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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

Southwest Area

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

Southwest Oregon has a range of habitats supporting diverse game populations. Steep, forested hillsides along the coast and through the Siskiyou Mountains can make finding game challenging. But active timber harvest practices and forest fires create the forage habitats used by deer, elk and bears. The Cascade Range is very similar with its dense Douglas fir forests. Recently harvested tracts of timber or a burned forest will make finding your quarry easier.

Southwest Oregon is a checkerboard of public land. Numerous Access and Habitat projects open industrial timberland for hunting.