Several popular fisheries will be closing on Oct. 31, the Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife reports in its weekly Recreation Report.
Anglers have just three more weekends to hit several popular fisheries. Those closing Oct. 31 include all cutthroat fishing in coastal rivers and streams, Pacific halibut, Laurance Lake, Crane Prairie, Odell Lake, Wickiup Reservoir and the Metolius River above Allingham Bridge.
These closures are to protect migrating salmon/steelhead smolts, and/or sensitive native species like bull trout. Check the regulations for more closures.
Duck hunting workshop
Scheduled for Nov. 13-14, this hands-on workshop includes an early-morning duck hunt on Sauvies Island near Portland. For more information, including how to register.
Hunt by reservation
The ODFW Hunt by Reservation Program brings hunters and landowners together to provide quality hunting experiences on private land. By making a reservation online, hunters receive a permit to hunt select private lands on dates pre-selected by landowners.
Tips for e-tagging
Whether you plan to hit the field for deer or the water for salmon this weekend, here are some tips for tagging your harvest. Remember, you still must physically tag your animal, even if you’re e-tagging.