Oregon Hunting News

Port of Morrow Opens Lands for Hunting Access
The Port of Morrow and the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife announced today an agreement to open a portion of Port lands near Boardman for game bird hunting access through the end of waterfowl seasons. These lands are open immediately and access is allowed seven days a week with no permit.
Illegally Kept Black Bear has a Permanent Home
Officials with the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife announced the illegally kept black bear removed in October from individuals in the Allegany area has a new home.
Commission Approves Changes for Disabled Hunter Program
The number of hunters using the Permanent Disability Permit Program rose dramatically – from approximately 600 hunters in 1999 to more than 17,500 hunters in 2004. The Commission last October called for a special committee to study the program and offer recommendations.
Roosevelt Elk Hunting Opportunities
Hunters pursuing elk during the upcoming Coast Bull Elk Centerfire seasons can expect to find good opportunities for success on the North Coast Access Area. Those seasons run Nov. 12 – Nov. 15 and Nov. 19 – Nov. 25
Comment Period Extended for Cougar Management Plan
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife officials today announced the comment period for Oregon's proposed cougar management plan will remain open through Nov. 20.
Hunter Assistance Needed to Monitor for CWD
During the upcoming deer and elk hunting seasons, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife is asking deer and elk hunters to assist with collection of vital wildlife disease information.
Meetings will Review Proposed Changes to Disabled Hunter Permits
The Permanent Disability Permit allows hunters and anglers with a disability to hunt or fish under more flexible rules than those governing able-bodied hunters and anglers. The number of permit holders has increased dramatically since 1999, when about 600 people held these permits.
Hunters may Face Access Restrictions Due to Fire Danger
The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife reminds hunters and other outdoor recreationists to check with local land management agencies and landowners about possible road closures and other fire-related restrictions as they head out for the start of bowhunting season and various end-of-summer activities.
Public Invited to Comment on Proposed Cougar Management Plan
The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife is hosting eight public meetings during the last half of August to gather comments and concerns from Oregonians about the proposed update of the state’s cougar management plan.
Tag Sale Deadline Approaches for Early August Hunts
It may be hot, but for many hunters now is the time to think about upcoming seasons and purchasing tags. The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife reminds hunters that July 31 is the deadline for hunting seasons that begin Aug. 1.