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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
  • 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.

Hunt Area

Entire Wildlife Management Unit unless indicated with an asterisk(*).

Tag Sale Deadline

The day before the season end date.

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

2018 RESIDENT TAGS

2018 NONRESident TAGS

2017 Resident Applications

2017 Nonresident Applications

543A1 E John Day R No. 1* Oct. 13 – Oct. 21 3 791 N/A
543A2 E John Day R No. 2* Oct. 29 – Nov. 6 2 1 945 588
543A3 E John Day R No. 3* Nov. 10 – Nov. 18 3 433 N/A
543A4 W John Day R No. 1* Oct. 13 – Oct. 21 3 457 N/A
543A5 W John Day R No. 2* Oct. 29 – Nov. 6 2 1 799 422
543A6 W John Day R No. 3* Nov. 10 – Nov. 18 3 236 N/A
543B1 E Deschutes R No. 1* Sept. 8 – Sept. 16 3 420 N/A
543B2 E Deschutes R No. 2* Oct. 13 – Oct. 21 2 262 N/A
543B3 E Deschutes R No. 3* Oct. 29 – Nov. 6 2 295 N/A
543C1 W Deschutes R No. 1* Sept. 8 – Sept. 16 3 401 N/A
543C2 W Deschutes R No. 2* Oct. 13 – Oct. 21 2 342 N/A
543C3 W Deschutes R No. 3* Oct. 29 – Nov. 6 3 361 N/A
546A1 Aldrich No. 1* Aug. 11 – Aug. 22 2 704 N/A
546A2 Aldrich No. 2* Sept. 1 – Sept. 16 1 224 N/A
546B McClellan* Aug. 15 – Oct. 31 2 370 N/A
548 Potamus* Aug. 11 – Aug. 22 1 450 N/A
551A Burnt R Canyon* Sept. 8 – Sept. 23 1 400 N/A
568A1 Sheepshead Mts No. 1* Aug. 18 – Aug. 31 2 336 N/A
568A2 Sheepshead Mts No. 2* Sept. 4 – Sept. 17 2 482 N/A
568B1 E Whitehorse No. 1* Aug. 18 – Aug. 31 3 726 N/A
568B2 E Whitehorse No. 2* Sept. 4 – Sept. 17 2 249 N/A
569A1 Steens Mt No. 1* Aug. 18 – Aug. 31 2 1,170 N/A
569A2 Steens Mt No. 2* Sept. 4 – Sept. 17 3 528 N/A
569B N Catlow Rim* Sept. 4 – Sept. 17 2 298 N/A
570A Hart Mt Refuge* Sept. 4 – Sept. 17 2 1 1,606 378
570B1 E Beatys Butte/
Alvord Peaks No. 1*
Aug. 18 – Aug. 31 3 780 N/A
570B2 E Beatys Butte/
Alvord Peaks No. 2*
Sept. 4 – Sept. 17 2 1 784 418
570C Coleman – E Guano* Aug. 18 – Aug. 31 2 372 N/A
574 Warner Unit Aug. 18 – Aug. 31 3 1,082 N/A
575A1 S Central No. 1* Aug. 18 – Aug. 31 3 1 1,050 291
575A2 S Central No. 2* Sept. 4 – Sept. 17 3 556 N/A

Controlled ROCKY MOUNTAIN BIGHORN SHEEP Hunts

HUNT #

HUNT NAME

OPEN SEASON

2018 RESIDENt TAGS

2018 Nonresident TAGS

2017 Resident Applications

2017 Nonresident Applications

559A1 N Snake Rvr* Sept. 8 – Sept. 23 1 1,017 N/A
560A Hurricane Divide* Sept. 8 – Sept. 23 2 830 N/A
560B Bear Creek* Sept. 8 – Sept. 23 1 310 N/A
564A1 Lookout Mt No. 1 Aug. 25 – Sept. 5 1 707 N/A
564A2 Lookout Mt No. 2 Sept. 8 – Sept. 23 1 1 1,002 567