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Archery seasons open Aug. 29 – Know before you go!
ODFW is not closing archery season due to fires. But hunters will face fire restrictions and some closures and they need to know what those are before they go. More info. Some good resources for fire information: InciWeb, National Forest webpages, Oregon Dept Forestry
Fall salmon season continues on the Columbia
The fall salmon season is open from Buoy 10 upstream to the Oregon/Washington Border above McNary Dam (see Sport Fishing Regulation Updates page for retention details). An estimated 925,300 fall Chinook and 539,600 coho are expected to return to the Columbia River this fall.
Don’t overlook trout
With the onset of shorter days and cooler nights, trout fishing is starting to pick up in many place. Anglers should continue to use caution when fishing where water levels are extremely low, but weekly Recreation Report can steer you to some great late summer fishing.
Apply now for early season bird hunts
The 2015-16 Oregon Game Bird Regulations are online. Don’t forget these early deadlines for fall bird hunting applications: Sage-grouse applications due Aug. 30, fall turkey due Sept. 15, Klamath WA October hunt applications due Sept. 12 and Sauvie Island hunt period A due Sept. 19.
Sign up now for pheasant hunting workshops for youth, women, families
Fall bird hunting workshops are great for beginners. Check odfwcalendar.com for event information.