Tribal Government & News

State sets lamprey harvesting season as June 1 through July 31

05.31.2016 Dean Rhodes Natural Resources, State Government

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife has set the lamprey harvest season at Willamette Falls as June 1 through July 31.

Harvesting will be allowed Friday through Monday between the hours of 7 a.m. and 6 p.m.

Harvesting is not allowed Tuesday through Thursday.

Harvesting is confined to the east side of Willamette Falls and does not include the horseshoe area at the peak of the falls. Gear is restricted to hand or hand-powered tools only.

A permit is required, but Tribal members are allowed to use their Tribal enrollment card in lieu of a state-issued permit. In addition, Tribal members may harvest for distribution to other Tribal members. However, this must be free of charge.

Catches also must be recorded on an ODFW harvest card available from the Tribal Natural Resources Department or by contacting the Clackamas office of the state Department of Fish and Wildlife, 17330 S.E. Evelyn St. All harvest cards must be returned by Aug. 31.

For more information or further specific regulations, contact Natural Resources Administrative Assistant Michele Volz at 503-879-2376.