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Bighorn Logging Corp

13820 NW Main St

Banks, Oregon 97106

United States

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Contact Us [cached]

Harve Dethlefs, President Office: 503-324-2422 Cell: 503-828-2682 Fax: 503-324-6103

VERNONIA, OREGON - June 02, 2011 ... [cached]

VERNONIA, OREGON - June 02, 2011 - Bighorn Logging owner and president Harve Dethlefs signals the loader operator on "Ridge 77" in the Clatsop State Forest. Thomas Boyd/The Oregonian tboyd

Evergreen Magazine [cached]

Harve Dethlefs, president of Bighorn Logging Inc. in Banks, grew up in a logging family. His oldest son, Dwayne, was one of the colorful loggers in TVs reality show "Ax Men. Harve thought the show was nonsense and didn't want any part of it. He has a solid reputation; in 2008 the Oregon Department of Forestry named his company one of its "Forest Practices Operators of the Year" for building a berm to steer debris away from homes near a landslide-prone logging site.

Dethlefs left logging at one point and worked 20 years as a warehouse manager for Tektronix, the pioneering Oregon high-tech company. He came back to the woods in the early 1980s and started his own company. Until Ridge 77, Bighorn was a contract logging outfit, cutting and hauling for the mills and bigger companies that could afford to buy timber sales.
But he was intrigued by the low minimum price for Ridge 77. He bid $570,438 or $205.86 per thousand board feet and dropped off the required deposit at the Clatsop State Forest's district office in Astoria. His bid was well above the state's minimum and a gamble, but he figured the market might recover by the time he logged it. Still, he didn't expect to win.
"I told the gal, 'Well, we'll come back this afternoon to pick our bid deposit,'" he says.
When he returned, the woman said he couldn't have his check back -- he'd won.
"Holy mackerel," Dethlefs exclaimed.
Dethlefs, the company owner, waited as long as he could to log, watching the stumpage price rise and keeping an eye on the calendar. By contract, he had to finish by Oct. 31.
Seven others worked on the site in addition to the fallers. By the time the crew finished hauling logs off the site this spring, mills were paying $400 to $450 per thousand board feet -- double what Dethlefs paid. "It worked out pretty good for us," Dethlefs says mildly. "Pretty good margin."

About Us [cached]

Harve Dethlefs began Bighorn Logging Corp. in 1981, after a 20 year career for Oregon-based electronics company, Tektronix. Bighorn Logging has been a leader of timber harvesting and forest management in NW Oregon ever since. The industry has changed drastically over the last 30 years; as President, Harve has kept ahead of those changes by always upgrading to the newest machinery and technology. In his spare time, Harve enjoys the outdoors and is an avid hunter and fisherman. He loves to fish on his property on the Trask River, and continues to hunt every fall in Oregon as well as throughout the Western U.S. and British Columbia. Harve has been part owner of Eureka Peak Lodge and

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