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Game Bird Seasons

Oregon Bird Hunting

2017-18 Upland Game Bird Seasons

Upland game birdsa

OPEN AREA

OPEN SEASON(all dates inclusive)

DAILY BAG LIMIT

POSSESSION LIMIT

Youth Upland Hunts See season dates and hunt requirements.
“Blue” and Ruffed Grouse
(Forest grouse)
Statewide Sept. 1 – Jan. 31, 2018

3 each
species

9 each
species

Chukar and Hungarian (Gray) Partridge Statewide Oct. 7 – Jan. 31, 2018

8b

24b

Rooster Pheasant Statewide (Additional Special Hunt below) Oct. 7 – Dec. 31

2

8

California Quaild Western Oregon Sept. 1 – Jan. 31, 2018

10c

30c

Eastern Oregon Oct. 7 – Jan. 31, 2018

10

30

Mountain Quail Western Oregon, Hood Rvr and Wasco Cos Sept. 1 – Jan. 31, 2018

10c

30c

Crook, Grant, Wheeler, Gilliam, Klamath, Umatilla, Morrow and Wallowa Cos Oct. 7 – Jan. 31, 2018

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; however, the department will not post pheasant stocking schedules for these hunts. This will allow the department flexibility with bird delivery and release.

OPEN Areas

Season Dates

Daily Bag Limit

Requirements

Denman WA Sept. 18 – Oct. 6

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. 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. 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. 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 – 31
Fern Ridge WA
(Open Areas: East and West Coyote, Fisher Butte and Royal Amazon units.)
Sept. 11 – Oct. 8
Sauvie Island WA
(Open Area: Eastside Unit)
Sept. 18 – Oct. 1

2017 controlled sage-grouse season

Application Period: July 1 – Aug. 21

Mail order applications must be RECEIVED in the Salem headquarters office by Aug. 21. See Permit Hunt Application Procedures.

  • Results Available: Sept. 1
  • Permit Sales End: Sept. 17
  • Season Dates: Sept. 9-17
  • Daily Bag Limit: Two sage-grouse
  • Season Limit: Two sage-grouse
  • Open Area: By permit only, as follows:

Hunt No.

Open Area

2016 Permit

2016 1st Choice Applicants

2017 Permits

J51 Sumpter Unit

0

0

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

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

J64 Lookout Mt Unit

0

0

J65 Beulah Unit

150

40

J66 Malheur Rvr Unit

100

51

J67 Owyhee Unit

75

19

J68 Whitehorse Unit*

70

72

J69 Steens Mt Unit

75

76

J70 Beatys Butte Unit

150

156

J71 Juniper Unit

70

38

J72 Silvies Unit

20

20

J73A N. Wagontire*

35

36

J73B S. Wagontire*

20

2

J74 Warner Unit

80

81

2017 Controlled Fall Turkey Season

Application Period: July 1 – Sept. 13. Mail order applications must be RECEIVED in the Salem headquarters Office by Sept. 13. See Permit Application Procedures.

Results Available: Sept. 20.

Tag Sales End: Last day of season.

Daily Bag Limit: One turkey of either sex.

Season Limit: One turkey of either sex.

Eastern Oregon

Hunt No: K41 — White River

Season Dates: Oct. 7 – Oct. 22.

Tags: 50.

Open Area: White River Management Unit (Unit 41) and that part of the Biggs Management Unit (Unit 43) west of the Deschutes Rvr.

2017 General
Fall Turkey Seasons

Eastern Oregon

Blue Mountain

Season Dates: Oct. 7 – Nov. 30 and Dec. 1 – Dec. 31. From Dec. 1 – Dec. 31, hunting is allowed only on private lands by permission. Private lands are any lands not owned or controlled by any state, county or federal agency.

Open Area: All of Wildlife Management Units 36, 37, 38, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 54, 55, and 65. All allotted and/or Tribal lands inside the exterior boundary of the Umatilla Indian Reservation are not open to hunting.

Daily Bag Limit: One turkey of either sex.

Season Limit: One turkey of either sex.

Tags: A maximum of 600 tags will be issued on a first-come, first-serve basis through license agents or mail order.

Tag Sales Deadline: Hunters may purchase tags beginning Sept. 20 through the end of the season or until the tag limit is reached.

Northeast

Season Dates: Oct. 7 – Nov. 30 and Dec. 1 – Dec. 31. From Dec. 1 – Dec. 31, hunting is allowed only on private lands not owned or controlled by any state, county or federal agency.

Open Area: All of Wildlife Management Units 51, 52 (excluding the Starkey Experimental Forest and Range enclosure), 53, 54, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62, 63, and 64. All allotted and/or Tribal lands inside the exterior boundary of the Umatilla Indian Reservation are not open to hunting.

Daily Bag Limit: One turkey of either sex.

Season Limit: One turkey of either sex.

Tags: A maximum of 450 tags will be issued on a first-come, first serve basis through license agents or mail order.

Tag Sale Deadline: Hunters may purchase tags beginning Sept. 20 through the end of the season or until the tag limit is reached.

