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Great Gift Idea!

Looking for that small or Holiday gift idea....? How about giving an OBH membership!

Please check out the new membership gift certificate located at the link below....

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11/4/2014 Successful Hunter!

Lisa Endicott

Alli Dixson with her blacktail deer!

Details of the hunt and more hunters... Info Click Here

10/31/14 Archery Range Host Volunteers Needed!

OBH has been selected by the Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife to host the new archery range at E. E. Wilson Wildlife Area located North of Corvallis. We need volunteers for next year to help out at the range as hosts. Please click this link for more detailed information regarding dates, times and host schedule.

10/31/14 Oregon Wolf Survey

This is a survey regarding management of wolves in Oregon. As many of you may be aware, it seems probable that the Oregon Fish & Wildlife Commission will be asked to consider delisting Oregon's wolves in 2015 because the goals for doing so will be achieved this year. In addition, and regardless of the delisting consideration, the Oregon Wolf Plan is scheduled to be updated in 2015. This new survey is to help determine what role, if any, OBH should officially pursue with respect to the wolf delisting and plan update considerations.

Link to Survey

10/16/14 ODF&W Director Survey

To all,

ODF&W is kicking off their recruitment for selecting a new Director to replace Roy Elicker who recently resigned to assume a new position with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. As the first step in ODFW's recruitment/selection process, they are providing an opportunity to the public to weigh in regarding the characteristics and strengths we would like to see in a new Director. If you click on the following link, it should take you to the survey site:


Following the prompts on the site will enable you to complete the survey.

Craig Starr
2nd VP Bowhunting and Legislation
Oregon Bow Hunters

10/16/14 ODF&W Adopts Changes for 2015

All of you that have an interest in bow hunting should give your thanks to our VP of Legislation, Craig Starr who spends many personal hours and expense to attend the ODF&W meetings, testifying on our behalf. Another great advocate and also attends those meeting is Wayne Wayne Endicott, owner of the Bow Rack in Springfield. As a result ODF&W announced positive changes for archery.

MEDFORD, Ore. - The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission today adopted the 2015 Oregon Big Game Regulations, which includes increasing the statewide cougar quota. Major changes include several modifications to archery season regulations as a result of the recent Archery Review Public Advisory Committee process, including:

  • Adding three controlled archery deer hunts in Walla Walla, Mount Emily and Wenaha units, and removal of the requirement to have a controlled elk archery tag to deer hunt. The tag will also be valid during the general archery season.
  • Adding a new November controlled archery white-tailed deer hunt in the Wenaha unit (estimate 30 tags, will be the hunters only archery deer opportunity).
  • Severing the link between archery deer and elk tags in Sled Springs, Chesnimnus, Maury, and Warner units, meaning an archery elk tag will no longer be required to hunt deer.
  • Adding new Maury and Warner unit controlled archery elk hunts. Tags will also be valid during the general archery season.
  • Returning Sled Springs, Chesnimnus, and Steens Mountain units to the general archery deer season.

Other changes include:

  • Increasing the statewide cougar quota from 777 to 970 to reflect increasing cougar populations, more damage and public safety issues from cougar in some areas, and deer and elk populations that are below objectives in many areas.
  • Adding one week to the Saddle Mountain unit late archery deer hunt and ending a long-standing closure for deer hunting in the unit north of the Burlington Northern tracks. The area was closed years ago to protect Columbian White-Tailed deer. The deer population has expanded, making the closure unnecessary.
  • Added the Keating unit and removed the Stott Mountain unit from areas where archery hunters and hunters with a disability permit may take an antlerless elk during bull seasons.

AAdditional information and details can be found at this link... http://www.dfw.state.or.us/news/2014/october/101014.asp