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If you witness a fish or wildlife law violation, please call 1-800-452-7888 and report it.
The Turn In Poachers Program is sponsored by the Oregon Hunter's Association and Leupold & Stevens, Inc., in cooperation with the Oregon State Police and the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife.

Hunter Safety Tips.  ODFW reminds hunters of the many actions they can take to protect themselves and others.
Learn about 24 Great Places To Fish In Oregon! (PDF) with ODFW's Let's Go Fishing guide.  It includes six zones (Northwest, Southwest, Willamette, Central, Southeast and Northeast) with 4 great places to fish in each one.  It also covers four river-fishing and lake-fishing techniques.
To help you identify the fish you see and catch, take along a waterproof, spiral-bound Fish Identification Guide.  The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife has published Marine Fish, Anadromous Sport Fish, and Freshwater Sport Fish guides.  The guides are $5.00 each (plus shipping and handling) and can be purchased directly from the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife at 1111 Washington St. SE in Olympia, or by order form on the WDFW web site.
If you do fish survey work on the Pacific Northwest coast, you may want to take along this guide book: Field Identification of Coastal Juvenile Salmonids, by W.R. Pollard, B.F. Hartman, C. Groot and Phil Edgel, Harbour Publishing, 1997.  This paperback guide is 5.5" x 8.5", 32 pages long, includes 15 color photos, 78 black & white and color illustrations, and a waterproof fish-viewing bag.  It is available from the Harbour Publishing web site for $13.95.
West Nile Virus Information Sources:

Protect our waters and stop harmful aquatic hitchhikers!  Go to https://www.protectyourwaters.net/ for tips on how to prevent the spread of nuisance species such as the New Zealand Mud Snail, the parasite that causes Whirling Disease, and more.

FIRE INFO
2003 Fire and drought information from ODFW.  Tips for anglers, hunters and outdoor recreationalists.

2003 Guidelines for rehabilitating landscapes after fires.  How to rehabilitate forest and range lands after intense wildfires.


Tips for the office

Go to the Microsoft Windows Update site to get the latest updates for your computer's operating system, software, and hardware.
Visit the Microsoft Office Download Center to get FREE Updates, Add-ins, Extras, Converters and Viewers for your Microsoft Office software.
Procedure for Copyrighting Software - If you work for the State of Oregon, read this guide to find out when and how to copyright software that is developed by or for your agency.
Have you ever received an email message at work concerning a suspicious new virus threat, or a promotion that seemed too good to be true?  It could be a hoax, but how do you find out?  Check out the Symantec Security Response Hoax List.  Symantec, makers of the well-known Norton AntiVirus and Internet Security software, regularly uncover email hoaxes and provide details about them on their web site.  Another site you can check is the U.S. Computer Incident Advisory Capability HOAXBUSTERS Home page.
FREE photos!  The National Image Library contains photos of wildlife, plants, National Wildlife Refuges and other scenic areas, as well as wildlife management work.  Search the database of public domain images to find the perfect one to use in your newsletter, report or other publication.

Tips for the Home


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