Oregon Hunting News

Hunting Seasons Should not be Affect by Deer Hair-Loss Syndrome
Recent news reports on deer hair-loss syndrome (DHLS) have caused many hunters to ask questions about the status of deer and deer hunting in Oregon this fall. Hunters are not likely to observe deer with DHLS during deer hunting season
ODFW Asks for Hunters’ Assistance with Monitoring Animals 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. While the disease has not been found in Oregon wildlife to date, Gillin noted that chronic wasting disease (CWD) is spreading and now infects deer and elk in 12 states and two Canadian provinces.
Fall Hunting Forecast
The 2004 Fall Hunting Forecast includes information on deer, elk, bear, cougar, waterfowl and upland game bird hunting.
Rocky Mountain Goats Transplanted
The effort was conducted by Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife biologists from the Baker and Wallowa districts with help from U.S. Forest Service personnel, two veterinarians and several volunteers from the Baker Chapter of the Oregon Hunters Association. The transplant is part of ODFW’s continuing effort to re-establish herds in northeast Oregon.
Fish and Wildlife Commission Meeting to Approve 2005-07 Budget Request
The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission will meet Friday, July 9, in Salem to approve the proposed 2005-07 agency budget request. The Commission also will be adopting furbearing and unprotected mammal regulations for 2004-05 and 2005-06.
“Leftover” Big Game Tag Sale
Nearly 800 tags for limited entry deer and elk hunts will be sold first-come, first-served starting at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 1, at license agents around the state, according to the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife. These tags were left over in six hunts after the annual June drawing for “controlled” tags.
Commission Approves 2004 Tag Numbers & Changes to 2005 Big Game Seasons
The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission Friday approved an 11 percent decline in the number of tags available for this fall’s limited deer and elk hunts and a 4 percent increase in the number of tags for bighorn sheep, pronghorn, black bear and mountain goat.
Fish and Wildlife Commission to Set Fall Hunting Tag Numbers June 11
The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission will meet Friday, June 11, in Baker City to set this fall’s controlled hunt tag allocations and consider a citizen petition to change the razor clam season in Clatsop County.
Commission Reviews Big Game Hunting Regulations for 2005
The number of tags allocated for limited entry deer and elk hunts are proposed to decline for 2004, while limited entry tags for bighorn sheep, mountain goat, pronghorn and bear are proposed to increase, the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission heard Friday. A final decision is expected June 11 in Baker City.
Controlled Hunt of Roseburg Columbian White-tailed Deer
A proposed 2005 controlled hunt for buck deer in the Roseburg population of the recently de-listed Columbian White-tailed deer may be of interest to hunters and local landowners. The agency is proposing a controlled hunt of 10 buck deer, Columbian white-tailed or black-tailed deer.