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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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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...

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

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....

Creating a purchase group allows you to buy licenses, tags and other documents for family and friends, both online and at agents. After...

How to fish

You can purchase an Oregon fishing license online or at an ODFW license vendor. Here are step-by-step directions for purchasing...

Where to hunt big game

Didn't draw a big game tag this year? Here are some other ways to have a great hunting season.

The regulations for trapping and hunting furbearers in Oregon are set every two years. Most recently the 2020-22 regulations were...

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...

Where to hunt game birds

A nine-mile system of habitat trails offers upland bird hunters opportunities for mountain quail and blue and ruffed grouse.

How to fish

As Oregonians we’re anxious to get back outside and enjoy the great outdoors.  As more and more outdoor recreation areas...

How to hunt big game

May 1 is deadline to purchase spring bear tag, or request refund of tag/reinstatement of preference points if you choose...

How to hunt game birds

Rules and permits for releasing birds, pursuit seasons and competitive dog trials.

Tag numbers for some deer and elk hunts this fall have been reduced from the numbers shown in the 2020...

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How to hunt game birds

Since many turkeys in Oregon reside on private land, finding a place to hunt can be challenging. The Turkey Hunt Reservation...

How to hunt game birds

ODFW biologists share the latest updates for turkey hunting in their local district, as well as tips and tactics for...

Find all the information you need to trap or hunt furbearers in Oregon, including licensing requirements and seasons.

All first time Oregon trappers of any age must complete trapper education.

How to hunt game birds

Legal hunting weapons and weapon restrictions for hunting big game and game birds in Oregon.

Where to hunt big game

Spring bear is the first big game hunt of the year and a chance to dust off the boots and...

How to fish

We make it easy to take your family fishing – with free fishing events, recommended family-friendly fishing locations, and how-to...

how to buy a license or permit

Some of ODFW's smaller field offices are not staffed to sell licenses to the public. However, staff at our larger...