OHA Bend Chapter
PO Box 6618,
Bend, OR 97708 

OHA Bend Chapter, PO Box 6618, Bend, OR 97708

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Posted by OHA Bend Chapter on September 23, 2017 at 12:00 PM
For Immediate Release September 18, 2017 Central Oregon Shooting Sports Association PO Box 1606 Bend, Oregon 97709 (541) 480-4695 HUNTERS SIGHT-IN WORKSHOP September 23-24 The Public is Welcome! The Central Oregon Shooting Sports Association will host its annual Hunter???s Sight-In Workshops on September 23-24 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm at the COSSA Range each day. Range officers will provide technical assistance to adjust your scope or iron sights and help you tune your rifle for the fall deer and elk hunting seasons. Targets, shooting benches and a covered firing line are provided. There is a $7.00 fee per gun for nonmembers and $5.00 for members. Bring eye and ear protection. To find COSSA, travel east on Highway 20 toward Burns. COSSA Shooting Park is located mile past milepost 24 on the north side of the highway. For more information, contact Bill Lewis at 541-480-4695. The Central Oregon Shooting Sports Association (COSSA) exists to provide shooting sports enthusiasts with a place to enjoy organized rifle, shotgun and pistol events. COSSA has hosted several national events including the USPSA, IPSC and the SASS Oregon State Championships. COSSA has classes for all types of shooting including for women and youth. For more information, visit www.cossapark.com

Teaters Road News Release

Posted by OHA Bend Chapter on June 10, 2016 at 12:20 AM Comments comments (0)

For Release: June 8, 2016 Contact: Lisa Clark

 (541) 280-9560


BLM and Waibel Ranches Find Path Forward on Teaters Road

PRINEVILLE, Ore. -- The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Prineville District Office and Waibel Ranches, LLC, have worked cooperatively to find a solution to the 2015 closure of Teaters Road that will restore public access from Highway 380 (Paulina Highway) north to the North Fork Crooked River area and the Ochoco National Forest.

Under the mutually acceptable resolution, Waibel Ranches, LLC has offered to build a new, high-quality road to the west of Teaters Road, solely on private property and at its own expense. The new road will be donated to Crook County upon completion. Once accepted by the county, the road will become a Local Access Road open to the public with the same kinds of access to the BLM North Fork Crooked River area and Ochoco National Forest that Teaters Road has provided.

While the new road is under construction, Teaters Road will remain closed to public access, in part to minimize the risk of vandalism to road construction equipment. However, if the new road is not complete and open to the public by August 10, 2016, Teaters Road will be opened for public use from that date through November 30, 2016 to allow access to BLM and Forest Service lands to the north during fall hunting season. Teaters Road would be closed again after November 30, 2016, while road construction continues. If the new road is still not complete and open by August 1, 2017, though, Teaters Road would be opened again for public use until the new road is complete and available for public use.

These dates could change; however, if there is evidence of poaching, trespass, or vandalism on Waibel Ranch lands adjacent to Teaters Road while the gates are open, and the parties jointly agree that the damage warrants closure of the gates. Throughout this time, Waibel Ranches, LLC, has indicated it will allow the use of Teaters Road for emergency purposes or BLM administrative access at any time.

The BLM and Waibel Ranches, LLC, appreciate the public’s patience while they have been working out this path forward. The public is asked to continue to be respectful of private property rights and to report to authorities any suspicious activity or witnessed vandalism to the Waibel Ranches property. You can find more information about the Prineville District at: www.blm.gov/or/districts/prineville




Oregon Hunting and Shooting Map goes Mobile

Posted by OHA Bend Chapter on December 12, 2014 at 1:35 AM Comments comments (0)

"Just click on the interactive Oregon Hunting and Shooting Map from your mobile device and the new responsive design immediately delivers content optimized for your phone or tablet. The map has all the functionally that made it popular-- the ability to search hunting areas by species and location land ownership, property boundaries and much more."

I haven't tried this yet but it sounds interesting.


Report Big Game and Turkey tag results by Jan 31st

Posted by OHA Bend Chapter on December 12, 2014 at 1:30 AM Comments comments (7)

Don’t forget to report your hunt results no later than Jan. 31, 2016 for most 2015 hunts. Report online or by phone (1-866-947-6339).


Hunters need to complete a report for each deer, elk, cougar, bear, turkey and pronghorn tag purchased (or picked up as part of a Sports Pac)—even if they didn’t hunt or weren’t successful.


Deer and elk hunters who don’t report must pay a $25 fine to get a 2016 hunting license. More information at ODFW.