Deer hunters

ODFW Articles

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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Where to fish

Let’s go fishing! not enough time? Think again. If you live in the Roseburg area, there are a number of...

Where to hunt game birds

An introduction and overview map of bird hunting in the Columbia Basin. Part 1 of a 4 part series of...

How to clam and crab

Digging razor clams is a challenging and fun recreational pastime with delicious rewards. Continue reading to learn some fundamental skills needed...

How to hunt game birds

Better known for their elaborate courtship displays, greater sage-grouse also offers the wingshooter a unique hunting experience. This is a...

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...

How to fish

More people in Oregon fish for trout than for any other kind of fish. Anglers can experience a lifetime of...

Where to hunt game birds

Learn about private lands granting public access to bird hunting in the Columbia Basin. Part 4 of a 4 part series...

How to clam and crab

Oregon crabbing is a year-round activity that can almost always yield a successful trip. Crabbing trips require minimal gear, often...

How to fish

A quick guide to cleaning and storing the fish you catch.

Buying a license or permit

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

How to hunt big game

Learning to hunt is an adventure that can last a lifetime, and ODFW Hunter Education is a great way to...

Where to fish

The south Willamette area covers the upper Willamette Basin south of Salem and includes the communities of Albany, Corvallis, Eugene...

How to hunt game birds

Change up your tactics to take more early season birds.

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

Surf fishing is one of Oregon’s most underutilized fisheries. There are hundreds of places to fish along Oregon’s sandy beaches...

how to hunt

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

Buying a license or permit

Steps for getting a duplicate hunter education card.

wildlife viewing
Share your wildlife sightings through the Oregon Wildlife Conservation project

Join the community scientists who have shared their wildlife observations in Oregon throughout the iNaturalist app. Record your sightings of mammals, birds...

Where to fish

The John Day – Umatilla area includes the John Day River and Umatilla River basins, and Oregon’s upper reaches of...

Where to fish

The southwest area follows Interstate 5 from Drain south to the Oregon-California border and includes the communities of Grants Pass...

How to fish

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

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
Attend an ODFW family fishing event or DYI

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

Buying a license or permit

The Oregon Disabilities Hunting and Fishing Permit is not a license or tag. Hunters must still obtain a hunting and/or...