What’s New for 2020
Changes or additions are highlighted in yellow throughout the document
Due to an effort to improve Oregon’s big game hunting seasons, there are numerous changes for 2020.
- Many controlled hunts have been consolidated into larger areas and/or have longer time periods.
- Boundaries of many controlled hunts were expanded or made simpler.
- In western Oregon spike deer are now included in buck hunt bag limit and removed from the 600 Series “Antlerless Deer” bag limit.
- New “West Cascade” General Elk Season; units east of the Cascade Mountain crest are now in controlled hunts.
- No Rocky Mountain Elk General 1st season, the area is now in controlled hunts.
- New General Antlerless Elk Damage Season on private land in chronic agriculture damage areas.
- Consistent statewide spring and fall bear season dates.
- Additional fall bear tag expanded from SW Oregon to statewide.
- Hunts previously listed as “Centerfire” are now listed as “Any Legal Weapon” to ensure hunters are aware that any legal rifle, shotgun, bow, muzzleloader, or handgun is allowed.
- It is illegal to use or possess “commercial cervid attractants”, see Definitions.
- Leftover Tags are no longer available as an additional tag.