Posted July 14, 2015 5:06 pm by Comments

By Vanessa Torres

John Day River in northeast Oregon

Good sportsmanship critical during drought

Oregon: Follow Hunting Blind Regulations, Give Wildlife Access to Water This Fall
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Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife

Oregon -(Ammoland.com)- Oregon’s drought has wildlife biologists and public land managers especially concerned for upcoming pronghorn and other hunting seasons.

They are asking hunters to be especially mindful when placing hunting blinds and camping near water holes this year.

Craig Foster, ODFW district biologist in Lake County, notes that some hunters set up several blinds, which can lead to conflict. “It’s a restricted water year this year and hunters need to be more considerate,” says Foster. “Don’t put up blinds too early, be mindful of where you place them and leave the critters a way to get a drink.”

Fewer water holes is leading to greater competition for placement of big game hunting blinds. Habituating animals to blinds by placing them in an area a few days in advance of hunting season is an accepted practice and within the rules. However, placement of blinds well in advance of the season to stake claim to an area is unfair to other hunters and against land management regulations.

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Source:: AmmoLand

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