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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.

Land use | Environment | Fish & Wildlife | Politics | Communities | Recreation

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.

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

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.

Fish & Wildlife | Science | Flora and Fauna | Environment

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.

Sports | Environment | Fish & Wildlife | Communities

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.

Agriculture | Communities | Land use | Environment | Fish & Wildlife | Water

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.

Land | Land use | Environment | Nation | News | Politics | local | An Occupation In Eastern Oregon

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.

Agriculture | Arts | Communities | Oregon Field Guide

Halfway Calendar

OPB | Oct. 29, 2015 midnight

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

Environment | Think Out Loud

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.

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

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.

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

OPB | June 17, 2014 12:20 p.m.

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

local | News | OPB News Blog

Wildlife Refuge Looking To Cull Elk Herd

OPB | March 10, 2014 10:03 a.m.

A wildlife refuge 15 miles south of Corvallis may allow elk hunting on its grounds to cull the abundant elk herd by 20 percent over the next five years.

local | Fish & Wildlife

Herald and News: Displaced duck hunters find refuge at state park

The Klamath Falls Herald and News | Oct. 17, 2013 3:21 a.m. | Klamath Falls, Oregon

Bringing in his daily limit of waterfowl for the day, Travis Underwood opens the back of his truck, setting free a yellow-furred dog wearing a camouflage vest.

local | Flora and Fauna

Big Burns Lead To Limits On Sage Grouse Hunting

OPB | Aug. 13, 2012 9:08 a.m.

Oregon's Department of Fish and Wildlife plans to limit the number of permits it issues this year for sage grouse hunting. 

Think Out Loud

On the Job: Falconer

OPB | Aug. 8, 2012 12:50 p.m.

What is it like when your co-workers are birds of prey?