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Turkey Hunt by Reservation Program

April 9, 2020

Since many turkeys in Oregon reside on private land, finding a place to hunt can be challenging. The Turkey Hunt Reservation Program brings hunters and landowners together to provide quality hunting experiences.

About this Program

ODFW’s Turkey Hunt by Reservation Program is new for spring 2020 and is an effort to facilitate public hunting opportunities on private land with quality turkey habitat. Many of Oregon’s turkeys live on private land, and it can be hard to find a spot to hunt if you don’t already know a landowner. Likewise, it can be a hassle for landowners to manage hunter access on their land. We’ve created an online reservation system that makes hunting access easier for both hunters and landowners.

Most properties are in the Willamette Valley. We are continuing to recruit landowners to the program and hope to expand to other regions in the state, so check back throughout the season as we add more properties.

Program Guidelines

  • Reservations are on a first-come, first-served basis
  • Hunters are limited to two active reservations on future dates. This includes hunts where a hunter is part of a group created by someone else.  Reservations on dates that have passed do not count against this total. There is no annual limit to the number of reservations a hunter can make. We reserve the right to cancel any reservations over your limit of two active reservations. If you accidentally overbook, please cancel the extra reservations.
  • In most cases, hunters must contact the landowner by 12 p.m. the day before a hunt. There are some properties where contacting the landowner is not necessary.
  • Reservations are for one day. This means one hour before sunrise to one hour after sunset.
  • Hunter numbers are limited to three people in order to ensure a quality hunt.
  • Vehicles are limited from one to two vehicles at each site as parking is generally limited.
  • All hunters must have a current Oregon Hunting License and valid turkey tag in order to participate.
  • Scouting is not allowed unless otherwise noted in a hunt description. We’ll send detailed aerial maps and encourage you to e-scout before your hunt.
  • Landowners will have access to the names of hunters who have, or have had, reservations on their property. Only the names of hunters will be provided to landowners. ODFW law enforcement and staff will have access to all reservation information.
  • Hunters must agree to all program guidelines and property-specific rules, which are listed within each reservation.
  • This program relies on trust. If we receive any report from a landowner about disrespect or a failure to follow program or property rules, we reserve the right to exclude you from future participation in this program. One strike and you are out.

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