The Oregon Seal Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife  
 » ODFW Home    » 2009 News Releases
News Releases for the year 2009
2021 Releases | 2020 Releases | 2019 Releases | 2018 Releases | 2017 Releases | 2016 Releases | 2015 Releases | 2014 Releases | 2013 Releases | 2012 Releases | 2011 Releases | 2010 Releases
facebook twitter youtube rss feed
emailReceive News Release Updates by E-mail Media Contacts

Mule Deer Initiative Planning Committee to meet April 7 in John Day



March 31, 2009


Greg Jackle (541) 575-1167
Michelle Dennehy (503) 947-6022
Fax: (503) 947-6009

JOHN DAY, Ore.--The Murderers Creek Mule Deer Initiative Planning Committee will meet Tuesday, April 7, from 3 p.m.-6 p.m. in the Johnnie Titus room of the Grant County Health Department, 528 E Main St Ste E, John Day.

The Mule Deer Initiative is a new effort by ODFW, partner sportsman organizations and land managers to increase mule deer populations in eastern Oregon. Murderers Creek is one of five wildlife management units selected for the initial effort.

Members of the public are welcome to attend the meeting, where committee members will discuss habitat management. An opportunity for public comment is scheduled for 5:45 p.m.  The committee is expected to meet on several more occasions before making recommendations to ODFW staff.

Mule deer populations have declined across the western United States for a variety of reasons including loss of habitat, changes in land and predator management practices and other factors. Many of today’s hunters grew up hunting mule deer and want their kids and grandkids to have the same opportunities they did.

Mule deer hunting and viewing also contribute significant dollars to eastern Oregon’s economy. Last year, more than 74,000 people went deer hunting in eastern Oregon, generating an estimated $22 million for the economy.

Planning committee members include representatives from Oregon Hunters Association, the Mule Deer Foundation, BLM, Natural Resource Conservation Service, Warm Springs Tribe and private landowners.

For more information contact Greg Jackle at 541 575 1167.




About Us | Fishing | Hunting | Wildlife Viewing | License / Regs | Conservation | Living with Wildlife | ODFW Outdoors | Workday Login

ODFW Home | Driving Directions | Employee Directory | Social Media | | File Formats | Employee Webmail | ODFW License Agents

4034 Fairview Industrial Drive SE   ::   Salem, OR 97302   ::    Main Phone (503) 947-6000 or (800) 720-ODFW [6339]

Do you have a question or comment for ODFW? Contact ODFW's Public Service Representative at:
Share your opinion or comments on a Fish and Wildlife Commission issue at

   © ODFW. All rights reserved. This page was last updated: 10/08/2009 2:14 PM