Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife

OREGON | Groups aim to boost non-lead ammo for ecosystem health

OREGON– The North American Non-Lead Partnership — formed late last year by the Oregon Zoo, The Peregrine Fund and the Institute for Wildlife Studies — seeks to expand the coalition of hunters, anglers and other conservationists dedicated to improving ecosystem and wildlife health by choosing non-lead options. “This is a long-term, multi-organization effort to help … Continue reading OREGON | Groups aim to boost non-lead ammo for ecosystem health

Oregon | Sockeye opens, adult Chinook retention closes on Columbia River below Bonneville Dam as of July 1

CLACKAMAS, Ore.—Fishery managers from Oregon and Washington modified regulations for the mainstem Columbia River recreational fishery today.  The following sportfishing regulations will be in effect from July 1-31. As of Sunday, July 1, the retention of adult Chinook is prohibited in the mainstem Columbia River from the Astoria Megler Bridge upstream to Bonneville Dam. Also … Continue reading Oregon | Sockeye opens, adult Chinook retention closes on Columbia River below Bonneville Dam as of July 1

OREGON | Marine fish daily bag limit reduced to 4 beginning July 1 2018 sets new record for fishing effort through May

NEWPORT, Ore.—The daily bag limit for general marine fish (rockfish, greenlings, skates, etc.) will be reduced from 5 to 4 beginning July 1. “Participation in this fishery has been really good so far this year with effort higher than even record years seen in two of the past three years,” said Lynn Mattes, Project Leader, … Continue reading OREGON | Marine fish daily bag limit reduced to 4 beginning July 1 2018 sets new record for fishing effort through May

OREGON | Leave young wildlife in the wild: Young animals are rarely orphaned, so leave them alone this time of year

SALEM, Ore.—Put it back. That’s the advice you’re likely to hear if you bring a young wild animal home to “take care of it”—and you might get a warning or citation from Oregon State Police, too. Oregon’s deer and elk give birth from May through July and many other wildlife species also bear their young … Continue reading OREGON | Leave young wildlife in the wild: Young animals are rarely orphaned, so leave them alone this time of year