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Big Game Hunting: General Season Dates

September 3, 2018

Western Oregon deer rifle season begins Sept. 29.

General season tags are unlimited, can be purchased any time before you hunt and are available for hunts in western Oregon.

Black Bear

Eastern Oregon: Aug. 1 – Nov. 30 (Tag required: General Black Bear)

Western Oregon: Aug. 1 – Dec. 31 (Tag required: General Black Bear)

SW Additional: Aug. 1 – Dec. 31 (Tag required: SW Additional)

Cougar

General Statewide: Jan. 1 – Dec. 31 (Tag required: General Cougar)

Additional: Jan. 1 – Dec. 31

Tag required: Additional

Deer

Western Oregon Centerfire Firearm

Cascade Buck Area:

First Season: Sept. 29 – Oct. 12; Second season: Oct. 20 — Nov. 2

Tag required: Western Oregon Deer

Coast Buck Area: Sept. 29 – Nov. 2

Tag required: Western Oregon Deer

Eastern Bow

Season: Aug. 25 – Sept. 23

Tag required: Deer Bow

See Big Game Regulations for late season hunts.

Western Bow

Season: Aug. 25 – Sept. 23

Tag required: Deer Bow

See Big Game Regulations for late season hunts.

Elk

Cascade Bull Centerfire Firearm

Season: Oct. 13 -19

Tag required: Cascade Elk

Rocky Mountain Bull Centerfire Firearm

First Season: Oct. 24 – 28

Tag required: Rocky Mt. Elk 1st Season

First Season Columbia Basin Extended: Oct. 24 — Nov. 30

Second season: Nov. 3 – 11

Tag required: Rocky Mt. Elk 2nd Season

Coast Bull Elk Centerfire Firearm

First Season: Nov. 10 — 13

Tag required: Coast 1st Season

Second Season: Nov. 17 – 23

Tag required: Coast 2nd Season

Western/Eastern Bow

Season: Aug. 25 – Sept. 23

Tag required: Elk Bow

Western Gray Squirrel

Open Season: Aug. 25 – Nov. 7

Open Area: All units west of the eastern boundary of the Santiam, McKenzie, Indigo, Sprague and Interstate units. Exceptions: No bag limit of closed season in that part of the Rogue Unit south of Rogue River and South Fork Rogue River and north of Hwy 140.

Open Season: Sept. 8 – Oct. 14

Open Area: White River and Hood units

Controlled Hunts

Controlled hunt tags are limited and are available only through a drawing or lottery. They must be applied for in advance through the control hunt process and are usually required for hunts in eastern Oregon. The deadline to apply for controlled hunt tags is May 15 each year, except for spring bear hunts where the application deadline is Feb. 10.

Specific controlled hunts, and their seasons, are listed in the latest version of the Oregon Big Game Regulations.

See www.eregulations.com/oregon/big-game-hunting/ or myodfw.com for more information.

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