The Beaver State Podcast Episode 100: The ban on hunting cougars and bears with hounds

July 22, 2022

Oregon voters passed Measure 18 in 1994, effectively ending the practice of using hounds to pursue cougars and bears for sport. In this episode, we talk to ODFW's Wildlife Division Deputy Administrator Kevin Blakely and Carnivore Coordinator Derek Broman about the evolution of wildlife regulations since the passage of that ballot measure and we answer one of the most common questions we get, which is: ODFW cannot re-instate hound hunting for cougars and bears, it would take another ballot measure voted on by the citizens of Oregon to change the current law.

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