Bird Hunting

For complete information regarding Oregon State and Federal hunting regulations, consult the current issues of Oregon Game Bird Hunting Regulations, Oregon Big Game Hunting Regulations, Oregon Administrative Rules, the Oregon Wildlife Code and the Federal Migratory Bird Hunting Regulations. Regulations regarding specific seasons, disguising sex of game species, waste of game animals and other general hunting rules can be found in the above references.


All units of the Ladd Marsh Wildlife Area (LMWA) except Refuges and Safety Zones are open Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday and Federal Holidays August 1 through January 31. Motorized travel is prohibited. The area is closed between 10:00 pm and 4:00 am. Leaving decoys set out overnight (10:00 am – 4:00 am) is prohibited. Non-motorized boats are permitted. Possession or use of shot other than federally-approved nontoxic shot is prohibited at all times, except for authorized big game hunting (See Big Game Regulations for details).

The Glass Hill Unit (open 7 days per week April 1 through January 31) is open to hunting during any authorized season with the appropriate licenses or tags. Motorized travel is prohibited. An ODFW Wildlife Area Parking Permit is required to park in LMWA parking areas.