Bear Attack Declared Unsubstantiated

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — Oregon State Police is now reporting the bear attack in Central Point as unsubstantiated following their initial report and investigation. Police said the incident occurred last night in the 4100 block of Grant Road. A 57-year-old man called 911 claiming he was attacked by a bear in his back yard. He … 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 »

Turtles Aren’t Always the Best Pets

ROSEBURG, Ore. — Turtle sales have spiked lately because of the popularity of the Ninja Turtles that were made famous in the 90′s. However, proper care was neglected to many of these pets and many have died because of it. Susan Barnes, a biologist with the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife hopes that the … Continue reading »

Home Video Spots Cougar Near Rural Home

BUTTE FALLS, Ore. — A southern Oregon woman caught an unexpected visitor on her surveillance camera at her home in rural Jackson County. The video posted to Linda Stockton’s Facebook page shows two cougars roaming through her backyard in Butte Falls. The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife said those big cats are pretty common … Continue reading »

ODFW May Increase Hunting Fees

MEDFORD, Ore. — Fewer hunters and anglers across Oregon may lead the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife to increase fees and license prices. ODFW is set to release a new budget plan later this week to find ways to pay for programs and services. A spokesman for the department said ODFW is facing a … Continue reading »

ODFW Stocking Lakes with Trout

NEAR LOST CREEK LAKE, Ore. — Trout fishing season starts this weekend, and the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife is getting lakes and reservoirs ready to go. Throughout the month of April, more than 50,000 trout will be released from Cole Rivers Hatchery.  They will be dumped into lakes and reservoirs around southern Oregon. … Continue reading »

Cougar Spotted Near Talent Apartments

TALENT, Ore. — Just before sunset on Tuesday, a cougar was spotted lurking near a Talent apartment complex. Police said the cougar was not very afraid of people and appeared to be either sick or injured and may have been hit by a car. It was the second time Talent police had been called out … Continue reading »

Hunting Season Harvests for ODFW

WHITE CITY, Ore. — The fall deer season is about half over and elk season is getting underway in the Cascades, but it’s not just deer that deer hunters are harvesting again this year. A large number of black bear and cougar are also ending up in hunter’s rifle sights. Harvested big cats and bruins … Continue reading »

ODFW Feeling Shutdown Effects

MEDFORD, Ore. — Many agencies are operating with a limited budget, or are impacted indirectly by the government shutdown. The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife crews and volunteers will be spending extra time putting up signs indicating road closures during Cascade rifle elk season, because they don’t have the expected help from forest service … Continue reading »

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