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 …

ODFW Commission bans alcohol at Sauvie Island Wildlife Area from May 1st to Sept. 30th

SALEM, Ore.—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 …