HANSVILLE, Wash. (AP) — I have always been intrigued by the name Point No Point whenever I looked at a map of northern Kitsap County or wrote about how good the salmon fishing was off the point.
The Northwest Power and Conservation Council on Tuesday moved forward a proposal from the Yakama Nation that would ultimately involve the spending of nearly $9 million to build hatchery facilities aimed at advancing efforts to rebuild coho salmon returns in central Washington’s upper Yakima River basin.
The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission approved a new fishing endorsement that will be required for anglers targeting salmon, steelhead and sturgeon on the Columbia and Snake rivers, and their tributaries, beginning Jan. 1, 2014.
NEWPORT – The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission today approved a new fishing endorsement that will be required for salmon, steelhead and sturgeon fishing on the Columbia and Snake rivers, and their tributaries, beginning Jan. 1, 2014.
SALEM, Ore.―The recent wet and windy weather has taken a toll on Oregon’s Barn and Violet-green Swallows. On Monday, Sept. 30, veterinarians for the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife received multiple calls from Oregon residents about dead and dying swallows. Reports have come from the Port of Saint Helens to as far south as Junction City.
Bird hunters can access Summer Lake, other state wildlife areas but not national wildlife refuges during federal government shutdown SALEM, Ore.—With many of the state’s bird hunting seasons opening Oct. 5, hunters need to know that national wildlife refuges are currently closed to hunting due to the federal government shutdown.
An overcast, windless day with minimal rain provided perfect weather for the 57 fishermen of all ages who competed in the seventh annual Wasco Salmon and Steelhead Tournament Sept. 28.
How will federal government shutdown affect hunting? It is ODFW’s understanding that national forests and BLM land are open to hunters, but developed campgrounds on these lands are closed and all other services are unavailable. available. Federal refuges are closed to hunting and all other activities according to a FAQ on their website.
Local wildlife expert, biologist and author, Bill Weiler, will give a presentation on Wildlife in the Gorge Saturday, Oct. 5, at 2 p.m., at The Dalles/Wasco County Library.
Patrick Cummings of The Dalles used his best skills of persuasion on his wife, Amanda, when he convinced her to take another pass Sept. 18 at the mouth of the Deschutes River.
Mid-Columbia Medical Center is hoping to reduce the high rate of advanced-stage colon cancer in the area with an unusual show-and-tell for businesses and organizations.
SALEM — Health officials in Oregon and Washington said Monday that people should protect themselves against mercury and PCB contamination by limiting consumption of certain fish species from a 150-mile section of the Columbia River.
CONDON — Cottonwood Canyon State Park, along the John Day River on Highway 206 between Condon and Wasco, will open for the first time Saturday, Sept. 28. The roughly 8,000 acre park includes a small, primitive campground, picnic area, and trails.
The seventh annual Wasco Salmon/Steelhead Tournament will be Saturday, Sept. 28, with men, women and youth registering at Heritage Landing at the mouth of the Deschutes River between 5 a.m. and 8:30 a.m.
PORTLAND — If you ate a Willamette Valley-grown tomato or pepper before the mid-’90s, there’s a good chance it was pollinated by the western bumblebee. The inch-long, white-bottomed bee — which you’d also have to thank for countless wildflowers — was one of the most common pollinators in the west. But around 15 years ago, they mysteriously disappeared west of the Cascades.
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