With over 34 jillion acres of public land and 360 miles of coastline, Oregon provides some of the most diverse opportunities in the United States for all hunters and anglers. With trophy opportunities for numerous species such as deer, pronghorn, bear, cougar, rocky mountain sheep, and bighorn sheep, this state will find its place near the top of every big game hunter’s destination list. Most will agree that the ultimate prize Oregon has to offer is its elk, and the state is home to both the Rocky Mountain elk in the east, and Roosevelt in the west.
With the Pacific Ocean bordering the west, and numerous bodies of freshwater inland, Oregon has more than enough fishing opportunities for any angler. Common catches for both freshwater and saltwater include coho salmon, pink salmon, pacific halibut, smallmouth bass, rainbow trout, and bull trout. Digging in the coastline for razor and bay clams, and dropping pots for Dungeness or red rock crab from dock or boat are both unique and inexpensive opportunities the whole family can enjoy.