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General Centerfire Seasons

OPEN SEASON

TAG REQUIRED

BAG LIMIT

OPEN AREA

Western
(General Season)
Cascade Buck Area Sept. 29 – Oct. 12 &
Oct. 20 – Nov. 2
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. 29 – Nov. 2 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

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. 3-4, 2018. 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. 28, 2018. Bag limit: One buck having not less than a forked antler.

General Archery Seasons

General Archery Seasons

OPEN SEASON

BAG LIMIT

OPEN AREA

Western Oregon

Aug. 25 – Sept. 23 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. 25 – Sept. 23
& Nov. 10 – Dec. 2
One buck deer having not
less than a forked antler
Units 25, 29, and 30.
One deer Unit 23.
Aug. 25 – Sept. 23
& Nov. 17 – Dec. 9
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. 25 – Sept. 23 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. EXCEPTION: Unit 44 is closed to all archery hunting beginning at Vinson at the intersection of Hwy 74 and Butter Creek Rd, west on Hwy 74 to Sandhollow Rd, north on Sandhollow Rd to Baseline Rd, west half mile to Sandhollow Rd, north on Sandhollow Rd to Hwy 207, north and east on Hwy 207 to Butter Creek Junction, south on Butter Creek Rd to Hwy 74 at Vinson.
Aug. 25 – Aug. 31*
(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. *Weapons Restriction: Traditional archery equipment only (long or recurve bows).
Sept. 1 – Sept. 23

(Any legal archery equipment)

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).
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 or muzzleloading rifle without a valid (used or unused) deer or elk tag for certain time periods and areas.
  • 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 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.

