Oregon Hunting Information – Contact Me!

2016 Oregon Big Game Hunting

Plus a few other western states

This dandy 3X3 Blacktail that is typical of the bucks in Oregon City.
This dandy 3X3 Blacktail that is typical of the bucks in Oregon City.

The hunting in Oregon & other Western States is just starting to happen and the all the lucky hunters that drew tags for hunts are exceptionally happy.

I am looking forward to bow hunting for Blacktail this year and have been doing a lot of scouting and finding some nice Blackie’s though I have a spot already to hunt…

A great shot at 2015 hour at about 60 yards.  They were busy eating apples on a tree I did not know about. Oregon City area.
A great shot at 2015 hour at about 60 yards. They were busy eating apples on a tree I did not know about. Oregon City area.

On the Oregon Antelope-Pronghorn Hunters (Facebook), there was a statement that a hunter drew a Hart Mtn Lope Tag last year and used something like 25 points.  He drew again this year Go Figure!

Bwana Bubba

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There are some big changes, plus new hunting opportunity with O.D.F.W. on big game tags.   One of the opportunities is the Premium Hunts.   The 2016 Big Game Reg has a new change to the look.   I have attached the PDF file link for your reviewing.

I already have Pronghorn, Deer, and Elk future hunters wanting information for 2016…

LINK:   2016 Oregon Big Game Regulations

"Oregon Booner Bull"
“Oregon Booner Bull”

Facebook:   Oregon Antelope – Pronghorn Hunters

LINK:   Tips on Pronghorn Hunting 

Oregon is a great state to get a Pope & Young Pronghorn, so if you are bowhunter give me a jingle or email!  Got lots of spots for bow hunters for sure!  Why wait 12-25 years to get a rifle tag, though sometime we all like to pull the trigger on a Booner Lope!

I do believe he a keeper! High Cutters, so extra measurement! Shoot!
I do believe he  is a keeper! High Cutters, so extra measurement! Shoot!

 

Columbia Blacktail from the Willamette Valley outside of Oregon City, Oregon. Weather had changed to being in the 20's!
Columbia Blacktail from the Willamette Valley outside of Oregon City, Oregon. Weather had changed to being in the 20’s!

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Archery Talk with Bwana Bubba aka Frank Biggs

The deal has been I expect a short story and pictures, the information is FREE.    A 2015 Pronghorn hunter, asked for help to harvest a big Dinosaur in a limited area, not computer or GPS savvy, wanted a guide, whatever it took.  I got one of my group hunters (David was a 2010 Lope hunter in the area and Mike was 2011 hunter in the area) (my first Booner came from this spot) to overnight current maps and direction to spots with water from a May 2015 scouting.   All the details.  His picture was one with little to show and a 1 line comment, I shot the monster at 300 yards.  I would have expected more for all the effort put into getting him in on a big Lope…   Hell never got the official score either…

My suggestion is that you need a Garmin that has color screen, a slot for Micro SD Card and the mapping software from onXmaps HUNT out of Montana.  I can be contacted via the following email addresses for any questions you might have for on first interview. Free. Intro of me: I am home base out of Oregon –

Oregon Born!  Contact: bwanabubba@gmail.com

Thanks for viewing my site! Cobra Here are just a few pictures of friend and some heads mounted!

I can't see you, so you can't see me, I am safe here!
I can’t see you, so you can’t see me, I am safe here!
This is a buck from the S. Wagontire Unit in Oregon. The tag holder was from California and one of five to get drawn for the unit. Old stomping grounds for me.
This is a buck (2015 hunt) from the S. Wagontire Unit in Oregon. The tag holder was from California and one of five to get drawn for the unit. Old stomping grounds for me.
One of the hunters that used information. Great Archery buck from Oregon.
2015 – One of the hunters that used my information. Great Archery buck from Oregon.
The great Jimmy Duffield! This bull was taken near Dufur, Oregon
My biggest Lope from Oregon with a net of 86.
My biggest Lope from Oregon with a net of 86.
This buck scored 85" and is 16 5/8" long on both sides. He was plan A when spotted on the day before the opening day in Oregon. We were about a mile aways glassing the waterhole in the middle of nowhere. I shot him at about 0730 in morning of the opener at 275 yards.
This buck scored 85″ and is 16 5/8″ long on both sides. He was plan A when spotted on the day before the opening day in Oregon. We were about a mile aways glassing the waterhole in the middle of nowhere. I shot him at about 0730 in morning of the opener at 275 yards.

 

Brian Henninger - PGA Champion Player with his Grizzly Unit Bull. Brian has taken more than 3 bulls out of the Grizzly Unit.
Brian Henninger – PGA Champion Player with his Grizzly Unit Bull. Brian has taken more than 3 bulls out of the Grizzly Unit.
Friends of mine that I lined up the spot in the Silvies Hunt Unit of Oregon.
Early grouping of a big Roosevelt bulls with their harems. There no satellite bulls in the area.
August 2015 – Early grouping of a big Roosevelt bulls with their harems. There no satellite bulls in the area.
This was the first bull with about 50 cows. Picture was taken in August. Amazing getting this shot of him bugling. Only time he did. Not other bulls in the area at all. Strange timing.
August – 2015 This was the first bull with about 50 cows. Amazing getting this shot of him bugling. Only time he did. Not other bulls in the area at all. Strange timing.

