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Landowner Specific Rules and Regulations

  • A resident does not need a license to hunt on land upon which the person resides and is owned by the person or a member of the person’s immediate family, unless they are hunting for a species for which a tag is required or are applying for big game tags.
  • A landowner or landowner agent does not need a hunting or trapping license to take predatory animals on land they own, lease, lawfully occupy, possess, or have charge or dominion over.
  • Landowners or their agents may hunt predatory animals with a spotlight, and from a vehicle on lands that they legally own or occupy.

Landowner Preference Program

  • Landowners with a minimum of 40 contiguous acres may qualify for controlled hunts tags on their property. In order to qualify, lands must be registered with ODFW and hunters must apply for hunts through the controlled hunt system. Registration and further information on the Landowner Preference Program can be found at: http://www.dfw.state.or.us/resources/hunting/big_game/controlled_hunts/landowner.asp or by contacting ODFW Controlled Hunts at 503-947-6102. Registration packets can also be acquired through local ODFW offices.
  • LOP tags are only valid within the registered property boundaries for which the tag is issued.
  • Antelope hunts with an either sex or a one doe or fawn bag limit are available to landowners or immediate family through the LOP program. All LOP antelope tags will be limited to a doe/fawn bag limit.
  • All landowners and eligible applicants must purchase controlled hunt application prior to the deadline. Applications for LOP tags must indicate a landowner preference hunt choice on their application.
  • LOP tags are not available for 223T or Aug. 1 – Dec. 31 youth elk hunts. In the following hunts LOP tags will be limited to five tags or 10% of the total controlled hunt tags, whichever is greater: elk hunts; 226R, 226Y, 248A1, 249A1, 250X, 251A, 252A1, 253X, 254R1, 254Y1, 255R1, 255Y1, 256R1, 256Y1, 259Y, 261X, 262X and 263X: buck deer hunts; 141C, 142B, 154C, 156R2, 157A, 165R, 168R2, and 170R3.
  • In addition to the hunts listed, buck mule deer LOP tags may be limited in WMUs below Population Management Objective. The list of affected mule deer buck hunts will be available starting May 1 of each year.


LOP Eligible Hunt Series

LOP Deadlines

Purchase of Controlled Hunt Application

Landowner Registration/Tag Distribution Forms*

Tag Purchase

100 series deer (limited) May 15 May 15 Day Before Hunt
100 series deer Day before hunt Sept. 15 Day Before Hunt
200 series elk (bull and either sex) Day Before Hunt Sept. 15 Day Before Hunt
200 series elk (antlerless) Day Before Hunt Day Before Hunt Day Before Hunt
200 series elk (Long Duration Youth) LOP not available LOP not available LOP not available
200 series elk (limited) May 15 May 15 Day Before Hunt
200 series elk (Leftover limited tags) Sept. 15 Sept. 15 Day Before Hunt
400 series pronghorn Day Before Hunt Day Before Hunt Day Before Hunt
600 series deer Day Before Hunt Day Before Hunt Day Before Hunt

The number of tags allowed per hunt series is based on registered landowner acreage.



Hunt Types

2 401 Antlerless deer, antlerless elk, and all hunts occurring in western Oregon
2 1602 All Hunts
3 1,2002 All Hunts
4 2,5002 All Hunts
5 5,0002 All Hunts
6 10,0002 All Hunts
8 20,0002 All Hunts
10 40,0002 All Hunts
12 80,0002 All Hunts
14 160,000+2 All Hunts


  • Cultural resources in Oregon include both Indian and early Euro-American archaeological sites, burials, and sacred objects.
  • Cultural sites are not a renewable resource. Once taken or damaged they are lost forever.
  • They are protected by law on public and private land. Disturbing them can lead to serious penalties.
  • Further information is available at http://www.oregon.gov/oprd/HCD/ARCH/docs/Brochure.pdf