Intro: SALEM, Ore.—Everyone can fish, clam and crab for free in Oregon on Saturday and Sunday, June 5-6. No fishing licenses or tags (including a Combined Angling Tag, Columbia River Basin Endorsement, or Two-Rod Validation) are required by Oregon residents or nonresidents to fish, crab, or clam in Oregon on those dates.
This episode is also available as a blog post: https://wildhorsesthunder.com/2021/06/free-fishing-weekend-june-5-6-in-oregon/
INTRO: Memorial Day weekends mark the start of summer—and birthing season for Oregon’s elk and deer herds. Elk calves and deer fawns are born from late May through mid-June.
Fawns and calves are most vulnerable to predation in their first few weeks of life when they can’t run with the herd. Their mothers will hide them in brush and go off to forage for food some distance away, sometimes for long periods so as to not call attention to their young. (A fawn or calf’s spotted coat helps camouflage them as they stay motionless except when nursing. They also have very little odor as another protection against attracting predators.)
This episode is also available as a blog post: https://wildhorsesthunder.com/2021/05/young-wildlife-are-rarely-orphaned-so-leave-them-where-you-find-them-and-keep-your-pets-away-too/
Intro: OSAA received clarification from the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) and Oregon Department of Education (ODE) regarding face-covering requirements guidance as it pertains to outdoor/indoor school sports and we wanted to get the information out to member schools.
This episode is also available as a blog post: https://wildhorsesthunder.com/2021/05/osaa-oha-face-covering-requirements-and-season-4-culminating-week-events/
Intro: SALEM, Ore. – Two non-native and potentially invasive Cuban treefrogs (Osteopilus septentrionalis) were found Monday to be hitchhiking on nursery plants sold at one location in Oregon and another purchased online.
ODFW advises that all nursery plant retailers and customers inspect all products and contact wildlife officials if any frogs or other species are found hitchhiking on or inside of a product.
This episode is also available as a blog post: https://wildhorsesthunder.com/2021/05/invasive-cuban-treefrogs-found-in-plants-shipped-to-oregon/
Intro: After suffering through ticks, poison ivy, rattlesnakes, and 90 degree days last week in Hells Canyon, I'm happy to see a little cool weather! And we have a full plate of great projects coming up. Since I am off to suffer 90 degree days again for a bit, please email WMHCTA's Outreach Coordinator, Asch Humphrey, at email@example.com if you'd like to sign up. Or you can sign up online at www.wmhcta.org.
This episode is also available as a blog post: https://wildhorsesthunder.com/2021/05/wallowa-mountain-hells-canyon-trail-association-upcoming-projects/
Announcing the 9th annual Hootenanny & Shoo-fly Pie Social! It's the annual spring fundraiser for the Wallowa Valley Music Alliance -- Making Music Matter!
This episode is also available as a blog post: https://wildhorsesthunder.com/2021/05/wallowa-valley-music-alliances-virtual-hootenanny-may-23/