Highlights From This Week’s Recreation Report:

Photo Credit: Courtesy of ODFW

by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff

“First Time” Hunt tags give kids a second chance to draw

If your young hunter applied for a big game tag and was unsuccessful, they may be eligible to apply for a Youth “First Time” Hunt tag. Under this program, young hunters can apply for tags in the buck deer, antlerless deer and antlerless elk hunt series.

Learn more and download application form

4 1/2 ways to take a rod with you this weekend

Hiking or camping plans getting in the way of fishing this weekend? Going to be busy kayaking or going to the beach? No need to choose between fishing and other fun – just take a rod with you.

Ways to take a rod with you

Sign up for shotgun skills and pheasant hunting workshops

These workshops fill quickly, so register soon!

During the pheasant hunting workshops you’ll participate in an actual hunt with the help of a volunteer and their trained hunting dog. This is a great introduction to upland bird hunting. All participants must complete a required shotgun skills class before attending a hunting workshop.

Learn more and register

Summer school for new hunters

Sign up now for hunter education

School may be out for the summer, but hunter education may be one class your children will be happy to take during the break. Students (youth and adults) can take a hunter education class online, with a self-directed workbook or in a traditional classroom setting. And don’t forget to sign up early for a required field day – they fill up fast.

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