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Legal Hunting Methods for Game Mammals

Hunting Regulations Icon Oregon Hunting

Centerfire Firearms

Other Weapons

Species and Season

Rifle

Handgun

Shotgun
(any barrel)

Muzzleloading Firearm

Bow

Note: Some hunts and areas have specific weapon restrictions; consult hunt tables and descriptions for other restrictions. .22 cal. or larger .24 cal. or larger .22 cal. or larger .24 cal. or larger #1 buck or larger Slugs only any .40 cal. or larger .40 cal. or larger; open or peep sights & open ignition any .50 cal. or larger .50 cal. or larger; open or peep sights & open ignition 40 lb. or greater recurve, long, or compound bow 50 lb. or greater recurve, long, or compound bow

Black Bear & Cougar

General or controlled seasons

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

Pronghorn

Rifle

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

Muzzleloader
(round ball or conical bullets only)

NO

NO

NO

NO

NO

NO

NO

YES

NO

YES

NO

NO

Archery

NO

NO

NO

NO

NO

NO

NO

NO

NO

NO

YES

YES

Buck Deer

General or controlled rifle

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

Muzzleloader
(#1 or larger buckshot, round ball, conical bullets, slug)

NO

NO

NO

NO

NO

NO

NO

YES

NO

YES

NO

NO

Archery

NO

NO

NO

NO

NO

NO

NO

NO

NO

NO

YES

YES

600 Series Deer Hunts*

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

Elk

General or controlled rifle

NO

YES

NO

YES

NO

YES

NO

NO

YES

YES

NO

YES

Muzzleloader
(round ball or conical bullets only)

NO

NO

NO

NO

NO

NO

NO

NO

NO

YES

NO

NO

Archery

NO

NO

NO

NO

NO

NO

NO

NO

NO

NO

NO

YES

Bighorn Sheep & Rocky Mountain Goat

Bighorn Sheep & Rocky Mt. Goat

NO

YES

NO

YES

NO

NO

NO

NO

YES

YES

NO

YES

Western Gray Squirrel

Western Gray Squirrel Any rifle; handgun; shotgun; muzzleloading firearm; or long, recurve or compound bow.