Urgent ODFW Hunting News
Currently, the Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife (ODFW) is in the process of updating some Big Game Hunting Regulations. There are multiple changes being proposed to Traditional Only Archery Seasons. Here is a quick summary of what is being proposed:
Canyon Creek Archery Area is Traditional only for the first week of Archery Season
Trout Creek Mountains is Traditional Only for all of archery season with unlimited tags
Eliminate the Traditional Only aspect of the Canyon Creek Archery Area
Eliminate Unlimited Tags in Trout Creek Mountains Traditional Season and limit it to 300 tags
Create a new Traditional Only Season in the North Fork of the John Day Wilderness Area for five days with a limit of 50 tags following the general archery season
Create two new Traditional Only Hunts (one deer and one elk) on the westside to be determined at next year's Commission Meetings.
Make Canyon Creek Archery Area Traditional Only for the entire four weeks of the general archery season
Make Trout Creek Mountains a general tag but limit the weapon to Traditional Only
Agree with the proposed new hunt in the North Fork of the John Day Wilderness.
Agree with the two new proposed westside hunts
At the moment, ODFW is holding public meetings around the state to get opinions from the community. Please try to attend one of your local ODFW meetings to show support for the historic Canyon Creek Archery Area. They are coming up quick around the state. See the ODFW public meetings schedule HERE.
You can also contact your commissioners by email to let them know your thoughts.
Send to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Michael Finley, Commission Chair
Jim Biddle, Commissioner
Gregory Wooley, Commissioner
Robert Spelbrink, Commissioner
Bruce Buckmaster, Commissioner
Mark Labhart, Commissioner
Mary Wahl, Commissioner