ROSEBURG – Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife biologists will have informational booths at several popular highway junctions during opening weekends of the general western Oregon buck rifle and general Cascade elk seasons.
Both ODFW wildlife biologists and volunteers will be on hand Sept. 29 – 30 and Oct. 20 – 21 to answer questions and discuss issues with hunters. Hunters also may volunteer to have their harvested deer or elk sampled for Chronic Wasting Disease. Free coffee, tea and cocoa will be available from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Following are booth locations:
- Lemolo Lake Road at Hwy 138 east
- Steamboat Creek Road at Hwy 138 east
- Little River Road at the Peel Store
- Bear Market on the South Umpqua Road/Hwy 227 junction in Tiller
Dave Heffner will be on hand Sept. 29 – 30 at Bear Market to measure antlers at no charge. Heffner measures for Boone & Crockett and Pope & Young.
The mission of the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife is to protect and enhance Oregon's fish and wildlife and their habitats for use and enjoyment by present and future generations. The agency consists of the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission, a commission-appointed director and a statewide staff of approximately 950 permanent employees. Headquartered in Salem, ODFW has regional offices in Clackamas, Roseburg, Bend, and La Grande with ten district offices located throughout the state. For additional information, please visit www.dfw.state.or.us.