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Bighorn Sheep – Controlled

Hunting Regulations Icon Oregon Hunting

Tag sale deadline: The day before the season end date. Party applications are not allowed.

Controlled hunt application procedures-

All bighorn sheep hunts are controlled hunts where the number of hunters is limited and tags are awarded through a public drawing. You may draw only one controlled bighorn sheep ram tag in a lifetime. Hunters previously holding any Oregon bighorn sheep tag (controlled, raffle, or auction) may obtain either the bighorn raffle tag or bighorn auction tag for additional bighorn hunting opportunity.

Hunters should apply for more than one hunt area. If your first choice hunt is cancelled, you will receive a postcard describing your hunt choice options.

Bag limit: One bighorn sheep ram.

Hunt area: Entire wildlife management unit unless indicated by an asterisk (*). Please refer to hunt descriptions on following page. A map will be sent out if hunt description indicates [MAP].

Other Regulations: Bighorn sheep taken by hunters must have one horn marked (pinned) by ODFW personnel.

All hunters must check out through the local ODFW office in the district where the hunt occurs within 72 hours after completing their hunt. Checkout must occur during normal business hours (Mon.-Fri., 8-5) unless prior arrangements have been made. Please call the local ODFW office to make arrangements for checkout.

Notes:

  • No less than 5% and no more than 10% of all bighorn sheep tags can be issued to nonresidents.
  • Nonresident tags will be issued for the following hunts in 2017: Hart Mt Refuge, E Beaty’s Butte/Alvord Peak No 2, S Central No 1, E. John Day Rvr No 2, W John Day Rvr No. 2, Lookout Mt No. 2.
  • Tag numbers listed are the 2017 tag numbers authorized by the Fish and Wildlife Commission.

Private lands will limit access for highlighted hunts. Do not apply unless you have access to a place to hunt.

CALIFORNIA BIGHORN SHEEP

HUNT #

HUNT NAME

OPEN SEASON

2017 TAGS

RESIDENT

NONRESident

2016 1ST CHOICE APPLICANTS

RESIDENT

NONRESident

543A1

E John Day Rvr No. 1* (!)

Oct. 14 – Oct. 22

3

792

25

543A2

E John Day Rvr No. 2* (!)

Oct. 30 – Nov. 7

2

1

298

509

543A3

E John Day Rvr No. 3* (!)

Nov. 11 – Nov. 19

3

485

7

543A4

W John Day Rvr No. 1* (!)

Oct. 14 – Oct. 22

3

387

7

543A5

W John Day Rvr No. 2* (!)

Oct. 30 – Nov. 7

2

1

154

440

543A6

W John Day Rvr No. 3* (!)

