Oregon

The Beaver state is home to abundant wildlife and splendid landscapes with opportunities for hunters, anglers, and trappers. From pursuing big game such as elk, deer, and bear in the rugged terrain of the Cascades and the Blue Mountains, to calling in ducks and geese in the many wetlands and marshes, there is something for everyone. The state’s 363 mile coastline offers tremendous ocean fishing access, and anglers can look forward to opportunities for salmon, halibut, and lingcod offshore, and trout, steelhead, and sturgeon inland.

For more information on the elected officials protecting and promoting the sportsmen’s traditions in Oregon, please contact:


Oregon State Caucus Fact Sheet

Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus

Senator Jeff Merkley
Representative Cliff Bentz
Representative Val Hoyle

Oregon Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus Leadership

Representative Mark Owens

News Alerts

Feb 12 2024 Oregon Sportsmen’s Caucus Holds First Meeting of the 2024 Legislative Session

Why It Matters: With the success of the Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus in Washington D.C.,...

Jan 29 2024 CSF’s Western States Manager Elected as Chair of Oregon Sportsmen’s Conversation Partnership

Why It Matters: Oregon’s hunters, anglers, and trappers have long played a vital role...

Aug 28 2023 Appeal Filed in Federal Lawsuit Over Oregon’s Measure 114

Why It Matters: Oregon’s law-abiding hunters and recreational shooters have long played a vital...

Aug 14 2023 Coyote Calling Contests Are Back in the Crosshairs in Oregon

Why it Matters: In recent years, hunting and fishing tournaments have come under fire...

Jul 31 2023 Notice of Intent to Appeal Filed in Legal Battle Over Oregon’s Measure 114

Why It Matters: Oregon’s law-abiding hunters and recreational shooters have long played a vital...

Jun 26 2023 Legislation to Implement Oregon’s Measure 114 Fails to Advance; Session Adjourns Sine Die

Why It Matters: Oregon’s law-abiding hunters and shooters have long played a vital role...

Jun 20 2023 Sportsmen’s Coalition Files Amicus Brief in Legal Challenge to Oregon’s Measure 114; Arguments Heard in Federal Court

Why It Matters: Oregon’s law-abiding hunters and recreational shooters have long played a vital...

May 30 2023 Outdoor Coalition Meets with Legislative Leaders in Oregon on Proposed Firearm Restrictions

Why It Matters: Oregon’s law-abiding hunters and shooters have long played a vital role...

May 08 2023 Youth Hunting and High School Shooting Sports at Risk from HB 2005; Opposed by Coalition of Sportsmen and Conservation Groups

SALEM, Oregon — Citing concerns for youth hunting, high school shooting sports and conservation funding,...

Apr 03 2023 Efforts Underway in the Oregon Legislature to Implement Measure 114

Why It Matters: Oregon’s law-abiding hunters and shooters have long played a vital role...

Feb 13 2023 Measure 114 Remains on Hold in Oregon; Federal Lawsuit Still Underway

Why It Matters: Oregon’s law-abiding hunters and shooters have long played a vital role...

Feb 02 2023 Oregon’s Sportsmen and Women Weigh in On Increased Funding for Chronic Wasting Disease Testing & Research

Why It Matters: Chronic Wasting Disease is a progressive, degenerative, and always fatal neurological disease...

Nov 29 2022 Measure 114 Passes in Oregon; Sportsmen’s Coalition Will Continue

Why It Matters: Oregon’s law-abiding hunters and shooters have long played a vital role...

Nov 14 2022 Action Needed: Coyote Calling Contests in the Crosshairs in Oregon

Why It Matters:  In recent years, hunting and fishing tournaments have come under fire...

Oct 24 2022 Sportsmen’s Coalition Gains Momentum in Fight Against Oregon’s Measure 114

Why It Matters: Oregon’s law-abiding hunters and shooters have long played a vital role...

Oct 18 2022 Unintended Consequences: How Oregon’s Measure 114 Will Hurt Outdoor Recreation and Conservation

Why It Matters: Oregon’s law-abiding hunters and shooters have long played a vital role...

Feb 07 2022 Oregon Sportsmen Unite Under a New Coalition to Protect Hunting, Fishing and Trapping for Future Generations

Contact: Keely Hopkins, Pacific States Assistant ManagerWhy It Matters: Oregon’s hunters, anglers, and trappers...

Nov 23 2020 Beaver Trapping Ban Petition Denied in Oregon

Contact: Aoibheann Cline, Western States CoordinatorOn November 13, the Oregon Fish and Game Commission...

Nov 02 2020 Oregon Fish and Game Commission to Consider Permanent Ban on Beaver Trapping on Federal Lands

Contact: Aoibheann Cline, Western States CoordinatorIn September, a petition was brought before the Oregon...

Jun 22 2020 Oregon: Beaver Trapping Ban Decision by the ODFW Commission Delayed

Contact: Aoibheann Cline, Western States CoordinatorOn June 12, the Oregon Department of Fish and...

