Saturday, January 28th, 2023
Saturday, January 28th, 2023

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Hunters, others invited to statewide meetings about seasons and regulations

Salem, Ore. – ODFW will host a series of public meetings around
the state to present and accept public comment on proposals for big
game hunting seasons, upland game bird hunting seasons and
furbearer regulations.

At the meetings, ODFW staff will provide information about big
game herd health and numbers, propose the number of controlled big
game hunting tags to issue this fall and review concepts for 2010
big game regulations. Tag proposals and the upland game bird season
framework will be available online at ODFW’s Web site in early
May.

Oregon offers both general seasons and controlled hunts for big
game (deer, elk, pronghorn, bighorn sheep, Rocky Mtn goat, cougar,
and black bear). The number of tags for controlled hunts is limited
and hunters must apply for them by May 15 each year. 

The framework for Oregon’s upland game bird hunting seasons is
reviewed every five years. This is the year when changes can be
suggested for 2010-2014 seasons. Meeting attendees can also make
suggestions or comments about furbearer (bobcat, fox, coyote,
beaver, etc.) hunting and trapping regulations.

ODFW staff will also discuss proposed new youth big game hunts
and mandatory hunter reporting issues at the meetings. Reporting
hunt results for each and every big game and turkey tag purchased
became mandatory for hunters in 2008. But so far, most hunters are
not reporting. Rates for fall 2008 hunting seasons range from just
2 percent for general fall bear tag holders to 63 percent for
pronghorn tag holders.

The information hunters provide through mandatory reporting is
critical for ODFW to accurately determine game harvest and set
hunting seasons. Currently there are no penalties for not
reporting, but penalties and/or incentives may be introduced for
future hunting seasons if hunters continue to not report.

The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission will consider ODFW staff
recommendations and adopt final 2009 tag numbers and 2010 big game
regulation concepts at its June 5, 2009 meeting in Salem. Game bird
hunting regulations will be adopted at the Aug. 7, 2009 meeting in
Salem. Furbearer regulations will be up for consideration by the
Commission in summer 2010.

Interested individuals may also provide input on hunting
regulations during public testimony at the Commission meetings.
Written comments can be sent to ODFW Wildlife Division, 3406 Cherry
Ave NE, Salem, OR 97303 or e-mailed

Location, date, and time for 2009 Oregon big game public
meetings.

City    Date    Time    Location

Enterprise    May 1    3 – 6 pm    ODFW Enterprise District
Office

65495 Alder Slope Rd

John Day    May 4    5:30 – 7 pm    Grant County Health Dept.
Johnny Titus Rm

528 E Main St

Lakeview    May 5    7 pm    Eagle’s Lodge – 27 South “E”
Street

Springfield    May 5    7 – 9 pm    Dept. of Forestry Bldg. –
3150 East Main St

Heppner    May 6    6 – 9 pm    ODFW Heppner Office – 54173
Highway 74

Burns    May 6    7 – 9 pm    Harney Co Senior Citizen Center 17
South Alder

Baker City    May 6    3 – 6 pm    ODFW Baker City District
Office 2995 Hughes Lane

Albany    May 7    7 – 9 pm    Amory Bldg., 104 SW 4th St

Clackamas    May 7    7 – 9 pm    ODFW NW Region Office Bldg. 16
17330 SE Evelyn St

Fossil    May 7    6 – 9 pm    401 4th St Fossil OR

Grants Pass    May 7    7 pm    J.J. North’s Restaurant 1150 NE
E St

Newport    May 7    6:30 – 8 pm    Hatfield Marine Science
Center, 2030 SE Marine Science Dr. Bldg. 904 Rooms 30 – 32

La Grande    May 7    3 – 7 pm      ODFW NE Region Office, 107
20th St

The Dalles    May 7    7 – 8:30 pm    The Dalles Screen Shop
3561 Klindt Dr

Charleston    May 9    10am – 2 pm    Oregon Institute of Marine
Biology Birds & Mammals Class Rm. 63466 Boat Basin Dr

Seaside    May 11    3 – 7 pm    Seaside Convention Center –
Seamist Rm 415 First Avenue

Klamath Falls    May 12    6 – 8 pm    OSU Extension Service
3328 Vandenberg Rd Klamath Falls

Ontario    May 12    7 – 9 pm    Malheur County Extension
Service 710 SW 5th Ave

Pendleton    May 13    3 – 7 pm    ODFW Pendleton Office 73471
Mytinger Lane

Redmond    May 13    7 – 9 pm    Redmond High School Rm 37 675
Rimrock Dr Redmond

Medford    May 14    7 pm    Elks Lodge, Esquire Rm 202 N
Central

Central Point    May 18    6 – 8 pm    Rogue District Office
1495 East Gregory Rd

Roseburg    May 19    7 pm    ODFW Roseburg Regional Office
Conference Rm, 4192 N Umpqua Hwy

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