Oregon Mountain Lion and Cougar Hunting Seasons: Comprehensive Dates

Oregon provides year-round opportunities for hunting mountain lions and cougars, with seasons spanning the entire calendar year. This guide outlines the dates and tag requirements for these seasons, ensuring hunters are well-informed for their hunting plans.

Mountain Lion Season (General Statewide)

  • Season Dates: January 1, 2023, to December 31, 2023.
  • Details: This general statewide season for mountain lion hunting covers the entire year, allowing hunters to pursue mountain lions at any time within this period.

Cougar Season (General Season Tag)

  • Season Dates: January 1, 2023, to December 31, 2023.
  • Required Tag: General Season Tag.
  • Details: The general season for cougar hunting mirrors the mountain lion season, extending throughout the year. Hunters must possess the General Season Tag.

Cougar Season (Additional General Season Tag)

  • Season Dates: January 1, 2023, to December 31, 2023.
  • Required Tag: Additional General Season Tag.
  • Details: This season also allows hunting from the start to the end of the year, but it requires an Additional General Season Tag, offering hunters an extended opportunity to harvest cougars.

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