Was wondering if anyone wouldn't mind providing some help for someone new to deer hunting. I live in Boston but am traveling to Oregon in October to hunt deer with a friend who lives in Hood River. We'll be using rifle, not bow.
We applied for the lottery for the controlled doe hunt, but did not receive the tags, so we will be hunting for bucks.
So, there are 3 options available to us:
- Wilson and Trask 10/2 - 10/15 and 10/21 - 11/5
- Coast area 10/2 - 11/5
- Cascade area 10/2 - 10/15 and 10/23 - 11/5
Which area would be better for us to hunt? Is it better to go earlier in the season (first week in Oct) or towards the end of it (last week in Oct)?
We don't mind difficult terrain or working hard, but would like to have the best chance of getting something.
Any other general tips/info for a first-timer?
Many thanks in advance,