This Weekend no fishing licenses or tags are required to fish, crab or clam anywhere in Oregon for both residents and non-residents.
Hunting is a pastime steeped in tradition and folklore. Stories about great hunts, terrible weather and camp mishaps will be told around the campfire for years to come. Fathers, Uncles and Grandfathers will bring their young out to teach them about the outdoors.
Oregon’s Clean Marina Program has grown to a flotilla of 63, but that’s just a scratch on the surface of the nearly 200 marinas that qualify for the Marine Board’s free program. The goal of the program is to incorporate as many floating homes, moorages, boat yards, yacht clubs and marinas as possible, and have them certified as “clean.”
2015 is going to be a year for the record books. We had a very low snowpack this past winter, survived our first major heat wave of the summer, and it’s only-mid July. During fleet week in Portland last month, the ships had to anchor toward the middle of the river, just to stay off the bottom.
Dungeness crab is one of Oregon’s most prized culinary creatures. Learn how to catch your own at two crabbing workshops sponsored by ODFW on Aug. 8 and 9.
A total of 137,015 fall big game hunt tags were available in the draw this year. ODFW received 407,402 fall controlled hunt applications, up from 389,172 last year. As results are available both online and by phone, ODFW no longer mails postcards notifying applicants of controlled hunt draw results.
ODFW and partners will host two archery workshops this summer.
On Saturday, June 20, ODFW and the Benton Bowman Archery Club will host a workshop near Philomath for beginners 18 years of age and older.
Some scenic destinations require extensive travel and grueling hikes to gain access to their greatness. Others are a pleasant day hike away. On today’s adventure, I chose the day hike option. Although the walk was a pleasant one, the drive does require some navigational skills. A map and GPS would be good accessories for this adventure.
I recently found myself with a day off, looking for a new destination to explore. I chose Hebo. This is a small town along Highway 101 between Lincoln City and Pacific City. I’ve spent a fair amount of time here in the past, chasing salmon and steelhead on the Nestucca. But this time I brought my hiking boots.
People interested in catching trout over the Memorial Day weekend may want to consider stopping by Sheridan on Saturday, May 23.
The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife plans to release more than 2,000 for a free family fishing event that will take place at this popular Yamhill County fishing hole from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.