OREGON HUNTERS ASSOCIATION
Attention OHA members!
We need you to send emails now and testify on Nov. 9 in support of removing wolves from Oregon’s endangered list!
The Commission will vote on the issue on Monday, Nov. 9, at the ODFW Headquarters, 4034 Fairview Industrial Drive SE, Salem, OR 97302.
We need OHA members to send emails by Wednesday Nov. 4,
and testify at the Nov. 9 meeting!
If You Would Like To Email the Commission Members in Support Wolf Delisting
- Send your emails by 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 4.
- In the subject line of the email use the words: Please Support Wolf Delisting
- State that you are a member of OHA.
- Make your email original and stress just one or two points. (Examples listed below).
- Do Not Use a Form Email. Please Make It Your Own.
- Send Your Emails To: firstname.lastname@example.org
If You Would Like To Testify at the Commission Meeting
Please be concise and specific. You will be limited to 3 minutes. Connect these points to the criteria being used by ODFW staff, and Commission, to assess the appropriateness (timing) for delisting.
In General: It is time to delist wolves in Oregon. They have met and exceeded the criteria identified in the Oregon Wolf Management Plan. Oregon sportsmen, as voiced through here by OHA, want to see the Plan followed!
Criterion 1 – (Geography) Wolves are very well established in Oregon with 15 packs and 81 individuals (not counting the 13 litters documented this season). They have spread to the southern Cascades with 3 known activity areas. Wolves can effectively fill in all suitable ranges from this point, so let’s delist!
Criterion 2 – (Population viability) Wolves have demonstrated high reproductive and survival rates as demonstrated by this year’s information with 13 of 16 known breeding pairs producing pups.
Criterion 2 – continued (Genetics). The genetics of these wolves are diverse and healthy as acknowledged by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service that traces back to the introduction from Canada involving several different packs. (Additional for C-2) ODFW population model shows a < 1% chance of biological extinction from either poor genetics or reproductive failure.
Criterion 3 – (Range Deterioration). Not even an issue in Oregon with a large public land base and tracts of unpopulated landscape.
Criterion 4 – (Over-utilization). Also, this not an issue. The current ODFW protective framework does not change.
Criterion 5 – (Adequate Protection). Again, based on the Wolf Plan, there is full protection of wolves in Phase II. The east side of the state is in Phase II and the west side Phase I – in accordance with documented numbers and reproduction.
If You Want To Attend the ODFW Commission Meeting but Not Testify
Please do so. Wear OHA apparel and remember to be courteous to all in attendance.
WE NEED OHA MEMBERS AT THIS VERY IMPORTANT MEETING!