Fossil Unit 45

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

Hunts are for the 2021 season unless otherwise noted

Unit description

Public lands: 16 percent. Beginning at Fossil; north on Hwy 19 to Condon; east on State Hwy 206 to State Hwy 207; south on Hwy 207 to State Hwy 19; southeast on Hwy 19 to US Hwy 26; west on Hwy 26 to Bridge Cr near Mitchell; northwest on Bridge Cr to John Day Rvr; northwest on John Day Rvr to State Hwy 218 at Clarno; northeast on Hwy 218 to Fossil, point of beginning. (Maps: Umatilla NF, Prineville BLM, ODF).

Fossil Unit Map (pdf)

Unit wide hunts

  • Fossil Unit No. 1 (145)
  • Fossil Unit No. 2 (145A)
  • Fossil Unit Bow (145R)
  • Fossil Unit (245C)
  • Fossil Unit Private (245D)
  • Fossil Unit Youth (245T)
  • Fossil Unit No. 1 (445A)
  • Fossil Unit No. 2 (445B)
  • Fossil No. 1 (445A)
  • Fossil No. 2 (445B)
  • S Blue Mts. (746A)

Sub-unit hunts

  • Flatiron (145M)
  • N Fossil Private Lands No. 1 (245A1)
  • N Fossil Private Lands No. 2 (245A2)
  • S Fossil Private Lands No. 1 (245B1)
  • S Fossil Private Lands No. 2 (245B2)
  • Fossil Unit Private (245E)
  • Columbia Plateau No. 1 (244A1)
  • Columbia Plateau No. 2 (244A2)
  • John Day Rvr. No. 1 (543A1)
  • John Day Rvr. No. 2 (543A2)
  • John Day Rvr. No. 3 (543A3)
  • John Day Rvr Ewe (534D1)
  • Deschutes Rvr Ewe (534D2)
  • Fossil Unit Private (645)
  • N Fossil (645A)
  • S Blue Mts (746A)


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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.