Douglas County Fire Restrictions

ROSEBURG, Ore. — More than 35 million Americans will hit the road for the upcoming holiday weekend the unofficial end to summer, but there are some restrictions in place if you plan on heading to area forests. The continuing hot and dry conditions have caused the Douglas Forest Protection Association raised the fire danger level … Continue reading »

Nearly 34,000 Hunters Could Face Fine

MARCOLA, Ore. — A Marcola hunter says he’s upset with how the state is handling hunting reports. Nearly 34,000 hunters could face a $25 fine because of a law that took effect last year. The law requires hunters to tell the state how they did on their 2012 deer and elk hunts. The state wants … Continue reading »

OHA Offers Reward in Elk Poaching Case

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Ore. — The Oregon State Police Fish & Wildlife Division is asking for the public’s help to identify the suspects involved in an elk poaching incident. Troopers say on Monday morning an elk was found shot and left for waste on Cavitt Creek Road near Sampson Butte. The Oregon Hunters Association Turn-in-Poacher Reward … Continue reading »

State House Approves Cougar Hunting Bill

EUGENE, Ore. — A bill that would allow hunters to use hounds to hunt cougars is on its way to the Oregon Senate. The bill passed in the House this week. It would let hunters use dogs to tree the big cats, which is illegal right now even though it is okay to hunt cougars. … Continue reading »

OSP Searches for Suspects in Elk Killing

EUGENE, Ore. — The Oregon State Police Fish & Wildlife Division needs help identifying the suspects responsible for illegally killing a Bull Elk. OSP troopers found the elk off of Thunder Mountain Road, southeast of Glide. They say the elk was killed sometime over the past two weeks. The Oregon Hunters Association Turn-in-Poacher program has … Continue reading »

Outdoors Show Continues in Eugene

EUGENE, Ore. — Even the Super Bowl wasn’t enough to stop hundreds of Lane County residents from checking out the last day of the Eugene Boat and Sportsmen’s Show. Even in the grey of winter, it looks like everyone is ready to get outside. The show has really become a tradition in Eugene. The show … Continue reading »

Hunted Deer Stolen in Albany

ALBANY, Ore. — Oregon State Police are trying to figure out who stole a dead deer from a hunter in Albany. OSP Fish and Wildlife troopers say last week on Frank Timber property, a legally harvested Fork Antler buck was taken before the hunter could remove it from the field. Investigators says this is a … Continue reading »

Missing Hunter Found Safe

Near DIAMOND LAKE, Ore. — A Sacramento man who went missing during a hunting trip north of Diamond Lake has been found safe. The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office say 52-year-old Miguel Ruiz went missing in the Cinnamon Butte area five miles north of Diamond Lake. He and his hunting partner Keith Seibert, of Gold Hill, … Continue reading »

Dry Conditions Halt Deer Season

EUGENE, Ore. — The Pole Creek Fire near Sisters is now 80 percent contained, but dry conditions remain throughout Oregon. That means about 50 percent of private timberlands will be closed when the deer hunting season opens Saturday, according to the director of forest protection in Oregon. The screws will also be tightened on campfires, … Continue reading »