Hunting Reports

Cascade Elk: Access Issues and Low Odds Persist
by Jason Haley, SEPTEMBER 19, 2017

Expect more of the same this year in the southern Cascades, according to ODFW’s Mark Vargas in Medford. Winter was “harsh” but it didn’t affect elk. The October snow storms didn’t increase the harvest, either, despite deer hunters taking advantage. The Butcher Shop in Eagle Point was inundated with over 200 deer, but few elk. Elk harvest was steady, but...
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Commission adopts 2018 Big Game Regulations
by ODFW, SEPTEMBER 18, 2017

The Fish and Wildlife Commission adopted Big Game Regulations when it met today in Welches, Ore. There are a few changes including shifts in season dates. The Commission updated language to make it clearer that mechanical and moveable blades are not lawful to use for archery hunting. The Commission declined to expand the prohibition on night vision optics until they further explore...
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This week, sportsmen's interests were advanced on Capitol Hill as Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke announced plans for a new Secretarial Order to advance sportsmen's priorities at the Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF) 28th Annual Banquet & Auction; and the House Natural Resources Committee advanced sportsmen's legislation. During CSF's Banquet VIP Reception, Secretary Zinke joined CSF as the keynote speaker, where he...
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CDFW Share Program offers wild pig hunts
by CDFW, SEPTEMBER 13, 2017

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife’s (CDFW) Shared Habitat Alliance for Recreational Enhancement (SHARE) program will provide public access for hunting on properties in Colusa, Solano and Merced counties this fall. SHARE is offering nine new archery-only wild pig hunts at East Park Reservoir located in Colusa County, approximately 45 minutes west of Maxwell. SHARE hunters will have access to...
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The Fish and Wildlife Commission will meet Sept. 15 in Welches, Ore. at the Resort at the Mountain, Huckleberry Room, 68010 East Fairway Ave, Welches. The meeting starts at 8 a.m. Friday, Sept. 15, and follows this agenda The meeting will also be streamed at ODFW’s Twitter and Periscope (@myODFW) accounts. The Commission is expected to adopt big game hunting regulations for 2018. There are few major changes being proposed....
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Deer season is already underway in California’s A and B4 deer hunting zones along the coast, but the majority of general zones – B1-B3, B5, B6, C1-C4, D6 and D7 – open Saturday, Sept. 16. Several other deer hunting zones – D3-D5 and D8-D10 – open the following week, on Saturday, Sept. 23. Severe winter weather conditions took a toll on some...
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