Hunt for geese closes this Sunday, Jan. 29, and upland bird hunts end on Tuesday, Jan. 31, while cougar hunting remains open in northeast Oregon.
The Schneider Wildlife Area, east of Dayville, will close to all public entry from Feb. 1-April 14 to protect wintering mule deer, note Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife officials.
Don't forget that hunters age 17 and under must wear a fluorescent orange upper garment OR hat when hunting game mammals (deer, elk, bear, cougar, pronghorn, goat, sheep, western gray squirrel) with a firearm, as well as when hunting upland game birds (except turkey).
Deer are starting to move to the winter range and should provide a good viewing opportunity.
ODFW also reports there are a fair number of Bald Eagles which can be easily seen from Highway 26 or Highway 19.