Public invited to May statewide meetings about Oregon's hunting regulations
SALEM, Ore.—ODFW will host 20 public meetings around the state in May to 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 any 2013 big game regulation changes.
The information to be presented at the meetings will be available online in early May under the Hunting Resources website.
Members of the public can offer input on hunting regulations (both big game and game bird) and tag numbers at the May public meetings or send comments to firstname.lastname@example.org / ODFW Wildlife Division, 3406 Cherry Ave NE, Salem, OR 97303. Members of the public may also testify in person at Commission meetings
Final fall 2012 big game tag numbers will be adopted by the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission at their June 7-8 meeting in Salem. Hunting regulations for the 2013 big game seasons will be set at the Commission’s Oct. 5 meeting in Salem.
Oregon offers a variety of both general seasons and controlled hunts for big game (deer, elk, pronghorn antelope, 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.