Author: Kevin Naze

Commission To Consider Fishing, Hunting Fee Increases

Oregon’s Fish and Wildlife Commission will discuss the 2025-2027 agency requested budget, including proposed fee increases for hunters and commercial and sport fishermen, at its meeting this week. The Department of Fish and Wildlife’s budget is funded through a mix of lottery funds, federal funds, the general fund, and others.[Read More…]

It’s National Fishing And Boating Week

We’re in the middle of National Fishing and Boating Week, an annual observation and celebration of the benefits these two recreational pursuits provide to individuals and the economy. Whether you’re an experienced angler or casting for the first time, there’s so much to learn and enjoy. Those of us who’ve[Read More…]

Fish, Clam And Crab Free This Weekend

No fishing or shellfish licenses or tags are needed this weekend, Oregon’s annual first weekend of June Free Fishing Weekend. This applies to both residents and nonresidents, and also includes free parking and camping Saturday in Oregon State Parks. All other fishing regulations apply including closures, bag limits and size[Read More…]

Leaving Wildlife In The Wild Is Best

Late spring is prime time for sightings of baby wildlife, with a cuteness factor that sometimes is off the charts. But every year, some well-intentioned individuals who find young birds, bunnies, fawns, calves and other baby wildlife believe they need to be rescued. Wildlife officials insist that in the majority[Read More…]

Elk Foundation Joins Wolf Lawsuit

The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation asked a federal court to join a lawsuit in opposition to environmentalists seeking to place gray wolves in the Northern Rockies back under Endangered Species Act protections. The group said it supports the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, which cited extensive peer-reviewed scientific assessments to[Read More…]