Plan to fish, hunt or look for wildlife this weekend? You’ll find the latest information on conditions and sightings for the places you want to go in the weekly Recreation Report. Be sure to check out the latest regulation updates
(especially for fishing) at the top of each zone or area update.
Get a jump on the upcoming hunting season and take your hunter education course now. There are several ways to take a class, all require a field day for hunters under 18. Register for classes and field days online. Hunter education is required for all hunters 18 and under, and is required for adult hunters in many popular, nearby states.
Each year, ODFW hosts dozens of family fishing events throughout the state to introduce kids and their families to the fun of fishing. These events are free, and we’ll even provide the gear and instruction you’ll need for the day. Check out the Workshops and Events page for an event near you,
Though the controlled hunt deadline is still months away, it’s not too early to start planning your 2018 deer and elk hunts. You’ll find the harvest, population and point summary statistics you need to develop your tag application strategy on the Big Game Hunting page.
Two-part class March 3 and 17.
Jackson County’s OSU Extension Master Food Preservers and the Oregon Hunters Association are offering a two-day, hands-on class about safely handling your game after the hunt at the Southern Oregon Research and Extension Center in Central Point.
On March 3 you’ll learn to eviscerate, skin and cool an animal, and on March 17 how to home butcher, wrap for the freezer, pressure can and make your own jerky. Cost is $20 for one class or $35 for both. More information and contacts.
It’s a weekly compilation of updates from dozens of fish and wildlife biologists throughout the state organized by activity and by area or zone to make it easy to find the exact updates you’re looking for.
Header photo by Kathy Munsel