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September
 
Sep 30, 2022 Marine toxin closes all razor clamming in Oregon coastwide
Sep 30, 2022 ODFW Fish Passage Task Force will meet in Salem Oct. 7
Sep 30, 2022 ODFW's Conservation and Recreation Advisory Committee will meet on Oct. 3
Sep 30, 2022 Second Round of Investments in Ocean Science by Oregon Legislature Focuses on Nearshore Science and Monitoring
Sep 30, 2022 Manulife (formerly Hancock) properties in NE Oregon reopen to camping
Sep 30, 2022 Clackamas Co. DDA Alexander Hayes named OSP F&W Prosecutor of the Year
Sep 29, 2022 Upland game bird hunters: return wings, tails for research
Sep 28, 2022 More salmon fishing opportunity on the lower Columbia River starting Oct. 1
Sep 28, 2022 New process to apply for Hunt by Reservation turkey and upland bird hunts
Sep 28, 2022 C2 Cattle Ranch late archery deer hunt drawing now open
Sep 28, 2022 ODFW seeks candidates for sport fishing and commercial salmon industry representatives on the Fish Restoration and Enhancement Program Board
Sep 27, 2022 Hunters: Get your deer or elk sampled for CWD
Sep 23, 2022 Celebrate National Hunting and Fishing Day Saturday, Sept. 24
Sep 23, 2022 Marine toxin domoic acid keeps Clatsop beaches closed to razor clamming
Sep 22, 2022 Crooked River, Ochoco Creek closed to fishing starting Sept. 24 due to low water flows
Sep 22, 2022 Elk River hatchery chinook bag limit increased
Sep 22, 2022 Oct. 5 recreational Pacific halibut and groundfish public meeting
Sep 21, 2022 Grande Ronde River opens for coho salmon harvest on Sept. 24
Sep 19, 2022 Illegal hunting guides forfeit mules after multi-state investigation
Sep 16, 2022 Commission adopts 2023 Big Game Regulations: Controlled hunt draw results available June 12 in 2023
Sep 16, 2022 Oregon ocean change report highlights innovative monitoring and research
Sep 14, 2022 Info session scheduled for Sept. 19 for Oregon Conservation and Recreation Fund grant applications
Sep 14, 2022 Gamefish limits and gear restrictions lifted for Haystack Reservoir; Sept. 16 to Nov. 30
Sep 14, 2022 Clatsop beaches reopen Oct. 1 contingent on marine toxin levels
Sep 13, 2022 Columbia River reopens for salmon fishing at Buoy 10, above Reed Island beginning Sept. 15
Sep 13, 2022 Manulife (formerly Hancock) properties in NE Oregon reopen to day use Thursday, Sept. 15
Sep 12, 2022 ODFW radio-tagging Coquille smallmouth bass in research project
Sep 9, 2022 Mussel harvesting closed from Columbia River to north side of the Yachats River
Sep 9, 2022 Commission meets Sept. 15-16 in Burns
Sep 8, 2022 OCRF meets Sept. 12 from 1- 4 p.m. online
Sep 7, 2022 Steelhead fishing will close in the John Day River this fall due to low projected returns of wild steelhead
Sep 7, 2022 Fish Restoration and Enhancement Board to meet in Newport Sept. 22-23
Sep 7, 2022 OHRC Board to meet in Alsea on September 13
Sep 7, 2022 ODFW program returns nutrients from hatchery salmon back to rivers and streams
Sep 1, 2022 All salmon fishing closed below Bonneville Dam starting tomorrow, Sept. 2
Recreational fishery exceeded allocated ESA fall Chinook impacts
Sep 1, 2022 Commercial Fisheries Permit Board meets September 7
 
