A Woodburn man was shot and killed yesterday in what authorities are calling a hunting-related criminally negligent homicide.
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The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife is considering implementing a new regulation that has some hunters up in arms.
The proposed hunting regulation would make orange vests and hats a mandatory part of every sportsman’s hunting equipment, requiring hunters to wear them at all times while hunting. Currently, Oregon is one of only ten states that don’t require such attire. The proposal comes after the hunting-related death of a 15-year-old boy last fall. The boy was wearing camouflage clothing at the time he was shot.
Earlier this week, at least three hunters were found dead after the November 31 opening of deer season in Pennsylvania.
One victim, W. Kenneth Hoagland of Solebury Township, was found dead at the scene with a single wound in the chest from his own shotgun. According to local officials, Hoagland was currently unemployed, divorced, and living with his father. He was 49.
Saturday, October 3, deer hunting seasons in Oregon opened. Last year, more than 150,000 hunters combined to participate in western and eastern Oregon deer hunting seasons.
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) wants to remind outdoor enthusiasts to be safe this coming hunting season. With black bear season opening August 1 throughout most of the state, it’s important for hunters to remember they’re not the only ones taking advantage of everything nature has to offer in Washington — hikers, campers, and anglers are out there, too.
WDFW offers the following safety tips to adventurers this hunting season: (more…)