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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

Unlike general season hunts where anyone can buy a tag over-the-counter, controlled hunts are limited entry hunts that require you...

How to hunt big game

Hunter education is required for all hunters 18 and under, and is required for adult hunters in many popular, nearby...

Buying a license or permit

Steps for getting a duplicate hunter education card.

How to hunt big game

Rabbit hunting is the third most popular type of hunting activity in the U.S., behind wild turkey and deer hunting....

How to hunt big game

By completing the mandatory hunter report, you are providing key pieces of information that biologists will use in their game...

How to hunt big game

The 4 options below are designed for self-motivated students with good reading and comprehension skills - just choose one. All...

Buying a license or permit

The Oregon Disabilities Hunting and Fishing Permit is not a license or tag. Hunters must still obtain a hunting license...

Buying a license or permit

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife owns or manages nearly 200,000 acres of land set aside for wildlife use...

How to hunt big game

This example will show you how to read a point summary report.

Buying a license or permit

ODFW’s Premium Hunts give any hunter a chance to draw a deer, elk or pronghorn tag with a months-long season.

Opportunity for kids

Mentored Youth Hunter Program allows youth 9 through 15 years of age to hunt without first passing an approved hunter education...

Where to hunt big game

Some need-to-knows before you go hunting this 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...

Where to hunt big game

Oregon Open Fields is a grant that the A&H Program has been awarded from the US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA)...

Where to hunt big game

Regulated Hunt Areas (RHAs) are cooperative programs between Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife and private landowners that offer regulated...

Opportunity for kids

The time shared between a youngster and a mentor is invaluable. There simply is no better way to introduce a...

Where to hunt big game

Public access to lands suitable to hunt can be a challenge. That's why we have the Oregon Hunting
Access Map to help...

Where to hunt big game

The rough winter took a toll on deer and elk calves in parts of the Central Area, but heavy snowpack...

Where to hunt big game

Deer herds suffered winter mortality in the northern portion of the area. They fared better to the south. Elk are...

How to hunt big game

As early season hunters know, dry conditions and the associated fire danger can have a large impact on your hunting...

Where to hunt big game

Hunters will find much different conditions than last year due to winter and rains. Deer are more likely to be...

Where to hunt big game

Deer and elk survived the harsher winter well. As the rifle deer opener approaches and fire danger decreases, more and...

Where to hunt big game

Deer numbers have declined due to drought and heavy winter but elk numbers are stable in this area. Heavy cover...

Where to hunt big game

The southeastern portion of the area experienced deer mortality due to deep snow. Deer fared better to the north west....