Nov. 11 – Nov. 19

3

440

5

543B1

E Deschutes Rvr No. 1*

Sept. 9 – Sept. 17

3

411

2

543B2

E Deschutes Rvr No. 2*

Oct. 14 – Oct. 22

2

256

1

543B3

E Deschutes Rvr No. 3*

Oct. 30 – Nov. 7

3

269

0

543C1

W Deschutes Rvr No. 1*

Sept. 9 – Sept. 17

3

335

1

543C2

W Deschutes Rvr No. 2*

Oct. 14 – Oct. 22

3

343

0

543C3

W Deschutes Rvr No. 3*

Oct. 30 – Nov. 7

3

309

2

546A1

Aldrich No. 1*

Aug. 12 – Aug. 23

2

663

7

546A2

Aldrich No. 2*

Sept. 2 – Sept. 17

1

213

3

546B

McClellan*

Aug. 15 – Oct. 31

1

373

1

548

Potamus*

Aug. 12 – Aug. 23

1

484

1

551A

Burnt Rvr Canyon*

Sept. 9 – Sept. 24

1

449

10

568A1

Sheepshead Mts No. 1*

Aug. 19 – Sept. 1

2

462

2

568A2

Sheepshead Mts No. 2*

Sept. 5 – Sept. 18

2

154

1

568B1

E Whitehorse No. 1*

Aug. 19 – Sept. 1

3

576

4

568B2

E Whitehorse No. 2*

Sept. 5 – Sept. 18

2

347

4

569A1

Steens Mt No. 1*

Aug. 19 – Sept. 1

2

977

8

569A2

Steens Mt No. 2*

Sept. 5 – Sept. 18

2

469

6

569B

N Catlow Rim*

Sept. 5 – Sept. 18

2

293

2

570A

Hart Mt Refuge*

Sept. 2 – Sept. 15

2

1

1,379

294

570B1

E Beatys Butte/ Alvord Peaks No. 1*

Aug. 19 – Sept. 1

3

732

14

570B2

E Beatys Butte/ Alvord Peaks No. 2*

Sept. 5 – Sept. 18

2

1

361

328

570C

Coleman – E Guano*

Aug. 19 – Sept. 1

2

305

1

574

Warner Unit

Aug. 19 – Sept. 1

3

1,126

6

575A1

S Central No. 1*

Aug. 19 – Sept. 1

3

1

741

382

575A2

S Central No. 2*

Sept. 2 – Sept. 15

4

627

2

ROCKY MOUNTAIN BIGHORN SHEEP

HUNT #

HUNT NAME

OPEN SEASON

2017 TAGS RESIDENt

Nonresident

2016 1ST CHOICE APPLICANTS RESIDENT

Nonresident

559A1

N Snake Rvr*

Sept. 9 – Sept. 24

1

936

17

560A

Hurricane Divide*

Sept. 9 – Sept. 24

2

814

5

560B

Bear Creek*

Sept. 9 – Sept. 24

1

315

3

564A1

Lookout Mt. No. 1

Aug. 26 – Sept. 6

1

798

144

564A2

Lookout Mt. No. 2

Sept. 9 – Sept. 24

1

1

320

530

For those hunt descriptions with [MAP] following the description, maps can be found on our website at www.odfw.com/resources/hunting/big_game/units.

Hunts 543A1, 543A2 AND 543A3: E John Day Rvr – 90% public lands. That part of the John Day Rvr canyon from Clarno Bridge to McDonald Ferry/Rock Cr in Unit 43 east of the John Day Rvr. Access is extremely limited, hunters may have to float the John Day Rvr to access public lands. Access to public land through some private land may be by fee only.

Hunts 543A4, 543A5 and 543A6: W John Day Rvr – 60% public lands. That part of the John Day Rvr canyon from Clarno Bridge to McDonald Ferry/Rock Cr in Unit 43 west of the John Day Rvr. Access is extremely limited, hunters may have to float the John Day Rvr to access public lands. Access to public land through some private land may be by fee only.

Hunts 543B1, 543B2 and 543B3: E Deschutes Rvr – 40% public lands. That part of the Deschutes Rvr canyon from Sherar’s bridge to the mouth east of the Deschutes Rvr. Access will be limited from the top of the canyon and boat or foot access will be required. Access through some private land may be by fee only.

Hunts 543C1, 543C2 and 543C3: W Deschutes Rvr – 40% public lands. That part of the Deschutes Rvr canyon from Sherar’s bridge to the mouth that is west of the Deschutes Rvr. Access will be limited from the top of the canyon and boat or foot access will be required. Access through some private land may be by fee only.

Hunts 546A1 and 546A2: Aldrich – 85% public lands. That part of Unit 46 west of the following line; starting at junction of Hwy 26 and Dry Cr, follow Dry Cr south to West Dry Cr; follow West Dry Cr south to FS Rd 2140; southeast on FS Rd 2140 to junction of FS Rd 21; follow FS Rd 21 south and east to Co Rd 63; west on Co Rd 63 to unit 46 boundary.

Hunt 546B: McClellan – 85% public lands. That part of Unit 46 east of the following line: starting at Junction of Hwy 26 and Dry Cr; follow Dry Cr south to West Dry Cr; follow West Dry Cr south to FS Rd 2140; southeast on FS Rd 2140 to junction of FS Rd 21; follow FS Rd 21 south and east to Co Rd 63, east on Co Rd 63 to Hwy 395; north on Hwy 395 to Hwy 26 to starting point.

Hunt 548: Potamus – That part of Unit 48 beginning where the N Fork John Day Rvr crosses Hwy 395; west along the N Fork John Day Rvr to Ditch Creek, north along Ditch Cr to FR 53; east along FR 53 to Hwy 395; south along Hwy 395, point of beginning.

Hunt 551A: Burnt Rvr Canyon – 95% public lands. That part of Unit 51 south of Hwy 7.

Hunts 559A1: N Snake Rvr – 93% public lands. That part of Unit 59 north and west of the following line: Beginning at the mouth of Trail Gulch; south on trail no. 1726 to trail no. 1706; south on 1706 to trail no. 1699; southwest on 1699 to Fingerboard Saddle; south on the Hells Canyon Wilderness boundary to Hat Point Lookout; south on Rd number 315 to Rd number 4240; south then northwest on Rd number 4240 to Imnaha; and that part of Unit 58 north and east of the following line: west along Corral Cr to FR 46: north on FR 46 to Buckhorn Spring: north along Cherry Cr to the Snake River.

