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Buck Deer Seasons

Any Legal Weapon Seasons

Open Season

Tag Required

Bag Limit

Open Area

Western
(General Season)

Oct. 7 - Nov. 10

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 below.

Pre-season Deer Hunting Checklist
Pre-season Deer Hunting Checklist

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 General Any Legal Weapon Western Oregon deer tag or an unfilled W. High Cascade (119A) controlled hunt tag may hunt the area of the Western Oregon General Buck Deer season Nov. 11-12, 2023. 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. 6, 2023. Bag limit: One buck with visible antler.

Archery Seasons

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
  • For additional drought information, see myodfw.com/articles/impact-drought-fish-and-wildlife

Archery Seasons

Open Season

Tag Required

Bag Limit

Open Area

Western Oregon

Sept. 2 - Oct. 1

General Archery Season Western Oregon Deer Tag

One buck with visible antler

Units 11, 12, 14, 22, 24, 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.

Sept. 2 - Oct. 1 & Nov. 18 - Dec. 10

General Archery Season Western Oregon Deer Tag

One buck with visible antler

Units 25, 29, and 30

One deer

Unit 23

Sept. 2 - Oct. 1 (Any legal archery weapon)

General Archery Season Western Oregon Deer Tag

One buck with visible antler

Unit 26

Nov. 18 - Dec. 10 (Traditional archery equipment only)

Sept. 2 - Oct. 1 & Nov. 25 - Dec. 17

General Archery Season Western Oregon Deer Tag

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

Controlled 100 Series Deer Tag

Consult controlled hunt tables

Consult controlled hunt table 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.
  • White-tailed deer are illegal to harvest in all Western Oregon units except controlled hunts in the Melrose Unit (#23) 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

2023 Tags

2022 1st Choice Applicants

112 Wilson Unit One buck with visible antler Nov. 4 - Nov. 30 17 NEW

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

Sep. 16 - Sep. 24

3,300

1,449

122 Dixon Unit One buck with visible antler Nov. 18 - Dec. 10 17 NEW
123A Umpqua* One white-tailed or black-tailed buck with visible antler Oct. 7 - Oct. 18 22 128

123B

N Bank Habitat*

One white-tailed buck with visible antler or one black-tailed deer

Dec. 30 - Jan. 5, 2024

3

207

131

Keno Unit

One buck with visible antler

Oct. 7 - Oct. 18

825

1,075

132

Klamath Falls Unit

One buck with visible antler

Oct. 7 - Oct. 18

825

1,097

133

Sprague Unit

One buck with visible antler

Oct. 7 - Oct. 18

495

526

134

Upper Deschutes Unit

One buck with visible antler

Oct. 7 - Oct. 18

1,980

2,444

135

Paulina Unit

One buck with visible antler

Oct. 7 - Oct. 18

990

2,619

136

Maury Unit

One buck with visible antler

Oct. 7 - Oct. 18

275

802

137

Ochoco Unit

One buck with visible antler

Oct. 7 - Oct. 18

2,255

4,219

138

Grizzly Unit

One buck with visible antler

Oct. 7 - Oct. 18

770

2,084

139

Metolius Unit

One buck with visible antler

Oct. 7 - Oct. 18

220

1,774

140 Maupin Unit One buck with visible antler Oct. 7 - Oct. 18 440 378

141A

Hood - White Rvr*

One buck with visible antler

Sep. 16 - Sep. 24

83

459

141B

White Rvr Unit No. 1

One buck with visible antler

Oct. 7 - Oct. 18

1,210

2,111

141C

White Rvr Unit No. 2

One buck with visible antler

Nov. 18 - Dec. 3

10

2,020

142A

Hood Unit No. 1

One buck with visible antler

Oct. 7 - Oct. 18

495

100

142B

Hood Unit No. 2

One buck with visible antler

Nov. 18 - Dec. 3

10

246

143A E Biggs* One buck with visible antler Oct. 7 - Oct. 18 770 484
143B W Biggs* One buck with visible antler Oct. 7 - Oct. 18 770 939
143C John Day Canyon* One buck with visible antler Nov. 25 - Dec. 3 11 397
144 Columbia Basin Unit One buck with visible antler Oct. 7 - Oct. 18 1,980 1,327
145 Fossil Unit No. 1 One buck with visible antler Oct. 7 - Oct. 18 1,760 1,143
145A Fossil Unit No. 2 One buck with visible antler Nov. 25 - Dec. 3 10 433

