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Turkey Seasons

Oregon Bird Hunting

2018 Fall Turkey Seasons

It is unlawful to obtain and possess more than two 2018 fall turkey tags of which only one can be an eastern Oregon fall turkey tag (White River, Blue Mountain, Northeast).

Controlled Fall Season

Application Period: July 1 – Sept. 13. See Application Procedures on Reservation & Permit Application.

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. 6 – Oct. 21.

Tags: 50.

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

General Fall Seasons

Blue Mountain

Season Dates: Oct. 6 – 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 WMUs 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 (see map on State Wildlife Area Regulations).

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 online or anywhere ODFW licenses are sold.

Tag Sale 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. 6 – Nov. 30 and Dec. 1 – Dec. 31. From Dec. 1 – Dec. 31, hunting is allowed by permission only on private lands not owned or controlled by any state, county or federal agency.

Open Area: All of WMUs 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 (see map on State Wildlife Area Regulations).

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 online or anywhere ODFW licenses are sold.

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 online or anywhere ODFW licenses are sold.

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

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 or visit myodfw.com/articles/apply-emergency-hunt

2019 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 2019 statewide spring turkey tags.

2019 Spring Youth Turkey Hunt

Season Dates Statewide: Apr. 13-14.

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 13-14 youth hunt. Hunters must possess a 2019 spring turkey tag. Youths with an unfilled tag may also hunt during the general spring turkey season. See License Requirements for additional license requirements.

 

All Turkey Hunters

  • It is unlawful to use shotguns larger than 10 gauge and shot size larger than No. 2.
  • Recurve, long, and compound bows may be used.
  • See General Hunting Regulations for legal hunting methods.
  • Dogs may be used during the fall season, but not during the spring season.
  • For shooting hours see Shooting Hours.
  • 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.

For WMU map, please see State Wildlife Area Regulations. See current Oregon Big Game Regulations for WMU boundary descriptions.

 

Don’t Forget to Report

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

  • Hunts ending Apr. 1 – Dec. 31, 2018, the deadline is Jan. 31, 2019.
  • Hunts ending Jan. 1 – Mar. 31, 2019, the deadline is Apr. 15, 2019.

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