Duck numbers were at a record high this year in North America, and Sauvie Island and Fern Ridge wildlife areas both had excellent seasons last year.
Deer and elk hunters in the woods
Thankfully there is rain in the forecast late this week and next, which will improve hunting conditions. Western Oregon deer hunting continues but is closed in the Cascades while elk hunting happens (Oct. 13-19). Check the Oregon Department of Forestry’s Internet site regularly to learn the access status of large private timberlands. For private and non-federal public forestlands, call the Oregon Department of Forestry field office nearest your destination (office numbers) or check with the public land manager for fire restrictions.
Western Oregon hunters: Return black-tailed deer teeth
ODFW asks that successful Western Oregon deer hunters return deer teeth for population modeling. See this flyer for directions.
Respect land closures, travel restrictions…
…especially on private land so it stays open to hunters.
New resources for anglers in the SW Zone
- 50 places to Go Fishing within 60 Minutes of Medford
- Trout stocking map – Google map of all Southwest Region stocking locations
The first fish are being caught in some of the wild coho fisheries and things will really heat up with a little rain to improve flows. Find all the details about where to fish, bag limits and quotas.