Oregon Hunting News

Deer and Elk Raffle Hunt Tickets Are on Sale
Take a chance on the Access and Habitat Program's Deer and Elk Raffle Hunts and you'll be investing in better wildlife habitat and more places to hunt. And if you win, you'll get the hunt of a lifetime in the bargain. Tickets went on sale Dec. 1.
Biologists Conduct Nighttime Deer Counts
Wildlife biologists with the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife are conducting nighttime deer counts throughout Douglas County using official department vehicles with flashing amber lights and spotlights. Deer feed at night and are more easily spotted and counted than during the day.
Grant Provides Hunting Access on 8,000 Acre Ranch
A $20,000 Access & Habitat Program grant to Richland rancher Dan Forsea will keep 8,000 acres of his ranch property open to public hunting for the next five years.
DFW Seeks Comments on Bighorn Sheep and Rocky Mountain Goat Management
The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife welcomes public comments on a revised draft plan to direct agency efforts to meet its goal of healthy populations of bighorn sheep and Rocky Mountain goat in all available and suitable habitat within historic ranges.
DFW Seeks Access and Wildlife Project Proposals
The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Access and Habitat Board is seeking proposals for projects that increase public hunting access and/or benefit wildlife habitat on private lands. The application deadline is Oct. 15.
Three Recent Rule Changes Affect Hunters
Hunters preparing for fall big game seasons need to be aware of three new rules that were recently changed and are not included in the 2003 Oregon Big Game Regulations.
2003 Fall Hunting Forecast
The 2003 Fall Hunting Forecast includes information on deer, elk, bear, cougar, waterfowl and upland game bird hunting.
Fire Access Restrictions May Alter Hunting Plans
The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife reminds hunters and other outdoor enthusiasts to check with local land management agencies about road closures and fire restrictions as they head outdoors.
New Rule Eliminates Firearm Possession Restrictions During Hunting Seasons
The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife has rescinded all administrative rules that restrict the possession of firearms during certain hunting seasons. However, hunters must follow existing rules that govern the type of weapon used to hunt big game, game birds or furbearers. As a result of the action, for example, bow hunters may choose to carry a firearm while deer or elk hunting.
Bear Hunters: Turn in Harvested Teeth
The fall black bear season is here and once again, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife researchers are asking hunters for help. Hunters who bag a black bear in southwestern Oregon should turn in a premolar tooth and tissue sample from the bear to help with a census study.