Hunters have until April 15 to report their 2018 hunts
The deadline to report all 2018 big game and turkey tags has been extended until April 15, 2019 (from Jan. 31) to give hunters more time to report under ODFW’s new licensing system. To report your hunt, locate and/or verify your account. Then choose “Submit a Hunting and Fishing Outcome Report” or “Outcome Reporting / Mandatory Reporting” to complete your report.
OPEN: COUGAR, COYOTE
HOOD RIVER, WASCO, SHERMAN COUNTIES (Hood, White River, Maupin, West Biggs Units)
Coyotes: Try calling for them from open fields, meadows, and pastures. The best areas to find them will be near farm grounds on the eastern boundary. Look for them in early morning or evening and pay close attention to wind direction.
Cougar: Zone A cougar season has reopened with the new year.
Most cougars are harvested by hunters targeting other species. Remember to purchase a cougar tag before heading out for other hunts. Cougars can be found in the same areas as deer and elk as they follow them through their migration routes. Also, try using predator calls to draw them in and be patient for them to make their appearance. The season is open all year, unless the zone quota is met in the area you are hunting.
White River Wildlife Area
Winter closure: The Wildlife lands north of Forest Service Rd 27/Badger Creek Rd are closed to the public from Dec. 1 through March 31.
Wolves on the White River Wildlife Area are protected by state and /or federal law. It is unlawful to shoot them. Hunters targeting coyotes need to take extra care in identifying their target. Coyotes can resemble wolves, especially wolf pups. Please report any sightings of wolves or
Cougar: Zone A cougar season has reopened on White River Wildlife Area.
Coyotes: There are no seasons or bag limits on coyotes. Populations are good throughout the wildlife area. Be aware that bobcats and cougars may respond to predator calls, and separate licensing and season limitations exist for these species.
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Current weather conditions: Recent storms have blanket the Wildlife Area with an average of 20 inches of fresh snow. If you’re looking to travel in the area be prepared as several vehicles have gotten stuck. Additional snow is predicted for our area.