Watch for Wildlife

ODOT Officals Look to Educate Drivers Before Deer Migration

With mule deer migrating across Central Oregon, now is a dangerous time for both drivers and wildlife. Oregon Department of Transportation officials are hoping to educate drivers about how to stay safe on the road, and they are looking into new ways to keep wildlife off the road in order to keep everyone a little safer this season.

Central Oregon Daily’s Anyssa Bohanan has more on the story.

What To Do If You Encounter a Cougar

With the recent death of a mountain biker by a cougar near North Bend, Washington, and with a substantial cougar population here in Oregon, there are some things you should know if you encounter one.

Central Oregon Daily’s Brian Jennings talks to an ODFW wildlife biologist for a look at what you need to know about cougars in Central Oregon.

Don’t Feed the Deer

Feeding local wildlife could be leading to their domestication and can attract predators like coyotes and cougars into more residential areas. Central Oregon Daily’s Brian Jennings sits down with local wildlife experts to discuss the issues that arise when humans start feeing local deer.

Central Oregon Strike Team Heads South to Aid in California Wildfires

A strike team from Central Oregon is heading to Southern California, where local firefighters will help in the efforts to battle wildfires that have burned tens of thousands of acres, and are threatening thousands of homes.

Central Oregon Daily’s Anyssa Bohanan caught up with some of the Bend firefighters before they left on a mission that will keep them from being home for the holidays.

Malheur National Wildlife Refuge faces potential ecological challenges.

Wildlife biologist and President of the Friends of Malheur, Gary Ivey, is anxious for the staff of Malheur National Wildlife Refuge to get back to work. They’re hoping there’s not too much damage done, however, without keeping up with the daily maintenance of 187,757 acres of wildlife habitat, there’s a lot to be concerned about, especially with a substantial influx of wildlife migrating at the end of February.