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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

Public Land Ptarmigan

To the Edge with Friends and Dogs

We all have limits. But that edge is never static. It’s a river that rages perilously close or meanders docile and aimless in the distance. Most people are perfectly comfortable keeping a healthy distance—there is absolutely nothing wrong with that. But there is something about that torrent that is captivating and revealing. What we see … Read more

Brian Koch
Dad with Rooster

Making Kansas Memories

Opening day in Kansas occupies a sacred  place for me since this is the territory  where my upland obsession really took hold years ago. The bulk of the state has a dismal bird forecast like much of the rest of the Midwest this year. There are some bright spots which have been deemed the north … Read more

Brian Koch
New Mexico Sunset

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