Port of Morrow Opens Lands for Hunting Access

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The Port of Morrow and the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife announced today an agreement to open a portion of Port lands near Boardman for game bird hunting access through the end of waterfowl seasons. These lands are open immediately and access is allowed seven days a week with no permit.

ODFW Wildlife Division Administrator Ron Anglin said hunters should appreciate this new opportunity.

“Hunters who treat private land access with respect and obey the regulations will assist greatly in keeping public access programs for future hunting seasons,” Anglin said.

Agricultural circles owned by the Port, combined with adjacent Coyote Springs Wildlife Area, offer nearly 570 acres for hunting. These lands primarily offer field hunting for geese. The five agricultural circles are planted with winter wheat or alfalfa.

To reach the hunt area from I-84, take the Port of Morrow exit (exit 165), travel north on Laurel Road, turn right (east) on Columbia Avenue, turn right on Rippee Road, and travel approximately 0.25 mile to reach Coyote Springs Wildlife Area and the Port of Morrow Cooperative Hunt Area parking lot. Maps and specific area regulations will be available at the entry sign located in the wildlife area parking lot, or at ODFW’s Pendleton office.

Hunters are reminded that this area operates under specific restrictions. Hunters should carefully read the regulations provided on map boards and area maps.