• Wolf family establishes home in northern Oregon Cascades

    “Area of known wolf activity” has been established in the Northern Cascades. Learn more here.

    The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife has designated a new area in the northern Oregon Cascades as an “area of known wolf activity” where a family of wolves has established itself.

    The agency made the announcement Monday in a news release.

    Biologists with the Confederated Tribe of the Warm Springs found two wolves in the new area in December 2021 on the tribe’s reservation in Jefferson and Waco counties.

    No one saw any wolf pups until August of this year, when a trail camera captured them.

    ODFW said that proved the wolves had established themselves in the area and…

  • New ‘area of known wolf activity’ designated on Warm Springs Indian Reservation

    ‘Area of Known Wolf Activity’ has been designated on the Warm Springs Indian Reservation. Find out more here.

    SALEM, Ore. (KTVZ) — A new AKWA (Area of Known Wolf Activity) has been designated on the Warm Springs Indian Reservation in the northern Oregon Cascades, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife said Monday.

    Two wolves were first found in December by Confederated Tribe of the Warm Springs biologists, ODFW said.

    After no sign for a while, two pups were caught on a trail camera in August, proving that wolves are still resident in the area.  If the group still has at least four wolves at the end of 2022, the group will be named the Warm Springs Pack, the agency…

  • Steelhead, bass, salmon fishing closures on Deschutes River this summer

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    Restrictions on Steelhead and bass on the Deschutes are in effect. Learn more here.

    The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife is announcing restrictions on Steelhead and bass fishing on the Deschutes River starting next week. Closures are also coming later this summer on Chinook and Coho fishing. But Trout fishing remains open.

    Here is the press release from ODFW

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    THE DALLES, Ore.—With another low run of summer steelhead forecast, angling closures for steelhead, bass and salmon will be in effect for parts of the Deschutes River this summer starting as early as June 1.

    The closures are in keeping with the Deschutes River steelhead fishery framework that fishery managers presented earlier this year due…

  • ODFW: No spring Chinook season on Deschutes River this year due to continued poor returns

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    There will no spring Chinook season on the Deschutes River in 2022 due to poor returns. Find out more here.

    By Lynn Ketchum/OSU

    But Hood River will have season due to better return

    THE DALLES, Ore. (KTVZ) — The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife has decided there will be no spring Chinook season on the Deschutes River for 2022 due to expected poor returns, but has set the following regulations for a spring Chinook fishery on the Hood River:

    Open for adult hatchery Chinook from April 15 through June 30 from the mouth to mainstem confluence with the East Fork, and the West Fork from the confluence with the mainstem upstream to the angling deadline 200 feet downstream of…