Spring bear: Season remains open April 1- May 31. To help you plan your hunt, the 2020 spring bear hunting forecast is now available.
If you go bear hunting, please remember:
Cougar: Cougar are well-distributed in the forested areas of this zone. Focus on game rich areas with long ridgelines or saddles that cats typically travel. Calling with distress calls or cougar vocalizations can be effective. However, setting up at a fresh, naturally made kill has the best chance of success.
Successful cougar hunters will need to check-in any cougar taken at an ODFW office within 10 days of the kill. Hunters are reminded that biologists located in field offices may be out in the field handling other issues. Please call ahead to your local ODFW office and schedule a check-in appointment to ensure a Wildlife Biologist is available prior to bringing in the harvested cougar. The hide and skull must be unfrozen and the skull and proof of sex must be attached to the hide.
Coyote numbers are good throughout the district. Choose areas with abundant coyote sign and little human activity.
Try calling in early morning and late afternoon. Watch wind direction so you don’t away your location. Remember to ask for permission before hunting on private properties.
Today, hunters may encounter wolves in several parts of the state. Wolves are protected by state and/or federal law and it is unlawful to shoot them. Coyote hunters need to take extra care to identify their target as , especially wolf pups in the mid-summer and fall. Please report any wolf sightings or to ODFW using the system.
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