Thinking about moving to Oregon

screech

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I'm thinking of moving to Oregon. I've been a Idaho resident for the majority of my life so I was wondering how the gun laws and hunting is in Oregon. Is there a decent amount of public ground to hunt and how does the hunting go over there for lack of better terminology. Like do you have to draw for everything is it a lottery draw or point count. Is there any general tags available? Much for any kind of varmiting? Is it a fairly gun friendly state? Buy gun same day you look at it type state or is there huge waiting times?
 

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Oregon is not a gun friendly state. It is a Democratic state. You, as a private citizen, cannot sell any type of gun to another private citizen unless the buyer goes through a background check and the gun is verified not stolen. If you break this law, then Oregon provides you free room and board for the next 10 years. :)

Lots of private land, about 55% of Oregon is public land, either National forest or BLM. Hunting is not good though because all of the mountain land is choked with dead or dying trees from beetle infestations than in turn cause huge forest fires. All because President Clinton did away with logging on public lands, which cost most Oregonians their jobs. Hunting licenses go up about 30% a year because fish and game says people are stopping hunting and fishing. Wonder why? Oregon Fish and Game has one of the worst management records for any state with big game hunting. This is because guns and hunting are frowned upon in Oregon by the mass influx of liberal californians who despise the killing of innocent wild animals. They passed laws so that bear and cougar cannot be baited or hunted with hounds. So, bear and cougar have decimated what big game that did not starve due to the lack of forest management.

Oh and it takes 10 plus years to draw any sort of antelope tag that can be purchased over the counter in WY.

General success for any type or hunting in oregon is 10% and you pay through the nose for the privilege of failure. Unless you're native american, then the hunting is excellent. Because you don't have to even purchase a hunting license and have extended seasons that last well into the rut for Oregon's struggling mule deer population and then kill anything you want doe or huge rutting trophy buck. And you don't have to stop with that one, get some more if you want. When a regular hunter shows up in Eastern Oregon with his tag that took 5 years to draw, the native americans are on the side of the road trying to sell you elk meat from all of the bulls they killed two weeks before you got there.

Don't come here for the hunting. If you need to work that's another story. But I think a lot or Oregonians go to Idaho to hunt or used to. I've hear you guys have your own problems these days.
 

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Ya sadly the reason Im thinking about moving to Oregon is I have started getting tired of today's hunting environment and have started to do a lot more fishing. I've kinda fallen in love with walleye fishing lately and was thinking of moving kinda towards the Portland area. Looks like it would have everything a fisherman could ask for there. We'll see if it happens but was kinda wondering how the gun and hunting environment is over there.
 

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Not a walleye fisherman myself, but there are walleye in the Columbia river for sure. Fishing for them gets better further east of Portland though. Around the Dalles area has the best fishing for them I believe. Portland area has some good salmon fishing in the spring and fall. Used to fish for sturgeon a lot, fun fish to catch, but fish and game has banned most fishing for them in the Columbia. Even catch and release is not allowed not.

I would check out central Oregon. Bend area and Prineville area. There is better varmint hunting over there and some really good fishing in the big Cascade lakes outside of Bend.
 

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Will do I'll see if that will work for the old lady. She's still in college so I have to be next to a college that has what she's trying to get a degree in. Thanks for the help
 

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I don't know what riggins idaho is like but I don't think portland will be anything like it. portland sucks the city slogan is "keep portland weird" and they stick by it. any property near portland is way overpriced. Hunting is not the greatest, but you can get a gun same day.
 

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Yeah unfortunately Oregon has been overtaken by liberals wierdos. Portland and Eugene mostly but those numbers are high enough to turn the whole state into a criminal eutopia.
Still a beautiful state with lots of outdoor activities just too many California transplants.
My opinion look for a change north or south of you but stay away from Oregon and Washington. People here, mostly conservatives want to leave those places for a better life style towards your area. Those states are anti everything. if they could they'd abolish hunting and shooting. Put their money into the homeless and sanctuary places. To be clear and honest I'm referring to the western part of those states mostly.
Sorry for rambling. gets me worked up. My 2 cents
 

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I'm thinking of moving to Oregon. I've been a Idaho resident for the majority of my life so I was wondering how the gun laws and hunting is in Oregon. Is there a decent amount of public ground to hunt and how does the hunting go over there for lack of better terminology. Like do you have to draw for everything is it a lottery draw or point count. Is there any general tags available? Much for any kind of varmiting? Is it a fairly gun friendly state? Buy gun same day you look at it type state or is there huge waiting times?
 

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My opinion look for a change north or south of you but stay away from Oregon and Washington. People here, mostly conservatives want to leave those places for a better life style towards your area. Those states are anti everything. if they could they'd abolish hunting and shooting. Put their money into the homeless and sanctuary places. To be clear and honest I'm referring to the western part of those states mostly.
Sorry for rambling. gets me worked up. My 2 cents
Agreed my friend! Build the wall high and build it around California..
 

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7 County’s in Oregon run state government and those county’s are real liberal not gun friendly expensive state to live in taxes are out of control and if we don’t get a ton of snow real quick rivers are going to be in bad shape this summer huntings ok some general some draw with point system it is a nice state to live in I’m actually looking in at moving to Montana Wyoming or Idaho
 
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