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State Wildlife Area Regulations

Oregon Bird Hunting

The following language pertains to game bird hunting regulations only. Regulations regarding big game hunting can be found in the Oregon Big Game Regulations. All other rules regarding Department administered WAs can be found online at www.odfw.com/resources/visitors/wildlife.asp. A WA parking permit is required at certain WAs.

Columbia Basin Area

Coyote Springs

Open to hunting during authorized seasons except for big game. Phone: 541-276- 2344. See area rules below.

Hunter Advisory

Repairs to fiber optic lines & infrastructure bisecting the Coyote Springs WA are scheduled to occur. Hunters may encounter these construction crews during the 2017-18 Game Bird Season. There will be no entry restrictions to the wildlife area during this period; however hunters should take appropriate cautions if construction crews are present.

Irrigon

Located on the Columbia Rvr between Irrigon and Umatilla Rvr. Open to hunting during authorized seasons. Phone: 541-276-2344. See area rules below.

Power City

Open to hunting during authorized seasons. Phone: 541- 276-2344. See area rules below.

Willow Creek

Located adjacent to I-84 approximately 14 Mi west of Boardman. Access is through Threemile Canyon (exit 151), then follow signs. Open to hunting during authorized seasons. Phone: 541-276-2344. See area rules below.

All of the above Columbia Basin WAs are open seven days a week. No entry permit is required for wildlife-oriented public use unless otherwise excluded or restricted by the following rules:

  • All dogs must be on a leash except during authorized game bird hunting seasons, or by permit issued by ODFW.
  • Camping or overnight stay is prohibited.
  • Open fires are prohibited.
  • Discharging shotguns at Power City and Irrigon is prohibited except during authorized game bird and game mammal seasons.
  • Discharging firearms other than shotguns is prohibited except at Willow Creek WA.
  • No person shall possess or use any shot other than federally-approved nontoxic shot at any time, except for big game hunters using buckshot or slugs.
  • Entry into the area between 10 p.m. and 4 a.m. is prohibited except in designated parking areas.
  • Leaving decoys set out overnight (10 p.m. through 4 a.m.) is prohibited.
  • Placing waterfowl hunting sites closer than 200 yards apart is prohibited.

Coquille Valley

Located about 3.5 Mi north of Coquille adjacent to Hwy. 42 and North Bank Ln in Coos Co. The area is 583 acres in size and consists of the Beaver Slough and Winter Lk Tracts. Portions of the WA are open to hunting during authorized seasons. Beaver Slough Tract is open to public access and is accessible from a single access point located along North Bank Ln primarily by boat. Winter Lk Tract is closed to public access until further notice. Phone: 541-888-5515.

In addition to state and federal laws, the following rules apply to public use of Coquille Valley WA:

  • Visitors must possess a Hunting/Access permit at all times. Permits are available at the self-check station located at the parking lot along North Bank Ln.
  • Access to the WA must be through the access point located on North Bank Ln.
  • Parking is allowed in WA designated parking areas only.
  • Hunting/Access permits must be completed and returned to a check-out box located at the parking lot by the end of the day.
  • Those portions of the WA that are open to public access are open 4 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • No vehicles or boats with gas powered motors may be used on or launched from the WA except by access permit from ODFW.
  • No person shall possess or use shot other than federally approved nontoxic shot at any time, except for big game hunters using buckshot or slugs.
  • Hunting within or shooting into or across posted safety zones is prohibited.
  • Camping is prohibited.
  • All dogs must be on a leash except when used in the pursuit or retrieval of game during authorized game bird seasons, or by access permit issued by ODFW.
  • Leaving decoys out overnight (10 p.m. to 4 a.m.) is prohibited.

Denman

Located six Mi north of Medford, just west of White City. Phone: 541-826-8774.

Big game and game bird hunting is allowed during authorized hunting seasons according to the restrictions described below for specific units. All hunters must check in and out each day at self-service check stations located throughout the WA.

In addition to general state and federal laws the following are prohibited:

  • No person shall possess or use any shot other than federally-approved nontoxic shot at any time, except for big game hunters using buckshot or slugs.
  • Hunting within posted safety zones surrounding Whetstone Lk and a posted area north of Tou Velle Rd.

