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Elk feeding tours at Jewell Meadows Wildlife Area canceled due to virus

December 20, 2021

Roosevelt bull elk
Roosevelt bull elk (click to enlarge)
Photo by Jim Yuskavitch

SEASIDE, Ore. – ODFW has decided to suspend elk feeding tours at Jewell Meadows Wildlife Area again this winter. With state offices remaining closed after Jan. 1, 2022, the wildlife area will not be able to offer the opportunity for the public to participate for the rest of the 2021-2022 feeding season.

The tours typically occur Dec. 1 – Feb. 28 and allow participants to ride on wagons to several sites and help feed Roosevelt elk on the wildlife area.

Wildlife area staff will continue to provide supplemental feed to elk during the winter months to enhance viewing opportunities for visitors. Feeding times are between 9-10 a.m. daily and should continue through mid-March.

Visitors should be prepared to maintain social distancing, wear face coverings and take all usual Covid-19 precautions.

While the wildlife area is still open for public use, all ODFW office buildings remain closed to visitors including the office at Jewell Meadows.

For more information, call Jewell Meadows Wildlife Area at (503) 755-2264 or see the Visitor Guide at https://myodfw.com/jewell-meadows-wildlife-area-visitors-guide.

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Contact:

Beth Quillian, (503) 947-6008, beth.s.quillian@odfw.oregon.gov
Jewell Meadows Wildlife Area, (503) 755-2264

 
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