 

The picture was taken 6-28-14 at 2030 Hour outside of Molalla, Oregon very close to Hwy 213. A dandy Blacktail buck that was running with another buck that was bigger. Just so fast on the camera and juggling around trees.
The picture was taken 6-28-14 at 2030 Hour outside of Molalla, Oregon very close to Hwy 213. A dandy Blacktail buck that was running with another buck that was bigger. Just so fast on the camera and juggling around trees.

 

Archery Axis Deer taken on the island of Lanai. No Guide! I was stationed on Oahu for the Navy. Great trip in those days to go to Lanai and hunt for Axis.
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This is the sight that I use and believe in how it works. Take aim and harvest the game. Number 1 bowsight in the World!
Packing my 320 net bull out of the Big Muddy! 50 foot shot with 340 Weatherby and 210 gr. Nosler Partition. This was a spot and stalk rifle hunt in deep.
My biggest typical Rocky Mountain Elk, take off of the Big Muddy! Very heavy but lacks the length needed. 320 Net.
My biggest typical Rocky Mountain Elk, take off of the Big Muddy! Very heavy but lacks the length needed. 320 Net.

Holly had missed a buck early and got a second chance and took this great Archery Pronghorn at 42 Yards
Taken in the the days of the Rah, Big Muddy on the BLM. 190 Net buck! Archery Buck!
One should have seen the one that went into the draw, when I saw this bruiser coming out of the draw at 800 yards, I only had the side profile and saw mass. The rest is history!
This was suppose to be my target Blacktail this year. Did not get permission to hunt the property - 2015
This was suppose to be my target Blacktail this year. Did not get permission to hunt the property – 2015
This bull was my son’s first bull. Take at about 50 feet when we jumped the bull. Spotted at about 2000 yards and made the stalk. 340 Net Bull!
Brian Henninger the PGA Pro, now a top player on the PGA Champions Tour and his Big Muddy Bull. Brian a Weatherby shooter. Two bulls were taken that day and what a story there is behind the scenes on this hunt..

 

 

17 thoughts on “Oregon Hunting Information – Contact Me!”

  1. Great site bro! Been a long time since I have hunted with ya. You do have it right and never steered me wrong… Later Bell

  2. We got drawn for Wagontire this year for deer. Been scouting the sounthern end and haven’t seen any deer. Do you have any pointers, I know most tag holders hunt the north end, so want to avoid that mess… Thanx Manny

  3. Hi Bubba, Just registered and looking for some information on antelope hunting in the Grizzly unit for rifle. My wife and I both have 9 preference points and looking for a hunt close to home that we could draw this year. Saw the video on you tube of the nice buck that you photographed in 2008, just wondering if you know if that buck is still around or one of your hunters killed him. Any direction on private land in the northern part of the unit would be of great help. Going to start checking around willowdale and off towards the old big muddy ranch and antelope. Thanks for the help. Take care Jeff

  4. Looking for info and advice for 2012 Antelope hunt. Limited mobility handicap but avid deer and elk hunter. Have 10 preference points and no idea where to put in for. All I need is to get within a few hundred yards and possibly even closer. Can hike, have gear, need info.

  5. I have just drawn the Steens Unit for antelope. I have killed mule deer in the unit.
    Have some good ideas, but looking for additional advice.
    Roy!

  6. Hello Bwana,

    I drew a grizzly lope tag I really wasn’t expecting to get it, I only had 2 points. I’ve been doing some preliminary research and ran across your sight. It really seams like you know that area, and the people you’ve helped have had success. I’ve been hunting only a few year and really enjoy it, so to draw a lope tag blew my mind. I’ve done very little scouting for lopes, so any help you can give would be much appreciated. Thank you

    Jack

  7. My little brother and I drew Juniper Antelope Tag. Have been putting in for Hart Mtn for years and really didnt’ want to draw. We will only have one weekend to hunt as he is going to Montana and I bow hunt elk. Any advice, suggestions? Bill

  8. To start, what a awesome website you have. It’s great that your there to help oregon hunters. Well I drew a rifle, Keating antelope tag. Any suggestions on areas to hunt. I’ve been scouting a lot of BLM land around keating, but have only seen a few antelope. I also drew a Mt Emily archery Bull tag. I know the are very well as it is in my backyard, but would like to learn the northern part of the unit better, any suggestions. Thanks Travis

  9. Bubba,

    I have a Muzzleloader antelope Tag for Paulina, have 5 days left any thoughts? Been around the Pine Mountain area and just not seeing them like usual. Thanks for any help.

