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General Black Bear Seasons

General Black Bear Seasons

Open Season

Tag Required

Bag Limit

Open Area
(See Regulations for Wildlife Areas, Refuges & Special Areas for refuge and area regulations.)

Aug. 1 – Dec. 31 General Fall Bear One black bear, unlawful to take cubs less than one year old or sows with cubs less than one year old. WMUs 10-30
Aug. 1 – Dec. 31 SW Additional Bear One black bear, unlawful to take cubs less than one year old or sows with cubs less than one year old. WMUs 20-30
Aug. 1 – Nov. 30 General Fall Bear One black bear, unlawful to take cubs less than one year old or sows with cubs less than one year old. WMUs 31-77

No Hunting Seasons

Additional Regulations

It is unlawful to hunt with a centerfire rifle without a valid (used or unused) deer or elk tag for certain time periods and areas; see General Hunting Regulations.

Hunt Area

Entire Wildlife Management Unit unless indicated with an asterisk(*). See Black Bear Hunt Descriptions for controlled hunt boundary descriptions.

Bag Limit

One black bear, except that it is unlawful to take cubs less than one year old or sows with cubs less than one year old.

Tag Sale Deadline

Day before the season begins.

Private lands highlighted in red. Private lands will limit access for highlighted hunts. Do not apply unless you have access to a place to hunt.

Controlled 700 Series Spring Hunts

Hunt #

Hunt Name

Open Season

2019 Tags

2018 1ST CHOICE

APPLICANTS

710A Saddle Mt – Scappoose* Apr.1- May 31 165 137
712A Wilson-Trask* Apr.1- May 31 440 466
716A N Cascades* Apr. 1 – May 31 385 393
717A Alsea-Stott Mt* Apr. 1 – May 31 214 450
722A SW Oregon* Apr. 1 – May 31 4,400 NEW
731A South Central* Apr. 15 – May 31 303 221
741 White River Unit Apr. 1 – May 31 165 241
742 Hood Unit Apr. 1- May 31 165 64
746A S Blue Mts* Apr. 15 – May 31 770 866
752A Starkey-Ukiah* Apr. 15 – May 31 275 NEW
754A Mt Emily-Walla Walla* Apr. 1 – May 31 212 NEW
756 Wenaha Unit Apr. 15 – May 31 248 512
757A Sled Springs -Chesnimnus* Apr. 15 – May 31 275 884
759A Snake Rvr Unit Apr. 15 – May 31 440 761
760A Minam-Imnaha* Apr. 15 – May 31 248 500
762A Pine Cr – Keating – Catherine Cr* Apr. 15 – May 31 440 793
764 Lookout Mt Unit Apr. 15 – May 31 43 85

YOUTH ONLY CONTROLLED 700 Series HUNTS

Hunt #

Hunt Name

Open Season

2019 Tags

2018 1ST CHOICE
APPLICANTS

756T Wenaha Unit Apr. 15 – May 31 55 62
757T Sled Springs-Chesnimnus* Apr. 15 – May 31 88 112
760T Minam-Imnaha* Apr. 15 – May 31 55 43

Don’t Forget to Report

Every hunter who purchased a deer, elk, cougar, bear, pronghorn antelope or turkey tag needs to report. Complete a survey for every tag you purchased — even if you didn’t hunt or weren’t successful. Visit myodfw.com/articles/report-your-hunt