Oregon Bird Hunting

Seasons Span September 1 –
 January 31, 2019

Oregon Bird Hunting

Resident License Fees:
$33.50

Non-Resident License Fees:
$167
3-Day $31.50

Special Permits:
Gamebird Validation RES $9.50
Gamebird Validation NR $43
Westeran Pheasant Fee $17 
Sage Grouse Permit: $2

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
 

 

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State Drought Monitor – Upland hunting conditions are often highly dependent upon moisture for both habitat production and bird survival.

Ring-Necked Pheasant

Oregon Ring-Necked Pheasant Season

October 6 – December 31, 2018

Limits: 2 per day, 8 possession

Mountain Quail

Oregon Mountain Quail Season

Western Oregon, Hood Rvr and Wasco Cos:
September 1 – January 31, 2019

Limits: 10 per day, 10 possession (in aggregate with California quail)

Crook, Grant, Wheeler, Gilliam, Klamath, Umatilla, Morrow and Wallowa Cos:
October 6 – January 31, 2019

Limits: 2 per day, 2 possession

California Quail

Oregon California Quail Season

Eastern October 6 – December 31, 2018 
Western September 1 – January 31, 2019

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

Chukar

Oregon Chukar Season

October 6 – January 31, 2019

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

Hungarian Partridge

Oregon Hungarian Partridge Season

October 6 – January 31, 2019

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

Blue Grouse

Oregon Blue Grouse Season

September 1 – January 31, 2019

Limits: 3 per day, 9 possession

Sage Grouse

Oregon Sage Grouse Season

September 8 – September 16, 2018
*by permit in select areas 

Limits: 2 per season *by permit

Ruffed Grouse

Oregon Ruffed Grouse Season

September 1 – January 31, 2019

Limits: 3 per day, 9 possession

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

Late Season Bobwhite

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