THE FOLLOWING ARE PRESS RELEASES FROM THE WASHINGTON AND OREGON DEPARTMENTS OF FISH AND WILDLIFE
WDFW: Hunters invited to mentored pheasant hunt Nov. 4 in Oakville
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW), North American Versatile Hunting Dog Association, and Pheasants Forever will host a mentored pheasant hunt on Saturday, Nov. 4 in Oakville. The event is open to youth and adult hunters who passed hunter education in 2023. Interested hunters can register for the event online; space is limited to 14 participants.
Hunters will meet at the Davis Creek Wildlife Area (2009 South Bank Rd., Oakville) at 9 a.m. on Nov. 4. All hunters must have a western Washington pheasant hunting license and are required to use non-toxic shot while hunting on the wildlife area. Pheasants Forever and North American Versatile Hunting Dog Association mentors will bring hunting dogs to aid participating hunters during the event, and lunch will be provided by Pheasants Forever Chapter 257.
Interested participants with questions about the event should contact Bill Montgomery (360-704-0094).
ODFW: Sign up now for upcoming waterfowl hunting workshops in La Grande, Coquille
The two-day weekend workshops cost just $50 plus the cost of licenses. (Participants need a hunting license, waterfowl validation, free HIP validation and federal waterfowl stamp—see license costs here). Find more information about these and other workshops at https://myodfw.com/workshops-and-events
The first day covers the basics of waterfowl biology and duck calling in the morning, followed by shotgun shooting practice in the afternoon. The second day is a mentored hunt at one of ODFW’s wildlife areas (Ladd Marsh and Coquille) where participants will put everything learned on day one into action from a duck blind.
Sign up online (and purchase needed licenses) via ODFW’s licensing system under the Class/Workshop category. Workshop spaces are limited.
Waterfowl hunting is a great opportunity for first-time hunters due to the long season and ability to hunt throughout the state.