Steens Mountain Unit 69

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

Steens Mountain Wildnerness Area

Due to the passage of the Steens Mountain Cooperative Management and Protection Act of 2000 (the Act) (P.L. 106-399, October 30, 2000), access to certain areas and landownership in the area has changed. In the bill, the 170,000-acre Steens Mountain Wilderness Area was created and the use of motorized or mechanized vehicles (4-wheel drive vehicles, All Terrain Vehicles (ATVs), motorcycles, etc.), mechanical transport (mountain bikes, game carts, etc.), motorized equipment (chain saws, etc.), and the landing of aircraft are prohibited. The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Wilderness Management regulations can be found at:

Hunts are for the 2021 season unless otherwise noted.

Unit description

Public lands: 69 percent. Beginning at Burns; southeast on State Hwy 78 to Follyfarm; southwest on Co Rd through Andrews to Co Rd junction 1 mi north of Fields; northwest on Co Rd to Frenchglen; north on State Hwy 205 to Burns, point of beginning. (Maps: Burns BLM).

Steens Mountain Unit Map (pdf)

Sub-unit hunts

  • Steens Mtn. (169A)
  • Steens Unit Bow (169R)
  • High Desert No. 1 (278A1)
  • High Desert No. 2 (278A2)
  • High Desert Muzzleloader (278M)
  • High Desert Youth (278T)
  • Harney Basin (466B) - view map (pdf)
  • Steens Mtn. (469A) (all of unit 69, excluding Malheur NWR)
  • Steens Mtn. No.1 (569A1)
  • Steens Mtn. No. 2 (569A2)
  • N Catlow Rim (569B) - view map (pdf)
  • E Beatys Butte/Alvord Peaks No. 1 (570B1) - view map (pdf)
  • E Beatys Butte/Alvord Peaks No. 2 (570B2) - view map (pdf)
  • Harney Basin (679A) - West (pdf) East (pdf)
  • Harney BasinYouth (679T) - West (pdf) East (pdf)


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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.