You need to complete a hunter harvest survey for each deer, elk, pronghorn, cougar, bear and turkey tag purchased--even if you weren’t successful or didn’t go hunting. Report online at www.reportmyhunt.com (or at ODFW’s website under Hunting) or call 1-866-947-6339. Hunters that fail to report 2012 deer and elk tags by the deadline (Jan. 31, 2013 for most hunts) will be fined $25 when they purchase a 2014 hunting license.
Second Rocky Mtn elk season begins Saturday
Second season kicks off Nov. 3 in parts of northeast Oregon, don’t forget to pick up your tag by Friday! Thanks to stormy weather and snow at high elevations, there were many happy hunters during first season. See the NE Hunting report for more information.
Check access restrictions
Check the Oregon Department of Forestry’s Internet site regularly to learn the access status of large private timberlands.
Western Oregon rifle deer hunting ends Nov. 2
ODFW asks that successful Western Oregon deer hunters return deer teeth for population modeling. See this flyer for directions.
Elk hunters could see tribal deer hunters in the field
Throughout Oregon there are a variety of agreements and treaties with Native American tribes that allow tribal members to hunt on federal public lands (National Forests and BLM land) outside of normal state seasons.More info
Look for recent rains to improve fishing
As river levels rise expect to see more salmon moving upriver in coastal rivers.Check out seasons and bag limits.
Some trout fishing closes Oct. 31, but much remains open
Fall and winter trout fishing can be excellent for those hardy anglers willing to brave the weather. Check the zone reports to see what’s still open, and for updates on access and water conditions.
Some wild coho fisheries nearing closure
Keep an eye on catch levels, quotas and closures and sign up for the RSS feed. You will receive e-mail notifications of closures and harvest updates.