Oregon

Oregon Muzzleloader Hunting Season

SeasonDates
Deer – Any legal weapon, Western OregonOct 2 – Nov 5
Elk – Any legal weapon, West CascadeNov 6 – Nov 12
Elk – Any legal weapon, Rocky MtnNov 6 – Nov 14
Elk – Any legal weapon, Coast Bull ElkNov 13 – Nov 16
Hunting Season Updated for 2021-2022

Oregon Muzzleloader Hunting Season Varies By Unit – https://myodfw.com/big-game-hunting/seasons

Oregon Muzzleloader Hunting Season Regulation

During the Oregon Muzzleloader Hunting Season, scopes (permanent and detachable), and sights that use batteries, artificial light or energy are not allowed during muzzleloader-only seasons and 600 series hunts where there is a weapon restriction of shotgun/muzzleloader only or archery/muzzleloader only, except for visually impaired hunters who have a visual acuity of 20/200 with lenses or visual field of 20 degrees. Open and peep sights made from alloys, plastic, or other materials that do not have the properties described above are legal sights. Fiber optics and fluorescent paint incorporated into or on open or iron sights are legal. 

It is illegal to hunt with non-lead bullets, jacketed bullets, sabots and bullets with plastic or synthetic bases during muzzleloader only seasons and 600 series hunts where there is a weapon restriction of shotgun/muzzleloader only or archery/muzzleloader only. Conical lead or lead alloy bullets with a length that does not exceed twice the diameter and lead or lead alloy round balls used with cloth, paper or felt patches are allowed. 

It is illegal to hunt with pelletized powders or propellants during muzzleloader-only seasons and 600 series hunts where there is a weapon restriction of shotgun/muzzleloader only or archery/muzzleloader only. Granular (loose) black powder and black powder substitutes are the only legal propellants during muzzleloader-only seasons and 600 series hunts where there is a weapon restriction of shotgun/muzzleloader only or archery/muzzleloader only. 

Muzzleloading firearms with revolving actions are prohibited during muzzleloader-only seasons and 600 series hunts where there is a weapon restriction of shotgun/muzzleloader only or archery/muzzleloader only. 

For muzzleloader-only seasons and 600 series hunts where there is a weapon restriction of shotgun/muzzleloader only or archery/muzzleloader only, the muzzleloader must have an open ignition.

This information is subject to change, for more information visit: http://www.dfw.state.or.us/

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