Hunting on private lands: Access & Habitat Program (2022)

August 14, 2019

Private lands accounts for just over half of Oregon’s land base and include farms, range lands, wetlands, forests and stream corridors. To improve landowner-hunter relations and engage landowners in the conservation of fish and wildlife, the Oregon Legislature created the Access & Habitat (A&H) Program in 1993. The law established a funding mechanism to provide grants to private landowners, timber and agriculture corporations, sportsmen groups, natural resource agencies, and others for projects designed to increase public hunting access to private lands and/or improve wildlife habitat.

The program’s motto, “Landowners & Hunters Together for Wildlife,” conveys the program’s basic mission - to foster partnerships between landowners and hunters for the benefit of the wildlife they value. The program also seeks to recognize and encourage the important contributions made by landowners to the state’s wildlife resource.

Private land hunting opportunities

NORTHWEST

East Lane TMA-Law Enforcement Project

Southern Portion Map (pdf)
North West Portion Map (pdf)
North East Portion Map (pdf)

Project information: A&H funds are used to fund an Oregon State Police Trooper to patrol private timberlands participating in the TMA. The increased law enforcement provides an incentive to private timberland owners to continue to allow hunting access.
Contact:General TMA Information: ODFW Springfield – 541-726-3515

LocationWildlife Mgmt. UnitAcresHuntable SpeciesAccess PeriodType of AccessSpecial Regulations
Northeast of Springfield; various access points off Marcola Rd. and Hwy 126.McKenzie-1939,825Elk, deer, bear, predators, grouse, quail.From the start to the end of General Buck deer including the extended youth weekend.

may vary by landowner

Motorized vehicle travel permitted only on roads shown in green on the TMA map or posted with an orange road marker in the field are open to motor vehicles. Portions of the TMA may be closed due to fire danger or for management reasons. Area open from 1 hour before sunrise until 1 hour after sunset.

Mid Coast Access Area

Project information: The Mid Coast Access Area is made up of three A&H projects, the Weyerhaeuser Access, Weyerhaeuser Westside Access, and the Handcock Westside Access. The projects combine to provide public recreational access to approximately 292,000 acres of privately-owned commercial timberlands. The Mid Coast Access Area will allow motorized access during IFPL 1 and 2, walk-in access during IFPL 3, and closed to all access during IFPL 4. A&H funds are used to pay landowners on a per-acre basis for public hunting access. Maps showing the access provided can be found under the North Coast TMA and the Willamette Private Lands projects below.
Contact: ODFW Newport (541) 867-4741 or Corvallis (541) 757-4186
Maps showing the access provided can be found under the North Coast TMA and Willamette Private Lands projects shown below. A&H funds are used to pay landowners on a per-acre basis for public hunting access.

LocationWildlife Mgmt. UnitAcresHuntable SpeciesAccess PeriodType of AccessSpecial Regulations
The lands are entirely within the Oregon Coast Range. They span north to south from Tillamook to Yachats and east to west from the Willamette Valley fringe to the coast. The majority of land is due west of SalemTrask – 14, Stott Mtn - 17, and Alsea – 18 292,520 acresElk, deer, bear, cougar, predators, grouse, quail, ducks, geese, turkey, mourning dove.Year-round. Access limited to walk in only at fire level 3. No public access at fire level 4 and during active logging Operations.Welcome to HuntAll gated, posted and/or barrier closed Rds within Alsea, Stott Mtn. and Trask Units. Cooperators require day use only on private lands, no ATV use, no e-bikes, no vehicle may block any Rd or gate, no fires, no camping. Private lands closed to the public 1 hour after sunset to 1 hour before sunrise.

North Coast TMA-Law Enforcement Project

North RegionMap(pdf); South RegionMap(pdf)
Project information: These industrial timberlands are a conglomerate of forest land that has multiple owners.A&H funds are being used to hire 5 Oregon State Police Senior Troopers to patrol the private timberlands from Augustto December. The increased law enforcement provides an incentive to the private landowners to continue to allow hunting access. The following industrial timberland owners participate in the program:Hancock Timber Resources Group, The Hampton Tree Farm Affiliates, Stimson Lumber Company, Weyerhaeuser Company, Longview Timber Corporation, and the Lewis & Clark OR Timber, managed by the Green Wood Resources.
Contact:ODFW Sauvie Island, 503-621-3488 or Tillamook, 503-842-2741

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LocationWildlife Mgmt. UnitAcresHuntable SpeciesAccess PeriodType of AccessSpecial Regulations
Portions of Clatsop, Columbia, Tillamook, Washington, and Yamhill countiesSaddle Mountain - 10, Scappoose - 11, Wilson - 12, Trask - 14estimated 1 millionelk, deer, bear, predators, grouse, quail, band-tailed pigeonmay vary by landownermay vary by landownerArea under travel management restriction, consult current Big Game Hunting Regs

Project cooperators:
Green Wood Resources, Seaside Office: 503-738-6351
Weyerhaeuser Columbia Timberlands - Longview: 360-575-5112; Seaside 503-717-8288
Stimson, Forest Grove Office: 503-359-0116
Hancock, Vernonia Office: 503-429-4410
Hampton, Astoria: 503-458-6111; Wilson Unit: 503-365-8400
State Forestry, Astoria: 503-325-5451

