Oregon Furbearer Hunting and Trapping Seasons: Comprehensive Guide

Oregon offers diverse seasons for hunting and trapping various furbearer species. This guide provides detailed information on season dates, bag limits, and legal considerations for each species.

Bobcat Season

  • Western Oregon: December 1 - February 28; No bag limit.
  • Eastern Oregon: December 1 - February 28; Bag Limit: 5.

Fox Season

  • Gray Fox and Red Fox: October 15 - February 28.

Marten Season

  • Dates: November 1 - January 31; Bag Limit: 5.

Muskrat Season

  • Dates: November 1 - March 31.

Mink Season

  • Dates: November 1 - March 31.

Otter Season

  • River Otter: November 15 - March 15.
  • Sea Otter: Closed season entire year.

Closed Seasons for Certain Species

  • Fisher, Ringtail, Wolverine, Kit Fox, Canada Lynx: Closed season entire year.

Beaver Season

  • Dates: November 15 - March 15.

Badger Season

  • Dates: January 1 - December 31.

Coyote Season

  • Dates: January 1 - December 31.

Nutria, Opossum, Porcupine, Spotted Skunk, Striped Skunk, and Weasel Season

  • Dates: January 1 - December 31 for all these species.

Pursuit Season

  • Bobcat, Fox, Raccoon: September 1 - February 28 (Bobcat and Fox), September 1 - March 15 (Raccoon).

Harvest Season

  • Dates vary by species (e.g., Bobcat: December 1 - February 28, Marten: November 1 - January 31).

Trapping Season and Regulations

  • Furtaker’s License: Mandatory for trapping in Oregon.
  • Legally Trappable Species: Includes bobcats, gray foxes, red foxes, martens, muskrats, minks, raccoons, river otters, badgers, coyotes, nutrias, opossums, porcupines, spotted skunks, striped skunks, weasels, and beavers.
  • Ban on Hunting Certain Species: Hunting of fishers, ringtails, wolverines, kit foxes, Canada lynxes, and sea otters is prohibited due to conservation and their valuable fur.

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