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

Dogs on Water Break

On the Road Again

Driving endless hours. It’s the not-so-glamourous part of this upland hunting pursuit. Thankfully the days afield tend to erase the days of pavement. The two longest drives of the year are always the first and last of the season. The anticipation of getting underway and the dread of completion make the toughest slogs. The 4,200 … Read more

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