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April 6, 2017
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2017 Albany Banquet

FRIDAY, MAY 5, 2017 LINN COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS DOORS OPEN AT 6 PM Presented by: Keynote Speaker: Cody Herman of Day One Outdoor Free Kids Raffle Free Ladies […]
March 28, 2017
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Tribal Hunters and Ceded Lands: What’s the Impact?

The following is a guest article by an OOC member and does not reflect an official position by the organization.  I headed up into mountains the […]
February 17, 2017
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Simply Explained: Why Oregon is Selling the Elliott State Forest

With the recent decision by the Oregon State Land Board to sell Oregon’s Elliott State Forest many Oregonians are rightfully outraged. However, most Oregonians are wondering why […]
February 14, 2017
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US Army Corps of Engineers Wrong on Willamette Valley Trout Stocking

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is making a concerted effort to welsh on their federal mitigation responsibilities, cripple Oregon’s largest recreational fishery, and threaten Oregon’s […]
February 1, 2017
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Oregon Representative Unacceptably Questions Sanity of Hunters and Anglers

For Immediate Release Stan Steele, Chairman of the Board – (541)752-8350 Dominic Aiello, President – (503)484-6292 In a recent Facebook comment regarding a bobcat hunting article […]
January 24, 2017
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Oregon Anglers Deserve a Refund from Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife

Starting January 1, 2014, all salmon, steelhead and sturgeon anglers of the Columbia River Basin were required to purchase a Columbia River Basin endorsement for $9.75. […]
December 16, 2016
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Anti-Trapping Bill Introduced by Sen. Peter Courtney & HSUS

The Humane Society of the United States and legislative ally Senator Peter Courtney are, yet again, hard at work again to restrict trapping. Despite Oregonians rejecting trapping […]
August 23, 2016
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Sereena Thompson of Nature’s Paint to Expand OOC in Central Oregon

The Oregon Outdoor Council (OOC), Oregon’s only 100% political advocacy organization for the North American Model of Wildlife Conservation, is proud to welcome a new addition […]
August 18, 2016
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Does US Rep. DeFazio Support Hunters?

August 3, 2016
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The Worst (and best) Things ODFW is Doing For Hunters

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) is often viewed by both sportsmen and environmentalists as doing a poor job. Some might argue that because […]
July 19, 2016
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Wolves: Scathing Investigation Validates Sportsmen Distrust of Feds and ODFW

by Dominic Aiello, President According to an investigative report published by the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Office of Inspector General, the US Fish and Wildlife Service […]
July 18, 2016
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Tips for Women: My first time in the woods was a disaster

by Asha Aiello, Secretary/Treasurer It was always someone else (my husband) that got stuff ready, and it felt like all I did was come along for […]