Oregon Bird Hunting

Seasons Span September 1 –
 January 31, 2018

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 7 – December 31, 2017

Limits: 2 per day, 8 possession

Mountain Quail

Oregon Mountain Quail Season

Western Oregon, Hood Rvr and Wasco Cos:
September 1 – January 31, 2018

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

Crook, Grant, Wheeler, Gilliam, Klamath, Umatilla, Morrow and Wallowa Cos:
October 7 – January 31, 2018

Limits: 2 per day, 2 possession

California Quail

Oregon California Quail Season

Eastern October 7 – December 31, 2017 
Western September 1 – January 31, 2018

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

Chukar

Oregon Chukar Season

October 7 – January 31, 2018

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

Hungarian Partridge

Oregon Hungarian Partridge Season

October 7 – January 31, 2018

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

Blue Grouse

Oregon Blue Grouse Season

September 1 – January 31, 2018

Limits: 3 per day, 9 possession

Sage Grouse

Oregon Sage Grouse Season

September 9 – September 17, 2017 
*by permit in select areas 

Limits: 2 per season *by permit

Ruffed Grouse

Oregon Ruffed Grouse Season

September 1 – January 31, 2018

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

Brian Koch
Lab in a Watering Hole

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
Drought Image

Upland Birds Seeing Red

The US Drought Monitor Map gives a pretty depressing view for more than half the country. There is a distinct yellow to deep red tone painting most of the areas west of the Mississippi and south of the Oregon Trail. The Drought Monitor uses a number of factors – soil moisture, streamflow, precipitation and more … Read more

Brian Koch