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General Centerfire Seasons

Open Season

Tag Required

Bag Limit

Open Area

Western
(General Season)
Cascade Buck Area Sept. 28 – Oct. 11 &
Oct. 19 – Nov. 1
Western Oregon Deer Tag One buck deer having not less than a forked antler Units, 16, 19, 21, 22, 29, and 30.
Coast Buck Area Sept. 28 – Nov. 1 Western Oregon Deer Tag One buck deer having not less than a forked antler Units, 10, 11, 12, 14, 15, 17, 18, 20, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27 and 28.
Eastern
(Controlled Season)
Consult controlled hunt tables Controlled 100 Series Deer Tag Consult controlled hunt tables Consult controlled hunt table, see below.

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. 2-3, 2019. 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. 27, 2019. Bag Limit: One buck having not less than a forked antler.

General Archery Seasons

Drought, Fire, and Hunting

  • Hunters should be aware of drought conditions and risk of fire in their hunting units
  • ODFW will not close hunting seasons due to drought or fire
  • Landowners/managers control access, so check on access and road closure information in advance
  • If all access to a hunt unit is closed due to fire restrictions and ODFW determines hunters lost their opportunity to hunt, ODFW will evaluate the situation after the season(s) close
  • If ODFW determines compensation for lost access is warranted, ODFW will notify the affected hunters of their options

General Archery Seasons

Open Season

Bag Limit

Open Area

Western Oregon

Aug. 24 – Sept. 22 One buck deer having not
less than a forked antler
Units 11, 12, 14, 22, 24, 26, 27, and 28.
One deer That part of unit 21 as described in the hunt description for Hunt 121M. [Map: Eastern Lane Forest Protection District – Cottage Grove Unit]
Aug. 24 – Sept. 22
& Nov. 9 – Dec. 1
One buck deer having not
less than a forked antler
Units 25, 29, and 30.
One deer Unit 23.
Aug. 24 – Sept. 22
& Nov. 16 – Dec. 8
One buck deer having not
less than a forked antler
Units 10, 17, 18, and 20.
One deer Units 15, 16, 19 and that part of unit 21 north of the line described in 121M.

Eastern Oregon

Aug. 24 – Sept. 22 One buck with visible antler All units east of the eastern boundary of units 16, 19, 21, 22, and 30. (Please note exception in sections below.) Approximately 40 sq mi. of the Starkey Experimental Forest within the Starkey Unit shall be closed to all deer archery hunting.
One deer Units 40, 42, 43, and 44.
Aug. 24 – Aug. 30*
(Traditional archery equipment only)
One buck with visible antler Canyon Cr – 100% public lands. Approximately 35.5 sq mi in Unit 46 beginning at the junction of FR 15 and FR 651; north and east on 651 to Table Mt trail head (trail 217); north on 217 to trail 211; north and east on 211 to trail 218; west on 218 to trail 219; west on 219 to Berry Cr; west on Berry Cr to Malheur NF boundary; south and east on forest boundary to FR 15; south and east on 15 to point of beginning. Please visit our website at www.odfw.com for map.
Aug. 31 – Sept. 22 One buck with visible antler
Controlled Ochoco archery elk Tag Required One buck with visible antler Unit 37 is closed to all archery deer hunting unless the hunter has Ochoco Unit controlled archery elk tag (used or unused). See Elk Seasons.
Controlled deer archery hunting only One buck with visible antler Units 36, 54, 55, 56, and 74, Hart Mt NAR and Trout Cr Mts, that part of Unit 68 south of Whitehorse Ranch Rd and west of US Hwy 95, is closed to general archery hunting.

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.
  • White-tailed deer are protected in all Western Oregon units except controlled hunts in Southwest Oregon that specifically list white-tailed deer in the Bag Limit.

Hunt Area

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

Tag Sale Deadline

The day before the hunt 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.

