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Regional Interests

Bill to create Oregon Wildlife Council backed by hunting interest groups

Oregon lawmakers are considering a bill to create an Oregon Wildlife Council. The eight-member council would be appointed by the governor with the stated purpose of developing a “comprehensive media-based program to promote and educate the public on the roles of hunting and fishing in wildlife conservation.” The council would not include anyone from a wildlife conservation organization and many of those groups are opposed to the bill. The proposed legislation does have the backing of the Oregon Hunters Association. Reporter Brian Oaster wrote about the Oregon Wildlife Council for Street Roots. They join us to talk about what their reporting revealed.

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