By John L. Braese
The Malheur Enterprise
VALE — Although wildfires have displaced hunters from some prime spots, the general outlook for the hunting season appears bright.
Rifle season starts for deer hunters Oct. 1.
Following is the outlook from the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife and the Oregon Hunters Association.
After last year’s dry conditions – all of Oregon was in severe drought and 50 percent of the state was labeled as extreme drought – this year appears better for the deer population.
Wildlife officials say deer numbers are up across the . . .