DESOLATION 87% public lands. Beginning at Dale on US Hwy 395; southeast on N Fork John Day Rvr to Big Cr; northeast on Big Cr to Meadow Cr; northeast on Meadow Cr to FR 5225 at Forks Guard Station; northwest on 5225 to Granite- Ukiah Rd 52; southeast on Granite-Ukiah Rd 52 to Anthony Lks Rd 73; northeast on Anthony Lks Rd to summit of Blue Mts west of Anthony Lks; southwest along Blue Mt summit to State Hwy 7; southwest on Hwy 7 to Co Rd 20; northwest on Co Rd 20 to US Hwy 395; north on Hwy 395 to Dale, point of beginning. (Maps: Umatilla National Forest, Malheur NF, Prineville BLM, ODF).
Hunts are for the 2020 season unless otherwise noted
Desolation Unit Map (pdf)
John Day office 541-575-1167
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
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.