The ODFW Visitors' Guide
Open to public access and hunting April 15 through Jan. 31. Motorized vehicle travel restricted to open roads. Some roads closed seasonally from Dec. 1 through April 14. Entry by permit only Feb. 1 through Apr. 14, including BLM land within the exterior boundaries of the Wildlife Area.
Phillip W. Schneider Viewing Guide - part 1(pdf)
Phillip W. Schneider Viewing Guide - part 2 (pdf)
Best time to visit: Bird viewing is good all year. The highest concentrations of deer and elk are in the winter and early spring.
What to see and do
At the wildlife area: The wildlife area offers excellent year-round bird viewing. Deer and elk hunting occurs during fall, and bighorn sheep viewing is possible during winter and early spring.
Nearby: Archaeological and geological points of interest are located along the South Fork of the John Day Wild and Scenic River and Fossil Beds. Visitors can find access to Black Canyon Wilderness, excellent fishing along John Day River and a hike-in fishery at Aldrich Pond.
Phillip W. Schneider Wildlife Area is located near milepost 132 on Hwy. 26, one mile east of Dayville, or 30 miles west of John Day.
Contact Address and Phone
Phillip W. Schneider Wildlife Area
45403 Hwy 26, PO Box 93
Dayville, OR. 97825
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