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.
Much of the western portion of the Columbia Area is national forest. The deciduous and pine forests are home to deer and elk. To the east are vast stretches of agricultural lands. Although access can be challenging, there are pockets of public land for the intrepid hunter.