Oregon Duck Hunters Association

Projects

TRNWR Youth Hunting

Project Date 2015
Project Cost: $4,800

Youth waterfowl hunters are the winners in a new, exclusive opportunity to hunt the Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge (TRNWR). The Oregon Duck Hunters Association worked closely with TRNWR staff to plan, promote, and organize a youth-only hunting program on Steamboat Lake. With generous support from the Joyce Miller Owens Charitable Foundation, ODHA was the lead sponsor for hunting blinds built specifically for this site, and continues to offer assistance to teach the new hunters how to hunt responsibly and safely.

Sauvie Island Blinds

Project Date 2012
Project Cost: $2,000

Sauvie Island Wildlife Area sought funding to construct metal, portable blinds for the management’s west side units. Construction of the prototype blinds were completed prior to opening day 2012 and placed on Mud Lake #1 and #2. Following hunter feedback at the end of the season, the ODHA is poised to construct many more of these hides for use throughout the management area.

Boys Lake Enhancement

Project Date: 2012
Project Cost: $4,400

In 2012, the Oregon duck hunters Association was proud to fund another enhancement to the Boys Lake hunt area. Construction of a 525 foot wheel-chair accessible foot path leading to an ADA accessible hunting blind will ensure that all of Oregon’s hunting public will be able to enjoy this newest of SIWA’s hunting areas.

In it’s inaugural run, the Boys Lake was occupied on both Saturday and Sunday of opening weekend where two birds were harvested!

Lower Columbia River Initiative

Project Date: 2005
Project Cost: $22,000

The Oregon Duck Hunters Association was asked to join forces with Ducks Unlimited and the Wetlands Joint Venture to provide funding for D/U’s “Lower Columbia Initiative”. For our part, The ODHA purchased a 3 phase pump capable of delivering 1000 gallons of water per hour to Sauvie Island’s hunt unit and race track units. The project will directly enhance nesting habitat and create a moist soil management food base while sustaining reliable hunting conditions for waterfowlers.

Fern Ridge Pit Blinds

Project Date: 2004
Project Cost: 4,500

Fern Ridge Wildlife Area requested 3 concrete pit blinds for placement within their hunting area. The Oregon Duck Hunters Association agreed to the project unanimously and fully funded the project.

Ladd Marsh Pitt Blinds

Project Date: 2004
Project Cost: $20,000

In an effort to enhance the overall hunting experience at Ladd Marsh Wildlife Area in LaGrande Oregon, ODHA representatives assisted in design concepts and placement and funding of 20 steel and concrete pit blinds.

Roundman and Steelman Boat Launches

Project Date: 2003
Project Cost: $1,500

Seeing great disrepair at the Roundman and Steelman Lake’s boat launch. The Oregon Duck Hunters Association sourced out materials and over saw reconstruction to repair the launches. 13,000 square feet of geo-synthetic underlayment were needed prior to delivery of 120 cubic yards of 1 ½ minus gravel. The ramps were fully repaired and all materials were provided by ODHA funding.

Sauvie Island Farm Implaments

Project Date: 2001/2002
Project Cost: $8,500

The Oregon Duck Hunters Association provided two farm implements to assist in farming practices that are beneficial to duck production at the Sauvie Island Wildlife Area. The first was a seed drill in 2001. The second was a cross-cut disc. Both are currently in use. The disc have proved instrumental to help eradicate reed canary grass intrusions throughout the WMU.