Deer Hunting In Oregon: Home of the Black Tail and Mule Species and a Sportsmans Paradise., Daily Racing Form, 1919-04-04


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DEER HUNTING IN OREGON Home of the Black Tail and Mule Species and a Sportsmans Paradise Oregon rightly called the Hunters Paradise abounds witli the fleetfooted deer writes Miss Blanche Riddle in Sports Afield The leafy forests and the treeclad mountains offer an ideal home for the stealthy deer where she rears her young and roams unmolested all but two months of the year Oregons game laws protect the deer and in no other state are the laws regulating game more rig ¬ idly enforced enforcedThe The species of deer hunted in Oregon during the open season between August and late October are the black tailed and mule deer which often attain to a weight of ir 0 pounds or more East of the Cascade Mountains in eastern Oregon the mule deer can bo found This species is much heavier and somewhat more gamy than the black tailed deer of the deer and many thousands of them are killed every year but southern Oregon is especially famed for its happy hunting grounds The hunters are taken by automobile wagon or pack horse to the hunting grounds and when they have finished the hunt are brought back to the railway railwayThe The deer during the open season range well back in the mountains and have become no easy prey for the hunter The wary buck has to be really hunted to be found The horns of many at this season of the year are yet in the velvet while his color is a bluish red which makes it hard in ¬ deed to see him against the reddening shades of the woods woodsIt It is not an unusual sight during the open sea sou in southern Oregon to see auto loads of hunters of every walk in life merchants bankers railroad employes tc leaving the towns for the various hunting grounds nor is it more unusual to see them returning with the trophies of the hunt the heavily laden horse or truck load of slaughtered deer Not alone dots this part of Oregon afford pleasure for the visiting sportsman from all parts of the west but the oldtimers and younger generations as well who were born and reared in Oregon are hunters from first to last lastIn In one southern Oregon town a venison barbecue is held every fall during tho deer season The minimum number barbecued at this feast is twenty five bucks and can be more At this celebration the meat is roasted in long trenches over hot coals Sticks are laid across the trenches and the meat laid on the sticks Seasoned to a turn and roasted this meat makes the finest meal imaginable An open dancing pavilion scats electric lights and every convenience is provided in this barbecue park and fortunate indeed is the visitor to the venison barbecue Barring the few accidents which occa ¬ sionally occur of injured fingers and shotoff toes and sometimes even more serious the sport of hunt ¬ ing deer in Oregon is looked forward to with a great deal of pleasure by many of the most noted sportsmen of the west j

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