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The Beaver State Podcast Episode 11: How the controlled hunt draw works

May 28, 2020

Hunters have until May 15 to apply for Oregon's controlled hunts. After that, they have until June 1 to make changes. That's when things get really crazy. Even with more digital technology these days, ODFW staff still hand-enter a lot of data and then create business rules for the algorithm that eventually conducts the drawing. It's among the most complex systems anywhere, and we break it down with Linda Lytle, ODFW's license services manager.

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