Jewell Meadows Wildlife Area
-Photo by Rick Swart, ODFW-
Jewell Meadows Wildlife Area is located in the Oregon Coast Range mountains, in the northwestern part of the state. The wildlife area encompasses 1,114 acres owned and managed by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (department). The wildlife area was established in 1969, with an initial purchase of 183 acres. The wildlife area’s purpose is to protect and enhance habitat to benefit native wildlife species, to reduce wildlife damage to adjacent properties, and to provide the public with an opportunity to observe wildlife in a natural setting.
The Ken Denman Wildlife Area (DWA) located approximately seven miles north of Medford, in southwest Oregon, was established on April 5, 1954 when 1,760 acres of the former Camp White Military Reservation were conveyed to the Oregon Game Commission. The area is now 1,858 acres in size. Situated on the Rogue Valley floor, the DWA is bordered by the Rogue River and Table Rocks on the north, agricultural and urban development on three sides and is split by a large industrial park. The DWA is within Jackson County which has a population of 193,000.
Wenaha Wildlife Area
-Oregon Fish and Wildlife-
Demand for big game hunting and wildlife viewing opportunities has traditionally been high in northeast Oregon. The favored game species, and arguably the most viewable, are Rocky Mountain elk (Cervus elaphus nelsoni), mule and white-tailed deer (Odocoileus hemionus and Odocoileus virginianus ochrourus) and Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep (Ovis canadensis). Although summer forage for mule and white-tailed deer, elk and bighorn sheep is abundant throughout the Grande Ronde and Wenaha drainages, populations of these species may be limited by available winter range.
Because heavy snows cover forage at high and mid-elevation areas during winter months, elk and deer migrate to lower elevations along the Wenaha and Grande Ronde rivers. These areas are predominantly private lands managed for cattle and production of agricultural crops.
Elk and deer migrating to these areas in winter have caused conflicts between landowners and wildlife dating back to the late 1940s. Elk and deer damage haystacks, grain fields, hay fields, and other agriculture crops, and utilize pasture forage intended for domestic livestock. Extensive damage to fences also occurs.
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