Willamette Private Timberlands Law Enforcement Project

Stott Mtn/N Alsea Map/Hancock FM NW- front (pdf),Stott Mtn/N Alsea Map/Hancock FM NW- back (pdf)
Project information: A&H funds are used to hire 6 Oregon State Politce Senior Troopers to patrol these industrial timberlands which havemultiple landowners, from August to December.The increased law enforcement provides an incentive to private timberland owners to continue to allow hunting access. The following industrial timberland owners participate in the program in the Stott Mtn/North Alsea TMA: Hancock Forest Management, Plum Creek Timber, Weyerhaeuser, and Simpson Resources Co. In other areas, OSP troopers patrol private timberlands that are open to public hunting.
Contact:ODFW Newport 541-867-4741, Corvallis 541-757-4186, or Springfield 541-726-3515

LocationWildlife Mgmt. UnitAcresHuntable SpeciesAccess PeriodType of AccessSpecial Regulations
Portions of Lincoln, Polk, Benton, Marion, Lane, and Linn countiesSantiam Mountain - 17, Alsea - 18, McKenzie - 19, Siuslaw - 20, Indigo - 21Estimated 1.25 millionelk, deer, bear, predators, grouse, quail, band-tailed pigeonmay vary by landownermay vary by landownerSome areas under travel management restrictions. Consult the current Big Game Regs for more info.

Project cooperators:
Avery Family Forest: 503-589-2701
Frank Lumber, Mill City: 503-897-2371
Freres Timber Inc, Lyons: 503-859-2121
GiustinaResources, Eugene: 541-485-1500
Hampton Affiliates, Salem: 503-365-8400
Hancock Forest Management, Independence: 503-838-1610
Longview Timberlands, Silverton: 503-873-6457
Miami Corporation, McMinnville: 503-472-7186
Rosboro Lumber, Springfield: 541-746-8411
Starker Forests, Philomath: 541-929-2477
Stimson Lumber: 503-357-2131
Weyerhaeuser Co (Toll free hunter hotline): 1-888-741-5403
Cascade Timber, Sweet Home: 541-367-2111
State Forestry, Dallas: 503-623-8146, Sweet Home: (541) 367-6108,
Philomath: 541-929-3266
US Forest Service, Siuslaw National Forest Office: 541-750-7000
BLM, Salem: 503-375-5646

Linn County Forest Patrol Project

Project information: This area is industrial timberland with multiple landowners. An A&H grant is used to partially fund a Sheriff deputy to patrol the timberlands in Linn County. The increased law enforcement provides an incentive to private timberland owners to continue to allow hunting access.
Contact:Brian Carroll– Linn County Forest Protection Association 541-924-6916 ext. 2950

LocationWildlife Mgmt. UnitAcresHuntable SpeciesAccess PeriodType of AccessSpecial Regulations
Portions of Linn CountySantiam Unit - 16Estimated 300,000Elk, deer, bear, predators, grouse, quail, band-tailed pigeonmay vary by landownermay vary by landowermay vary by landowner

Lincoln County Forest Patrol Project

Project information:An A&H grant is used to partially fund a Sheriff deputy to patrol the multi-owner private, industrial timberlands in Linn County. The increased law enforcement provides an incentive to private timberland owners to continue to allow hunting access.
Contact:ODFW Newport, 541-867-4741

LocationWildlife Mgmt. UnitAcresHuntable SpeciesAccess PeriodType of AccessSpecial Regulations
Portions of Lincoln CountyStott Mountain - 17, Alsea - 18Estimated 300,000elk, deer, bear, predators, grouse, quail, band-tailed pigeonmay vary by landownermay vary by landownerSome areas under travel management restriction. Consult the Big Game Regs for more info.

SOUTHWEST COUNCIL

C2 Ranch

Map(pdf)
Project information:A&H funds are used to remove blackberry, cut back decadent brush fields, and fertilize pastures. In return, the landowner allows public hunting access on a limited, random basis.
Contact:ODFW Central Point office 541-826-8774

LocationWildlife Mgmt. UnitAcresHuntable SpeciesAccess PeriodType of AccessSpecial Regulations
Jackson County

Rogue - 30

10,000

Deer and turkey

Hunting will consist of 5 unguided archery deer hunts (each for 3 days), 5 guided youth deer rifle hunts (1 day each) and 6 spring turkey hunts (2 days each, first day guided), for two seasons (2021-22 and 2022-23).By PermissionHunters will be drawn randomly through a lottery process conducted by ODFW staff. For information on how to apply for these hunts, please contact ODFW at the number listed above.

Coos Mountain Access Area

Map(pdf)
Project information:Funding will be provided through the A&H Program to FIA companies for access to private lands, and enforcement of travel management area restrictions by OSP.
Contact:ODFW Charleston 541-888-5515

LocationWildlife Mgmt. UnitAcresHuntable SpeciesAccess PeriodType of AccessSpecial Regulations
Coos County generally east of Coos Bay.

Umpqua/Tioga (24)

30,696 of private and 34,724 acres of public lands

Primary: Elk, deer, bear, cougar, predators, quail, grouse, turkey Secondary: Band-tailed pigeon, mourning dove, western gray squirrel, furbearers, unprotected mammals

Year-roundWelcome to HuntVehicle traffic restricted to green dot roads from August 1- December 31

Jackson Access & Cooperative Travel Management Area

Map(pdf)
Project information:A&H funding provides increased OSP enforcement of the travel management area restrictions. Increased law enforcement on these public and private timberlands provides an incentive for landowners to continue to allow public
hunting access and decrease harassment of wintering wildlife. The project also improves access to 39,028 acres of public land.
Contact:ODFW Central Point, 541-826-8774

LocationWildlife Mgmt. UnitAcresHuntable SpeciesAccess PeriodType of AccessSpecial Regulations
Portions of Jackson Co. near
Shady Cove and
Butte Falls
Dixon - 22, Evans Creek - 29, Rogue - 3013,564 of private and 39,028 of public landsPrimary: Elk, deer, bear, cougar,
predators, quail, grouse, turkey
Secondary: mourning dove, western gray
squirrel, furbearers, unprotected
mammals
year-roundWelcome to huntVehicle travel restricted to green dot roads from October 15- April 30

New River Aleutian Goose Project

Map(pdf)
Project information: A&H funds provide fertilizer to landowners in return for permitting public hunting access.
Contact:
ODFW Gold Beach (541) 247-7605

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LocationWildlife Mgmt. UnitAcresHuntable SpeciesAccess PeriodType of AccessSpecial Regulations
Curry County, South of Bandon, OR. Sixes – 25 3,540. Greatly
improves
access to 500
acres of BLM
land.
WaterfowlProperties open during zone 1 duck season and South Coast zone goose seasons except as precluded by farming operations.By
Permission
Hunter must obtain permission prior to hunting on the property. Reservations will be booked on a first come, first served basis.

