Generally you need a license and a tag except
Western Gray Squirrel: No tag requiredIn fact
Resident hunters 14-17 years of age can buy a juvenile hunting license at a reduced fee if they will be hunting western gray squirrel...For every hunt only certain weapons are allowed except
Western Gray Squirrel: Any rifle; handgun; shotgun; muzzleloading firearm; or long, recurve or compound bowFurthermore
Semiautomatic rifles with a magazine capacity greater than five cartridges prohibited (except for western gray squirrel).No person shall
Hunt any game mammal with dogs, EXCEPT western gray squirrel.For bow hunting
Broadhead blades must be fixed, unbarbed, and at least 7/8"? wide (except for western gray squirrel). It is illegal to hunt with or possess mechanical or moveable blade broadheads when hunting game mammals except Western gray squirrel.And the hunting season is, of course, limited
WESTERN GRAY SQUIRRELFinally there are certain "protected" mammals and birds which include, among others,
OPEN SEASON: Aug. 25 - Nov. 7
BAG LIMIT: 5 squirrels daily.
POSSESSION LIMIT: 15 in possession.
OPEN AREA: All units west of the eastern boundary of the Santiam, McKenzie, Indigo, Sprague, and Interstate units. Exception: No bag limit or closed season in that part of the Rogue Unit south of Rogue Rvr and S Fork Rogue Rvr and north of Hwy 140.
...pika (cony), pygmy rabbit, white-tailed jackrabbit, white-tailed antelope squirrel, Washington ground squirrel, northern flying squirrel, chickaree (pine squirrel), golden-mantled ground squirrel, chipmunks, white-footed vole...But not—definitely not—the Western Gray Squirrel.