  10. Hey Bubba,

    Great site with all kinds of great hunting info. I will hunting Beaty Butte next month and was hoping you might be able to shed some knowledge my way. I am concentrating on the Pueblos but just not sure where. Have any insight for me? Would be very much appreciated, thanks.

  11. Hey! Frank I really enjoyed setting up your Onza 3 the other day for you. I wish we could have talked a bit more. Like I said I would do, I checked out your site very nice I am sure you will be happy to know I added it to my favorites and will check it quite often so that I can expand my knowledge shoot me an email sometime so we can chat.
    Take care God Bless and I hope you enjoy that Onza 3 and fill your late season tag.

    Sincerely,
    Matt Killmaster
    Cabelas Archery Dept.

  12. Matt, thank you very much for your comment back! I only I wish I had more time when I am down in Springfield.
    You have a great store there and you have a great team at Cabela’s. I have added you to my GMAIL Hunting Group, so
    you will get some stories from gang and myself. If you ever want to share a hunting story with the group and other, don’t hesitate to
    send them to me! Frank aka Cobra

  13. Frank,

    I think I know you from a past life, as in fishing on the Wind River back in the late 80’s with a group of guys that worked or hung around the Burns Bros. Sportsmen Center on S.E. Union Ave. You hunted a great deal then, but still found time to fly fish for Nookers on the Wind River in May and June.
    Well I have 12 Elk preference points, 21 Pronghorn points and last but not least I have 12 Deer points for the state of Oregon. I will be shooting a 300 Weatherby pushing 180gr Barnes X’s out of it at about 3300 ft. per second… I can shoot out to 750 yards. I have all the time in the world to hunt and will hunt how ever long it takes. I would like to get a Boone & Crocket Elk and Pronghorn. I understand you can dial me into big animals with this amount of points. By the way I hope that you remember you sold me that Weatherby when you did the Sportsmen’s Shows. If I remember you sold something like 24 Weatherby’s at the show and had all your heads hanging on wood poles around the display. Did you ever sell the John Wayne Rifle you had on display in that big old heavy display case? By the way how is Steve Pomp, Larry Wong and some guy name Bone or Tim… We sure did get a lot of Nookers those years on the Wind. I think we caught more fish than Jim Teeny did and we didn’t drag any lines to do it… Let me know what you think! I will buy a new Garmin and the software from Montana… What Garmin should I buy? Sam Houston

  14. Ah! Sam, I do remember you well from those days. Been a very long time since those days of catching a lot of salmon. Then there was you who could catch the Blue Ribbon Steelhead on the Wind River. So how is the Judge you use to hang with!

    Frank aka Cobra

  15. Was wondering about Aoudad hunting in Oregon. Can’t find anything at ODFW. Questions – legal to hunt on public land and legal wepons I can use. Thanks!
    K. Combs

  16. Hello,
    I have been over in the Grizzly unit hunting all over, either hiking, driving the gravel roads, we have covered allot of ground from forest service road 27 up to McKay creek. we have not seen a single elk or herd any elk talking at all this year so far. the weather must be keeping them quiet or we are just not in the right area. We have seen elk on the Ochoco side just after dark headed back to camp but they didn’t seem to be talking either. I am headed over this friday again for a short weekend and then going back tuesday to hunt the rest of the season. I have been getting different information from everyone i have talked to over in that area, no one wants to give up any secrets or spots. I was lucky enough to draw my rifle tag for that unit in 2012 and ended up with a brute that scored 335 6/8 (my first and only elk) on the last weekend. any helpful advise would be much appreciated. i am a meat hunter and would love to get some elk meat back in my freezer for the family. Thanks for your time.

    Doug Place

  17. 2015 Oregon Pronghorn Hunt

    Frank,
    Thanks so much for the info,
    I ended hooking up with a old friend.
    He had scouted since Monday and found a herd and their water source.
    We walked about 10 miles Friday Morning searching about 8 different ridges that merge into a single water source saw 8 deer drinking no sign of lopes, we split up on our walk back and he spotted and shot a small lone buck.
    We went back to camp and referred to his previous evening where he jumped a herd of lopes heading to a water source, he had text me that evening telling me about the event and that the 2 lead animals were doing about 90mph and are probably made it to Burns by now. That made me chuckle a bit.
    I remembered in one of your earlier articles that lopes are creatures of habit so I was determined to sit on the watering hole from the previous evening and wait.
    We headed to the watering hole at 6:30ish and jumped the herd of lopes on the way. They were flying and I was temporarily disappointed for a moment as I thought we ruined the hunt, but they stopped about 185 yards out behind a small cover. We snuck and 40 yards to a log,
    I had my sights on one in particular buck that was protected by branches and there was a small window opening in front of him I had him dead to rights if he walked in my window sure enough that’s exactly what happened.
    If it wasn’t for your info about there behavior and patterns I wouldn’t have taken my first Antelope.

    Thanks Mike Sigsby

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