Heppner is home to excellent hunting and fishing recreational possibilities.
Heppner Regulated Hunt Area is nearly 40,000 acres of grassland, rangeland and timberland up the Willow Creek drainage from Heppner in both the Heppner and Fossil Units
Heppner is a mix of public and private lands. Some private land is Welcome to Hunt and some is Hunting by Permission only. Know where you are at all times via paper map or digital mapping system.
Private All Inclusive Hunting Preseves can make this easier:
*TREO Ranch http://www.treoranches.com/wordpress/
Ruggs Ranch https://www.huntruggs.com/
Species to hunt: Ringneck Pheasant, California Quail, Chukkar Partridge, Forest Grouse, Mourning Dove, Wild Turkey, Mule and Whitetail Deer, Rocky Mountain Elk, Bighorn Sheep, Black Bear and Cougar
Willow Creek Dam is maintained by the Army Corp of Engineeers https://www.nwp.usace.army.mil/willow-creek/
Species to fish: Rainbow Trout, Crappie, Large Mouth and Smallmouth Bass.
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