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Sign up for free youth upland bird hunts
September 1, 2011


SALEM, Ore.— Registration for youth upland bird hunts opens Friday, Sept. 2. These special hunts are held statewide on weekends in September and give hunters age 17 and under an early chance to hunt pheasant, quail and dove.

All events are free and most include a free shotgun skills clinic, too. Hunters 14 and older do need to purchase a hunting license ($14.50) and upland game bird validation ($8.50) before the hunt. All hunters, regardless of age, also need to have an upland game bird HIP validation (free).

Only youth hunters certified in hunter education are eligible to attend. Each youth hunter must have an adult (21 years or older) accompanying them on the hunt, although the adult may not hunt.

Most hunts require pre-registration. Call the numbers below to register.

See page 22-23 of the Oregon Game Bird Regulations for more details including rules and regulations that apply.

Sept. 10-11

  • Eugene - Fern Ridge Wildlife Area. No advance registration required. Hunters can check in at 6:30 a.m. at station in the Nielson Road parking lot, hunting hours 8 a.m.-5 p.m. For more information call 541-935-2591.
  • Klamath Falls - Klamath Wildlife Area. Call 541-883-5732 to register.
  • Portland – Sauvie Island Wildlife Area. Call 503-621-3488 to register.
  • Baker City – hunt near Baldock Slough Wetlands Project. Call 541-963-2138 to register.
  • Mid-Columbia Basin (Wasco-Sherman counties) – hunt on cooperating private lands. Call 541-296-4628 to register.

Sept. 10 only

  • Ontario-Vale area - hunt on cooperating private lands. Call 541-889-6975 to register.

Sept. 17-18

  • Central Point – Denman Wildlife Area. Call 541-826-8774 to register.
  • Corvallis area – EE Wilson Wildlife Area. Call 541-745-5334 to register.
  • La Grande – Ladd Marsh Wildlife Area. No advance registration required. Check-in at headquarters, 59116 Pierce Road. Check station opens 6:30 a.m., hunting hours 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Call 541-963-4954 for more information.
  • John Day area, call 541-575-1167 to register. Hunt on private lands in the John Day Valley area.
  • Madras area - Willow Creek Hunt. Call 541-447-5111 to register.

Sept. 24

  • Heppner - hunt on private lands in South Morrow County. Call 541-676-5230 to register.

Sept. 24-25

  • Corvallis area - EE Wilson Wildlife Area. Call 541-745-5334 to register.
  • Irrigon - Irrigon Wildlife Area. Call 541-276-2344 to register.




Michelle Dennehy (503) 947-6022
Fax: (503) 947-6009

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