Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife

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 …

A new state law could regulate urban deer

Ashland, Ore.-Oregon State Legislature recently passed Senate Bill 373. The bill officially goes into effect January 1st of 2018 and it could potentially change how the deer population is dealt with across the state. Today NBC5 News was in Ashland where deer …

Injured bald eagle rescued by OSP and ODFW

Hood River, Ore. – An injured bald eagle was rescued by Oregon State Police and Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife officials Tuesday. According to OSP, troopers received reports of an injured bald eagle on Post Canyon Road just outside of Hood …