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September 16, 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.

Buoy 10 – the great fishing continues

The Chinook season at Buoy 10 may be closed but the coho fishing continues to be lights out. This past weekend, anglers at Buoy 10 averaged 6.2 coho per boat. And if you’ve never like the crowds associated with Buoy 10, there are half the number of boats on the water as there were before Labor Day. See the current Buoy 10 regulations.

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.

Free youth pheasant hunts around the state in September – Register now!

Special free pheasant hunts for hunter education certified youth (age 17 and under) at locations around the state (Baker City, Central Point, Corvallis, Eugene, Irrigon/Umatilla, John Day, K-Falls, La Grande, Madras, Portland, The Dalles/Wamic).

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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