Oregon Hunting News

Controlled Deer and Elk Tags will be Discussed in May
The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife will host several meetings in central Oregon this month to accept public comment on proposals for the number of tags for this fall’s controlled big game hunting seasons and the 2005 hunting regulations.
ODFW Seeks Input on Fall Hunting Seasons
The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife will host 21 public meetings in May to accept public comment on proposals for the number of tags for this fall’s controlled big game hunting seasons and the 2005 hunting regulations.
ODFW Grant to Fund Elk Habitat Improvements
Elk will have improved habitat and local ranchers will see reduced crop damage as a result of a $48,544 grant awarded to the Pilot Butte Hereford Ranch through the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Access and Habitat Program. The ranch is located about seven miles east of Prineville in Crook County.
ODFW Hears Briefing on Black-Tailed Deer Harvest Season Decisions
The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission last week heard two information briefings on 2004 ocean salmon seasons and 2005 black-tailed deer hunting seasons and in preparation for decision-making later this spring.
ODFW Grant Keeps 147,000 Acres Open to Public Hunting
A $44,905 grant from the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife's Access and Habitat Program awarded to Boise Cascade Company will be used to hire a wildlife technician during the 2004 hunting seasons as part of a cooperative management program that helps keep 147,000 acres of the company's timberlands in Wallowa County open to public hunting.
ODFW Grant Funds Big Game Winter Range Habitat Improvements
The Redmond Chapter of the Oregon Hunters Association has been awarded a $12,000 grant from the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife's Access and Habitat Program to continue an ongoing deer and elk winter range improvement project on the Phillip W. Schneider Wildlife Area in Grant County.
Prescribed Burn to Benefit Elk and Deer
About 300 acres of the Lostine Wildlife Area will be burned this spring to improve big game habitat. The area provides summer and winter range for mule deer and Rocky Mountain elk.
First Come - First Serve Spring Bear Hunt Tags
More than 880 tags left over from the limited-entry lottery for spring bear hunts will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis starting at 10 a.m., Monday, March 15, at license agents statewide, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife announced today.
Black-tailed Deer Hunting Public Meetings Set
The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife will host a series of public meetings starting next week in western Oregon to obtain public comments on draft strategies for black-tailed deer hunting seasons for 2005 and beyond.
DFW to Open Roads During Heppner Cow Hunt
To help both hunters and ranchers, ODFW staff will open roads during the cow elk season that are normally closed to motor vehicles so that hunters can get into some of the higher elevation areas. This additional hunting opportunity, which is supported by landowners, helps disperse the elk over a greater area and cuts down on crop damage.