Deer hunters

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Need to figure out controlled hunts or find a place to clam -- there are articles on that. Want to hunt or fish for the first time, but aren't sure how -- we've got articles for that. 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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Tips for beginning anglers:

  • Trout, bass, bluegill and other panfish are great ways to get started.
  • Use the filter by topic function to look for articles on How to fish. (Don’t forget to hit the Apply button.)
  • There’s a Where to fish option, as well.

Tips for beginning hunters:

  • Ducks, turkey and small game (squirrels and rabbits) are good choices for your first hunts.
  • Use the filter by topic function to look for articles on How to hunt for big game, and How to hunt for game birds. (Don’t forget to hit the Apply button.)
  • There are Where to hunt options, as well.
Buying a license or permit

ODFW’s Premium Hunts give any hunter a chance to draw an additional deer, elk or pronghorn tag with a months-long...

Where to fish

The southeast area covers the high desert country of Harney and Malheur counties and is the most arid region of...

Where to fish

On Free Fishing Weekends, you don’t need a license to fish, crab or clam anywhere in Oregon. That’s no license,...

Where to fish

Abundant rainfall feeds the massive Willamette River watershed, tamed by a system of reservoirs stocked annually with hundreds of thousands...

How to fish

There are several ways to begin your fishing journey – you can join a friend or family member on their...

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 fish

The granite peaks of Oregon’s Blue and Wallowa Mountains form the backdrop for many of this zone’s glacier-carved lakes and...

How to hunt big game

If you bought a tag you must report, even in you weren't successful. For 2020-2021, hunters will have until January...

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....