Capitol Chapter

581 Lancaster Drive SE, #342, Salem, OR 97317


Our scholarship program awards two $1,500 scholarships. The scholarship provides funds to offset the cost of books and tuition for students in their chosen fields of study related to wildlife and biology as used in protecting and enhancing wildlife and their habitat. Eligible applicants must be new or returning college students enrolled in any accredited trade school, technical school, college or university. Applicants must be in a field of study which aligns with OHA’s mission. Fields of study may include, but are not limited to: fish & wildlife, wildlife biology, forestry, environmental policy & planning, environmental law, public lands management, wildlife law enforcement, and natural resources.

Efforts Paid for with the Funds Raised

The chapter helps fund the Central Panthers Trap Team, Marion & Polk County 4-H Shooting Programs, and donates $5,000 annually to the Blue Mountain Elk Initiative.

The Capitol Chapters has provided the funding and labor for numerous aspen stands and meadows that allow wildlife to utilize the forage while keeping the cattle out in the Prairie City area. We have protected springs and creeks that enhance the ecosystem. We are now working to repair existing fences and removing fencing that is no longer needed.

In the Detroit area, Capitol Chapter volunteers have applied fertilizer and provided forage in areas that were overgrown with scotch broom and other invasive plants as well as trash clean up. The chapter has completed many habitat projects and trash clean ups with the funds raised and will continue to put material and boots on the ground to improve wildlife habitat.

Funds raised also allow us to provide equipment for law enforcement, wildlife studies and wildlife habitat enhancement.

Volunteer Opportunities

  • Newsletter Editor
  • Officer
  • Board Member Project Lead
  • Project Worker
Contact Us About Volunteering
Banquet Opportunities:
  • Chair
  • Requesting/Picking Up
  • Merchandise Donations (as many as possible)
  • Merchandise Coordinator
  • Program Coordinator
  • Flowers Coordinator
  • Hunt Trips Coordinator
  • Art Coordinator
  • Games Coordinator
  • Raffles Coordinator
  • Raffle Ticket Seller
  • General Raffle Ticket Sales (2)
  • Buckets Coordinator
  • Guns Coordinator
  • Volunteer Coordinator
  • Bank
  • Secure Area Worker (3
  • Oral Auction Coordinator
  • Oral Auction Scribe (takes down winning bidder/amount)
  • Oral Auction Spotter
  • Silent Auction Coordinator
  • Volunteer Coordinator
  • Youth Coordinator
  • Tickets Coordinator
  • Plaque Purchaser/Deliverer
  • Setup, and Take Down

2025 Banquet

33rd Annual “Blackail Classic Banquet”

Saturday, March 15, 2025 - Oregon State Fairgrounds, Columbia Hall.
Doors Open at 4:30pm - Dinner at 6:00 pm.

Menu: Prime Rib, Potatoes Au Gratin, Green Beans with Bacon & Garlic, Caesar Salad, Dinner Roll, Carrot Cake and Cheesecake

Coastal Rifle Raffle: Info coming soon