ODFW Warns of Illegal Turtles

SALEM, Ore. — State wildlife workers are sending out a warning about the dangers of illegal turtles. The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildfire says those turtles, most of which came to the state as pets, are actually causing problems in local lakes and rivers. Experts say because turtles can live so long, up to … Continue reading »

Cougar Sightings In Springfield

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — The Hayden Bridge area of Springfield has been the site of several reported cougar sightings in the past week. The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife says if you live close to a heavily wooded area, there’s a strong possibility that a cougar could come on to your property. According to police, … Continue reading »

ODFW Reduces Steelhead Trout Population

DEADWOOD, Ore. — The Oregon Department of Fisheries and Wildlife plans to stop releasing Steelhead Trout in some tributaries of the Siuslaw River. ODFW plans on reducing Steelhead Trout in Lake Creek from 15,000 to zero, leaving many residents feeling blindsided. For the past five years, the trout were released into the creek as part … Continue reading »

Parking Permit Required at Wildlife Area

FERN RIDGE, Ore. — As of Jan. 1, visitors heading to any of the ODFW wildlife areas will be required to have a parking permit. The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife says daily permits are $7 and annual permits are $22. The permits must be bought from any of the nine wildlife areas and … Continue reading »

ODFW Opens Free Angler Libraries

NEWPORT, Ore. – The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife is making it easier than ever for kids 17 years old and younger to discover the joy of fishing. ODFW opened four equipment lending libraries along the Oregon coast. At each library kids can access  everything they need for recreation fishing. Fishing rods and reels … Continue reading »

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