The general deer season opens Saturday and hunters are reminded to buy their deer tag, even those who don’t plan to hunt on opening weekend.
Clatsop beaches open for razor clams
Razor clamming opens on the popular and prolific Clatsop County beaches Friday, Oct. 1. Razor clam abundance in this area is the highest seen since 2004 when ODFW began assessing the population. If this is your year to try razor clamming, here are some tips to get you started.
Pheasant, chukar, partridge open Oct. 9
These popular hunts open next week and now would be a good time to practice shooting a few clays and make sure your gear is ready for the upcoming season.
Early season duck hunting tips
Duck hunting seasons open in the next week (Zone 2) or two (Zone 1). Check out these early season hunting tips for targeting resident birds.
Tips for e-tagging your harvest
Whether you plan to hit the field for deer or the water for salmon this weekend, here are some tips for tagging your harvest.
Best bets for weekend fishing:
• This Friday, the lower Columbia River will reopen to adult and jack Chinook salmon retention below Warrior Rock. Get more details here.
• There are a lot of coho in the Clackamas River right now, and numbers will continue to improve in the Sandy and Santiams.
• Recent freshets have salmon — chinook and coho — moving into the lower sections of north and mid-coast rivers.
• The wild coho season in Tillamook Bay has started strong.
• On the south coast, Chinook anglers have been enjoying a good season on the Rogue.
• Cooler temperatures are putting trout on the bite including resident fish in rivers and streams, holdover trout from earlier stockings in lakes and reservoirs, and newly stocked trout in locations that boast fall stocking.
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