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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 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 fish

Oregon is recognized for its wide array of fishing opportunities and the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) encourages...

How to hunt game birds

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

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 game birds

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

How to fish

Wipers, a cross between striped and white bass, reach prodigious proportions in the productive waters of Ana Reservoir. Their size...

Hunters and anglers can still visit their local ODFW license agent to purchase and print licenses, tags and other documents....

How to fish

We make it easy to take your family fishing – with free fishing events, recommended family-friendly fishing locations, and how-to...

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

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

how to hunt

Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) is a fatal neurological disease infecting deer and elk across North America. Here’s what Oregon hunters...

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.

Buying a license or permit

Pioneer and other licenses are available for senior hunters and anglers at a reduced cost.

Beginning on January 1, 2019, salvaging deer and elk struck by vehicles is legal in Oregon as required by Senate...

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 fish

Recurring drought conditions in central Oregon in recent years has had a significant impact on water levels in Wickiup Reservoir....

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.