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Oregon

Hunting

Buck Deer Seasons

General Any Legal Weapon Season

Open Season

Tag Required

Bag Limit

Open Area

Western
(General Season)
Oct. 2 - Nov. 5 General Any Legal Weapon Western Oregon Tag One buck with visible antler Units 10 - 30.
Eastern
(Controlled Season)
Consult controlled hunt tables Controlled 100 Series Deer Tag Consult controlled hunt tables Consult controlled hunt table, see below..

Attention youth Hunters: Extended Western Oregon Deer Season

To increase youth hunting opportunity, the Western Oregon general buck deer Any Legal Weapon 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. 6-7, 2021. 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. 1, 2021. Bag limit: One buck with visible antler.

General Archery Seasons Western Oregon Only

There are no hunting seasons on NP lands or Tribal lands in these areas.

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. 28 - Sept. 26 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. 28 - Sept. 26 & Nov. 13 - Dec. 5 One buck with visible antler Units 25, 29, and 30
One deer Unit 23
Aug. 28 - Sept. 26 & Nov. 20 - Dec. 12 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

Controlled deer archery hunting only Consult controlled hunt tables Consult controlled hunt table, see below.

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

2021 Tags

2020 1st Choice Applicants

119A W High Cascade*
Tag valid for both W High Cascade hunt and Western Oregon General ALW Deer Season. Hunters who harvest a deer in the W High Cascade hunt may not hunt in general ALW deer season.
One buck with visible antler Sept. 11 - Sept. 19 3,300 1,396
123A Umpqua* One white-tailed or black-tailed buck with visible antler Oct. 2 - Oct. 13 22 100
123B N Bank Habitat* One white-tailed buck with visible antler or one black-tailed deer Dec. 25 - Dec. 31 3 149
131 Keno Unit One buck with visible antler Oct. 2 - Oct. 13 935 1,015
132 Klamath Falls Unit One buck with visible antler Oct. 2 - Oct. 13 810 1,256
133 Sprague Unit One buck with visible antler Oct. 2 - Oct. 13 495 419
134 Upper Deschutes Unit One buck with visible antler Oct. 2 - Oct. 13 2,090 2,670
135 Paulina Unit One buck with visible antler Oct. 2 - Oct. 13 990 2,638
136 Maury Unit One buck with visible antler Oct. 2 - Oct. 13 382 781
137 Ochoco Unit One buck with visible antler Oct. 2 - Oct. 13 2,255 4,060
138 Grizzly Unit One buck with visible antler Oct. 2 - Oct. 13 910 2,085
139 Metolius Unit One buck with visible antler Oct. 2 - Oct. 13 240 1,696
140 Maupin Unit One buck with visible antler Oct. 2 - Oct. 13 440 365
141A Hood-White River* One buck with visible antler Sept. 11 - Sept. 19 83 444
141B White River Unit No. 1 One buck with visible antler Oct. 2 - Oct. 13 1,210 1,938
141C White River Unit No. 2 One buck with visible antler Nov. 13 - Nov. 28 10 1,778
142A Hood Unit No. 1 One buck with visible antler Oct. 2 - Oct. 13 495 91
142B Hood Unit No. 2 One buck with visible antler Nov. 13 - Nov. 28 10 200
143A E Biggs* One buck with visible antler Oct. 2 - Oct. 13 770 559
143B W Biggs* One buck with visible antler Oct. 2 - Oct. 13 763 935
143C John Day Canyon* One buck with visible antler Nov. 20 - Nov. 28 20 506
144 Columbia Basin Unit One buck with visible antler Oct. 2 - Oct. 13 1,980 1,278