Hall Tract Unit

ODFW land north and west of East Gregory Rd, east of Table Rock Rd, south of Ave A and west of Agate Rd. Beginning Nov. 1 through the end of waterfowl season, hunting is allowed on Wednesdays, Saturdays, Sundays, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day only.

Military Slough Unit

ODFW land west of Agate Rd, north of Ave G, east of Table Rock Rd, south and east of the Rogue Rvr and south of Tou Velle Rd.

Little Butte Cr Unit

ODFW land east and west of Agate Rd, north of Tou Velle Rd, east of the Rogue Rvr and south of Nick Young Rd.

Modoc Unit

ODFW land north and west of the Rogue Rvr and east of Tou Velle Rd.

E.E. Wilson

Located on Hwy 99W, approximately 10 Mi north of Corvallis. Big game, game bird, and rabbit hunting is allowed only by permit issued by ODFW, during authorized seasons (Sept. 1, 2017 – Feb. 28, 2018), except closed to hunting when youth game bird hunts are in progress. These permits are free and are available at self-service check stations located at area parking lots. Hunters must check in and out daily. No person shall possess or use any shot other than federally-approved nontoxic shot at any time, except for big game hunters using buckshot or slugs. Federally approved nontoxic shot is also required in the trap shooting area. Public use is prohibited between the hours of 10 p.m. and 4 a.m. From Oct. 1-31, all game bird hunters are required to have in possession a fee pheasant tag and an upland game bird stamp validation to hunt on the area. All hunting during Oct. 1-31 ends at 5 p.m. Phone: 541-745-5334.

  • Dove Hunting: Permitted from Sept. 1-22 and Sept. 25 – Oct. 30.
  • Quail Hunting: Permitted from Sept. 1-22 and Sept. 25 – Jan. 31.
  • Rabbit Hunting: Permitted from Nov. 1 – Feb. 28.

A rabbit hunt for people with disabilities will be held on Feb. 3, 2018. All hunters with an Oregon Disabilities Hunting and Fishing Permit and valid hunting license or disabled hunter’s license are eligible to participate. Members of the Marys Peak Hound Club will have dogs and dog handlers available to assist hunters. Pre-registration is requested with a maximum number of hunters limited to 50. Start time is 8:00 a.m. Only shotguns with federally-approved nontoxic shot may be used. Phone: 541-745-5334.

Fern Ridge

Located west of Eugene on Hwy 126. All lands owned or controlled by ODFW and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in and around Fern Ridge Reservoir are closed to all entry with the following exceptions listed below for the units. Phone: 541-935-2591.

No person shall possess or use any shot other than federally-approved nontoxic shot at any time, except for big game hunters using buckshot or slugs. Discharging firearms is prohibited except as authorized during game bird and game mammal seasons, or by permit. All dogs must be on a leash except during authorized game bird seasons, or by permit. All garbage generated during hunting activities (including shotgun shells) should be removed from all Corps lands. Open fires prohibited. The WA is closed to all public use between 10 p.m. and 4 a.m.

Daily hunting permits are required, must be possessed at all times by users, and must be completed and returned at the end of the day for hunting in East Coyote, West Coyote, Fisher Butte, Royal Amazon and Kirk Park units. Free daily permits are available at self-service check stations located in parking lots off Hwy 126 (West 11th Ave) Cantrell Rd, Nielson Rd, Royal Ave and east Kirk Park on Clear Lake Rd. For reservation waterfowl hunt program.

The WA is open to goose hunting only for the Sept. Canada Goose Season and Sept. youth waterfowl season.

Hunter Advisory

Parking will be limited in the Cantrell and Neilson Rd parking lots. Construction materials have been stockpiled in the parking lots for an infrastructure / habitat improvement project, in cooperation with Ducks Unlimited, scheduled for completion in summer/fall 2017. Hunters participating in the reservation hunt are asked to leave the area in front of the red gate at the Neilson Rd parking lot free to accommodate the ODFW check station. Hunters may have to park along the Co rd to check in or while participating in the stand-by hunt.

East and West Coyote Units

Located south of Hwy 126 (West 11th Ave) and north of Cantrell Rd on the east and west side of Coyote Cr. Marked trail to viewing platform accessible from Nielson Rd parking lot remains open daily year-round. Access is by designated trail only during periods of unit closures.

  • May 1 – Oct. 8: Open to public use daily; open to hunting during authorized game bird and game mammal seasons. Sept. 9 and 10 are designated for Youth Upland Bird Hunt program. A Western Oregon Fee Pheasant Hunt Permit is required for pheasant hunting from Sept. 11 – Oct. 8.
  • Oct. 9 – Nov. 17: Closed to all public access.
  • Nov. 18 – Jan. 27: Open only for waterfowl hunting by reservation permit on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays until 1:00 p.m. Closed to all public access at 2:00 p.m. Reminder: Successful applicants must purchase their reservation permit before arriving at the WA. Licensing documents are not available at the WA. Permit holders must have in their possession a valid reservation permit to check into the area. Check-in and blind selection will be held 1-1/2 hours before shooting time. Permit holders not present at check-in time forfeit their permit for the day. A free drawing for stand-by hunters will be held at the same time to fill blinds left vacant by permit holders who do not arrive for the hunt. Hunters must check in at a check station trailer located at Nielson Rd parking lot. Permit holder may be accompanied by one guest. Nov. 25 and Dec. 23 are reserved for youth waterfowl hunters only.
  • Jan. 28 – Apr. 30: Open to public use on Saturdays. Closed to all public access Sunday through Friday. Hunting and the discharge of firearms is prohibited.

Fisher Butte and Royal Amazon Units

Located north of Hwy 126 (West 11th Ave) and south of the Amazon Cr channel. Marked trails to viewing platforms accessible from the Royal Ave and Hwy 126 parking lots will remain open to public use daily, year-round. Designated Rd and trail use only during periods of unit closures. Hunting is allowed during the dates and time specified below.

  • May 1 – Oct. 8: Open to public use daily; open to hunting during authorized game bird and game mammal seasons. Sept. 9 and 10 are designated for Youth Upland Bird Hunt program. Western Oregon Fee Pheasant Hunt permit is required for pheasant hunting from Sept. 11 to Oct. 8.
  • Oct. 9 – Oct. 13: Closed to all public access.
  • Oct. 14 – Jan. 28: Open for public use and hunting until 1:00 p.m. daily. Closed to all public access after 2:00 p.m.
  • Jan. 29 – Apr. 30: Open to public use on Saturdays. Closed to all public access Sunday through Friday. Hunting and the discharge of firearms is prohibited.

All Other Units at Fern Ridge WA including Fern Ridge Lake

Open to public use daily and open to hunting during authorized game bird and game mammal seasons. Lane Co. and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers parks are closed to hunting and the discharge of firearms.

Klamath

Located six Mi south of Klamath Falls between Hwy 97 and the Klamath Rvr which forms the western boundary. The area contains 2,400 acres in the Miller Island Unit. In addition to this area, there are three outlying units: Gorr Island, Shoalwater Bay and Sesti Tgawaals, which contain an additional 990 acres.

Gorr Island is located four Mi south of the Miller Island Unit in the Klamath Rvr and is only accessible by boat. Shoalwater Bay and Sesti Tgawaals are both located on the west side of Upper Klamath Lk approximately 10 Mi to the north and west of Klamath Falls. Phone: 541-883-5732.

Gorr Island, Shoalwater Bay
and Sesti Tgawaals

Open for public use daily. Open for hunting daily during authorized hunting seasons. No permit required.

Miller Island Unit

Hunter Advisory

Management programs on the Klamath WA Miller Island Unit will impact waterfowl hunter access during the 2017-18 waterfowl seasons. Efforts to rehabilitate portions of the marshlands around the Miller Island Unit to improve long-term habitat benefits for a multitude of waterfowl species will require dewatering certain wetlands and actively controlling overgrown vegetation. While efforts will be made to bring water back to all areas as soon as possible, some portions of the unit may be dry and will not provide good hunting opportunities throughout the season. The Hamaker portion of Unit B may be dry during the early part of the hunt season, however, all efforts will be made to flood the area prior to the opening of waterfowl season. Maps showing impacted areas are available at the WA office or on the ODFW website, www.odfw.com. Additional activities may occur in 2017-18. Rehabilitated marshes will provide important food sources for birds in coming years and will greatly benefit hunters in the long term.

