The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife allowed hunters to kill 77 elk on a single property along the Oregon Coast over a three-year span. The revelation is drawing outrage from some in the community.
Many Gearhart residents spoke out against the decision at a town meeting on Monday.
At that meeting, ODFW said the tags were handed out based on pre-existing guidelines that a property owner can request as many as five hunting tags at one time to a list of hunters named by that property owner if they can prove that elk are causing damage, KOIN reported. The hunters can then kill an elk on the owner’s property.
ODFW has not released the location or name of the property where the elk were killed. But because of community reaction, ODFW has not released any tags for that property for the 2023 hunting season.
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