Rewards offered to flush out Lake Creek poachers

More than $15,000 in reward money is now on the table for information that solves two recent big-game poaching cases along Lake Creek Road near Eagle Point.
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Reward upped to $10,000 in elk-poaching case

A reward is now up to $10,000 for anyone who helps police nab whoever poached a large Roosevelt bull elk from a private ranch in the Lake Creek area earlier this month.
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New app to help hunters in the field

Hunters plying Oregon's travel-management areas and other access areas can now use their smart phones or tablets as real-time maps in the field when a "you are here" designation can spell the difference between legal hunting and trespassing.
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Youth pheasant hunt sign-ups now available

Youth hunters can sign up for the youth pheasant hunts planned for Sept. 20-21 at the Denman Wildlife Area in White City.
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Bowhunters hit woods amid extreme fire danger

Triple-digit temperatures. Smoke from forest fires in the air. And the forest floor crunching like Rice Crispies under your boots. Bow season must be right around the corner.
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Shoot Out!

Shoot Out!

Medford man shoots lights-out to win the Oregon state skeet-shooting championship one year after taking up the sport.
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Band of Doves

Band of Doves

The annual banding of mourning doves helps Oregon land a longer dove-hunting season and bigger bag limits this year, matching other Western states.
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Oregon Caves expansion bill worries hunters

Some Southern Oregon hunters fear a bill to expand the size of the Oregon Caves National Monument nearly tenfold would lead to a ban on hunting on those lands now open to sportsmen, though its authors insist it won't.
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'$5,250? That's enough for someone to talk'

A black-tailed deer carcass with its antlers and skull cap hacked away is tossed off the side of Antioch Road near Sams Valley, a wildlife crime disgusting enough to bring together two of the most unlikely bedfellows — the Medford-based Oregon Hunters Association and the Humane Society of the United States.
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'Leftover tags' sell out in less than 15 minutes

More than 1,000 controlled elk tags that went unclaimed in the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife's controlled-hunt draw last month sold out in less than 15 minutes Tuesday during the agency's first-come, first-served sale of these so-called "leftover tags."
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ODFW mandatory-reporting penalty affects pocketbooks

Many of the roughly 33,600 Oregon hunters who failed to report their big-game or turkey-hunting successes in 2012 are just now discovering they must pay a $25 penalty before they can get a 2014 hunting license.
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Turkey season's start shows promise for '14

The spring turkey season kicked off this week with a lot of young ones in the field.
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C2Ranch hunt gives youngsters their shot

Ten young guns will have a good shot at bagging a tom turkey this spring thanks to an agreement with a local ranch that helps create hunting access and wildlife habitat.
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Hunting land gets green-dot proposal

Juniper Properties' private forest lands in the Geppert Butte area near Butte Falls have taken a beating over the past several winters from hunters, hikers and others driving the muddy forest roads, their tires causing silt to fill streams and their noisy motors fragmenting black-tailed deer habitat.
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Hunters' reporting rate passes 80 percent

A flurry of hunters reported on their success, or lack thereof, in the 11th hour last week, pushing Oregon's mandatory-reporting rates over 80 percent for the second straight year since a $25 fine went into effect for non-reporting.
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Mandatory reporting deadline hits tonight

Nearly 100,000 Oregonians who bought deer, elk or other big-game hunting tags in 2013 have until just before midnight tonight to report on their hunt or face a $25 fine under Oregon's mandatory reporting rules.
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Hunters face report deadline

The 100,000-plus Oregonians who bought deer or elk hunting tags in 2013 have two more weeks to report their hunting results or they'll face $25 fines under Oregon's mandatory reporting rules.
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Plinking is alive and well

Hard to imagine that the xBox age still is a time when a kid and his dad can spend an afternoon blowing through a box of .22-caliber shells in the good old pastime of shooting tin cans off the back fence.
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Deer and elk hunters face $25 penalty after Jan. 31 reporting deadline

Any hunter who purchased 2013 big game or turkey tags must report their hunt results by the Jan. 31 for most tags.
Hunters are required to report on each deer, elk, cougar, bear, pronghorn and turkey tag purchased — even if they were not successful or did not hunt. (Sports Pac license holders do not need to report on tags that were never issued.)
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More people are hunting, fishing  in recent years

More people are hunting, fishing in recent years

Why do you hunt or fish? How about your friend — what's her reason? Is it for the meat, the recreation, or maybe it's a way to connect with family and friends.
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November 21, 2013

Gold Hill elk hunter found

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