OR-7 could be recollared next month

OR-7 could be recollared next month

Biologists plan to recapture and recollar wolf OR-7, and possibly some of his pups, next month as Oregon's most famous predators work their way toward pack status.
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Deadly deer virus may be spreading

The deadly adenovirus that has been decimating urban blacktails this summer in Southern Oregon has been discovered in forested areas, worrying biologists that it might be spreading to migratory herds.
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ODOT working on wildlife overpass design

ODOT working on wildlife overpass design

In an effort to cut down on vehicle-versus-deer collisions in northern Klamath County, state officials are working on designing and installing a wildlife overpass south of Crescent.

The Oregon Department of Transportation is designing the overpass to cover a section of Highway 97, according to spokesperson Peter Murphy.

The need for an overpass was identified after ODOT and the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife realized the area south of Crescent seems to be a major...

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Photo contest deadline is today

Photo contest deadline is today

The entry deadline for the Oregon Outdoors Photo Contest is 5 p.m. today. As of Thursday, 223 photos had been entered.
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Oregon Outdoors Photo Contest

Today we're launching Oregon Outdoors' second annual Outdoor Photo Contest.
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A Thirst for Water: Salmon, steelhead struggle for life in Bear Creek

A Thirst for Water: Salmon, steelhead struggle for life in Bear Creek

Tiny juvenile chinook salmon and steelhead take turns jumping up a concrete lip spanning Bear Creek in an increasingly futile effort to get out of downtown Medford before it's too late.
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OR-7 has a growing family

OR-7 has a growing family

Deep in the bowels of eastern Jackson County, John Stephenson quietly pushed his way through dense timber into a small clearing where he spied a blacktailed deer leg and he knew this must be the place.
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Glacier fox

Glacier fox

BEARTOOTH LAKE — The last ice ages don't seem so distant on this February morning.
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Yurok Tribe hopes California condors can be reintroduced in Klamath River Basin

A Native American tribe wanting to reintroduce California condors in the Klamath River Basin says five years of studies show promise that North American's largest bird will once again soar over Northern California and Southern Oregon.
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Your home can be a key habitat for birds

Your home can be a key habitat for birds

Winter offers a peaceful opportunity for bird watchers to take stock of their yards.
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New wolf pack discovered in Eastern Oregon

Wolves have been discovered in the southern portion of the Catherine Creek Unit in Union and Baker counties, according to the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildife.
Field surveys combined with information from area landowners indicate that five wolves have shown repeated use of the area since they were initially discovered in December 2013.
Little is known about the pack, including the size of its range, ODOT said.
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Pronghorn herd relocated to Malheur County

Pronghorn herd relocated to Malheur County

The remnants of a pronghorn herd used as a nursery for bolstering antelope populations in Oregon and Nevada are now transplants themselves, ending a 44-year-long stay at the Umatilla Chemical Depot in Hermiston.
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OR-7 briefly visits Calif., then returns to Oregon

Oregon's wandering wolf, OR-7, took a day trip into Northern California over the weekend, but came right back to the Southern Oregon Cascades territory he has favored of late.
Karen Kovacs of the California Department of Fish and Wildlife says OR-7's GPS tracking collar showed he made a trip into northern Siskiyou County on Saturday, but went right back to Oregon.
Kovacs says it appears OR-7 is following migrating deer and elk.
This spring, OR-7 will be 4 years old.
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Western states want to delay wolverine listing

Western states want to delay wolverine listing

State wildlife officials from the West are urging federal officials to delay a decision on listing wolverines as threatened, contending the science behind the proposal — based chiefly on climate change — is “faulty.”
The Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies crafted their request for a 90-day extension of the public comment period, slated to end Dec. 2, during a meeting earlier this month in Salt Lake City.
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A soaring comeback: Hurt eagle flies again

A soaring comeback: Hurt eagle flies again

Freedom is in the air.
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Deadly deer virus may have returned

Blacktailed deer are turning up dead in several rural Jackson County communities, and wildlife officials believe a deadly disease that decimated area herds more than a decade ago is back.
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Oregon’s herd of moose thrives

PORTLAND — The only moose herd in Oregon appears to have doubled in size in recent years, despite deaths of the animals from a parasite.
The herd numbers about 60 animals today, compared with 30 in 2006, the Oregonian reported.
The carotid worm problem was discovered in about 2010 when biologists captured a moose in Wallowa County to fit it with a radio collar. The moose died as it was being captured, and the worms were found during a necropsy.
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