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ORTWS comments on House Bill 3228

The change in policy ties directly into engaging non-consumptive users in ownership of the wildlife management agencies and clarifies ODFW’s role for staff, managers, elected officials and the public. Read ORTWS’ testimony in support of HB3228 here.


The new Oregon Conservation Strategy just released!!

For more information visit

HR 5650 Recovering America’s Wildlife Act

Following the recent recommendations of the Blue Ribbon Panel on Sustaining America’s Diverse Fish and Wildlife Resources, Congressman Don Young (R-AL) and Congresswomen Debbie Dingell (D-MI) have introduced the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act (H.R. 5650) in the House of Representatives on July 6.
If passed, the legislation would dedicate $1.3 billion in federal funds annually to state conservation programs – a development holding significant promise for funding ODFW and the Oregon Conservation Strategy.

Hunting with Non-lead Ammunition

Preserving hunting and wildlife for Oregon’s future:

An interactive workshop presented by the Oregon Chapter of the Wildlife Society & Oregon Zoo
November 20th, 2015 (9am – 4pm)

Oregon Zoo, Vista Room, 4001 SW Canyon Road, Portland, Oregon

This workshop will provide Pacific Northwest hunters and wildlife professionals with an interactive forum to learn about and discuss the effects of lead ingestion on wildlife in Oregon, the ballistics of non-lead ammunition, and ways to reduce lead’s impact on wildlife. Panel discussions will provide participants with opportunities to share their experiences and contribute ideas towards a strategy to reduce the availability of lead from ammunition to wildlife in Oregon and the Pacific Northwest. Topics include:

  • Overview of lead and wildlife issues in other states
  • Current field research in Oregon
  • Hunter opinions, attitudes, and experiences
  • Ballistics and effectiveness of non-lead ammunition
  • Engaging hunters to help solve the problem

Registration   $25 registration fee includes morning coffee, lunch, and afternoon coffee.

Full refund minus a $5 processing fee available if registration is cancelled prior to November 6, 2015

To register, visit

For more information, contact:
David Shepherdson:;
Leland Brown:; or Todd Mabee:

January 9, 2015 Board Meeting

Click on the following link to see the most recent ORTWS Board Meeting Minutes:January 9th Board Meeting Minutes

Topic Highlights
2014 financial report
Chapter membership software and National data
Legislative liaison survey and contract
Lead workshops and policy
2016 annual meeting
Nominations for board elections – more members need to put their names in
2015 Annual Meeting Planning Meeting