ODFW hearing in Redmond on big game regulations

POSTED: 11:35 AM PDT April 26, 2013    UPDATED: 12:28 PM PDT April 26, 2013 
REDMOND, Ore. -

ODFW will host a series of public meetings around the state in early May to accept public comment on proposals for big game hunting seasons.

At the meetings, ODFW staff will provide information about herd health and populations, propose the number of controlled big game hunting tags to issue for this year and review concepts for 2014 big game regulations.

Oregon offers both 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. Staff proposals for tag numbers will be available at the meetings and posted on ODFW’s website in early May.

The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission will consider staff recommendations and adopt final 2013 tag numbers and 2014 big game regulation concepts at its June 6-7 meeting in Tigard.

Interested individuals may also provide input on ODFW proposals during public testimony at the June 6-7 Commission meeting in Tigard. Written comments can be sent to ODFW Wildlife Division, 3406 Cherry Ave NE, Salem, OR 97303 or e-mailed to odfw.comments@state.or.us

2013 Big Game Public Meeting Schedule

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

City

Date

Time

Location

Redmond

May 1

7 – 9 pm

Ridgeview High School

4555 SW Elkhorn Ave    Redmond OR