Oregon Hunting News

Oregon Hunters: Return Black-tailed Deer Teeth

Hunters that are successful in their Western Oregon deer hunt are asked to return a deer tooth to ODFW. The tooth indicates the black-tailed deer’s age, data that is used in population modeling efforts.

Hunters need to remove one of the two middle incisor teeth and mail it to ODFW’s Wildlife Population Lab. Postage paid envelopes are available at ODFW offices and license sales agents.

Free Orange Hat for Youth Hunters in Oregon

Free hunter orange hats will be given to youth hunters that plan to hunt the fall 2011 season, to help kids meet new regulations requiring they wear the color.

Hats will be given away by Oregon State Police Fish and Wildlife troopers and ODFW field staff who see youth hunters in the field during hunting season. Hats are also available at select ODFW offices while supplies last (see list of offices below).

Interior Secretary Announces More than $20 Million for Wetlands Grants for Migratory Birds, More than $10 Million for Wildlife Refuge Acquisitions

Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar announced the Migratory Bird Conservation Commission (Commission) today approved spending more than $9 million from the Migratory Bird Conservation Fund to protect an estimated 5,550 acres of waterfowl habitat on five units of the National Wildlife Refuge System.  The Commission also approved $20.7 million in federal funding for grants to conserve nearly 100,000 acres of wetlands and associated habitats in 16 states through the North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA).

Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife May Lift Fishing Limits on South Twin Lake

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife has proposed suspending all daily catch limits, possession limits and minimum length requirements for fish from South Twin Lake from Sept. 3 through Oct. 23, 2011.

According to Mike Harrington, ODFW fish biologist in Bend, ODFW will lift the fishing limits on the lake if funding to treat the lake with rotenone (a fish toxicant) is approved by the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission on Thursday.

Oregon North Willamette Advisory Council - Has Hunter Representative Position Open

ODFW is looking for a person with experience in hunting and/or wildlife conservation to serve as a Hunter Representative on the Access and Habitat Program's North Willamette Advisory Council.

Oregon Deer and Elk Hunts on C2 Ranch Available

ODFW's Access and Habitat Program and the C2 Ranch are offering 37 hunters the chance to hunt deer or elk on the ranch’s 9,500-acre property near Medford this fall.

Oregon Man Receives Sentence for Federal Wildlife Violation in Wyoming

A concerned citizen's tip about a trophy bull elk being illegally taken in October 2005 near Ten Sleep has led to an Oregon man being convicted for felony wildlife violations July 12 in U.S. District Court in Casper.

After James S. Robinson of West Lynn violated Wyoming statute by killing the bull elk Oct. 21, 2005 with an improper license - he only had a cow elk license for the area - the case became a federal Lacey Act violation when the illegally taken meat and mounted head and antlers were transported across state lines.

Oregon Youth Hunter Must Wear Orange Starting August 1st

New rules that require youth to wear hunter orange when hunting take effect Aug. 1, 2011.

As of that date, hunters age 17 and under are required to wear a hunter (fluorescent) orange exterior garment or hat when hunting game mammals or upland game birds (except turkey) with any firearm.

Oregon Deer Draw Complete - Results Online

Hunters that applied for a 2011 fall controlled hunt can find out if they drew the tag online at ODFW's My Hunter Information page.

Oregon F&W Commission Meeting June 2nd and 3rd

The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission will meet Thursday and Friday, June 2 and 3, at ODFW Headquarters in Salem to consider 2012 big game regulations and new rules for hunting dog trainers and wildlife rehabilitators.