OREGON BLACKTAIL DEER HUNTING
PUBLIC AND PRIVATE LAND
ARCHERY, RIFLE, MUZZLELOADER
CALLING, SPOT & STALK, STILL HUNTING, AMBUSHING & GLASSING!!
GUARANTEED OVER THE COUNTER TAGS!
NON-RESIDENT LICENSE FEES
REQUIRED GENERAL HUNTING = $178.00 BLACKTAIL DEER TAG= $443.50
With great genetics and mild winters, Western Oregon offers some of the best quality Blacktail Deer Hunting in the country. Upfront Outfitters is permitted to hunt throughout Western Oregon, but we primarily focus on the top trophy producing counties in the state. Oregon offers general season archery and rifle hunts with over the counter tags in both the Columbia Blacktail and Coastal Blacktail hunting areas. Both of these areas will qualify as a Columbia Blacktail for the North America Grand Slam. Oregon also offers limited draw Muzzleloader hunts for Trophy Blacktail Deer during the peak of the rut. These controlled draws, migration, rut hunts produce some of the state's biggest trophy bucks each year. We strongly encourage both residents and non-residents willing to build points and hunt with a muzzleloader to apply. Success in any of our areas will qualify you for the North America Grand Slam, SCI, Boone and Crocket and Pope & Young awards for the true Columbia Blacktail species. We are pleased to announce our relationship with the Grand Slam Club and our commitment to helping hunters achieve their slam quest with the harvest of a Columbia Blacktail. If you are interested in a quality hunt for Oregon Blacktail Deer don’t hesitate and call us today.
Our private land Blacktail hunts take place in the well-known and deer rich Umpqua Valley in Douglas County, Oregon. These properties vary in size but all of them have great deer populations and are managed for quality hunting. On our private land hunts, you will either stay in a local motel or our public land tent camp and commute to your hunting property daily with your guide. If you are looking for a relaxed and less physical private land hunt with near 100% success, then look no further. PRIVATE LAND HUNTS ARE VERY LIMITED! CONTACT US NOW IF INTERESED.
RIFLE – ANY WEAPON
October 12 - 16
October 24 - 28 - pre rut dates
October 31 – Nov 4 - rut dates – 1 Opening
ARCHERY - Aug 29 – Sept 27
NOW BOOKING FOR 2021 & 2022
GUARANTEED OVER THE COUNTER TAGS
August 28 - Sept 26 – any six days (call for availability)
December 1 - 12
Archery Hunting for Blacktail Deer is general season nearly statewide and coincides with general archery elk season.
GUARANTEED OVER THE COUNTER TAGS
* indicates dark moon phase
5 – DAY HUNT
Oct 11 – 15 *
Oct 18 – 22 *
Oct 25 – 29
Oct 31 – Nov 4
Rifle Blacktail Deer Hunting is a general season over the counter tag in Western Oregon.
Controlled Draw Hunt – May 15th deadline to apply
7 DAY TROPHY MUZZLELOADER RUT HUNT –
Draw or Guaranteed Outfitter tag only
Nov 27 – Dec 3
one hunter one guide – $7,500
Muzzleloader Hunting for Trophy Oregon Blacktail Deer is some of the best hunting in the state, controlled draw rut hunts.
Unlike other Outfitters that guarantee success or shot opportunities we know that it is impossible to do so on public land fair chase hunts. This is especially true when it comes to Blacktail deer hunting and Roosevelt elk hunting in the brush filled terrain of the Pacific Northwest. Our guarantee is that we scout and work hard year around to prepare for your success. This is what gives us near 100% shot opportunity on Blacktail bucks. We have game cameras set up in several locations throughout the year and we place ground blinds and tree stands on travel routes in and near bedding areas.
We guarantee that we are committed to scouting year around and that you will hunt hard in productive areas from daylight until dark. We guarantee that you will have a great guide and that you will be in or around deer every day of the hunt. We also guarantee that you will be well fed and that we will give 150% each and every day that you are with us. Other than those guarantees we do not guarantee success or shot opportunities, but we do guarantee that we will do whatever we can to make sure it happens. This is fair chase hunting, and nobody wants to succeed more than us.
Our primary methods for Blacktail deer hunting change depending on the weapon and season. During the early season when deer movement is low and bucks seem to be nocturnal, we utilize tree stands and ground blinds in heavy cover. Well placed stands on heavily used trails, over a legal bait site or near bedding areas often produce daylight deer. During the rut as the bigger bucks emerge from the thick brush and start searching for does, they become more vulnerable. During this stage of the season we prefer spot and stalk hunting. During the rut hunts expect to climb to a good vantage points and spend a lot of time covering ground and glassing. Once we spot a shooter buck, we will then close distance and get within shot range. During the rut we may also utilize our tree stands and ground blinds over bait sites if the bucks remain in these areas. We also use still hunting methods and tracking depending on the situation.
Depending on the area we are hunting the habitat can vary greatly. Expect deep canyons filled with brush and heavy timber in most areas.
All hunts are booked on first come first serve basis. We take a small number of clients each year to ensure high success, so availability is usually limited. It is important to plan early when booking a hunt with us. A non-refundable DEPOSIT of 30% is due when you book a hunt. The balance is due 60 days prior to the hunt start. One non hunting companion is welcome for $150 per scheduled hunt day.
All hunts include meals, lodging, guide service and all transportation once you arrive in camp. Also included is skinning of your animal and preparing meat and hide for delivery to our local butcher shop and taxidermist. We will also assist with preparation of meat and hide for airplane travel. If you wish to donate some or all of your meat, we have a form for you to fill out to make it a legal process.
Not included are tags and licenses, transportation cost to and from camp, motel costs before or after scheduled trip, rental cars, meat processing, taxidermy or gratuities for guides.
Generally the most economical airport to fly is Portland, Oregon (PDX) and then rent a truck or SUV for your travel to camp. Depending on the area we will be hunting you may also choose to fly to Eugene, Oregon (EUG) or Medford, OR (MED) We will determine this after booking and before you purchase your travel.
Although not required, as in any service business gratuities are greatly appreciated. A recommended amount of 10-20% gratuity for a hard-working guide is standard.