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ODFW Wildlife Area Hunt Program Review - Sauvie Island Wildlife Area, Eastside Reservation Check-in

In this season’s Game Bird Regulations we noted our intention to review hunt programs at several of our wildlife areas. Below is a link to a document outlining an alternative to the current Eastside reservation check-in system at Sauvie Island Wildlife Area.  If you would like to provide comments please see the instructions on the second page of the document.

Your input is requested regarding the Eastside Reservation system at Sauvie Island Wildlife Area (pdf)

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Sauvie Island Wildlife Area & Migratory Game Bird Program

Hunting Waterfowl


Waterfowl hunting regulation changes for 2013-14 season

The season for scaup has been reduced to 86 days within the overall 107 day duck season and the daily bag limit for scaup has been reduced from 7 per day to 3 per day within the overall daily bag limit for ducks.

The canvasback bag limit has been increased to 2 per day within the overall daily bag limit for ducks.

Possession limits for all migratory game birds (mourning doves, band-tailed pigeons, snipe, coots, ducks and geese) have been increased to 3-times the daily bag limit.

The 3-Day Nonresident Hunting License is now valid for all game birds and crows so long as any applicable tags, permits, and validations are also obtained. Note, this license is not valid to apply for controlled waterfowl hunts.

Goose bag limits have changed. There are now separate bag limits, and in some instances season dates, for Canada geese and white-fronted geese (also known was specs or speckle-bellies). Generally, the daily bag limit for Canada geese is 4 per day and 6 per day for white-fronted geese (see the game bird regulations for exceptions). Note: these geese are no longer managed in the aggregate as dark geese. Additionally, the daily bag limit for white geese (snow and Ross) has increased to 20 per day in the Malheur County Goose Zone).

Sauvie Island Wildlife Area is open for limited goose hunting for hunters with a valid NW Goose Permit during specific Wildlife Area hunt days during periods 1 and 2 of the NW Permit Zone season.  Only white geese (snow and Ross) may be taken. See pages 18-19 of the game bird regulations (pdf) for complete details.

See the 2013-14 Oregon Game Bird Regulations for specific information.

Corrections to the 2013-14 Waterfowl Regulations

Pg 6, “What’s New” section. Canvasback daily bag limit within the overall daily bag limit for ducks is 2 (not 3). This info is correct on pg 16.

Pg 18, “Shooting Days/Open Season” for white goose hunting at Sauvie Island Wildlife Area. Correct open days for Sauvie Island Wildlife Area during Period 2 are: November 24, 26, 29, December 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15, 17, 19, 21, 23, 26, 28, 30, January 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, and 11. Note: in the printed regulations November 27th is identified as a hunt day which is incorrect and December 9th which is a hunt day was omitted.

Pg 41, “Fern Ridge Reservation Hunts for East and West Coyote Units”.  The correct hunt date for Hunt Number H31 is January 25, 2014 (not January 22, 2014).

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.



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