Hunting Reports


 ODFW is offering 10 youth hunters (ages 17 and under) the chance to win a guided turkey hunt on a private ranch in Jackson County during the spring 2017 turkey season. Ten hunts will be raffled off on March 31, 2017. Winners will receive one day of turkey hunting on the C2 Ranch in Jackson County, accompanied by a guide who will...
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The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is reminding hunters that nonlead ammunition is now required statewide when hunting wild turkeys with a shotgun. The upcoming 2017 spring wild turkey season will be the first hunting season with significant participation for which nonlead shot will be required statewide. These regulations apply both to public and private lands (except for licensed...
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Wolf OR48, a Shamrock Pack adult male, died on Feb. 26 on private land in northeast Oregon after an unintentional take by the US Department of Agriculture’s Wildlife Services. The wolf died after encountering an M-44 device, a spring-activated device containing cyanide powder. The device was in place as part of Wildlife Services operations to control coyotes and prevent coyote-livestock conflict...
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As weather breaks and snow begins melting at lower elevations, more hunters are expected to take to Oregon’s outdoors—not for the chance to harvest a deer or elk but to look for their shed antlers. (Oregon’s buck deer shed their antlers from late December through March and bull elk shed them from late February through early April.) But one prominent member...
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Register by March 28 for the annual turkey hunting clinic for kids ages 8 to 17, a popular event sponsored by ODFW, Oregon Hunters Association and Celilo Bowmen. The event is Saturday, April 1 at the White River Wildlife Area near Tygh Valley. Kids who attend will learn the tricks, tips and strategies needed to turkey hunt including: turkey identification and behavior, scouting techniques...
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ODFW is increasing disease monitoring in California bighorn sheep throughout Oregon this year as part of ongoing research with Oregon State University and the Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies. ODFW traditionally relocates sheep each year as part of a years-long effort to restore this rare species to its historic range in Oregon. But these relocation efforts are on hold...
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