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Game Bird Hunting

Game Bird Hunting

Turkey Seasons

All Turkey Hunters

  • Must possess a valid turkey tag. 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 or 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 must be signed upon purchase or prior to use in the field.
    • It is unlawful to have in possession an unsigned tag and/or reproduction/photocopied/resized tag(s).
  • Resized: In relation to permits and tags, resized means to change the dimensions of a permit or tag, either electronically or physically, from the original size as printed on 8.5" x 11" (letter) paper; trimming to the border of the document itself after printing to original size is allowed.

Electronic Tags:

  • When the owner of any 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 MyODFW mobile application. Follow the prompts and complete the tag validation process by clicking “Save”. After 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 electronic tag validation information, or paper tag must be kept attached to the carcass or remain with any parts as long as any parts are preserved.

Fall Turkey Hunts

2022-23 Turkey Seasons


Open Season
(All Dates Inclusive)

Bag Limit

Bag Limit

Open Areas


Eastern Oregon Fall

Oct. 8 - Nov. 30 and Dec. 1 - Jan. 31, 20232

One turkey of either sex


WMUs 36-38, 40, 43 - 45, 48 (area north and west of the N Fork John Day Rvr), 49, 51, 52, 53 - 65, and 673

Sept. 1 - Nov. 30 and Dec. 1 - Jan. 31, 20232

One turkey of either sex


WMUs 46, 47, 48 (area south and east of the N Fork John Day Rvr), and 50

Western Oregon Fall

Oct. 8 - Jan. 31, 2023

Two turkeys of either sex4


WMUs 14 - 30



Apr. 15 - May 31, 2023

One male turkey or a turkey with a visible beard



Youth Spring

Apr. 8 - 96, and Apr. 15 - May 31, 2023

Please Report Turkey Bands

Report online at: or call 503-947-6301.

Attention Turkey Hunters

If you purchase a Sports Pac, you have the option to select a spring turkey tag or a voucher for a fall turkey tag, which can be redeemed beginning July 1st.

Don’t Forget to Report

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

  • For 2022 fall turkey tags, the deadline is April 15, 2023.
  • For 2023 spring turkey tags, the deadline is Jan. 31, 2024.

Report at: