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New applications for the Master Hunter program are no longer being accepted.

As processes related to emergency hunts for deer and elk have changed, and the number of Master Hunter only hunts has diminished, the benefits expected by many of the certified Master Hunters have significantly declined and the program is no longer effectively meeting its intended purpose. These factors, coupled with low program participation and competing priorities, has led to the decision to phase out the program. The Department is committed to continuing to provide Master Hunter-only controlled hunts at least through 2020 that those already certified as Master Hunters can apply for. Master Hunter applicants who have already begun the certification process will have until December 31, 2018 to complete their certification requirements. The Department recognizes the value of volunteerism within the hunting community, and the on-going need to encourage positive hunter-landowner relations, and is working directly with the Oregon Hunters Association to provide new direction to the Master Hunter concept.

For more information, (503) 947-6002. FAX (503) 947-6009 or Email:

Final 2018 class dates: Register for Spring 2018 Master Hunter classes

These programs are funded by the Federal Aid in Wildlife Restoration Act (Pittman-Robertson) and the Federal Aid in Sport Fish Restoration Act (Wallop-Breaux).


The Oregon Outdoor Skills Program is subject to Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, Title IX of the Education Amendments 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and offers all persons the opportunity to participate in programs and activities regardless of race, color, national origin, age, sex or disability. No individual will be turned away from or otherwise be denied access to or benefit from, any program or activity on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex or disability. Complaints of discrimination should be sent to: Chief, Public Civil Rights Division, Department of the Interior, 1849 C Street NW, Washington, DC 20240.


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