OSU - Dunn Forest Hunt Schedule

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Hunt Rules and Map (pdf)

New! Georeferenced Hunt Map

New! Frequently Asked Dunn Hunt Questions 

 

Please carefully read and review our hunt rules, FAQ, and maps before emailing us with a question. Thank you!

 

Chronic Wasting Disease Notice

ODFW is increasing surveillance efforts for Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD), a fatal neurological disease found in deer, elk, and other members of the Cervidae family. CWD has never been detected in Oregon, but with recent detections in Idaho last year, it is right on Oregon’s border. If you would like to get your deer or elk tested, and help with ODFW’s surveillance effort, please call the ODFW Adair Village office at 541-757-4186 to schedule an appointment. To learn more about CWD, please visit https://myodfw.com/CWD.

 

Hunt Application Information

  • Online application forms will be available here only during the dates listed below. Any submissions received outside of these dates will not be entered into the drawing for selection.
  • After successfully submitting your online application form, an automated e-mail will be sent to you confirming the details of your submission.
  • Individuals selected for the hunt through a random drawing will receive a letter granting access to hunt on the property by mail.
  • Hunting on the Dunn Forest is walk-in only.
  • Hunting is prohibited for predators, upland game birds, or any animal other than the one associated with the specific hunt indicated on your permission letter.
  • Hunting is only authorized on the portions of the Dunn Forest as shown on the Hunt Map. Hunting is also allowed on the following OSU Research Forests: Blodgett, Oberteuffer, Spaulding, Matteson, and Ram's Dell.
  • The following areas are CLOSED to hunting: College of Agriculture lands (on the Dunn), McDonald Forest, Elizabeth Starker Cameron Demonstration Forest, and the Marchel Tract.
  • Hunters must comply with all regulations set by Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife and OSU Research Forest Hunt Rules (pdf)
  • If you recieve a permit and hunt on the Dunn Forest, let us know whether or not you were successful by filling out this survey

Online Submission Dates

Note: Links to apply for the hunts will become available on the first day of the submission window (e.g., July 1st for Deer/Elk Archery, Any Legal Weapon Deer, and Controlled Archery Elk 218R Alsea)

  • Spring Turkey Hunt accepted between January 1 -January 31, 2022 
  • Deer/Elk Bow Hunt accepted between July 1-July 31, 2022 
  • Any Legal Weapon Deer Hunt accepted between July 1-July 31, 2022. 
  • Controlled Archery Elk 218R Alsea Unit Bow Hunt accepted between July 1-July, 31, 2022. 

Questions?

Contact Recreation Manager, Jenna Baker at 541-737-6702 or via email at jenna.baker@oregonstate.edu

Dunn Forest Hunt Schedule

Any Legal Weapon Controlled 218A N Alsea unit elk 

  • Draw conducted by ODFW; awardees receive permission to hunt on Dunn Forest.
  • Draw date: See ODFW hunt regulations.
  • Dates: January 1 - March 31, 2022
  • Animal: One antlerless Elk
  • Location: Dunn Forest
  • Weapon: See ODFW hunting regulations
  • Permits/tag required: 218A N Alsea and a letter of permission to hunt on the Dunn Forest from OSU Research Forest
  • Number of Permits: 39
  • Signup: See ODFW hunt regulations: Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife

Spring turkey hunt

  • Draw Conducted by: OSU Research Forests
  • Application Submission Dates: January 1-January 31, 2022 Now closed
    • 180 people applied for the spring turkey hunt on the Dunn Forest for 2022! 
    • 50 people were randomly drawn and have been notified via email and letter in the mail. 
      • If you did NOT get an email, we encourage you to apply again next year. Good luck!
  • Draw date: February 15, 2022
  • Date: April 15 - May 31, 2022
  • Animal: Turkey with a visible beard
  • Location: Dunn Forest
  • Weapon: Shotgun or Bow (see ODFW hunting regulations for details)
  • Permit/tag required: General Spring turkey tag from ODFW and a letter of successful draw from OSU Research Forests.
  • Number of Permits: 50 

Buck Deer/Bull Elk Archery Hunt

  • Draw conducted by: OSU Research Forests
  • Application Submission Dates: July 1-July 31, 2022 - Now closed
    • 84 people applied for the buck deer/bull elk archery hunt on the Dunn Forest for 2022
    • 50 people were randomly drawn and have been notified via email and letter in the mail. 
      • If you did NOT get an email, we encourage you to apply again next year. Good luck!
  • Draw date: August 6, 2022
  • Date: August 27 - September 25, 2022 and November 19 - December 11, 2022 (buck deer)
  • Animal: Bull elk or buck deer with visible antler (see ODFW hunting regulations for details)
  • Location: Dunn Forest
  • Weapon: Bow only (see ODFW hunting regulations for details)
  • Permits/tag required: General deer or elk bow season tag from ODFW and a letter of successful draw from OSU Research Forests.
  • Number of Permits:50

General Any Legal Weapon deer hunt

  • Draw conducted by: OSU Research Forests
  • Application Submission Dates: July 1-July 31, 2022 Now closed
    • 141 people applied for the general any legal weapon hunt on the Dunn Forest for 2022
    • 100 people were randomly drawn and have been notified via email and letter in the mail. 
      • If you did NOT get an email, we encourage you to apply again next year. Good luck!
  • Draw date: August 6, 2022
  • Date: October 1 - November 4, 2022 (November 5-6, 2022 for Extended Youth Weekend)
  • Animal: One buck with visible antler (Western general season tag required)
  • Location: Dunn Forest
  • Weapon: See ODFW hunting regulations
  • Permits/tag Required: ODFW Western General deer season tag, and/or 618 Alsea unit tag and a letter of successful draw from OSU Research Forests. Eligible hunters who are selected for this opportunity may extend their hunt to observe the General Rifle Deer Extended Youth Weekend.
  • Number of Permits:100

Archery Controlled 218R Alsea unit elk

  • Draw conducted by: OSU Research Forests for permission to hunt on Dunn Forest only (only apply if you have successfully been drawn for the 218R hunt by ODFW)
  • Application Submission Dates: July 1-July 31, 2022
  • Application deadline has passed for 2022
  • Draw date: August 6, 2022
  • Dates: November 26 -December 11, 2022
  • Animal: One antlerless elk
  • Location: Dunn Forest
  • Weapon: Bow only (see ODFW hunting regulations for details)
  • Permits/tags required: 218R Alsea Unit Bow Elk Tag and a letter of successful draw from OSU Research Forests
  • Number of Permits: 100