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Game Bird Seasons

Oregon Bird Hunting

2020-21 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.
Ruffed and Blue Grouse Statewide Sept. 1 – Jan. 31, 2021

3 each
species

9 each
species

Chukar and Hungarian (Gray) Partridge Statewide Oct. 10 – Jan. 31, 2021

8b

24b

Rooster Pheasant Statewide (Additional Special Hunt below) Oct. 10 – Dec. 31

2

8

Quail (California and Mountain) c Western Oregon Sept. 1 – Jan. 31, 2021

10

30

Eastern Oregon Oct. 10 – Jan. 31, 2021 10
(may not include more than 2 Mtn Quail)
30
(may not include more than 6 Mtn Quail)

 

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. 21 – Oct. 9

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 Sept. 28 – Oct. 31
Fern Ridge WA
(Open Areas: East and West Coyote, Fisher Butte and Royal Amazon units.)
Sept. 14 – Oct. 11
Sauvie Island WA
(Open Area: Eastside Unit)
Sept. 21 – Oct. 4

 

2020 Controlled Sage-Grouse Season

Application Period: July 1 – Aug. 14

See Permit Hunt Application Procedures on Reservation & Permit Application.

  • Results Available: Aug. 25
  • Permit Sales End: Sept. 20
  • Season Dates: Sept. 12-20
  • Daily Bag Limit: Two sage-grouse
  • Season Limit: Two sage-grouse
  • Open Area: By permit only, as follows:

Hunt No.

Open Area

2019 Permit

2019 1st Choice Applicants

2020 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 Mtn, and S. Wagontire

J64 Lookout Mtn Unit

0

0

J65 Beulah Unit

150

64

J66 Malheur Rvr Unit

100

85

J67 Owyhee Unit

75

37

J68A Trout Cr Mtns*

25

61

J68B E. Whitehorse*

70

63

J69 Steens Mtn Unit

45

83

J70 Beatys Butte Unit

80

178

J71 Juniper Unit

0

0

J72 Silvies Unit

20

24

J73A N. Wagontire*

20

84

J73B S. Wagontire*

0

0

J74 Warner Unit

60

127

 

2020-21 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.
Veterans and Active Military Personnel Waterfowl Hunt See season dates and hunt requirements on Veterans & Active Military Personnel Waterfowl Hunt.
Mourning Dove Statewide Sept. 1 – Oct. 30

15

45

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

2

6

Ducka (including Merganser) Zone 1 Oct. 17 – Nov. 1 & Nov. 5 – Jan. 31, 2021

See footnote (b)

See footnote (b)

Zone 1 Scaup Nov. 7 – Jan. 31, 2021
Zone 2 Oct. 10 – Nov. 29 & Dec. 3 – Jan. 24, 2021
Zone 2 Scaup Oct. 10 – Nov. 29 & Dec. 3 – Jan. 6, 2021
Coot Statewide Concurrent with duck seasons listed by zone

25

75

Wilson’s Snipe Zone 1 Nov. 7 – Feb. 21, 2021

8

24

Zone 2 Oct. 10 – Jan. 24, 2021
Branta Statewide Nov. 28 – Dec. 13

2

6

September Canada Goose Season Northwest Permit Zone Sept. 12 – Sept. 20

5 Canada Geese

15 Canada Geese

Southwest Zone Sept. 12 – Sept. 16
All Eastern Oregon Cos Sept. 12 – Sept. 16
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: Definitions for Canada geese and white geese can be found on General Hunting Regulations.

Canada Geese

White-Fronted Geese

White Geese

Canada Geese

White-Fronted Geese

White Geese

Northwest Permit Zonec Oct. 24 – Nov. 1 & Nov. 21 – Jan. 13, 2021 & Feb. 6 – Mar. 10, 2021

4d

10

6

12d

30

18

Southwest Zone Oct. 17 – Nov. 1 & Nov. 10 – Jan. 31, 2021

4

10

6

12

30

18

South Coast Zone Oct. 3 – Dec. 6 & Dec. 19 – Jan. 7, 2021 & Feb. 20 – Mar. 10, 2021

6

10

6

18

30

18

Klamath, Lake, Harney & Malheur Cos Zone Canada Goose Oct. 10 – Nov. 29 & Dec. 15 – Jan. 31, 2021

4

12

Klamath, Lake, Harney & Malheur Cos Zone White and White-fronted Goose Oct. 10 – Nov. 29
& Jan. 16 – Mar. 10, 2021e

10f

6g

30f

18g

East Zone Oct. 17 – Nov. 1 & Nov. 10 – Jan. 31, 2021

4

10

6

12

30

18

Crow Statewide Oct. 1 – Jan. 31, 2021

No Limit

No Limit

 

Proposed 2021-22 Upland game bird seasons

Upland Game Birds

Open Area

Open Season

Pheasant Statewide Oct. 9 – Dec. 31, 2021
Quail (California and Mountain) Western Oregon Sept. 1 – Jan. 31, 2022
Eastern Oregon Oct. 9 – Jan. 31, 2022
Ruffed and Blue Grouse Statewide Sept. 1 – Jan. 31, 2022
Turkey General Western Oregon Fall Season Oct. 9 – Jan. 31, 2022
General Eastern Oregon Fall Season Oct. 9 – Jan. 31, 2022
Statewide Spring Season Apr. 15 – May 31, 2022
Chukar and Hungarian (Gray) Partridge Statewide Oct. 9 – Jan. 31, 2022

 

Mountain Quail Locations Needed

ODFW and the USFS are conducting a survey to determine Mtn Quail locations east of the Cascade Mtns in Oregon. Please report any observations of Mtn 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