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Top Public Elk Hunting in Washington, Oregon

Bull elk bugling during fall mating season. (Shutterstock image)

Let's take a look at some of the top hunting opportunities for outdoorsmen in Oregon and Washington and what hunters can expect this season.


Many elk in the central part of the state are found on private lands, but there are also good-sized herds on public forest lands and private timber holdings. The same holds true for the desert southeast. No matter where you choose to hunt this fall, I find no reason not to be optimistic.

All things considered, elk are doing well throughout this region. Many herds are continuing to expand their range, especially onto...

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