Centerfire Controlled 100 Series Hunts

HUNT #

HUNT NAME

BAG LIMIT

OPEN SEASON

2018 TAGS

2017 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. 8 – Sept. 16 3,300 1,551
123A Umpqua* One white-tailed or black-tailed buck having not less than a forked antler Sept. 29 – Oct. 10 22 112
123B N Bank Habitat* One white-tailed buck having not less than a forked antler or one black-tailed deer Dec. 22 – Dec. 28 3 186
131 Keno Unit One buck with visible antler Sept. 29 – Oct. 10 1,100 1,151
132 Klamath Falls Unit One buck with visible antler Sept. 29 – Oct. 10 927 1,350
133 Sprague Unit One buck with visible antler Sept. 29 – Oct. 10 660 413
134 Upper Deschutes Unit One buck with visible antler Sept. 29 – Oct. 10 2,365 3,260
135 Paulina Unit One buck with visible antler Sept. 29 – Oct. 10 1,430 3,778
136 Maury Unit One buck with visible antler Sept. 29 – Oct. 10 378 921
137 Ochoco Unit One buck with visible antler Sept. 29 – Oct. 10 2,585 4,269
138 Grizzly Unit One buck with visible antler Sept. 29 – Oct. 10 1,199 2,320
139 Metolius Unit One buck with visible antler Sept. 29 – Oct. 10 400 2,381
140 Maupin Unit One buck with visible antler Sept. 29 – Oct. 10 440 370
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. 8 – Sept. 16 132 553
141B White River Unit No. 1 One buck with visible antler Sept. 29 – Oct. 10 1,705 2,644
141C White River Unit No. 2 One buck with visible antler Nov. 10 – Nov. 21 10 1,850
142A Hood Unit No. 1 One buck with visible antler Sept. 29 – Oct. 10 660 142
142B Hood Unit No. 2 One buck with visible antler Nov. 10 – Nov. 21 10 262
143A E Biggs* One buck with visible antler Sept. 29 – Oct. 10 715 585
143B W Biggs* One buck with visible antler Sept. 29 – Oct. 10 770 999
144 Columbia Basin Unit One buck with visible antler Sept. 29 – Oct. 10 1,980 1,489
145 Fossil Unit One buck with visible antler Sept. 29 – Oct. 10 2,200 1,801
146 Murderers Cr Unit One buck with visible antler Sept. 29 – Oct. 10 990 2,842
147 Northside Unit One buck with visible antler Sept. 29 – Oct. 10 1,100 2,166
148 Heppner Unit One buck with visible antler Sept. 29 – Oct. 10 3,520 3,707
149 Ukiah Unit One buck with visible antler Sept. 29 – Oct. 10 1,898 2,169
150 Desolation Unit One buck with visible antler Sept. 29 – Oct. 10 990 1,843
151 Sumpter Unit One buck with visible antler Sept. 29 – Oct. 10 825 1,746
152A Starkey* One buck with visible antler Sept. 29 – Oct. 10 537 1,105
152B Starkey Exp Forest*
**Tag is valid in the Starkey Unit, outside the Exp For and Range enclosure from Oct. 4-10. See hunt desc. For 152A for boundary
One buck with visible antler Sept. 29 – Oct. 3** 25 188
153 Catherine Cr Unit One buck with visible antler Sept. 29 – Oct. 10 273 870
154A E Mt Emily* One buck with visible antler Sept. 29 – Oct. 10 138 529
154B W Mt Emily* One buck with visible antler Sept. 29 – Oct. 10 523 948
154C Mt Emily One buck with visible antler Nov. 10 – Nov. 21 10 2,141
155A Walla Walla Unit* One buck with visible antler Sept. 29 – Oct. 10 245 626
156 Wenaha Unit One buck with visible antler Sept. 29 – Oct. 10 495 878
157 Sled Springs Unit One buck with visible antler Sept. 29 – Oct. 10 1,925 2,168
157A Lower Wallowa Valley*
(Centerfire Rifles Prohibited)
One white-tailed deer Nov. 12 – Nov. 21 33 82
158 Chesnimnus Unit One buck with visible antler Sept. 29 – Oct. 10 550 792
159 Snake Rvr Unit One buck with visible antler Sept. 29 – Oct. 10 330 461
160 Minam Unit One buck with visible antler Sept. 29 – Oct. 10 660 612
161 Imnaha Unit One buck with visible antler Sept. 29 – Oct. 10 825 940
162 Pine Cr Unit One buck with visible antler Sept. 29 – Oct. 10 193 556
163 Keating Unit One buck with visible antler Sept. 29 – Oct. 10 273 1,036
164 Lookout Mt Unit One buck with visible antler Sept. 29 – Oct. 10 161 655
165 Beulah Unit One buck with visible antler Sept. 29 – Oct. 10 1,188 2,677
165A SE Beulah* One buck with visible antler Sept. 29 – Oct. 10 294 431
166 Malheur Rvr Unit One buck with visible antler Sept. 29 – Oct. 10 1,210 2,591
167 Owyhee Unit One buck with visible antler Sept. 29 – Oct. 10 367 1,121
167A NE Owyhee* One buck with visible antler Sept. 29 – Oct. 10 105 129
168A Trout Cr Mts* One buck with visible antler Sept. 29 – Oct. 10 74 1,919
168B E Whitehorse* One buck with visible antler Sept. 29 – Oct. 10 275 582
169A Steens Mt* One buck with visible antler Sept. 29 – Oct. 10 265 1,859
170A Beatys Butte* One buck with visible antler Sept. 29 – Oct. 10 165 620
171A N Juniper* One buck with visible antler Sept. 29 – Oct. 10 110 128
171B S Juniper* One buck with visible antler Sept. 29 – Oct. 10 110 207
172 Silvies Unit One buck with visible antler Sept. 29 – Oct. 10 756 3,724
173 Wagontire Unit One buck with visible antler Sept. 29 – Oct. 10 216 561
174A N Warner* One buck with visible antler Sept. 29 – Oct. 10 50 853
174B S Warner* One buck with visible antler Sept. 29 – Oct. 10 303 463
175 Interstate Unit One buck with visible antler Sept. 29 – Oct. 10 1,744 3,979
176 Silver Lake Unit One buck with visible antler Sept. 29 – Oct. 10 1,980 2,113
177 Fort Rock Unit One buck with visible antler Sept. 29 – Oct. 10 2,750 3,194

