Buck Deer Seasons

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 Controlled rifle buck hunting. Closed to all hunting except by controlled tag.Cascade buck area (General Western Centerfire Firearm Season) Sept. 30 – Oct. 13 and Oct. 21 – Nov. 3. Closed during Cascade bull elk centerfire firearm season.

blue-gray Coast buck area – (General Western Rifle Season)
Sept. 30 – Nov. 3.
There are no hunting seasons on NP lands or allotted and/or Tribal lands in these areas.


Note: White-tailed deer are protected in all units west of the eastern boundaries of Santiam, McKenzie, Indigo, Dixon and Rogue units, except for the Umpqua hunts (123A, 123R1) and North Bank Habitat hunts (123B, 123M2, 123R2, 623T1).

Note: Tag sale deadline is day before the earliest opening day for a season.







(Controlled Season)
All eastern Oregon deer centerfire firearm hunting is by controlled hunt tag Controlled 100 Series Deer Tag See Controlled Buck Deer information
(General Season)
Cascade Buck Area Sept. 30 – Oct. 13 &
Oct. 21 – Nov. 3
Western Oregon Deer Tag One buck deer having not less than a forked antler Dixon, Evans Cr, Indigo, McKenzie, Rogue and Santiam units.
Coast Buck Area Sept. 30 – Nov. 3 Western Oregon Deer Tag One buck deer having not less than a forked antler Alsea, Applegate, Chetco, Melrose, Powers, Saddle Mt, Scappoose, Siuslaw, Sixes, Stott Mt*, Tioga, Trask*, Willamette and Wilson units.

Attention youth Hunters: Extended Western Oregon Deer Season

To increase youth hunting opportunity, the Western Oregon general buck deer firearm season is extended two days for youth 12-17 years of age. Youth hunters with an unfilled Western Oregon general season deer tag, an unfilled W. High Cascade (119A), or an unfilled Hood-White River (141A) controlled hunt tag may hunt the area of the Western Oregon general deer season Nov. 4-5, 2017. This opportunity is not available to Mentored Youth Hunt Program participants as each youth hunter must have their own tag to participate. The tag sale deadline is Sept. 29. Bag limit: One buck having not less than a forked antler.