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While the hot, dry weather got the deer hunting season off to a slow start last weekend, hunters are seeing deer out there. See the regional reports or the Big Game Hunting Forecast to find out more. Conditions remain dry so don’t forget to check for restrictions and closures before you head out.
- Photo by Dave Budeau-
Zone 2 duck, chukar, pheasant, Hungarian partridge and remaining quail seasons open Saturday, Oct. 10. After years of below average upland game bird numbers, hunters should expect to see a noticeable turnaround this year in many areas. See the bird hunting forecast to find out more.
Trout fishing on many streams and rivers closes on Oct. 31 but there’s still time to hit the water for some great fall fishing. If you prefer still waters, several lakes and reservoirs have been recently stocked (many with some dandy trophy trout). Check out the zone reports for the best fishing near you, and check out the Trout 365 web page to learn more about the year-round trout fishing possibilities in Oregon.
Fishing in the bays and lower tidewater has been good in many coastal rivers, and some salmon are starting to make their way upstream. Meanwhile, 1,181,100 Chinook and 539,600 coho are expected to enter the Columbia River, which is now open for salmon fishing from Buoy 10 upstream to the OR/WA border.
ODFW has a variety of classes coming up to help you learn how to hunt and fish, including several big game hunting workshops coming up at Cabela’s in Tualatin.
See odfwcalendar.com for information.