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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 buy a license or permit

Verify your account now so you’re good to go before the controlled hunt tag application deadline.

Buying a license or permit

With the new licensing system, hunters and anglers can now buy documents online to print immediately from home or carry...

Where to fish

Oregon is recognized for its wide array of fishing opportunities and the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) encourages...

How to fish

Wipers, a cross between striped and white bass, reach prodigious proportions in the productive waters of Ana Reservoir. Their size...

How to fish

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

Buying a license or permit

The free disabled veteran combination license, and permit for disabled hunters and anglers make it easier for everyone to participate.

Buying a license or permit

Pioneer and other licenses are available for senior hunters and anglers at a reduced cost.

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...

The following step-by-step guide will walk you through the new online registration system. With ODFW’s electronic licensing system, you can...

Buying a license or permit

With ODFW’s electronic licensing system, you can now purchase your licenses and tags online 24/7, 365 days a year, and...

Buying a license or permit

Hunting and fishing licenses are generally valid for the calendar year. The exceptions are game bird hunting permits and validations...

Where to fish

Recurring drought conditions in central Oregon in recent years has had a significant impact on water levels in Wickiup Reservoir....

How to fish

Summer is a great time to be on the Pacific chasing ocean salmon. Whether you captain your own ship
or...

How to fish

As temperatures heat up during spring and summer, be on the watch for harmful algae blooms when recreating in Oregon...

How to fish

Fishing Oregon’s high lakes is not just for dedicated anglers. It also appeals to hikers and backpackers who head to...

How to fish

Not all of Oregon’s high lakes support fish populations. To help create fisheries in some of these off-road areas, ODFW...

How to fish

Crappie are scrappy, hard-fighting fish, and with a two-rod validation you can double the excitement of reeling in these delicious...

Where to fish

Each year ODFW stocks millions of trout in dozens of reservoirs, lakes and ponds across the state.
Finding these locations...

Where to fish

Visitors to Oregon's south coast can enjoy a  variety of opportunities from jetty fishing for rockfish and lingcod,
to some...

Where to fish

When you visit Oregon's central coast, from the Cascade Head to Florence, bring your fishing rod with you.
The many opportunities...

Where to fish

Visitors to Oregon's north coast, from the Columbia River down to Nestucca Bay, can enjoy varied surf, jetty and ocean, and...

Where to fish

Feisty lingcod along rugged shores, lively surfperch against ocean beaches and fat rockfish among jetty rocks: these are just some of...

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 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...