How to apply for a controlled hunt
Unlike general season hunts where anyone can buy a tag over-the-counter, controlled hunts are limited entry hunts that require you to apply in advance for the opportunity to draw a tag in a random computerized drawing. Much of Oregon’s rifle deer and elk hunting is limited entry—along with all antelope, sheep and goat hunting, and some game birds.
The deadline to apply for a big game controlled hunt remains May 15, but ODFW recognizes some hunters may be concerned about applying due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Read our guidance to hunters during the pandemic.
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