Website: Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife
Contact Phone Number: 503-947-6000
Address: 4034 Fairview Industrial Dr. SE, Salem, OR 97302
Email: Email the ODFW
Oregon Hunting Licenses: Buy a License
Coyote Hunting Oregon Laws & Regulations
Coyotes are defined as a Predatory Animal in Oregon. (PREDATORY ANIMALS: Include coyotes, feral swine, rabbits, rodents and birds (excluding game birds) which are or may be destructive to agricultural crops, products and activities.)
They are also listed among the UNPROTECTED MAMMALS: Badger, coyote, gophers, moles, mountain beaver, nutria, opossum, porcupine, spotted skunk, striped skunk, weasel and yellow-bellied marmot. For any person owning, leasing, occupying, possessing or having charge or dominion over any land (or an agent of this person) who is taking or attempting to take coyote, gopher, mountain beaver (boomer) marmot, nutria, or porcupine on that property, these six species are considered to be predatory animals.
Do you need a license to hunt coyotes in Oregon? Yes, hunting coyotes in Oregon requires appropriate Furtaker’s License to trap (also allows hunting), or appropriate Hunting License for Furbearer’s or general Hunting License to hunt Coyotes. (also applies to: Badger,, Nutria, Opossum, Porcupine, Spotted Skunk, Striped Skunk and Weasel)
Can a non-resident hunt coyotes in Oregon? Yes
Is there a specific season for coyotes in Oregon? Open season entire year.
Is there a bag limit for coyotes in Oregon? No tag required. No closed season or bag limit.
What are the legal hunting hours in Oregon? Game mammals may only be hunted from 1/2 hour before sunrise to 1/2 hour after sunset.
Are electronic game calls legal in Oregon? Yes
Are decoys legal in Oregon? Yes, for predators, however, except for purposes of law enforcement or wildlife management, the use of decoys with moving parts is prohibited for all big game species. This prohibition includes, but is not limited to, decoys with parts that are powered by a motor, battery, human action (for example, cable or pull-string), or the wind. Flexible or adjustable parts that permit placement or adjustment of a decoy but do not otherwise move do not constitute “moving parts”. This rule is intended to ban decoys that attract wildlife via movement.
What firearms are approved/disapproved for coyotes in Oregon? Fully automatic firearms prohibited. Semiautomatic rifles with a magazine capacity greater than five cartridges prohibited (except for western gray squirrel). Military or full-metal jacket bullets in original or altered form prohibited.
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Are suppressors allowed in Oregon? If you legally own the silencer and it is legally registered to you, then there is no law against it being used for hunting. So as long as it’s a legal suppressor, then it’s legal to hunt any predatory animal in Oregon.
Legal ammunition or restrictions for coyotes in Oregon? Hunters may use .22 caliber or smaller centerfire firearms for hunting coyotes in Juniper, Beatys Butte, Whitehorse and Owyhee units, in Wagontire Unit south of Lk Co Rd 5-14 and those portions of the Beulah Unit in Malheur and Baker Cos. during or Rocky Mt bull or either-sex elk centerfire firearm seasons. Legal .22 caliber centerfire firearms include common cartridges such as .222, .223, .22-250, .220 Swift and others less than .23 caliber.
Is night hunting allowed in Oregon? Neither landowners nor their agents need a permit from ODFW to spotlight predatory animals (as defined in ORS 610.002) on land they own or lawfully occupy. ODA has authority to define “agent” for purposes of the predatory animal statute. Written documentation is not required. (Predatory Animals means coyotes, rabbits, rodents and feral swine which are or may be destructive to agricultural crops.)
No person shall cast an artificial light from a motor vehicle while in possession of a weapon; or cast an artificial light upon a game mammal, predatory animal, or livestock from within 500 feet of a motor vehicle while in possession of a weapon. Exception: Landowners or their agents hunting predatory animals on land they own or lawfully occupy.
No person shall use an artificial light for hunting any wildlife, except raccoon, bobcat and opossum provided the light is not cast from or attached to a motor vehicle. This includes laser sights or any other sights which project a beam to the target. This does not include battery operated sights which only light the reticle.
No person shall hunt any wildlife with infrared or any other night vision sight.
Can you hunt from a vehicle in Oregon? No person shall hunt any wildlife from a motor-propelled vehicle. Exceptions: 1) A qualified disabled hunter may obtain an “Oregon Disabilities Hunting and Fishing Permit” to hunt from a motor-propelled vehicle except while the vehicle is in motion or on any public Rd or Hwy, or within Cooperative Travel Management Areas. 2) Landowners and their agents can shoot predatory animals from motorized vehicles on land they own or lawfully occupy.
Can baiting be used to hunt coyotes in Oregon? No
Can dogs be used to hunt coyotes in Oregon? No person shall hunt any game mammal with dogs, except western gray squirrel.
Is there a bounty program in Oregon? No
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