145 Fossil Unit No. 1 One buck with visible antler Oct. 2 - Oct. 13 1,870 1,143
145A Fossil Unit No. 2 One buck with visible antler Nov. 20 - Nov. 28 10 537
146 Murderers Cr Unit One buck with visible antler Oct. 2 - Oct. 13 880 3,548
147 Northside Unit One buck with visible antler Oct. 2 - Oct. 13 880 1,925
148 Heppner Unit No. 1 One buck with visible antler Oct. 2 - Oct. 13 3,080 2,756
148A Heppner Unit No. 2 One buck with visible antler Nov. 20 - Nov. 28 10 1,070
149 Ukiah Unit One buck with visible antler Oct. 2 - Oct. 13 1,485 1,396
150 Desolation Unit One buck with visible antler Oct. 2 - Oct. 13 770 1,328
151 Sumpter Unit One buck with visible antler Oct. 2 - Oct. 13 825 2,231
152A Starkey* One buck with visible antler Oct. 2 - Oct. 13 385 915
152B Starkey Exp Forest* One buck with visible antler Oct. 2 - Oct. 13 10 137
153 Catherine Cr Unit One buck with visible antler Oct. 2 - Oct. 13 276 753
154A E Mt Emily* One buck with visible antler Oct. 2 - Oct. 13 109 393
154B W Mt Emily* One buck with visible antler Oct. 2 - Oct. 13 385 518
154C Mt Emily Unit One buck with visible antler Nov. 13 - Nov. 28 10 2,002
155 Walla Walla Unit One buck with visible antler Oct. 2 - Oct. 13 218 432
156 Wenaha Unit One buck with visible antler Oct. 2 - Oct. 13 385 640
157 Sled Springs Unit One buck with visible antler Oct. 2 - Oct. 13 1,650 1,667
157A Lower Wallowa Valley* One white-tailed deer Nov. 15 - Nov. 24 28 77
158 Chesnimnus Unit One buck with visible antler Oct. 2 - Oct. 13 440 748
159 Snake Rvr Unit One buck with visible antler Oct. 2 - Oct. 13 330 523
160 Minam Unit One buck with visible antler Oct. 2 - Oct. 13 495 631
161 Imnaha Unit One buck with visible antler Oct. 2 - Oct. 13 825 789
162 Pine Cr Unit One buck with visible antler Oct. 2 - Oct. 13 193 616
163 Keating Unit One buck with visible antler Oct. 2 - Oct. 13 275 1,298
164 Lookout Mtn Unit One buck with visible antler Oct. 2 - Oct. 13 161 743
165 Beulah Unit One buck with visible antler Oct. 2 - Oct. 13 1,155 2,987
166 Malheur Rvr Unit One buck with visible antler Oct. 2 - Oct. 13 990 2,548
167 Owyhee Unit One buck with visible antler Oct. 2 - Oct. 13 270 1,278
167A NE Owyhee* One buck with visible antler Oct. 2 - Oct. 13 88 174
168A Trout Cr Mtns* One buck with visible antler Oct. 2 - Oct. 13 53 2,295
168B E Whitehorse* One buck with visible antler Oct. 2 - Oct. 13 248 608
169A Steens Mtn* One buck with visible antler Oct. 2 - Oct. 13 258 2,067
170A Beatys Butte* One buck with visible antler Oct. 2 - Oct. 13 138 455
171A N Juniper* One buck with visible antler Oct. 2 - Oct. 13 110 117
171B S Juniper* One buck with visible antler Oct. 2 - Oct. 13 83 194
172 Silvies Unit One buck with visible antler Oct. 2 - Oct. 13 696 3,319
173 Wagontire Unit One buck with visible antler Oct. 2 - Oct. 13 138 555
174A N Warner* One buck with visible antler Oct. 2 - Oct. 13 40 1,191
174B S Warner* One buck with visible antler Oct. 2 - Oct. 13 193 445
175 Interstate Unit One buck with visible antler Oct. 2 - Oct. 13 1,308 3,449
176 Silver Lake Unit One buck with visible antler Oct. 2 - Oct. 13 1,540 1,618
177 Fort Rock Unit One buck with visible antler Oct. 2 - Oct. 13 1,870 2,255

Note:

Successful applicants for 123R1 and 123R2 will receive one tag valid for the controlled hunt and general deer bow season in western Oregon. 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

