Corvallis residents can rest easy this week after USDA Wildlife Services officials caught and euthanized a 46-pound cougar that had recently deemed a threat to human health and safety.
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You may fancy yourself a pretty experienced outdoor enthusiast, but if you can’t distinguish a wolf track from a deer track you’re about as well-equipped for the outdoors as Lisa Douglas. Luckily for you, the Audubon Society of Portland wants to help you learn the most common tracks that can be found in the Pacific Northwest.
The fall hunting season is a great time of year, with game both big and small ready to be bagged. But there’s nothing worse than going to field dress your recent kill and realizing your hunting knife is dull and useless. Whether it’s a buck or a turkey, field dressing requires a sharp, strong blade. Here are our Top 3 hunting knife picks for the 2010 fall season.
There may be a new role for America’s park rangers in the near future: public health educator.
The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife has made an interesting request of Oregon bowhunters: teeth.
If you think government agencies are nothing more than groups of bureaucratic layabouts, think again! The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife has been busy recently dealing with very important matters affecting the Northwest’s outdoor enthusiasts. Here are just a few of the goings-on from a recent WDFW 4 meeting:
Wildlife damage response
After a year of working with citizen groups and landowners, the WDFW has adopted new rules addressing property and livestock damage caused by local wildlife. Some of the changes include dropping a $500 deductible on small claims, reducing the minimum amount for livestock claims to $500, and dropping the requirement that hunting be used as a way to deal with livestock depredation problems. The new rules will be posted on the WDFW website.
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.
Hunters, beware. The Idaho Department of Fish and Game is using decoys to keep you accountable. “They have been readily accepted by the courts as a legitimate tool for use by wildlife law enforcement officers to deter illegal behavior,” says Idaho Fish and Game. “All across Idaho they are used throughout the year, in a wide variety of situations.”
I’ll admit, I was a little skeptical at first, but after reading the article from Idaho Fish and Game, I actually think the department is providing an admirable and proactive solution to illegal hunting.