Due to increasing numbers of elk on private land and chronic elk damage, ODFW is piloting a new general season elk damage tag
The new General Season Antlerless Elk Damage tag is a new approach to using hunting as management tool in areas of chronic elk damage. The general season antlerless elk damage tag replaces 19 controlled hunts and will replace the need for Landowner Damage Program tags in the areas and during the time periods of the hunts.
These hunts are a tool for hunters and landowners to directly work together to reduce elk damage. The hunt areas are nearly 100 percent private, largely agricultural lands. ODFW staff will not be able to assist you with finding a place to hunt. Elk numbers are highly variable within the hunt areas as many of the areas are designated as elk de-emphasis areas.
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