The focus on cougar and bear management has become even more important as wolves from Idaho have continuously migrated to Oregon. Wolves have wiped out elk and deer herds in Idaho and have a current population growth of 24%. This means that the already suffering elk and deer herds in Oregon won’t last much longer with wolves. While the anti-hunters continue to litigate over any wolf management, sportsmen continue spending millions on real science based management. We can’t afford to let wolves go unmanaged in Oregon. According to the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife the Imnaha pack of wolves in eastern Oregon have already killed 21 cattle and most recently a mule. Even though the Oregon Legislature created a compensation fund for farmers and ranchers the Governor has cut all funding leaving our friends in the ranching and farming communities paying the bill to feed wolves. Without the ability to effectively manage wolves Oregon’s big game herds will face an even worse fate than those in Idaho.
Enough is Enough!! Sportsmen, women, ranchers, farmers, loggers and the rest need to unite under one banner and regain management of ALL predators. Join the Oregon Outdoor Council today and help us tell the Oregon Legislature that wolves MUST be managed!
$10 is all it takes for you to make a difference. If you can’t spend $10 today then don’t complain the next time you can’t draw a tag, the next time one of your animals is killed by a predator or the next time another right is taken away at the hands of the anti-hunters!
What are you waiting for?
Jerod Broadfoot, Vice President