Author: Kevin Naze

House Passes Act To Improve National Forests

The U.S. House of Representatives recently passed H.R. 1450, the Treating Tribes and Counties as Good Neighbors Act. Good Neighbor Authority allows the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service to enter into agreements with state forestry agencies to conduct management projects on national forests to improve their ecological resilience and[Read More…]

‘Killing Contests’ Part Of Commission Agenda

Oregon’s Fish and Wildlife Commission will consider rules to prohibit so-called “killing contests” for the taking of coyotes and other unprotected mammals at its meeting Friday. Last December, the Commission denied a petition while directing state staff to develop rules to stop such contests in a way that is consistent[Read More…]

Shooting Sports In The Political Crossfire

The Biden Administration is receiving pushback on a plan that could withhold federal funding in schools that offer archery or hunter education programs. National Shooting Sports Foundation Senior Vice President for Government and Public Affairs Larry Keane said the decision to block millions of dollars of federal funding from scholastic[Read More…]

What’s The Difference Between Mulies And Blacktails?

Oregon hunters and wildlife viewers are fortunate to be one of the few states that has decent populations of both mule deer and black-tailed deer. While their habitats can overlap, in general, the larger mule deer is found primarily east of the Cascades while most blacktails are west of there.[Read More…]

NOAA To Fund Oregon Salmon Project

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Fisheries division is recommending more than $100 million in funding for 16 new and continuing programs and projects in the Pacific Coastal Salmon Recovery Fund grant program. NOAA, the Washington, D.C.–based scientific and regulatory agency within the United States Department of Commerce, distributes funds[Read More…]

Time To Scout For Early Archery Deer, Elk Hunts

With the first hunts just over two weeks away, archers hoping to connect during the general archery deer and elk seasons should be scouting hard if they plan to be out opening day. Bear hunting is already underway, western gray squirrel starts Sept. 1 in many areas, and general western[Read More…]

Last Call For A Shot At Sage Grouse Hunt

One of Oregon’s more unique limited-draw hunts has a deadline this week if you want a shot at a permit. Hunters must apply for a sage grouse permit by Friday for a chance at hunting the fall season, Sept. 9-17. There are 10 units with available tags this year, but[Read More…]

Commission To Adopt Sport Fishing Regs

Oregon’s Fish and Wildlife Commission is meeting Friday in Salem to adopt sport fishing regulations for the 2024-2025 season. To see all the proposed changes, visit ODFW staff are also proposing to start adopting regulations every other year rather than annually. In other agenda items, Commissioners will be asked[Read More…]