Oregon Hunters Association
Since being conceived in February 1983, the Oregon Hunters Association’s primary goals have been to enhance wildlife habitat, ensure a huntable wildlife resource, and to protect hunter’s rights. The first year, 1700 members were signed. Membership has since grown to more than 10,500 in 25 chapters statewide.
Activities of the Oregon Hunters Association include a headline program called Turn in Poachers (TIP), that is sponsored statewide and includes a reward program funded by donations, restitutions, and other means. Each chapter of OHA participates in habitat and wildlife projects pertinent to their area of the state. OHA also provides a lobbyist to the State Legislature to protect and enhance hunter’s rights, attend meetings of the Oregon Dept. of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW), Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission and other government agencies and private organizations as assigned.
Big Timber Rifle and Pistol Club is the host range for several Oregon Hunters Association events and shoots, and many active members of Big Timber are also active members of the OHA. The Lincoln County Chapter of OHA meets on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at Izzy’s restaurant in Newport. Regular guest speakers make the OHA meetings very informative and well worth the time.