As development and recreation grow in Central Oregon, migratory wildlife like Mule deer are losing out. Their habitat is being fragmented and their ability to move between summer and winter ranges is impeded by growing traffic volume, unregulated recreation 24/7 in the Deschutes National Forest and development of corridors and winter range needed for their survival.
One way you can show your support for Oregon wildlife is to purchase a voucher from the Oregon Wildlife Foundation for a new wildlife license plate featuring a Mule deer buck and Mt. Hood. Contact the Oregon Wildlife Foundation at myowf.org/watchfor wildlife and follow the direction for purchasing a voucher. In order for the license plates to be made, 3,000 vouchers need to be purchased.