A photo of a merganser

Siletz Bay National Wildlife Refuge on Oregon’s central coast includes tidal salt marsh salt marsh
Salt marshes are found in tidal areas near the coast, where freshwater mixes with saltwater.

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, diked former tidal marsh and smaller forested areas. Large numbers of migratory birds use the marshes and tidal slough areas.

Hunters can expect to find mallard, American wigeon, green-winged teal and northern pintail. Hunting for geese, coots and ducks is permitted east and west of U.S. Hwy 101, giving hunters easy access while on state-owned properties. Access to the western hunting areas is primarily by boat and is available seven days a week. There is easy walking access on the eastern side, with hunting permitted on Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday. The refuge maintains a parking lot with walk-in access along South Millport Slough Road. The best hunting is before the end of December, when higher king tides begin.

Check the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife Waterfowl/Game Bird Hunting Regulations for restrictions, bag limits, season dates and hunt times.

Related Documents
Siletz Bay Waterfowl Hunt Map.pdf

Map for Waterfowl Hunting at Siletz Bay NWR

Siletz Bay NWR Waterfowl Hunting Regulations.pdf