- The Season is Jan. 1 - Dec. 31 or until Hunt Zone Quotas have been met, whichever occurs first.
- Entire state is open. However, specific Hunt Quota Zones will be closed if harvest quotas for the year are met in that zone. See the cougar quota page or Oregon Big Game Regulations for quotas.
- The Bag Limit is one cougar per tag, except that it is unlawful to take spotted kittens or females with spotted kittens.
Any person hunting cougar must have on their person a valid adult hunting license for the current year and a General Season Cougar Tag and/or an Additional Cougar Tag. Cougar tags must be purchased by the deadline which is usually the day before Western Oregon general rifle deer season begins. An additional tag may be purchased throughout the season; however, hunters must purchase the general season tag prior to the deadline to be eligible for the additional tag.
land. Any cougar taken must be presented at an ODFW office within 10 days of the kill to be checked and marked. Hide and skull must be unfrozen when presented for check-in. Please call ahead to make an appointment to have cougar checked. Check-in must occur during normal business hours (Mon. - Fri., 8-5). Hunters are required to check in the hide of any cougar taken, with skull and proof of sex attached, and submit the reproductive tract of any female cougar taken (pdf).
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- Hide and skull must be unfrozen when presented for check-in