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Oregon’s landscape is diverse with landscapes and waterways that would make for a very scenic bowhunt. It boasts a windswept Pacific coastline, a volcano-studded Cascade Range, abundant bodies of water in and west of the Cascades, a high desert sprawling across much of its east all the way to the Great Basin and dense evergreen, mixed and deciduous forests at lower elevations. The tall conifers — mainly Douglas fir — along Oregon’s rainy west coast contrast with the lighter-timbered and fire-prone pine and juniper forests covering portions to the east. Abundant alders in the west fix nitrogen for the conifers. Stretching east from central Oregon are semi-arid shrublands, prairies, deserts, steppes and meadows. The Columbia River forms the majority of Oregon’s northern border. It is one of North America’s largest rivers and one of two rivers to cut through the Cascades.

There are many mammalian species who call Oregon home, including (but by no means limited to) coyotes, wolves, red foxes, common grey fox, black bears, raccoons, antelopes, cougars, bobcats, lynxes, deer, elk and moose.

LOOKING TO BOWHUNT OREGON? HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:

Application Fee: $8 (nonrefundable)

Hunting License: $160.50 (nonrefundable)

Species, Tag Fees (refundable):

  • Deer: $414
  • Elk: $549
  • Pronghorn: $369
  • Bighorn Sheep: $1,413
  • Mountain Goat: $1,413

Application Due Date: May 15, 2017

Point Program: Preference (deer, elk, pronghorn)

Apply at: www.dfw.state.or.us

Phone: (503) 947-6000

THINKING ABOUT BOWHUNTING ANOTHER WESTERN STATE? SEE OUR COMPREHENSIVE MAP OF THE WEST HERE.