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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

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

 
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...

wildlife viewing

Always have your camera with you, explore your backyard and 10 more pro tips.

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

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

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

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

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

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....

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.