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Buck Deer Seasons

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General Any Legal Weapon Seasons

OPEN SEASON

TAG REQUIRED

BAG LIMIT

OPEN AREA

Western
(General Season)
Cascade Buck Area Oct. 3 – Oct. 16 &
Oct. 24 – Nov. 6
Western Oregon Deer Tag One buck with visible antler Units, 16, 19, 21, 22, 29, and 30.
Coast Buck Area Oct. 3 – Nov. 6 Western Oregon Deer Tag One buck with visible 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 Buck Deer Seasons.

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 or an unfilled W. High Cascade (119A) controlled hunt tag may hunt the area of the Western Oregon general deer season Nov. 7-8, 2020. 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 Oct. 2, 2020. Bag limit: One buck with visible 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. 29 – Sept. 27 One buck with visible antler Units 11, 12, 14, 22, 24, 26, 27, and 28.
One deer South Indigo: That part of Unit 21 south of the following line: beginning along the eastern edge of Unit 21 at the Pacific Crest Trail; south on the Pacific Crest Trail to Trail 3641; westerly on Trails 3641, 3643 and 1407 to FS Rd 770; westerly on FRs 770, 2154, 236, 436 to FR 3810; northwest on 3810 to junction of FR 3810 and 5851; north on 5851 to Trail 1407; north on 1407 to FR 5850; north and west on 5850 to 745; westerly along FRs 745, 2213, 767, 2212 (Champion Saddle) and County Rd 2460 (Sharps Creek Rd) to BLM Rd 23-1-12; southwest on BLM Rds 23-1-12 and 23-1-13 to BLM Rd 23-3-5.4 (Big River Rd); northwest on BLM Rd 23-3-5.4 to the unit boundary at London Rd.
Aug. 29 – Sept. 27 & Nov. 14 – Dec. 6 One buck with visible antler Units 25, 29, and 30
One deer Unit 23
Aug. 29 – Sept. 27 & Nov. 21 – Dec. 13 One buck with visible antler Units 10, 17, 18, 20
One deer Units 15, 16, 19 and the northern portion of unit 21 (portion of unit 21 not included in South Indigo boundary description above)

Eastern Oregon

Aug. 29 – Sept. 27 One buck with visible antler All units east of the eastern boundary of Units 16, 19, 21, 22, and 30. (Note exceptions in section below). Starkey Experimental Forest closed to all deer archery hunting
One deer Units 40, 42, 43, and 44.

Controlled

Controlled deer archery hunting only Consult controlled hunt tables Units 36, 37, 54, 55, 56, and 74, Hart Mt NAR, Trout Cr Mts, that part of Unit 68 south of Whitehorse Ranch Rd and west of US Hwy 95, are 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 will limit access for highlighted hunts. Do not apply unless you have access to a place to hunt.

