Oregon Hunting News

Oregon Opens 14,000 Acres to Public Hunting Access
Two Harney County landowners have been awarded a total of $37,583 in grant funds from the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife's Access and Habitat program to open their properties to public hunting access from Aug. 1, 2008 to March 1, 2009.
Oregon Places GPS Collars on 2 Elkhorn Mtn. Goats
State and federal wildlife biologists collared and released 14 Rocky Mountain goats in the Elkhorn Mountains last week and relocated another five goats to the Wenaha-Tucannon Wilderness in the Umatilla National Forest.
Oregon FWC Approve Tags for Fall Controlled Hunts
The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission approved just over 134,000 hunting tags for controlled (limited-entry) big game hunts this fall.
Oregon Controlled Hunt Apps Due May 15th
Hunters are reminded that the deadline to submit a controlled hunt application to local license agents or to ODFW is May 15.
Oregon DFW To Hold Meeting on Big Game Seasons
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife will host a series of public meetings around the state to accept public comment on proposals for big game hunting seasons.
Wolf Delisting by End of Week?
Barring legal challenges, the federal rule removing wolves in Idaho and the rest of the Northern Rocky Mountains from the endangered species becomes final Friday, March 28.
Federal Shooting Range Grant Applications Due April 15th
A classroom with an 8-lane indoor range and ADA restroom in Clatskanie, an improved skeet range in Eugene and a covered pistol range in Phoenix are examples of some projects completed with the help of federal shooting range grants.
Oregon Statewide Elk Tag Goes for $15,500
Wayne Holm of North Plains, Ore., placed the winning $15,500 bid for a statewide elk tag auctioned at the Emerald Valley Chapter of the Oregon Hunters Association annual fundraising banquet held in Eugene on March 1.
Oregon Hunter's Ed Available Online
The classroom portion of Oregon's hunter education course is now available online.
Idaho's Wolves on the Move?
Another Idaho wolf has wandered into eastern Oregon - this one a radio-collared female wolf from the Timberline Pack.