Posts Tagged ‘ODFW’

March Conference Encourages You to “Teach Today. Fish Tomorrow”

Monday, January 24th, 2011

The Oregon Deparment of Fish and Wildlife’s Salmon and Trout Enhancement Program (STEP) is presenting an educational and fun conference on March 26 and 27 aimed at bringing STEP volunteers and educators together in a way that allows them to share their stories and ideas.

The conference’s theme is “Teach today. Fish tomorrow.”, a slogan that STEP organizers say represents the camaraderie and information-sharing that is at the heart of the program. The conference will allow STEP participants and informal educators to share tips on organizing programs, procuring funds, and even what type of fishing equipment to use.

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ODFW Hosts Open House for Anglers on Jan. 4

Tuesday, December 28th, 2010

If you are an Oregon fishing enthusiast and have a few questions or comments for the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, here’s your chance to share them. On January 4, 2011, the ODFW will host an Open House at the ODFW Headquarters in Salem.  ODFW officials will field questions and listen to comments and concerns from anglers from all over the state.

Oregon fishing enthusiasts will get a chance to weigh in on upcoming regulation changes at the ODFW Open House on Jan. 4.

Oregon fishing enthusiasts will get a chance to weigh in on upcoming regulation changes at the ODFW Open House on Jan. 4.

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ODFW Is Looking For A Few Good Oregonians

Thursday, December 9th, 2010

Attention Oregon hunting enthusiasts! The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife wants YOU!

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife is looking for knowledgeable hunting enthusiasts for the A&H Program advisory council.

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife is looking for knowledgeable hunting enthusiasts for the A&H Program advisory council.

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Dog Owners to ODFW: Put a Leash On It!

Saturday, November 27th, 2010

As we reported earlier in the month, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife recently announced that they would be presenting changes to the rules and regulations regarding the raising of game birds and the training of hunting dogs. Well, dog owners in Northern Oregon were not pleased, and they made their voices heard!

Dog trainers and pheasant hunters are beginning to weigh in on ODFW's proposed rule changes. - Photo courtesy of the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife

Dog trainers and pheasant hunters are beginning to weigh in on ODFW's proposed rule changes. - Photo courtesy of the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife

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Cougar Caught After Attacking Family Pets

Saturday, September 25th, 2010
Treed cougar in the Sled Springs Unit, Oregon - Photo Courtesy of Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife

Treed cougar in the Sled Springs Unit, Oregon – Photo Courtesy of Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife

Corvallis residents can rest easy this week after USDA Wildlife Services officials caught and euthanized a 46-pound cougar that had recently deemed a threat to human health and safety.

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ODFW Ask Bowhunters for Teeth

Thursday, August 19th, 2010
Blacktail Yearling

Blacktail Yearling

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife has made an interesting request of Oregon bowhunters: teeth.

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Oregon Ocean Sport Groundfish Closed Beyond 20 Fathoms

Wednesday, July 28th, 2010

If you’re planning any Oregon ocean groundfishing this year, keep it close to shore. The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife announced earlier this month that effective July 23, the fishery beyond the 20-fathom line will be closed to sport fishing. This is an attempt by the ODFW to minimize the catch-and-release mortality rate of yelloweye rockfish, which are considered overfished by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

“Yelloweye catch has been up along the entire Oregon Coast,” ODFW sport groundfish program leader Lynn Mattes said in a press release.  “After consulting with the Sportfish Advisory Committee we decided to pull the fishery into 20 fathoms to protect yelloweye while still offering a fishery for other species.”

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Rock Creek Hatchery Closed to Public

Wednesday, July 21st, 2010

Bittersweet news, Roseburg-area anglers! Rock Creek Hatchery, located east of I-5 between Roseburg and Sutherlin, is closing! According to a press release from the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, the Rock Creek Hatchery will be closed to the public through February 2011 due to the construction of a fish ladder.

Oregon coho migration in the fall of 2009 - Photo courtesy of the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife

Oregon coho migration in the fall of 2009 – Photo courtesy of the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife

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