DESCHUTES/KLAMATH COUNCIL

Aspen Valley Ranch

Project information:A&H-administered Open Fields funds were used to help cut juniper on mule deer winter range, develop springs, treat invasive weeds, and wildlife-friendly fencing. In return, the landowner has agreed to allow three years of by-permission hunting access.
Contact:
Reservations.Additional questions: ODFW: (541) 447-5111

LocationWildlife Mgmt. UnitAcresHuntable SpeciesAccess PeriodType of AccessSpecial Regulations

From Prineville travel 26 miles east on Highway 380 to Newsome Road; turn south on Newsome Road.

Maury - 368,000Deer, elk, cougarThrough March 31, 2023By Permission

Reservation must be made online to access this property. Reservations will not be taken over the telephone or through ODFW offices. Must have Maury Unit tag to hunt deer or elk.

Green Diamond Resource Co (GDRCo) Travel Management Area

Page 1 map;Page 2, North map;Page 3, South map
Project information: These timberlands are patrolled by Oregon State Police Special Trooper using A&H funds.Continued vandalism and/or property destruction could lead to the closing of these lands to public use.Please respect private lands.
Contact:ODFW Klamath Falls, 541-883-5732

LocationWildlife Mgmt. UnitAcresHuntable SpeciesAccess PeriodType of AccessSpecial Regulations
Scattered parcels in Klamath, Jackson, and Lake counties; see mapSprague - 33, Silver Lake - 76, Interstate - 75, Klamath Falls - 32, Keno - 31, Fort Rock - 77608,000Primary: deer, elk, turkey
Secondary: blue grouse, ruffed grouse, mt. quail
year-round (seasonal travel restrictions apply)Open AccessCamping permitted up to 7 days; no fires, be careful with cigarettes; no littering - pick up any trash; report unlawful activities; do not damage roads during wet conditions; leave gates as you find them. Surveillance cameras may be in use.

MALHEUR COUNCIL

Bentz Access Project

Bentz Map (pdf)
Project information:A&H funds are used to pay the landowner to allow the public to access 4,276 acres of private land and improve access to adjoining public land.
Contact: ODFW Hines, 541-573-6582

LocationWildlife Mgmt. UnitAcresHuntable SpeciesAccess PeriodTypes of AccessSpecial Regulations
South of Juntura off of the Shumway Rd.Malheur River - Unit 664,276Deer, chukar, predator, antelope, sage-grouseAugust 1 - March 1 through March of 2021Welcome to HuntMotorized vehicle travel only on BLM access road posted as open

Pine Creek Ranch Access Area

Map(pdf)
Project information:A&H funds are used to pay the landowner for access to 12,105 acres of his rangeland property.
Contact:ODFW Hines, 541-573-6582

LocationWildlife Mgmt. UnitAcresHuntable SpeciesAccess PeriodType of AccessSpecial Regulations
From Burns, travel approx. 35 miles east on Hwy 20, then north on County Rd. 310. Look for access.Malheur River Unit - 6612,105Primary: deer, elk, pronghorn, predators
Secondary: turkey, California quail
Aug 1 - March 1 through 2021Open AccessNo camping on private lands; no fires; leave gates as you find them. See map for further regulations.

Kueny Ranch Access Area

Map(pdf)
Project information:A&H funds are used to pay the landowner for access. The land includesrangeland, steep rimrock, and brushy, riparian zones.
Contact:ODFW Hines, 541-573-6582

LocationWildlife Mgmt. UnitAcresHuntable SpeciesAccess PeriodType of AccessSpecial Regulations
East Steens Rd (Co. 201), 28 miles north of Fields, ORSteens Mountain - 694,276deer, sheep, pronghorn, predators, chukar, quailYear Round through March 1, 2022Open AccessVehicle access restricted to roads posted and mapped as open

Ontario Access Area

Map(pdf)
Project information:A&H funds pay for maps, signs and survey permits.
Contact:ODFW Ontario, 541-889-6975

LocationWildlife Mgmt. UnitAcresHuntable SpeciesAccess PeriodType of AccessSpecial Regulations
City of OntarioBeulah - 65800Primary: pheasant, duck, geese, mule deer (archery only); quail
Secondary: turkey
Year round; through December 31, 2020. Hunting permitted for upland birds, waterfowl, and deer (archery) during prescribed seasons only.Open AccessParking in designated areas only. Please be mindful of farming equipment on property; vandals will be prosecuted.

Jenkins Access Area

Map(pdf)
Project information:A&H funds are used to pay landowners on a per acre basis for public hunting access.
Contact:ODFW Hines, 541-573-6582

LocationWildlife Mgmt. UnitAcresHuntable SpeciesAccess PeriodType of AccessSpecial Regulations
About 12 miles east of DiamondSteens Mountain - 6913,233Primary: mule deer, elk, pronghorn, sage grouse, predators, chukar
Secondary: quail, mourning dove
August 1 – March 15, through 2021Open AccessMotorized vehicle travel only on access roads posted as open. No ATVs on property. Consult map for restrictions; camping allowed on adjacent BLM only.