2021 Tags

2020 1st Choice Applicants

123R1 Umpqua Bow* One white-tailed buck with visible antler or one black-tailed deer (*see hunt desciption for details) Aug. 28 - Sept. 26 55 27
123R2 N Bank Habitat Bow* One white-tailed buck with visible antler or one black-tailed deer Sept. 11 - Sept. 26 10 21
131R1 Keno Unit Bow One buck with visible antler Aug. 28 - Sept. 26 275 NEW
131R2 Keno Unit Late Bow One buck with visible antler Nov. 1 - Nov. 18 108 203
132R Klamath Falls Unit Bow One buck with visible antler Aug. 28 - Sept. 26 220 NEW
133R Sprague Unit Bow One buck with visible antler Aug. 28 - Sept. 26 55 NEW
134R Upper Deschutes Unit Bow One buck with visible antler Aug. 28 - Sept. 26 495 NEW
135R Paulina Unit Bow One buck with visible antler Aug. 28 - Sept. 26 385 NEW
136R Maury Unit Bow One buck with visible antler Aug. 28 - Sept. 26 127 70
137R Ochoco Unit Bow One buck with visible antler Aug. 28 - Sept. 26 440 375
138R Grizzly Unit Bow One buck with visible antler Aug. 28 - Sept. 26 770 NEW
139R1 Metolius Unit Bow One buck with visible antler Aug. 28 - Sept. 26 264 NEW
139R2 Metolius Unit Late Bow One buck with visible antler Nov. 1 - Nov. 30 15 1,911
141R Hood - White Rvr Bow* One buck with visible antler Aug. 28 - Sept. 26 605 NEW
144R Columbia Plateau Bow* One buck with visible antler Aug. 28 - Sept. 26 440 NEW
145R Fossil Unit Bow One buck with visible antler Aug. 28 - Sept. 26 275 NEW
146R Murderers Cr Unit Bow One buck with visible antler Aug. 28 - Sept. 26 737 NEW
147R Northside Unit Bow One buck with visible antler Aug. 28 - Sept. 26 770 NEW
148R Heppner Unit Bow One buck with visible antler Aug. 28 - Sept. 26 1,210 NEW
149R Ukiah Unit Bow One buck with visible antler Aug. 28 - Sept. 26 770 NEW
150R Desolation Unit Bow One buck with visible antler Aug. 28 - Sept. 26 627 NEW
151R Sumpter Unit Bow One buck with visible antler Aug. 28 - Sept. 26 572 NEW
152R Starkey Unit Bow* One buck with visible antler Aug. 28 - Sept. 26 770 NEW
153R Catherine Cr Unit Bow One buck with visible antler Aug. 28 - Sept. 26 495 NEW
154R N Blue Mtns Bow* One buck with visible antler Aug. 28 - Sept. 26 440 195
157R Sled Springs Unit Bow One buck with visible antler Aug. 28 - Sept. 26 193 NEW
158R Chesnimnus Unit Bow One buck with visible antler Aug. 28 - Sept. 26 231 NEW
159R Snake Rvr Unit Bow One buck with visible antler Aug. 28 - Sept. 26 132 NEW
160R Minam Unit Bow One buck with visible antler Aug. 28 - Sept. 26 138 NEW
161R Imnaha Unit Bow One buck with visible antler Aug. 28 - Sept. 26 308 NEW
162R Pine Cr Unit Bow One buck with visible antler Aug. 28 - Sept. 26 374 NEW
163R Keating Unit Bow One buck with visible antler Aug. 28 - Sept. 26 275 NEW
164R Lookout Mtn Unit Bow One buck with visible antler Aug. 28 - Sept. 26 154 NEW
165R1 Beulah Unit Bow One buck with visible antler Aug. 28 - Sept. 26 440 NEW
165R2 Beulah Unit Late Bow One buck with visible antler Nov. 13 - Nov. 30 15 452
166R Malheur Rvr Unit Bow One buck with visible antler Aug. 28 - Sept. 26 440 NEW
167R Owyhee Unit Bow One buck with visible antler Aug. 28 - Sept. 26 110 NEW
168R1 E Whitehorse Bow* One buck with visible antler Aug. 28 - Sept. 26 138 NEW
168R2 Trout Cr Mtns Traditional Bow*
(Traditional Bow ONLY)
One buck with visible antler Aug. 28 - Sept. 26 100 63
169R Steens Unit Bow* One buck with visible antler Aug. 28 - Sept. 26 110 NEW
170R1 Hart Mtn No.1 Bow* One buck with visible antler Aug. 5 - Aug. 13 17 104
170R2 Hart Mtn No.2 Bow* One buck with visible antler Aug. 14 - Aug. 22 16 34
170R3 Hart Mtn No.3 Bow* One buck with visible antler Nov. 5 - Nov. 11 5 133
170R Beatys Butte Unit Bow* One buck with visible antler Aug. 28 - Sept. 26 55 NEW
171R Juniper Unit Bow One buck with visible antler Aug. 28 - Sept. 26 55 NEW
172R Silvies Unit Bow One buck with visible antler Aug. 28 - Sept. 26 660 NEW
173R Wagontire Unit Bow One buck with visible antler Aug. 28 - Sept. 26 44 NEW
174R1 N Warner Bow* One buck with visible antler Aug. 28 - Sept. 26 43 186
174R2 S Warner Bow* One buck with visible antler Aug. 28 - Sept. 26 77 17
175R Interstate Unit Bow One buck with visible antler Aug. 28 - Sept. 26 413 NEW
176R Silver Lake Unit Bow One buck with visible antler Aug. 28 - Sept. 26 138 NEW
177R Fort Rock Unit Bow One buck with visible antler Aug. 28 - Sept. 26 358 NEW

