Big Game Hunting


Oregon's diverse habitats and terrain offers something for every hunter. From the densely forested Coast Range to the expansive sage steppe of the Great Basin, hunting opportunities are practically unlimited.

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Map of Oregon with outlines of Wildlife Management Units

This area extends from the eastern flanks of the Cascade Range through the Ochoco Mountains to the
beginning of the Great Basin, making it a great place to explore.


The transition from forested foothills of Mt. Hood to the beginnings of the Columbia Basin offers big game hunters an array of opportunities. The challenge can be finding public land or getting permission to hunt on private land.


This vast area covers the Columbia Basin through the Blue, Wallowa and Elkhorn mountains to Hells Canyon. Some of Oregon's most prized big game hunts are managed in this area.


From the rugged Coast Range to the Cascade Mountains, this vast area offers good general season hunting opportunities.


From the eastern flanks of Crater Lake National Park through the national forests of Douglas fir and ponderosa pine forests to the California border, there's plenty of public land to find your hunt.


Southeast Oregon, with its ponderosa pine forests, sage steppe expanses and aspen pocked mountains, is a very popular area to hunt mule deer, elk and pronghorn antelope.


Densely forested hillsides from the coast through the Siskiyou Mountains to the Cascade Range
offer excellent habitat for a myriad of big game species.

Additional Resources

Sign up to take a hunter education course -- find online options, order a workbook or register for a traditional class.

Finding a place to hunt can be a challenge — even in a state that's 50 percent public land. This map will help you find access for your next hunt.

Check preference points, application results and report hunts.