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Annual Wolf Report released
by ODFW, APRIL 13, 2018

ODFW wildlife biologists counted 124 wolves in Oregon this past winter, an 11 percent increase over the number counted last year. This count is based on verified wolf evidence (like visual observations, tracks, and remote camera photographs) and is considered the minimum known wolf population, not an estimate of how many wolves are in Oregon. Twelve wolf packs were documented at the...
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Question: Why do I need to have a fishing license to take a bullfrog? They are a non-native species, have voracious appetites, eat many of our native species and should be removed wherever we can. (Robert, Merced) Answer: The California Legislature has defined “fish” in section 45 of the California Fish and Game Code. “Fish” means a wild fish, mollusk, crustacean, invertebrate, amphibian,...
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Game (back) on! Salmon opener slated for June 1
Kenny Priest
by Kenny Priest, APRIL 12, 2018

After suffering through a complete shutdown of our salmon season in 2017 within the KMZ, one thing is for certain – absence truly does make the heart grow fonder. Halibut and rockfish are fun, but salmon is king in Eureka – always has been, always will be. And not being able to fish for them last year really stung. Needless...
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Plenty of trout for youth fishing event Saturday in Umatilla
by ODFW, APRIL 12, 2018
Umatilla River

Youngsters 12 years old and younger are invited to participate in a youth fishing event from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 14 at McNary Channel Ponds in Umatilla. The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife will stock the ponds with plenty of rainbow trout prior to the event to give kids a great opportunity to have a successful angling experience, according to Bill...
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Ocean salmon anglers can look forward to more opportunity this year based on recommendations made yesterday for federal waters (outside three miles) during a Pacific Fishery Management Council meeting in Portland. Sport salmon fishing in the ocean off the Columbia River will open June 23 and is expected to run through Labor Day, Sept. 3, unless salmon quotas are reached earlier. The area from Cape...
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The Pacific Fisheries Management Council (PFMC) has slashed ocean salmon fishing seasons for both sport and commercial salmon fishermen and women in 2018.  The reduction in fishing days, announced April 10, amounts to cuts of about a third for the ocean sport fishery and over half of the commercial fishery, compared to a regular season.  The drastic reductions are due to...
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