10/03/2015 Lighted Knocks in Oregon
The agenda materials for the upcoming Fish and Wildlife Commission meeting are now available on the meeting page of the Commission's web site. The meeting is scheduled for Friday, October 9th at the Driftwood Shores Resort in Florence.
The Commission will be dealing with ODFW staff proposals regarding establishment of four (4) cougar control areas to address predation impacts and with possible delisting of wolves from Oregon's endangered species list. Both of these issues are likely to bring out hordes of the "antis" who will claim that ODFW management (as opposed to complete protection) will decimate cougar and wolf populations contrary to all current experience. If you are concerned that the populations of large predators need to be managed in line with their prey species (both wildlife and livestock), it would be good to send the Commission an E-mail if you can't attend the meeting.
Also, in response to direction from the Commission at their June meeting, the ODFW staff is presenting a proposal to legalize use of lighted nocks for archery hunting although the ODFW staff presentation of their proposal is decidedly lukewarm (essentially not urging an affirmative Commission decision, but simply leaving a decision completely up to the Commission). The proposal would simply add language so the relevant regulations on archery equipment would read: "No electronic devices may be attached to bow or arrow except lighted arrow nocks that have no function other than to increase visibility of the arrow are allowed." Again, if you support legalizing lighted nocks, it would be good to send the Commission an E-mail if you can't attend the meeting. I will attend the meeting and urge the Commission to approve the ODFW proposal, and I expect that OHA will also be there in support of the proposal as well.
Vice President, Oregon Bow Hunters
8/17/15 2015 Triple Crown Results
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