Apr 27 2020 Oregon: Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus Co-Chairs Advocate to the Governor to Maintain Hunting and Fishing Opportunities

Contact: Aoibheann Cline, Western States CoordinatorOn Friday, April 8, Co-Chairs of the bipartisan Oregon...

Jun 17 2019 Oregon Approves New Wolf Management Plan

Contact: Aoibheann Cline, Western States CoordinatorThe Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife Commission adopted...

Jun 10 2019 Oregon: Anti-Poaching Legislation Championed by Sportsmen’s Caucus Leaders Heads to Governor

Contact: Aoibheann Cline, Western States CoordinatorOn May 31, the Oregon Senate voted unanimously to...

Jun 03 2019 Oregon: Sportsmen’s Caucus Hosts Youth Fishing Derby at the Capitol

Contact Aoibheann Cline, Western States CoordinatorOn May 25, the Oregon Sportsmen’s Caucus and the...

May 13 2019 Oregon: Sportsmen’s Caucus Hosts Bi-Annual Banquet and Auction

Contact: Aoibheann Cline, Western States CoordinatorOn May 6, the Oregon Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus hosted...

Apr 29 2019 Oregon: Sportsmen’s Caucus Advances Anti-Poaching Legislation

Contact: Aoibheann Cline, Western States CoordinatorThe Oregon House of Representatives passed HB 3035, an...

Apr 01 2019 Oregon: Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus Hosts First Meeting of 2019 Session

By Aoibheann Cline, Western States CoordinatorOn March 26, the Oregon Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus hosted...

Mar 11 2019 Oregon: Chronic Wasting Disease Bill Heads to Senate

By Zach Widner, Northwest States Senior ManagerOn March 5, the Oregon House of Representatives...

Mar 04 2019 Oregon: Bill to Ban Coyote Contests Receives Hearing

By Zach Widner, Northwest States Senior ManagerOn February 28, the Oregon Senate Committee on...

Feb 25 2019 Oregon: Hearings Held on Bill to Expand Mountain Lion Hunting Opportunities

By Zach Widner, Northwest States Senior ManagerOn February 21, the Oregon House Natural Resources...

Feb 11 2019 Oregon: Chronic Wasting Disease Bill Scheduled for Hearing

By Zach Widner, Northwest States Senior ManagerOn February 12, the Oregon House Natural Resources...

Aug 17 2018 Oregon: CSF and Oregon Sportsmen’s Caucus Support Take-a-Friend-Hunting Program

By Zach Widner, Northwest States Senior ManagerRecently, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife...

Jun 01 2018 Oregon: Caucus Hosts Youth Fishing Derby

By Zach Widner, Northwest States Senior ManagerOn May 26, the Oregon Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus hosted a...

May 25 2018 Oregon: CSF, Fish and Wildlife Department Host Recovering America’s Wildlife Act Briefing

By Zach Widner, Northwest States Senior ManagerOn May 21, the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation (CSF)...

May 17 2018 Oregon: Sportsmen’s Caucus to Host Youth Fishing Derby

By Zach Widner, Northwest States Senior ManagerOn May 26, Oregon Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus will...

May 04 2018 Oregon: Sportsmen’s Caucus, Fish and Wildlife Department Discuss Anti-Poaching Campaign

By Zach Widner, Northwest States Senior ManagerOn April 30, Oregon Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus Co-Chair...

Mar 08 2018 Oregon: Anti-Poaching Bill Moves to Governor’s Desk

By Zach Widner, Northwest States Senior ManagerOn February 28, the Oregon State Senate voted...

Feb 22 2018 Oregon: Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus Hosts Legislative Reception

On February 15, the Oregon Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus, with assistance from the Congressional Sportsmen’s...

Nov 02 2017 Oregon: Sportsmen’s Caucus Receives NASC Heritage Award

During last week’s 14th Annual National Assembly of Sportsmen’s Caucuses (NASC) Annual Sportsman-Legislator Summit,...

Jul 20 2017 Oregon: Reflects on Legislative Session Achievements for Sportsmen

With the 2017 Oregon legislative session officially adjourning on July 7, the Oregon Legislative...

Jun 15 2017 Oregon: Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus Hosts End-of-Session Meeting and Shoot

On June 14, the Oregon Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus, with assistance from the Congressional Sportsmen’s...

Jun 08 2017 Oregon: Poaching Violations Bill Passes Senate, Heads to Governor

On May 31, the Oregon State Senate voted unanimously to pass House Bill 3158A, which...

Jun 01 2017 Oregon: Sportsmen’s Caucus Hosts Facilities Meeting with Department of Fish and Wildlife

On May 17, the Oregon Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus hosted a meeting with the Oregon...

May 25 2017 Oregon: Bill to Expand Mentored Hunting Signed into Law

On May 17, Oregon Governor Kate Brown signed into law House Bill 2566, which...

