Catherine Creek Unit 53

Find maps, boundary descriptions and the percent public land for the Catherine Creek Unit. 

Hunts are for the 2021 season unless otherwise noted

Unit description

Public lands: 24 percent. Beginning at Elgin; northeast on State Hwy 82 to Minam; south on Minam Rvr to Wallowa-Whitman NF boundary; west on forest boundary to Point Prominence Rd (62 and 6220); south on Point Prominence Rd to Moss Springs Campground; south and east from Moss Springs Campground on Lodgepole Trail 1920 to Cartwheel Ridge Trail 1907; north and east on Cartwheel Ridge Trail 1907 to the divide between Catherine Cr and Minam Rvr drainages and south to Meadow Mt; generally southeast on the divide between Catherine Cr and the Minam Rvr drainages past Burger Butte to Granite Butte; generally south on the divide between Catherine Cr and Eagle Cr drainages to Flagstaff Butte; west on FR 7700582 to FR 77; west on FR 77 to FR 6730; south on 6730 to FR 6730310; west on 6730310 to FR 6750300; west on 6750300 to Lick Cr Rd 6750; south on Lick Cr Rd 6750 to Big Cr Rd 67; west on Big Cr Rd to Medical Springs; southwest on State Hwy 203 to Powder Rvr; northwest on Powder Rvr to I-84 at N Powder; north on I-84 to State Hwy 82 at La Grande; northeast on Hwy 82 to Elgin, point of beginning. (Maps: Wallowa-Whitman NF, Vale BLM, ODF)

Catherine Creek Unit Map (pdf)

Unit wide hunts

  • Catherine Cr. Unit (153)
  • Catherine Cr Unit Bow (153R)
  • Catherine Cr. Unit (253T)
  • Catherine Cr. Unit (253X)
  • Catherine Creek Unit (453T)
  • South Wallowa Mt (953A) - Entire Hunt (pdf) Detail of North (pdf)

Sub-unit hunts

  • Grande Ronde (152M)
  • S Catherine Cr. (253A)
  • Mt. Harris (253B) - view map (pdf)
  • Pine Cr. - Keating Cr. - Catherine Cr. (762A)


La Grande office 541-963-2138

Hunt series key:

100 series – buck deer
200 series – elk
400 series – pronghorn
500 series – bighorn sheep
600 series – antlerless deer
700 series – spring black bear
900 series – Rocky Mountain goat

Please review the Big Game Regulations for sub-unit descriptions.

NOTE: This information is for reference use only, and is not intended to replace the information found in the current Big Game Regulations. Please consult the Big Game Regulations before purchasing tags or planning your hunting excursions.