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Public meetings on big game, game bird, and furbearer regulations

March 28, 2012

SALEM, Ore.—ODFW will host a series of public meetings around the state in early May to hear public comment on proposals for big game, game bird, and furbearer hunting and trapping seasons.

At the meetings, ODFW staff will provide information about big game herd health and populations and propose the number of controlled big game hunting tags to issue for this year. Staff will also review concepts for possible changes to the 2015 big game regulations, including any changes to archery seasons recommended by the Archery Review Public Advisory Committee (ARPAC).

Staff proposals for tag numbers, ARPAC recommendations and other proposed 2015 regulations changes will be available at the meetings and posted on the hunting section of ODFW’s website by May 1.

Upland bird seasons and furbearer regulations are additional topics open for discussion and comment during these meetings. Upland game bird seasons are reviewed every five years and seasons structures are due for review this year.

Oregon offers general seasons and controlled hunts for big game (deer, elk, pronghorn, bighorn sheep, Rocky Mtn goat, cougar, and black bear). The number of tags for controlled hunts is limited and hunters must apply for them by May 15 each year (or Feb. 10 for spring bear hunts).

The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission is expected to adopt 2014 fall big game tag numbers at its June 5-6 meeting in Salem. Concepts for 2015 big game regulations will be presented to the Commission at this June meeting, with final adoption occurring in October. Bird hunting regulations are adopted in August.

The public may provide input on ODFW proposals during public testimony at the June or August Commission meetings in Salem or by sending written comments to odfw.comments@state.or.us, mail to: ODFW Wildlife Division, 4034 Fairview Industrial Drive SE, Salem, OR 97302.

2014 Big Game Public Meeting Schedule

Table 1.Location, date, and time for Oregon big game public meetings.
City Date Time Location

Seaside

May 1

4 - 7 pm

Seaside Convention Center – Seamist Rm
415 First Avenue Seaside OR

Enterprise

May 2

3 – 6 pm

ODFW Enterprise District Office
Enterprise OR

Roseburg

May 5

6 pm

ODFW Roseburg Regional Office
Conference Rm, 4192 N Umpqua Hwy Roseburg OR

Burns

May 6

7 – 9 pm

Harney County Visitors Center
484 N Broadway, Burns OR

John Day

May 6

5:30 – 7 pm

John Day District State Forestry Office
415 Patterson Bridge Rd, John Day OR

Jordan Valley

May 6

6 pm MDT

Lions Hall
Hwy 95 North Jordan Valley OR

Lakeview

May 6

6 pm

Eagles Lodge – 27 South “E” Street
Lakeview OR

Springfield

May 6

6:30 – 8:30 pm

Oregon Dept. of Forestry
3150 East Main St Springfield OR

Bend

May 7

4 – 7 pm

ODFW Bend Office
61374 Parrell Rd Bend OR

Charleston

May 7

6:30 – 8:30 pm

North Bend Public Library
1800 Sherman Ave North Bend OR

Gold Beach

May 7

6 pm

Gold Beach City Hall
29592 Ellensburg Ave Gold Beach OR

Heppner

May 7

6 – 9 pm

ODFW Heppner District Office
54173 Highway 74 Heppner OR

Klamath Falls

May 7

5:30 pm

OSU AG Extension Service
6923 Washburn Way Klamath Falls OR

Newport

May 7

6 – 8 pm

ODFW Marine Resources Program Office
2040 SE Marine Dr  Newport OR

Baker City

May 8

4 - 6 pm

ODFW Baker City District Office
2995 Hughes Lane Baker City OR

Clackamas

May 8

5:30 – 8 pm

ODFW Clackamas Regional Office Bldg 16
17330 SE Evelyn Street Clackamas OR

La Grande

May 8

4 – 7 pm

ODFW NE Region Office
107 20th St La Grande OR

Medford

May 8

7 pm

The Eagles Lodge
2000 Table Rock Rd Medford OR

Ontario

May 8

6 pm MDT

OSU Extension Center
710 SW 5th Ave Ontario OR

Pendleton

May 8

3 – 7 pm

Pendleton Convention Center
1601 Westgate Pendleton OR

Salem

May 13

7 – 9 pm

ODFW Headquarters Office
4034 Fairview Industrial Dr SE Salem OR

Grants Pass

May 14

7 pm

Elmers Restaurant
175 NE Agness Grants Pass OR

The Dalles

May 15

6 pm

The Dalles Screen Shop
3561 Klindt Dr The Dalles OR

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Contact:

Michelle Dennehy
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife
(503) 947-6022
Michelle.N.Dennehy@state.or.us

 
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