A response from the BLM via davidbbrillenz@fs.fed.us

After following through with the entire email – this was the reply from Watrud, Eric J -FS ( ewatrud) Thank you for your message regarding the coyote hunt scheduled in Lake County by a private organization. Unfortunately, there appears to be some confusion regarding our role in this.

We are aware of the event and contacted the organizers for more information. They indicated that participants were meeting on private lands and were not being directed to hunt on public lands. Based on this information, there is not a permitting requirement on federal lands.

Additionally, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife is the regulatory agency for hunting and fishing in the state, including regulations on coyotes. The BLM and U.S. Forest Service do not have authority in this area.

If you have questions regarding hunting regulations in Oregon, please contact the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife. If you have questions regarding the event, we recommend that you contact the Oregon Hunter’s Association, which is holding the event.

Thank you for your interest in the BLM Lakeview District and the Fremont-Winema National Forest. You can find more information on our agencies and the work we do at https://www.blm.gov/or/districts/lakeview/index.php or http://www.fs.usda.gov/fremont-winema/.

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