146

Murderers Cr Unit

One buck with visible antler

Oct. 7 - Oct. 18

880

4,185

147

Northside Unit

One buck with visible antler

Oct. 7 - Oct. 18

880

1,816

148

Heppner Unit No. 1

One buck with visible antler

Oct. 7 - Oct. 18

2,860

2,574

148A

Heppner Unit No. 2

One buck with visible antler

Nov. 25 - Dec. 3

10

951

149

Ukiah Unit

One buck with visible antler

Oct. 7 - Oct. 18

1,485

1,553

150

Desolation Unit

One buck with visible antler

Oct. 7 - Oct. 18

770

1,396

151

Sumpter Unit

One buck with visible antler

Oct. 7 - Oct. 18

825

2,539

152A

Starkey*

One buck with visible antler

Oct. 7 - Oct. 18

385

895

153

Catherine Cr Unit

One buck with visible antler

Oct. 7 - Oct. 18

330

893

154A

E Mt Emily*

One buck with visible antler

Oct. 7 - Oct. 18

110

371

154B

W Mt Emily*

One buck with visible antler

Oct. 7 - Oct. 18

385

570

154C

Mt Emily Unit

One buck with visible antler

Nov. 18 - Dec. 3

10

2,384

155

Walla Walla Unit

One buck with visible antler

Oct. 7 - Oct. 18

248

479

156

Wenaha Unit

One buck with visible antler

Oct. 7 - Oct. 18

319

638

157 Sled Springs Unit One buck with visible antler Oct. 7 - Oct. 18 1,650 1,541
157A Lower Wallowa Valley* One white-tailed deer Nov. 20 - Nov. 29 55 112

158

Chesnimnus Unit

One buck with visible antler

Oct. 7 - Oct. 18

440

670

159

Snake Rvr Unit

One buck with visible antler

Oct. 7 - Oct. 18

330

507

160

Minam Unit

One buck with visible antler

Oct. 7 - Oct. 18

495

581

161

Imnaha Unit

One buck with visible antler

Oct. 7 - Oct. 18

825

907

162

Pine Cr Unit

One buck with visible antler

Oct. 7 - Oct. 18

193

741

163

Keating Unit

One buck with visible antler

Oct. 7 - Oct. 18

330

1,314

164 Lookout Mtn Unit One buck with visible antler Oct. 7 - Oct. 18 218 819

165

Beulah Unit

One buck with visible antler

Oct. 7 - Oct. 18

1,320

3,881

166

Malheur Rvr Unit

One buck with visible antler

Oct. 7 - Oct. 18

1,100

2,849

167

Owyhee Unit

One buck with visible antler

Oct. 7 - Oct. 18

303

1,317

167A NE Owyhee* One buck with visible antler Oct. 7 - Oct. 18 88 151

168A

Trout Cr Mtns*

One buck with visible antler

Oct. 7 - Oct. 18

61

2,878

168B

E Whitehorse*

One buck with visible antler

Oct. 7 - Oct. 18

248

577

169A

Steens Mtn Unit*

One buck with visible antler

Oct. 7 - Oct. 18

292

2,206

170A

Beatys Butte*

One buck with visible antler

Oct. 7 - Oct. 18

138

387

171A N Juniper* One buck with visible antler Oct. 7 - Oct. 18 110 115

171B

S Juniper*

One buck with visible antler

Oct. 7 - Oct. 18

83

146

172

Silvies Unit

One buck with visible antler

Oct. 7 - Oct. 18

825

3,148

173

Wagontire Unit

One buck with visible antler

Oct. 7 - Oct. 18

143

507

174A

N Warner*

One buck with visible antler

Oct. 7 - Oct. 18

35

1,155

174B

S Warner*

One buck with visible antler

Oct. 7 - Oct. 18

176

430

175

Interstate Unit

One buck with visible antler

Oct. 7 - Oct. 18

935

2,720

176

Silver Lake Unit

One buck with visible antler

Oct. 7 - Oct. 18

1,320

1,823

177

Fort Rock Unit

One buck with visible antler

Oct. 7 - Oct. 18

1,870

2,291

Additional Regulations

  • Tags for hunts 123R1 and 123R2 will be valid for both the controlled archery buck deer season and general archery buck deer season (subject to all general archery season regulations including bag limits).
  • Tags must be purchased or redeemed by the day before the earliest hunt begins.

