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Falconry Regulations

Oregon Bird Hunting

2018-19 Falconry Regulations

Falconers must possess a valid falconry license, an Oregon hunting license and all applicable permits, validations and stamps for wildlife they will be hunting (see License, Tag, & Permit Fees). Falconers wanting to hunt on state WAs should refer to specific regulations on State Wildlife Area Regulations and hunt dates on Turkey Seasons.

Open Area

Open Season (All Dates Inclusive)

Daily Bag Limit

Possession Limit

Upland Game Birds

Pheasant (either sex) Statewide Sept. 1 – Mar. 31, 2019

1

3

California Quail, Hungarian (Gray) & Chukar Partridge, Ruffed & Blue Grouse Statewide Sept. 1 – Mar. 31, 2019

2 each species

6 each species

Sage-Grouse Areas open to controlled sage-grouse hunting. Sept. 1 – Jan. 31, 2019

1

2a

Migratory Game Birds & Crows

Ducks, Coots, Mergansers Statewide See dates by zones on Game Bird Seasons

3b

9b

Mourning Dove,
Band-tailed Pigeon
Statewide Sept. 1 – Dec. 16, 2018
Wilson’s Snipe Statewide See dates by zones on Game Bird Seasons.
Crows Statewide Oct. 1 – Jan. 31, 2019
Geese Statewide, except closed in the Northwest Permit Zone. See dates by zone on Game Bird Seasons. No hunting during Sept. Canada Goose season.

Proposed 2019-20 Upland Game Bird Seasons

Upland Game Birds

Open Area

Open Season

Pheasant Statewide Oct. 5 – Dec. 31, 2019
California (Valley) Quail Western Oregon Sept. 1 – Jan. 31, 2020
Eastern Oregon Oct. 5 – Jan. 31, 2020
Mountain Quail Western Oregon including Hood Rvr and Wasco Cos Sept. 1 – Jan. 31, 2020
Wallowa, Grant, Wheeler, Gilliam, Umatilla, Morrow, Crook and Klamath Cos Oct. 5 – Jan. 31, 2020
Remaining Eastern Oregon Cos No Open Season
Ruffed and “Blue” Grouse Statewide Sept. 1 – Jan. 31, 2020
Turkey General Fall Season Oct. 15 – Dec. 31, 2019
Statewide Spring Season Apr. 15 – May 31, 2020
Chukar and Hungarian (Gray) Partridge Statewide Oct. 5 – Jan. 31, 2020