In addition to general state and federal laws the following regulations apply to the area:

  • May 1 – Sept. 30: Open to public use daily; open to hunting during authorized game bird seasons. Sept. 16-17 are reserved for youth upland hunters only and Sept. 23-24 are reserved for youth waterfowl hunters only.
  • Oct. 1 – Dec. 31: Open to public use Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays. Open to game bird hunting Oct. 7th and 8th and every following Monday, Wednesday and Saturday during authorized game bird seasons. Upland game bird shooting hours begin at 10:00 a.m. All other days are closed to all entry, except public Rds, parking areas, boat ramp, designated birding trail and designated dog training area. Oct. 21, all of Miller Island Unit is open to youth hunters only on a first-come basis.
  • Jan. 1 – Jan. 31: Open to public use daily; open to hunting during authorized game bird seasons.
  • Feb. 1 – April 30: Public use is restricted to public Rds, parking areas, boat ramp, designated birding trail and designated dog training area to minimize disturbance to migrating waterfowl.
  • No person shall possess or use any shot other than federally-approved nontoxic shot at any time.
  • Public use is prohibited between the hours of 10 p.m. and 4 a.m.
  • Dogs are prohibited off leash except during authorized game bird seasons, in the posted dog training area, or by permit.
  • Camping is prohibited.
  • Discharging firearms is prohibited except during authorized game bird hunting seasons or by permit.
  • Daily hunting permit is required. Hunters shall be in possession of permit while in the field; check out is required. Daily hunt permits are available at the check station located on the North side of Miller Island Rd just west of the railroad tracks.

Reservation Hunt:

  • Saturday Oct. 7th is by reservation only.
  • The check station opens 2 hours before waterfowl shooting time and all reservation holders must check in at least ½ hour before waterfowl shooting time.
  • All hunters must have in their possession a valid reservation permit to check into the area. Successful applicants must purchase their reservation permit before arriving at the WA. Licensing documents are not available at the WA.

Miller Island Unit is divided into three subunits: A, B and C. Hunter numbers will be limited to 35 at any one time in each subunit.

  • Subunit A: North of Miller Island Rd and east of Delameter Rd.
  • Subunit B: West of Delameter and Miller Island Rds.
  • Subunit C: East and South of Miller Island Rd.

Throughout the pheasant season a pheasant release program will occur. After Oct. 13, pheasants will be released in subunits A and C of the Miller Island Unit. Pheasants are donated by Unlimited Pheasants.

HOW LONG IS YOUR BOAT?

You may need an Aquatic Invasive Species Permit!

  • One permit per boat while in use; permit is transferrable.
  • Required for all motorized boats and non-motorized (drift boats, kayaks, canoes, etc.) over a certain length. Please check at the Oregon Marine Board website.
  • $7 annually ($5 permit plus $2 agent fee) — $22 for non-residents
  • Purchase where hunting/fishing licenses are sold or online at Oregon Marine Board website
  • Automatically included with motorboat registration

All boats, regardless of size, are required to stop at inspection stations when stations are observed and open. Failure to stop could result in a $110 fine.

The Aquatic Invasive Species Prevention Program was established by the Oregon Legislature in an effort to keep Oregon’s lakes, rivers and streams free of destructive species like quagga mussels. See www.odfw.com for more information.

Ladd Marsh

Located five Mi south of La Grande in Union Co, hunting is allowed according to specific regulations listed below. Phone: 541-963-4954.

In addition to general state and federal laws, the following apply to Ladd Marsh WA:

  • The area is closed between 10 p.m. and 4 a.m. An entry permit is required at all other times.
  • Free daily entry permits are available at self-service check stations located at area parking lots. Hunters and other visitors must check in and out daily.
  • Leaving decoys set out overnight is prohibited (10 p.m. – 4 a.m.).
  • Motorized boats are prohibited.
  • Camping is prohibited.
  • Dogs are prohibited except during authorized game bird seasons.
  • No person shall possess or use any shot other than federally-approved nontoxic shot at any time, except for big game hunters using buckshot or slugs.
  • Discharging firearms is prohibited except when lawfully hunting during authorized game bird and big game hunting seasons.

