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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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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....

How to fish

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

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.

How to clam and crab

Razor clams and other bivalves are filter feeders that eat single celled plants called phytoplankton. Some species of phytoplankton manufacture biological...

How to fish

More fish are probably lost because of improperly tied knots than any other single reason. Yet anglers who spend hours...

Where to hunt game birds

This table shows legal shooting hours during the 2017-18 game bird hunting seasons.

Where to fish

The south coast area extends along the Oregon coast from Yachats south to the Oregon-California border. The area offers some...

How to fish

Bass are an increasingly popular game fish even in a state noted for its native salmon, steelhead and trout. Bass...

How to hunt big game

The 4 options below are designed for self-motivated students with good reading and comprehension skills - just choose one. All...

Where to fish

Oregon's Klamath and Lake Counties offer outstanding warmwater fishing in the region's lakes and reservoirs, and even in the lower...

How to fish

Longleader gear is used to target midwater species like yellowtail, canary and widow rockfish,
while avoiding bottom-dwelling species like yelloweye...

Where to fish

Salmon, steelhead and smallmouth bass offer world-class fishing here year-round. Rainbow trout are stocked in the upper Rogue and in...

How to fish

Piloted in 2014, the Tag Team Program helps ODFW fish biologists better understand the effectiveness of stocking efforts.
It’s also a...

Where to fish

Most warmwater anglers traveling to the northeast area are probably heading to Brownlee Reservoir, a huge 15,000 acre waterbody located...