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Need to figure out controlled hunts, find a place to clam, learn how to fish or get directions to a wildlife area? We've got information on all that and more, straight from ODFW biologists and other accomplished hunters, anglers and wildlife watchers. 

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How to fish

This newsletter provides a summary of Oregon’s 2021 sport halibut fishery.

How to hunt big game
What hunters should know

Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) is a fatal neurological disease infecting deer and elk across North America. While CWD has not...

How to fish
What's new for 2022

Here's a quick summary of the major fishing and big game hunting regulation changes for 2022.

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The Christmas Bird Counts around Oregon will begin soon, so we sat down with Oregon Birding Association president Sarah Swanson...

ODFW at work

Generations of families saw Herman the sturgeon at the State Fairgrounds every year until the big fish retired to a...

Hunters and anglers can still visit their local ODFW license agent to purchase and print licenses, tags and other documents...

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ODFW along with the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and Manulife Investment Management's timberland business (formerly Hancock Natural Resource Group) completed...

how to hunt

Looking for the perfect gift for the hunter on your holiday list? We’ve asked some ODFW staff, all avid hunters...

How to fish

We asked some of the fisher folk at ODFW for their favorite gift-giving ideas. Here's what they said.

Mark Penninger has been measuring animals for the record books for many years. But a set of elk antlers found...

There are two main populations of Roosevelt elk in Oregon, the coastal Roosevelt and the Cascade Roosevelt. Cascade Roosevelt elk...

ODFW's North Coast District Wildlife Biologist Paul Atwood covers the basics of Oregon's coastal Roosevelt elk. They're quite a bit...

ODFW's Brian Ratliff hunts Rocky Mountain Elk mainly with archery equipment but also with a rifle often while exploring Eastern...

DeWaine Jackson has researched a lot of Oregon's wildlife over the course of his career with ODFW. It's a different...

From license discounts to additional controlled hunt tags, ODFW wants to make sure our uniformed service members are given the...

While lamprey, with their eel-like bodies and suction cup mouths full of sharp teeth and vampire-like feeding habits might seem...

Oregon has six species of geese that reside or pass through the state each winter, making the state fairly goose...

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Oregon’s rivers, streams, and aquifers support a wide range of benefits for both humans and the environment—sources of water for...

Sage grouse may be known for their elaborate courtship displays in the Sage Brush Sea of Western North America, but...

Mussel fatigue, it's a thing. In fact, our freshwater mussels are strained and in need of some attention. This week's...

How to fish
Help protect wild fish during historic low runs

Wild steelhead mortalities are generally low under normal fishing regulations. But with 2021 runs at the lowest since 1938, many...

Black-tailed deer are called Pacific ghosts for a reason. They can be amazingly elusive thanks to a highly developed sense...

Band-tailed pigeons nearly went the way of their now-extinct cousins, passenger pigeons. But these mountain-dwelling pigeons got a reprieve from...

How to hunt game birds

The 2021-22 Oregon game bird seasons look promising with pheasant, quail and chukar numbers steady in the east, forest grouse...