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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
Help protect wild fish during historic low runs

Wild steelhead mortalities are generally low under normal fishing regulations. But with several years of low runs, many anglers...

Where to hunt big game

Trout is a classic first fish for many people. Whether that's a trout stocked in a lake by the Oregon...

wildlife viewing

This is an episode you might want to share with those folks who are interested in tagging along on a...

Where to hunt big game

The North Bank Habitat Management Area rises out of the North Umpqua River on dramatic cliffs before rolling out into...

Where to hunt big game

Due to increasing numbers of elk on private land and chronic elk damage, ODFW is piloting a new general season...

How to hunt big game

See the latest and historic data about big game hunting statistics for different hunts. 

wildlife viewing

Zoos and aquariums are often the first places kids encounter some of the critters they will ultimately be fascinated with...

wildlife viewing

Micah Rogers spends a lot of time looking through a microscope at the tiny world of phytoplankton, those microscopic, plant-like...

wildlife viewing

Herpetology is the study of amphibians and reptiles, and herping is the practice of going out to find amphibians and...

How to hunt big game

The Oregon Department of Transportation is the largest owner of stream crossings in the state of Oregon, and much of...

How to hunt game birds
Our biologist share their take on the upcoming season

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

How to hunt game birds
Our biologist share their take on the upcoming season

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

How to hunt big game

It’s April Fools! The perfect time to debunk some of the misnomers and myths around fish and wildlife management. This...

How to hunt big game

Raising kids on the outdoors takes all kinds. Roscoe Chang's approach to parenting kids in the outdoors is to make...

Where to fish

Follow this page for background on steelhead management, to provide feedback and learn about decisions when they happen for the...

How to hunt big game
An area-by-area look at the upcoming season

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

How to hunt big game

Spring means a new generation of wild animals on the landscape. With more people enjoying the great outdoors, that can...

How to hunt big game

Is data a big part of your hunting experience? If not, you may want to think about adding it to...

ODFW at work

Montana Pagano, a watershed restoration specialist with the Nez Percé Tribe and Kyle Bratcher, NE Oregon district fish biologist with...

How to fish
And for more than just bait

To most anglers, herring and anchovies are best known as bait. But they also can be fun to catch and...

And for more than just bait

To most anglers, herring and anchovies are best known as bait. But they also can be fun to catch and...

ODFW at work

Dr. Leslie King's outdoor journey has taken her from the shores of Chesapeake Bay to Oregon's Sauvie Island. She's a...

How to hunt big game
To maximize their hunting opportunities

Some youth big game hunts rival adult tags in terms of the number of preference points needed to draw. Knowing...