OAR 635-067-0004
Cougar Hunting Regulations


Tag Requirement: Any person hunting cougar shall have on his/her person a general season cougar tag or an additional cougar tag. General season cougar tags may be purchased online or through any authorized license agent;


Hunt Area: Hunt zones, and harvest quotas for each hunt zone, are established in OAR 635-067-0015 (General Cougar Season Zone Harvest Quotas);


Hunters may hunt within all hunt zones;


Hunt zones will be closed to hunting when individual zone harvest quotas are reached.


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Any person who takes a cougar is responsible to contact the Department and provide harvest information within ten days of harvest.


Information that must be provided includes: 1) date of harvest and location of harvest including Wildlife Management Unit, sex of the animal, and 2) complete hunter information including the issued date and time of a paper tag or the confirmation number of an electronic tag; a completed “Wildlife Transfer Record Form” as found in the 2021Oregon Big Game Regulations on page 81 is an alternative for providing the required information.


No person shall hunt or assist another to hunt a cougar during an authorized cougar season unless in possession of an unused cougar tag or accompanied by the holder of a cougar tag which is valid for that area and time period.


No person shall use dogs to hunt or pursue cougar.

Source: Rule 635-067-0004 — Cougar Hunting Regulations, https://secure.­sos.­state.­or.­us/oard/view.­action?ruleNumber=635-067-0004.

Last Updated

Jun. 8, 2021

Rule 635-067-0004’s source at or​.us