Oregon Hunting Seasons – Updated

Welcome to the Oregon Hunting Seasons page. Updated US Hunting Seasons for 2022-2023.

As part of our comprehensive guide to US Hunting Seasons By State on this page you will find out “When Is Hunting Season for Oregon?”

There is also general information on the different hunting seasons for a wide range of wild game species. You will find links to the relevant State Authority so you can make sure you have all the correct legal obligations in place before you start your hunt.

The Oregon hunting season website describes the hunting in this State as follows:

“Oregon has everything it takes to be on any big game hunter’s bucket list: Over 34 million acres of public land open to hunters. Diverse habitats from coastal rain forests to eastern deserts, with a couple of mountain ranges in between. Trophy opportunities for elk, deer, pronghorn and bighorn sheep.”

IMPORTANT. All care has been taking in preparing this hunting season information for you. Please check the relevant State Authority’s Website for further information and any changes to current US Hunting Season Regulations. We have provided a link to each States hunting season website for your convenience.

Oregon Deer & Elk Hunting Season

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife makes the following comments about Deer and Elk hunting during hunting season.

“Oregon offers diverse deer hunting opportunities among beautiful landscapes, with both over-the-counter general tags and controlled tags available. Western Oregon’s reclusive black-tails live in the lush habitat of the coastal mountains and western Cascades. Eastern Oregon’s mule deer live in the more open country of the High Desert and the northeast. Oregon also boasts a growing white-tail population and opportunity to hunt them in controlled hunts in the southwest and northeast portions of the state.”

“Oregon’s elk are one of the most sought-after species for hunters and the second most popular game animal after deer. Rocky Mountain elk are found in eastern Oregon and Roosevelt elk are found in western Oregon,with most concentrated in the Coast, Cascade and Blue Mountain ranges.”

Hunting Category

Hunting Season 2022-2023*

Deer (Firearms) Sept 28-Dec 27
Deer (Bow) Aug 24- Sept 22
Deer (Muzzleloader) Oct 12-Dec 6
Deer (Youth) Sept 14 -Nov 24
Elk (Firearms) Oct 12-Nov 22
Elk (Bow) Aug 24-Sept 22

* Season dates may vary by zone. Please check the relevant State Authority Website. Additional antlerless seasons apply for both Deer and Elk.

Oregon Small Game Hunting Season

Hunting Category

Hunting Season 2022-2023*

Hogs Open all year
Coyote Open All Year
Opossum Open All Year
Western Grey Squirrel Sept 7 – Oct 13 & Aug 24 – nov 6
Rabbits Open All Year
Hares Open All Year

* Season dates may vary by zone. Please check the relevant State Authority Website.

Oregon Game Bird Hunting Season

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife makes the following comments about Game Bird hunting during hunting season.

“Game bird hunting includes upland birds, waterfowl and turkey, and is some of the most accessible hunting in Oregon. Equipment requirements for upland bird hunting are minimal – a shotgun and a good pair of boots will get you started – and liberal seasons mean there’s an upland season open somewhere in the state from Sept. 1 to Jan 31. Oregon also boasts diverse waterfowl species from sea ducks in coastal stillwaters, to puddle ducks in the alkali basins of southeast Oregon, to widespread goose populations.”

Hunting Category

Hunting Season 2022-2023*

Pheasant Oct 5 – Dec 31
Quail Sept 1 – Jan 31
Blue & Ruffed Grouse Sept 1 – Jan 31
Regular Goose Sept 28 – Mar 10
Ducks Oct 5 – Jan 26

* Season dates may vary by zone. Please check the relevant State Authority Website. Game bird hunting seasons vary widely between hunting zones

Oregon Black Bear Hunting Season

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife makes the following comments about Black Bar hunting during hunting season.

“Oregon is home to an estimated 25,000-30,000 black bears, which is North America’s most common bear species. They are the only type of bear found in Oregon. Despite their name, black bears are often brown in color. Black bears are found statewide, with concentrations in the Coast and Cascade ranges and the Blue Mountains.”

Hunting Category

Hunting Season 2022-2023*

General Aug 1 – Dec 31

* Season dates may vary by zone. Please check the relevant State Authority Website.

Oregon Game Hunting Season

Hunting Category

Hunting Season 2022-2023*

Cougar Jan 1-Dec 31
Pronghorn Aug 11-Dec 31
Rocky mountain Goat Aug 15-Nov 17
Bighorn Sheep Aug 15-Nov 17

* Season dates may vary by zone. Please check the relevant State Authority Website.

Oregon Turkey Hunting Season

Hunting Category

Hunting Season 2022-2023*

Spring Apr 15 – May 31 (2020)
Spring (youth) Apr 11 – 12 (2020)
Fall Oct 5  – Dec 31

* Season dates may vary by zone. Please check the relevant State Authority Website.

I hope you have found this State hunting season information helpful in planning your next great hunting adventure. Please feel free to share this page with your hunting buddies. In addition to these US Hunting Seasons by State pages, you may be interested in these posts.

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Good Luck!!