• Youths Can Enter For Guided Deer Hunt On Oregon Ranch

    Youth hunters can enter a drawing for a one-day guided hunt on the C2 Ranch, a 10,000-acre property near Eagle Point. Five lucky applicants will have an opportunity to harvest a southwest Oregon blacktail deer. 


  • End Of Washington Spring Black Bear Hunt Called For

    The future of Washington’s permit-only spring black bear hunt took a beating during a public hearing before the Fish and Wildlife Commission this afternoon, with the overwhelming majority of 53 callers saying it should end or asking that the vote on 2022’s season be delayed.










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  • Murray, Inslee: ‘All Options’ On Table For Lower Snak …

    Today U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) and Washington state Governor Jay Inslee issued the following joint statement on next steps for a joint federal-state process on salmon recovery in the Columbia River Basin and the Pacific Northwest.


  • Columbia-Snake Suit On Pause For ‘Long-term Solution’ …

    The National Wildlife Federation and a coalition of fishing and conservation groups jointly requested, with the Biden Administration, Oregon, and the Nez Perce Tribe, a pause until next summer in litigation challenging the latest federal plan for hydropower operations on the Snake and Columbia Rivers.











HUNTING


  • Successful Opener For Some Washington Deer Hunters

    Opening weekend of rifle deer season was a good one for some Washington deer hunters, if a popular forum and Facebook group that were lit up with pics of smiling sportsmen are any indication.





Fishing


  • SW WA, Lower Columbia Fishing Report (9-8-21)
    Sec 1 (Bonneville) – 86 bank anglers kept 10 Chinook, five Chinook jacks and released two Chinook, one  coho and one steelhead. 91 boats/260 rods kept 36 Chinook, six Chinook jacks, three coho, one coho  jack and released three Chinook and two coho. 
  • Hanford Reach Salmon Fishing Report (9-7-21)
    interviewed anglers from 226 boats (458 anglers) and 69 bank anglers at Ringold with 83 adult chinook, 6 jacks, and 2 coho.

  • Successful Opener For Some Washington Deer Hunters

    Opening weekend of rifle deer season was a good one for some Washington deer hunters, if a popular forum and Facebook group that were lit up with pics of smiling sportsmen are any indication.


  • Comment On Ecology’s Water Quality Revisions For Fish Redds

    Salmon need cool, clean water to survive. That includes enough oxygen and healthy habitat. To address these two needs, and support salmon recovery in the state, the Department of Ecology is proposing to revise state water quality standards.


  • WDFW Reports 38 Separations As Vaccine Mandate Deadline Arrives

    WDFW reports separating from more than three dozen staffers as the deadline for state employees to show proof of full Covid vaccination or receive exemptions came Monday.


  • Spotlight on Sauvie Island Duck Club

    Located 10 miles northwest of Portland and nestled along the fabled Pacific Flyway, Sauvie Island DuckClub is prime waterfowl hunting […]


  • 2022 Spring Bear, Nonnative Game Fish Policy On WA FWC Agenda

    The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission is expected to make decisions on land acquisitions and hunting rules regarding importation of dead wildlife and firearm restriction areas during its Oct. 21-22 virtual meeting. In addition, the Commission will discuss the 2022 spring bear special hunting permits, non-native game fish policy development, and other topics.


  • SW WA, Lower Columbia, Hanford Reach Fishing Reports (10-18-21)

    Sec 1 (Bonneville) – 75 bank anglers kept eight Chinook, three Chinook jacks, 22 coho, two coho jacks  and released one Chinook and three coho. 6 boats/16 rods kept five Chinook, one Chinook jack and six  coho. 


  • Oregon Hunters Angry About Recent Buck, Bull Poaching

    Poachers shot a white-tailed buck deer in NE Oregon and a bull elk in SW Oregon in a one-week timespan. Rewards stand at $500 (or four hunter preference points) in each instance for a call to the Turn in Poachers (TIP) Line that leads to a citation or arrest.


  • Doers V. Suers: Battle Between True Conservation, Litigation

    A Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation article outlines what the pro-hunting, -wildlife and -habitat organization believes is misuse of the Equal Access to Justice Act by highly litigious environmental groups.


  • Next Round Of Washington Coast Razor Clam Digs Kick Off Oct. 19

    Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) shellfish managers have approved the next round of razor clam digs, kicking off Tuesday, Oct. 19 on coastal beaches.


  • WDFW Fishing Guide Advisory Group Applicants Sought

    The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is looking for applicants to serve on a fishing guide advisory committee to provide input on broad fisheries and conservation issues as well as specific projects like guide logbook reporting. 


  • Update On Fish Northwest’s Second Federal Lawsuit

    A federal judge has dismissed portions of a lawsuit filed by a North Sound fishing organization over Washington salmon seasons the past two years and how they’re set, but will entertain further arguments on some elements of it.


  • WDFW Seeks Puget Sound Fishing Advisory Group Nominations

    The Department will select up to 20 qualified individuals to serve two-year terms on the advisory group, which provides guidance to WDFW on topics affecting recreational fisheries for salmon, rockfish and other marine fish species in Puget Sound.