Centerfire Controlled 100 Series Hunts

Hunt #

Hunt Name

Bag Limit

Open Season

2019 Tags

2018 1st Choice Applicants

119A W High Cascade*
Tag valid for both W High Cascade hunt and Western Oregon General Deer Rifle season. Hunters who harvest a deer in the W High Cascade hunt may not hunt in General deer season.
One buck having not less than a forked antler Sept. 7 – Sept. 15 3,300 1,510
123A Umpqua* One white-tailed or black-tailed buck having not less than a forked antler Sept. 28 – Oct. 9 22 101
123B N. Bank Habitat* One white-tailed buck having not less than a forked antler or one black-tailed deer Dec. 21 – Dec. 27 3 186
131 Keno Unit One buck with visible antler Sept. 28 – Oct. 9 990 1,020
132 Klamath Falls Unit One buck with visible antler Sept. 28 – Oct. 9 918 1,357
133 Sprague Unit One buck with visible antler Sept. 28 – Oct. 9 660 478
134 Upper Deschutes Unit One buck with visible antler Sept. 28 – Oct. 9 2,365 2,935
135 Paulina Unit One buck with visible antler Sept. 28 – Oct. 9 1,430 3,582
136 Maury Unit One buck with visible antler Sept. 28 – Oct. 9 382 897
137 Ochoco Unit One buck with visible antler Sept. 28 – Oct. 9 2,420 4,252
138 Grizzly Unit One buck with visible antler Sept. 28 – Oct. 9 1,070 2,231
139 Metolius Unit One buck with visible antler Sept. 28 – Oct. 9 350 2,154
140 Maupin Unit One buck with visible antler Sept. 28 – Oct. 9 440 375
141A Hood-White River*
Tag valid for both Hood – White Rvr hunt and Western Oregon General Deer Rifle season. Hunters who harvest a deer in the Hood – White Rvr hunt may not hunt in General deer season.
One buck having not less than a forked antler Sept. 7 – Sept. 15 110 614
141B White River Unit No. 1 One buck with visible antler Sept. 28 – Oct. 9 1,650 2,268
141C White River Unit No. 2 One buck with visible antler Nov. 9 – Nov. 20 10 1,876
142A Hood Unit No. 1 One buck with visible antler Sept. 28 – Oct. 9 660 124
142B Hood Unit No. 2 One buck with visible antler Nov. 9 – Nov. 20 10 282
143A E Biggs* One buck with visible antler Sept. 28 – Oct. 9 770 561
143B W Biggs* One buck with visible antler Sept. 28 – Oct. 9 763 893
144 Columbia Basin Unit One buck with visible antler Sept. 28 – Oct. 9 1,980 1,413
145 Fossil Unit One buck with visible antler Sept. 28 – Oct. 9 2,200 1,567
146 Murderers Cr Unit One buck with visible antler Sept. 28 – Oct. 9 880 3,122
147 Northside Unit One buck with visible antler Sept. 28 – Oct. 9 1,100 2,113
148 Heppner Unit One buck with visible antler Sept. 28 – Oct. 9 3,410 3,593
149 Ukiah Unit One buck with visible antler Sept. 28 – Oct. 9 1,870 1,944
150 Desolation Unit One buck with visible antler Sept. 28 – Oct. 9 990 1,544
151 Sumpter Unit One buck with visible antler Sept. 28 – Oct. 9 825 2,007
