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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 fish

Fishing Oregon’s high lakes is not just for dedicated anglers. It also appeals to hikers and backpackers who head to...

How to fish

Not all of Oregon’s high lakes support fish populations. To help create fisheries in some of these off-road areas, ODFW...

How to fish

Crappie are scrappy, hard-fighting fish, and with a two-rod validation you can double the excitement of reeling in these delicious...

Columbian white-tailed and black-tailed deer share the same habitat in some parts of western Oregon. This video illustrates several key...

how to hunt

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

How to hunt big game

All successful bear hunters are required by hunting regulations to check in their bear’s skull at an ODFW office within 10 days of...

Where to fish

Each year ODFW stocks millions of trout in dozens of reservoirs, lakes and ponds across the state.
Finding these locations...

how to hunt

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

Where to fish

When you visit Oregon's central coast, from the Cascade Head to Florence, bring your fishing rod with you.
The many opportunities...

Where to fish

Visitors to Oregon's south coast can enjoy a  variety of opportunities from jetty fishing for rockfish and lingcod,
to some...

Where to fish

Visitors to Oregon's north coast, from the Columbia River down to Nestucca Bay, can enjoy varied surf, jetty and ocean, and...

Where to fish

Feisty lingcod along rugged shores, lively surfperch against ocean beaches and fat rockfish among jetty rocks: these are just some of...

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

See the latest and historic data on big game population surveys from 2012 to present.

How to hunt big game

See the latest and historic data about big game hunting statistics for different hunts.

How to hunt big game

Check out the latest point summary reports for all big game, and use the information to strategize
while deciding which...

Where to clam and crab

In nearly every Oregon estuary, some species of bay clams can be found. However, abundances and variety of species is...

Where to clam and crab

Love the taste of crab and want to try harvesting your own? Already at the beach and looking for a...

How to hunt big game

Oregon’s Bowhunter Education Program teaches bowhunters the fundamentals of safe, responsible archery hunting
and an appreciation and respect for the environment...

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He is an Oregon icon – Herman, the sturgeon, the state’s most famous fish. At 11 ft. long and nearly 500...

Can't find a place to see Oregon’s iconic spring chinook salmon spawning? Want to cross the ferruginous hawk off your birdwatching...

How to hunt big game

Cougar season and hunting information, including information about cougar conflict target areas.

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...