Success rates were mixed for opening weekend. Check the Oregon Department of Forestry’s Internet site regularly to learn the access status of large private timberlands. For private and non-federal public forestlands, call the Oregon Department of Forestry field office nearest your destination (office numbers) or check with the public land manager.
Western Oregon hunters: Return black-tailed deer teeth
ODFW asks that successful Western Oregon deer hunters return deer teeth for population modeling. See this flyer (pdf) for directions.
Chukar, pheasant, eastern Oregon quail open this weekend
See how populations fared here and use the new Game Bird Range Maps feature on oregonhuntingmap.com to understand their distribution. Remember quail possession limit is now three times the daily limit.
Waterfowl seasons open in most of eastern Oregon Oct. 6
Waterfowl seasons open in most of eastern Oregon. Surveys found record breeding numbers of ducks so it should be another great season.
Respect land closures, travel restrictions…
…especially on private land so it stays open to hunters.
New resources for anglers in the SW Zone
- 50 places to Go Fishing within 60 Minutes of Medford
- Trout stocking map – Google map of all Southwest Region stocking locations
The first fish are being caught in some of the wild coho fisheries and things will really heat up with a little rain to improve flows. Find all the details about where to fish, bag limits and quotas.