152A Starkey* One buck with visible antler Sept. 28 – Oct. 9 537 1,082
152B Starkey Exp Forest*
** Tag is valid in the Starkey Unit, outside the Exp For and Range enclosure from Oct. 3 – 9. See hunt desc. For 152A for boundary
One buck with visible antler Sept. 28 – Oct. 2** 25 194
153 Catherine Cr Unit One buck with visible antler Sept. 28 – Oct. 9 276 821
154A E Mt Emily* One buck with visible antler Sept. 28 – Oct. 9 142 448
154B W Mt Emily* One buck with visible antler Sept. 28 – Oct. 9 495 816
154C Mt Emily One buck with visible antler Nov. 9 – Nov. 20 10 2,359
155A Walla Walla Unit* One buck with visible antler Sept. 28 – Oct. 9 245 574
156 Wenaha Unit One buck with visible antler Sept. 28 – Oct. 9 495 825
157 Sled Springs Unit One buck with visible antler Sept. 28 – Oct. 9 1,925 2,018
157A Lower Wallowa Valley*
(Centerfire Rifles Prohibited).
One white-tailed deer Nov. 11 – Nov. 20 33 46
158 Chesnimnus Unit One buck with visible antler Sept. 28 – Oct. 9 550 788
159 Snake Rvr Unit One buck with visible antler Sept. 28 – Oct. 9 330 514
160 Minam Unit One buck with visible antler Sept. 28 – Oct. 9 660 685
161 Imnaha Unit One buck with visible antler Sept. 28 – Oct. 9 825 904
162 Pine Cr Unit One buck with visible antler Sept. 28 – Oct. 9 193 543
163 Keating Unit One buck with visible antler Sept. 28 – Oct. 9 275 1,102
164 Lookout Mt Unit One buck with visible antler Sept. 28 – Oct. 9 161 679
165 Beulah Unit One buck with visible antler Sept. 28 – Oct. 9 1,188 2,956
165A SE Beulah* One buck with visible antler Sept. 28 – Oct. 9 297 339
166 Malheur R Unit One buck with visible antler Sept. 28 – Oct. 9 1,210 2,605
167 Owyhee Unit One buck with visible antler Sept. 28 – Oct. 9 367 1,231
167A NE Owyhee* One buck with visible antler Sept. 28 – Oct. 9 105 137
168A Trout Cr Mts* One buck with visible antler Sept. 28 – Oct. 9 53 2,056
168B E Whitehorse* One buck with visible antler Sept. 28 – Oct. 9 275 622
169A Steens Mt* One buck with visible antler Sept. 28 – Oct. 9 258 1,886
170A Beatys Butte* One buck with visible antler Sept. 28 – Oct. 9 165 483
171A N Juniper* One buck with visible antler Sept. 28 – Oct. 9 110 137
171B S Juniper* One buck with visible antler Sept. 28 – Oct. 9 110 184
172 Silvies Unit One buck with visible antler Sept. 28 – Oct. 9 749 3,573
173 Wagontire Unit One buck with visible antler Sept. 28 – Oct. 9 212 650
174A N Warner* One buck with visible antler Sept. 28 – Oct. 9 50 1,013
174B S Warner* One buck with visible antler Sept. 28 – Oct. 9 248 557
175 Interstate Unit One buck with visible antler Sept. 28 – Oct. 9 1,744 3,920
176 Silver Lake Unit One buck with visible antler Sept. 28 – Oct. 9 1,980 1,920
177 Fort Rock Unit One buck with visible antler Sept. 28 – Oct. 9 2,750 2,983

