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Oregon Bird Hunting

Seasons Span September 1 –
 January 31, 2017

Oregon Bird Hunting

 

Resident License Fees:
$32

Non-Resident License Fees:
$160.50
3-Day $30.50

Special Permits:
Gamebird Validation RES $9
Gamebird Validation NR $41.50
Westeran Pheasant Fee $17 

Purchase License Online

Visit State DNR Website

*prior to hunting, always verify all local rules and regulations with the appropriate state agencies because these laws are continually changing and are often area specific
Ring-Necked Pheasant

Oregon Ring-Necked Pheasant Season

October 8 – December 31, 2016

Limits: 2 per day, 8 possession

Mountain Quail

Oregon Mountain Quail Season

September – January dates vary depening on location 

Limits: 2 per day, 2 possession

California Quail

Oregon California Quail Season

Eastern October 8 – December 31, 2016 
Western September 1 – January 31, 2017

Limits: 10 per day, 30 possession (in aggregate with max 2 Mountain)

Chukar

Oregon Chukar Season

October 8 – January 31, 2017

Limits: 8 per day, 24 possession (in aggregate with Hungarian)

Hungarian Partridge

Oregon Hungarian Partridge Season

October 8 – January 31, 2017

Limits: 8 per day, 24 possession (in aggregate with Hungarian)

Blue Grouse

Oregon Blue Grouse Season

September 1 – January 31, 2017

Limits: 3 per day, 9 possession

Sage Grouse

Oregon Sage Grouse Season

September 10 – September 18, 2016 
*by permit in select areas 

Limits: 2 per season *by permit

Ruffed Grouse

Oregon Ruffed Grouse Season

September 1 – January 31, 2017

Limits: 3 per day, 9 possession

3000 Miles for One Bird

The sun is dipping into the horizon and the thermometer reads 19° when the dogs and I return to the truck after hunting the final day of upland season in Kansas. A quick check of the fitness band reveals I’ve hiked over 12 miles in eight inches of new snowfall. The dogs never stopped hunting … Read more

Brian Koch

Getting to Know the Rubys a Foot at a Time

Going from barely above sea level to over 8,000 feet in the span of a few days is challenging. So I’ve elected to start this hunt just focusing on the next step.  Sure I’m here to bird hunt. But right now we just have to get  legs and lungs acclimated to this new environment. I … Read more

Brian Koch

Embrace the Hunting Curve

I kicked off this season hunting the entire month of September without ever pulling the trigger—for birds, not for big game, not for a once-in-a-lifetime tag draw. I never even came close. True, the Himalayan Snowcock might be the most challenging hunt in the country. This was my second attempt at those demons and I … Read more

Brian Koch