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Oregon
6:00 am
Mon March 2, 2015

500 Mule Deer To Be Collared In Blue Mountains

A Mule Deer Dow
Credit oregonstate.edu

Sunday the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife begun the process of collaring about 500 mule deer in the Southern Blue Mountain Range near Prineville.

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Nature
1:48 pm
Mon February 23, 2015

ODFW Looks To Acquire 10,000 Acres On Lower Deschutes River Canyon

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) is looking to acquire 10,000 acres of land on the Lower Deschutes River Canyon.

ODFW's purchase of this massive plot of land would add to the existing eight thousand acre Lower Deschutes Wildlife Area. The plot encompasses most of the Oak Creek Watershed.

ODFW wildlife biologist Jeremy Thompson explains why this is appealing:

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Nature
8:50 pm
Tue January 13, 2015

ODFW Donates 350,000 Pounds of Salmon to Oregon Food Bank

Chris Baker, a hatchery technician at ODFW's Sandy hatchery, puts a Coho salmon into an ice-filled tote destined for the Oregon Food Bank.
Credit Rick Swart/ODFW

Oregonians who receive assistance from food banks might find an expensive - and tasty item in their boxes this winter.

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife says a banner run of Chinook and Coho has allowed them to donate 175-tons of salmon to the Oregon Food Bank. It will be distributed to food banks across the state.

KLCC's Angela Kellner spoke to Rick Swart with the ODFW.

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Oregon Waterways
6:00 am
Mon January 5, 2015

Oregon To Consider Allowing Barbed Hooks In Certain Areas

Credit Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife is recommending a rule change making barbed hooks legal inside certain areas of the lower Willamette River as well as Youngs Bay and Gnat Creek near Astoria.

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Oregon
6:00 am
Mon November 10, 2014

ODWF Looks To Acquire Two Pieces Of Land In Willamette Valley

Credit Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife is looking to acquire two parcels of land in the Willamette Valley. The plan for both properties is to restore them to their natural habitat and make them available for public use.

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Oregon Coast
6:00 am
Tue October 21, 2014

Oregon Unveils New Tools To Help Anglers Navigate Marine Reserves

Credit www.nmfs.noaa.gov

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife has some new tools to help anglers avoid fishing in designated marine reserve areas off the coast. There's a new app for both apple and android smart phones called "Fish Alerts" that displays borders for all protected areas and includes rule summaries. Stacy Galleher is ODFW's Community Outreach Coordinator.

Galleher: "It's hard to pop out a paper map and know exactly where you are, and it's just more intuitive as we keep going with technology that people are looking to their electronic devices to know where they are."

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Environment
6:00 am
Tue October 14, 2014

Conservation Groups Urge Governor To Reject Black Bear Hunting Expansion

Credit www.bear.org

Conservation groups are urging Governor John Kitzhaber and the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife to reject part of a proposal to expand black bear hunting tags in Southwest Oregon.

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Salmon fishing
3:51 pm
Tue September 30, 2014

Wild Coho Season Ending On Umpqua River

Credit oregonriverguides.com

A remarkable rebound for salmon in Oregon has led to a bountiful fishing season. It's also meant fishing quotas are being met early, resulting in the closure of one river.

Wild coho season on the Umpqua River will end October first, when biologists predict the quota of 2,000 fish will be met. Jessica Sall is with the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife:

Sall: "We do want to remind anglers that the river is still open for hatchery coho, or those fish that have their adipose fin clipped."

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Rivers
4:09 pm
Fri August 22, 2014

Study To Show Return For Fall Chinook On Siuslaw River

Matt Strickland (left) and Bob Lee, members of an ODFW survey crew, capture and mark a large Chinook salmon as part of a population study on the Oregon coast.
Credit Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife

This fall, biologists from the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife will capture adult Chinook salmon in the Siuslaw River near Mapleton. It's part of a study to estimate this year's return. The last time a study this extensive was conducted was 8 years ago.

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Infrastructure
3:30 pm
Fri August 8, 2014

Decaying Fish Culverts Could Be Fixed With Agreement Between Departments

Credit washingtondnr.wordpress.com

Oregon’s highway system has about 35 thousand culverts built in to allow safe passage for fish. According to the Oregon Department of Transportation, about one third of those are in poor condition and need to be replaced. But funding those repairs has become difficult as ODOT’s budget continues to experience shortfalls. An agreement between ODOT and the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife could be a solution.

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