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Prosecutors: Southwest Washington Poaching Bust Is Unprecedented

OPB | Oct. 12, 2017 6:01 p.m. | Vancouver, Washington

Seven people have been charged with nearly 200 criminal counts related to illegal hunting in southwest Washington and parts of Oregon — one of the largest poaching busts in recent memory.

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Landscapes Of Violence | Prison Population | Gun Owners | Senior Softball

OPB | Oct. 10, 2017 noon

A local painter depicts locations of violence in America. The prison population may be going down because of a new law. A hunter in Bend says gun owners need to advocate for gun control. And a Portlander is headed to the World Senior Games for softball.

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Proposal Would Open Hunting, Fishing In Oregon Refuges

Statesman Journal | Aug. 10, 2017 9:26 a.m.

U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke announced a proposal Wednesday to expand hunting and fishing at 10 national wildlife refuges, including two in Oregon.

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Sinixt Tribe Face British Columbia Appeal In Sovereign Rights Ruling

Northwest News Network | April 28, 2017 2:09 p.m.

The case dates back to 2009 when Washington resident and defendant Rick Desautel knowingly hunted elk illegally in British Columbia.

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3 Questions About Oregon's New Wolf Plan

OPB/EarthFix | April 20, 2017 2:15 p.m. | Ashland, Oregon

Oregon fish and wildlife officials are considering a revised Wolf Management Plan that would set the course for endangered gray wolves for the next half decade.

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Congress Rolls Back Obama-Era Rule On Hunting Bears And Wolves In Alaska

NPR | March 22, 2017 2:04 p.m.

The Senate voted Tuesday to lift a 2016 ban on certain hunting practices — like trapping and aerial shooting — on national wildlife refuges there. Now the bill heads to President Trump to be signed.

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Hunters And Anglers Cross Political Lines To Fight For Public Lands

OPB/EarthFix | March 16, 2017 8:30 a.m. | Ashland, Oregon

Hunting and fishing groups are standing shoulder to shoulder with environmentalists to fight back against what they see as threats to public lands.

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Oregon Legislature Takes Up Hunting Cougars With Dogs

OPB | March 2, 2017 4 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.

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Proposal Would Allow Hunting 'Problem Wolves' In Oregon

Statesman Journal | Feb. 11, 2017 12:31 p.m.

A proposal that could allow the public to hunt “problem wolves” — animals that attack livestock or cause a major decline in game populations — is a flashpoint in revisions to Oregon’s wolf plan.

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This Is How People Do Search And Rescue For Lead-Poisoned Swans

KCTS 9 | Feb. 3, 2017 2:45 p.m. | Lynden, Washington

In Northwest Washington, a group of scientists and volunteers are searching for sick swans and trying to save them before it’s too late.

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Condor Reintroduction In The Northwest Will Put The Scavengers In Lead’s Way

OPB/EarthFix | Feb. 3, 2017 12:45 p.m. | Ashland, Oregon

Oregon has few restrictions on the use of lead hunting ammunition. That means a plan to reintroduce California condors here could be setting the birds up for disaster. 

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OIT Grads Create Natural Face Paint For Hunters

The Klamath Falls Herald and News | Nov. 29, 2016 1:56 p.m.

Nicole Morgan, 28, and Sereena Thompson, 29, came up with an alternative paint that is easy to apply, doesn’t itch and washes off with a baby wipe or face cloth.

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Washington Resumes Hunting And Fishing License Sales

AP | Aug. 27, 2016 2:24 p.m. | Seattle

Hunting and fishing licenses are on sale again in Washington state, after someone hacked or attempted to hack into an outside vendor's system.

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Oregon Hunting And Fishing License Info May Have Been Hacked

Medford Mail Tribune | Aug. 25, 2016 5:30 p.m.

Oregon has suspended internet sales of hunting and fishing licenses indefinitely while it investigates an apparent security breach in the private vendor used to sell licenses online.

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Washington Fishing, Hunting License Sales Suspended After Cyber Breach

Northwest News Network | Aug. 24, 2016 5:31 p.m.

The sale of all hunting and fishing licenses in Washington state has been temporarily suspended because of a cybersecurity breach.

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The Bizarre Bird Hat Fad That Led To Malheur’s Public Land Protections

OPB/EarthFix | Jan. 15, 2016 3:22 p.m. | Ashland, Oregon

Before the Bundy brothers from Nevada made their stand at Malheur Wildlife Refuge against the federal government's public land ownership, a Northwesterner made the call for the feds to protect the land and its migratory birds.

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Watch: Hunters Push Back, Tear Down Militants' Sign At Malheur Refuge

OPB | Jan. 14, 2016 4:30 p.m.

An Oregon-based sportsmen's group is trying to start a formal opposition to the armed occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge.

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Halfway Calendar

OPB | Oct. 29, 2015 midnight

Meet the calendar girls-slash-outdoors women of Halfway!

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Environmental Update On Wildlife Detectives

OPB | May 20, 2015 12:20 p.m.

We talk to EarthFix reporters about poaching and other crimes against wildlife in the Northwest.

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Oregon Families Collect Antlers Without Killing Deer or Elk

OPB | Jan. 27, 2015 4:55 p.m.

Oregon families collect deer antlers without killing any animals.