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

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...

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...

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

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 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...

Buying a license or permit

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Buy licenses/tags online and print them immediately from any printer—or choose electronic tagging to carry your documents and tag...

Where to hunt big game

Here you’ll find links to population, harvest and point summary reports that can help you decide what hunts to apply...

How to hunt big game

Spring bear is the first big game hunting season of the year – just one reason it’s popular with a...

How to hunt big game

See the latest and historic data on big game population surveys from 2015 to present.

The Beaver State Podcast is a product of the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife that takes a look at...

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

The 2020 Big Game Regulations will be available around Dec. 1, 2019 but here are some of the major changes...

wildlife viewing

In late September, deer and elk begin their annual migration to wintering grounds, and often have to cross roads and...

How to hunt big game

Oregon’s population of about 6,000 cougars occupies a wide variety of habitat across the state, offering a year-round, readily-accessible hunting...

How to hunt big game

ODFW wildlife biologist offer a look at the habitat conditions and hunting outlook for the upcoming season.

Where to hunt big game

Private lands accounts for just over half of Oregon’s land base and include farms, range lands, wetlands, forests and stream...

How to hunt big game

Desktop scouting, trail cameras and 5 other scouting tips

How to hunt big game

Desktop scouting, trail cameras and 5 other scouting tips

How to hunt big game

This step-by-step guide will show you how to purchase leftover tags from the controlled hunt drawing.  Leftover tags are available exclusively online...