Oregon Hunting News

Commission Approves State Plan to Manage Gray Wolves
The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission Friday evening adopted a state wolf management plan, concluding nearly three years of public discussion and input to set the stage for state oversight of the species when they establish a breeding population in Oregon.
ODFW on Track with Wolf Plan
The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife is moving ahead with plans to present a draft Wolf Conservation and Management Plan to the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission for consideration and possible adoption at its Feb. 10-11 meeting in Troutdale.
ODFW Announces Mule Deer and Elk Management Objective Meetings
The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife announced a series of town hall meetings to accept public comment on proposals to update the state’s mule deer and elk management objectives. Management objectives are used by biologists to help guide harvest management decisions related to herd health, habitat and wildlife damage to property.
Commission Hears Public Testimony on Draft Wolf Plan
The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission Thursday heard testimony from nearly 50 people advocating both support for and opposition to the draft Oregon Wolf Conservation and Management Plan that is open for public comment.
ODFW Announces Rocky Mountain Goat Reintroduction Plan
The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife is proposing to reintroduce Rocky Mountain goats to the Columbia River Gorge with the hope of sustaining a population there for the first time in nearly 200 years.
2005 Deer and Elk Raffle Hunt Tickets on Sale
Looking for the perfect stocking stuffer for the hunter of the house or maybe a holiday gift for yourself? The Access and Habitat Program's 2005 deer and elk raffle hunt tickets may be the perfect choice.
Cougar Season Quota Nearly Reached
The Columbia Basin cougar hunt zone in north-central Oregon is approaching the harvest quota and may close early to cougar hunting, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife announced today.
FWC Approves Big Game Hunting Proposal for 2005 Seasons
The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission approved the 2005 big game hunting regulations at its Oct. 15 meeting in Bend last week. The Commission is the policy-making body for fish and wildlife issues in the state.
Wolf Conservation and Management Plan to go Before Public for Review
The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission voted unanimously at its Oct. 15 meeting in Bend to initiate a public rule-making process on the draft Wolf Conservation and Management Plan and the associated rules required to implement the plan.
Biologists are Monitoring Deer and Elk for CWD
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife biologists are canvassing popular hunting areas in southwest Oregon to talk to hunters about Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) and collect small samples of brain tissue from harvested deer and elk.