The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, with grant money from the federal government is hoping to open 95,000 acres to upland bird hunting in the Columbia Basin. The department is offering land owners in the Columbia Basin anywhere from 78 cents to $3 per acre to open their land to bird hunters. The land owners can choose advance reservation hunting or walk-in hunting.
The ODFW staff helps landowners who participate in the program by posting signs, installing permit boxes, patrolling properties, coordinating hunter reservations, and managing all other aspects of the hunting access program. The state also provides liability protection for participating landowners. From The East Oregonian .