Otley Access Area

Map(pdf)
Project information: A&H funds are used to pay the landowner for access to 16,734 acres of his property.
Contact:ODFW Hines, 541-573-6582

LocationWildlife Mgmt. UnitAcresHuntable SpeciesAccess PeriodType of AccessSpecial Regulations
Steens Loop Rd. accessSteens Mountain - 6916,734Primary: pronghorn, mule deer, chukar, quail, sage grouse
Secondary: elk
August 1 – March 1, through 2022Open AccessVehicle access restricted to roads posted and mapped as open

Lawen Lane Access Area

Map(pdf)
Project information:A&H funds are used to pay 4 landowners a per acre value for public hunting access.The land includes flat, lake basin pastureland that is wetland during high water years.
Contact:ODFW Hines, 541-573-6582

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LocationWildlife Mgmt. UnitAcresHuntable SpeciesAccess PeriodType of AccessSpecial Regulations
Hwy 78, 17 miles east of Burns, south on Lawen LaneSteens Mountain - 696,259waterfowl, pheasant, deer, pronghorn, predators, quailAugust 1 – March 10Open Access. Improves access to Malheur National Wildlife RefugeWalk-in access from Lawen Lane

Alvord Ranch Access Area

Map(pdf)
Project information:A&H funds are used to pay the landowner for access to his property and drive-through access to thousands of acres of public land that are virtually inaccessible without this project.The landsmade available through this project includerangeland, steep rimrock, and brushy, riparian areas.
Contact:ODFW Hines, 541-573-6582

LocationWildlife Mgmt. UnitAcresHuntable SpeciesAccess PeriodType of AccessSpecial Regulations
East Steens Rd (Co. 201), 28 miles north of FieldsSteens Mountain - 6910,100deer, sheep, pronghorn, predator, chukar, quail, sage grouseYear Round through July 31, 2021Open AccessVehicle access restricted to roads posted and mapped as open. Hunters must check in at Alvord Hot Springs prior to accessing the area.

Mackenzie Access Area

Map(pdf)
Project information:A&H funds are used to pay the landowner for access to this rangeland.
Contact:ODFW Ontario, 541-889-6975

LocationWildlife Mgmt. UnitAcresHuntable SpeciesAccess PeriodType of AccessSpecial Regulations
See map, multiple parcels in central Malheur CountyOwyhee - 6711,029deer, pronghorn, chukar, quail, sage grouse, predatorAug 1 - Mar 1 annually through 2021Open AccessNo camping on private land; no fires; leave gates as you found them. See map for further regulations.

NORTHEAST COUNCIL

GDRC NE

Mapavailable from Salem Headquarters, and www.oregonhuntingmap.com.
Project information:A&H funds are used to pay landowners on a per-acre basis for public hunting access.
Contact:ODFW Northeast Region Office (541) 962-1838

LocationWildlife Mgmt. UnitAcresHuntable SpeciesAccess PeriodType of AccessSpecial Regulations
Umatilla, Union & Wallowa CountiesGrande Ronde & John Day Watersheds / Catherine Creek, Mt. Emily, Sled Springs, Starkey, Walla Walla & Wenaha Wildlife Management Units(WMU’s)22,041mule deer, white-tailed deer, Rocky Mountain elk, bear, cougar and coyote, turkey, Hungarian partridge, California quail and forest grouseYear round through July 31, 2021Welcome to HuntMotorized vehicle travel within the Travel Management Area(s) boundary on all other roads and trails, and cross-country is prohibited except by special permit from the landowner or land managing agency. There is a 14 day stay limit for camping.

Heppner Regulated Hunt Area

Map Page 1 | Page 2 (pdf)
Project information:A&H funds are used to pay landowners on a per-acre basis for public hunting access.
Contact:ODFW Heppner (541) 676-5230

LocationWildlife Mgmt. UnitAcresHuntable SpeciesAccess PeriodType of AccessSpecial Regulations
SE of Heppner on Willow Creek Rd. and Hanna-Arbukle RoadHeppner - 4839,624

Primary: Mule deer, pheasant, quail, Hungarian partridge, grouse, dove
Secondary: elk, pronghorn, bear, turkey, predators

Year round through January 31, 2021Welcome to HuntArea under year-round travel management restriction, consult current Big Game Hunting Regulations.

M.R. King Ranches Access Area

Map(pdf)
Project information:A&H funds are used to pay the landowner on a per acre basis for public hunting access.
Contact:ODFW Baker City, 541-523-5832

LocationWildlife Mgmt. UnitAcresHuntable SpeciesAccess PeriodType of AccessSpecial Regulations
I-84 eastbound to exit 327 at Durkee. Upon leaving the interstate, properties are located on either side of I-84.Lookout Mountain - 64, Sumpter - 513,835deer, elk, pronghorn, California bighorn sheep, chukar, Hungarian partridge, California quail, bear, cougar, coyoteAug 1 - Jan 31; through Jan 2022Open AccessNo motorized vehicles on access area; walk-in hunting only (horses and bicycles ok). No camping, no fires, be careful with cigarettes. No littering, pick up any trash. Leave gates as you found them.

