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 »

Oregon State Police Investigate Poaching

NEAR MERRILL, Ore. — A reward is being offered for anyone with information leading to an arrest and conviction in a poaching case. Oregon State Police Fish and Wildlife troopers are looking for information about a deer poaching case near Merrill. Troopers say a large deer was shot and left behind. They say someone cut … 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 »

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 »

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 »

Oregon Hunters to Face Fines

SALEM, Ore. — Thousands of Oregon hunters are facing fines because they did not report their hunting catches. This is a mandatory program put in place by the Oregon legislature, and anyone who failed to report to their season by last Thursday will face a $25 fine. Oregon Wildlife officials say only 86% of elk … Continue reading »