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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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Offers of help from ODFW employees

This page includes offers of help and resources from ODFW employees for those who have had to evacuate their homes...

Most of the wildlife in Oregon evolved with wildfire. And even though fires are intensifying, they are nothing new to...

how to hunt

Oregon is facing an unprecedented wildfire season and the area where you had planned to hunt, fish or recreate may be...

How to hunt game birds

The 2020-21 Oregon game bird seasons look promising with quail and chukar numbers up in the east, forest grouse booming...

The Beaver State Podcast is a product of the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife that takes a look at...

The Beaver State Podcast is a product of the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife that takes a look at...

How to fish
Water conditions, gear and flexibility all matter

Some anglers think coho are more aggressive and easier to catch while they’re still in the open waters of the...

How to fish
Use your favorite gear, target sea-runs in late summer, and more

Wide distribution, an aggressive nature and willingness to take bait, flies or lures, makes cutthroat trout a popular target in western...

In the spring of 2019, several clients chartered an ocean fishing trip out of Coos Bay. They were promised trophy-size lingcod....

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Buying a license or permit

Buy licenses/tags online and print them immediately from any printer—or choose electronic tagging to carry your documents and tag fish...

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How to hunt big game

ODFW has been reviewing big game hunting to simplify regulations, provide fair and consistent opportunity and ensure biological objectives are...

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How to hunt game birds
Filling someone else’s tag, hunting out of season are common violations

Poachers devastate mule deer herds in southeastern Oregon and brazenly shoot bighorn sheep in the north. Poaching is a problem...

Popular setups for bass, walleye and more

Ask 10 anglers how to fish and you’re likely to get 10 different answers. However, there are a few types...

Where to fish
Exceeding the bag limit, snagging fish are common violations

Each year, thousands of fish are harvested illegally in Oregon. Anglers who wait all year for their favorite salmon or...

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Bottomfishing off the Oregon Coast has become increasingly popular in recent years, and this trend continued in 2019 when 100,000...

The Beaver State Podcast is a product of the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife that takes a look at...

The Beaver State Podcast is a product of the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife that takes a look at...

How to fish
Can lead to fast fishing for hot fish

Albacore tuna fishing can offer nonstop action landing fast-moving, hard-fighting fish. Charter trips make tuna fishing accessible to all anglers....

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