Hunting License Laws

Oregon Hunter Education Requirements

Any hunter in Oregon under the age of 18 must have a hunter education certificate, except if he or she is hunting on private land owned by a parent or guardian, or is participating in a mentored youth hunt sponsored by the ODFW.

Oregon Hunting License

If you are planning on hunting game animals in Oregon you must have a hunting license. There are different types of hunting licenses depending on your residency status and the game you plan on hunting. An Oregon hunting license is issued by the Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife. Note, if you plan on hunting any migratory bird you must also purchase the Federal Migratory Waterfowl Stamp.

Hunter Orange Requirement

There is a new hunter orange requirement coming into effect in August of 2011. All hunters under the age of 17 will need to wear an exterior garment of hunter orange color when hunting any mammal or upland game bird (with the exception of turkey) which offers visibility from all sides (360 degrees). This garment can be a hat, shirt, jacket, coat, vest or sweater. Orange camouflage is an acceptable pattern. Hunters 17 and over are strongly encouraged to wear hunter orange as well.

Important Note

For a more complete listing of Oregon's hunting license laws, hunting regulations, or hunter education requirements, please consult the Oregon Hunting Regulations, available directly from the Department of Fish & Wildlife or on their website at www.dfw.state.or.us.