Skip to main content

Game Bird Hunting

Game Bird Hunting

Turkey Seasons

All Hunters

  • Hunters may purchase tags and permits through the end of the season.
  • Must possess a valid turkey tag or permit (see beardless turkey permit hunts).
  • 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.
  • 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.

Tagging Requirements

The following are the tagging requirements for hunters that purchase a spring, spring youth, western Oregon fall, or eastern Oregon fall turkey tag. Separate rules apply for beardless turkey permit hunts.


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.

Reporting Requirements

All hunters who purchased a turkey tag or beardless turkey permit are required to report online at by logging in and selecting Mandatory Reporting, or at a license sales agent.

  • For 2023 fall tags and beardless turkey permits, the deadline is April 15, 2024.
  • For 2024 spring tags, the deadline is Jan. 31, 2025.

2024 Spring Wild Turkey Season

Tag Required

Open Season

Daily Bag Limit

Season Bag Limit

Open Areas


Apr. 15 - May 31, 2024

One male wild turkey or a wild turkey with a visible beard



Youth Spring

Apr. 13 - 14a and Apr. 15 - May 31, 2024

2023-24 Fall Wild Turkey Seasons

Open Season

Tag Requiredb

Daily Bag Limit

Season Bag Limit

Open Areas

Sept. 1 - Jan. 31, 2024

Western Oregon Fall

Two wild turkeys of either sex


WMUs 14-30

Oct. 14 - Nov. 30 and Dec. 1 - Jan. 31, 2024a

Eastern Oregon Fall

One wild 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 67c

Sept. 1 - Nov. 30 and Dec. 1 - Jan. 31, 2024a

One wild turkey of either sex


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

Reporting Turkey Bands

Please report turkey bands online at: or call 503-947-6301.

Beardless Turkey Permit Hunts

Hunters may obtain a beardless turkey permit. Each permit will allow the harvest of three hen wild turkeys or turkeys without a visible beard, from the open area described below. Up to three permits may be purchased for the 2023-24 season. Upon taking a wild turkey, each hunter shall immediately record such taking on the permit in ink or electronically record harvest. Turkeys harvested on this permit are not required to be tagged. Don't forget that all wild turkey hunters are required to report.







Nov. 1 - Jan. 31

Beardless Turkey Permit

3 hen wild turkeys and/or wild turkeys without a visible beard

9 (3 permits)

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