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Make them simpler. That’s the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife’s aim for big game regulations for the 2019 hunting season.

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All who submitted applications for the Morrow/Grant County OHV Park Special Youth Spike Only 2nd Season Elk Hunt were successful this year.

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Hunting — the way of life in the West that connects so many of us to our families and ancestors is also one of the truest expressions of human nature in a historic sense.

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SALEM — Starting this fall, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife is offering new “Premium Hunt” tags for deer, elk and pronghorn for only $8 per application. Hunters who draw the tags ge…

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SALEM – Hunters can check to see if they drew a big game tag for the fall by visiting the My Hunter Information website or calling 1-866-947-6339.

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Hunter Kemper, 10, of Burns, shows off the turkey he bagged on a mentored youth hunt on April 11, opening day for youth hunters. His hunt was courtesy of Grant County resident Sam Palmer, who …

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SALEM – The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission has picked interim director Curt Melcher to continue at the helm of the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife.

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JOHN DAY – A hunter education class will begin next Monday at Grant Union Junior-Senior High School in the library.

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JOHN DAY – It was the first day of 2014 deer season – a good day for Judith Wheeler of Prairie City to shoot her first buck in 40 years.

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MEDFORD – An increase in the statewide cougar will be included in the 2015 Oregon Big Game Regulations, adopted last week by the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission.

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JOHN DAY – A new series of hunter education classes begins Monday, July 7, at Old West Federal Credit Union.

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SALEM – Any hunters who purchased 2013 big game or turkey tags need to report their hunt results by the deadline – Jan. 31, 2014, for most tags.

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LONG CREEK – Joe Wallace, retired Long Creek School math teacher, taught a hunter’s safety class in September to eight Long Creek School students: third-graders Michael Martin and Nolan Garing…

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The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife has issued a notice on their website that while the government shutdown is not affecting hunting on national forests and BLM land, the developed camp…

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LONG CREEK – Tyler Moodenbaugh, 19, thought his hunt was just about over for the season until he encountered this six-point bull elk on Sunday, Sept. 16, and downed it with a single arrow.

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With hunting season kicking into gear, the Oregon State Police Fish & Wildlife Division and the Department of Fish & Wildlife (ODFW) is offering this slate of tips for a safe and legal…

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MT. VERNON – The Oregon Department of Forestry is setting up hunter information booths in the Central Oregon District, including one in Mt. Vernon, this month.

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Climbing mountains in the most severe conditions, pushing your mind and body to the limit on a daily basis – yes, hunting season is just around the corner.

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Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) officials urge hunters to be prepared before embarking on this year’s hunt.

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    The day I turned 9 years old, I was excited because it meant I could hunt my first blacktail.  Oregon's Mentored Youth Program allows me to hunt deer with my dad using his tag.  We knew ri…

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PRAIRIE CITY – Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife will be sponsoring a youth pheasant hunt on Sept. 15 and 16. The pheasants, as well as clays and shotgun shells, will be provided by ODFW.

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JOHN DAY – Hunting advocates are looking to a new generation of hunters to bolster lagging numbers of people participating in the activity.

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David Lane, ODFW Marketing in Salem, says eventhough hunting licenses issued is annually declining, there are more youth taking the hunter education program every year and more women being iss…

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PORTLAND (AP) — The arrest of three teenagers in a Central Oregon poaching case underscores the difficulty biologists and wildlife officers are facing in attempts to rebuild the mule deer population.

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Wow – After 30 years of applying, I finally drew the Aldrich Bighorn Sheep tag.

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The alarm clock was late to ring on the first day of the 2008 Oregon elk bow season. As usual, it had been a sleepless night before opening day.

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Always the first to go in our house, we can't keep enough of this flavor on hand.  It is loved with any kind of wild game and is the first request from our boys when a deer or elk is brought home.

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PORTLAND – The U.S. Forest Service and the Ruffed Grouse Society recently unveiled a new web-based tool to aid hunters and other outdoor enthusiasts in locating ruffed grouse and blue grouse o…

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The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) is in its second year of the Mule Deer Initiative, which aims to remedy some of the problems limiting mule deer populations.

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IZEE – Supporters of the Mule Deer Initiative include the Upper South Fork John Day River Watershed Council, which sees the importance of private lands in recovering the deer populations.

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DAYVILLE – After 30 years of applying for tags, Mike Goss of Enterprise was thrilled to learn he had drawn the Aldrich bighorn sheep tag.