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.
June 2-3 is Free Fishing Weekend and you won’t need a license, tag or endorsement to fish anywhere in Oregon that’s open to fishing. Trout, bass, rockfish, crappie, salmon, clams – take your pick! ODFW and its partners also will host several free trout fishing events throughout the state to help you and your family or friends get started.
There are still two weeks left in the spring turkey season – remember, hunters can harvest up to three turkeys a year. Check the Spring Turkey Forecast or area reports for updates.
Just a few of the highlights from this week’s Recreation Report:
You can still purchase a point saver beginning July 1 to gain a preference point and improve you future chances.
The Ladd Marsh Bird Festival is a friendly, relaxed birding opportunity for the whole family. Held at the ODFW Ladd Marsh Wildlife Area near La Grande, it coincides with the height of spring bird and nesting in the Grande Ronde Valley. See more details and register here.
This is your chance to network with other women who enjoy fishing, hunting, foraging and other outdoor pursuits. Find more details at Women’s Fishing and Outdoors Clinic.
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