What’s New for 2018

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  • As a first step in a project to simplify the Big Game Regulations, this booklet has been reorganized and reformatted; examples are the new Youth section and highlighting new information and changes in yellow.
  • Beginning January 1, 2018, the eligible age for the Mentored Youth Program is extended two years to include youth 14 and 15 years of age.
  • The 3% limitation on nonresident bear tags has been removed for the General Fall Bear Season. The 3% nonresident limitation will continue to be in effect for all spring bear hunts.
  • The Department is sponsoring a new “Take a Friend Hunting” Contest (Contest) to encourage mentoring among adult hunters. Mentors and mentees must be at least 18 years of age or older. To be eligible, mentees must have 1) not had a hunting license prior 2017 or only had a hunting license in 2016; or 2) not had a hunting license in the past five consecutive years (i.e., since 2012). To see the full eligibility and contest rules, and for information on prizes, visit the Contest page at http://www.oregonhunter.info/take-a-friend/.