August
 
Aug 31, 2022 Comment on revised Fish Passage Administrative Rules by Sept. 25
Aug 29, 2022 Chinook salmon retention on the Columbia River from Buoy 10 to west Puget Island to close after Tuesday, Aug. 30
Aug 29, 2022 ODFW hosts public meetings on commercial nearshore fishery
Aug 26, 2022 Informational session for ODFW’s Oregon Conservation and Recreation Fund grant applications on Aug. 29
Aug 26, 2022 Retention of some rockfish species prohibited, bag limit decreases beginning Sept. 6
Aug 25, 2022 ODFW seeks North Coast representative for the Salmon and Trout Enhancement Advisory Committee
Aug 19, 2022 No steelhead retention in portions of John Day, Umatilla, Walla Walla rivers this fall
Aug 19, 2022 Wild coho retention allowed in several coastal rivers this fall
Aug 18, 2022 States adopt three sturgeon retention days in September below Bonneville
Aug 18, 2022 Wild North Umpqua summer steelhead returns showing improvement
Aug 16, 2022 ODFW to host public meetings on plans to treat Heart Lake
Aug 16, 2022 ODFW announces in-season changes to Pacific halibut sport fishery
Aug 12, 2022 Advisory for Netarts Bay recreational crabbing and clamming
Aug 12, 2022 Grant application period now open for ODFW's Oregon Conservation and Recreation Fund
Aug 11, 2022 Free pheasant hunts for youth hunters around the state in September – Register now!
Aug 5, 2022 Commission approves emergency fall Chinook conservation hatchery program for Coquille River
Aug 4, 2022 Dory boat captain loses right to fish after multiple poaching incidents
Aug 2, 2022 Manulife (formerly Hancock) Forest Management Lands in northeast Oregon closed as of Aug. 3 due to fire danger
Aug 1, 2022 Grant application period opens Aug. 12 for ODFW's Oregon Conservation and Recreation Fund
 
July
 
July 29, 2022 Fishing to open Aug. 15 on Deschutes River thanks to improved summer steelhead returns
July 29, 2022 Access and Habitat board members sought for Southwest Oregon
July 29, 2022 Commission meets Aug. 5 in Salem
July 28, 2022 Sage-grouse permit numbers announced; Aug. 12 is application deadline
July 27, 2022 Drought stresses fish and wildlife out, according to this singing trout:
Tips for responsible outdoor recreation
July 27, 2022 ODFW's Conservation and Recreation Advisory Committee will meet virtually Aug. 1 for a Special Informational Workshop on Drought and Resilience Planning
July 22, 2022 ODFW seeks comment on fish passage exemption in Linn County
July 21, 2022 Gamefish limits and gear restrictions lifted for Holbrook Reservoir and Heart Lake
July 21, 2022 Halibut angling days added to Columbia River, Central Oregon Coast subareas
July 20, 2022 Aggressive deer reported in Ashland and other areas of Jackson, Josephine counties
July 14, 2022 ODFW urges sport crabbers to mark gear, orca entangled in unmarked sport crab gear
July 14, 2022 ODFW, Coquille Tribe propose Coquille River fall chinook conservation hatchery program; public meeting scheduled
July 14, 2022 Poachers who left five elk dead sentenced in Harney County
July 13, 2022 Summer salmon fishing continues in lower Columbia River: Chinook retention extended through July 31
July 12, 2022 Proposed 2023 sport Pacific halibut and groundfish seasons topic of ODFW public meetings
July 11, 2022 New accessible fishing pier at Bandon marina
July 8, 2022 ODFW's Oregon Conservation and Recreation Advisory Committee meets online July 11
July 7, 2022 Market squid advisory committee meets July 14
July 5, 2022 Annual razor clamming closure on Clatsop beaches, July 15-Sept. 30
July 1, 2022 South coast reopens to razor clamming
July 1, 2022 2022 fall coastal salmon fishing: Some restrictions/closures for wild Chinook but more wild coho retention seasons expected
July 1, 2022 North Umpqua wild summer steelhead count increases
 
