Mule deer buck poached west of Bend Oregon, Authorities seek witnesses

  BEND, Ore. — A mule deer buck was poached on Monday, Nov. 16 in the Bend area of central Oregon. OSP Troopers ask for the public’s assistance in finding the truck that drove away with the dead deer in the back. A citizen reported seeing the animal in the back …

$6,150 reward for information about recent wolf poaching in Baker County

  SALEM, Ore.—The reward now stands at $6,150 for information about a wolf poaching incident in Baker County on or around Sept 24. The reward includes $300 or five hunter preference points offered through the Turn In Poachers (TIP) program if the information leads to a citation in the case. …

Oregon Hunting Season Kicks Off October 3rd.

  SALEM, Ore.— Oregon’s largest hunting season (any legal weapon deer) begins Saturday, Oct. 3, with general season hunting in Western Oregon and controlled deer hunting in Eastern Oregon. Last year, 105,481 hunters participated in these seasons. Hunters, remember to pick up your deer tag no later than Friday Oct. 2, …

$3,500 reward for information on a bighorn sheep poached at Wenaha wildlife area

  TROY, Ore.— The reward now stands at $3,500 for information leading to a citation or arrest in the case of a bighorn sheep poached at Wenaha Wildlife Area in late January. The Oregon Hunters Association (OHA) would like the perpetrators brought to justice. Yamhill, Josephine, Bend, Umpqua, and Rogue …

Oregon Commission votes to establish Conservation and Recreation Committee

  ONTARIO, Ore.—The Fish and Wildlife Commission unanimously approved rules establishing the Oregon Conservation and Recreation Advisory Committee and rules guiding expenditures from the Oregon Conservation and Recreation Fund. The 2019 Oregon State Legislature passed HB 2829 to create this Fund to conserve and protect Oregon’s fish, wildlife, and their …

Free Oregon pheasant hunts for youth hunters around the state in September

  SALEM, Ore.—Youth hunters (age 17 and under) can sign up now for ODFW’s free pheasant hunts happening around the state in September. The events are being held in Central Point, Corvallis, Eugene, Irrigon/Umatilla, John Day, Klamath Falls, La Grande, Madras, Ontario, Portland/Sauvie Island, The Dalles (Tygh Valley). New this …

South Willamette Valley landowners with turkey damage sought for pilot project

    SALEM, Ore.—Are you a landowner in the southern Willamette Valley (Benton, Lane, Linn, Marion and Polk Counties) experiencing damage from turkeys? If you are outside city limits and would consider allowing hunting on your property, ODFW wants to talk with you. The department is working on a pilot …

Spring turkey hunting workshops coming up in Tygh Valley, Central Point New this year: Workshop for adults April 7th

SALEM, Ore.—Get ready for spring turkey hunting season before the season opens statewide on April 15! Register now for one of the three spring turkey hunting workshops ODFW is hosting in early April—two for kids and the first-ever ODFW turkey hunting workshop for adults on April 7 at the White …

Oregon spring bear hunt draw results now available

  SALEM, Ore.—Spring bear hunt draw results are now available. Login at the MyODFW.com licensing page and look under Recreational Portfolio / Controlled Hunts to view your results, or call ODFW Licensing at (503) 947-6101.  Hunters who drew a tag will see the term “Selected” next to their hunt choice, and those …

Shotgun skills classes coming up in July and August required for September pheasant hunting workshops

SALEM, Ore.—Now is a great time to learn or brush up on shotgun shooting skills before bird hunting opens in September. ODFW will host several shotgun skills workshops in Gervais, Portland and near Corvallis during July and August. The cost is $12 per participant, which is due when registering. Workshops …