The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) will host a series of public meetings about its 2019 big game hunting regulations. The meetings offer an opportunity for anyone to hear about changes proposed for the 2019 season, comment on those changes and ask questions of district wildlife biologists.
ODFW staff proposals to simplify big game hunting regulations will be discussed at the meetings along with tag numbers for 2019, which should be very similar to 2018 numbers. Big game over-winter survival was good this year due to the mild winter, but herds in some areas are still recovering from the severe 2016-17 winter.
Go here to view a list of locations, dates and times of the meetings.
Public comment about big game regulations will be taken at these meetings, or email comments to [email protected]. Final 2019 Big Game Hunting Regulations will be adopted at the Sept. 14 Commission meeting in Bandon.
(Photo Source: Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife)