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Where-to and how-to go big game hunting in Oregon

Whether it’s spending more time outdoors or harvesting food for the freezer, there are lots reasons to become a hunter. Here’s how to get from thinking about it to doing it.

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How to hunt big game
Whether using e-tagging or paper tags

The ODFW electronic licensing system makes it easy to tag your salmon, steelhead and halibut, as well your deer and...

How to fish

Find links to the current fishing and hunting regulations, as well as in-season regulation updates.

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Buying a license or permit

Step-by-step directions for applying for a controlled hunt online and how to change your hunt choices.


The deadline to apply...