News Release from Oregon Dept. of Forestry – Posted on FlashAlert: August 28th, 2015 2:13 PM
Road restrictions will return to the western side of the Tillamook State Forest this fall to improve deer and elk movement during hunting season. These restrictions are designed to reduce pressure on wildlife during increased hunting periods.
Forestry and wildlife officials say that some area roads will be closed to motorized vehicles during archery and rifle hunting seasons in September, October and November. Selected roads in the Trask, Wilson and Nehalem river areas will be gated and signed.
Hunters and other recreationists can access gated areas by foot, mountain bike, horse or other non-motorized options. Locations of gated areas change year-to-year based on access needs, forest conditions and operations.
Celebrating a six-year partnership, ODF continues working with the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) and the Tillamook chapter of the Oregon Hunters Association throughout this period.
Motorized access by ODF staff or contractors working in these areas may occur. Maps of road management areas are available at the Tillamook ODF office located at 5005 Third St., Tillamook and at the ODF Tillamook District’s website at: http://cms.oregon.gov/odf/pages/field/tillamook/abouttillamook.aspx. Click on the “Recreation” link for more information.