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July
 
July 28, 2021 Free pheasant hunts for youth hunters around the state in September – Register now!
July 26, 2021 Final archery elk proposal released for Aug. 6 Commission consideration
July 26, 2021 Laurance Lake closed to all fishing until Oct. 16 during reservoir draw down
July 21, 2021 July 28 joint state meeting to discuss Columba River salmon policies
July 21, 2021 July 27 meeting of ODFW Fish Passage Rules Revision Sub-Committee to discuss HB 2298 rules
July 19, 2021 Newly passed legislative bill funds actions to support Oregon fisheries, fishing industries, coastal communities in face of changing ocean conditions
July 19, 2021 Beaver Management Work Group meets Thursday, July 22 online
July 16, 2021 Central Oregon Coast Subarea all-depth Pacific halibut sportfishing openings increase
July 16, 2021 Wenaha Wildlife Area closed, forest-wide closure in effect
July 16, 2021 "Hoot owl" 2 p.m. fishing closure lifted on portions of North and South Santiam River
July 16, 2021 3-D Archery event, Denman Wildlife Area
July 15, 2021 Summer Lake Wildlife Area closes due to nearby wildfires; two Wenaha campgrounds closed in northeast
July 15, 2021 Trap check working group meets Friday, July 16 online
July 15, 2021 Some Wallowa and Baker County gamefish limits lifted due to drought conditions
July 13, 2021 ODFW Fish Passage Rules Revision Sub-Committee will meet virtually July 13 – Microsoft Teams Meeting
July 9, 2021 Commission uplists marbled murrelets from Threatened to Endangered status
July 9, 2021 All Hancock Forest Management Lands in northeast Oregon closed due to extreme fire danger
July 7, 2021 ODFW seeks Salmon and Trout Enhancement Program Advisory Committee representatives for the southern Willamette Valley and central Oregon Coast
July 6, 2021 Annual razor clamming conservation closure on Clatsop beaches, July 15-Sept. 30
July 6, 2021 ODFW Fish Passage Compensation Fund seeks RFPs for fish passage projects – Deadline Aug. 6
July 6, 2021 July 13 public meeting about Minam River property acquisition, new state wildlife area in northeast Oregon
July 2, 2021 Commission to consider status of marbled murrelet at July 9 meeting
 
June
 
June 30, 2021 Draft Rogue-South Coast fish conservation plan available for public comment
June 30, 2021 Emergency fishing regulations in response to drought begin July 1: Check the Recreation Report in your zone for info
June 28, 2021 ODFW hosts big game regulation meetings around the state beginning July 6
June 25, 2021 Beaver Management, Trap Check Work Groups meet online June 28 and 29
June 24, 2021 Leftover tags on sale July 1, 10 a.m. online
June 24, 2021 Fish with care during heat wave
June 24, 2021 ODFW Fish Passage Rules Revision Sub-Committee will meet virtually June 29
June 21, 2021 Pacific halibut sport fishing in Columbia River Subarea closes June 25, backup dates opened in the Central Coast Subarea
June 18, 2021 Commission adds 140 acres to Fern Ridge Wildlife Area
June 18, 2021 ODFW hatcheries back open for visitors
June 18, 2021 Learn to hunt big game workshop held in Roseburg
June 15, 2021 June 21 online meeting on second round of CARES Act funding
#13 million for marine and coastal fishery businesses impacted by COVID-19
June 15, 2021 Deadly virus confirmed in a wild rabbit in Lake County
First detection in wild rabbit in Oregon; rabbit hunters should take precautions
June 11, 2021 Commission meets June 17-18 for briefing on marbled murrelets, potential archery elk changes
June 11, 2021 Razor clam harvesting open on central Oregon coast; Clatsop beaches remain closed
June 11, 2021 ODFW Fish Passage Rules Revision Sub-Committee will meet virtually June 15
June 10, 2021 More fishing days, increased bag limit for spring Chinook before summer season begins June 16 - Sturgeon retention day set for June 12 in lower Columbia River
June 10, 2021 Prineville couple on the hook for $1400 after illegally selling crab in Hermiston
June 7, 2021 ODFW enacts temporary changes to harvest of wild fall-run Chinook salmon in some SW Zone coastal rivers
June 7, 2021 $1,000 reward for information on bald eagles poached in Portland area
June 3, 2021 Free Fishing Weekend June 5-6 in Oregon
June 3, 2021 Oregon Conservation and Recreation Advisory Committee meets June 4
June 2, 2021 ODFW braces for drought: Fish stocking changes and possible emergency regulations are expected
June 2, 2021 Commission to hold executive session June 4 and June 21
June 2, 2021 Green's Bridge gate to close and require key access; beware of obstructions on lower Santiam River
June 1, 2021 OHRC board to meet virtually on June 8th
 
