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San Diego area anglers and hunters can purchase their 2018 licenses, tags and Warden Stamps directly from California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) staff at the annual Fred Hall Show this coming weekend at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. The show will be open from noon to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 22 and Friday, March 23, from 10 a.m. to...
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A two-year-old male cougar that travelled all the way into downtown The Dalles and into a hotel complex was euthanized today after wildlife managers determined it was a public safety risk. At 9:30 a.m. today, City of The Dalles Police responded to an incident at the Oregon Motor Motel downtown after reports of a wild animal within the complex. The animal was in...
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Chinook Salmon 'Overfished'? Not So Fast, Says Fishers
by Alastair Bland, MARCH 20, 2018
Sacramento River

FOR FISHERY REGULATORS, it is official: The Sacramento River’s fall-run Chinook salmon are “overfished.” This formal designation, made in a February report from the Pacific Fishery Management Council, comes after three consecutive years of critically low returns of spawning adults, which lay and fertilize their eggs in the Sacramento River and its tributaries. Now, as regulators discuss drastically shortening this year’s fishing season to reduce...
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After hearing strong support from area residents, law enforcement and emergency responders who have been dealing with alcohol-related problems, the Fish and Wildlife Commission voted unanimously to ban alcohol at Sauvie Island Wildlife Area (SIWA) from May 1-Sept. 30 annually during its meeting in Salem today. The ban will begin this year on May 1, 2018. Over the past several years, Oregon State Police...
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ODFW has received reports of several recent cougar sightings in the Silverton area. Early Wednesday evening, a Silverton resident took a photo of what appears to be a sub-adult cougar at The Oregon Garden (Cover photo). ODFW and USDA Wildlife Services responded Wednesday and located the cougar in the area near where the photo was taken but were not successful in their attempts...
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Habitat is the key to the long-term survival of Sacramento River winter-run Chinook in California. Since 1999, CDFW has been working with multiple agencies and private parties on planning efforts to restore the population of these endangered salmon. More than $100 million has been allocated to specific habitat restoration work on Battle Creek, which comprises approximately 48 miles of prime...
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