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Hunting Guides Oregon

Oregon Hunting Guides

Oregon hunting guides Jeff Zennie and Jim Fagan, owners/operators of Blackhawk Outfitters LLC, are professional backcountry hunters and outfitters. We are proud to offer spectacular Oregon elk hunting and mule deer hunting. If you are looking for the hunt of a lifetime, you’ve come to the right outfitter! Our hardworking hunting guides care about your success, comfort and safety. Eliminate the public controlled hunt tag drawing and save your preference points!

  • Mule Deer HuntsLimited Guaranteed Tags for Oregon Elk & Deer Hunts.
  • Your choice of rifle, muzzleloader or archery hunts.
  • Geographically large hunt units & lowest tag numbers.
  • Prescouted units maximize locating, patterning and harvesting elk and mule deer.
  • Guided and supervised self-guided hunts from our hunting lodge or drop camps.
  • High client harvest success ratios.
  • Over 30 years guiding experience.
  • Premium optics and equipment.
  • Professional game extraction, field processing and caping of trophy heads and body capes.


Our hard working Oregon hunting guides love to hunt and are dedicated to making your hunt a success! They’ve spent most of their lives improving their archery hunting and rifle hunting skills. The majority of our hunts are spot and stalk. We also take advantage of natural saddles and pinch points to improve your hunting success.  Our hunting guides will use their expertise to meet your needs and increase your odds of harvesting your trophy animal. The combination of Jeff’s expert cow elk calling and award winning bull elk bugling has successfully brought bulls into range, then slowed them down so our clients could take a shot!  When you arrive, we will meet with you to go over hunt logistics and answer your questions. We provide information on historical and possible elk and mule deer locations and movement. You’ll get a detailed topographic maps of your hunt area. Let us share our guide expertise and enthusiasm for hunting in Oregon!



Oregon Hunting, High Desert Mountains

Controlled Elk and Mule Deer Hunting Trips


Pre-scouting begins prior to the August archery elk and mule deer hunting season. Our archery hunts coexist within the control rifle hunt areas. We are able to locate, pattern, and improve the chance of harvesting premium game. You will be elk hunting and mule deer hunting handpicked, geographically large control hunt units. These units have some of the lowest tag numbers offered by the state. Our clients enjoy high success ratios. They harvest trophy elk and mule deer each year. Many return to hunt with us the next season.

  • Drop  camp hunt prices range from $800.00 to $2000.00/client.
  • Guided Oregon elk and mule deer hunt prices vary. The are dictated by tag availability, number of hunters, length of hunt, and physical difficulty.
  • Hunt prices may be eligible for a discount depending on number of hunters in the party.
  • These prices do not include your hunting license and tag fee.
  • Guaranteed Outfitter Tag Fees are set by ODFW.

General Archery Elk/Deer… August 29 – Sept 27

  • BAG LIMIT – ONE Elk / Deer
  • 6 – day hunt, additional days can be agreed upon prior to booking
  • Nonresident Hunting License $167.00
  • Outfitter/Guide Nonresident Deer Tag $558.00 or
  • Outfitter/Guide Nonresident Elk Tag $824.00

Control Deer Rifle… Oct. 3 – Oct 14

  • BAG LIMIT – ONE Buck w/Visible Antler
  • 5 – day hunt, additional days can be agreed upon prior to booking
  • Nonresident Hunting License $167.00
  • Outfitter/Guide Nonresident Deer Tag $558.00

Control Elk Muzzleloader… Oct 17 – 25

  • 5 – day hunt, additional days can be agreed upon prior to booking
  • Nonresident Hunting License $167.00
  • Outfitter/Guide Nonresident Elk Tag $824.00

Control Elk Rifle 1st Season… Oct 28 – Nov. 1

  • BAG LIMIT – ONE Bull
  • 5 – day hunt
  • Nonresident Hunting License $167.00
  • Outfitter/Guide Nonresident Elk Tag $824.00

Control Elk Rifle 2nd Season   Nov 7 – 15

  • 5 – day hunt, additional days can be agreed upon prior to booking
  • Nonresident Hunting License $160.50
  • General Nonresident Elk Tag $824.00

