Duck Hunting in Oregon

Oregon, Duck Hunting Nation State, Waterfowl Hunting, Waterfowl Hunting




Duck Statewide Harvest


Goose Statewide Harvest


No. Waterfowl Licenses Sold Annually


Ducks Per Hunter


Geese Per Hunter


Cost of Resident Waterfowl Hunting License


Cost of Resident State Stamps and Permits


Federal Duck Stamp

Season $172; three-day $32.50

Cost of Non-Resident Waterfowl Hunting License


Federal Duck Stamp

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, which is 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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Seasons and Bag Limits