May
 
May 28, 2021 Hood River closes to spring Chinook fishing on June 1
May 28, 2021 2022 archery elk regulation proposal to be discussed at June 18 Commission meeting
May 27, 2021 ODFW Fish Passage Rules Revision Sub-Committee will meet virtually June 1st – Microsoft Teams Meeting
May 27, 2021 Poachers rob spawning fish from traps, threaten steelhead populations
May 27, 2021 ODFW seeks applicants for positions on regional Access and Habitat program boards
May 27, 2021 Retention of some rockfish species is temporarily prohibited beginning June 1
May 27, 2021 ODFW Fish Passage Task Force will meet virtually June 4 – Microsoft Teams Meeting
May 26, 2021 Young wildlife are rarely orphaned, so leave them where you find them—and keep your pets away too
May 26, 2021 States set additional Columbia River spring Chinook fishing days
May 25, 2021 Boaters required to stop at aquatic invasive species inspection stations; Free inspection takes five to 10 minutes
May 24, 2021 Umatilla River basin spring Chinook fishing reopens May 25
May 21, 2021 Spearfishing and bait use for smallmouth bass again temporarily allowed on Coquille River system
May 20, 2021 Invasive Cuban treefrogs found in plants shipped to Oregon
May 18, 2021 Lower Willamette River sturgeon retention season planned for two Saturdays in June
May 18, 2021 States set additional Columbia River spring Chinook fishing days
May 18, 2021 Big game raffle ticket purchase deadline is May 22 at 6 p.m.
May 17, 2021 Laurelwood area residents: Don't feed bears
May 14, 2021 May 26 joint state meeting to discuss Columbia River salmon policies
May 14, 2021 Summer Lake Wildlife Area plan up for review – Comment by June 15
May 13, 2021 Second round of COVID-19 federal economic relief will be available for marine-related and coastal fishery sectors
May 12, 2021 ODFW seeks comment on an ODF request to waive fish passage requirements on a culvert replacement on Anlauf Creek (Douglas County)
May 11, 2021 Hunters offer $1,000 reward for information on buck deer poached in White River unit
May 10, 2021 ODFW Seeks Comment on Three Fish Passage Waiver Requests as Part of ODOT's Highway 58 Corridor Seismic Upgrade
May 7, 2021 ODFW hosts virtual public meeting on commercial market squid fishery
May 7, 2021 ODFW announces bag limit reduction for sport bottomfish
May 7, 2021 ODFW Salmon and Trout Advisory Committee to meet May 14
May 6, 2021 ODFW announces bag limit reduction for sport bottomfish
May 5, 2021 $10,000 reward for information on three elk poached near Bend
May 3, 2021 ODFW seeks three candidates for the Fish Screening Task Force
 
April
 
April 30, 2021 Southern Oregon coast opens for razor clam harvesting
April 30, 2021 Saturday, May 15 is deadline to apply for a controlled or premium hunt
April 29, 2021 All angling at “Hatchery Hole” at Cole Rivers Hatchery closes May 1
April 29, 2021 Two rods allowed in upper Willamette starting May 1
April 28, 2021 ODFW announces updates on Pacific halibut sportfishing season openings
April 28, 2021 States set 2021 Columbia River summer/fall salmon and steelhead seasons
April 23, 2021 Commission adopts game bird, halibut, ocean salmon regulations
April 22, 2021 Introduced on Earth Day, new bill in Congress could help recover our fish and wildlife; Oregon stands to receive millions in funding
April 21, 2021 Oregon has at least 173 wolves, a 9.5 percent increase over last year
April 19, 2021 Diamond Lake anglers can help improve fishery
April 19, 2021 Spring Chinook season opens in Hells Canyon on April 24
April 16, 2021 ODFW Fish Screening Task Force will meet online April 23
April 16, 2021 Commission meets online April 23 to adopt game bird, halibut, ocean salmon regulations
April 16, 2021 A portion of the Oregon coast opens for razor clam harvesting
April 16, 2021 $1,000 Reward for information on poached great horned owls near Helix
April 16, 2021 Native fish vulnerable during current low water flows in south coast streams
April 16, 2021 Rogue Valley trout stocking changes
April 15, 2021 Early pikeminnow season launch gives some anglers the chance to earn more cash
April 15, 2021 Umatilla River spring Chinook season to close on April 16
April 15, 2021 Poachers bag multiple animals, risk health of Oregon herds
April 15, 2021 Ashland pet stores sold contaminated moss balls; consumers should follow ODFW disposal directions
April 13, 2021 ODFW eliminates bag limit at Chickahominy Reservoir due to low water levels
April 13, 2021 Starkey Experimental Forest elk tags to be reduced for 2021 season due to ongoing research
April 12, 2021 Spring Chinook season May 1-June 30 on Hood River; no season on Deschutes
April 8, 2021 Reward of $6500 raised by Oregon hunters for information on three elk poached near Bend
April 7, 2021 Turkey hunt by reservation program returns for second year
April 2, 2021 Ashland residents: be bear aware
April 1, 2021 Southwest Oregon archery elk hunters asked to provide input on proposed 2022 archery elk seasons
 
