Our Mission

Our Mission

"To promote and protect outdoor pursuits in Oregon including hunting, fishing, trapping, wildlife management, habitat and species management, public access, outdoor recreation and gun ownership."

Our Purpose

To make sportsmen and women a powerful political voice by organizing all sportsmen organizations with Oregon's outdoor sporting good manufacturers. Individually we are weak, but together we are strong.

The Oregon Outdoor Council was formed in June of 2011. It originated from years of working with numerous sportsmen’s organizations on hundreds of different issues.  The service and representation of our members is our absolute highest priority.

Why OOC?

For decades, sportsmen in Oregon have been on the defense. Environmentalist & animal rights groups have tirelessly attacked sportsmen. Never before have sportsmen organizations been organized in a way that recognizes each group's unique contributions to conservation while at the same time working together with one common political agenda. With sportsmen organizations working together the OOC keeps elected officials at every level informed and held responsible on issues important to sportsmen and women.

Each of our partners focuses on different issues and has differing resources to communicate their messages, but by working together we have been able to increase our effectiveness on behalf of all sportsmen and women.

Commitment to Oregon

Sportsmen and women are the backbone of American fish and wildlife conservation. Together we have been responsible for the conservation and recovery of species across the country and have worked tirelessly to promote our deep-rooted traditions. Doing so means that we must stand together in our efforts to support science based fish and wildlife management and stand ready to defend our rights against the attacks from animal rights groups.  Oregon currently faces many challenges including management of predator populations. Cougar and bear populations  have gone unmanaged for over 18 years and now pose a serious threat to public safety, pets and livestock. Without  the use of all management tools, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife has been unable to manage these populations and faces yet another problem with the ever-increasing population of wolves in Oregon. If we ever want responsible – science based – management of our resources we must stand together now!  Based on extensive input from Oregon sportsmen and women, here are our goals and commitments:

  • 1. Return all management tools for cougar and bear management to the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife.
  • 2. Promote and protect all fish and wildlife management tools necessary to conserve all species.
  • 3. Oppose any effort to ban trapping.
  • 4. Stand with the sportsmen/outdoor, ranching and farming communities to support responsible management of wolves.
  • 5. Ensure the conservation of ungulate populations by responsibly managing all predator populations.
  • 6. Perpetuation of hunting, fishing, trapping and shooting rights.
  • 7. Proactive participation in legislative, regulatory, administrative and judicial policy-making decisions affecting Oregon’s natural resources and their uses.
  • 8. Educate the public on science based fish and wildlife management as well as renewable resource management
  • 9. Increase opportunities for sportsmen and women.
  • 10.Support and defend the Second Amendment and the protections in Oregon's Constitution for firearm ownership. Oppose any senseless bans that do nothing to prevent tragic shootings.