Oregon Falconry Hunting Laws & Regulations

Falconry Hunting Guidelines for 2023-24

Essential Licensing and Permits

To engage in falconry in Oregon, individuals must have a current falconry license and an Oregon hunting license. Additionally, all relevant permits, validations, and stamps for the intended wildlife species are mandatory. Falconers aiming to hunt in state Wildlife Areas (WAs) must consult the State Wildlife Area Regulations for specific rules and the Game Bird Seasons for hunting dates.

Upland Game Bird Hunting Details

Season, Bag, and Possession Limits

  • Pheasant (Either Sex):

    • Area: Statewide
    • Season: September 1, 2023 - March 31, 2024
    • Daily Bag Limit: 1
    • Possession Limit: 3
  • California Quail, Chukar, Hungarian (Gray) Partridge, Ruffed and Blue Grouse:

    • Area: Statewide
    • Season: September 1, 2023 - March 31, 2024
    • Daily Bag Limit: 2 each species
    • Possession Limit: 6 each species
  • Sage-Grouse:

    • Area: Designated areas for controlled hunting (refer to Game Bird Seasons)
    • Season: September 1, 2023 - January 31, 2024
    • Daily Bag Limit: 1
    • Possession Limit: 2 (Season limit is two sage-grouse)

Migratory Game Birds & Crows Hunting Information

Specifics on Bag and Possession Limits

  • Duck (Including Merganser) and Coot, Mourning Dove, Band-tailed Pigeon, Wilson's Snipe, Crow, Goose:
    • Area: Statewide (with exceptions for the Northwest Permit Zone for geese)
    • Season: Varies by species; consult Migratory Game Bird Seasons for specific dates
    • Bag and Possession Limits: Governed by federal law, with a daily bag limit not exceeding three and a possession limit of nine for all permitted migratory game birds, either singly or in aggregate. Restrictions apply to the number of specific bird species within the daily bag. For detailed information and exceptions, contact USFWS at 503-682-6131.
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