Day
June 25, 2020 Big game regulations review continues: ODFW seeks input on potential Eastern Oregon archery, Cascade elk season changes
June 25, 2020 Leftover tags on sale July 1, 10 a.m. online: New for 2020, leftover tags are not available as additional tags
June 23, 2020 Columbia River sockeye/steelhead fishery closes effective Thursday, June 25
June 23, 2020 Merchant pleads guilty to illegal selling of shark fin in Portland market
June 23, 2020 ODFW announces two openings added to Central Coast spring all-depth halibut
June 19, 2020 Rogue-South Coast fish plan stakeholder teams meet virtually
June 18, 2020 CARES Act fund spending plan topic of June 24 online public meeting
June 17, 2020 ODFW Fish Passage Task Force will meet virtually June 26 (via Skype)
June 16, 2020 Lower Willamette River sturgeon retention allowed next two Saturdays in June
June 12, 2020 Commission adopts furbearer regulations and directs further look at beaver management
June 11, 2020 ODFW enacts temporary changes to harvest of wild fall-run Chinook salmon in many coastal rivers
June 10, 2020 Size and harvest limits for game fish temporarily lifted on Howard Prairie Reservoir
June 9, 2020 Diamond Lake anglers can help improve fishery
June 8, 2020 States decline to set June retention sturgeon fishery on lower Columbia River
June 5, 2020 Commission meets virtually June 11-12
June 5, 2020 ODFW not proceeding with Sandy River regulation proposal
June 5, 2020 Hunter education classes resume June 13 with safety measures
June 5, 2020 Central Coast all-depth halibut adds sixth opening
June 3, 2020 Free Fishing Weekend June 6-7: No special events this year, but it’s still free to fish
June 3, 2020 “Hatchery Hole” at Cole Rivers Hatchery closed to all angling - Emergency regulation begins today
June 2, 2020 ODFW photo contest focuses on Oregon coast
June 1, 2020 ODFW seeks comment on fish passage waiver - Bowman Dam
May 29, 2020 Razor clam opening on central coast
May 29, 2020 Don’t kidnap young wildlife
May 28, 2020 Rogue-South Coast fish plan stakeholder teams meet virtually
May 27, 2020 ODFW seeks comment on an ODOT fish passage waiver and an exemption request
May 26, 2020 ODFW Fish Screening Task Force to meet virtually June 5
May 22, 2020 ODFW seeks comment on fish passage waiver in Columbia County
May 22, 2020 Let turtles cross the road; nesting habitat is key to their survival
May 22, 2020 Big game raffle tickets available online until May 30
Drawing to be livestreamed at 6:30 p.m.
May 21, 2020 States close Columbia River spring Chinook season
May 21, 2020 Federal grant, hunting/wildlife conservation groups help fund wildlife underpass on Hwy 97 near Gilchrist
May 20, 2020 Some wildlife areas reopen to overnight camping today (May 20)
May 19, 2020 Crabbing reopens to non-residents on May 20 along most of Oregon coast
Ocean areas north of Cape Falcon, Columbia River remain closed to non-residents
May 18, 2020 Oregon men charged with poaching 27 big game animals
May 18, 2020 States set 2020 summer and fall salmon seasons
May 14, 2020 Nearly $16 million in CARES Act funding to be made available to Oregon’s marine-related and coastal fishery businesses impacted by COVID-19
May 13, 2020 States give Columbia River salmon anglers four more days
May 13, 2020 Ashland residents and visitors reminded to secure food, be bear aware
May 11, 2020 OHRC Board to meet virtually on May 14
May 11, 2020 Bear injures man near Creswell; victim treated and released from hospital
Bear matching description killed yesterday by wildlife managers
May 8, 2020 ODFW proposing to expand fishing from a boat on the Sandy River
May 7, 2020 Central Coast all-depth halibut opens May 21
May 5, 2020 Controlled hunt deadline remains May 15: Guidance for hunters during the pandemic
May 1, 2020 Oregon reopens Columbia River salmon/steelhead fishing
May 1, 2020 Non-residents can fish and hunt in Oregon again beginning May 5
Clamming/crabbing remains closed to non-residents; new non-resident refund policy announced
May 1, 2020 Conservation and Recreation Advisory Committee to host virtual meeting May 5
April 29, 2020 Fish Restoration and Enhancement Board to meet by teleconference on May 8
April 29, 2020 Temporary flow increase on Crooked River to test benefits for spring Chinook and steelhead
April 27, 2020 Santiam basin remains closed to retention of native steelhead
April 27, 2020 Wild Chinook bag on Siletz River reduced to one fish from May 1 to July 31
April 24, 2020 ODFW announces updates on Pacific halibut sportfishing season openings
April 24, 2020 Be on the lookout for nesting birds: Springtime is hatching time
April 23, 2020 Rogue-South Coast fish plan stakeholder teams meet virtually
April 20, 2020 Spring Chinook season opens in Hells Canyon on April 25
April 15, 2020 Oregon has at least 158 wolves; Annual Wolf Report released
April 15, 2020 Communities pitch in to offer $10,000 reward for information on poached bighorn ram
April 14, 2020 Fall tags reduced for some deer, elk hunts in eastern Oregon
April 10, 2020 Commission meets via Skype on Friday April 17; Watch via YouTube livestream
April 9, 2020 Oregon closes recreational hunting and fishing to non-residents to limit travel amid COVID-19 restrictions
April 8, 2020 ODFW hosts virtual public meeting on commercial market squid fishery
April 8, 2020 Oregon extends Columbia River salmon/steelhead closure
April 7, 2020 Elk hoof disease confirmed for first time in Douglas County
April 7, 2020 Bait ban, sturgeon fishing closure take effect April 16 on Gilbert River
