This Week on HSCF Radio and “Hunting Matters” Podcast: Curt Melcher, Director, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife

Houston Safari Club Foundation (HSCF) and Hunting Matters welcome Curt Melcher, Director of the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife.

Curt is a native of Oregon and graduated from the University of Oregon with a BS in Biology. He began his career with the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife as a temporary employee in 1985. During his time with the Department, he represented the State of Oregon in numerous regional management forums, including the Pacific Fisheries Management Council, the Klamath Fisheries Management and Pacific Salmon Commission South Panel.

Curt served as deputy director of Fish and Wildlife programs from 2007 to 2014 and was named interim director in September 2014. He was hired as permanent Director in February 2015 and is currently the President of the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies .

Curt is passionate about conserving Oregon’s natural resources and is an avid hunter and fisherman.

About Hunting Matters
Tune in to “Hunting Matters” with Houston Safari Club Foundation Executive Director Joe Betar as he engages in conversations with guests, from diverse backgrounds, who are passionate about hunting and conservation. Great discussions, news, hunting law updates and more! “Hunting Matters” airs every Saturday, 6 am to 7 am CDT on KPRC AM 950: Real Texas, Real Talk, a Houston iHeartMedia station and Houston’s Oldest Radio Station. “Hunting Matters” is also available via podcast on Apple/iTunes, iHeartMedia, Google, Overcast, PodBean, and Spreaker. Subscribe, listen, rate and comment. Hunting Matters received a 2022 Gold AVA Digital Award, a 2022 NYX/Marcom Silver Award, a 2022 MARCOM Gold Award, and a 2022 Gold Davey Award.

About the Houston Safari Club Foundation
The Houston Safari Club Foundation (HSCF) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to preserve the sport of hunting through education, conservation, and the promotion of our hunting heritage. HSCF has awarded 646 scholarships totaling $2.92 million. HSCF conducts youth outdoor education programs, vocational training, hunter education, and field experiences throughout the year. HSCF has provided more than $4 million in grants for wildlife, habitat, and various hunter-funded conservation initiatives. HSCF is an independent organization, is not affiliated with Safari Club International (SCI) or its affiliates and is not a chapter or affiliate of any other organization. Visit our website at or call 713.623.8844 for more information. HSCF. We hunt. We give.