Daily Astorian: Police Seize 700 Pounds Of Chinook Salmon From Boat

Daily Astorian |Sept. 03, 2014 12:09 p.m.

Oregon State Police Fish and Wildlife troopers cited Duffy Duncan, 66, of Astoria for several commercial-fish-related charges after seizing 748 pounds of illegally caught Chinook salmon.

Best Chinook Run Since The 1930s Expected On The Columbia

OPB |Aug. 01, 2014 11:40 a.m.

The fall salmon fishing season opens at the mouth of the Columbia river Friday. And the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife is predicting the largest return of fall Chinook since Bonneville dam was built in the 1930s.

Bucket Brigade Rescues Salmon Stranded By Drought

AP |June 09, 2014 2:11 p.m.

Volunteers joined state fisheries biologists in Southern Oregon over the weekend to form a kind of bucket brigade to rescue young salmon and steelhead stranded by the drought.

Bear, Human Conflicts Not Uncommon In Oregon

OPB |April 28, 2014 5:02 p.m.

In the state of Oregon, there are legal bear killings about 1,500 times a year. That number includes bears killed for sport. State wildlife officials estimate 30,000 black bears roam the state.

BLM Moves To Restrict Geocaching In Central Oregon

OPB |April 22, 2014 2:49 p.m.

In Central Oregon, the Bureau of Land Management is putting new restrictions on the outdoor hobby of "geocaching."

Second Cougar Trapped, Killed Near Eugene Park

AP |March 18, 2014 7:42 a.m.

The state Department of Fish & Wildlife reports it has trapped and killed a second cougar preying on livestock near a Eugene park.

Governor Intends To Sign Sage Grouse Legislation

OPB |March 04, 2014 4:11 p.m.

Governor John Kitzhaber says he intends to sign a bill the legislature passed last month that proponents say will help conserve sage grouse in Oregon.

The West's Wild Horses: Protected, But Not Completely Free

OPB |Feb. 06, 2014 6:45 a.m.

Thousands of horses have been shipped from Oregon and other Western states to pastures in the Midwest. But do wild horses belong there? And should your tax dollars pay to move them?

Interior Secretary Calls For Prize To Make Better Wild Horse Birth Control

OPB |Feb. 05, 2014 3:45 p.m.

During an appearance in Portland, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell suggested that the government needs to offer a big prize to get drug companies to make better birth control for wild horses.

Captivity Deadly For Some Ore. Wild Horses

OPB |Feb. 05, 2014 6:45 a.m.

Critics have long considered roundups of mustangs by helicopter as inhumane.  But an OPB investigation shows that the alternative results in the same rate of death for horses rounded up in Oregon.

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