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Hunting

Bighorn Sheep Seasons

Additional Regulations

  • A person may draw only one controlled bighorn sheep ram tag in a lifetime, excluding ewe hunts.
  • A ram is defined as a male bighorn sheep
  • A ewe is defined as a female bighorn sheep.
  • No party applications are allowed.
  • All hunters are required to arrange check out through the local ODFW office where the hunt took place within three business days (Mon. - Fri., 8-5) of completion of their hunt.
  • Orientation class is required for ewe hunts.

Hunt Area

Entire Wildlife Management Unit unless indicated with an asterisk(*). See Bighorn Sheep Hunt Descriptions for controlled hunt boundary descriptions.

Bag Limit

  • One bighorn ram
  • One bighorn ewe (For hunts 543D1 and 543D2 ONLY)

Tag Sale Deadline

The day before the hunt begins.

Any Legal Weapon Controlled California Bighorn Sheep Hunts

Hunt #

Hunt Name

Open Season

2022 Resident Tags

2022 Nonresident Tags

2021 Resident Applications

2021 Nonresident Applications

543A1

John Day Rvr No. 1*

Oct. 15 - Oct. 23

7

3,249

N/A

543A2

John Day Rvr No. 2*

Oct. 29 - Nov. 6

5

2

1,163

1,730

543A3

John Day Rvr No. 3*

Nov. 12 - Nov. 20

7

1,160

N/A

543B1

E Deschutes Rvr No. 1*

Sept. 10 - Sept. 18

2

513

N/A

543B2

E Deschutes Rvr No. 2*

Oct. 15 - Oct. 23

2

382

N/A

543B3

E Deschutes Rvr No. 3*

Oct. 29 - Nov. 6

2

316

N/A

543C1

W Deschutes Rvr No. 1*

Sept. 10 - Sept. 18

3

514

N/A

543C2

W Deschutes Rvr No. 2*

Oct. 15 - Oct. 23

3

544

N/A

543C3

W Deschutes Rvr No. 3*

Oct. 29 - Nov. 6

3

326

N/A

543D1

John Day Rvr Ewe*

Sept. 19 - Oct. 14

7

310

N/A

543D2

Deschutes Rvr Ewe*

Sept. 19 - Oct. 14

4

1

140

25

546A

Aldrich*

Aug. 15 - Oct. 31

3

1,292

N/A

546B

McClellan*

Aug. 15 - Oct. 31

2

581

N/A

548

Heppner Unit (Potamus)

Aug. 15 - Oct. 31

2

856

N/A

566A

Riverside*

Aug. 15 - Sept. 14

1

291

N/A

568A1

Sheepshead Mtns No. 1*

Aug. 15 - Sept. 14

1

423

N/A

568A2

Sheepshead Mtns No. 2*

Sept. 15 - Oct. 14

1

463

N/A

568B1

E Whitehorse No. 1*

Aug. 15 - Sept. 14

2

815

N/A

568B2

E Whitehorse No. 2*

Sept. 15 - Oct. 14

2

329

N/A

569A1

Steens Mtn No. 1*

Aug. 15 - Sept. 14

3

2,700

N/A

569A2

Steens Mtn No. 2*

Sept. 15 - Oct. 14

3

776

N/A

569B

N Catlow Rim*

Aug. 15 - Sept. 14

1

297

N/A

570B1

E Beatys Butte/ Alvord Peaks No. 1*

Aug. 15 - Sept. 14

2

910

N/A

570B2

E Beatys Butte/ Alvord Peaks No. 2*

Sept. 15 - Oct. 14

1

1

342

637

570C

Coleman - E Guano*

Aug. 15 - Sept. 14

1

390

N/A

574

Warner Unit

Aug. 15 - Sept. 14

2

1,615

N/A

575A1

S Central No. 1*

Aug. 15 - Sept. 14

1

1

760

423

575A2

S Central No. 2*

Sept. 15 - Oct. 14

2

606

N/A

Any Legal Weapon Controlled Rocky Mtn Bighorn Sheep Hunts

Hunt #

Hunt Name

Open Season

2022 Resident Tags

2022 Nonresident Tags

2021 Resident Applications

2021 Nonresident Applications

556

Wenaha

Aug. 15 - Oct. 31

1

NEW

N/A

559A1

N Snake Rvr*

Aug. 15 - Oct. 31

2

2,082

N/A

559A2

S Snake Rvr*

Aug. 15 - Oct. 31

1

703

N/A

560B

Bear Creek*

Aug. 15 - Oct. 31

1

1

644

718