Oregon Announces 2009 Season DatesOregon Dept. of Fish and Wildlife, Bear Hunting Magazine
The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission yesterday adopted 2009 Big Game Regulations spelling out next year's season dates and other regulations for big game.
The black bear season will run August 1 - November 30 in eastern Oregon and through December 31 in western Oregon.
ODFW adopted a new requirement that bear skulls and cougar skulls and hides be unfrozen when presented for mandatory check-in. ODFW staff cannot take measurements or pull teeth from frozen skulls. The data collected is used with information from research to monitor populations.