New Elk Damage Hunt Part of 2020 Oregon Big Game Regulations

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Oregon’s newly approved 2020 big game regulations will include a new general season antlerless elk damage tag to be used in parts of the state with high elk damage. It will replace 19 controlled hunts and assist landowners suffering from elk-related crop depredation.

Hunters would still need permission to hunt on private land to use the tag and it would be their only elk hunting opportunity.

Additionally in 2020, the western Oregon deer bag limit will allow for spike harvest with the new bag limit of “one buck with a visible antler.”

The Fish and Wildlife Commission also approved funding for one Access and Habitat project, which provides hunting access on private land.

(Photo source: Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife)