The Oregon Seal Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife mobile
 » ODFW Home   » Hunting Resources   » Hunting Migratory Game Birds
About Us Fishing Hunting Viewing License/Regs Conservation Living With Wildlife Education
Hunting in Oregon

Hunting Migratory Game Birds

Hunters Access MapHot Topics

Hunting Waterfowl


Waterfowl hunting regulation changes for 2014-15 season

The mourning dove season has been extend through October 30 and the bag limit increased to 15 per day.

The canvasback bag limit has been reduced to 1 per day within the overall bag limit for ducks.

The white-fronted goose bag limit has been increased to 10 per day, except in Lake County where it remains 1 per day.

The cackling and Aleutian Canada goose bag limit restrictions in the NW Permit and NW General goose zones have been removed. The bag limit is now 4 Canada geese per day of any type, except for dusky Canada geese which remain at not more than 1 per season in the NW Permit Zone.

White goose (snow and Ross’) and white-fronted goose season structure in Lake and Harney Counties has been modified to allow a late-winter hunt period (January 26 to March 10, 2015).  Summer Lake Wildlife Area and Malheur National Wildlife Refuge will be closed during the late-winter hunt period (January 26 – March 10)

The white goose bag limit during the late-winter hunt period in Klamath, Lake, Harney, and Malheur counties is 20 white geese per day.  During the early season hunt period (October 11 – December 7, 2014) the white goose bag limit is 6 per day, including Malheur County.

The Canada goose bag limit in the South Coast goose zone has been increased to 6 per day for the entire season (previously only 6 per day during the late-winter hunt period).

The Columbia River State Wildlife Refuge (all lands and waters from the railroad bridge at Celilo upstream to Boardman, OR and between the boundary between Oregon and Washington to the north and the railroad right-of-way to the south) is now open to game bird hunting in its entirety.  Previously, only that reach from Arlington to Boardman was open.  Hunters should note that hunting on private lands within this refuge requires landowner permission and parks and city limits already closed to hunting remain closed.

See the 2014-15 Oregon Game Bird Regulations for specific information.

NW Permit Goose ID Testing

canada goose All goose hunters in the Northwest General Zone, in addition to the Northwest Permit Zone, are required to have taken the Northwest Oregon Goose Test.

To obtain a Northwest Oregon Goose Hunting Permit, take the test online.

*The Goose Identification Test is currently not available. Please check back after the 2015-2016 Game Bird Regulations are available.


Sauvie Island Wildlife Area, Eastside Reservation Check-in

Over the past two years the Department has considered possible changes to the method which determines the order in which hunters with reservations check-in or pick a hunting blind at the at the Eastside/Oak Management Units.  After considerable public input, the Department did propose changing the method from first-come/first-served to one in which a randomly assigned “pick order” number determines when a hunter checks-in or picks a blind.  At the August 2014 Fish and Wildlife Commission meeting the Commission adopted this proposal with the understanding that the new system would be implemented beginning with the 2015-16 waterfowl season. Under this new system, successful applicants will be assigned a random number during the controlled hunt draw process which will correspond to the order in which they will pick a blind or check-in.  For example, there are 5 available blinds in the Racetrack Unit and each successful applicant for the Racetrack Unit would receive a random number  from 1 to 5.  The hunter with #1 will have first choice of blinds, the hunter with #2 will have second choice of blinds, and so on and so forth.  Hunters with roam unit reservations will simply check-in in numerical order.  Roam unit hunt parties, who apply as a party during the controlled hunt draw, will all receive the same check-in number.

Check-in and blind selection procedures for 2014-15 will remain unchanged.



About Us | Fishing | Hunting | Wildlife Viewing | License / Regs | Conservation | Living with Wildlife | ODFW Outdoors

ODFW Home | Driving Directions | Employee Directory | Social Media | | File Formats

4034 Fairview Industrial Drive SE   ::   Salem, OR 97302   ::    Main Phone (503) 947-6000 or (800) 720-ODFW [6339]

Do you have a question or comment for ODFW? Contact ODFW's Public Service Representative at:
Do you want to enter your opinion about a specific issue into the public record? Contact

   © ODFW. All rights reserved. This page was last updated: 07/21/2015 2:01 PM