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The recreational harvest of razor clams is CLOSED from the south jetty of the Siuslaw River to the California border for elevated domoic acid levels.

The Dam Hole on the Trask River closed to fishing on Sept. 1 and will remain closed until Nov. 30.

Effective October 19, the daily bag limit reduces for adult hatchery Chinook 

Retention of wild adult fall Chinook salmon is prohibited effective October 5, 2019.

Steelhead, fall Chinook and coho bag limits reduced to one per day.

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.

November 6, 2019

Highlights from this week’s Recreation Report:

Early season duck hunting

Adjusting your tactics to early season conditions will help you bag more ducks. Here are 13 tips to help you take more early season ducks.

Elk hunting, late season archery deer

General elk seasons are happening for Coast and Rocky Mtn elk and there are a few late-season archery deer hunting opportunities coming up in Western Oregon. See the zone reports for details.

Shotgun skills class

ODFW will offer a Basic Shotgun Skills class on Nov. 17 in Monmouth. Good for both beginners and experienced shooters whose skills have gotten a little rusty. Learn more and register.     

10 ways to be a better cougar hunter

Season is open until Dec. 31 statewide. Two wildlife biologists share their hunting tips.

Header photo by Kathy Munsel