Boat Landings Open Early at Hyatt Lake

ASHLAND, Ore. – The Hyatt Lake boat landing is now open. The popular fishing spot, which normally opens mid-April to align with the start of the fishing season, was supposed to remain closed an extra month due to sequestration cuts. Thanks to funding from Jackson County and the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, fishing … Continue reading »

Woman Drowned While On Coquille River

COOS COUNTY, Ore. — A woman is dead after drowning in Coos County on Tuesday. The sheriff’s office says 25-year-old Kristle Volin was working on the Coquille River. She was working with the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, scouting the river for possible restoration areas. Volin and a partner were on pontoons when a … Continue reading »

Possible New Fish and Hunt Licenses

SALEM, Ore. — A bill proposed in Salem might make things easier for fisherman and hunters throughout the state. House Bill 22-52 would allow the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife to establish multi-year licenses. Currently, fisherman and hunters must apply for an annual license every year. The proposed changes could possibly come with a … Continue reading »

Invasive Species Take Over Oregon Ponds

EAGLE POINT, Ore. — Two species commonly found in home aquariums have invaded the native habitat of plants and wildlife in two Jackson County ponds. The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife will soon begin draining the two Jackson County Sports Park Ponds off Highway 140. Once drained, ODFW workers will focus on eliminating the … Continue reading »

Boat Inspections Open Early This Year

MEDFORD, Ore. — California man Mike McDonald hit the road Saturday morning with Crescent City and open water on his mind. “I’m going to take it over and hopefully get some crabbing done, then when salmon season opens, I’ll be out there hopefully the first of April to get out there and get some salmon,” … Continue reading »

Police Investigating Hawk Shooting

MEDFORD, Ore. — Medford police are still searching for someone who shot a red-tailed hawk on the 600 block of Cherry Lane on Tuesday afternoon. Police say the shooting is a federal crime. Hawks are protected under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. “We have some witness statements maybe seeing a couple of juveniles with a … Continue reading »

Oregon Crab Season Postponed

NEWPORT, Ore. — Commercial crab season in Oregon has been postponed once again. The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife said the state commercial Dungeness crab season will be delayed through December 30th. Officials explained that this is to allow the crabs to fill up with more meat and to avoiding wasting any crab, but … Continue reading »

Wolf Pack Interbreeding In Oregon

EASTERN OREGON – Wolves, from different packs in eastern Oregon, have begun breeding with each other. According to the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, this signals a necessary genetic interchange is taking place. Researchers made the discovery by analyzing scat from pups from one of the packs. There are now six packs in eight … Continue reading »

Hunting Season Starts Soon

MEDFORD, Ore. -– In a few weeks, hunters can head outdoors with their rifle to harvest deer. The big day is September 29th. The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife estimates the season will be better than normal this year. A good number of bucks escaped the season last year, but your location will be … Continue reading »

ODFW Dump Salmon Into Rogue River

By Ron Brown GOLD HILL, Ore. — With summer here, for many people in Southern Oregon nothing beats a day on the Rogue River, hoping to catch a salmon. Oregon Fish and Wildlife, faced with more salmon than needed to restock Cole Rivers Hatchery, is giving anglers another chance to land a big one. There … Continue reading »

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