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Game Bird Seasons

Oregon Bird Hunting

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, 2020

3 each
species

9 each
species

Chukar and Hungarian (Gray) Partridge Statewide Oct. 5 – Jan. 31, 2020

8b

24b

Rooster Pheasant Statewide (Additional Special Hunt below) Oct. 5 – Dec. 31

2

8

California Quaild Western Oregon Sept. 1 – Jan. 31, 2020

10c

30c

Eastern Oregon Oct. 5 – Jan. 31, 2020

10

30

Mountain Quail Western Oregon, Hood Rvr and Wasco Cos Sept. 1 – Jan. 31, 2020

10c

30c

Crook, Grant, Wheeler, Gilliam, Klamath, Umatilla, Morrow and Wallowa Cos Oct. 5 – Jan. 31, 2020

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. 16 – Oct. 4

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 Western Oregon fee pheasant permit. See license requirements, License Requirements for age exceptions. Each permit will allow harvest of two rooster pheasants. Multiple permits may be purchased. Upon taking a pheasant, each hunter shall immediately record such taking on the permit in ink or electronically record harvest. 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 daily hunt 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. 9 – Oct. 6
Sauvie Island WA
(Open Area: Eastside Unit)
Sept. 16 – Sept. 29

2019 controlled sage-grouse season

Application Period: July 1 – Aug. 19

See Permit Hunt Application Procedures.

  • Results Available: Aug. 30
  • Permit Sales End: Sept. 15
  • Season Dates: Sept. 7-15
  • Daily Bag Limit: Two sage-grouse
  • Season Limit: Two sage-grouse
  • Open Area: By permit only, as follows:

Hunt No.

Open Area

2018 Permit

2018 1st Choice Applicants

2019 Permits

J51 Sumpter Unit

0

0

0

J64 Lookout Mt Unit

0

0

0

J65 Beulah Unit

150

47

150

J66 Malheur Rvr Unit

100

62

100

J67 Owyhee Unit

75

31

75

J68A Trout Cr Mts*

NEW

25

J68B E. Whitehorse Unit*

70

66

70

J69 Steens Mt Unit

75

104

45

J70 Beatys Butte Unit

150

212

80

J71 Juniper Unit

0

0

0

J72 Silvies Unit

20

21

20

J73A N. Wagontire*

20

96

20

J73B S. Wagontire*

0

0

0

J74 Warner Unit

80

122

60

MOUNTAIN QUAIL LOCATIONS NEEDED

ODFW and the USFS are conducting a survey to determine Mt Quail locations east of the Cascade Mts in Oregon. Please report any observations of Mt Quail including the date, specific location (nearest creek, town, road, etc.), county of observation and number of quail to your local ODFW office or send to: Wildlife Division, ODFW, 4034 Fairview Industrial Dr. SE, Salem, OR 97302 or e-mail
ODFW.WildlifeInfo@state.or.us

2019-20 Migratory Game Bird Seasons

migratory Game birds and crows

OPEN AREA
(see zone maps and descriptions)

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. 12 – Oct. 27 & Oct. 30 – Jan. 26, 2020

See footnote (b)

See footnote (b)

Zone 1 Scaup Nov. 2 – Jan. 26, 2020
Zone 2 Oct. 5 – Dec. 1 & Dec. 4 – Jan. 19, 2020
Zone 2 Scaup Oct. 5 – Dec. 1 & Dec. 4 – Dec. 31
Coot Statewide Concurrent with duck seasons listed by zone

25

75

Wilson’s Snipe Zone 1 Nov. 2 – Feb. 16, 2020

8

24

Zone 2 Concurrent with duck season
Branta Statewide Nov. 23 – Dec. 8

2

6

September Canada Goose Season Northwest Permit Zone Sept. 7 – Sept. 15

5 Canada Geese

15 Canada Geese

Southwest Zone Sept. 7 – Sept. 11
All Eastern Oregon Cos Sept. 7 – Sept. 11
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. 19 – Oct. 27 & Nov. 23 – Jan. 16, 2020 & Feb. 8 – Mar. 10, 2020

4d

10

6

12d

30

18

Southwest Zone Oct. 12 – Oct. 27 & Nov. 4 – Jan. 26, 2020

4

10

6

12

30

18

South Coast Zone Sept. 28 – Dec. 1 & Dec. 21 – Jan. 11, 2020 & Feb. 22 – Mar. 10, 2020

6

10

6

18

30

18

Klamath, Lake, Harney & Malheur Cos Zone Canada Goose Oct. 5 – Dec. 1 & Dec. 16 – Jan. 26, 2020

4

12

Klamath, Lake, Harney & Malheur Cos Zone White and White-fronted Goose Oct. 5 – Dec. 1
& Jan. 24 – Mar. 10, 2020e

10f

6g

30f

18g

East Zone Oct. 12 – Oct. 27 & Nov. 4 – Jan. 26, 2020

4

10

6

12

30

18

Crow Statewide Oct. 1 – Jan 31, 2020

No Limit

No Limit