Oregon Hunting News

Date Correction for Deer Hunt Auction
The previously advertised date for the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife's Access and Habitat Program Statewide Deer Hunt to be auctioned by the Minnesota/Wisconsin Chapter of the Foundation for North American Wild Sheep is incorrect. The correct date is March 22. The auction tag awards the winning bidder an extended season from Sept. 1 through Nov. 30, 2003 to take one deer within Oregon wildlife unit boundaries. Any legal weapon may be used during the hunt.
Wolf Town Hall Meeting in Enterprise
The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife will host a town hall meeting in early January in Enterprise to hear the thoughts, concerns and comments of Oregonians about wolves entering the state.
Outdoors-Woman Family Rabbit Hunt Planned
The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, along with Mary's Peak Hound Club, invites you and your family to join us at EE Wilson Wildlife Area , near Corvallis, Saturday, Jan 11, 2003, for a Family Rabbit Hunt workshop.
Cougar Season in Northeast Closes Nov. 15
The Blue Mountains cougar hunt zone in northeast Oregon will close to cougar hunting a half hour after sunset Friday, Nov.15, because the 2002 cougar harvest quota will be met, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife announced November 7th.
Deer Winter Range Re-seeding Planned
About 3,540 acres of deer winter range on private lands burned by the Winter, Toolbox and Grizzly fires will be re-seeded with help from a $77,000 grant from the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife's Access and Habitat Program. A total of 17 landowners are involved in the project.
Public Invited to Wolf Town Hall Meetings
The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife will host 14 town hall meetings throughout the state in November and December to hear the thoughts, concerns and comments of Oregonians about wolves entering the state.
Hunter Access to Private Lands Reduced
The area available to most hunters in northeastern Oregon's Heppner Unit has been reduced by 37,000 acres with the closure of private lands that were open to hunting for more than three decades.
Hunters Can Win a Spotting Scope
Hunters who harvest a black-tailed deer in southwestern Oregon have the chance to win a spotting scope if they turn in deer teeth to the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife. The Umpqua Chapter of the Oregon Hunters Association donated a Bushnell sport view spotting scope valued at $100 for the drawing.
Hunters Asked to Check Fire Restrictions
The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife reminds hunters to call ahead and learn the current access restrictions before choosing their hunting camp. Fire conditions have led some managers to close their lands to the public. Fire closures are in place on federal lands managed by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management and U.S. Forest Service, and private lands in Douglas and Coos Counties. Additional fire closures are expected on short notice.
Harvested Out-of-State Game Subject to New Rules
Oregonians who hunt deer, elk or moose in other states or countries may bring their game meat home, but they cannot import any part of the head or spinal column, according to new rules adopted to prevent the spread of chronic wasting disease. The rules apply to all animals in the cervidae family, except reindeer.