Western Oregon

General Season Dates: Oct. 15 – Dec. 31

Open Area: All of Wildlife Management Units 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29 and 30.

Daily Bag Limit: One turkey of either sex

Season Limit: Two turkeys of either sex

Tags: A maximum of 4,000 tags will be issued on a first-come, first-served basis through license agents or mail order.

Tag Sale Deadline: Hunters may purchase tags beginning Sept. 20 through the end of the season or until the tag limit is reached.

It is unlawful to obtain and possess more than two 2017 fall turkey tags of which only one can be an eastern Oregon fall turkey tag (White River, Blue Mountain, Northeast). Hunters can purchase two western Oregon fall turkey tags, or obtain one eastern Oregon fall turkey tag and one western Oregon season fall turkey tag per season.

Tagging: At time of harvest, a hunter must validate their tag immediately by removing in its entirety the appropriate month and day of harvest and attach the tag securely to the carcass.

2018 General Spring Turkey Season

Season Dates: Apr. 15 – May 31.

Open Area: Statewide.

Daily Bag Limit: One male turkey or a turkey with a visible beard.

Season Limit: Three legal turkeys.

Tag Sale Deadline: Hunters may purchase tags through the end of the season.

It is unlawful to obtain and possess more than three 2018 statewide spring turkey tags.

2018 Spring
Youth Turkey Hunt

Season Dates Statewide: Apr. 7-8.

Daily Bag/Season Limit: One male turkey or one turkey with a visible beard.

Eligibility: Hunters age 17 years and younger are eligible to participate. In these hunts an adult 21 years or older, who may not hunt, must accompany not more than one youth hunter. Youth participating in the Mentored Youth Hunt Program are not eligible to participate in the April 7-8 youth hunt. Hunters must possess a 2018 spring turkey tag. Youths with an unfilled tag may also hunt during the general spring turkey season.

All Turkey Hunters

Shotguns no larger than 10 gauge nor smaller than 20 gauge; shot size no larger than No. 2; and recurve, long, and compound bows may be used to hunt turkey. Dogs may be used during the fall turkey season. It is unlawful to use dogs to hunt spring turkey.

See current Oregon Big Game Regulations for Wildlife Management Unit boundary descriptions.

Emergency Turkey Hunts

Hunters: Did you know there are opportunities to take an additional turkey through emergency hunts?

An emergency hunt is held on short notice to address acute agricultural damage. Emergency hunts may be held on private property or multiple ownerships wherein the district wildlife biologist has established a hunt area. Please see current Oregon Big Game Regulations for application procedures.

Don’t Forget to Report

All turkey hunters who purchased a tag are required to report.

  • Hunts ending Apr. 1 – Dec. 31, 2017, the deadline is Jan. 31, 2018.
  • Hunts ending Jan. 1 – Mar. 31, 2018, the deadline is Apr. 15, 2018.

Please see: www.reportmyhunt.com or call 1-866-947-ODFW (6339) for more details.

2017-18 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.
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. 14 – Oct. 29 & Nov. 1 – Jan. 28, 2018

See footnote (b)

See footnote (b)

Zone 1 Scaup Nov. 4 – Jan. 28, 2018
Zone 2 Oct. 7 – Nov. 26 & Nov. 29 – Jan. 21, 2018
Zone 2 Scaup Oct. 7 – Nov. 26 & Nov. 29 – Jan. 2, 2018
Coot Statewide Concurrent with duck seasons listed by zone

25

75

Wilson’s Snipe Zone 1 Nov. 4 – Feb. 18, 2018

8

24

Zone 2 Concurrent with duck season
Branta Statewide Nov. 25 – Dec. 10

2

6

September Canada Goose Season Northwest Permit Zone Sept. 9 – Sept. 17

5 Canada Geese

15 Canada Geese

Southwest Zone Sept. 9 – Sept. 13
All Eastern Oregon Cos Sept. 9 – Sept. 13
Note: Some areas open during regular goose season are closed during this season.
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. 21 – Oct. 29 & Nov. 18 – Jan. 7, 2018 & Feb. 3 – Mar. 10, 2018

4d

10

6

12d

30

18

Southwest Zone Oct. 14 – Oct. 29 & Nov. 6 – Jan. 28, 2018

4

10

6

12

30

18

South Coast Zone Sept. 30 – Nov. 26 & Dec. 16 – Jan. 9, 2018 & Feb. 17 – Mar. 10, 2018e

6

10

6

18

30

18

Klamath, Lake, Harney & Malheur Cos Zone Canada Goose Oct. 7 – Nov. 26 & Dec. 11 – Jan. 28, 2018

4

12

Klamath, Lake, Harney & Malheur Cos Zone White and White-fronted Goose Oct. 7 – Nov. 26
& Jan. 16 – Mar. 10, 2018f

10g

6h

30g

18h

East Zone Oct. 14 – Oct. 29 & Nov. 6 – Jan. 28, 2018

4

10

6

12

30

18

Crow Statewide Oct. 1 – Jan 31, 2018

No Limit

No Limit