President's Message

I hope everyone had a good holiday and are looking forward to good
year. OR-FNAWS had it’s Winter Board meeting the first weekend on
January. We were able to support some great projects through our Grant in Aid pro- gram, elect officers, plan for our 20th Annual Fundraiser, purchase a couple great items for our Banquet Raffles, welcome a new Board member and schedule some good hands on projects. I appreciate all of the hard work of the board members and their support. When you take a look at the list of our upcoming events and read about some of the ones that have already passed you will see that we have a very busy first part of the year planned. There are things that we will be doing that are not on the list such as working on the South East Oregon Regional Management Plan, Sheep cap- tures and continuing to promote sound management and access to our public lands.

Our Banquet Committee is working hard to make this year’s Fundraiser another greatevent. One of the highlights of the event will be raffling off the Governors tag for Rocky Mountain Goats. This will be the fourth year of this tag being raffled off and hopefully another record price will be set this year with those funds going directly to the Rocky Mountain Goat fund. We will have other quality items in our raffles and auctions at our event. Please consider attending and make your reservations early.

This year’s Sheep and Goat Workshop will again be held at the Dalles Readiness Cen-ter on July 20. I really enjoy this event because of the chance to see and meet thisyear’s group of lucky people who drew Sheep and Goat tags. We also have the moun-tain hunters rendezvous after the workshop at Deschutes River Recreation Area and Summer Board Meeting the next day.

I hope to see you at one of our events or projects and Good Luck to everyone in the draws this year!