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Oregon Hunting Seasons

We set out to create the most simplified guide to Oregon hunting seasons for 2021-2022.

Want to find out season dates, learn about regulations and bag limits, understand license requirements, and get access helpful links?

Then you’ll love the info outlined in today’s guide. Let’s dive right in.

Oregon Hunting Seasons

Oregon Hunting Season Dates

Whether you're getting into the mountains or planning on exploring its desert to the east, Oregon is a gorgeous state to hunt. It's mostly known for its great elk hunting, but don't pass up its great deer and pronghorn hunts.

Oregon Deer Seasons

Archery: August 28, 2021 - September 26, 2021

Firearm: October 2, 2021 - November 5, 2021

Be sure to check what special permits are needed for Oregon's controlled hunts.

Oregon Elk Seasons

Archery: August 28, 2021 - September 26, 2021

Firearm: November 6, 2021 - November 26, 2021

Be sure to check what special permits are needed for Oregon's controlled hunts.

Oregon Pronghorn Antelope Seasons

General Season: August 7, 2021 - September 26, 2021

Archery: August 14, 2021 - October 24, 2021

Muzzleloader: August 25, 2021 - September 12, 2021

Youth Only: August 1, 2021 - August 31, 2021

Oregon Hunting Zones

See the map below for a breakdown of Oregon's hunting zones:

Oregon Bag Limits

Deer: bag limits vary but mostly one buck with a visible antler

Elk: Vary but mostly one bull Elk

Oregon Hunting License

Oregon 2021 Big Game License Costs

LicenseResidentNonresident
Annual Hunting License$34.50$172.00
Combined Angling and Hunting$73.00N/A
Sports Pac$196.50N/A
Resident with Columbia River Basin Endorsement $206.25

Oregon 2021 Big Game Tag and Permit Costs

TagResidentNonresident
Black Bear$16.50$16.50
Additional Black Bear (fall)$16.50$16.50
Deer$28.50$443.50
Elk$49.50$588.00

Oregon Hunting Regulations

Hunting hours are from 30 minutes before sunrise to 30 minutes after sunset.

Helpful Resources

Official State Site: https://myodfw.com/big-game-hunting

FAQs
What can you hunt in Oregon?

You can hunt deer, elk, beer, pronghorn antelope, sheep, goat, mountain lion, turkey, coyote, bobcat, fox and a variety of birds.

When is bow hunting season in Oregon?

Bow hunting starts as early as August 5 in 2021 for deer but will vary by unit and what you're hunting.

When is the Oregon controlled hunt drawing?

You must apply by May 15th for Oregon's controlled hunts.

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