Commission meets Aug. 5 in Salem July 29, 2016 Oregon

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Commission meets Aug. 5 in Salem July 29, 2016 Oregon, ODFW News
     SALEM, Ore.—The Fish and Wildlife commission will meet Friday, Aug. 5 at the ODFW Headquarters in Salem to adopt 2017 sportfishing and 2016 coastal coho regulations, as well as mule deer and elk management objectives.  The meeting begins at 8 a.m. at ODFW, 4034 Fairview Industrial Drive SE, Salem. The meeting agenda 
     In the morning during the Director’s Report, the Chair of the Joint Interim Task Force On Funding for Fish, Wildlife, and Related Outdoor Recreation and Education will give a status update on their work to date. The Task Force was created by HB 2402 to develop recommendations to strengthen the State’s ability to conserve natural resources and connect the diversity of Oregonians to nature through outdoor recreation and education.
     Finally, the Commission will consider mule deer and elk management objectives (MOs)which ODFW reviews periodically. Many of Oregon’s 67 wildlife management units have a winter population MO (the number of mule deer or elk desired in the unit during the winter) and a buck and bull ratio MO (the ratio of buck mule deer or bull elk observed per 100 females after the hunting season).  MOs are not the maximum number of animals a unit can support, but a compromise to maintain deer and elk numbers at levels compatible with primary land uses, limit damage to private property while maximizing recreational benefits (hunting and wildlife viewing)...

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