Duck Hunting in Oregon

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  • A
  • 477,900

    Duck Statewide Harvest

  • 55,800

    Goose Statewide Harvest

  • 27,800

    No. Waterfowl Licenses Sold Annually

  • 17.9

    Ducks Per Hunter

  • 4.2

    Geese Per Hunter

  • $33.50

    Cost of Resident Waterfowl Hunting License

  • $13

    Cost of Resident State Stamps and Permits

  • $25

    Federal Duck Stamp

  • Season $167; three-day $31.50

    Cost of Non-Resident Waterfowl Hunting License

  • $43

    Cost of Non-Resident State Stamps and Permits

  • $25

    Federal Duck Stamp

Duck Hunting Nation Knowledge

I enjoy hunting The Beaver State almost as much as I do my home state of Washington. Almost.

On the plus side, there’s plenty to do in Oregon; cacklers in the Willamette Valley, puddle ducks on Sauvie Island, divers on the mighty Columbia and specklebellies near Klamath Falls on the state’s southern tip. East of the Cascades, waterfowl opportunities dry up quite a bit, but some interior rivers, streams and ponds provide gunning for jump-shooters and decoy hunters. And then there’s the Snake River, fast becoming a hot subject for mallard enthusiasts. You can find an almost infinite array of tidal hunts up and down the Oregon coast, including the vast Lewis and Clark National Wildlife Refuge near the mouth of the Columbia River.

Like southwestern Washington, northwestern Oregon sports some logistically challenging goose regulations, many of which make it difficult for a nonresident to get involved.

— Compiled and written by M.D. Johnson

 

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