Pheasant hunt

Learn to Hunt - Pheasant Hunting Workshop - Sauvie Island


Do you have an interest in learning how to hunt upland birds, and more specifically pheasants? Pheasant hunting is an excellent way to introduce new hunters to hunting.

For this workshop, ODFW partners with volunteer dog handlers to provide you an exciting opportunity to gain the knowledge and skills necessary for hunting pheasants. You’ll learn about clothing/equipment needs, safety, bird biology, ethics and how to field dress (clean the animal).  

Because you will be using shotguns during this workshop, we require participants have taken an ODFW Shotgun Skills Course prior to attending. If you have not already taken one of these courses, there are opportunities to do so this summer. Registration for these Shotgun Skills Clinics are now open, but space will be limited so sign up soon. If you have taken one previously, but would like to refresh your skills or get extra practice in order to feel confident, please sign up. You are responsible for being able to handle and operate shotguns in a safe and efficient manner during the pheasant hunting workshop, whether bringing your own, or borrowing one of ours.

Upcoming Required Shotgun Clinics (choose one and pre-register):

7/20/2019 Portland @ Portland Gun Club

7/28/2019 Monmouth @ EE Wilson Wildlife Area

8/10/2019 Gervais @ Mid Valley Clays and Shooting School

8/18/2019 Monmouth @ EE Wilson Wildlife Area

All participants must be 18 years or older* and have:

  • A valid Oregon hunting license and an Upland Bird Validation.
  • A Wildlife Area parking permit, which is included with the purchase of any hunting license. Parking permits are not available for sale at the site.

Please be on the lookout for a confirmation letter with additional information on what to bring for the workshop. This will be sent out approximately 5-8 days prior to the workshop and will be sent via e-mail, so check your junk mail if you don’t see one.

This workshop is for first time participants only. If you have attended this workshop before, you may be interested in one of our other workshops, but won’t be allowed to attend our pheasant hunting workshop.

*There are two spots in this workshop for youth 17 and under. To participate they must:

  • Have successfully completed a hunter safety course and have the certification prior to the workshop.
  • Be accompanied by a registered adult.
  • Have taken an ODFW shotgun skills course prior to the workshop.

Please contact Jered Goodwin at 971-600-4250 for youth registration. These spots are not available through online registration.  

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