Iron Mountain Access Area

Map(pdf)
Project information:Provides access to 4,215 acres of previously inaccessible BLM land. A&H funds are used to pay the landowner on a per acre basis for public hunting access. The area includes lower/mid elevation sagebrush steppe and high elevation conifer and aspen forests.
Contact:ODFW Baker City, 541-523-5832

LocationWildlife Mgmt. UnitAcresHuntable SpeciesAccess PeriodType of AccessSpecial Regulations
I-84 eastbound to exit 327 at Durkee. Hwy 30 north to Land Rd.; Land Rd. north to Hindman Rd.; Hindman Rd. north to Iron Mountain Rd. Follow Iron Mountain Rd. to property boundary.Lookout Mountain - 643,342deer, elk, chukarAug 1 - Jan 31; through Jan 2021Open AccessNo morotized vehicles; walk in hunting only (horses and bicycles ok). No camping, no fires, be careful with cigarettes. No littering, pick up any trash. Leave gates as you found them.

Widman Access Area

Map(pdf)
Project information:This project provides access to rolling sage steppe, conifer and riparian areas. A&H funds are used to pay landowners on a per acre basis for public hunting access.
Contact:ODFW Baker City, 541-523-5832

LocationWildlife Mgmt. UnitAcresHuntable SpeciesAccess PeriodType of AccessSpecial Regulations
10 miles east of Baker CityLookout Mountain - 648,430Primary: pronghorn, sage grouse, mule deer, coycote
Secondary: elk, turkey, predators, Hungarian partridge
Aug 1 - Jan 31, through 2021Open AccessDriving access on designated roads only; see map

Troy Ranches Access Area

Map(pdf)
Project information:A&H funds are used to pay landowners on a per acre basis for public hunting access to thisrangeland area which is surrounded by public land.
Contact:ODFW Baker City, 541-523-5832

LocationWildlife Mgmt. UnitAcresHuntable SpeciesAccess PeriodType of AccessSpecial Regulations
From I-84 eastbound: exit 317 Pleasant Valley. Upon exiting, Troy Ranches properties are located on both sides of I-84.Sumpter - 51, Lookout Mountain - 645,696mule deer, elk, pronghorn, chukar, Hungarian partridge, California quail, bear, cougar, coyoteAug 1 - Jan 31, through 2022Open AccessNo motorized vehicles on access area; walk-in hunting only (horses and bicycles ok). No camping, no fires, be careful with cigarettes. Leave gates as you found them.

Virtue Flat Access Area

Map(pdf)
Project information:A&H funds are used to pay landowners on a per acre basis for public hunting access.This area is priarmily rangeland and is surrounded by public land.
Contact:ODFW Baker City, 541-523-5832

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LocationWildlife Mgmt. UnitAcresHuntable SpeciesAccess PeriodType of AccessSpecial Regulations
From I-84, take Hwy 86 for 4.5 miles east out of Baker City. Turn right onto Ruckles Loop Road and then turn south onto White Swan Road.Lookout Mountain - 647,087mule deer, elk, pronghorn, chukar, Hungarian partridge, California quail, bear, cougar, coyoteAug 1 - Jan 31, through 2022Open AccessFoot traffic only; no ATVs. Motorized vehicles permitted on roads identified in green on the Access Area map. No camping, no fires, be careful with cigarettes. No littering, pick up any trash. Leave gates as you found them.

Glass Hill Access Area

Map(pdf)
Project information:A&H funds are used to pay landowners on a per acre basis for public hunting access.The land is rangeland and is surrounded by public land.
Contact:ODFW La Grande, 541-962-1838

LocationWildlife Mgmt. UnitAcresHuntable SpeciesAccess PeriodType of AccessSpecial Regulations
7 miles south of La GrandeStarkey - 524,164mule deer, white-tailed deer, elk, waterfowl, quailApril 1 - Jan 31 through 2021Open AccessPermission required to access Zone B (see map); reservations booked on first come, first served basis. Contact ODFW -La Grande to book (541-926-1838).

Noregaard/Shamrock/Whisky Creek Cooperative Travel Manamement Areas

Noregaard Map(pdf)Shamrock/Whisky Creek Map(pdf),Little Catherine Ck(pdf),Meacham(pdf)
Project information: These areas arepart of the Hancock Forest Management NE Access Project providing access to industrial timber lands. A&H license dollars and funds from Natural Resources Conservation Service grant provide access to 250,000 acres of private land.
Contact:Enterprise ODFW, 541-426-3279

LocationWildlife Mgmt. UnitAcresHuntable SpeciesAccess PeriodType of AccessSpecial Regulations
Wallowa Co. north of WallowaSled Springs - 57, Catherine Creek - 53, Ukia - 49, Starkey - 52, Mt. Emily - 54127,000elk, deer, bear, predators, grouse, turkeyYear-roundOpen AccessArea under travel management restriction 3 days prior to opening of archery season through May 31; consult the current Big Game Hunting Regs for more information.

Owsley Canyon Access Area

Map(pdf)
Project information:This area is primarily rangeland adjacent to public land.A&H funds are used to pay landowner on a per-acre basis for public hunting access.
Contact:ODFW La Grande, 541-962-1838

LocationWildlife Mgmt. UnitAcresHuntable SpeciesAccess PeriodType of AccessSpecial Regulations
Approximately 4 miles north of La Grande off Owsley Canyon RoadMt. Emily - 54435Primary: mule deer, white-tailed deer, elk, turkey, pheasant, Hungarian partridge, California quail, ruffed grouse
Secondary: bear, cougar, blue grouse
April 1 - Jan 31 through 2021Open AccessMotorized travel on designated roads only. No camping, no fires.