ANY LEGAL WEAPON Controlled 100 Series Hunts

HUNT #

HUNT NAME

BAG LIMIT

OPEN SEASON

2020 TAGS

2019 1ST CHOICE APPLICANTS

119A W High Cascade*
Tag valid for both W High Cascade hunt and Western Oregon General Any Legal Weapon Deer season. Hunters who harvest a deer in the W High Cascade hunt may not hunt in General deer season.
One buck with visible antler Sept. 12 – Sept. 20 3,300 1,302
123A Umpqua* One white-tailed or black-tailed buck with visible antler Oct. 3 – Oct. 14 22 88
123B N. Bank Habitat* One white-tailed buck with visible antler or one black-tailed deer Dec. 26 – Jan. 1, 2021 3 153
131 Keno Unit One buck with visible antler Oct. 3 – Oct. 14 990 911
132 Klamath Falls Unit One buck with visible antler Oct. 3 – Oct. 14 918 1,244
133 Sprague Unit One buck with visible antler Oct. 3 – Oct. 14 660 476
134 Upper Deschutes Unit One buck with visible antler Oct. 3 – Oct. 14 2,365 2,612
135 Paulina Unit One buck with visible antler Oct. 3 – Oct. 14 1,430 3,239
136 Maury Unit One buck with visible antler Oct. 3 – Oct. 14 382 872
137 Ochoco Unit One buck with visible antler Oct. 3 – Oct. 14 2,255 3,924
138 Grizzly Unit One buck with visible antler Oct. 3 – Oct. 14 963 2,096
139 Metolius Unit One buck with visible antler Oct. 3 – Oct. 14 350 2,001
140 Maupin Unit One buck with visible antler Oct. 3 – Oct. 14 440 349
141A Hood-White River* One buck with visible antler Sept. 12 – Sept. 20 110 666
141B White River Unit No. 1 One buck with visible antler Oct. 3 – Oct. 14 1,650 2,019
141C White River Unit No. 2 One buck with visible antler Nov. 14 – Nov. 29 10 1,845
142A Hood Unit No. 1 One buck with visible antler Oct. 3 – Oct. 14 660 75
142B Hood Unit No. 2 One buck with visible antler Nov. 21 – Nov. 29 10 249
143A E Biggs* One buck with visible antler Oct. 3 – Oct. 14 770 637
143B W Biggs* One buck with visible antler Oct. 3 – Oct. 14 763 959
143C John Day Canyon* One buck with visable antler Nov. 21 – Nov. 29 20 NEW
144 Columbia Basin Unit One buck with visible antler Oct. 3 – Oct. 14 1,980 1,388
145 Fossil Unit No. 1 One buck with visible antler Oct. 3 – Oct. 14 1,980 1,491
145A Fossil Unit No. 2 One buck with visible antler Nov. 21 – Nov. 29 10 NEW
146 Murderers Cr Unit One buck with visible antler Oct. 3 – Oct. 14 880 3,237
147 Northside Unit One buck with visible antler Oct. 3 – Oct. 14 1,100 1,914
148 Heppner Unit No. 1 One buck with visible antler Oct. 3 – Oct. 14 3,190 3,029
148A Heppner Unit No. 2 One buck with visible antler Nov. 21 – Nov. 29 10 NEW
149 Ukiah Unit One buck with visible antler Oct. 3 – Oct. 14 1,870 1,622
150 Desolation Unit One buck with visible antler Oct. 3 – Oct. 14 990 1,463
151 Sumpter Unit One buck with visible antler Oct. 3 – Oct. 14 825 2,028
152A Starkey* One buck with visible antler Oct. 3 – Oct. 14 440 1,044
152B Starkey Exp Forest* One buck with visible antler Oct. 3 – Oct. 14 10 180
153 Catherine Cr Unit One buck with visible antler Oct. 3 – Oct. 14 276 757
154A E Mt Emily* One buck with visible antler Oct. 3 – Oct. 14 109 458
154B W Mt Emily* One buck with visible antler Oct. 3 – Oct. 14 495 617
154C Mt Emily One buck with visible antler Nov. 14 – Nov. 29 10 2,138
155 Walla Walla Unit One buck with visible antler Oct. 3 – Oct. 14 245 563
156 Wenaha Unit One buck with visible antler Oct. 3 – Oct. 14 495 698
157 Sled Springs Unit One buck with visible antler Oct. 3 – Oct. 14 1,925 1,867
157A Lower Wallowa Valley* One white-tailed deer Nov. 16 – Nov. 25 28 33
158 Chesnimnus Unit One buck with visible antler Oct. 3 – Oct. 14 550 780
159 Snake Rvr Unit One buck with visible antler Oct. 3 – Oct. 14 330 453
160 Minam Unit One buck with visible antler Oct. 3 – Oct. 14 660 570
161 Imnaha Unit One buck with visible antler Oct. 3 – Oct. 14 825 821
162 Pine Cr Unit One buck with visible antler Oct. 3 – Oct. 14 193 556
163 Keating Unit One buck with visible antler Oct. 3 – Oct. 14 275 1,166
164 Lookout Mt Unit One buck with visible antler Oct. 3 – Oct. 14 161 638
165 Beulah Unit One buck with visible antler Oct. 3 – Oct. 14 990 2,799
165A SE Beulah* One buck with visible antler Oct. 3 – Oct. 14 248 347
166 Malheur R Unit One buck with visible antler Oct. 3 – Oct. 14 1,100 2,573
167 Owyhee Unit One buck with visible antler Oct. 3 – Oct. 14 297 1,133
167A NE Owyhee* One buck with visible antler Oct. 3 – Oct. 14 105 127
168A Trout Cr Mts* One buck with visible antler Oct. 3 – Oct. 14 53 2,189
168B E Whitehorse* One buck with visible antler Oct. 3 – Oct. 14 275 548
169A Steens Mt* One buck with visible antler Oct. 3 – Oct. 14 258 1,833
170A Beatys Butte* One buck with visible antler Oct. 3 – Oct. 14 165 454
171A N Juniper* One buck with visible antler Oct. 3 – Oct. 14 110 109
171B S Juniper* One buck with visible antler Oct. 3 – Oct. 14 83 128
172 Silvies Unit One buck with visible antler Oct. 3 – Oct. 14 749 3,513
173 Wagontire Unit One buck with visible antler Oct. 3 – Oct. 14 212 532
174A N Warner* One buck with visible antler Oct. 3 – Oct. 14 40 1,129
174B S Warner* One buck with visible antler Oct. 3 – Oct. 14 193 522
175 Interstate Unit One buck with visible antler Oct. 3 – Oct. 14 1,526 3,652
176 Silver Lake Unit One buck with visible antler Oct. 3 – Oct. 14 1,980 1,777
177 Fort Rock Unit One buck with visible antler Oct. 3 – Oct. 14 2,750 2,924

