6 Alerts

Effective June 13, 2019, the Trask River Hatchery Hole will be closed.

Razor clamming is now closed from the south jetty of the Siuslaw River south to the California border.

June 7 thru June 9 the daily bag limit for trout has been removed.  The pond is scheduled to close June 10, 2019.

Pacific Halibut all-depth reopens for one day; Nearshore opens 7-days per week on Columbia River

Effective June 1, 2019 through November 28, 2019, the use of barbed hooks is allowed when angling for salmon, steelhead, or trout. 

Effective May 25, 2019, Spring Chinook fishing in the Umatilla is prohibited.

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Columbia Area

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We want your photos

Attention bear hunters – we want your photos!

If you take a camera in the field with you, we’d love to see photos of your hunt. When you submit your photos to ODFW they could appear on our website or signs, or in social or brochures. What a great way to share your experience with others!

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HOOD RIVER, WASCO, SHERMAN COUNTIES (Hood, White River, Maupin, West Biggs Units)

Coyotes: Try calling for them from open fields, meadows, and pastures. The best areas to find them will be near farm grounds on the eastern boundary. Look for them in early morning or evening and pay close attention to wind direction.

Cougar: Most cougars are harvested by hunters targeting other species. Remember to purchase a cougar tag before heading out for other hunts. Cougars can be found in the same areas as deer and elk as they follow them through their migration routes. Also, try using predator calls to draw them in and be patient for them to make their appearance. The season is open all year, unless the zone quota is met in the area you are hunting.

White River Wildlife Area

Bear: Spring bear season closed May 31.

Wolves on the White River Wildlife Area are protected by state and /or federal law. It is unlawful to shoot them. Hunters targeting coyotes need to take extra care in identifying their target. Coyotes can resemble wolves, especially wolf pups. Please report any sightings of wolves or wolf sign to ODFW using the online reporting system.

Cougar: Zone A cougar season is open in the White River Wildlife Area. 

Coyotes: There are no seasons or bag limits on coyotes. Populations are good throughout the wildlife area. Be aware that bobcats and cougars may respond to predator calls, and separate licensing/tags and season limitations exist for these species.

Test your identification skills with ODFW’s new Coyote and Gray Wolf ID Quiz.

Current road and weather conditions: Most of the roads on the wildlife area have dried out and travel is allowed only on open roads designated by the green dot. Look for maps with road information at entrances to the wildlife area. Reminder: Camping in the wildlife area is only allowed in designated camping areas.  6/10/19