Archery Controlled 100 Series Hunts

Hunt #

Hunt Name

Bag Limit

Open Season

2023 Tags

2022 1st Choice Applicants

123R1 Umpqua Bow* One white-tailed buck with visible antler or one black-tailed deer (*see hunt desciption for details) Sep. 2 - Oct. 1 55 28

123R2

N Bank Habitat Bow*

One white-tailed buck with visible antler or one black-tailed deer

Sep. 16 - Oct. 1

10

23

130R Rogue-Siskiyou Early Bow* One buck with visible antler Aug. 1 - Aug. 15 55 NEW

131R1

Keno Unit Bow

One buck with visible antler

Sep. 2 - Oct. 1

275

138

131R2

Keno Unit Late Bow

One buck with visible antler

Oct. 30 - Nov. 19

110

255

132R

Klamath Falls Unit Bow

One buck with visible antler

Sep. 2 - Oct. 1

220

52

133R

Sprague Unit Bow

One buck with visible antler

Sep. 2 - Oct. 1

55

18

134R

Upper Deschutes Unit Bow

One buck with visible antler

Sep. 2 - Oct. 1

495

323

135R

Paulina Unit Bow

One buck with visible antler

Sep. 2 - Oct. 1

385

227

136R

Maury Unit Bow

One buck with visible antler

Sep. 2 - Oct. 1

88

45

137R

Ochoco Unit Bow

One buck with visible antler

Sep. 2 - Oct. 1

440

458

138R

Grizzly Unit Bow

One buck with visible antler

Sep. 2 - Oct. 1

769

150

139R1

Metolius Unit Bow

One buck with visible antler

Sep. 2 - Oct. 1

264

299

139R2

Metolius Unit Late Bow

One buck with visible antler

Nov. 1 - Nov. 30

15

1,932

141R

Hood - White Rvr Bow*

One buck with visible antler

Sep. 2 - Oct. 1

605

210

144R

Columbia Plateau Bow*

One buck with visible antler

Sep. 2 - Oct. 1

440

70

145R

Fossil Unit Bow

One buck with visible antler

Sep. 2 - Oct. 1

275

64

146R

Murderers Cr Unit Bow

One buck with visible antler

Sep. 2 - Oct. 1

737

268

147R

Northside Unit Bow

One buck with visible antler

Sep. 2 - Oct. 1

770

191

148R

Heppner Unit Bow

One buck with visible antler

Sep. 2 - Oct. 1

1,210

260

149R

Ukiah Unit Bow

One buck with visible antler

Sep. 2 - Oct. 1

770

197

150R

Desolation Unit Bow

One buck with visible antler

Sep. 2 - Oct. 1

627

212

151R

Sumpter Unit Bow

One buck with visible antler

Sep. 2 - Oct. 1

572

279

152R

Starkey Bow*

One buck with visible antler

Sep. 2 - Oct. 1

770

196

153R

Catherine Cr Unit Bow

One buck with visible antler

Sep. 2 - Oct. 1

495

114

154R

N Blue Mtns Bow*

One buck with visible antler

Sep. 2 - Oct. 1

440

184

157R

Sled Springs Unit Bow

One buck with visible antler

Sep. 2 - Oct. 1

193

82

158R

Chesnimnus Unit Bow

One buck with visible antler

Sep. 2 - Oct. 1

231

72

159R

Snake Rvr Unit Bow

One buck with visible antler

Sep. 2 - Oct. 1

132

22

160R

Minam Unit Bow

One buck with visible antler

Sep. 2 - Oct. 1

138

61

161R

Imnaha Unit Bow

One buck with visible antler

Sep. 2 - Oct. 1

308

98

162R

Pine Cr Unit Bow

One buck with visible antler

Sep. 2 - Oct. 1

374

78

163R

Keating Unit Bow

One buck with visible antler

Sep. 2 - Oct. 1

275

96

164R

Lookout Mtn Unit Bow

One buck with visible antler

Sep. 2 - Oct. 1

154

66

165R1

Beulah Unit Bow

One buck with visible antler

Sep. 2 - Oct. 1

440

198

165R2

Beulah Unit Late Bow

One buck with visible antler

Nov. 18 - Nov. 30

15

610

166R

Malheur Rvr Unit Bow

One buck with visible antler

Sep. 2 - Oct. 1

440

119

167R

Owyhee Unit Bow

One buck with visible antler

Sep. 2 - Oct. 1

110

46

168R1

E Whitehorse Bow*

One buck with visible antler

Sep. 2 - Oct. 1

138

3

168R2

Trout Cr Mtns Traditional Bow*
(Traditional Bow ONLY)