Note:

Successful applicants for 123R1, 123R2, 136R, 154R, 155R, 156R1, 168R1, 174R1 and 174R2 will receive one tag valid for the controlled hunt and general deer bow season. Tags must be purchased or redeemed by the day before the earliest hunt begins. Do not purchase a general season deer bow tag if applying for a 100 series controlled hunt.

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

ARCHERY CONTROLLED 100 SERIES HUNTS

Hunt #

Hunt Name

Bag Limit

Open Season

2019 Tags

2018 1st Choice Applicants

123R1 Umpqua Bow* One white-tailed buck having not less than a forked antler or one black-tailed deer (*see hunt desciption for details) Aug. 24 – Sept. 22 55 29
123R2 N Bank Habitat Bow* One white-tailed buck having not less than a forked antler or one black-tailed deer Sept. 7 – Sept. 22 10 28
131R Keno Unit Bow*
(only archery deer opportunity)
One buck with visible antler Oct. 19 – Nov. 18 108 236
135R Paulina Unit Bow
(only archery deer opportunity)
One antlerless deer Nov. 11 – Nov. 30 5 62
136R Maury Unit Bow One buck with visible antler Aug. 24 – Sept. 22 127 96
139R1 Metolius Unit No.1 Bow
(only archery deer opportunity)
One deer Nov. 1 – Nov. 30 20 2,298
139R2 Metolius Unit No.2 Bow
(only archery deer opportunity)
One antlerless deer Nov. 1 – Nov. 30 28 98
154R Mt Emily Unit Bow One buck with visible antler Aug. 24 – Sept. 22 440 159
155R Walla Walla Unit Bow One buck with visible antler Aug. 24 – Sept. 22 165 45
156R1 Wenaha Unit Bow One buck with visible antler Aug. 24 – Sept. 22 275 81
156R2 N Wenaha Bow*
(only archery deer opportunity)
One white-tailed deer Nov. 11 – Nov. 24 30 23
165R Beulah Unit Bow
(only archery deer opportunity)
One buck with visible antler Nov. 16 – Nov. 30 20 376
168R1 Trout Cr Mts Traditional Bow*
(Long or recurve bow ONLY; compound bows prohibited)
One buck with visible antler Aug. 24 – Sept. 22 Unlimited 40
168R2 SE Whitehorse Bow*
(only archery deer opportunity)
One buck with visible antler Nov. 16 – Nov. 30 20 113
170R1 Hart Mt No.1 Bow*
(only archery deer opportunity)
One buck with visible antler Aug. 1 – Aug. 9 17 124
170R2 Hart Mt No.2 Bow*
(only archery deer opportunity)
One buck with visible antler Aug. 10 – Aug. 18 16 58
170R3 Hart Mt No.3 Bow*
(only archery deer opportunity)
One buck with visible antler Nov. 1 – Nov. 7 5 136
174R1 N Warner Bow* One buck with visible antler Aug. 24 – Sept. 22 54 185
174R2 S Warner Bow* One buck with visible antler Aug. 24 – Sept. 22 83 23

MUZZLELOADER CONTROLLED 100 SERIES HUNTS

Hunt #

Hunt Name

Bag Limit

Open Season

2019 Tags

2018 1st Choice Applicants

100M N Muzzleloader* 880 1,271
Willamette Unit One deer Sept. 28 – Nov. 29
Trask Unit One deer Nov. 2 – Nov. 15
McKenzie Unit & N Indigo One deer Nov. 9 – Nov. 20
121M S Indigo* One deer Nov. 25 – Dec. 6 53 202
123M1 Melrose – N Sixes* One deer Nov. 9 – Nov. 17 182 104
123M2 N Bank Habitat* One white-tailed buck having not less than a forked antler or one black-tailed deer Nov. 23 – Nov. 29 3 36
127M Chetco Unit One buck having not less than a forked antler Nov. 9 – Dec. 1 37 59
128M Applegate Unit One deer Nov. 9 – Dec. 1 309 1,067
132M Klamath Falls Unit One deer Oct. 28 – Nov. 5 27 276
135M Paulina Unit One antlerless deer Oct. 12 – Oct. 20 5 50
139M1 Metolius No. 1 One deer Oct. 19 – Oct. 25 32 284
139M2 Metolius No. 2 One antlerless deer Oct. 19 – Oct. 25 21 108
141M Hood-N White Rvr* One deer Oct. 12- Oct. 20 33 97
145M Flatiron* One buck with visible antler Oct. 12 – Oct. 20 61 65
148M Ditch Cr* One buck with visible antler Oct. 12 – Oct. 20 193 239
151M Baker* One white-tailed deer Nov. 11 – Nov. 24 80 123
153M Union Co* One white-tailed deer Nov. 11 – Nov. 24 440 487
156M N Wenaha-E Sled Springs* One white-tailed deer Nov. 30 – Dec. 8 303 254
166M N Malheur* One buck with visible antler Oct. 12 – Oct. 20 55 98
168M NE Whitehorse* One buck with visible antler Nov. 16 – Nov. 30 25 272
170M Hart Mt* One buck with visible antler Sept. 28 – Oct. 9 15 156
171M Juniper* One buck with visible antler Nov. 23 – Dec. 1 10 449
172M Silvies Unit One buck with visible antler Oct. 12 – Oct. 20 53 199
175M Interstate Unit One deer Oct. 12 – Oct. 20 28 124
176M Silver Lake/E. Ft. Rock* One deer Oct. 12 – Oct. 20 53 272

YOUTH ONLY CONTROLLED 100 SERIES HUNTS

Hunt #

Hunt Name

Bag Limit

Open Season

2019 Tags

2018 1st Choice Applicants

141T The Dalles Watershed* One buck with visible antler Nov. 9 – Nov. 20 7 159
174T Warner Unit One deer Sept. 14 – Sept. 22 20 222
175T Interstate Unit One deer Nov. 16 – Nov. 24 30 1,169