June
 
June 30, 2022 More summer Chinook fishing days below Bonneville Dam, sockeye in Columbia River salmonid bag limit starting July 1
June 30, 2022 ODFW hosts big game regulation meetings around the state beginning July 6
June 28, 2022 Additional days added to Central Coast Subarea Recreational Pacific halibut fishery
June 27, 2022 Reward $500 for information on deer poached in Reedsport boat launch parking lot (photos available)
June 24, 2022 ODFW responds to garbage bear problems in Hood River area; Residents reminded it is against the law to feed wildlife in Oregon
June 24, 2022 Coastwide late berry crop leads to problem bears
June 24, 2022 Leftover tags on sale July 1, 10 a.m. online: Reminder leftover tags not available as additional tags
June 22, 2022 Gamefish limits and gear restrictions lifted for Malheur and Warm Springs Reservoirs, including portions of the Malheur River
June 17, 2022 Commission adopts Coquille Tribe Agreement and 2023-25 Agency Request Budget
June 17, 2022 Poachers pay over $15,000 for taking bull elk, buck deer
June 16, 2022 Oregon's Fish Screening Task Force meets June 23-24
June 14, 2022 Imnaha, Wallowa River open for spring Chinook June 25; first season since 2016
June 13, 2022 Commission meets June 17 in Salem
June 10, 2022 ODFW's Oregon Conservation and Recreation Advisory Committee will meet virtually June 13
June 10, 2022 ODFW's Elkhorn Wildlife Area to conduct elk habitat enhancement this summer
June 9, 2022 Lookingglass Creek opens June 10 to spring Chinook fishing
June 6, 2022 Additional days added to Columbia River Subarea Recreational Pacific halibut fishery
June 3, 2022 States adopt two more days for lower Columbia River estuary sturgeon retention (June 8 and 11)
June 2, 2022 Columbia River Chinook bag limit increased, more fishing days above Bonneville starting June 4
June 2, 2022 Spearfishing and bait use for smallmouth bass temporarily allowed on Coquille River system
June 2, 2022 Waterfowl no longer accepted at wildlife rehabilitation centers due to avian flu risk
June 1, 2022 Anglers: temporary restrictions now in effect for Umpqua River
 
May
 
May 27, 2022 Family fishing events June 4-5 during Free Fishing Weekend
In Estacada, Eugene, Hebo, Forest Grove, Klamath Falls, Reedsport, Silverton, Sutherlin, Tillamook, Toledo
May 26, 2022 Free Fishing Weekend June 4-5 in Oregon
May 26, 2022 Fall coastal salmon outlook topic of June 7 webinar
Poor fall Chinook forecasts in some coastal systems; management plan calls for no wild retention in some basins
May 25, 2022 Fishing closures in Deschutes River this summer to protect steelhead
Trout fishing to remain open
May 23, 2022 ODFW hosts public meeting on market squid fishery
May 20, 2022 Court ordered North Umpqua hatchery summer steelhead released today
May 20, 2022 Retention of Chinook prohibited in Green Peter Reservoir effective immediately
May 20, 2022 Snapping turtles in Oregon pose threat to native species; ODFW encourages public to report sightings
May 19, 2022 Don't kidnap young wildlife: leave wildlife wild
May 18, 2022 Another 11 Columbia River spring Chinook fishing days added downstream of Bonneville Dam, two fishing days added upstream
May 18, 2022 ODFW researching shellfish in Tillamook Bay
May 18, 2022 Avian flu detected in wild birds in the southern Willamette Valley, more domestic poultry test positive Risk to human health is low; do not feed waterfowl and protect your poultry
May 17, 2022 Spring Chinook season opens in Hells Canyon on May 17
May 16, 2022 Invasive crayfish found in Ashland canal
May 13, 2022 Commission hears about 2023-25 Budget Development, Drought Communication Planning, Beavers, Orcas, and votes to schedule a special meeting to consider comments on their recent North Umpqua Summer Steelhead decision
May 13, 2022 ODFW Salmon and Trout Advisory Committee to meet online May 23
May 12, 2022 ODFW Fish Passage Task Force meets in the Umpqua Basin May 19-20, 2022
May 12, 2022 Spring derelict crab pot recovery efforts aim to prevent marine life entanglement
May 11, 2022 States set additional Columbia River spring Chinook fishing days downstream of Bonneville
May 10, 2022 ODFW to host family fishing event at Sheridan Pond May 14
May 9, 2022 Commission meets online May 13 for budget briefing
May 9, 2022 States set 2022 Columbia River summer/fall salmon and steelhead seasons
May 4, 2022 Controlled and Premium hunt deadline is Sunday, May 15
May 3, 2022 Salmon fishing closed above Bonneville Dam as of May 4
 