Hunt 560A: Hurricane Divide – 100% public lands. All of Unit 61 and parts of units 60, 62 and 63 as follows: Beginning at Lostine; south along Lostine River Rd and trail nos. 1670, 1673 to trail no. 1947; east on trail 1947 to trail no. 1910; south on trail 1910 to trail no. 1945; east on trail 1945 to trail no. 1885; north on trail 1885 to trail no. 1816; northwest on trail 1816 to trail no. 1820; north on trail 1820 to Wallowa Lake and Hwy 82; northwest on Hwy 82 to Lostine, point of beginning.

Hunt 560B: Bear Cr – 100% public lands. That part of Unit 60 west of Lostine Rvr Rd and trail nos. 1670, 1673 and 1947 to Frazier Pass on Unit 60 boundary.

Hunts 568A1 and 568A2: Sheepshead Mts – 95% public lands. That part of Unit 68 north of the following line: Beginning at Burns Junction; south 6 mi on US Hwy 95 to Crooked Cr/Mickey Hot Springs Rd (BLM Rds 6313000, 7282100 and 7282000); west on that route to East Steens Co Rd about 4 mi north of Alvord Ranch.

Hunts 568B1 and 568B2: E Whitehorse – 90% public lands. That part of Unit 68 east and south of the following line: Beginning at OR/NV state line near Denio, north on Co Rd 201 to Whitehorse Rd, east on Whitehorse Rd to Hwy 95, north then east on Hwy 95 to Jordan Valley, east on Jordan Valley – Silver City Rd to OR/ID state line.

Hunts 569A1 and 569A2: Steens Mt – 75% public lands. That part of Unit 69 north of the following line: Beginning on State Hwy 205 at South Steens Lp Rd; east on South Steens Lp Rd to Blitzen Crossing; south and east following Blitzen Rvr, Ankle Cr and South Ankle Cr to northwest corner of Section 21 in T34S, R33E; due east on north section lines of sections 21 and 22 to Wildhorse Cr; south on Wildhorse Cr to East Steens Co Rd.

Hunt 569B: N Catlow Rim – 70% public lands. That part of Unit 69 south and west of the following line: Beginning on State Hwy 205 at South Steens Lp Rd; east on South Steens Lp Rd to Blitzen Crossing; south following the Blitzen Rvr to BLM Rd 8247-1-AO near Huffman Camp; east and south on 8247-1-AO Rd through Smith Flat and down Skull Cr to 8247-0-00 Rd; west on Skull Cr on 8247-0-00 Rd to Hwy 205; north on Hwy 205 to point of beginning. [MAP]

Hunt 570A: Hart Mt Refuge – That part of units 70 and 71 within the boundaries of Hart Mt NAR. Within the refuge boundary are scattered private inholdings; landowner permission is required to hunt these private inholdings.

Hunts 570B1 and 570B2: E Beatys Butte/Alvord Peaks – 85% public lands. Those parts of units 68, 69, and 70 as follows: In Unit 68 beginning at the intersection of Wildhorse Cr and East Steens Co Rd (unit boundary); south and east on unimproved Rd past Serrano Springs, across Alvord Desert through Little Sand Gap to Whitehorse Rd about 1 mi west of Whitehorse Ranch; southwest on Whitehorse Rd to Fields-Denio Rd; north on Fields-Denio Rd to East Steens Co Rd (unit boundary); that part of Unit 69 not included in hunts 569A1, 569A2, and 569B, (see hunt descriptions for these hunts); that part of Unit 70 lying east of the following roads: starting on Hwy 140 at the OR/NV border, north on BLM Rd 6176-0-00 to BLM Rd 8249-0-00; north on Rd 8249-0-00 to Rock Cr Ln to unit boundary. [MAP]

Hunt 570C: Coleman – E Guano -That portion of Unit 70, excluding Hart Mountain NAR, lying west of the following Rds. Starting at Hwy 140 at the Nevada – Oregon border, north on BLM road 6176-0-00 to BLM Road 8249-0-00, north on 8249-0-00 to the unit boundary.

Hunts 575A1 and 575A2: S Central – 90% public lands. All of Unit 75; all of Unit 71, excluding Hart Mt NAR; and that part of Unit 73 south of Lk Co Rd 5-14.

Attention all 2017 Bighorn Sheep & Rocky Mtn. Goat Tag Holders

Workshop & Orientation
July 22, 2017

Fort Dalles Readiness Center,
402 E. Scenic Dr, The Dalles, OR 97058

OregonFNAWS.org
Don South 503-647-5954 | George Houston 503-826-9109

 

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