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Home arrow Opinion arrow Hunting Report for May 18, 2012 / ODFW

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Hunting Report for May 18, 2012 / ODFW

Check in harvested bears

OPEN: COUGAR, SPRING BEAR (controlled season), SPRING TURKEY

 

UNION COUNTY

SPRING BEAR: Controlled spring bear season is now open. Successful hunters commonly find bears by glassing new “spring green-up” areas below snowline. Bear numbers and hunter access should increase throughout the season, translating to hunter success. Remember, it is now mandatory to check in any harvested bear within 10 days of harvest.

TURKEY: Spring turkey season is now open. Many birds will be found in lower elevations on both public and private lands. Locating birds in their roost before daylight will greatly increase success. Setting up near a known roost with a decoy and call can bring in that wary tom. Turkeys rely on their sight for survival, making camouflage and as little movement as possible essential to hunter success. Remember, always ask first to hunt on private land.

GROUND SQUIRRELS: Squirrels are now up and active. The best hunting is often on warm days after the rain and cold weather. Remember, always ask first to hunt on private land.

COUGARS: Cougars are common in Union county. Due to the mild winter, Ceer and elk can be found at higher elevations. Focus on game rich areas with long ridgelines or saddles that cats typically travel.

Setting up downwind of a deer or elk killed by a cougar can be productive. A cougar kill is often covered with material that has been scraped up in about a 10 foot diameter circle around the carcass.

COYOTE: Coyote numbers are good throughout the district. Try calling in early morning and late afternoon. Pup in distress as well as prey in distress sounds can be productive. Remember to ask for permission before hunting on private properties.

 

LADD MARSH WILDLIFE AREA

Bird hunting seasons are now closed.

New this year, a parking permit is needed for Ladd Marsh. Hunters get the permit free with their purchase of an annual hunting license. Display on car dash. 

 

WALLOWA COUNTY

TURKEY: Good numbers of birds are available through out the district.  Access has improved in all units.

BLACK BEAR: Spring bear activity continues to improve with warmer temperatures. Hunter access remains difficult at higher elevations in the Minam and Snake River units, but is much improved in other units. Hunters should focus their efforts in canyon areas below snow line that have good green grass growth. 

COYOTE: Good numbers of coyotes can be found throughout Wallowa County. Calling coyotes with rabbit distress-type calls has been effective for hunters.  It is important to choose areas with abundant coyote sign and little human activity. 

COUGAR: Cougar numbers are strong throughout Wallowa County.  Most lions are taken incidental to other hunting; however, calling with fawn bleat, or locating a cougar kill and waiting for a cat to return are often successful techniques.

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