'$5,250? That's enough for someone to talk'

A black-tailed deer carcass with its antlers and skull cap hacked away is tossed off the side of Antioch Road near Sams Valley, a wildlife crime disgusting enough to bring together two of the most unlikely bedfellows — the Medford-based Oregon Hunters Association and the Humane Society of the United States.
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'Leftover tags' sell out in less than 15 minutes

More than 1,000 controlled elk tags that went unclaimed in the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife's controlled-hunt draw last month sold out in less than 15 minutes Tuesday during the agency's first-come, first-served sale of these so-called "leftover tags."
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ODFW mandatory-reporting penalty affects pocketbooks

Many of the roughly 33,600 Oregon hunters who failed to report their big-game or turkey-hunting successes in 2012 are just now discovering they must pay a $25 penalty before they can get a 2014 hunting license.
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Turkey season's start shows promise for '14

The spring turkey season kicked off this week with a lot of young ones in the field.
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C2Ranch hunt gives youngsters their shot

Ten young guns will have a good shot at bagging a tom turkey this spring thanks to an agreement with a local ranch that helps create hunting access and wildlife habitat.
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Hunting land gets green-dot proposal

Juniper Properties' private forest lands in the Geppert Butte area near Butte Falls have taken a beating over the past several winters from hunters, hikers and others driving the muddy forest roads, their tires causing silt to fill streams and their noisy motors fragmenting black-tailed deer habitat.
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Hunters' reporting rate passes 80 percent

A flurry of hunters reported on their success, or lack thereof, in the 11th hour last week, pushing Oregon's mandatory-reporting rates over 80 percent for the second straight year since a $25 fine went into effect for non-reporting.
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Mandatory reporting deadline hits tonight

Nearly 100,000 Oregonians who bought deer, elk or other big-game hunting tags in 2013 have until just before midnight tonight to report on their hunt or face a $25 fine under Oregon's mandatory reporting rules.
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Hunters face report deadline

The 100,000-plus Oregonians who bought deer or elk hunting tags in 2013 have two more weeks to report their hunting results or they'll face $25 fines under Oregon's mandatory reporting rules.
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Plinking is alive and well

Hard to imagine that the xBox age still is a time when a kid and his dad can spend an afternoon blowing through a box of .22-caliber shells in the good old pastime of shooting tin cans off the back fence.
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Deer and elk hunters face $25 penalty after Jan. 31 reporting deadline

Any hunter who purchased 2013 big game or turkey tags must report their hunt results by the Jan. 31 for most tags.
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More people are hunting, fishing  in recent years

More people are hunting, fishing in recent years

Why do you hunt or fish? How about your friend — what's her reason? Is it for the meat, the recreation, or maybe it's a way to connect with family and friends.
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Wildlife habitat program will continue

Apopular program in which the state of Oregon helps private landowners grow more forage for Roosevelt elk, wild turkeys and other critters in some backwoods pieces of Jackson County is poised for another four-year run.
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For 34,000 hunters, no tags until they pay

Nearly 34,000 hunters who failed to report the results of their 2012 deer or elk tags by the required deadline must now pay a $25 penalty before they can buy their 2014 hunting licenses.
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Gold Hill elk hunter found

A Gold Hill man who went missing for two days after disappearing in a rugged section of Coos County during an elk-hunting trip was found alive Wednesday with knee and shoulder sprains not far from where he'd last been seen Monday.
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Black-tailed deer hunt is up for grabs

Youth and adult hunters can register for a chance at a black-tailed deer hunt of a lifetime at the C2 Cattle Company ranch off Highway 140 this fall.
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Crossbow hearing stalled by shutdown

Add disabled hunters seeking the right to use crossbows in the field to the list of victims of the federal government shutdown.
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2-percenters

2-percenters

In 22 years of October hunting in the southern Cascades, Steve Nicovich can count on two hands how many shots he's fired at a Roosevelt bull elk, even if he's wearing mittens.
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Deer hunters get 'green light' from forest owners

Most commercial forest land in Southern Oregon will be open for today's start of the black-tailed deer hunting season now that rains have washed away fire-season restrictions.
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Rain primes woods for deer opener

This week's rainy and blustery weather had Southern Oregonians flipping from air conditioning to heat while pulling out the raincoats, but it couldn't dampen the glee of deer hunters preparing for what could be the most promising opening to the general deer season in recent memory.
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February 15, 2013

ODFW backs off-road limits

February 08, 2013

Bighorn tag sets Oregon record

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