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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 game birds

A nine-mile system of habitat trails offers upland bird hunters opportunities for mountain quail and blue and ruffed grouse.

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 game birds

Rules and permits for releasing birds, pursuit seasons and competitive dog trials.

How to hunt game birds

Since many turkeys in Oregon reside on private land, finding a place to hunt can be challenging. The Turkey Hunt Reservation...

How to hunt game birds

ODFW biologists share the latest updates for turkey hunting in their local district, as well as tips and tactics for...

How to hunt game birds

Legal hunting weapons and weapon restrictions for hunting big game and game birds in Oregon.

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...

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

How to hunt game birds

Change up your tactics to take more early season birds.

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 game birds

The 2019-2020 Oregon game bird seasons look promising with quail and chukar numbers up in the east, forest grouse booming...

How to hunt game birds

Look for collection barrels where you hunt. Data gathered from wings and tails helps ODFW biologists look at population productivity...

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

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

wildlife viewing

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

How to hunt game birds

ODFW biologists share the latest updates for turkey hunting in their local district.

How to hunt game birds

Spring turkey hunting is all about attracting a tom to your position by mimicking a hen -- making for a...

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.

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

Most big game hunters must purchase their tag -- online or at an ODFW office or license vendor -- no...

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...