Divide RidgeAccess Area

Map(pdf)
Project information: Primarily rangeland surrounded by public land made available throughA&H funds which are used to pay landowner on a per-acre basis for public hunting access.
Contact:ODFW Baker City, 541-523-5832

LocationWildlife Mgmt. UnitAcresHuntable SpeciesAccess PeriodType of AccessSpecial Regulations
Approximately 9 miles east of Joseph. From Hwy 82, take HWY 350 for 4.5 miles east out of Joseph. Turn right onto USFS 39, then turn left onto USFS 3915.Imnaha - 611,160mule deer, elk, pronghorn, forest grouse, turkey, rabbit, California quail, bear, cougar, coyoteYear-round through July 31, 2021Open AccessFoot traffic only; no ATVs. Motorized vehicles are permitted on roads identified in green on the Access Area map. No camping, no fires, be careful with cigarettes. No littering, pick up any trash. Leave gates as you found them.

Desolation CreekAccess Area

Map(pdf)
Project information: A&H funds are used to pay landowner on a per-acre basis for public hunting access. This area is mixed forest and meadows, surrounded by public land
Contact:ODFW Baker City, 541-523-5832

LocationWildlife Mgmt. UnitAcresHuntable SpeciesAccess PeriodType of AccessSpecial Regulations
Approximately 16 miles south of Ukiah. From the junction of Hwy 395 and Hwy 244, travel 14 miles south. Turn left onto USFS 55 then right onto USFS 10.Desolation - 5013,440mule deer, elk, forest grouse, turkey, rabbit, California quail, bear, cougar, coyoteYear-round through September 30, 2019Open AccessFoot traffic only; no ATVs. Motorized vehicles are permitted on roads identified in green on the Access Area map. Camping allowed only within 200 feet of open roads. No camping within 50 feet of any water. No unattended campers, tent sites, or camp sites for more than 24 hours.

Hancock Forest Management Access Program

Catherine Creek WMU Map(pdf),Starkey WMU Map(pdf),Sumpter WMU Map(pdf),Walla Walla WMU & Vicinity Map(pdf),Wenaha WMU Map(pdf)
Project information:A&H license dollars and funds from Natural Resources Conservation Service grant provide access to 250,000 acres of theseindustrial timberlands.
Contact:ODFW LaGrande 541-962-1838

LocationWildlife Mgmt. UnitAcresHuntable SpeciesAccess PeriodType of AccessSpecial Regulations
Wallowa Co. north of Wallowa, Union Co. east of Union, Umatilla Co. near MeachamSled Springs - 57, Catherine Creek - 53, Ukia - 49, Starkey - 52, Mt. Emily - 54250,000mule deer, elk, forest grouse, turkey, bearYear-round through 2021Open AccessNotice: Hancock F.M. Inc. does not allow unauthorized commercial packing, guiding, or hunting services or commercial gathering of firewood or mushrooms on its lands

Hunting on private lands: Access & Habitat Program (1)

2019-2021 Legislative Report

(Video) A conversation about whitetail habitat with Jim Ward. Part 1.

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For more information on this program, please contact:

Access and Habitat Program Coordinator
4034 Fairview Industrial Dr. SE
Salem, OR 97302
Tel: 503-947-6087
Fax: 503-947-6330

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All hunters in Washington, regardless of age, must have in their possession a valid hunting license and any required tags, permits, or stamps to hunt wildlife.

What is the Indiana Private lands Access Program? ›

The Indiana Private Lands Access Program (IPLA – formerly known as APPLE) offers financial incentives to landowners who allow controlled public hunting access on their private property. This program is funded in part by the federal Farm Bill under the Voluntary Public Access and Habitat Incentive Program (VPA-HIP).

Can I hunt on my own property in Oregon? ›

Landowner Specific Rules and Regulations

A resident does not need a license to hunt on land upon which the person resides and is owned by the person or a member of the person's immediate family, unless they are hunting for a species for which a tag is required or are applying for big game tags.

Can you hunt on your own property in Washington state? ›

As of fall 2021, WDFW offers four different types of access agreements to landowners; Feel Free to Hunt, Hunt by Reservation, Register to Hunt and Hunt by Written Permission. To find specific private lands enrolled in any of these programs, please visit our private lands access website at wdfw.wa.gov/private_lands.

Can I shoot a deer on my property in Washington state? ›

Killing wildlife to address private property damage is subject to all other state and federal laws including, but not limited to, Titles 77 RCW and 220 WAC. (1) It is unlawful to kill protected wildlife or endangered species (as defined in RCW 77.08.

Do I need a permit to cut down a tree on my property in Washington state? ›

A Class IV-General Forest Practices (logging) permit may be required to cut down trees on your property in association with clearing and development activities.

Does Indiana DNR have an app? ›

The Indiana Department of Natural Resources offers free smartphone app for both Android and Apple iOS.

Can I shoot a coyote on my property in Oregon? ›

Coyotes can be hunted or trapped at any time with approved methods. People need a hunting license to pursue coyotes on public lands and possibly on private lands under some circumstances. See the Hunting Furbearers section of the ODFW Web site. ODFW plays an advisory role in the management of these animals.

How do you hunt private land in Oregon? ›

Landowners may choose to enroll on a “Welcome to Hunt” or a “By-Permission” basis. All By-Permission hunting reservations are coordinated through ODFW Staff. Interested landowners and hunters should contact the Columbia Basin Open Fields Coordinator, Gabe McNassar, at 541-676-5230 Hunting Opportunities.

Can you hunt year round on your own land in Georgia? ›

Can I hunt year-round on my own property in Georgia? No. Landowners must still abide by Georgia's hunting season dates and bag limits.

Can I shoot a coyote in my yard in Washington State? ›

The owner, the owner's immediate family, employee, or a tenant of real property may kill or trap a coyote on that property if it is damaging crops or domestic animals (RCW 77.36. 030). A license is not required in such cases.

