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Commission to vote on wolf plan; Please comment by Feb. 28

The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission will vote to approve the revised Wolf Plan this spring. Input into this plan has been lengthy and contentious, but the plan wording will provide both protection to wolves and considerations to our interests as hunters.

We are coordinating with chapters so testimony can come from as many chapters as possible. If you wish to provide testimony individually, please keep your comments clear, concise and respectful. You may use the bullet points below to focus your input.

To send written testimony, mail it to: ODFW Commission, 4034 Fairview Industrial Drive SE, Salem, OR 97302 or email: odfw.commission@state.or.us

Be sure to get your input in to the Commission by Feb. 28 so it makes it into the mailed Commission packets.

  • Recommend that the Commission approve the revised Wolf Conservation and Management Plan.
  • Indicate that sportsmen have already been compromising by accepting the presence of wolves in our state.
  • Recognize that this acceptance of wolves is based on a responsible management plan that considers all the interests of Oregon citizens, including maintaining hunting opportunity of deer and elk.
  • Express concern for livestock producers, who at this time bear the greatest burden and who want to see, as we do, that wolf population numbers are eventually managed like cougars and black bears.

–Jim Akenson, OHA Conservation Director, Jim@oregonhunters.org

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