April
 
April 28, 2022 Landowner Representative needed for statewide A&H Program Board – Apply by June 30
April 28, 2022 ODFW's Oregon Conservation and Recreation Advisory Committee will meet virtually May 2
April 27, 2022 Emergency reductions to deer tag numbers for some Heppner, Interstate, Starkey hunts
April 27, 2022 ODFW expands acreage at Fern Ridge Wildlife Area with new property acquisition
April 25, 2022 Ashland residents: be bear aware
April 25, 2022 ODFW announces updates on Pacific halibut sportfishing season openings
April 22, 2022 Commission ends North Umpqua hatchery summer steelhead program
April 19, 2022 ODFW monitoring North Umpqua summer steelhead, preparing for possible angling closures
April 18, 2022 Commission meets April 21-22 in Astoria to decide on North Umpqua hatchery summer steelhead
April 18, 2022 Private forestland owners recognized for fish and wildlife stewardship
April 15, 2022 Two rods allowed in upper Willamette starting April 16
April 12, 2022 ODFW to host free family fishing event at St. Louis Ponds April 16
April 11, 2022 ODFW seeks members for new Oregon Entanglement Advisory Committee – Apply by May 20
April 8, 2022 Section of Willamina Creek closing to fishing to protect winter steelhead amid poaching concerns
April 7, 2022 Spring Chinook fishing to open on Umatilla River April 16
April 4, 2022 Nature of Oregon Day Proclaimed on April 7
April 4, 2022 Spring Chinook fishing to open on Hood River April 15, no season in the Deschutes
April 4, 2022 New Investments in Oregon Ocean Science Research
April 1, 2022 ODFW hosts four listening sessions April 12-15, asks for feedback on 2023-25 budget
No recreational fee increase proposed, marking nearly 10 years since last request for increase
 
March
 
March 31, 2022 ODFW seeks new members for Commercial Fisheries Permit Board – Apply by April 25
March 31, 2022 ODFW Fish Passage Rules Revision Sub-Committee meets online April 5
March 30, 2022 ODFW releases comprehensive Dungeness crab fishery management plan
March 30, 2022 ODFW's Oregon Conservation and Recreation Advisory Committee will meet virtually April 4
March 30, 2022 Rogue anglers reminded of April 1 closures, low flow conditions
March 30, 2022 Lower Columbia River estuary sturgeon retention days set to begin May 11; season includes Memorial Day
March 30, 2022 Oregon Wildlife Coalition funds new reward program for turning in poachers of non-game species
March 24, 2022 ODFW seeks input on steelhead management in Columbia Basin including Deschutes River
March 23, 2022 Winchester Dam viewing area reopens April 1
March 21, 2022 Sturgeon retention closed in The Dalles Pool as of Tuesday, March 22
March 18, 2022 Commission further protects sea stars, increases harvest limit of non-native European green crabs
March 17, 2022 OHRC Board to meet virtually on March 23
March 17, 2022 Youth turkey hunting clinic held in Central Point
March 17, 2022 Giant white sturgeon seized from poachers
March 17, 2022 ODFW hosts public workshop, survey and webinar on North Umpqua summer steelhead
March 15, 2022 Check-in requirements for bear, cougar, salvaged roadkilled deer and elk resume March 19
March 14, 2022 Oregon DOJ hires anti-poaching prosecutor
March 11, 2022 Commission meets online March 17-18 to consider further protections for sea stars and increased harvest of non-native European green crabs
March 11, 2022 March 16 Bonneville Pool sturgeon retention day cancelled
March 11, 2022 Commercial Fisheries Permit Board meets March 15
March 10, 2022 ODFW Fish Passage Rules Revision Sub-Committee meets online March 15
March 8, 2022 John Day Pool last sturgeon retention day is Wednesday, March 9
March 4, 2022 Fish Restoration and Enhancement Board to meet virtually on March 15, 2022
March 2, 2022 Sturgeon retention days added in Bonneville and The Dalles pools
March 2, 2022 ODFW's Oregon Conservation and Recreation Advisory Committee will meet virtually March 7
March 2, 2022 Reward of $22,500 for information on wolf poached Feb. 15
 
