Oregon Hunting Report

Deschutes District
Coyotes: Good numbers continue to be available throughout the district, though they are less visible during the summer months. Areas near Fort Rock and Christmas Valley should provide good opportunities as well as east of Bend from Pine Mountain to Glass Butte.
Jackrabbits: Numbers are low throughout the district. Best success will be adjacent to agricultural lands. Ask permission first prior to hunting on private lands.

Ochoco District
Seasons will open August 1. Forested lands on the Ochoco National Forest offer the best opportunities for bear. Cougar are more scattered and are present at all elevations throughout the local units.
Antelope: Hunters lucky enough to have received tags should be scouting potential hunting areas. Conditions have been dry with water becoming limited. This will affect antelope distribution and fire danger.
Coyotes: Populations are widespread throughout the district.

Klamath District
Coyote: Good numbers are available near agricultural and foothill areas with the pups now outside of the dens.
Ground Squirrels: They remain active in many of the fields, but may be difficult to observe due to the height of the vegetation. Remember, you must always ask for permission to hunt on private land. The best time period for hunting them has passed, but some opportunities still remain.
Pronghorn antelope: Some hunts begin in early August, and now is a good time to plan trips to learn the area and the location of the herds.


Baker District
Coyotes: Numbers are high and calling should be good. Be sure to ask permission before hunting on private land.

Union District
Coyotes: Numbers are high and hunting the lower elevations by calling should be good. Hunters are reminded to get permission before hunting private lands.

Wallowa District
Coyotes: Good numbers are available throughout the district.

Harney District
Ground Squirrels: Alfalfa is getting too tall for good visibility of squirrels. Farmers are busy watering fields and not as eager to accept hunters as they were earlier. Ask permission at the farmhouses, and be careful in the flat terrain to use areas with adequate backstops for bullets. Respect farm animals and equipment.
Coyotes: Numbers are fair. Animals are widely scattered and difficult to locate during this pup-rearing period.

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