Commission to meet Oct. 9-10 in Central Point October 4, 2014 Oregon

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Commission to meet Oct. 9-10 in Central Point October 4, 2014 Oregon, ODFW News
     The Commission will also be asked to adopt 2015 Oregon Big Game Regulations. Among the changes being proposed are:
     Lift the long-standing closure to deer hunting in the Saddle Mountain unit north of Burlington Northern Railroad tracks, since the Columbia White-Tailed deer population it was put in place to protect has expanded... Increase the statewide cougar quota from 777 to 970 to reflect increased cougar population, higher damage/public safety issues from cougar in some areas, and deer and elk populations that are below objectives in many areas. Removal and addition of several controlled deer and elk hunts... 
     Thursday’s meeting is a joint one with California Fish and Game Commission. Thursday’s meeting begins at 9 a.m. and Friday’s at 8 a.m.; see the Commission schedule page below for the meeting agenda on both days, http://www.dfw.state.or.us/agency/commission/minutes/
     ODFW plans to stream a video of the meeting online; see the Commission page on ODFW’s website,http://www.dfw.state.or.us/agency/commission/


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