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Need to figure out controlled hunts, find a place to clam, learn how to fish or get directions to a wildlife area? We've got information on all that and more, straight from ODFW biologists and other accomplished hunters, anglers and wildlife watchers. 

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Buying a license or permit

Most big game hunters must purchase their tag -- online or at an ODFW office or license vendor -- no...

Where to hunt game birds

A beginner's guide to waterfowl hunting on Sauvie Island - an introduction. Part 1 of a 5 part series.

Where to clam and crab

Umpqua River is one of Oregon's largest estuaries; however, high freshwater influence makes the bay seasonal for crabbing. Softshell clam...

Where to fish

Let's go fishing! Not enough time? Think again. If you live in the greater Portland area, there are a number of places...

Where to hunt game birds

A beginner's guide to waterfowl hunting on Sauvie Island - hunting in the North Unit. Part 4 of a 5...

How to clam and crab

Razor clams and other bivalves are filter feeders that eat single celled plants called phytoplankton. Some species of phytoplankton manufacture biological...

Where to fish

Not enough time to go fishing? Think again—if you live in the Bend, Redmond, Prineville, Sisters or LaPine areas there...

Registration is now open for Hunter Education classes and field days. Pre-registration is required. Check here for more information on...

Where to hunt game birds

State Wildlife Areas available for bird hunting in the Columbia Basin. Part 2 of a 4 part series of articles.

Where to fish

The south coast area extends along the Oregon coast from Yachats south to the Oregon-California border. The area offers some...

How to fish

If you’re just getting started fishing, or you want to try a new kind of fishing, you’ll need a rod,...

Where to hunt game birds

Legal shooting hours for game bird and Northwest Permit Goose during the 2020-21 hunting seasons.

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

Oregon's Klamath and Lake counties offer outstanding warmwater fishing in the region's lakes and reservoirs, and even in the lower...

Where to hunt big game

All funds raised by deer and elk auction and raffle tags go directly to the Access and Habitat Program....

How to fish

Steelhead have been called the ultimate game fish. These elusive and challenging fish can test an angler’s patience and persistence,...

How to fish

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

Where to fish

Most warmwater anglers traveling to the northeast area are probably heading to Brownlee Reservoir, a huge 15,000 acre waterbody located...

Where to fish

A dozen great rivers pour out of the Coast Range Mountains into tidal bays that welcome runs of salmon and...