EUGENE, Ore. — The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife says a way of life in the state is declining, forcing it to rework its budget.
ODFW says with fewer Oregonians fishing and hunting, there is less money to pay for wildlife management and conservation. The department has to look at how it pays for those programs.
Officials say they are also planning on requesting a larger share of the general fund and increasing the license and tag fees for those who hunt and fish.
A budget proposal will be unveiled Thursday, followed by a public comment period.