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The recent sighting of a mama bear and her three cubs near Lane Community College’s main campus has officials urging caution.  As KLCC’s Brian Bull reports, there is conflicting advice on how to handle a bear encounter.   

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In the last few weeks, there have been roughly a dozen cougar sightings across Lane County.  As KLCC’s Brian Bull reports, wildlife officials are urging locals to keep calm.

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Restrictions on Dungeness crab harvesting along the Central Oregon Coast have been lifted by state officials.  

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Thanksgiving usually means turkey.  But as families feast on big Butterballs from the grocery store, they might be watched from afar, by the main entrée’s freer, wilder cousins.  KLCC’s Brian Bull reports.

Predator Defense

Coyote Hunting contest is happening this weekend in Harney County . Predator advocates are condemning the event, especially given the ongoing occupation of the Malheur Wildlife Refuge by armed militants .

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Oregon crab fishers are ready to go out in the water but the latest tests have shown toxin levels in the crustaceans off the south coast that are still a cause for concern. The state has continued its delay of the commercial Dungeness crab season coast wide. 

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Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife wants to remove gray wolves from the state endangered species list. The agency will make this recommendation at a meeting Next Monday in Salem.

Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife

An invasive crayfish species has been found in drainage from the Willamette River. This is the first time Ringed crayfish have been discovered this far north. Rick Boatner is the invasive species coordinator for the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife.

Boatner: "It's at the upper end of the Willamette drainage and if they repeat what they've done down in Southern Oregon, in places like the Rogue, the Umpqua, they're going to quickly become the dominant crayfish species in that system and eventually, probably all the way down."

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As part of a unique effort to raise money for the family of one of the victims of last week's shooting at Umpqua Community College, Cooper Creek Reservoir is being stocked with extra trout for a special fishing derby. The fundraiser for Treven Anspach is being organized by the Oakland and Sutherlin High Schools' Student Councils. Greg Huchko is a Fish Biologist for the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife.

Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife

Oregon is reviewing how it protects wildlife and habitat. This means reviewing numerous planning documents and asking the public's input.

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