ODFW Changes Umpqua River Fishing Due To Drought

By Jim McCoy Tue 23rd June NewsfishODFWUmoqua River

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife has imposed emergency restrictions to protect steelhead in the mainstem of the Umpqua River due to the drought.

District biologist Greg Huchko said Tuesday flows are 50 percent of normal, and temperatures are approaching lethally warm levels, making fish seek out cooler water at the mouths of tributaries.

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Fallen Bear Gets Another Chance

By Jim McCoy Wed 21st January NewsbearODFW
A scrawny bear cub that fell out of a tree in southern Oregon will have a chance to return to the wild. The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Department is sending the bear to the Snowdon Wildlife Sanctuary near McCall, Idaho. The Mail Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/1Gv0FkC ) it will be kept from human contact this winter so it can be released next spring back in a remote area of Jackson Read More »

Biologists To Determine Fate of Fallen Bear

By Jim McCoy Wed 7th January NewsbearODFW
The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife is deciding whether an undersized bear that fell out of a tree can be rehabbed or will have to be euthanized. A department biologist pulled the bear out of blackberry bushes Tuesday after it fell from the tree near Medford. The Mail Tribune reports (http://is.gd/ADtu2z ) the bear is nearly a year old but weighs only 14 pounds, which mayRead More »

ODFW Surveying Oregon Hunters On Lead Ammo

By Jim McCoy Mon 23rd June Newshuntinglead ammunitionODFW
The Oregon Fish and Wildlife plans to ask hunters to share their opinions about using lead ammunition. The Register-Guard reports (http://bit.ly/1jJdSpI ) a survey is being mailed this month to a random sample of 4,200 hunters in the state.Read More »

Coastal Anglers Oppose ODFW Fish Plan

By Jim McCoy Wed 29th January NewsfishingODFW
South Coast anglers are opposed to a plan state fish-and-wildlife managers say is intended to balance the needs of sportsmen with wild fish conservation. The World newspaper of Coos Bay reports (http://is.gd/0xDmDG ) more than 100 people attended a meeting to weigh-in on a proposal to shift releases of hatchery fish in the Coos, Coquille and Elk river systems.Read More »

Gillnet Fishing Ban Weighed By ODFW

By Jim McCoy Fri 7th December NewsfishingODFW
The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission is scheduled to vote on a proposal to ban commercial fishing with gillnets on the main stem of the lower Columbia River. The commission will hear public testimony before voting on Friday in Portland.Read More »


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