April 6, 2020 Ladd Marsh Bird Festival cancelled due to COVID-19
April 6, 2020 Boaters still required to stop at aquatic invasive species inspection stations
April 6, 2020 ODFW outdoor education events cancelled through May 31
April 6, 2020 ODFW Salmon and Trout Advisory Committee to meet by teleconference on April 10
April 3, 2020 Continued fishing and hunting depends on social distancing: ODFW staff monitoring fishing locations
April 3, 2020 ODFW seeks applicants for positions on statewide, regional Access and Habitat program boards
March 30, 2020 Continued fishing and hunting depends on social distancing: ODFW staff monitoring fishing locations
March 30, 2020 $3,500 reward for information on bighorn ram poached at wildlife area
March 30, 2020 No spring Chinook fishing, steelhead fishing also closing April 16 on Umatilla River
March 26, 2020 Spring bear tag sale deadline extended until Friday, May 1
March 25, 2020 Oregon joins Washington in closing Columbia River fisheries
March 25, 2020 Two hunts cancelled due to disease outbreak in bighorn sheep
March 25, 2020 April 10 deadline for Willamette Valley landowners to apply for WWMP funding
March 24, 2020 Public meeting on thermal angling sanctuaries in Columbia River moves online
March 20, 2020 ODFW offices limit public access as precaution against COVID-19; Staff remain available by phone and email; some check-in requirements waived
March 19, 2020 Big game tag auctions rescheduled and now bid-by-phone due to COVID-19
March 17, 2020 ODFW fish hatcheries to close to visitors as precaution against COVID-19
March 16, 2020 Recreational razor clamming closes on central coast
March 13, 2020 Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission meeting cancelled for March 20; other ODFW events postponed
March 13, 2020 ODFW cancels educational classes and workshops until April 13
March 13, 2020 North Powder Pond Access Road to be Improved
March 10, 2020 Fishery managers seek input on potential Thermal Angling Sanctuaries at several mid-Columbia tributary mouths
March 10, 2020 Learn to hunt turkey before spring season opens April 15; Register now for youth, adult hunting workshops
March 10, 2020 C2 Cattle Ranch Youth Turkey Hunt Drawing Now Open
March 9, 2020 Sturgeon season closes March 11 in John Day Pool
March 5, 2020 Spring Chinook season April 15-June 30 on Hood River
March 4, 2020 Cougar killed in The Dalles after livestock losses
March 4, 2020 Five deer hunts in Blue Mountains cancelled due to disease outbreak in fall 2019
February 28, 2020 Recreational razor clamming open from the Columbia River to the Siuslaw River
February 26, 2020 ODFW seeks nominees to represent Oregon on Pacific fisheries council – Apply by March 6
February 21, 2020 ODFW Fish Passage Task Force meets in Salem Feb. 28
February 20, 2020 Spring bear draw results are now available – Get your tag by March 31
February 19, 2020 States set 2020 Columbia River spring Chinook seasons
February 19, 2020 Statewide archery tournament for students March 7 in Albany: Register for NASP® tournament until Feb. 29
February 18, 2020 Rogue-South Coast fish plan stakeholder teams meet in Gold Beach, Central Point
February 14, 2020 Washington, Oregon agree on allocations for 2020 Columbia River salmon fisheries
February 13, 2020 Free fishing in Oregon on President’s Day weekend Feb. 15-16
February 12, 2020 Trask Hatchery closure continues while construction proceeds
February 12, 2020 Wizard Falls hatchery grounds temporarily close for maintenance
February 11, 2020 Sturgeon seasons to close in Bonneville, The Dalles pools
February 7, 2020 Spring bear hunt applications due by Feb. 10
February 7, 2020 Commission amends falconry program rules and hears update on sturgeon
February 6, 2020 ODFW considering next five-year framework for upland bird hunting seasons
February 5, 2020 Hunters invited to share opinions on big game hunting via online forum
February 4, 2020 Gov. Brown appoints members to Oregon Conservation and Recreation Advisory Committee
January 2020
January 31, 2020 ODFW monitoring cougar activity in The Dalles
January 31, 2020 Commissioners meet Feb. 7 in Portland - Meet and Greet Feb. 6 at Pacific Northwest Sportsmen’s Show
January 31, 2020 Land acquisition permanently protects habitat for federally endangered butterfly
January 31, 2020 Sign up now for a hunter education class or field day
January 30, 2020 ODFW seeks comment on ODOT fish passage exemption request
January 29, 2020 Public meeting Feb. 12 in Newport on Central Oregon Coast recreational spring all-depth halibut season
January 24, 2020 ODFW seeks comment on fish passage waiver and exemption requests
January 23, 2020 ODFW seeks candidate to represent ocean fishing interests
January 17, 2020 Commission denies petition to prohibit wild winter steelhead retention in the SW Zone
January 17, 2020 Recreational razor clamming opens on North Coast
January 17, 2020 Artists: 2021 wildlife art competitions announced
January 15, 2020 Mainstem Umpqua spring Chinook anglers can only retain hatchery fish
January 15, 2020 Report hunt results by Jan. 31 – Avoid the $25 penalty for not reporting on deer and elk tags
January 14, 2020 White-tailed deer die-off in Blue Mountains due to EHD
January 10, 2020 Commission meets Jan. 17 in Salem
January 9, 2020 Fish Restoration and Enhancement Board to meet in Salem Jan. 16-17
January 7, 2020 Oregon Conservation and Recreation Fund Event in Bend on Jan. 10

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