The Oregon Outdoor Council’s Predator Symposium
June 14th 2014 – Albany Fairgrounds – Presented by Leupold & Benchmade Frequently Asked Questions
What is the purpose of this symposium?
To provide science-based information to the general public and sportsmen on the impact improperly managed predator populations have on other wildlife, hunter opportunity, and hunter success. Without sustainable game populations, hunter opportunity declines and with declines in hunters comes a decline in conservation funds for our state.
Do I need to pre-register?
Nope! However, you can click here to receive email reminders!
What does it cost to attend?
It’s free to attend and a free lunch will be provided for up to 300 people.
Where are the Albany Fairgrounds?
Conveniently located just off of I-5 in Albany, Oregon. The address is 3700 Knox Butte RD Albany, OR 97322.
Does the Oregon Outdoor Council want to eliminate predators?
Absolutely not! The cougar is an amazing creature, part of the overall ecosystem, and an excellent food source. Cougar meat is often related to a lean pork and very tasty! Learn more about the cougar issue here: “Enough Deception – Does Oregon Have a Cougar Problem? Yes!“
I’m not a hunter, am I welcome to attend?
Absolutely! Come with an open mind and a notepad. As with any organized event, any individuals causing a disturbance will be removed.
Who is sponsoring the event?
The symposium is being put on by the Oregon Outdoor Council. Our mission is “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”. The headline sponsors of the symposium are Leupold and Benchmade Knives. Several other local and national organizations such as Oregon Hunters Association chapters (Tualatin Valley, Clatsop County, Columbia County, Hoodview), SW-WI Safari Club International, S2 Calls, Spoon Creek Outfitters, National Congressional Foundation, and more have also donated to the event.
What other activities will be available?
There will be a live auction, silent auction, raffle, social hour, and a free box lunch. So come ready to learn and have a good time!
Who can I contact with additional questions?
Stan Steele, Chairman of the Board (541)752-8350
Dominic Aiello, President (503)484-6292
Learn more about the cougar issue here: “Enough Deception – Does Oregon Have a Cougar Problem? Yes!“