Youth Only Controlled 100 Series Hunts

Hunt #

Hunt Name

Bag Limit

Open Season

2021 Tags

2020 1st Choice Applicants

141T The Dalles Watershed Youth* One buck with visible antler Nov. 13 - Nov. 24 7 188
174T Warner Unit Youth One deer Sept. 18 - Sept. 26 20 241
175T Interstate Unit Youth One deer Nov. 20 - Nov. 28 10 1,101

Muzzleloader Controlled 100 Series Hunts

Hunt #

Hunt Name

Bag Limit

Open Season

2021 Tags

2020 1st Choice Applicants

114M Trask Unit Muzzleloader One deer Nov. 6 - Nov. 19 220 406
119M McKenzie Unit Muzzleloader One deer Nov. 13 - Nov. 24 385 612
121M Indigo Unit Muzzleloader One deer Nov. 13 - Nov. 24 165 465
123M1 Melrose Unit Muzzleloader* One deer Nov. 13 - Nov. 21 132 91
123M2 N Bank Habitat Muzzleloader* One white-tailed buck with visible antler or one black-tailed deer Nov. 27 - Dec. 3 3 51
125M Sixes Unit Muzzleloader One deer Nov. 13 - Nov. 26 61 70
127M Chetco Unit Muzzleloader One buck with visible antler Nov. 13 - Dec. 5 37 75
128M Applegate Unit Muzzleloader One deer Nov. 13 - Dec. 5 309 1,070
132M Klamath Falls Unit Muzzleloader One deer Nov. 1 - Nov. 9 22 321
139M Metolius Unit Muzzleloader One buck with visible antler Oct. 16 - Oct. 24 21 289
141M Hood- N White Rvr Muzzleloader* One deer Oct. 16 - Oct. 24 22 103
145M Flatiron Muzzleloader* One buck with visible antler Oct. 16 - Oct. 24 66 46
148M Ditch Cr Muzzleloader* One buck with visible antler Oct. 16 - Oct. 24 165 190
151M Baker Muzzleloader* One white-tailed deer Nov. 15 - Nov. 28 80 115
152M Grande Ronde Muzzleloader* One white-tailed deer Nov. 15 - Nov. 28 517 477
157M Sled Springs Unit Muzzleloader One white-tailed deer Nov. 29 - Dec. 12 220 249
166M N Malheur Muzzleloader* One buck with visible antler Oct. 16 - Oct. 24 44 132
168M NE Whitehorse Muzzleloader* One buck with visible antler Nov. 13 - Nov. 30 20 297
170M Hart Mtn Muzzleloader* One buck with visible antler Oct. 2 - Oct. 13 15 145
172M Silvies Unit Muzzleloader One buck with visible antler Oct. 16 - Oct. 24 42 219
175M Interstate Unit Muzzleloader One deer Oct. 16 - Oct. 24 22 190
176M Silver Lake/E. Ft. Rock Muzzleloader* One buck with visible antler Oct. 16 - Oct. 24 53 161

Youth Hunter Orange Requirement

  • Applies to youth hunters (age 17 and under)
  • When hunting all game mammals and upland birds (except turkey) with any firearm
  • Hat OR exterior garment (shirt, jacket, coat, vest, sweater) visible in all directions
  • Hunter orange camouflage acceptable
  • Hunter orange NOT required for youth archery, turkey and waterfowl hunting

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