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

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 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.

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

With ODFW’s electronic licensing system, you can now purchase your licenses and tags online 24/7, 365 days a year, and...

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...

Where to hunt game birds

The 2018-19 Oregon game bird seasons look promising with pheasant numbers up in the east, forest grouse numbers up in...

How to hunt game birds

Historic harvest statistics can guide you to areas with good habitat that support healthy bird populations. 

how to hunt

Oregon offers some great opportunities for the first-time hunter -- from deer and elk, to geese and ducks, to chukar...

From license discounts to additional controlled hunt tags, ODFW wants to make sure our uniformed service members are given the...

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 game birds

Learning where hunters have been successful in the past may help
increase your chances of being successful in the future.

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...

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

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...

How to hunt game birds

Dove hunting seasons open earlier than many others and offer one of the first opportunities to go afield each year....

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...

Where to hunt game birds

A beginner's guide to waterfowl hunting on Sauvie Island- Hunting in the Westside Unit. Part 3 of a 5 part...