One buck with visible antler

Sep. 2 - Oct. 1

100

75

169R

Steens Mtn Bow*

One buck with visible antler

Sep. 2 - Oct. 1

110

78

170R1

Hart Mtn No. 1 Bow*

One buck with visible antler

Aug. 10 - Aug. 18

17

123

170R2

Hart Mtn No. 2 Bow*

One buck with visible antler

Nov. 10 - Nov. 16

17

138

170R

Beatys Butte Bow

One buck with visible antler

Sep. 2 - Oct. 1

55

7

171R

Juniper Unit Bow

One buck with visible antler

Sep. 2 - Oct. 1

55

8

172R

Silvies Unit Bow

One buck with visible antler

Sep. 2 - Oct. 1

660

286

173R

Wagontire Unit Bow

One buck with visible antler

Sep. 2 - Oct. 1

44

14

174R1

N Warner Bow*

One buck with visible antler

Sep. 2 - Oct. 1

39

168

174R2

S Warner Bow*

One buck with visible antler

Sep. 2 - Oct. 1

72

27

175R

Interstate Unit Bow

One buck with visible antler

Sep. 2 - Oct. 1

297

97

176R

Silver Lake Unit Bow

One buck with visible antler

Sep. 2 - Oct. 1

138

30

177R

Fort Rock Unit Bow

One buck with visible antler

Sep. 2 - Oct. 1

358

179

Youth Only Controlled 100 Series Hunts

Hunt #

Hunt Name

Bag Limit

Open Season

2023 Tags

2022 1st Choice Applicants

131T

Keno Unit Youth

One buck with visible antler

Oct. 2 - Oct. 18

22

66

132T

Klamath Falls Unit Youth

One buck with visible antler

Oct. 2 - Oct. 18

22

63

133T

Sprague Unit Youth

One buck with visible antler

Oct. 2 - Oct. 18

22

7

141T

The Dalles Watershed Youth*

One buck with visible antler

Nov. 18 - Nov. 29

8

292

154T Mt Emily Unit Youth One buck with visible antler Oct. 2 - Oct. 18 22 NEW

174T

Warner Unit Youth

One deer

Oct. 2 - Oct. 18

22

282

175T

Interstate Unit Youth

One deer

Oct. 2 - Oct. 18

22

295

176T

Silver Lake Unit Youth

One buck with visible antler

Oct. 2 - Oct. 18

22

49

177T

Fork Rock Unit Youth

One buck with visible antler

Oct. 2 - Oct. 18

22

121

Muzzleloader Controlled 100 Series Hunts

Hunt #

Hunt Name

Bag Limit

Open Season

2023 Tags

2022 1st Choice Applicants

114M

Trask Unit Muzzleloader

One deer

Nov. 11 - Nov. 24

220

332

119M

McKenzie Unit Muzzleloader

One deer

Nov. 18 - Nov. 29

385

605

121M

Indigo Unit Muzzleloader

One deer

Nov. 18 - Nov. 29

165

519

123M1

Melrose Unit Muzzleloader

One deer

Nov. 18 - Nov. 26

132

81

123M2

N Bank Habitat Muzzleloader*

One white-tailed buck with visible antler or one black-tailed deer

Dec. 2 - Dec. 8

3

57

125M

Sixes Unit Muzzleloader

One deer

Nov. 18 - Dec. 1

83

55

127M

Chetco Unit Muzzleloader

One buck with visible antler

Nov. 18 - Dec. 10

39

62

128M

Applegate Unit Muzzleloader

One deer

Nov. 18 - Dec. 10

323

1,096

132M

Klamath Falls Unit Muzzleloader

One deer

Nov. 6 - Nov. 14

21

277

139M

Metolius Unit Muzzleloader

One buck with visible antler

Oct. 21 - Oct. 29

22

159

141M

Hood - N White Rvr Muzzleloader*

One deer

Oct. 21 - Oct. 29

21

107

145M

Flatiron Muzzleloader*

One buck with visible antler

Oct. 21 - Oct. 29

66

55

148M

Ditch Cr Muzzleloader*

One buck with visible antler

Oct. 21 - Oct. 29

171

212

151M

Baker Muzzleloader*

One white-tailed deer

Nov. 20 - Dec. 3

80

109

152M

Grande Ronde Muzzleloader*

One white-tailed deer

Nov. 20 - Dec. 3

517

565

157M Sled Springs Unit Muzzleloader One white-tailed deer Dec. 4 - Dec. 17 242 251

166M

N Malheur Muzzleloader*

One buck with visible antler

Oct. 21 - Oct. 29

55

142

168M

NE Whitehorse Muzzleloader*

One buck with visible antler

Nov. 18 - Nov. 30

20

295

170M

Hart Mtn Muzzleloader*

One buck with visible antler

Oct. 7 - Oct. 18

15

122

172M

Silvies Unit Muzzleloader

One buck with visible antler

Oct. 21 - Oct. 29

54

168

175M

Interstate Unit Muzzleloader

One buck with visible antler

Oct. 21 - Oct. 29

22

72

176M

Silver Lake/E. Ft. Rock Muzzleloader*

One buck with visible antler

Oct. 21 - Oct. 29

66

125

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