Can I shoot a cougar on my property in Washington state? ›

Cougars are classified as game animals and an open season and a hunting license are required to hunt them (WAC 220-400-020). A property owner or the owner's immediate family, employee, or tenant may kill a cougar on that property if it is damaging domestic animals (RCW 77.36. 030). No permit is required.

Can I hunt on BLM land in Washington? ›

BLM-managed lands are home to over 3,000 species, including big game, upland game birds and waterfowl. Numerous wildlife species occur nowhere else in the country, except on public lands. Unless specifically prohibited, public lands managed by the BLM are open to hunting.

Can I shoot a raccoon in my yard Washington State? ›

The raccoon is classified as both a furbearer and a game animal . A hunting or trapping license is required to hunt or trap raccoons during an open season. A property owner or the owner's immediate family, employee, or tenant may kill or trap a raccoon on that property if it is damaging crops or domestic animals.

Can I carry a shotgun in my car in Washington? ›

Washington generally prohibits the possession or transportation of a loaded rifle or shotgun in or on a motor vehicle. Washington also prohibits carrying a firearm or ammunition in a transit vehicle or in or at a transit station with knowledge that this conduct is prohibited.

Can you bait cougars in WA? ›

In 1996, Washington voters approved Initiative-655 by a 67% to 33% margin, thereby making it a “gross misdemeanor to take, hunt, or attract black bears with bait, or to hunt bears, cougars, bobcat or lynx with dogs.” The initiative included language that maintained the authority of the WDFW to use hounds if needed to ...

Can my Neighbour cut my tree without asking? ›

Your neighbour can cut any branches that are overhanging into their garden as long as they only remove the bits on their side of the boundary. If they want you to cut your tree or hedge just because they don't like the way it looks, it's up to you whether you do the work.

What trees are illegal to cut down in Washington state? ›

Any person who shall break or cut from any lands owned by the state of Washington or shall cut down, remove, destroy or uproot any rhododendron, evergreen, huckleberry, native dogwood or any other native tree, shrub, fern, herb, bulb or wild plants, or any part thereof, within three hundred feet of the center line of ...

Can I be fined for cutting down a tree? ›

What happens if I work on a protected tree without permission? The courts have powers to fine anyone contravening a Tree Preservation Order. The maximum fine is £20,000 for destroying a tree and up to £2,500 for anyone who does not completely destroy a tree but has carried out some other works without consent.

How long do you have to check in a deer in Indiana? ›

All deer harvested in Indiana must be reported within 48 hours of the time of harvest at an on-site check station, online, through your Indiana Fish & Wildlife Account, or by phone at 1-800-419-1326.

How do you tag a deer in Indiana? ›

Hunters still have the option of visiting traditional check stations where a confirmation number will be provided to hunters to place on their temporary transportation tag. There is also a phone-in option at 1-800-419-1326, however there will be a $3 charge for this service (Visa or Mastercard only).

How do I contact Indiana DNR? ›

The DNR Customer Service Center can be reached by phone at 317-232-4200 or 877-463-6367, or by email at CSCinquiry@dnr.IN.gov, 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Can I shoot a bobcat on my property in Oregon? ›

You need a special license to hunt bobcats in Oregon.

Furtakers need either a Furtaker's License or a Hunting License for Furbearers. Licenses are available for sale on June 1. A Furtakers License allows the holder to trap, hunt, and pursue. pursue.

Can you hunt with a AR 15 in Oregon? ›

All configurations of the AR-15 are legal in Oregon provided that they remain semi-automatic, otherwise meet the minimum length requirements (overall length and barrel length requirements) for all pistols and rifles, that the use is not prohibited (hunting, carried into a prohibited area such as a government building, ...

Can I shoot a cougar on my property in Oregon? ›

ATTENTION LANDOWNERS: Oregon law allows landowners to kill a cougar that is damaging livestock or property. If you experience cougar damage, call your local ODFW office.

What is a hunting access area in Oregon? ›

This Regulated Hunt Area (RHA) provides access for big game and upland bird hunting opportunities. Closed to all motor vehicle use year-round unless posted otherwise, open fires and camping prohibited in posted areas. Approximately 23 sq Mi in T3, 4 and 5S and R26, 27, and 28E.

Do you need a hunting license to shoot ground squirrels in Oregon? ›

However, a hunting license is required and all hunting regulations still apply. Commonly hunted unprotected mammals include coyote, cottontail rabbits, black-tailed jackrabbit, opossum, nutria, California ground squirrel, and Belding's ground squirrels.

What can you hunt without a tag in Oregon? ›

Hunters, 12 years of age and older, who will be hunting predators on public land, and western gray squirrels, unprotected mammals, and unprotected birds on public or private land must have a valid hunting license. No tags are required.

Can I hunt on my own land without a license in GA? ›

Hunter education is not required for a person hunting only on their own land or that of a parent or legal guardian, or to persons permitting a child or ward 12–15 years of age to hunt on the parent's or guardians own land.

Can I shoot a deer in my backyard in Georgia? ›

In Georgia, it is illegal to hunt without a landowner's permission.

Do you need a license to hunt deer on your own property in Georgia? ›

The Big Game License is not required by resident hunters hunting one's own land or land owned by immediate family (blood or dependent relationship) residing in the same household, resident or nonresident persons under the age of 16, or anyone who possesses an Honorary, Sportsman's, or Lifetime Sportsman's License.

Can you bait coyotes in Washington state? ›

Bait piles are legal in Washington for coyotes.

Can you hunt coyotes with .223 in Washington state? ›

There are no weapon restrictions placed on coyote hunting. Since they are unclassified wildlife any weapon may be used to hunt them.

