Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife

Officials react to de-listing of gray wolves

Jackson Co., Or.- Gray wolves are losing their endangered species protections. The U.S Department of Interior announced today the official de-listing of the animal from the endangered species list. Local and state authorities will be in charge of managing their wolf populations …

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 …

Wildlife rehabilitation

Keno, Ore. – Unless you’re properly trained, trying to nurse injured wildlife back to health may not be a good idea. Liz Burton of Badger Run Wildlife Rehab says the situation happens more often than you’d think.  “We had a couple of …

Ranches with wolves

Klamath Falls, Ore. – The return of wolves to Oregon poses new challenges for ranchers. A ‘wolf workshop’ at the Klamath County Fairgrounds is helping ranchers to meet those challenges. There are now at least 124 wolves in Oregon. Ranchers have been …

Healthy streams for fish

MEDFORD, Ore. — Local fish biologist hope to bring back Chinook salmon populations through a new initiative. Biologist used sandbags to control creek flow over an abandoned sewer pipe and concrete cover right under the Jackson Street bridge in Medford. The fish …

ODFW considers rollbacks on license fees

Salem, Ore.- The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife is considering dropping its fee increase for fishing and hunting licenses in 2020. The department says this comes after its revenue exceeded its expectations. “We are in a position to do this because …

Cougar sighting in Ashland

Ashland, Ore.- Ashland police have a message for the community, after a cougar was spotted over the weekend. “Stay away from the animal, if it really concerns you give APD a call,” Lieutenant Hector Meletich with the Ashland Police Department said. “Don’t …