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Oregon hunting forcast

SALEM, Ore.ODFW released its fall hunting forecast today. Based on surveys by staff biologists, the report offers hunters a good look at what to expect this fall.

The forecast can be accessed on ODFW’s website through a link at the top of the Hunting Resources page or at the following location:

http://www.dfw.state.or.us/RR/hunting_forecast/fall_forcast.asp

In the forecast, hunters can learn how big game (deer, elk, cougar, bear) and game bird (upland birds and waterfowl) populations are doing in areas statewide. Staff biologists also offer tips on where and how to hunt.

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ODFW forcast

Numbnutz - Thanks for the link, its a good reminder of where our fees help pull stats like this together.

 

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thanks hillside, with the

thanks hillside, with the fees we pay i wish we hsd better stat, or i guess they would put them out sooner.

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When Colorado puts out it's

When Colorado puts out it's forecast it's usually just common sense stuff for people that hunt here every year. I could see how it could help newcomers though.

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pretty much

yea I agree, its usally pretty much the same everyear, sometimes if its a harsh winter or something the fawn/calf kill off is good to know but I'm usally looking at that info for the next year hunting or planning.

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These forecasts are

These forecasts are definitely apart of the yearly tradition I guess though. Although they are not filled with crazy good tips or groundbreaking findings, I guess they help to get the gears turning and get you pumped up... but that doesn't usually take very much for me anyways. You are right about the climate variablility though. The year after our bad winter and high deer mortality, the forecast was a little more incitefull. They also tend to give you good information about what trends are taking place in license allocation which can indirectly give you some good information on herd health and condition.

Alright... you've convinced me. They are worth it Yes

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maybe.

If i had to pay an addtional fee for the info I wouldnt even bother, but since its free it worth the look.

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Oh yeah... totally

Oh yeah... totally

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