What To Bring

Sauvie Island is located within northwest Oregon along the fabled Pacific Flyway. This portion of the Pacific Northwest is a temperate rainforest, so appropriate rain gear is essential. Temperatures range in the 30s and 40s, but do dip into the 20s on occasion; accumulated snow and ice are rare exceptions to the area's trademark sideways rain. So, wear layered, waterproof clothing, including hats and gloves, and bring a full set of replacements in case of soakings. During the late fall and winter portions of the season, bibs/coveralls with hip boots are the minimum for comfort and warmth with many members preferring to wear chest waders. A heavy jacket or 3/4 length parka will complete your waterfowl hunting ensemble — depending on the quality of your head gear, you may also want to consider a hood.

All blinds have a small bench, shelf or railing to accommodate a standard duck blind bag. Be sure to also bring your cellular phones (on vibrate mode, please), coffee, snacks, lunch, tissues, lip balm and hand warmers. Don’t forget to bring a camera!

Remember your valid Oregon hunting license including a waterfowl validation and a federal waterfowl stamp, http://www.dfw.state.or.us/resources/hunting/waterfowl/. Keep in mind the hunting license must be renewed on or before New Year's Day, while the waterfowl validation and stamp remain current until June 30th.

Your hunting weapon should be a 12G 2 3/4" or 3" semiautomatic shotgun. Bring 4-6 boxes of nontoxic shells (no lead) with a minimum shot weight of 1 1/4 and minimum shot size of 1.

Hunting dog or duck calling skill are not required for membership.


  1. Hunt safely and obey all laws, regulations, and rules of hunter safety.
  2. Check with Ron before hunting (preferably two days in advance).
  3. Check with Ron if bringing guests or dogs. (Guests' dogs are not allowed).

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