Fishing still allowed & some closures



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From "That Oregon Life" web site:

Fishin n huntin. It’s a huge part of Oregon. Right now as we head into uncharted territory with the COVID-19 worldwide pandemic crippling society, lots of questions remain unanswered. As we expected, Oregon Gov. Kate Brown put a stay at home order in place. And as expected, the order is confusing and doesn’t address a lot of issues such as parenting plans in place, among many other concerns Oregonians have when trying to live a somewhat normal live during these stressful times.

So at least if anything, Oregonians are permitted at this time to still get some fishing and hunting in.

“It’s safe to go hunting and fishing with your family and friends in small groups,” ODFW wrote. “However, it is important to make sure that everyone is healthy before you go, and practice social distancing.”

At the time of writing this, Statesman Journal reports ODFW offices are closed to public access as of Monday. Staff does remain available via phone and email, where you can contact them through their website here: Contact Us | Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife.

  • Fish hatcheries are closed to public entry to keep fish hatchery staff healthy and they can continue to operate.
  • All family fishing events, hunter education classes, outdoor workshops and other group activities are canceled.
  • Commission or other ODFW public meetings are canceled or going online.
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