Turkey Seasons

Oregon Bird Hunting

All Turkey Hunters

  • Each tag will allow the harvest of one turkey.
  • Hunters may purchase tags through the end of the season.
  • It is unlawful to use shotguns larger than 10 gauge and shot size larger than No. 2.
  • See General Hunting Regulations for additional legal hunting methods.
  • Dogs may be used during the fall season, but not during the spring season.
  • For shooting hours, see Shooting Hours.

Turkey Tagging Requirements


There are two options for tagging a turkey: paper tags and electronic tags. Hunters must choose one option at the time of purchase.

Paper Tags:

  • The owner of a turkey tag that kills a turkey for which a paper tag is issued shall immediately validate the tag by writing on the tag, in ink, the date and time of harvest, and the WMU where harvest occurred; and attach the tag in plain sight securely to the turkey.
    • To keep the tag legible, one option is to place it in a plastic bag to protect it.
    • Paper tags are not valid until signed.
    • It is unlawful to have in possession an unsigned tag and/or reproduction/photocopied tag(s).

Electronic Tags:

  • When the owner of a turkey tag kills a turkey for which an electronic tag is issued the owner shall immediately validate the tag by pressing the validate button on the image of the tag in the Department’s Electronic Licensing System mobile application. At the time of validation a confirmation number will become visible.
    • In addition to validating a tag electronically, the tag owner’s name, date of birth, ODFW ID number, harvest date, and confirmation number must be written in ink on material of the tag owner’s choice (options include flagging tape, duct tape, and paper in a plastic bag to protect it), and attached in plain sight securely to the turkey.

All Tags:

  • The required information, or paper turkey tag, must be maintained in legible condition at all times.
  • The tag must be kept attached to the carcass or remain with any parts as long as any parts are preserved.

2020-21 Turkey Seasons


Open Season (All Dates Inclusive)

Daily Bag Limit

Season Bag Limit

Open Areas


General Eastern Oregon Fall

Oct. 10 – Nov. 30 and Dec. 1 – Jan. 31, 20212 One turkey of either sex


WMUs 36 – 38, 40, 43 – 51, 52 (excluding Starkey Experimental Forest and Range enclosure), 53 – 65, and 673
General Western Oregon Fall

Oct. 10 – Jan. 31, 2021 One turkey of either sex


WMUs 14 – 30


General Spring Apr. 15 – May 31, 2021 One male turkey or a turkey with a visible beard


Youth Spring Hunt Apr. 10 – 11, 2021 Hunters must possess a 2021 general spring turkey tag and follow the general spring bag limit. Youth with an unfilled tag may also hunt during the general spring season. See Youth Hunting Opportunities for more information.

Don’t Forget to Report

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

  • For 2020 fall turkey tags, the deadline is April 15, 2021.
  • For 2021 spring turkey tags, the deadline is Jan. 31, 2022.



Emergency Hunts

There are opportunities to take an additional turkey through emergency hunts. For more information see: https://myodfw.com/articles/apply-emergency-hunt