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Willamette Goose Target Area
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Federal “Open Fields” Grant to Pay Landowners for Hunting Access

Willamette Valley Goose Hunter Access Program

Open Fields funding is used to pay landowners on a per-acre basis to allow public hunting on private land in the Willamette Valley. Properties that experience goose damage are given priority. Landowners may choose to enroll on a “Welcome to Hunt” or a “By-Permission” basis. All By-Permission hunting reservations are coordinated through ODFW Staff.

Interested landowners should contact the Willamette Valley Open Fields Coordinator, Marianne Brooks, 541-726-3515.

Hunting Opportunities

Google-based driving directions, interactive property maps, and search functions are available at www.OregonHuntingMap.com

A daily hunting permit is required on all Open Fields Access Areas. Permits are available from self-serve permit boxes located on each property. Hunters should reference the Detail Map for location of permit boxes/parking areas.

Property Name Detail Map (pdfs)

Access Type

Size (acres)

WMU

Open Period

Manning Access Area Manning Welcome to Hunt 736 McKenzie Sep. 12 - Mar. 10
Galen Kropf Farms Access Area Galen Krop Welcome to Hunt 913 McKenzie Oct. 24 - Mar. 10
Calvin Farms Access Area  (3 parcels) Clear Lake
Fir Butte
Welcome to Hunt 179 Willamette
Tenbusch Farms Access Area Tenbusch Farms Welcome to Hunt 298 McKenzie

 

Willamette Goose Target Area

Columbia Basin Access Program
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Columbia Basin Access Program

The Columbia Basin Access Program operates similarly to the Willamette Valley Goose Hunter Access Program, but focuses on upland hunting opportunities on private lands in the Columbia Basin. Landowners may choose to enroll on a “Welcome to Hunt” or a “By-Permission” basis. All By-Permission hunting reservations are coordinated through ODFW Staff.

Interested landowners and hunters should contact the Columbia Basin Open Fields Coordinator, Melody Henderson, at 541-676-5230

Hunting Opportunities

Note: for By-Permission properties, you must call 541-676-5230 to make a reservation

Google-based driving directions, interactive property maps, and search functions are available at www.OregonHuntingMap.com

A daily hunting permit is required on all Open Fields Access Areas. Permits are available from self-serve permit boxes located on each property. Hunters should reference the Detail Map for location of permit boxes.

Property Name

Detail Map (pdfs)

Access Type

Size (acres)

WMU

Open Period

Social Ridge Access Area Social Ridge Welcome to Hunt 7,039 Columbia Basin Rifle Deer Season –
January 31
Bunker Hill Access Area Bunker Hill By-Permission 1,345 Columbia Basin Pheasant Opener–
December 31
Four Mile Access Area Four Mile Welcome to Hunt 1,506 Columbia Basin Rifle Deer Season –
January 31

Program Contacts

Isaac Sanders
Access and Habitat Program Coordinator
4034 Fairview Industrial Dr. SE
Salem, OR 97302
Tel: 503-947-6087
Fax: 503-947-6330
Isaac.R.Sanders@state.or.us

Melody Henderson
Columbia Basin Open Fields Coordinator
Heppner District
Tel. 541-676-5230
Fax. 541-676-9075
Melody.B.Henderson@state.or.us

Marianne Brooks
Willamette Valley Open Fields Coordinator
S. Willamette District
Tel. 541-726-3515
Fax. 541-726-2505
Marianne.C.Brooks@state.or.us

Background Information

Oregon Open Fields is a grant that the A&H Program has been awarded from the US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) through the new Voluntary Public Access and Habitat Incentive Program. Part of the 2014 Farm Bill, this program provides block grants to state agencies and tribes to increase public hunting access to private land and improve wildlife habitat on enrolled lands.

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