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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

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

How to hunt big game

This step-by-step guide will show you how to purchase leftover tags from the controlled hunt drawing.  Leftover tags are available exclusively online...

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

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

Buying a license or permit

All anglers fishing for salmon, steelhead or sturgeon (catch-and-release and retention) on all rivers and tributaries in the Columbia River...

How to fish

Two commonly caught species of salmon are coho and Chinook. Fishing regulations require anglers to correctly identify salmon species as restrictions...

How to hunt big game

Rabbit hunting is the third most popular type of hunting activity in the U.S., behind wild turkey and deer hunting...

Where to fish

At ODFW we try to provide fishing opportunities for everyone -- from the oldest adult to the youngest child and...

Opportunity for kids

Fishing with your kids or grandkids can be a lot of fun for all. Check out ODFW's fishing opportunities for...

Where to clam and crab

Just a few miles south of Newport, the town of Waldport (population 2,000) is on the shores of Alsea Bay...

Where to fish

Whether it's a 6-inch bluegill or a trophy-size bass, Oregon's warmwater fish offer anglers of all ages a variety of...

How to hunt game birds
Where-to and how-to go bird hunting in Oregon

Whether it’s spending more time outdoors or harvesting food for the freezer, there are lots reasons to become a hunter...

Where to clam and crab

Nehalem Bay offers both beach and boat access to softshell and purple varnish clam beds.

How to fish

Longleader gear is used to target midwater species like yellowtail rockfish, canary rockfish and widow rockfish, while avoiding bottom-dwelling species like...

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 fish

A guide to the field identification of bull trout, brook trout, and their hybrids.

Where to hunt game birds

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

How to clam and crab
How-to and where-to dig for clams on Oregon’s coast

Digging for razor and bay clams is fun, easy and tasty.

Where to clam and crab

Siletz Bay, located at the south end of Lincoln city, is a very popular destination for beach-goers and clam diggers...

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...

Buying a license or permit

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

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...