Ranch goes multi-use

Ranch goes multi-use

Jack Joyce works with the Oregon Hunter's Association and the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife to enhance his ranch near Canyonville.

The rancher was named OHA's Citizen Landowner of the Year in 2011. He's provided access to his land and ponds for youth duck and turkey hunts. His donated hunts to the OHA Umpqua chapter have been raffled off, earning money for OHA and giving young hunters a chance at bagging a turkey or duck.

"They're not doing drugs, they're not stealing from somebody, and they got a big smile on their face," said Joyce when asked why he donates the juvenile hunts. "My passion is hunting and I remember when I couldn't find land to hunt with my young sons. I hate 'no trespassing' signs, but I know they're necessary. This way I can give some young hunters an opportunity."

Read more at The Capital Press.

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