Lands East of Foothill Rd

Except posted refuge areas and safety zones, areas are open to hunting on Wednesdays, Saturdays, Sundays and federal holidays, Aug. 1 through Jan. 31.

Lands West of Foothill Rd

Closed to all entry Feb. 1 – Mar. 31 except by access permit issued by ODFW.

Sauvie Island

Located 10 Mi north of Portland off Hwy 30. The WA includes Westside, Eastside, Oak Island and North units, and the Columbia Rvr Beach area. Maps are available at check stations (Westside, Eastside, North units, and Willow Bar parking lot) and the WA Headquarters (18330 NW Sauvie Island Rd). The Willow Bar parking lot is located at the Multnomah-Columbia Co line on Reeder Rd. Portions of Sauvie Island WA are closed to all entry except when in possession of a valid daily public hunt area permit from Oct. 1 – Apr. 30. A Beginners Guide to Waterfowl Hunting at Sauvie Island WA is available at: http://www.dfw.state.or.us/resources/hunting/waterfowl/sauvie/waterfowl_hunting.asp. Phone: 503-621-3488.

In addition to general state and federal laws, the following regulations also apply to all ODFW lands on Sauvie Island, including Gilbert Rvr and Sturgeon Lk.

  • The WA is closed to hunting of game mammals, furbearers, predators, and unprotected and protected wildlife (except black-tailed deer, rabbit, crow, Eurasian collared-dove, and game birds). For black-tailed deer hunting, please see big game hunting regulations.
  • The WA is closed to the public between 10 p.m. and 4 a.m. daily.
  • No person shall possess or use any shot other than federally-approved nontoxic shot at any time.
  • Operation of boats in Sturgeon Lk Refuge is prohibited from Oct. 1 – Apr. 15. Operating boats over 5 Mi per hour is prohibited on all area Lks.
  • Posted refuges, including Sturgeon Lk and North Oak Island, are closed to all hunting year-round.
  • The Columbia Rvr Drainage District Dike is closed to all hunting.

Youth Hunting

Fee Pheasant

Sept. 18 – Oct. 1: In the Eastside Unit only. Hunters must check in and out at Willow Bar and Eastside self-service check stations only, where ODFW dated public hunt area permits are available. In addition to a valid hunting license and public hunt area permit, all bird hunters are required to have in possession a fee pheasant tag and an upland game bird stamp validation to hunt in the Eastside Unit. All bird hunting ends at 6 p.m.

North Unit and
Columbia River Beaches

These areas are open to hunting every day of the authorized seasons for dove, snipe, pheasant, quail, duck, coot, crow, and Sept. Canada goose. Rabbit hunting is allowed in the North Unit only during Sept. 1 – Jan. 31, 2018. Voluntary check in and out at the North Unit parking lot located at the end of Reeder Rd is encouraged.

Westside, Eastside and Oak Island Units

Sept. 1 – Oct. 1: During this time period these units are open to hunting during authorized seasons for dove, quail, crow, and Sept. Canada goose. A free daily public hunt area permit is required in these units. Permits can be obtained at self-service check stations at the WA Headquarters, Westside, Eastside, and Willow Bar parking lot. See exceptions below:

  • During the youth pheasant hunt (Sept. 16 & 17) the Eastside Unit is only open to youth hunt participants.
  • During the Sept. youth waterfowl hunt (Sept. 23 & 24) the Westside Unit is only open to youth hunt participants.
  • During the fee pheasant hunt (Sept. 18 – Oct. 1) Eastside Unit hunters must follow Fee Pheasant hunt procedures listed above.

Oct. 2 – Oct. 13: These units are closed to all hunting and all public access.

Oct. 14 – Jan. 28: During this time period these units are open to hunting during authorized seasons for dove, snipe, pheasant, quail, duck, coot, crow, and white geese, only on reservation hunt days. Shooting hours end at 4 p.m. and all hunters must check out at check stations by 6 p.m.

