The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) was originally established as the Oregon State Fish Commission in 1878. Initially, its duty was to enforce fishing regulations and the 1848 Territorial Constitution to ensure the conservation of salmon runs. Under the direction of Hollister McGuire in 1893, the agency's duties were expanded to include protection of wildlife from exploitative hunting. Since then, the ODFW has enforced protective regulations for the conservation of Oregon's fish and wildlife.
Records (1902-1981) include documents relating to the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation lawsuits to protect traditional fishing and hunting practices, Oregon's Cooperative Road Closure Program, and a roundtable discussion with department biologists.
Other materials include wild game laws and regulations, Oregon's program for management of marine mammals, game management, and histories of regulations, game birds and the Oregon State Game Commission.
The records contain correspondence which relates to Oregon Governor Tom McCall and the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation lawsuits.
The Oregon Historical Society is the owner of the materials in the Research Library and makes available reproductions for research, publication, and other uses. Written permission must be obtained from the Research Library before any publication use. The Society does not necessarily hold copyright to all of the materials in the collections. In some cases, permission for use may require seeking additional authorization from the copyright owners.
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife records, Mss2860, Oregon Historical Society Research Library
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Transcripts of court proceedings
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Court documents and correspondence
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Civil Action No. 68-409, Richard Sohappy, et al vs. McKee A. Smith, et al--court documents
Game Commissioners--photocopied images
Game bird and big game seasons
Statistics on species, hunters, hunter days and total kill
Correspondence relating to Oregon Governor Tom McCall
Oregon's Program for the Management of Marine Mammals
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife reorganization
Oregon's Cooperative Road Closure Program
A Report to the 1977 Legislature on Court Disposition of Fish and Wildlife Law Violations
Roundtable Discussion of Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission Members with Department Wildlife Biologists
Clerical/Secretarial Training Sessions
Agenda and needs analysis questionnaire responses.
Shooting Preserve Laws and Regulations
History of Big Game Regulations (1899-1970)
Game license sales history
Brief History of Oregon's Game Birds
Course material--history of the Oregon Game Commission
History and Policies of the Oregon Game Commission
Histories of the Oregon State Game Commission, regulations, reports, statistics, lists of board members and game wardens, and logo.
Synopsis of Oregon's game and fish laws
Report of Gene M. Simpson, Superintendent of State Game Farms
Report in bound volume on pheasants, quail and wild turkeys raised on state game farms, including photographs