March
 
March 30, 2021 No steelhead fishing upstream of McKay Dam from April 1-June 30 while reintroduction being studied
March 29, 2021 Reward of $1500 for information on three black-tailed bucks poached near Coos Bay
March 26, 2021 ODFW seeks applicants for Northeast Regional Council Positions
March 26, 2021 Deadly virus confirmed in the feral rabbit population near Portland
March 26, 2021 Washington, Oregon Fish and Wildlife commissions to discuss Columbia River policy
March 24, 2021 States approve 2021 sturgeon retention seasons below Bonneville Dam
March 22, 2021 OHRC Board to meet virtually on March 29
March 22, 2021 ODFW to expand acreage at Fern Ridge Wildlife Area with new South Coyote properties;
Public virtual meeting April 6
March 19, 2021 Commission adopts new regulations for growing market squid fishery
March 18, 2021 ODFW’s iNaturalist project offers unique opportunities for community science in Oregon
March 16, 2021 Sturgeon retention closes in John Day Pool effective March 19
March 16, 2021 Youth turkey hunting clinic held in Central Point
March 16, 2021 Artificial flies and lures only on Santiam River until April 22
March 12, 2021 Commission meets online Friday, March 19
March 11, 2021 Fish Restoration and Enhancement Board to meet online March 16
March 10, 2021 Eastern Oregon archery elk hunting changes being considered
March 5, 2021 ODFW Fish Passage Administrative Rule Revision Initiative – Public Participation and Comment Solicitation
March 4, 2021 Shellfish biologist explains high domoic acid levels in Clatsop Beach razor clams
March 3, 2021 Invasive zebra mussels found in aquarium product sold at aquarium and pet supply stores
March 2, 2021 $1,000 reward linked to deer killed with blow gun darts
March 2, 2021 OHRC Board to meet online March 9
 
February
 
February 25, 2021 Older than dinosaurs, Oregon’s lampreys are fascinating fishes
February 24, 2021 Apply by March 21 for guided youth turkey hunts on C2 Ranch, Eagle Point
February 23, 2021 States set initial 2021 Columbia River spring Chinook recreational seasons
February 23, 2021 ODFW Salmon and Trout Advisory Committee to meet on Feb. 25
February 19, 2021 ODFW Fish Passage Task Force will meet virtually Feb. 26 via Skype tool
February 19, 2021 Marine researchers develop new data exploration tool
February 18, 2021 Feb. 23 online meeting about updated Lower Deschutes Wildlife Area Management Plan
February 18, 2021 EDF Launches SmartPass Initiative to Help Manage Ocean Fishing
February 16, 2021 Rock Creek Hatchery production update
February 12, 2021 Commission extends red abalone closure, delists Borax Lake Chub
February 10, 2021 Free Fishing Weekend Feb. 13-14 in Oregon
February 10, 2021 Invasive zebra mussels intercepted in Ashland on Super Bowl Sunday
February 8, 2021 Oregon commercial crab fishery to open North of Cape Falcon February 16
February 8, 2021 Commission meets online Feb. 12
February 5, 2021 Feb. 10 is spring bear application deadline
February 5, 2021 Oregon Hatchery Research Center Board is seeking new members
February 3, 2021 Special waterfowl hunt day for Veteran and Active Military this Saturday, Feb. 6
February 3, 2021 ODFW seeks representatives for the South Coast and Eastern Oregon positions on the Salmon and Trout Enhancement Program Advisory Committee
February 2, 2021 Conservation and Recreation Fund awards second round of grants; next advisory committee meeting Feb. 5
 
January
 
January 29, 2021 Hunter Education field day required for youth to hunt as of April 1
January 28, 2021 Bridge Creek Wildlife Area Management Plan up for review
January 27, 2021 Malheur A&H Regional Council meets Feb. 4 by teleconference
January 27, 2021 ODFW seeks comment on two ODOT fish passage exemption requests as part of ODOT’s Hwy 58 corridor seismic upgrade
January 27, 2021 Virtual public meeting on Central Oregon Coast Subarea recreational spring all-depth halibut season
January 25, 2021 Jan. 27 joint state Commission meeting to discuss Columbia River conservation and fisheries
January 25, 2021 ODFW seeks a candidate for Oregon Fish Passage Task Force – Apply by March 19
January 15, 2021 Commission delays adoption of Non-Native Gamefish Management Policy - Passes temp rule allowing two rods in lower Willamette
January 15, 2021 Fish Restoration and Enhancement Board to meet by teleconference on Jan. 27
January 14, 2021 Public comment sought for Cape Falcon Marine Reserve draft management plan
January 13, 2021 Detroit Reservoir anglers reminded to release Chinook salmon
January 12, 2021 Jackson County Assistant District Attorney named Prosecutor of the Year
January 11, 2021 ODFW seeks nominees to represent Oregon on Pacific fisheries council
January 8, 2021 Commission meets online Jan. 15
January 7, 2021 Report your hunt online or at license sales agent by Jan. 31
January 6, 2021 Bonneville Pool sturgeon retention closes tomorrow night, Jan. 7
January 5, 2021 Sign up now for Jan. 16 Trout Fishing 101 class in Albany
January 5, 2021 Public comment period for removal of Borax Lake chub from state Threatened and Endangered Species List
January 5, 2021 ODFW invites artists to compete in annual wildlife art contest
January 4, 2021 ODFW now managing wolves statewide after wolf delisting from federal Endangered Species List
January 4, 2021 The Dalles Pool sturgeon retention season closes tonight
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