WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT PLAN
Black-tailed Deer Management Plan
(1) The goal of black-tailed deer management is to manage black-tailed deer populations in Oregon to be consistent with both the available habitat of all lands of the state and the Oregon Conservation Strategy, compatible with primary land uses, and to provide optimum recreational benefits to the public.
(2) Objectives to accomplish this goal are to:
(a) Actively seek opportunities to work with all land owners and managers including Native American Tribes to restore, retain or develop black-tailed deer habitat.
(b) Increase cooperative efforts with private landowners to actively promote black-tailed deer habitat, considering, and remaining consistent with, primary uses of the land.
(c) Increase cooperative efforts with federal, state, and tribal land managers to actively promote creation, maintenance, enhancement, and restoration of black-tailed deer habitat.
(d) Manage black-tailed deer populations to attempt to achieve escapement (buck ratios) and populations at benchmark levels while collecting information over the next five years to develop Management Objectives.
(e) Enhance all recreational, consumptive, and cultural uses of the black-tailed deer resource.
(f) Provide timely response to property damage concerns.
(g) Identify key data needs and develop plans to promote and implement collaborative research projects.
Stat. Auth.: ORS 183 & 496
Stats. Implemented: ORS 183 & 496
Hist.: DFW 144-2008, f. & cert. ef. 11-24-08