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 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 »

Anglers Could Win Prizes

MEDFORD, Ore. — Anglers in Oregon who turn in tags could be rewarded. The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife is sponsoring a promotion to try to increase the number of returned tags. Officials say only about 20% of anglers return their combined tags, which are required to fish for salmon, steelhead, sturgeon and Pacific … Continue reading »

Hunters Pay Fines for Lack of Reporting

MEDFORD, Ore. — 34,000 Oregon hunters will pay a $25 fine when they sign up for their 2014 hunting permit. The Oregon Department of Fish And Wildlife implemented the penalty after a lack of hunters reported deer and elk hunts. Anyone who did not report their hunts for the 2012 year is facing that penalty. … Continue reading »

ODFW Stocks Lakes and Rivers With Fish

MEDFORD, Ore. –The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife is stocking local lakes and rivers with fish just in time for the nice fall weather. ODFW said there are still plenty of fish to catch despite the low water levels and recent closures. On Sunday, anglers were out along the Rogue River enjoying the nice … Continue reading »

Black Bear Sighting at Medford Airport

MEDFORD, Ore. — The Rogue Valley International Airport is back to its normal operations after a security breach early Sunday morning. A black bear made a surprise appearance at the airport.  Airport staff along with police kept a close eye on the bear as it wandered around the premises.  Airport security said this is a … 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 »

Hunting Season Begins in Oregon

SALEM, Ore. — Thousands of outdoorsmen are getting last minute gear before the deer hunting season starts. Saturday is the first official day of hunting for coast and Cascade buck. The season runs through November 1st. Oregon Department of Fish And Wildlife officials have a checklist for hunters heading out this weekend; a few items … Continue reading »

Out and About: May 3, 2013

An Evening on Broadway at Randall Theatre in Medford Pull back the curtain and get a look at what happens behind the scenes of a Broadway show. “An Evening on Broadway” at the Randall Theatre of Medford brings you all the backstage drama. This is the world premiere performance of an original story paired with … Continue reading »

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