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To give hunters more time to report their hunts in the new electronic licensing system, the deadline to report 2018 hunts has been extended to April 15, 2019.

Big Game Hunting

Southeast Area

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.

This corner of the state includes the southern edge of the Blue Mountains and the beginning of the Great Basin, including Hart, Steens and Trout Creek mountains. The Blue Mountains and their ponderosa pine and juniper forests provide good habitat for deer, elk and bears. The Great Basin, with its vast stretches of sage steppe habitats, can produce nice mule deer and pronghorn antelope.

Vast tracts of public lands stretch across this area. While access is not a challenge, finding your quarry may be.