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Need to figure out controlled hunts or find a place to clam -- there are articles on that. Looking for a wildlife area parking permit or a place to take the family fishing -- we've got articles for that, too. Filter by topic or category, or use the search function to find the information you need to go fishing, crabbing/clamming, hunting or wildlife viewing.

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Where to fish

The South Willamette Area covers the upper Willamette Basin south of Salem and includes the communities of Albany, Corvallis, Eugene,...

How to fish

Steelhead have been called the ultimate game fish. These elusive and challenging fish can test an angler’s patience and persistence,...

How to hunt big game

Hunter education is required for all hunters 18 and under, and is required for adult hunters in many popular, nearby...

Where to fish

The John Day – Umatilla area includes the John Day River and Umatilla River basins, and Oregon’s upper reaches of...

Where to fish

A dozen great rivers pour out of the Coast Range Mountains into tidal bays that welcome runs of salmon and...

Buying a license or permit

Steps for getting a duplicate hunter education card.

Where to fish

The southwest area follows Interstate 5 from Drain south to the Oregon-California border and includes the communities of Grants Pass,...

Where to fish

Known for its high desert climate, sage-covered canyons, glacial peaks and mountain lakes, this zone is defined by the reach...

Buying a license or permit

The Oregon Disabilities Hunting and Fishing Permit is not a license or tag. Hunters must still obtain a hunting license...

Buying a license or permit

The Columbia River Enhancement Fund was established in 2013 by the Oregon State Legislature in order to help implement the...

Opportunity for kids

Mentored Youth Hunter Program allows youth 9 through 15 years of age to hunt without first passing an approved hunter education...

How to fish

Two commonly caught species of salmon are coho and Chinook. Fishing regulations require anglers to correctly identify salmon species as restrictions...

How to hunt big game

Rabbit hunting is the third most popular type of hunting activity in the U.S., behind wild turkey and deer hunting....

Opportunity for kids

Fishing with your kids or grandkids can be a lot of fun for all. Check out ODFW's fishing opportunities for...

Where to clam and crab

Just a few miles south of Newport, the town of Waldport (population 2,000) is on the shores of Alsea Bay....

Where to fish

Whether it's a 6-inch bluegill or a trophy-size bass, Oregon's warmwater fish offer anglers of all ages a variety of...

Where to clam and crab

Nehalem Bay offers both beach and boat access to softshell and purple varnish clam beds.

Where to hunt game birds

A beginner's guide to waterfowl hunting on Sauvie Island - an introduction. Part 1 of a 5 part series.

Where to clam and crab

Siletz Bay, located at the south end of Lincoln city, is a very popular destination for beach-goers and clam diggers....

Where to fish

Let’s go fishing on Saturday. Not enough time to go fishing? Think again – if you live in the Medford...

Where to hunt game birds

A beginner's guide to waterfowl hunting on Sauvie Island - hunting in the North Unit. Part 4 of a 5...

Where to clam and crab

Umpqua River is one of Oregon's largest estuaries; however, high freshwater influence makes the bay seasonal for crabbing. Softshell clam...

Where to fish

Lane County offers so much to explore -- from coastal lakes and rivers to mountain lakes and streams. The Willamette...

Where to hunt game birds

State Wildlife Areas available for bird hunting in the Columbia Basin. Part 2 of a 4 part series of articles.