Controlled Deer and Elk Tags will be Discussed in May

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The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife will host several meetings in central Oregon this month to accept public comment on proposals for the number of tags for this fall’s controlled big game hunting seasons and the 2005 hunting regulations.

ODFW biologists will explain each of the proposals at the informal meetings scheduled across the region. Possible reductions in the number of controlled deer and controlled elk tags will be one of the proposals discussed.

The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission, the rule-making body for ODFW, will set the number of tags available for the 2004 controlled hunts at its June 11 meeting in Baker City. Commissioners will receive a summary of all the public input before their meeting.

The following public meetings are scheduled:

REDMOND: Wednesday, May 5, 7 – 9 p.m., Redmond High School, 675 SW Rimrock Drive;

BURNS: Thursday, May 6, 7 – 9 p.m., Museum Clubroom, 18 West ‘D’ Street;

THE DALLES: Tuesday, May 11, 7 p.m., Spooky’s Pizza, 3320 W 6 th Street;

KLAMATH FALLS: Thursday, May 20, 7 – 9 p.m., Shasta View Hall, 5831 Shasta Way.