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Migratory game bird hunting regulation changes for 2016-17 season

The age restriction for the September youth waterfowl hunt has been liberalized and all youth 17 years of age and younger may now participate during this hunt.


NW Permit Goose ID Testing

canada gooseAll goose hunters  in 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.


Sauvie Island Wildlife Area, Eastside Reservation Check-in

Beginning this fall, successful applicants for reservation hunts at the wildlife area will be assigned a random check-in sequence number along with their reservation.  This number will correspond to the order in which they will pick a blind or check-in for a roam unit.  For example, there are 5 available blinds in the Racetrack Unit and each successful applicant for the Racetrack Unit would receive a random number from 1 to 5.  The hunter with #1 will have first choice of blinds, the hunter with #2 will have second choice of blinds, and so on and so forth.  Hunters with roam unit reservations will simply check-in in numerical order.  Roam unit hunt parties, who apply as a party during the controlled hunt draw, will all receive the same check-in number.

Hunters will see this check-in sequence number when they check their controlled hunt results and this same number will also print on their Controlled Hunt Reservation Permit.  Reservation hunters must be in line at least 2 hours before shooting time and will be called via AM Radio Station 1580 to the check station by the check-in sequence number. Reminder: Successful applicants must purchase their reservation permit before arriving at the WA. License documents are not available at the check stations.  The reservation check-in road is being widened to two lanes to accommodate this new system.  Hunters must park in the right lane and use the left lane to proceed to the check station when called forward.

Unfilled reservations will continue to be available to hunters without reservations on a first-come, first-served basis at the check station beginning 1 hour before shooting time. Separate vehicle lines are designated for reservation and non-reservation hunters.


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