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Hunting Outlook
ROGUE — Deer and elk bow seasons remain quiet locally, with bowhunters seeing a few bulls. A few elk have been taken so far at high-elevation areas near clearcuts, but look for improved successes as better weather conditions come.
Blue and ruffed grouse hunting are open Wednesday, as is mountain quail. Look for quail near high-elevation water sources.

The September Canada goose season opens Saturday and runs through Sept. 17. Lots of local birds are present, mostly around private lands. However, hunting geese is legal on the Rogue River outside of city limits, and hunters are asked to be careful about riverside homes when goose hunting.

Bear hunters are in the midst of what is expected to be an average year throughout most of southwestern Oregon. Hunters should concentrate their efforts in the berry patches in early morning and late afternoon. Bear numbers are good with the highest numbers at moderate to low elevations in the coast range, and with smaller populations in the Cascades. Successful bear hunters are reminded to turn in a bear tooth for the ongoing bear population study in southwestern Oregon.

Cougar hunters can expect an average year. Cougars are abundant throughout with indicators pointing to stable or increasing numbers and distribution. Hunting cougar is a challenge because these animals are very secretive, but harvest success is greatest adjacent to private land with high deer populations using a predator call.

DOUGLAS — Bow hunters reported an average early season for deer and elk, with some activity at high elevations. Blue and ruffed grouse hunters can expect a better than average year thanks to above-average production countywide. Same with mountain quail.

OCHOCO — Some antlerless elk hunts are ongoing on private lands. Archery hunters have seen improved hunting conditions from recent rains and cooler temperatures, with deer numbers slightly up and elk herds similar to last year.

Watchable Wildlife
ROGUE — A covered viewing station on the Denman Wildlife Area provides a good opportunity to view waterfowl, egrets, raptors and songbirds. The structure was built by the Oregon Hunters Association and is accessed by a paved, wheelchair-accessible pathway. It is on Whetstone Pond, just north of the ODFW office.

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