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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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How to clam and crab

Oregon estuaries are rich with many species of clams, although only a few of these species are commonly harvested. Gaper,...

How to hunt game birds
See where most turkey harvest, effort happens

Harvest and effort data can help you identify promising places to hunt. This page includes maps showing harvest, hunter days,...

Where to fish

Lane County offers so much to explore — from coastal lakes and rivers to mountain lakes and streams. The Willamette...

Where to hunt game birds

Federal wildlife refuges available for bird hunting in the Columbia Basin. Part 3 of a 4 part series of articles.

Where to fish

The north Willamette area includes the Columbia River from Bonneville downstream to St. Helens and the lower Willamette Basin north...

How to fish
9 tips for catching kokanee

Kokanee are fun to catch, delicious to eat, and found in lakes and reservoirs throughout the state.

How to fish

More fish are probably lost because of improperly tied knots than any other single reason. Yet anglers who spend hours...

Buying a license or permit

Get your permit to hunt goose in the northwest corner of Oregon- part of the Pacific Flyway for migrating waterfowl.

Where to fish

The central area follows the Deschutes River Basin along the eastern slope of the Cascades, and includes the middle reaches...

How to fish
Opportunities from beach, pier and jetty

With some simple, inexpensive gear and a little knowledge, anglers of all ages can enjoy a day of marine fishing.

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,...

How to fish

Bass are an increasingly popular game fish even in a state noted for its native salmon, steelhead and trout. Bass...

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...