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

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 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

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

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

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...

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 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 game birds

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

Opportunity for kids

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