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Game Bird Seasons

Oregon Bird Hunting

2018-19 Upland Game Bird Seasons

Upland Game Birdsa

Open Area (See definitions General Hunting Regulations)

Open Season(all dates inclusive)

Daily Bag Limit

Possession Limit

Youth Upland Hunts See season dates and hunt requirements on Youth Hunting Opportunities.
“Blue” and Ruffed Grouse
(Forest grouse)
Statewide Sept. 1 – Jan. 31, 2019

3 each
species

9 each
species

Chukar and Hungarian (Gray) Partridge Statewide Oct. 6 – Jan. 31, 2019

8b

24b

Rooster Pheasant Statewide (Additional Special Hunt below) Oct. 6 – Dec. 31

2

8

California Quaild Western Oregon Sept. 1 – Jan. 31, 2019

10c

30c

Eastern Oregon Oct. 6 – Jan. 31, 2019

10

30

Mountain Quail Western Oregon, Hood Rvr and Wasco Cos Sept. 1 – Jan. 31, 2019

10c

30c

Crook, Grant, Wheeler, Gilliam, Klamath, Umatilla, Morrow and Wallowa Cos Oct. 6 – Jan. 31, 2019

2

2

Remaining Eastern Oregon Cos No Open Season

Western Oregon Fee Pheasant Hunts

Special pheasant hunts are scheduled at the following locations. Birds will be stocked throughout the season.

OPEN Areas

Season Dates

Daily Bag Limit

Requirements

Denman WA Sept. 17 – Oct. 5

Two rooster pheasants per day

To participate in these hunts, each hunter must have in possession a valid hunting license, upland game bird validation, and $17.00 fee pheasant tag. See License Requirements for age exceptions. Each tag will allow harvest of two rooster pheasants. Multiple tags may be purchased. Upon taking a pheasant, each hunter shall immediately record such taking on the tag in ink. Shooting hours begin as shown in the shooting hours table on Shooting Hours. Hunting closes at 6 p.m. on Sauvie Island and closes at 5 p.m. on E.E. Wilson and Fern Ridge WAs. Denman WA shooting hours follow the shooting hours table on Shooting Hours. All hunters are required to check in and out of hunt areas at self-service stations located on each area and carry the permit while in the field. Hunter numbers will be limited at any one time to 150 on the E.E. Wilson WA and 75 on the Sauvie Island WA. The possession or use of any shot other than federally-approved nontoxic shot is prohibited at all times.
E.E. Wilson WA Oct. 1 – Oct. 31
Fern Ridge WA
(Open Areas: East and West Coyote, Fisher Butte and Royal Amazon units.)
Sept. 10 – Oct. 7
Sauvie Island WA
(Open Area: Eastside Unit)
Sept. 17 – Sept. 30

2018 Controlled Sage-Grouse Season

Application Period: July 1 – Aug. 20

See Permit Hunt Application Procedures on Reservation & Permit Application.

  • Results Available: Aug. 31
  • Permit Sales End: Sept. 16
  • Season Dates: Sept. 8-16
  • Daily Bag Limit: Two sage-grouse
  • Season Limit: Two sage-grouse
  • Open Area: By permit only, as follows:

Hunt No.

Open Area

2017 Permit

2017 1st Choice Applicants

2018 Permits

J51 Sumpter Unit

0

0

Permit numbers will be determined in early August. Please visit www.myodfw.com

0 permits will be offered in Juniper, Sumpter, Lookout Mt, and S. Wagontire

J64 Lookout Mt Unit

0

0

J65 Beulah Unit

150

28

J66 Malheur Rvr Unit

100

49

J67 Owyhee Unit

75

21

J68 Whitehorse Unit*

70

76

J69 Steens Mt Unit

75

67

J70 Beatys Butte Unit

150

153

J71 Juniper Unit

50

30

J72 Silvies Unit

20

19

J73A N. Wagontire*

30

31

J73B S. Wagontire*

0

0

J74 Warner Unit

80

80

2018-19 Migratory Game Bird Seasons

Migratory Game birds and Crows

Open Area

Open Season
(all dates inclusive)

Daily Bag Limit

Possession Limit

Youth Waterfowl Hunts See season dates and hunt requirements on Youth Hunting Opportunities.
Mourning Dove Statewide Sept. 1 – Oct. 30

15

45

Band-tailed Pigeona Statewide Sept. 15 – Sept. 23

2

6

Ducka and Merganser Zone 1 Oct. 13 – Oct. 28 & Oct. 31 – Jan. 27, 2019

See footnote (b)

See footnote (b)

Zone 1 Scaup Nov. 3 – Jan. 27, 2019
Zone 2 Oct. 6 – Nov. 25 & Nov. 28 – Jan. 20, 2019
Zone 2 Scaup Oct. 6 – Nov. 25 & Nov. 28 – Jan. 1, 2019
Coot Statewide Concurrent with duck seasons listed by zone

25

75

Wilson’s Snipe Zone 1 Nov. 3 – Feb. 17, 2019

8

24

Zone 2 Concurrent with duck season
Branta Statewide Nov. 24 – Dec. 9

2

6

September Canada Goose Season Northwest Permit Zone Sept. 8 – Sept. 16

5 Canada Geese

15 Canada Geese

Southwest Zone Sept. 8 – Sept. 12
All Eastern Oregon Cos Sept. 8 – Sept. 12
Note: Some areas open during regular goose season are closed during this season. See State Wildlife Area Regulations.
Note: A Northwest Goose Permit is not needed to hunt during this season.
Regular Goose Seasons Note: Canada Geese are all types of Canada geese including cackling and Aleutian Canada geese. White geese are snow and Ross’ geese. White-fronted geese are also known as specklebelly geese.

Canada Geese

White-Fronted Geese

White Geese

Canada Geese

White-Fronted Geese

White Geese

Northwest Permit Zonec Oct. 20 – Oct. 28 & Nov. 17 – Jan. 12, 2019 & Feb. 9 – Mar. 10, 2019

4d

10

6

12d

30

18

Southwest Zone Oct. 13 – Oct. 28 & Nov. 5 – Jan. 27, 2019

4

10

6

12

30

18

South Coast Zone Sept. 29 – Nov. 25 & Dec. 15 – Jan. 14, 2019 & Feb. 23 – Mar. 10, 2019e

6

10

6

18

30

18

Klamath, Lake, Harney & Malheur Cos Zone Canada Goose Oct. 6 – Nov. 25 & Dec. 10 – Jan. 27, 2019

4

12

Klamath, Lake, Harney & Malheur Cos Zone White and White-fronted Goose Oct. 6 – Nov. 25
& Jan. 16 – Mar. 10, 2019f

10g

6h

30g

18h

East Zone Oct. 13 – Oct. 28 & Nov. 5 – Jan. 27, 2019

4

10

6

12

30

18

Crow Statewide Oct. 1 – Jan 31, 2019

No Limit

No Limit