A free daily public hunt area permit issued at the Westside or Eastside check stations is required in these units:

  • Westside Unit: Public hunt area permits will be issued through a random number drawing conducted each hunt day at the Westside check station located at the north end of Sauvie Island Rd. Hunters wishing to participate in the drawing must be in the vehicle line at the Westside check station 1-1/2 hours before shooting time. Each hunter will be given the opportunity to draw a random number and hunters in parties (up to four members) will be assigned the lowest random number drawn among the party’s members. Hunters will be called via AM Radio Station 1580 to the check station in the order of their draw number to choose hunting sites and obtain public hunt area permits. Hunters arriving after 1-1/2 hours before shooting time will be issued remaining public hunt area permits on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Eastside and Oak Island Units: Public hunt area permits are issued to hunters holding reservation permits at the Eastside check station located at the intersection of Reeder and Rentenaar Rds. Reservation permits must be obtained through the controlled hunt draw process. Reservation hunters must be in line at least 2 hours before shooting time and will be called via AM Radio Station 1580 to the check station by the check-in sequence number printed on their reservation permit. Reminder: Successful applicants must purchase their reservation permit before arriving at the WA. License documents are not available at the check stations. Unfilled reservations are available to hunters without reservations on a first-come, first-served basis at the check station beginning 1 hour before shooting time. Separate vehicle lines are designated for reservation and non-reservation hunters. Note: In the Oak Island Unit, water is not available until Columbia Rvr levels at Vancouver reach 15 feet.
  • Westside, Eastside and Oak Island Units:
    • Hunters in check station lines must check through in the vehicles in which they arrive.
    • All hunting in units with designated shooting locations will be from the assigned blinds/sites, unless otherwise authorized. No more than four persons (one reservation hunter may bring up to three guest hunters) will be allowed at designated shooting sites in Mud Lk, Steelman, Holman Point, Mudhen, Racetrack, Hunt, Reeder Tract, Oak Island, Seal and Johnson units. In a non-designated shooting site unit (roam unit), only one non hunting person may accompany a permit holder, unless otherwise authorized.

Summer Lake

Located adjacent to Hwy 31 in north Lake Co, 100 Mi southeast of Bend. Over 60 percent of the area’s 18,900 acres are open to big game and game bird hunting during authorized seasons (except as indicated below). Hunting is permitted seven days-a-week. Overnight camping is permitted at four designated sites on the area. Hunters must obtain a daily hunting permit. Daily permits for two consecutive days are allowed. Check-out at the end of the day or following two consecutive days is required. Hunting permits and area maps are available at Area Headquarters, 1.3 Mi south of the town of Summer Lk. Phone: 541-943-3152.

In addition to general state and federal laws, the following are prohibited:

  • Hunting in or shooting into posted refuges, campgrounds and safety zones.
  • Operating motor vehicles on closed Rds or driving cross-country.
  • Parking or leaving motor vehicles unattended except in areas designated for that use or in campgrounds.
  • Leaving decoys set out overnight (8 p.m. to 4 a.m.).
  • Possession or use of any shot other than federally-approved nontoxic shot at any time, except for big game hunters using buckshot, slugs, or by permit issued by ODFW.
  • Hunting geese during the Sept. Canada Goose Season and from Jan. 29 – Mar. 10, 2018.
  • Entering posted refuges during authorized game bird and game mammal hunting seasons, except to retrieve lawfully taken wildlife. Motor vehicle access along the Wildlife Viewing Loop, which goes through a posted refuge, is permitted except during the youth hunt and 7 days prior to and through the general waterfowl season.
  • Entering any portion of the WA south of Thousand Springs Ln (Lake Co Rd 4-17), except the Foster Place unit and open Rds and campgrounds, between Sept. 30 through 4 a.m. on Oct. 7.
  • Operating boats with gas-powered motors.

Other Wildlife Areas Open to Game Bird Hunting

Bridge Cr. (Umatilla Co)

Open to public access and hunting Apr. 15 – Nov. 30. Motorized vehicle travel restricted to open Rd. Entry by access permit issued by ODFW Dec. 1 – Apr. 14. Phone: 541-276-2344.

