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Game Bird Hunting

Seasons

With dove and quail seasons beginning Sept. 1, some waterfowl seasons extending through January, and spring turkey available through the end of May, game bird hunting in Oregon is almost (but not quite) a year-round activity.

Visit e-regulations

2020-21 Game Bird Seasons

Upland Birds

Blue and ruffed grouse

Open area: statewide
Open dates: Sept. 1 to Jan. 31, 2021

Daily bag limit: 3 of each species

Partridge, chukar and Hungarian (gray)

Open area: statewide
Open dates: Oct. 10 to Jan. 31, 2021
Daily bag limit: 8*

*within the posted boundaries of the Lower Klamath Hills RHA near Klamath Falls the daily chukar bag limit is 2

Rooster pheasant

Open area: statewide
Open dates: Oct. 10 to Dec. 31, 2020
Daily bag limit: 2

Quail (California and mountain)

Open area: western Oregon
Open dates: Sept. 1 to Jan. 31, 2021
Daily bag limit: 10 in aggregate (California and mountain quail)

Open area: eastern Oregon
Open dates: Oct. 10 to Jan. 31, 2021
Daily bag limit: 10 quail, no more than 2 may be mountain quail

Western Oregon Fee Pheasant Hunt

see e-regulations for requirements and bag limits

Denman Wildlife Area
Season: Sept. 21 - Oct. 9

E.E. Wilson Wildlife Area
Season: Sept. 28 - Oct. 31

Fern Ridge Wildlife Area
Open units: E and W Coyote, Fisher Butte and Royal Amazon
Season: Sept. 14 - Oct. 11

Sauvie Island Wildlife Area
Open unit: Eastside
Season: Sept. 21 - Oct. 4

2020 Controlled Sage-grouse Season

see e-regulations for requirements and open areas

Application period: July 1 to Aug. 14
Season dates: Sept. 12 - 20
Open areas: see e-regulations
Daily bag limit: 2
Season limit: 2

Turkey

2020 Fall1 Turkey

New for 2020-21: All tag limits for fall turkey hunts have been removed. White River WMU is now closed to fall turkey hunting.

General

Open area: eastern Oregon, Units 36-38,40,43-51, 52 (excluding Starkey Experimental Forest and Range enclosure), 53-65, and 673
Season dates: Oct. 10 - Nov. 29 & Dec. 1- Jan. 31, 20212
Daily bag limit: 1 turkey of either sex
Season limit: 1

Open area: western Oregon, Units 14-30
Season dates: Oct. 10 - Jan. 31, 2021
Daily bag limit: 1 turkey of either sex
Season limit: 2

1 It is unlawful to obtain and possess more than two 2020 fall turkey tags, of which only one can be a General Eastern Oregon Fall Turkey Tag.
2From Dec. 1 – Jan. 31, 2021, hunting is allowed only on private lands by permission. Private lands are any lands not owned or controlled by any state, county or federal agency.
3All allotted and/or tribal lands inside the exterior boundary of the Umatilla Indian Reservation are not open to hunting.

2021 General Spring Turkey Season4

Open area: statewide
Season dates: Apr. 15 - May 31, 2021
Daily Bag Limit: One male turkey or a turkey with a visible beard
Seasonal bag limit: 3
4It is unlawful to obtain and possess more than three 2021 statewide spring turkey tags.

2021 Spring Youth Turkey Hunt

Season Dates Statewide: Apr. 10 - 11.
Daily Bag/Season Limit: One male turkey or one turkey with a visible beard
Eligibility: Hunters age 17 years and younger are eligible to participate. In these hunts an adult 21 years or older, who may not hunt, must accompany not more than one youth hunter.
See e-regulations for additional license requirements.

