Oregon DFW To Hold Meeting on Big Game Seasons

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Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife will host a series of public meetings around the state to accept public comment on proposals for big game hunting seasons.

At the meetings, ODFW staff will provide information about herd health and populations, propose the number of controlled big game hunting tags to issue for this year and review concepts for 2009 big game regulations.

Oregon offers both general seasons and controlled hunts for big game (deer, elk, pronghorn, bighorn sheep, Rocky Mtn goat, cougar, and black bear). The number of tags for controlled hunts is limited and hunters must apply for them by May 15 each year. Staff proposals for tag numbers will be available at the meetings and posted on ODFW's web site later this month.

The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission will consider staff recommendations and adopt final 2008 tag numbers and 2009 big game regulation concepts at its June 6 meeting in Salem.

Interested individuals may also provide input on ODFW proposals during public testimony at the June 6 Commission meeting in Salem. Written comments can be sent to ODFW Wildlife Division, 3406 Cherry Ave NE, Salem, OR 97303 or e-mailed to odfw.comments@state.or.us

2008 Big Game Public Meeting Schedule

Location, date, and time for 2008 Oregon big game public meetings.
City Date Time Location
CHARLSTON April 30 7 – 8:30 pm North Bend Public Library, 1800 Sherman Avenue North Bend
REDMOND May 1 7 – 9 pm Redmond High School, rm 37, 675 Rimrock Dr Redmond
ENTERPRISE May 5 3 – 6 pm ODFW Enterprise District Office, 65495 Alder Slope Rd
CENTRAL POINT May 5 7 pm Rogue District Office, 1495 East Gregory Rd
HEPPNER May 6 6 pm ODFW Heppner Office – 54173 Highway 74
LAKEVIEW May 6 6 pm Eagle's Lodge-27 South "E" Street
SPRINGFIELD May 6 7 – 9 pm Dept. of Forestry Bldg. – 3150 East Main St
ONTARIO May 6 6 pm OSU Ext. Office 710 SW 5th Ave
BURNS May 7 7 – 9 pm Harney Co Senior Citizen Center, 17 South Alder
BAKER CITY May 7 4 – 6 pm ODFW Baker City District Office, 2995 Hughes Lane
JOHN DAY May 7 5:30 – 7 pm Grant County Health Dept. Johnny Titus Room 528 E Main
KLAMATH FALLS May 7 6 – 8 pm OSU Extension Service, 3328 Vandenberg Rd, Klamath Falls
ALBANY May 8 7 – 8 pm Armory Bldg., 104 SW 4th St
PENDLETON May 8 3 – 7 pm ODFW Pendleton Office, 73471 Mytinger Lane
LA GRANDE May 12 3 – 7 pm ODFW NE Region office, 107 20thth St
SEASIDE May 13 3 – 7 pm Seaside Convention Center- Seamist Room, 415 First Avenue
THE DALLES May 13 7 – 9 pm The Dalles Screen Shop 3561 Klindt Dr
SALEM May 13 7 – 9 pm Chemeketa Comm. College, Bldg 48 Rm 202B, 4000 Lancaster Dr NE
NEWPORT May 13 6 – 8 pm Hatfield Marine Science Center, 2030 SE Marine Science Dr., Rooms 30 - 32
CLACKAMAS May 15 7 – 9 pm ODFW NW Region Office, Bldg. 16, 17330 SE Evelyn St
ROSEBURG May 20 7 pm ODFW Roseburg Regional Office, 4192 N. Umpqua Hwy