May 11 2017 Oregon: Bill to Expand Mentored Hunting Passes Senate, Heads to Governor

On May 9, the Oregon State Senate voted unanimously to pass House Bill 2566, which...

May 04 2017 Oregon: Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus Hosts Biennial Dinner and Auction

On May 2, the Oregon Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus, with assistance from the Congressional Sportsmen’s...

Apr 27 2017 Oregon: Poaching Violations Reporting Bill Passes House

On April 24, the Oregon House of Representatives voted unanimously to pass House Bill...

Apr 20 2017 Oregon: Bill to Expand Mentored Hunting Passes House

On April 13, the Oregon House of Representatives voted unanimously to pass House Bill 2566,...

Apr 06 2017 Oregon: Bill to Expand Mentored Hunting Passes Committee

On April 4, the Oregon House Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee voted unanimously to...

Feb 16 2017 Oregon: Sportsmen’s Caucus Hosts Annual Breakfast

On February 16, the Oregon Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus held its first meeting of the...

Feb 02 2017 Oregon: Sportsmen’s Bills Come Front and Center as Oregon Legislature Convenes

On February 1, the Oregon State Legislature convened for the state’s 79th Annual Legislative...

Jan 19 2017 Oregon: Hound Hunting Bill Drafts Pre-Filed

Recently, several pieces of legislation aimed at expanding hound hunting opportunities in Oregon were...

Mar 10 2016 Oregon Legislature Ratifies Decision to Delist Oregon’s Wolves

On March 2, the Oregon Legislature passed House Bill 4040; a bill that, if...

Dec 03 2015 CSF Supports Decision to Delist Wolves in Oregon

On November 6, the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation (CSF) submitted a letter to the Oregon...

Oct 23 2015 Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife Announces Regulations, Season Dates for Popular Goose Hunt

On October 16, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) formally announced the...

Aug 20 2015 Sportsmen’s Groups Show Support for Popular Oregon Goose Hunt

On August 5, the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation (CSF), Ducks Unlimited and Oregon Hunters Association...

Jul 09 2015 Sportsmen’s Bills Among Final Legislative Push in Oregon

The 2015 Oregon Legislature adjourned on July 6, after passing several bills affecting the...

Mar 19 2015 Oregon Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus Hosts Annual Banquet

On Wednesday, March 18, the Oregon Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus hosted its annual banquet in...

Feb 12 2015 Oregon Sportsmen’s Caucus Hosts Breakfast Meeting, Names New Leadership

On February 11, the Oregon Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus held its first meeting of the...

Sep 18 2014 Oregon House Committee Holds Hearing on Sportsmen’s Issues

On Tuesday, September 16, the Oregon House Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee held a...

Mar 06 2014 Oregon: Legislators Host Sportsmen’s Caucus Banquet

The Oregon Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus joined allies from the state’s sportsmen’s community at the...

Jun 26 2013 Oregon Anti-Trapping Measure One Step Closer to Ballot

On Friday, June 21, Oregon animal rights activists received notification that they are now...

Jun 13 2013 CSF Celebrates America’s Sportsmen’s Heritage at “West Coast, Wine & Wildlife” Event

June 13, 2013 (Washington, DC) - Surrounded by the spectacular views of Oregon's Cascade...

Apr 24 2013 Oregon: Oregon Cougar Management Bill Clears House

On Tuesday, April 23, the Oregon House of Representatives resoundingly passed House Bill 2624,...

Mar 13 2013 Oregon Caucus Hosts Annual Banquet

On Wednesday, March 6, the Oregon Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus held its annual banquet at...

Latest policy updates

Opportunities to expand angling access throughout the country have become increasingly limited...

Many sportsmen and women depend on federal lands managed by agencies such...

In addition to the American System of Conservation Funding, some states have...

Over the last few decades, rising costs for natural resource management and...

Properly managed wildlife habitat is essential for supporting sustainable and healthy wildlife...

Poaching stands as one of the greatest threats to both the social...

With the increased sophistication of poachers and other wildlife violators, there is...

Exotic invasive species are plants, animals, or pathogens that are non-native to...

Established with the dedicated purpose of protecting and conserving wildlife, game commissions...

Anti dog-hunting groups oppose hunters’ use of dogs to both hunt and...

The use of lead ammunition and lead tackle in hunting and angling...

In some states, through the collection of signatures, a question may be...

Recent advances in technology, such as Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV’s), which can...

The vast majority of states throughout the nation offer an online component...

Reports and Data

Jan 01 2022 Oregon: American System of Conservation Funding Fact Sheet

Oregon: American System of Conservation Funding Fact Sheet

Jan 01 2013 2013 Sportsmen's Economic Impact Report - Oregon

2013 Sportsmen’s Economic Impact Report - Oregon

Jan 01 2007 2006 Economic Impact Report — Oregon

Oregon’s hunters and anglers spend more each year than the cash receipts from greenhouse/nursery...

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