5/13/2015 Legislative Update
ODF&W District May Meeting
I've attached (click here for link) the ODFW proposals for the big game public meetings. In my quick review, I didn't find anything with respect to legalizing lighted nocks and I have a question in to Ton Thornton about that. If I find out more about that issue, I'll send out another message. Otherwise, I hope you will attend the public meeting in your area and support hunting opportunities for bow hunters.
As I mentioned in a message some time back, OBH supports the following new positions that can be mentioned at the public meetings:
- The August portion of youth antlerless elk hunts should be eliminated in order to protect calf elk that are still dependent on their mothers for survival.
- The preference point system should be modified to allow hunters to "bank" points so that only the number of points needed to draw a first-choice tag are used and any remaining preference points are retained for use in a following year.
- The fee to apply for Mountain Goat and Bighorn Sheep tags should include both an application fee and the cost of the tag in order to reduce applications being submitted in the name of non-hunters. Also, three (3) new youth hunts should be created for each species without the requirement for paying the cost of the tag up front.
VP of owhunting & Legislation
3/13/15 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 to help out at the range as hosts. Please click this link for more detailed information regarding dates, times and host schedule. At this time March and April are filled, we need more volunteers beginning in May.
3/8/15 2015 State Field Tournament
Online registration is now available!
Beginning this year you may pre-pay your tournament fee online. This will drastically reduce your check-in time. If you pre-pay you must still check-in one hour before the tournament begins.
Also this is a reminder to make sure that your membership is current before arriving at the check-in desk. You may renew or apply and pay for a membership online! In order to avoid delays we strongly encourage you to have your membership current before arriving.
2/23/2015 State Indoor Results
Congratulations to all Division & Class winners! We thank everyone that participated in this first of three State Tournaments. Results are posted at the Tournament Results Link.
Registration for the State Field will open sometime next week.
1/13/2015 Successful Hunter!
Ron Miller makes it 3 years in a row!
Details of the hunt and more hunters... Info Click Here
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