ODFW Rescues Stranded Fish

BEND, Ore. — The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife will conduct a fish rescue and relocation operation on the upper Deschutes River at Lava Island Falls. Fishery biologists, staff, and volunteers will try to save stranded fish by moving them from shallow, isolated pools near the falls to the main channel of the Deschutes … Continue reading »

Man Cited for Illegally Catching Fish

PORTLAND, Ore. — Oregon State Police Fish & Wildlife troopers cited an Astoria man on several commercial fish-related charges after seizing illegally caught fish. OSP seized 748 pounds of illegally caught Chinook salmon and a 1,200 foot gillnet used to catch the fish. Around 10:30 p.m. Friday, the troopers checked a boat belonging to Duffy … Continue reading »

Swimmers React to Fish Die-Off

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — An advisory to keep people out of the Willamette River from Island Park in Springfield to Alton Baker Park in Eugene has some swimmers and fishermen finding a different place to go. But, others said they’ll still be going in the river despite this advisory. Many people out at the Willamette River … Continue reading »

ODFW Helps Families Unplug & Fish

EUGENE, Ore. — Families looking to enjoy the great outdoors got a little help from the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife Sunday. The ODFW holds free family fishing events all over the state, and each year there are two at the Canoe Canal in Alton Baker park. They provide fishing poles and bate, and … Continue reading »

ODFW Reworks Budget

EUGENE, Ore. — The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife says a way of life in the state is declining, forcing it to rework its budget. ODFW says with fewer Oregonians fishing and hunting, there is less money to pay for wildlife management and conservation. The department has to look at how it pays for … Continue reading »

Second Cougar Killed, Trap Set for Third

EUGENE, Ore. — Another cougar has been trapped and killed near a popular Eugene park and workers at the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife are urging people to use caution because another one may still be near there. Last week ODFW trapped and fatally shot a cougar that was killing goats and chickens near … Continue reading »

2nd Cougar Trapped, Euthanized in Eugene

EUGENE, Ore. — For the second time in about a week, wildlife experts trapped a cougar near Hendricks Park. They think there could be more lurking. The trappings came after a cougar killed several goats and chickens. The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife says both of the large cats were euthanized. Wildlife experts discovered … Continue reading »

Bentonite Spill Cleanup at Marys River

CORVALLIS, Ore. – The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife released an update about bentonite spill into the Marys River in September. ODFW says the cleanup was cut short because of heavy rain. The spill happened while Northwest Natural was working on a pipe installation project and a drilling lubricant was released into the Marys … Continue reading »

ODFW Discusses Coquille Valley Plan

CHARLESTON, Ore. ―The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife will host a public meeting of the Coquille Valley Wildlife Area Stakeholders Committee to create a management plan for a new wildlife area. The 12-person committee, representing landowners, drainage districts and agriculture, hunting, fishing and other conservation groups, will assist ODFW in creating a plan for … Continue reading »

Activists Try to Free Birds

ADAIR VILLAGE, Ore. — An investigation is underway after someone cut open bird cages at a wildlife visitor area just north of Corvallis Thursday night. An anonymous person claiming to be part of the Animal Liberation Front contacted KEZI 9 News claiming responsibility for the act, saying the group is trying to free the birds … Continue reading »

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