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 meets May 28 in Prineville



Meg Eden  (541) 447-5111
Michelle Dennehy  (503) 947-6022                   
Fax:  (503) 947-6009


May 22, 2009

PRINEVILLE, Ore.--The Maury Mule Deer Initiative Planning Committee will meet Thursday, May 28 from 1:30  to 4:30 p.m. at Crook County Fire and Rescue, 500 NE Belknap Street in Prineville.

The 12-member committee intends to discuss population management and disturbance/harassment of mule deer on their winter range during the meeting. Planning committee members include representatives from Oregon Hunters Association, Mule Deer Foundation, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, BLM, U.S. Forest Service, Crook County Weed Board, Crook County Stock Growers plus private landowners and Crook County Commissioner Ken Fahlgreen.

Members of the public are welcome to attend to listen to the meeting. An opportunity for public comment is scheduled for 4 p.m. 

The Mule Deer Initiative is an effort by ODFW, partner sportsman organizations, land managers and others to increase mule deer. Maury is one of five wildlife management units selected for the initial effort.

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.

For more information contact Meg Eden (541) 447-5111.




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 2:16 PM