New Salmon, Steelhead, Sturgeon Endorsement
January 15, 2014
Beginning Jan. 1, 2014 anglers fishing for salmon, steelhead or sturgeon in the Columbia River and its tributaries will be required to have a Columbia River Basin endorsement. See a map of the Basin and get more information.
Report your tags by Jan. 31-even if you didn't hunt or weren't successful
Hunters are required to report on every deer, elk, cougar, bear, pronghorn and turkey tag purchased. Hunters who fail to report their 2013 deer and elk tags by the deadline (Jan. 31, 2014 for most hunts) will have to pay a $25 penalty fee to purchase a 2015 hunting license. Report online or call 1-866-947-ODFW (6339).
Recent rains have put steelhead on them move in many areas. Where was the fishing hot? Check out the zone reports for the latest updates.
Zone 2 Duck season closes Jan. 19
Flight's End at Sauvie Island opens to hunting
Waterfowl hunters can use this former private duck hunting club as of Jan. 1, 2014. More info
Take a bird hunting trip – and take advantage of increased possession limits
Possession limits were increased to 3X the daily bag limit for all migratory birds, so it's a great time to go hunt in a new area.
Keep your dog safe this trapping season
Trapping seasons are underway. Keep your dog safe.