Note:

Successful applicants for 123R1, 123R2, 136R, 137R, 154R, 168R, 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

2020 TAGS

2019 1ST CHOICE APPLICANTS

123R1 Umpqua Bow* One white-tailed buck with visible antler or one black-tailed deer (*see hunt desciption for details) Aug. 29 – Sept. 27 55 32
123R2 N Bank Habitat Bow* One white-tailed buck with visible antler or one black-tailed deer Sept. 12 – Sept. 27 10 24
131R Keno Unit Bow
(only archery deer opportunity)
One buck with visible antler Nov. 2 – Nov. 19 135 193
136R Maury Unit Bow One buck with visible antler Aug. 29 – Sept. 27 127 86
137R Ochoco Unit Bow One buck with visible antler Aug 29 – Sept 27 440 NEW
139R Metolius Unit Bow
(only archery deer opportunity)
One buck with visible antler Nov. 1 – Nov. 30 20 2,197
154R N Blue Mt Bow* One buck with visible antler Aug. 29 – Sept. 27 440 NEW
165R Beulah Unit Bow
(only archery deer opportunity)
One buck with visible antler Nov. 14 – Nov. 30 20 385
168R Trout Cr Mts Traditional Bow* (Traditional bow ONLY) One buck with visible antler Aug. 29 – Sept. 27 300 37
170R1 Hart Mt No.1 Bow*
(only archery deer opportunity)
One buck with visible antler Aug. 6 – Aug. 14 17 96
170R2 Hart Mt No.2 Bow*
(only archery deer opportunity)
One buck with visible antler Aug. 15 – Aug. 23 16 65
170R3 Hart Mt No.3 Bow*
(only archery deer opportunity)
One buck with visible antler Nov. 6 – Nov. 12 5 138
174R1 N Warner Bow* One buck with visible antler Aug. 29 – Sept. 27 43 200
174R2 S Warner Bow* One buck with visible antler Aug. 29 – Sept. 27 72 22

MUZZLELOADER CONTROLLED 100 SERIES HUNTS

HUNT #

HUNT NAME

BAG LIMIT

OPEN SEASON

2020 TAGS

2019 1ST CHOICE APPLICANTS

114M Trask Unit One deer Nov. 7 – Nov. 20 220 NEW
119M McKenzie Unit One deer Nov. 14 – Nov. 25 385 NEW
121M Indigo Unit One deer Nov. 14 – Nov. 25 165 NEW
123M1 Melrose Unit One deer Nov. 14 – Nov. 22 121 NEW
123M2 N Bank Habitat* One white-tailed buck with visible antler or one black-tailed deer Nov. 28 – Dec. 4 3 32
125M Sixes Unit* One deer Nov. 14 – Nov. 27 61 NEW
127M Chetco Unit One buck with visible antler Nov. 14 – Dec. 6 37 64
128M Applegate Unit One deer Nov. 14 – Dec. 6 309 1,051
132M Klamath Falls Unit One deer Nov. 2 – Nov. 10 27 257
139M Metolius Unit One buck with visible antler Oct. 17 – Oct. 25 37 295
141M Hood- N White Rvr* One deer Oct. 17 – Oct. 25 33 108
145M Flatiron* One buck with visible antler Oct. 17 – Oct. 25 66 42
148M Ditch Cr* One buck with visible antler Oct. 17 – Oct. 25 193 227
151M Baker* One white-tailed deer Nov. 16 – Nov. 29 80 103
152M Grande Ronde* One white-tailed deer Nov. 16 – Nov. 29 517 NEW
157M Sled Springs Unit One white-tailed deer Nov. 30 – Dec. 13 220 NEW
166M N Malheur* One buck with visible antler Oct. 17 – Oct. 25 55 108
168M NE Whitehorse* One buck with visible antler Nov. 14 – Nov. 30 25 299
170M Hart Mt* One buck with visible antler Oct. 3 – Oct. 14 15 124
172M Silvies Unit One buck with visible antler Oct. 17 – Oct. 25 53 161
175M Interstate Unit One deer Oct. 17 – Oct. 25 22 118
176M Silver Lake/E. Ft. Rock* One buck with visible antler Oct. 17 – Oct. 25 53 295

YOUTH ONLY CONTROLLED 100 SERIES HUNTS

HUNT #

HUNT NAME

BAG LIMIT

OPEN SEASON

2020 TAGS

2019 1ST CHOICE APPLICANTS

141T The Dalles Watershed* One buck with visible antler Nov. 14 – Nov. 25 7 189
174T Warner Unit One deer Sept. 19 – Sept. 27 20 233
175T Interstate Unit One deer Nov. 21 – Nov. 29 25 1,106