Hunting Articles


Oppose Oregon Elk Damage Bills
by RMEF, MARCH 27, 2019


This Thursday, March 28, the Oregon Legislature will hold hearings on four bills that could cause rapid reduction of Oregon's elk herds through authorization of damage tags for landowners.   1) HB 3227 will be heard by the House Natural Resources Committee. The bill would establish an elk damage pilot program and issue limitless cow tags to landowners and others in seven...
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SALEM – The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife seeks two members to represent the state’s Fish Passage Task Force. One vacancy will exist for the Fishing and Conservation stakeholder group and the other for the Water Users or Owners-Operators of Artificial Obstructions. Applications will be accepted through Friday May 3, 2019. The nine volunteer members of the Fish Passage Task...
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SALEM, Ore.—In January, deer and elk in Oregon were in good body condition, and it looked like another mild winter for the state. Then came February. “We got two feet of snow in 24 hours here in central Oregon, and then another foot over the next 36 hours,” said Rob Tanner, co-founder and president of Oregon Shed Hunters, a group created...
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ODFWs Access and Habitat Program and the C2 Ranch are offering 10 youth hunters the chance to hunt turkey on the ranchs 9,500-acre property near Medford this spring. The deadline to apply is April 1 and winners will be drawn on April 2. Each winner will receive a one-day guided hunt. A parent or other adult can accompany the youth hunter. It...
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5 Mistakes Not To Make on Opening Day
by Troy Rodakowski, MARCH 5, 2019


Turkey season opens in a few short weeks. It’s Saturday, March 30 in California and Monday, April 15 in Oregon.  Youth hunters can enter the field even earlier in both states. Over the years I have made plenty of mistakes and learned some valuable lessons when hunting turkeys. Here are a few tips of what not to do on opening...
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A long awaited package of provisions for sportsmen's access and habitat conservation, the Natural Resources Management Act (S. 47) was advanced by the House of Representatives, and now heads to the President's desk to be signed into law. A number of the provisions within S. 47 are access-oriented priorities of the Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF).  Introduced in January by Congressional Sportsmen's...
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