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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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Buying a license or permit

ELS Tech Tips

Be sure you are logged in to the MyODFW app before heading out of cell reception.

The...

How to fish

The Buoy 10 fishery, where the Columbia River meets the Pacific, offers anglers a chance to catch Chinook and coho...

Where to fish

Hiking or camping plans getting in the way of fishing this weekend? Going to be busy kayaking or going to...

Where to fish

Includes lakes in the Winema and Rogue River national forests, and the Sky Lakes and Mountain Lake wilderness areas.

Where to fish

Includes lakes in the Willamette National Forest and Mt. Jefferson Wilderness.

Where to fish

Includes lakes in the Eagle Cap Wilderness Area.

Where to fish

Includes lakes in the Mt. Hood National Forest, the Mark O. Hatfield Wilderness and the Olallie Lake Scenic Area.

Where to fish

Includes lakes in the Mt. Hood National Forest and the Bull of the Woods and Roaring River wilderness areas.

Where to fish

Includes lakes in the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest and the Sky Lakes Wilderness.

Where to fish

Includes lakes in the Umpqua National Forest and the Rogue-Umpqua Divide Wilderness.

Where to fish

Includes lakes in the Willamette National Forest and the Three Sisters, Waldo Lake and Mt. Washington wilderness areas. 

Where to fish

This schedule includes lakes in the Deschutes National Forest and the Three Sisters and Mt. Jefferson Wilderness areas.

Where to fish

If you’re not jazzed about going fishing this weekend, you’d better check to make sure you’ve still got a pulse!...

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

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

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...

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...