Where are cougars in Washington state? ›

Washington State has about 35,000 square miles of cougar habitat. Cougars are highly adaptable, living in terrain ranging from forested lowlands to rugged and remote mountainous areas. Cougar habitat includes steep canyons, rock outcroppings and boulders, dense brush, or forests.

Can I shoot a bear attacking my dog? ›

As mentioned earlier, it is legal to shoot a bear while it is attacking you or your pet dog. But as a responsible dog owner, it is still better to prevent your dog from encountering a bear.

Will an air horn scare a cougar? ›

Bring along a whistle or an air horn that could help scare away wild animals you may encounter.

Does bear spray work on cougars? ›

Bear spray will work against almost all mammals including bear, cougar, bobcat, coyote, wolf, moose, elk, goat, sheep, and deer. And yet, the most likely scenario for needing bear spray is in the event you encounter an aggressive domestic dog.

Can you hunt DNR land in Washington? ›

In Washington, about 50% of the land is publicly owned and open to hunters and recreationists. These lands are managed by state or federal entities. State owned lands open to hunting are managed by WDFW and WDNR. Washington State Parks also owns public lands, however hunting is not allowed in state parks.

Can you hunt on Pope Resources in Washington state? ›

Pope Resources has an open policy about public access. According to Pope's website, hunting and fishing by the public is allowed on most lands as long as it is conducted legally under Washington's official hunting and fishing regulations.

How do I find public land near me? ›

Visit www.recreation.gov to search for federal lands in your area. The site includes information about land managed by the National Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management and Bureau of Land Reclamation. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service also administers millions of acres of public land.

Can I hunt on my land in Washington? ›

In Washington, about 50% of the land is publicly owned and open to hunters and recreationists. These lands are managed by state or federal entities. State owned lands open to hunting are managed by WDFW and WDNR. Washington State Parks also owns public lands, however hunting is not allowed in state parks.

How much is a deer tag in Washington state? ›

Big game license costs
License typeResident
License type Mulitple Season Deer TagResident $139.10
License type Multiple Season Elk TagResident $182.00
License type 2nd Black Bear LicenseResident $24.00
License type 2nd Deer Tag (only available by Special Permit)Resident $43.40
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What does a small game license cover in Washington? ›

A small game license allows the holder to hunt for wild animals and wild birds, except big game and western Washington pheasant (see the Big Game Hunting Seasons & Regulations pamphlet for big game hunting license information).

Can you hunt Corps of Engineers land Washington state? ›

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers invites you to visit your public lands that we manage in southeastern Washington. More than 20.000 acres of lands are open to hunting.

Can I shoot a cougar on my property in Washington state? ›

Cougars are classified as game animals and an open season and a hunting license are required to hunt them (WAC 220-400-020). A property owner or the owner's immediate family, employee, or tenant may kill a cougar on that property if it is damaging domestic animals (RCW 77.36. 030). No permit is required.

Can you hunt with AR 15 in Washington? ›

Even if your state allows you to own an AR-15, there are many state laws regulating bullet size for hunting game. Colorado, Illinois, Iowa, Virginia, Ohio, Washington and West Virginia all allow AR-15 ownership but require that hunters use cartridges larger than . 223.

What firearms are illegal for hunting in Washington? ›

Rifles used to hunt big game should be sufficiently powerful for the game being hunted. Centerfire rifles used to hunt big game (except cougar) in Washington must be a minimum of . 24. All fully automatic firearms are illegal for hunting.

Can you bait deer in Washington? ›

(2) Except as otherwise provided in this section, it is unlawful to hunt for deer and elk using any type of bait placed, exposed, deposited, distributed, scattered, or otherwise used for the purpose of attracting deer or elk with the intent to hunt them, if the volume of bait accessible to wildlife exceeds 10 gallons.

Do you need a hunting license to hunt coyotes in Washington? ›

Legal Status

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife does not classify coyotes as game animals, but a state license is required to hunt or trap them (RCW 77.32. 010).

Does Washington have OTC deer tags? ›

WASHINGTON'S 2022 DEER & ELK APPLICATION OVERVIEW

Washington is a western state that, above all, is simply an opportunity to hunt deer and elk over-the-counter (OTC).

Can you shoot bobcats in Washington? ›

Washington: Bobcats are classified as game animals and an open season and a hunting license are required to hunt them (WAC 232‑12‑007). A property owner or the owner's immediate family, employee, or tenant may kill a bobcat on that property if it is damaging domestic animals (RCW 77.36. 030).

Can you hunt coyotes at night in WA? ›

Coyote hunting is allowed in Washington year-round. Lights at night are permitted, except during modern firearm deer and elk seasons. A big or small game license is required.

Can you shoot raccoons in Washington state? ›

The raccoon is classified as both a furbearer and a game animal . A hunting or trapping license is required to hunt or trap raccoons during an open season. A property owner or the owner's immediate family, employee, or tenant may kill or trap a raccoon on that property if it is damaging crops or domestic animals.

Can you hunt state parks in Washington state? ›

Is hunting allowed at state parks? Hunting on State Parks land is prohibited. While hunters are traversing state parks in order to gain access to properties that do allow hunting, if they have dogs with them, hunters are reminded they must keep their dogs on an 8-foot leash and under control at all times.

Can you hunt public land on Sunday in VA? ›

Sunday Hunting. Hunting is allowed on Sundays except under the following circumstances: within 200 yards of a house of worship or any accessory structure thereof. to hunt or kill any deer or bear with a gun, firearm, or other weapon with the aid or assistance of dogs.

Where is the best place to hunt elk in Washington? ›

Colockum & Yakima elk herd maintains an average of nearly 4,500 elk, with post hunt populations of 12-20 bulls per 100 cows. This area is known to be the best for elk in Washington for many years, however hunter densities in this region can be quite high.

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