Brush Beat for January 3, 2014

By Observer staff January 03, 2014 08:26 am

Area opens for duck hunters

SALEM—Waterfowl hunters will have a new area to hunt as of Tuesday when the 100-acre former duck hunting club Flight’s End on Sauvie Island opens to hunting.

ODFW acquired the property in September 2013 through the ODFW Willamette Wildlife Mitigation Program and it became part of the Sauvie Island Wildlife Area. The acquisition was funded by the Bonneville Power Administration as part of its agreement to settle federal wildlife habitat mitigation obligations in the Willamette Valley.

Only those with a valid daily hunting permit may enter Flight’s End or other Westside hunting units until April 14. Flight’s End’s location allowed ODFW to easily incorporate the site into Sauvie Island Wildlife Area for efficient long-term management and conservation of fish and wildlife,” said Mark Nebeker, Wildlife Area manager.

Opening on ODFW board 

SALEM — The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife is seeking individuals interested in representing commercial fishing interests on the Commercial Fishery Permit Board.

The Permit Board is composed of three individuals representing commercial fishers from each fishery plus two at-large public members. Currently, there are 11 vacant positions to represent the following fisheries: sea urchin, roe herring, Columbia River gillnet salmon, ocean shrimp/scallop, brine shrimp, blue and black rockfish, and nearshore fisheries.

To be considered as a board member, individuals must submit a resume that describes their career and/or public service history to DeAnna Erickson, ODFW licensing services manager, at ODFW, 4034 Fairview Industrial Dr. SE, Salem, OR 97302, or e-mail it to This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

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