• Mt. Hood, OR
     July 16, 2022
     8:00 am - 2:00 pm

Scouting for Deer and Elk (Field Day)

This is a FREE instructional field day for anyone who wants to learn how to scout for big game on public land in Oregon in preparation for the upcoming hunting season.


Saturday, July 16, 8:00am — 2:00pm


Meeting location: Skyline Road Sno Park

Field day location: Near Timothy Lake in the Mt. Hood National Forest

You will learn:

  • How to read maps for hunting and understanding mountain road systems
  • Bushwhacking and navigating the woods with GPS
  • Looking for big game sign
  • Identifying good vs. bad hunting habitat
  • How to use trail cameras.


We’ll meet at Skyline Sno Park and then drive to the woods to scout for about 3-4 hours. If time, weather, and energy levels permit, we will scout a second location so you can learn another type of terrain.

What to bring:

  • Sturdy hiking shoes
  • Long pants
  • Personal pack with food, water, and safety gear
  • Sunscreen
  • Water and lunch
  • Notepad with pen/pencil
  • Long sleeve shirt
  • Binoculars on a chest strap (recommended)
  • OnX with a map downloaded on your phone or other GPS (recommended)

What we provide:

  • Maps
  • Trail cameras
  • Flagging tape

Transportation info:

Most any car with a hatchback or bigger will be fine. Small cars with trunks may struggle on gravel, and there is a very short section where they might bottom out on the potholes. I’m driving my Rav4 and have room for 3 passengers, so carpooling may work.

If you have any questions or issues registering, contact Kelly Parkman at kparkman.oha@gmail.com or 503-706-7481.

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