Non-Resident License Fee
(Annual) $ 172 (3-day License) $ 32.50
Turkey Tags – 3 bird limit - $90.00 each
Resident License Fee
(Annual) $ 34.50
Turkey Tags – 3 bird limit – $26.50
Because of Oregon’s incredibly fast-growing turkey population, Oregon's six-week spring turkey season is among the most liberal in the United States. It provides hunters the opportunity to take up to three gobblers during the spring season. The spring turkey hunting season runs April 15 – May 31 each year, giving hunters an opportunity to experience an incredible mating season with unpressured and vocal birds.
Umpqua Valley in Southwestern Oregon is said to have the largest population of Rio Grande Turkeys this side of the Mississippi and the Southern and Mid-Willamette Valley is following close behind. Upfront Outfitters invites you to hunt with us, to see for yourself, how incredible Oregon turkey hunting is.
Our dedicated team of local guides and outfitters grew up hunting the Valley in Oregon. They are excellent archery hunters and experts at calling birds in close. We welcome hunters of all ages, using both archery equipment and shotguns as well as those with any physical disabilities to experience some of the finest turkey hunting around.
Turkey habitat varies greatly throughout the Umpqua and Willamette Valley in Oregon. Much of our turkey hunting takes place on the edge of the valley where farmlands mix with forest lands. This gives us exceptional habitat in all of our turkey hunting areas. In most scenarios you can expect rolling hills covered with tall oak and fir trees, scattered open meadows and thick brushy hillsides and creek bottoms that mix with farmlands at the lower elevations.
Our spring turkey hunting methods will change with weather and habits as well as public vs. private land hunts. As the spring weather warms, birds will move to higher elevation and as birds move so will we. Our most common techniques include hunting from ground blinds over decoys, spot and stalk, calling and setting up near roost trees in the pre-dawn and dusk hours.
Upfront Outfitters leases over 5,000 acres of prime turkey habitat throughout Western Oregon’s Umpqua and Willamette Valley. Our leased property is prime habitat and loaded with unpressured birds. Some of our World Class properties have seen very little or no hunting pressure before. With multiple large and small private properties to hunt, we always have quality Oregon turkey hunting. Mature Toms with beard lengths of “9 – 11” and spurs “1-2” are common.
Turkey Hunting Methods Include - Blinds over decoys, Blinds over strutting areas, spot and stalk, setting up near roost trees, and calling.
Upfront Outfitters is permitted to turkey hunt on thousands of acres of public land surrounding the Willamette and Umpqua Valley as well as most of Eastern Oregon. The remote portions of these public lands hold great turkey populations and can offer fabulous Spring and Fall turkey hunting. We focus on public lands that border our private lease land and public that has limited access with large turkey populations.
Turkey Hunting Methods Include - pre-dawn locating and setting up near roost areas, calling, blinds over decoys, spot and stalk, and setting up in strutting zones.
Meals and lodging are included on public land hunts and some private land hunts. Our World Class private land lease does not include lodging but is within a 30 minute drive of a local motel. Either a motel, RV or tent camp accommodations will be used on other hunts depending on the location to be hunted. On most of our private land turkey hunts we will be staying in a local Motel. If we are turkey hunting on remote private lands or public land, we will use a tent camp or RV.
Umpqua Valley Private land RioTurkey Hunt
2 days minimum/2 birds
$750 per day
(includes lunch, not lodging)
3 day/2 birds $1,750
Willamette Valley Private/Public Land Turkey Hunts
2 bird limit on all hunts
(Includes meals, lodging)
One day - $650 per person
2 day - $1,150 per person
3 day - $1,550 per person
Willamette & Umpqua Valley Public Land Turkey Hunts
One Hunter/One guide
One Day- $550 – includes coffee, lunch
2 day/2 birds – $950 – includes meals, lodging
3 day/2 birds - $ 1,525 – Includes meals, lodging
Two Hunters/One Guide
One day- $400 each – includes coffee, lunch
2 days/2 birds - $800 each
3 days/2 birds - $1,025 each
Spring Bear and Turkey Combo Hunt
5-day Bear/Turkey Combo Hunt
Must draw a guaranteed controlled spring bear tag (deadline Feb 1 to apply)
One Hunter/One Guide - $4,550 per person
Two Hunters/One guide - $3,550 per person
All hunters fly in and out of Eugene, Oregon (EUG) and rent a car unless airport pickup is arranged for an additional $200 roundtrip.
Is as easy as picking up the phone or sending an email. All turkey hunts are booked on a first come first serve basis, so call us now.
A non-refundable credit card deposit of 50% is due to guarantee your hunt dates. The balance can be paid by personal check or money order. Of the remaining balance, 25% is due 60 days prior to the hunts start and the remaining 25% is due 30 days prior to your turkey hunt.
If turkey hunts must be cancelled due to a medical emergency, we will roll the hunt deposit into a future year’s hunt. Should terminal illness or hospitalization cause a cancellation you will be refunded. No other refunds will be available.