Oregon Legislation Calls For Drone Ban

SALEM, Ore. — Oregon lawmakers are debating a house bill that would ban the use of drones for hunting and fishing, as well as tracking or harassing wildlife. Drones are popular in recreation, real estate, fire suppression and in some places hunting. In Oregon, it has long been an illegal act to hunt big game … Continue reading »

Newswatch 12 Sportsmen’s Show Begins

Central Point, Ore. – The Newswatch 12 Sportsmen’s & Outdoor Recreation Show is now underway! The event continues through the weekend promising something for everyone.  You’ll find a little bit of everything from RVs, ATVs and boats.  There’s also a lot you can do yourself including rock climbing, zip-lining and a trout pond for the … Continue reading »

ODFW Hosts Annual Pheasant Hunt

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — Hunting season is right around the corner, and this weekend youth from across our region are getting the chance to perfect their aim and hunt some pheasants. This is all part of the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife’s annual youth pheasant hunt. It is one of the largest in Oregon, … Continue reading »

Hunting Season Looks Promising

MEDFORD, Ore. — Firearm hunting season is just two weeks away, and wildlife personnel say the season is looking good.  The mild winter last year is great news for big game. The warmer temperatures resulted in higher winter survival, meaning more deer, elk, and other animals are roaming the wilderness this fall. The Oregon Department … Continue reading »

Emergency Closures Before Bow Season

Yreka, CA— Emergency closures near the Salmon River Complex have been extended west and south for portions of the Klamath National Forest to include areas near the Butler Fire. With bow season for deer hunting beginning August 17th, it is important for hunters to be aware of these closures. Hunters are encouraged to seek alternative … Continue reading »

OSP Offering Reward Against Poachers

MEDFORD, Ore. — Oregon State Police is asking for your help to catch several poachers in the area. Troopers found a headless elk left on rancheria road in the butte falls area several weeks ago. In a second incident, two elk were found near Butte Falls Highway. That same day troopers found two black-tailed bucks … Continue reading »