February
 
February 24, 2022 St Louis Ponds now open year-round thanks to new automated gate
February 23, 2022 States set initial 2022 Columbia River spring Chinook recreational seasons
February 18, 2022 Commission sets Jan. 1, 2022 as control date for growing commercial market squid fishery
February 18, 2022 Grand Ronde Tribe and ODFW to Enter Shellfish Agreement
February 18, 2022 ODFW Fish Passage Task Force meets virtually Feb. 25
February 17, 2022 Cow elk left to waste near Valsetz Mainline Rd, OSP F&W seeking information
February 17, 2022 ODFW Fish Passage Rules Revision Sub-Committee meets online Feb. 22
February 11, 2022 Commission meets online Feb. 18
February 11, 2022 Early low water flows leave native fish vulnerable to human activity
February 9, 2022 Free Fishing Weekend Feb. 19-20 in Oregon
February 8, 2022 Apply by March 15 for regional representative position on Salmon and Trout Enhancement Program Advisory Committee
February 4, 2022 Several hunters win prizes for completing A&H access permit
February 3, 2022 Legislature Makes Significant Investment in Ocean Science
February 3, 2022 C2 Cattle Ranch youth turkey hunt drawing now open
February 2, 2022 Poacher cuts and runs in Lane County
 
January
 
January 31, 2022 ODFW Salmon and Trout Advisory Committee to meet online Feb. 10
January 26, 2022 OHRC Board to meet virtually on Jan. 28
January 25, 2022 Sturgeon retention closes after Jan. 29 in Bonneville Pool, continues three days a week in The Dalles Pool
January 25, 2022 Pacific halibut sport anglers invited to public meeting
January 21, 2022 Poachers kill two pronghorn, leave two others mortally wounded in thrill kill
January 21, 2022 ODFW announces 2023 annual wildlife art contest
January 19, 2022 Two rods allowed in lower Willamette starting March 1
January 18, 2022 Report deer and elk tags by Jan. 31 or face $25 penalty; Nearly 110K tags still need to be reported
January 14, 2022 Commission approves funding for Conservation and Recreation Fund projects
January 12, 2022 New state, possible world record mountain whitefish caught on Deschutes River
January 11, 2022 New Program Aims to Prevent Aquatic Invasive Species Spread
January 11, 2022 Apply by Jan. 31 for openings on Chair and Landowner Representative positions statewide A and H Board
January 10, 2022 ODFW seeks new members for Oregon Conservation and Recreation Advisory Committee
January 7, 2022 Commission meets online Jan. 14 to consider funding of Conservation and Recreation Fund projects
January 6, 2022 ODFW Fish Passage Rules Revision Sub-Committee meets virtually Jan. 11
January 5, 2022 New detections of deadly virus found in Oregon wild rabbits
January 5, 2022 Oregon Conservation and Recreation Fund grant application now open; deadline to apply Feb. 25
January 5, 2022 Trap Check Work Group meets Jan. 6 from 2-4 p.m.
January 4, 2022 Hatchery winter steelhead fishing in the Umpqua Basin might net anglers a reward
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