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Dry Weather hunting

Hunting in dry weather? Here are five tips from our wildlife biologists.

  1. Slow down. Wear something on your feet that allows you to feel the dry sticks and twigs that are going to make noise when you step on them. You will not be able to cover as much ground, but you will get a better look at the animals you do see.
  2. Plan to be at your destination early in the morning and late in the evening. When you get there, slow down or sit and use your optics to find deer.
  3. Hunt areas where you can sit and glass, then develop a stalk that will get you within range without getting so close that all the noise you make getting there doesn’t spook the quarry.
  4. Consider drives (mainly for deer). No need to be quiet here. Generally speaking, the noisier the better when it comes to drives.
  5. Hunt from a stand, either tree or ground, and minimize walking.

Photo: Opening day buck: Matt Keeling, Owyhee Unit.

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Oregon Wildlife Management Unit Map

Oregon Wildlife Management Unit Map

A full-color, statewide map of Oregon clearly showing all primary hunting unit boundaries. The unit map resembles the official state highway map, but includes big game hunt unit boundaries and denotes land ownership and landmarks. The map includes a written description of each of the hunt units, along with additional information hunters will find helpful. It is printed on a high-quality, durable paper. Price: $6.25 (including S&H)

Call: 1-800-845-9448 to order.

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