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Game Bird Seasons

Oregon Bird Hunting

2016-17 Upland Game Bird Seasons

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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, 2017

3 each
species

9 each
species

Chukar and Hungarian (Gray) Partridge

Statewide

Oct. 8 – Jan. 31, 2017

8b

24b

Rooster Pheasant

Statewide (Additional Special Hunt below)

Oct. 8 – Dec. 31

2

8

California Quaild

Western Oregon

Sept. 1 – Jan. 31, 2017

10c

30c

Eastern Oregon

Oct. 8 – Jan. 31, 2017

10

30

Mountain Quail
(report information on Mountain Quail observations in eastern Oregon)

Western Oregon, Hood Rvr and Wasco Cos

Sept. 1 – Jan. 31, 2017

10c

30c

Crook, Grant, Wheeler, Gilliam, Klamath, Umatilla, Morrow and Wallowa Cos

Oct. 8 – Jan. 31, 2017

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. 19 – Oct. 7

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. 12 – Oct. 9

Sauvie Island WA
(Open Area: Eastside Unit)

Sept. 19 – Oct. 2

2016 controlled sage-grouse season

Application Period: July 1 – Aug. 22

Mail order applications must be RECEIVED in the Salem headquarters office by Aug. 22. Follow Permit Hunt Application Procedures.

  • Results Available: Sept. 2
  • Permit Sales End: Sept. 18
  • Season Dates: Sept. 10-18
  • Daily Bag Limit: Two sage-grouse
  • Season Limit: Two sage-grouse
  • Open Area: By permit only, as follows:

Hunt No.

Open Area

2015 Permit

2015 1st Choice Applicants

2016 Permits

J51

Sumpter Unit

0

0

0

J64

Lookout Mt Unit

0

0

0

J65

Beulah Unit

150

56

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

J66

Malheur Rvr Unit

100

42

J67

Owyhee Unit

75

22

J68

Whitehorse Unit*

70

88

J69

Steens Mt Unit

75

63

J70

Beatys Butte Unit

150

151

J71

Juniper Unit

70

31

J72

Silvies Unit

20

27

J73A

N. Wagontire*

35

98

J73B

S. Wagontire*

20

2

J74

Warner Unit

80

132

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2016 Controlled Fall Turkey Season

Application Period: July 1 – Sept. 13. Mail order applications must be RECEIVED in the Salem headquarters Office by Sept. 13. Follow 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. 8 – Oct. 23.

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.

2016 General
Fall Turkey Seasons

Eastern Oregon

Blue Mountain

Season Dates: Oct. 8 – 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 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 54, 55, and 65. All 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 500 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. 8 – 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 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62, 63, and 64.

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 2016 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.

2017 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 2017 statewide spring turkey tags.

2017 Spring
Youth Turkey Hunt

Season Dates Statewide: Apr. 8-9.

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 8-9 youth hunt. Hunters must possess a 2017 spring turkey tag. Youths with an unfilled tag may also hunt during the general spring turkey season.

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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 shooting hours table.

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

Don’t Forget to Report

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

  • Hunts ending Apr. 1 – Dec. 31, 2016, the deadline is Jan. 31, 2017.
  • Hunts ending Jan. 1 – Mar. 31, 2017, the deadline is Apr. 15, 2017.

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

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.

2016-17 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.

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. 15 – Oct. 30 & Nov. 2 – Jan. 29, 2017

See footnote (b)

See footnote (b)

Zone 1 Scaup

Nov. 5 – Jan. 29, 2017

Zone 2

Oct. 8 – Nov. 27 & Nov. 30 – Jan. 22, 2017

Zone 2 Scaup

Oct. 8 – Nov. 27 & Nov. 30 – Jan. 3, 2017

Coot

Statewide

Concurrent with duck seasons listed by zone

25

75

Wilson’s Snipe

Zone 1

Nov. 5 – Feb. 19, 2017

8

24

Zone 2

Concurrent with duck season

Branta

Statewide

Nov. 26 – Dec. 11

2

6

September Canada Goose Season

Northwest Permit Zone

Sept. 10 – Sep. 18

5 Canada Geese

15 Canada Geese

Southwest Zone

Sept. 10 – Sep. 14

All Eastern Oregon Cos

Sept. 10 – Sep. 14

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. 22 – Oct. 30 & Nov. 19 – Jan. 9, 2017 & Feb. 4 – Mar. 10, 2017

4d

10

6

12d

30

18

Southwest Zone

Oct. 15 – Oct. 30 & Nov. 7 – Jan. 29, 2017

4

10

6

12

30

18

South Coast Zone

Oct. 1 – Nov. 27 & Dec. 17 – Jan. 11, 2017 & Feb. 18 – Mar. 10, 2017e

6

10

6

18

30

18

Klamath, Lake, Harney & Malheur Cos Zone Canada Goose

Oct. 8 – Nov. 27 & Dec. 12 – Jan. 29, 2017

4

12

Klamath, Lake, Harney & Malheur Cos Zone White and White-fronted Goose

Oct. 8 – Nov. 27
& Jan. 16 – Mar. 10, 2017f

10g

6h

30g

18h

Eastern Oregon Zone

Oct. 15 – Oct. 30 & Nov. 2 – Jan. 29, 2017

4

10

6

12

30

18

Crow

Statewide

Oct. 1 – Jan 31, 2017

No Limit

No Limit