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September 23, 2014

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Crabbing off the Oregon Coast near Newport
- Video by Bob Swingle, ODFW -

Best time of year for bay crabbing

August through November are the best months of the year for bay crabbing, and biologists report crabbing is good in most Oregon bays and estuaries. Check out the monthly crabbing report for the most recent data.

Coastal coho and Chinook fishing

Anglers have starting picking up coho and Chinook in bays, tidewater and upstream areas of many coastal streams and rivers. Before you go, check out this season’s special regulations for coastal coho and Chinook.

2014 Big Game and Bird Hunting Forecasts

Field biologists weigh in on what hunters should expect for bird and big game seasons.

Archery hunters beware of fire danger!

Check restrictions by visiting ODF’s web site / Corporate Closure Chart for private timberland; phone numbers of landowners also provided. For public land closures check the U.S. Forest Service, BLM or Oregon State Forest website.

Youth waterfowl season this weekend

A special youth only season is open to hunters age 15 and younger in Oregon this weekend (Sept. 27-28). Remember goose hunting is closed in NW Oregon. See page 22 of the Game Bird Regulations for details.

Adults, families, women pheasant hunting workshops

New to hunting or out of practice? ODFW’s “Learn to Hunt” events can help you be ready for hunting season. No firearm? No problem, we provide all necessary equipment and instruction at these events.

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