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Bighorn Sheep Seasons

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Additional Regulations

  • A person may draw only one controlled bighorn sheep ram tag in a lifetime
  • No party applications are allowed for bighorn sheep.
  • Bighorn sheep taken by hunters must have one horn marked 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.

Hunt Area

Entire Wildlife Management Unit unless indicated with an asterisk(*). See Bighorn Sheep Hunt Descriptions for controlled hunt boundary descriptions.

Bag Limit

  • Bighorn Sheep — One Bighorn Ram

Tag Sale Deadline

The day before the hunt begins.

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

Controlled California Bighorn Sheep hunts

Hunt #

Hunt Name

Open Season

2019 RESIDENT TAGS

2019 NONRESident TAGS

2018 Resident Applications

2018 Nonresident Applications

543A1 E John Day R No. 1* Oct. 12 – Oct. 20 3 827 N/A
543A2 E John Day R No. 2* Oct. 28 – Nov. 5 2 1 366 572
543A3 E John Day R No. 3* Nov. 9 – Nov. 17 3 548 N/A
543A4 W John Day R No. 1* Oct. 12 – Oct. 20 3 495 N/A
543A5 W John Day R No. 2* Oct. 28 – Nov. 5 2 1 194 456
543A6 W John Day R No. 3* Nov. 9 – Nov. 17 3 474 N/A
543B1 E Deschutes R No. 1* Sept. 7 – Sept. 15 3 387 N/A
543B2 E Deschutes R No. 2* Oct. 12 – Oct. 20 2 339 N/A
543B3 E Deschutes R No. 3* Oct. 28 – Nov. 5 2 211 N/A
543C1 W Deschutes R No. 1* Sept. 7 – Sept. 15 3 397 N/A
543C2 W Deschutes R No. 2* Oct. 12 – Oct. 20 2 328 N/A
543C3 W Deschutes R No. 3* Oct. 28 – Nov. 5 3 336 N/A
546A1 Aldrich No. 1* Aug. 15 – Aug. 31 2 655 N/A
546A2 Aldrich No. 2* Sept. 1 – Oct. 31 1 222 N/A
546B McClellan* Aug. 15 – Oct. 31 2 537 N/A
548 Potamus* Aug. 10 – Aug. 21 1 494 N/A
551A Burnt R Canyon* Sept. 7 – Sept. 22 1 435 N/A
568A1 Sheepshead Mts No. 1* Aug. 17 – Aug. 30 1 502 N/A
568A2 Sheepshead Mts No. 2* Sept. 3 – Sept. 16 2 194 N/A
568B1 E Whitehorse No. 1* Aug. 17 – Aug. 30 3 568 N/A
568B2 E Whitehorse No. 2* Sept. 3 – Sept. 16 2 410 N/A
569A1 Steens Mt No. 1* Aug. 17 – Aug. 30 2 1,203 N/A
569A2 Steens Mt No. 2* Sept. 3 – Sept. 16 3 782 N/A
569B N Catlow Rim* Sept. 3 – Sept. 16 1 277 N/A
570A Hart Mt Refuge* Sept. 3 – Sept. 16 2 1 1,476 360
570B1 E Beatys Butte/
Alvord Peaks No. 1*
Aug. 17 – Aug. 30 2 885 N/A
570B2 E Beatys Butte/
Alvord Peaks No. 2*
Sept. 3 – Sept. 16 1 1 238 375
570C Coleman – E Guano* Aug. 17 – Aug. 30 2 350 N/A
574 Warner Unit Aug. 17 – Aug. 30 3 1,092 N/A
575A1 S Central No. 1* Aug. 17 – Aug. 30 2 1 682 407
575A2 S Central No. 2* Sept. 3 – Sept. 16 3 528 N/A

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

Controlled ROCKY Mt BIGHORN SHEEP Hunts

Hunt #

Hunt Name

Open Season

2019 RESIDENt TAGS

2019 Nonresident TAGS

2018 Resident Applications

2018 Nonresident Applications

556 Wenaha Oct. 10 – Oct. 22 1 NEW N/A
559A1 N Snake Rvr* Sept. 7 – Sept. 22 1 1,116 N/A
559A2 Sluice Creek* Sept. 7 – Sept. 22 1 NEW N/A
560A Hurricane Divide* Sept. 7 – Sept. 22 2 818 N/A
560B Bear Creek* Sept. 7 – Sept. 22 2 307 N/A
564A1 Lookout Mt No. 1 Aug. 24 – Sept. 4 1 880 N/A
564A2 Lookout Mt No. 2 Sept. 7 – Sept. 22 1 1 295 788