image of a solitary pheasant hunter on a grassy ridge
Statewide

13 steps to becoming a hunter

Our tips for new or novice hunters
November 4, 2020

Whether it’s spending more time outdoors or harvesting food for the freezer, there are lots reasons to become a hunter. Here’s a step-by-step approach to get from thinking about it to doing it.

Explore Related Articles

How to hunt big game
Choose a conventional or online course

Hunters younger than 18 must take hunter education before they can hunt in Oregon. We also recommend hunter education for...

How to hunt big game
Where-to and how-to go big game hunting in Oregon

Whether it’s spending more time outdoors or harvesting food for the freezer, there are lots reasons to become a hunter....

Buying a license or permit

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife owns or manages nearly 200,000 acres of land set aside for wildlife use...