Roy Elicker, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife Director, Resigns
The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) has announced that Roy Elicker, ODFW Director, has resigned effective Oct. 10, 2014.
At the Oregon Outdoor Council (OOC) we wish to expresses our thanks to Mr. Elicker for his years of service. Additionally, we wish Mr. Elicker all the best in his new position as the head of the fisheries programs for the US Fish and Wildlife Service in the Northwest and Hawaii.
The future Director will enter ODFW facing a 100 million dollar agency budget shortfall over the next 6 years primarily due to declining hunting and angling license sales, an over abundance of predators that are negatively impacting our deer, elk, salmon, and steelhead. As such, we welcome the opportunity to work with the Governor’s office, the Oregon Legislative Assembly, and the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission, on behalf of Oregon’s sportsmen and wildlife, in the search for a replacement who enthusiastically embraces the principles of the North American Model of Wildlife Conservation.
Oregon Outdoor Council