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

ARCHERY CONTROLLED 100 SERIES HUNTS

HUNT #

HUNT NAME

BAG LIMIT

OPEN SEASON

2018 TAGS

2017 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. 25 – Sept. 23 55 38
123R2 N Bank Habitat Bow* One white-tailed buck having not less than a forked antler or one black-tailed deer Sept. 8 – Sept. 23 10 42
131R Keno Unit Bow*
(only archery deer opportunity)
One buck with visible antler Oct. 20 – Nov. 19 134 246
135R Paulina Unit Bow
(only archery deer opportunity)
One antlerless deer Nov. 12 – Nov. 30 6 58
136R Maury Unit Bow One buck with visible antler Aug. 25 – Sept. 23 125 126
139R1 Metolius Unit No.1 Bow
(only archery deer opportunity)
One deer Nov. 1 – Nov. 30 20 2,217
139R2 Metolius Unit No.2 Bow
(only archery deer opportunity)
One antlerless deer Nov. 1 – Nov. 30 28 100
154R Mt. Emily Unit Bow One buck with visible antler Aug. 25 – Sept. 23 440 143
155R Walla Walla Unit Bow One buck with visible antler Aug. 25 – Sept. 23 165 30
156R1 Wenaha Unit Bow One buck with visible antler Aug. 25 – Sept. 23 275 81
156R2 N Wenaha Bow*
(only archery deer opportunity)
One white-tailed deer Nov. 12 – Nov. 25 30 22
165R Beulah Unit Bow
(only archery deer opportunity)
One buck with visible antler Nov. 17 – Nov. 30 20 371
168R1 Trout Cr Mts Traditional Bow*
(Long or recurve bow ONLY; compound bows prohibited)
One buck with visible antler Aug. 25 – Sept. 23 Unlimited 35
168R2 SE Whitehorse*
(only archery deer opportunity)
One buck with visible antler Nov. 17 – Nov. 30 20 113
170R1 Hart Mt No.1* Bow
(only archery deer opportunity)
One buck with visible antler Aug. 2 – Aug. 10 17 110
170R2 Hart Mt No. 2* Bow
(only archery deer opportunity)
One buck with visible antler Aug. 11 – Aug. 19 17 76
170R3 Hart Mt No.3* Bow
(only archery deer opportunity)
One buck with visible antler Nov. 1 – Nov. 7 5 133
174R1 N Warner Bow* One buck with visible antler Aug. 25 – Sept. 23 64 137
174R2 S Warner Bow* One buck with visible antler Aug. 25 – Sept. 23 94 21

MUZZLELOADER CONTROLLED 100 SERIES HUNTS

HUNT #

HUNT NAME

BAG LIMIT

OPEN SEASON

2018 TAGS

2017 1ST CHOICE APPLICANTS

100M N Muzzleloader* 872 1,338
Willamette Unit One deer Sept. 29 – Nov. 30
Trask Unit One deer Nov. 3 – Nov. 16
McKenzie Unit & N Indigo One deer Nov. 10 – Nov. 21
121M S Indigo* One deer Nov. 25 – Dec. 6 53 186
123M1 Melrose – N Sixes* One deer Nov. 10 – Nov. 18 182 100
123M2 N Bank Habitat* One white-tailed buck having not less than a forked antler or one black-tailed deer Nov. 24 – Nov. 30 3 43
127M Chetco Unit One buck having not less than a forked antler Nov. 10 – Dec. 2 36 44
128M Applegate Unit One deer Nov. 10 – Dec. 2 315 1,002
132M Klamath Falls Unit One deer Oct. 29 – Nov. 6 27 277
135M Paulina Unit One antlerless deer Oct. 13 – Oct. 19 5 108
139M1 Metolius No. 1 One deer Oct. 20 – Oct. 26 30 337
139M2 Metolius No. 2 One antlerless deer Oct. 20 – Oct. 26 21 74
141M Hood-White River* One deer Oct. 13 – Oct. 21 37 132
145M Flatiron* One buck with visible antler Oct. 13 – Oct. 21 61 65
148M Ditch Cr* One buck with visible antler Oct. 13 – Oct. 21 193 251
151M Baker* One white-tailed deer Nov. 12 – Nov. 25 80 104
153M Union Co* One white-tailed deer Nov. 12 – Nov.25 440 470
156M N Wenaha-E Sled Springs* One white-tailed deer Dec. 1 – Dec. 9 303 254
166M N Malheur* One buck with visible antler Oct. 13 – Oct. 21 55 122
168M NE Whitehorse* One buck with visible antler Nov. 17 – Nov. 30 25 285
170M Hart Mt* One buck with visible antler Sept. 29 – Oct. 10 15 183
171M Juniper* One buck with visible antler Nov. 24 – Dec. 2 10 451
172M Silvies Unit One buck with visible antler Oct. 13 – Oct. 21 53 228
175M Interstate Unit One deer Oct. 13 – Oct. 21 28 147
176M Silver Lake/E. Ft. Rock* One deer Oct. 13 – Oct. 21 54 256

YOUTH ONLY CONTROLLED 100 SERIES HUNTS

HUNT #

HUNT NAME

BAG LIMIT

OPEN SEASON

2018 TAGS

2017 1ST CHOICE APPLICANTS

141T The Dalles Watershed* One buck with visible antler Nov. 10 – Nov. 21 7 157
174T Warner Unit One deer Sept. 15 – Sept. 23 20 179
175T Interstate Unit One deer Nov. 17 – Nov. 25 30 1,045