Oregon Hunting News

ODFW Seeks Hunter Representative for Access and Habitat Board
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife officials today announced an available position for a hunter representative on the state's Access and Habitat Board.
Big Game Raffle and Auction Tags Set
The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission today approved 2006 auction and raffle tag allocations for bighorn sheep, Rocky Mountain goats, pronghorn antelope, and statewide deer and elk hunting.
Tag Numbers Approved for Limited Entry Big Game Hunts
The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission today approved tag numbers for this fall’s limited entry hunts for deer, elk, pronghorn, bighorn sheep and Rocky Mountain goats.
Big Game Raffle and Auction Hunts Earn Record-Level Dollars
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife officials today announced the state's 2005 big game auction and raffle hunts have raised a record $515,800 for hunter access and wildlife improvement projects throughout the state.
Hunters Gain Access to 2,400 Acres Near National Wildlife Refuge
Waterfowl hunters will have open access to 2,400 acres of private lands near Malheur National Wildlife Refuge through 2010 along with improved access to about five thousand acres of refuge lands.
FWC Hears Proposals for 2005 Big Game Tags
The Commission will finalize 2005 big game tag numbers at its June 10 meeting in Salem. Immediately following adoption of the tag numbers, ODWF will begin drawing controlled hunt tags. Hunters will be notified of their success by mail.
Comment Period Extended for Deer and Elk Management Objective Proposals
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife officials announced the public comment period is extended for proposals to update the state's mule deer and elk management objectives.
Mountain Goats Return to Columbia River Gorge
Literature dating back to Lewis and Clark's journals indicates Rocky Mountain goats were once present in the Gorge. The Commission approved a plan directing ODFW wildlife specialists to capture 15-20 goats this year from healthy populations in the Elkhorn Mountains and release them at Herman Creek near Cascade Locks.
Commission Approves Access and Habitat Grants
The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission today approved nearly $2 million in grants to improve wildlife habitat and public hunting access on public and private lands statewide. Implementation of these grant projects opens nearly 3 million acres of public hunting access throughout Oregon.
Deer and Elk Raffle Hunt Tickets On Sale
Oregon Wildlife officials today announced ODFW Access and Habitat Program 2005 deer and elk raffle hunt tickets are available. The raffle hunts offered for 2005 include statewide deer, northeast Oregon deer, southeast Oregon deer, central Oregon deer, Northeast Oregon elk, High Desert elk, western Oregon elk, statewide elk, and a statewide deer and elk hunt.