Elkhorn (Baker/Union cos)

Open to all public access Apr. 11 – Nov. 30, or by permit. Roth Tract closed to all hunting; an entry permit is required at all times of the year. Phone: 541-898-2826.

Enterprise (Wallowa Co)

Open to hunting seven days-a-week. No entry permit is required. Posted portions of the area lying south of the Union Pacific Railroad line and the entire Marr Tract are closed to all hunting. Phone: 541-426-3279.

Gods Valley (Clatsop Co)

Vehicles are restricted to Co Rds. Phone: 503-755-2264.

Jewell Meadows (Clatsop Co)

All areas posted as “Wildlife Refuge” are closed to public access (entry). Posted portions of the Beneke Tract are closed to entry during any open Saddle Mt. Unit elk season. See current Oregon Big Game Regulations. It is unlawful to shoot bows or firearms from or across open fields on the Humbug Tract during any open Wilson Unit elk season. Phone: 503-755-2264.

Lower Deschutes (Wasco/ Sherman cos)

Open to the discharge of firearms only while hunting of big game and game birds during authorized seasons, except that discharge of firearms is prohibited within the Wild and Scenic waterway boundary from the third Saturday in May through August 31. Access by foot, boat, or bicycle only. Phone: 541-296-4628.

Phillip W. Schneider (Grant Co)

Open to public access and hunting Apr. 15 – Jan. 31. Motorized vehicle travel restricted to open rds. Some rds closed seasonally from Dec. 1 – Apr. 14. Entry by permit only Feb. 1 – Apr. 14, including BLM land within the exterior boundaries of the WA. Phone: 541-987-2171.

Riverside (Malheur Co)

Open to hunting during authorized seasons. Discharge of firearms is prohibited the remainder of the year. Motorized vehicle travel restricted to designated Rds. Phone: 541-573-6582.

St. Louis Ponds (Marion Co)

Open for game bird hunting between the beginning of pheasant season and the end of waterfowl season. The following are prohibited: discharge of rifles and pistols; use any shot other than federally-approved nontoxic shot at any time; use of all floating crafts; and use of the area for any purpose between one hour after sunset to one hour before sunrise.

Tami Wagner (Lincoln Co)

Open for wildlife-oriented public use unless otherwise excluded or restricted by the following rules: discharge of any firearm is prohibited except as authorized during game bird and game mammal seasons, or by permit. Camping is prohibited except by access permit issued by ODFW. Unauthorized motor vehicle use is prohibited. Phone: 541-867-4741

Wenaha (Wallowa Co)

Open to public access and hunting Apr. 1 – Dec. 31. Motorized vehicle travel restricted to open Rds. Phone: 541-828-7721.

White River (Wasco Co)

Open to hunting during authorized seasons, except the WA lands north of FR 27 are closed to the public from Dec. 1 – Mar. 31. Motor vehicles are prohibited except on parking areas, designated campsites, and open Rds. No cross country travel or off rd motor vehicle use is allowed, except by access permit issued by ODFW or for administrative use. ATV/OHV and snowmobile use are prohibited on all area lands except for administrative use or by access permit issued by ODFW. Camping is prohibited except in designated campsites or by permit, and may not exceed 14 days in a 30 day period. Campfires and open burning prohibited except at designated campsites. Fires are prohibited during designated fire closures. Running or training dogs is prohibited except by permit issued by ODFW or during authorized bird hunting seasons. Phone: 541-544-2126.

A Wildlife Area Parking Permit is Required

Display your parking permit at wildlife areas

Don’t forget to display the parking permit that comes with your hunting license on your vehicle at the following wildlife areas:

  • Coyote Springs
  • Ken Denman
  • EE Wilson
  • Elkhorn
  • Fern Ridge
  • Irrigon
  • Jewell Meadows
  • Klamath
  • Ladd Marsh
  • Phillip W. Schneider
  • Power City
  • Sauvie Island
  • Summer Lake
  • White River
  • Willow Creek

A free annual permit comes with the purchase of an annual hunting license or Sports Pac. All other WA users need to purchase a permit. Permits are available where fishing and hunting licenses are sold and on the ODFW website (www.odfw.com).