Pendleton hosts first of 20 big game rules meetings

By on Sunday, June 30th, 2019 in Local News


SALEM, Oregon – The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife is holding 20 meetings across the state to discuss the changes that are proposed for big game hunting in the 2020 season. The first meeting is in Pendleton from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday at the Pendleton Convention Center on Westgate.

Other meetings in Eastern Oregon include July 10 in Heppner, July 12 in La Grande, and July 18 in Ontario.

ODFW reports that there are several major changes proposed. The meetings will focus on regulations and provide the public a chance to hear about and comment on the changes and ask questions of district wildlife biologists.

One of the changes proposed is to offer a new general season antlerless elk damage tag. Another would change the Western Oregon centerfire bag limit to a buck with a visible antler. More details on the proposed changes are posted on the ODFW website at

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