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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

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

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

 
Beginning in 2019, leftover tags will be available exclusively online. You will not be able to purchase leftover...

How to hunt big game

It's easy to check your results, and purchase your tag, on the ODFW electronic licensing system. NOTE: Once the draw...

where to hunt

Many of Oregon’s controlled hunts and season structures were put in place decades ago and mostly untouched through the years....

wildlife viewing

Capturing a great wildlife photograph can be equal parts luck and planning. Here are a few tips for increasing your...

How to hunt big game

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (Department) would like to make hunters aware of the following changes and corrections...

where to hunt

Many hunters regard spring bear as the kickoff of the hunting year. Here's how things are shaping up in areas...

how to hunt

Oregon has everything it takes to be on any big game hunter's bucket list: Over 34 million acres of public...

how to hunt

Pronghorn antelope are the fastest ungulates in North America and can reach speeds of up to 40 miles an hour....

how to hunt

Bighorn sheep and Rocky Mountain goat the rarest game mammals in Oregon today, with less than 100 bighorn sheep tags...

how to hunt

Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) is a fatal neurological disease infecting deer and elk across North America. While CWD has not...

How to hunt big game

Oregon offers spring and fall bear hunting seasons. Fall is entirely general season, while spring in now all controlled hunt....

A growing number of people take to the woods in winter, looking for antlers that have been shed by Oregon’s deer...

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...