Oregon Hunting News

Leftover Controlled Hunt Tags go on sale July 1
Hunters still seeking a controlled hunt tag can purchase from 933 leftover deer and elk tags on Saturday, July 1 at 10 a.m. PDT.
Raffles, Auctions of Big Game Tags Break Record
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife officials today announced that the state’s 2006 auctions and raffles for big game hunting tags broke last year’s record of $515,800, raising $542,557 for hunter access and wildlife habitat projects throughout the state.
Controlled Hunt Application Deadline is May 15
State wildlife officials today reminded big game hunters to apply for this fall's controlled big game hunts as soon as possible to avoid the lines expected to occur near the May 15 deadline.
Commission Approves Cougar Management Strategy
The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission today approved a plan to proactively manage the state’s cougars, concluding a process that involved more than a year to develop, 10 public meetings, input from peers and stakeholder groups, and the incorporation of more than 4,500 public comments.
Hunters Reminded to Submit Bear Teeth
As spring bear hunters prepare for the April 1 and April 15 season openers throughout the state, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife officials today reminded successful hunters that their help is needed for an important study.
Conservation Strategy Receives Federal Approval
The strategy charts a course for the long-term conservation of Oregon’s wildlife and enables the state to receive new federal funding for wildlife management and habitat restoration projects. It also identifies how all Oregonians can become involved through a non-regulatory, statewide approach to conservation.
Youth Turkey Hunting Clinic Planned
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife officials today announced a series of youth turkey hunting clinics, scheduled at sites throughout Oregon.
Big Game Auctions Bring Record-Breaking $25,000 Elk Hunting Tag
The first of the 2006 Access and Habitat Program auction hunts got off to a roaring start with a record-breaking $25,000 winning bid on a statewide elk tag, breaking the previous elk auction tag record of $19,500 set in 2000.
Comment Period Extended for Cougar Management Plan
The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission today announced it will extend the public comment period for revisions to the draft Oregon Cougar Management Plan, to ensure that those with an interest in the issue have sufficient time to provide input.
Commission Reviews Draft Cougar Management Plan
The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission Thursday reviewed the draft Oregon Cougar Management Plan from ODFW wildlife managers at the Commission’s regular monthly meeting in Salem.