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A non-res licience is $140, a deer tag is $350, an elk tag is $500, bear tag is $140ish and same for a cat tag. its not as bad as some non-res states,, these are the new prices they used to be half that. as far as otc tags, almost all archery tags are OTC. almost all rifle tags on the east side are draw tags, there are some OTC tags both east and west side but its hard hunting and very low sucess rates. the other elk otc tags are spike only. bear and cougar are all OTC exept our spring bear hunts, those are draw.

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I always carry a lion tag,

I always carry a lion tag, for this very reason.

While hunting antelope on an E. Oregon ranch, tho, I mentioned that if we saw a cougar, I had a tag.

The rancher's son looked at me kinda funny, and said, "If we see a cougar, we're shooting it whether anyone has a tag or not - we've lost several of our calves!"

I see his point.  Still, I always have my tag - just in case!"

It is definitely getting worse - recently they killed something like 3 or 4 cougars on the same ranch near Lebanon - and still had another one spotted. 

My son had one about 20 yards from him, and by the time he lifted his rifle up to shoot - it disappeared in the brush.  He decided it was time for him to head back to his vehicle - since it was getting close to dark!  He kept his eye on his back trail and hot-footed it out of there!

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I always have my cat tag too,

I always have my cat tag too, Its etting bad out there not only in the woods but even on the outskirts of some towns, There was a lion in the dalles not too long ago, i think they found that one but its almost silly you cant even go walking on nature trails without seeing predators anymore, there have been a lot of bear sightings in towns now too, it will only be a matter of time before someone get hurt. hopefully the voters will vote in the use of bait and hounds again the next time it comes up.

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Big cats are definitely

Big cats are definitely becoming a problem.  Their terroritories are shrinking and I think and this is just my hypothesis, as deer populations grow in suburban areas, the cats will move there too for the food.

Many suburban areas have large populations of deer, but won't allow hunting.  Well the cats can't read the ordinances so they move there for easy pickings and if one of those easy pickings only has two legs, but is slower and more tender all the better.

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CVC, I agree with your theory 100%, its already happening here in oregon, there has been more cat and bear sightings in towns this year then in any other and has the sighting number have increase over the past 10 years. i wish the tree hugging hippies here would pull there heads out of there a$$e$ and vote back in the use of dogs and bait before its to late and someone gets attacked. There are some parks around my house i wont even take my kids to because there has been bear sightings within a mile and the yotes are in the area, i remeber hearing of a small child getting attacked by a yote somewhere in cali luckily he was fine but maybe next time that happens it wont turn out that way, something has got to be done.

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