The Bend Chapter is one of the OHA’s original chapters.
Oregon Hunters Association is a family oriented organization and the largest non-profit conservation group in the state. OHA volunteers contribute thousands of hours, dollars, and miles driven in personal vehicles to benefit public lands and resources each year.
Among the objectives of the Bend chapter are habitat conservation and enhancement, hunters rights and ethics, and hunter education. An annual banquet, the Mule Deer Classic generates most of our financial support. All funds from this banquet stay in Oregon and go towards the support of:
- The Charles L Beckley memorial scholarship
- An annual upland bird hunt for youth
- The TIP (Turn In Poachers) program which is sponsored state wide
- Numerous habitat preservation and improvement projects in Central Oregon and, in conjunction, with other OHA chapters, around the state
- Hunter education classes for all ages
- Funding for a full-time lobbyist to fight for hunters rights and opportunities at the state level
Event Volunteers Hours Value
Banquet 50 1,513
Family Youth Day 42 685
All Hands, All Brands 26 509
Beers Bands Public Lands 2 14
NW Ladies Hunting Camp 9 313
Raise Em Outdoors 1 9
Pothole Springs Buck/Pole 43 440 $14,625
Guzzlers 6 221
Deer Fence Maintenance 3 32
Setting Fox Traps 1 7
Youth Bird Hunt 37 405
4,148 Total Volunteer Hours
$6,500 Heart of Oregon funding of YCC crew for wildlife restoration projects
$4,245 Ladies Hunting Camps
$4,000 Three Rivers Archers
$3,000 Raise Em Outdoors
$2,898 Youth & Family Day
$2,920 Youth Pheasant Hunt
$1,800 Oregon 4H Foundation Shooting Sports
$1,661 All Hands, All Brands For Your Public Lands
$ 600 Sportsman’s Warehouse Bucks & Bulls Contest
$ 500 Native Bird Care
$ 380 Flagline Trail closure signs
$ 250 Oregon Association of Taxidermist
$ 87 Pothole Springs Buck & Pole build
$1,000 Beckley Scholarship – Josh Scrocca
$2,000 Beckley Scholarship – Brooke Murphy
$2,000 Oregon Youth Challenge
In 2017 the Bend Chapter:
- Maintained and repaired 8 miles of fence supporting the Lava Butte wildlife crossings under Hwy 97 including emergency repairs in December when a vehicle accident wiped out over a 100 feet of fence.
- Rebuilt a Walker Range Guzzler on the Gilchrist State Forest.
- Cleared several more acres of juniper on the ongoing Flymon Project near Lake Billy Chinook in a one day effort as part of a chainsaw certification class that all volunteer saw users are now required to pass to use chainsaws on our National Forest projects. Eleven saw users are now certified.
- Maintained and repaired several guzzlers in the Big Summit area on the Ochoco National Forest.
- Held the 5th annual Youth and Family Fun Day event and another annual Youth Upland Bird Hunt.
- Provided 5 individual scholarships by way of the Beckley Scholarship program.
- Received a 2016 National Volunteers and Service Restoration Award for from the USFS National Office.
2nd Wednesday of each month at 7:00pm
Bend Golf and Country Club
61045 Country Club Dr.
Bend, OR 97702
Chapter President: Bob Dixon (503) 572-2805
1st Vice President: Doug Stout (541) 312-8332
2nd Vice President: Charlie Cookson (541) 280-7525
Secretary: Wendy Jordan (503) 572-2806
Treasurer: John Bambe (541) 480-9848
Past President: Bill Littlefield (541) 429-2950
Project / Volunteer Coordinator
Eric Brown – (541) 330-0140
Susan Myers (541) 639-5024
Paulina Project Coordinator
Fred Newton – (541) 389-1321
Youth Events Coordinator – Member At Large:
Kevin Borst – (541) 388-7337
Youth Advisor – Member At Large:
JR Lorimor – (541) 420-2741
Media and Web Site Coordinator – Member At Large:
Bob Buddenbohn – (817) 472-4272