Control Cow Elk … Nov 24 – 29  Excellent choice for the first-time or meat hunter

  • 5- day hunt, additional days can be agreed upon prior to booking
  • Nonresident Hunting License $167.00
  • General Nonresident Elk Tag $824.00

Additional License and Tag Info

  • Youth Hunting License    $ 10.00
  • General Nonresident Deer Tag   $430.50
    General Nonresident Elk Tag   $571.00


  • Clients must provide proof of non-residence, sign purchase agreement contract & liability waiver.
  • 50% nonrefundable deposit on agreed hunt price (minimum $500.00) plus license and tag fees due within 7 days of booking.
  • License and nontransferable/nonrefundable tag are purchased with allotted funds by Blackhawk Outfitters LLC.
  • Upon receipt of your deposit, you will receive a booking confirmation, account summary and gear list.
  • Balance due 60 days prior to hunt date.
  • Oregon Code requires us to carry a surety bond on client deposits over $100.

Oregon Hunting Lodge


Our big game operation is based out of our hunting lodge located approximately 20 miles east of John Day, OR. This strategic location permits quick access to the majority of our control hunt units. Travel time is as short as 10-15 minutes!

Hunting Lodge RoomsOur lodge features a large outfitter living quarters and 14 kitchenette units complete with elk hunting lodge showers, cooking stoves and refrigerators. The rooms vary in size and can accommodate from 3-12 hunters comfortably. Three units feature double rooms that can sleep 11-12 people. There is a large paved parking area equipped to handle full occupancy and ATV or travel trailers. Hunters have access to our large shop/barn to hang game and process meat.

We conduct guided elk and mule deer hunts and supervised self-guided hunts from the lodge. Prior to your hunt we will meet you to go over hunt logistics and answer your questions. Your guide will provide information on historical and possible big game location and movement. We’ll give you detailed topographic maps of your hunt unit including travel plans on public lands. We try to have at least one outfitter guide at the lodge in the evenings if you need assistance. Our goal is to increase your odds of success.


Oregon Hunting Camp


Our hunting camps are set up with your comfort in mind! You can expect a fully equipped campsite that offers comfort and security.  Our tents are made of high tech materials and are well maintained. They range in length from 15-24 feet. Wood burning camp stoves keep you warm after a long day deer hunting or elk hunting. Our comfy cots ensure a good night’s sleep. Tents are covered with a sturdy awning to repel rain and snow to keep you dry. The cook tent, complete with stoves and lanterns, is designed to meet your dining needs. Food provisions are agreed upon in advance. Blackhawk Outfitters uses spike camps to offer flexibility when game patterns and weather changes.  We strive to do all we can to increase your hunting success.


We extract your game quickly, efficiently and in a professional manner. We are experts in field dressing, caping trophy heads and body capes. The lodge barn is available for you to hang and process your meat. Don’t forget to bring your coolers for the trip back home!


As enacted by the 1997 Oregon State Legislature, the Guides and Outfitters Program provides guides and outfitters with the opportunity to market nonresident tags. Outfitters receive 50% of the 5% maximum control hunt tags issued to nonresidents in a tag draw prior to the general public drawing. The number of nonresident elk and deer tags are limited and sell out quickly, therefore it is important to book early. Tags must be purchased by April 1st. If you are interested in a 2016 hunt, please contact us today.  Only nonresidents can purchase these guaranteed outfitter tags. Eliminate the public tag draw, save your preference points and book that hard to draw hunt ! Once you book your hunt, Blackhawk Outfitters, LLC, will purchase your tag from ODFW.


Dwight Schuh, world renowned archery hunter and editor of Bowhunter Magazine writes, “Jeff set up a good camp, fed me well, helped me find plenty of deer, and went above and beyond to make my hunt a success. Jeff is a hard worker, knowledgeable hunter, and fun guy to be with. I look forward to hunting with Jeff again.” Dwight archery hunted mule deer with us on Hart Mountain Refuge, one of the most sought after trophy mule deer archery hunting units throughout the West. This hunt and other mule deer hunts have been featured in Bowhunter Magazine.

Archery Hunting Hart Mountain Oregon

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