There are now three different options under the proposed hunter orange rule currently being considered by the Oregon Fish & Wildlife Commission. They range from maintaining the status quo of no hunter orange requirement, to requiring a hunter orange upper garment or hat for hunters 17 years of age or younger, or for sportsmen of all ages, while hunting big game and upland birds (except turkey) with a centerfire firearm or shotgun.
The Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife issued a Hunter Orange Report to the Commission back on June 4, and after reviewing the report and hearing public testimony, the Commission narrowed its consideration to these three options. The staff report, with its creative statistics supporting some sort of mandate, can be found at this link below:
If the Commission decides to proceed with rulemaking on a hunter orange mandate, they would do so at their Thursday, September 30th meeting in
Please make your voice heard on this important issue!
Thursday, September 30th
Board of Commissioners Room
Testimony may carry over into the Friday, October 1st, meeting at the same location beginning at 8:00am