Suggested Firearms: 12 or 20 gauge shotgun
Suggested Ammo: Ducks – #3, #2 / Geese #2 & BB
Bird hunters flock to the Klamath Basin (sorry couldn’t resist the pun). Biologists estimate that 80% of the birds in the Pacific Flyway stop in the Klamath Basin. That’s a whole lot of beaks! With the basins lakes, wetlands, rivers and ponds the water attracts great numbers of birds and the variety is fantastic. From the big canadian honkers to tiny (and fast!) teal and a whole lot in between variety is the name of the game. That’s true of terrain too. You might hunt a flooded grain field, wetlands, lake or potato field with ROE guides. We’re happy to visit with you about options!
In the heart of the Pacific Flyway, the area is famous for its goose and duck hunting. Our home base is the city of Klamath Falls, Oregon which is located approximately 6 hours north of California’s bay area and 5 hours south of Portland Oregon.
Our mode of operation is simple. Scout hard every day and then set up where the birds were the day before each hunt. Hunt locations are not predictable. We never know where we will hunt day to day because of our scouting regime and the changing bird patterns. We want every option available to us available for you and the guides choose the hunt location based on scouting and guide experience. A variety of grain, pasture marsh and pond hunting are available on refuges and private ranches.
We hunt a wide variety of terrain and have a variety of equipment to meet our hunting needs. For field hunting we use individual Final Approach blinds. We also depend on lay-out boats when necessary or a 20-foot custom hunting boat with blind and Mud Buddy motor for marsh and lake hunting. We use a variety of decoys depending on the situation. Sometimes we use six decoys in a spread and sometimes we use 200.
Each hunt with ROE Outfitters is guided. Your guides are dedicated sportsman and have a passion not only for hunting waterfowl but for teaching and guiding others in the sport. We have seasoned waterfowl guides ready to guide your hunt.
Duck and Goose
In general we find that we shoot primarily ducks in October along with whitefronts and local Canada geese. As November rolls around along with lots of duck shoots, the goose migration starts to bless us and usually gets going heavy from mid-November through January. As the open water freezes in December and January we find ourselves shooting mainly Canadian Geese, Mallards and Widgeon as most of the other ducks and Whitefronts move on.
SPRING GOOSE SEASON
Due to a large number of specks in our area, fish and wildlife is allowing a special spring hunt once again in the Klamath Basin only. These birds do a lot of damage to area fields and it has become necessary to thin their numbers. We will be guiding this season from mid February through early March. Space is limited so please call soon to book your trip. Previous years have been fun and productive hunts. Hunting is on private property only. Check our quick facts on this page for season dates and bag limits.
1 or more days
October – March 10
Single Hunter $250 per day
Two person Minimum.
Must hunt two or more days.
minimum two / maximum five per guide
(groups of two will be partnered with other groups)
10 with hunter’s safety and an accompanying adult.
Oregon hunting license
Oregon waterfowl stamp
Federal duck stamp
Hunters safety if under 18.
Klamath Falls Oregon – ROE office.
5391 Running Y Road, Klamath Falls OR 97601
We hunt on private and public lands throughout Southern Oregon. Most hunt locations are 20 minutes to an hour from the ROE office.
Commercial – Medford Oregon (MFR)
Private: Klamath Falls Oregon (LMT)
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October: Ducks and Local Honkers Some Specks(we start our season with a lot of birds because we have the water and food to hold them)
November: Ducks and Honkers and Specks ( we usually see a bigger migration coming around Thanks Giving)
December: Ducks start to migrate south but we keep the heartier birds. Honkers in great numbers. Specks are usually gone.
January: More honkers than anything. Still some great diver duck hunting on the open lake. If we get a warm up and the river or lake starts to thaw at all we will get a shot of ducks back from the Sacramento Valley.
February – March 10: We shoot only specks and white birds. We tend to see more specks though.[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title="Do I need a hunting license?" size="sm" el_id="1453147450654-03984148-bded"]You must purchase an Oregon hunting license, Oregon state waterfowl stamp and a federal duck stamp before your hunt begins. You can purchase the Oregon hunting license and state waterfowl stamp online at:
http://www.dfw.state.or.us/online_license_sales/what.asp[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title="Where should I stay?" size="sm" el_id="1453147450007-37c4cd61-d505"]You should stay in Klamath Falls. Most of our guests stay at one of the following hotels.
Running Y Ranch Resort 541-850-5500 www.runningy.com
The Comfort Inn, 541-882-1111 www.choicehotels.com/oregon/klamath-falls/comfort-inn-hotels
The Cimarron Inn, 541-882-4601 www.cimarroninnklamathfalls.com
The Olympic Inn, 541-882-9665 www.olympicinn.com[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title="Do we need a car? " size="sm" el_id="1453147448974-9450bc70-c0ed"]Hunting groups will need a car during their trip. 4-wheel drive is recommended. You will follow your guide to the hunting location each day.[/vc_toggle]