2020-21 Migratory Game Bird Seasons (excluding geese)

Migratory Game Birds and Crows Open Area (See zone maps below) Open Season Daily Bag Limit Possession Limit
Youth Waterfowl Hunts See season dates and hunt requirements in the game bird regulations    
Veterans and Active Military Personnel Waterfowl Hunt Statewide Feb. 6 see bag limits below
Mourning Dove Statewide Sept. 1 - Oct. 30 15 45
Band-tailed Pigeon Statewide Sept. 15 - Sept. 23 2 6
Duck and Merganser Zone 1 Oct. 17 - Nov. 1 & Nov. 5 - Jan. 31, 2021 see footnote *
  Zone 1 Scaup Nov. 7 - Jan. 31, 2021
  Zone 2 Oct. 10 - Nov. 29 & Dec. 3 - Jan. 24, 2021
  Zone 2 Scaup Oct. 10 - Nov. 29 & Dec. 3 - Jan. 6, 2021
Coot Statewide Concurrent with duck seasons listed by zone 25 75
Wilson's Snipe Zone 1 Nov. 7 - Feb. 21, 2021 8 24
  Zone 2 Oct. 10 - Jan. 24, 2021 8 24
Brant Statewide Nov. 28 - Dec. 13 2 6
Crow Statewide Oct. 1 - Jan. 31, 2021 no limit no limit

* The daily bag limit of ducks (including mergansers) is seven. Within the daily bag limit, you may not have more than: two scaup (during open season), two hen mallards, one pintail, two redheads, and two canvasbacks. The possession limit is triple the daily bag limit.
Note: Permits are required for: band-tailed pigeon, brand and sea ducks.

 Duck Hunting Zones

Map of duck hunting zones

2020-21 Regular Goose Seasons

      Daily Bag Limit     Possession Limit  
Open Area Open Season Canada Geese  White-Fronted Geese  White Geese Daily  Canada Geese  White-fronted Geese  White Geese 
Northwest Permit Zonec Oct. 24 - Nov. 1 & Nov. 21 - Jan. 13, 2021 & Feb. 6 - Mar. 10, 2021 4d 10 6 12d 30 18
Southwest Zone Oct. 17 - Nov. 1 & Nov. 10 - Jan. 31, 2021 4 10 6 12 30 18
South Coast Zone Oct. 3 - Dec. 6 & Dec. 19 - Jan. 7, 2021 & Feb. 20 - Mar. 10, 2021 6 10 6 18 30 18
Klamath, Lake, Harney, Malheur Cos Zone Canada Goose Oct. 10 - Nov. 29 & Dec. 15 - Jan. 31, 2021 4 -- -- 12 -- --
Klamath, Lake, Harney & Malheur Cos Zone White and White-fronted Geese Oct. 10 - Nov. 29 & Jan. 16 - Mar. 10, 2021e -- 10f 6g -- 30f 18g
East Zone Oct. 17- Nov. 1 & Nov. 10 - Jan. 31, 2021 4 10 6 12 30 18

(c) During the regular goose season, all Northwest Oregon Goose hunters must see page 22 of the bird game regulations for important information regarding this goose season. 
(d) Within the Northwest Permit Zone, the season for dusky Canada geese is closed.
(e) From Feb. 1 to March 10 good hunting is closed on the Miller Island Unit of the Klamath WA, Summer Lake WA, and all units for the Klamath NWR complex, except for hunters participating in the Veterans and Active Military Personnel Waterfowl Hunt.
(f) Within Lake Co only, the daily bag limit is one white-fronted goose. The possession limit is triple the daily bag limit.
(g) Within the Klamath, Lake, Harney & Malheur Cos Zone, from Feb.1 - March 10 the daily bag limit is 20 white geese. The possession limit is triple the daily bag limit. 

Goose Hunting Zones 

Map of Goose Hunting Zones

 

A picture of the legend for the goose hunting zone map

Additional Resources

Check the waterfowl harvest statistics for several popular wildlife areas.

Finding a place to hunt can be a challenge — even in a state that's 50 percent public land. This map will help you find access for your next hunt.

Check preference points, application results and report hunts.