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Top Stories: UO Presidential Documents Returned; Bill Seeks To Ban Drones For Hunting, Fishing

Jan. 29, 2015 3:45 p.m.

Headlines for Thursday, Jan. 29: A University of Oregon professor returned more than 22,000 pages of uncensored UO presidential documents; a proposed bill would ban drones for hunting and fishing; Umpqua Bank is now considered the largest community bank on the West Coast; and more.

Environment | Flora and Fauna

Oregon Cougar Hunting Limits Expand As The Big Cats Move Into Populated Areas

Dec. 23, 2014 9 a.m.

Oregon is increasing the number of cougars hunters can kill by about 25 percent. Considering hunters currently only take about one-third of the statewide quota, what difference will raising the limit make?

World | Gun Stories

Mandated Shots: Hunting In Germany Is A Different Game

Oct. 31, 2013 11:15 p.m.

What is hunting like in a country with some of the strictest gun regulations in the world?


Hunting In Germany

Oct. 31, 2013 9:33 p.m.

Germany has some of the strictest gun regulations in the world. This three-part series looks at gun policy, sport shooting, and hunting in Germany.


Grant To Encourage Goose Hunting On Private Land

July 25, 2011 2:44 p.m.

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife plans to use a federal grant to entice private landowners in the Willamette Valley to open their property for geese hunting.

local | Flora and Fauna

Big Burns Lead To Limits On Sage Grouse Hunting

Aug. 13, 2012 4:08 p.m.

Oregon's Department of Fish and Wildlife plans to limit the number of permits it issues this year for sage grouse hunting.  Wildlife managers say they're concerned about how this summer's wildfires in Southeast Oregon may have affected bird populations.


Hunting And Fishing Groups Come Out Against BLM Forest Plan

Jan. 3, 2008 1 p.m.

Eight hunting and fishing groups announced their opposition Thursday to all the suggested ways to modify federal plans for large swaths of western Oregon forest.

local | NW Life | News

Secure But Glitchy: Washington's New Hunting, Fishing Licensing System

Jan. 14, 2017 12:30 a.m.

Last summer, a hacker gained access to personal information tied to hunting and fishing licenses in Oregon, Idaho and Washington. The breach involved 7...

Adoption Of Bow Use In Ancient Hunting May Have Set Off Societal Changes

April 6, 2017 12:25 p.m.

When our ancestors adopted the bow, the profile of who hunted for game may have changed dramatically, says anthropologist Barbara J. King.


ODFW Considering New Rules For Cougar, Bear Hunting

Feb. 8, 2008 4:40 p.m.

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife is expected to approve new rules that will change who can hunt cougars and bears with dogs in Oregon.

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Fish & Wildlife | Environment

Gearhart Elk; Endurance Ride; Shed Antler Hunting

Sept. 16, 2014 7:55 a.m.

Gearhart Elk; Endurance Ride; Shed Antler Hunting

Think Out Loud

Cougar Hunting

March 1, 2017 9:21 p.m.

local | Politics | News | Think Out Loud

Rep. Greg Walden | Property Tax Reform | Cougar Hunting

March 1, 2017 3:56 p.m.

Rep. Greg Walden sits down with us for the first time in the Trump administration. Also, we discuss a possible fix to Oregon's property tax laws, and a bill that would allow cougar hunting with dogs.

NW Life | News | Think Out Loud

Portland Development Commission Director | Science Writer Steven Johnson | Ground Squirrel Hunting

May 25, 2016 3:32 p.m.

The retiring head of the Portland Development Commission joins us. Also, science writer Steven Johnson tells us where new ideas come from. And we learn about the springtime sport of ground squirrel hunting.

NW Life | Land | Fish & Wildlife | Flora and Fauna

Shed Antler Hunting

Jan. 29, 2015 9:42 p.m.

Families hunt for antlers without actually hunting animals.

Think Out Loud

Hunting And Fishing In Oregon Dip To A 30-Year Low

June 17, 2014 7:20 p.m.

We explore why Oregonians aren't hunting or fishing as much as they used to.

Hunting The Nightmare Bacteria

May 29, 2015 7:45 a.m.

A look the alarming rise of untreatable infections in hospitals, communities and across the globe.

local | NW Life | Fish & Wildlife | News | Think Out Loud

Oregon Legislature Takes Up Hunting Cougars With Dogs

March 2, 2017 9:15 p.m.

This year there are four bills in the legislature that would allow counties to opt out of the statewide ban on hunting cougars with dogs.

Land | Fish & Wildlife | NW Life | Oregon Field Guide

Oregon Families Collect Antlers Without Killing Deer or Elk

Jan. 28, 2015 12:55 a.m.

In central Oregon there's an increasingly popular form of hunting that never kills animals. Kids and parents comb the ground in late winter searching for fallen antlers that deer naturally shed. Oregon Shed Hunters encourage responsible shed hunting in the hopes that the state leaves the sport unregulated.

Think Out Loud

Bringing the Secrets of Orcas Underwater to Light

Oct. 3, 2012 7:06 p.m.

Researchers in Seattle are getting a glimpse into a whole new world. Until recently, scientists knew very little about orca behavior underwater. However new technology has allowed them to dive in and track the patterns of these endangered whales. Their goal is to unlock the answers to many unknown questions. For instance, are the orcas social patterns, traveling routes, or hunting abilities affected by more traffic in the waters? 'D-Tags' — also known as suction tags — are data collection devices placed on the orca with a five foot pole. Getting these on the whale isn't a easy task. The boat must match the speed of the mammal while driving parallel to it in order to avoid disturbance as the whale travels. Once placed on the orca, the device tracks the movement of the whale in comparison to vessels in close proximity, watching to see if any normal patterns of the whale are disrupted by large boats.    Many are worried that the crowded environment might be negatively affecting the whales. Scientists know that the orcas are communicating louder because of the boats in the water. This added noise makes it harder for the whales to hunt, but researchers are confident the D-Tags will give them better insight. Orca Tagging Adventure from EarthFix on Vimeo.

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