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ODFW: Don’t mess with young wildlife

OREGON — It’s baby season in the animal kingdom, so the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife is reminding people not to touch them. A spokesperson for the Department of Fish and Wildlife says people need to leave young wildlife alone as …

Curry County campground to reopen this weekend

CURRY COUNTY, Ore. – A popular Southern Oregon Coast campground will reopen this weekend. On Tuesday, Oregon Governor Kate Brown announced campgrounds in Oregon can reopen if they take precautions to stop the spread of COVID-19. On Thursday, Curry County officials announced …

Free fishing during Presidents’ Day weekend

SALEM, Ore. – Get your fishing poles and bait ready, it’s a free fishing weekend in Oregon this weekend. On February 15th and 16th, no fishing licenses or tags (including a Combined Angling Tag or Columbia River Basin Endorsement) are required to fish, …

Wolf collared in southern Oregon

KLAMATH COUNTY, Ore. – The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife is once again able to track a wolf pack known to have territory in Jackson and Klamath Counties. Several years ago, a radio collar attached to gray wolf OR-7–a member of …

Tips for reducing bear encounters

Medford, Ore. – It’s camping season once again, and families across southern Oregon are headed outdoors to enjoy the wonders of nature. But as the temperatures rise, so do the number of bear encounters. Now, experts are providing advice to make your …

Spring brings morel mushroom season

MEDFORD, Ore. – Now that it’s spring, a particular species of edible mushroom is beginning to appear across the country, including southern Oregon. Soil conditions and rainfall amounts have may mushroom hunters excited for what this year can bring, especially for morel …