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ODFW lifts bag limits on Thief Valley Reservoir beginning Aug. 10
by ODFW, AUGUST 7, 2018
Thief Valley Reservoir

Dry conditions in eastern Oregon and declining water levels in Thief Valley Reservoir have prompted local fish biologists to remove daily catch limits on the reservoir starting Friday, Aug. 10. From Aug. 10 to Sept. 30, 2018 the daily bag and possession limits for trout are removed with no minimum size. Harvest methods may include hand, dip net or angling. Thief Valley...
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Fires throughout California have affected access to public lands in many locations that are normally heavily used during the fall general hunting season openers. Archery deer hunters on scouting expeditions around the state are already encountering restricted access to desirable properties. As the general deer seasons approach in many California hunting zones, hunters are reminded to research the areas where...
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Question: I heard that the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) will provide bows and arrows to schools that want to add archery to their physical education curriculum. Is that safe? Archery is a lot of fun but it’s also probably more dangerous than something like soccer or dodgeball, right? What kind of teacher training is offered or required? (Amy) Answer: Archery is...
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ODFW will launch a new electronic licensing system (ELS) on Dec. 1, 2018 with the sale of 2019 licenses and tags. With the new system, hunters and anglers can choose to carry their documents electronically (on their smart phone or tablet) and tag fish and wildlife with a mobile app that will work even offline. Or, customers can continue to use...
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In a split 3-2 vote, the Commission accepted a petition and directed staff to initiate rulemaking on its concepts, which are related to prohibiting harvest of marten in portions of western Oregon and prohibiting trapping on some specific public lands in western Oregon. The Commission also adopted advisory survival guidelines for threatened marbled murrelets to minimize potential for unauthorized take. The...
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The Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA) and the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) announce a portion of the coast is re-opened for recreational razor clamming as domoic acid levels have fallen below the closure limit.  Recreational razor clamming is now open from Tillamook Head to the south jetty of the Coquille River. Recreational razor clamming remains closed from the south...
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