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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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The Beaver State Podcast is a product of the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife that takes a look at...

The Beaver State Podcast is a product of the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife that takes a look at...

How to fish
Use your favorite gear, target sea-runs in late summer, and more

Wide distribution, an aggressive nature and willingness to take bait, flies or lures, makes cutthroat trout a popular target in western...

In the spring of 2019, several clients chartered an ocean fishing trip out of Coos Bay. They were promised trophy-size lingcod....

How to fish
Water conditions, gear and flexibility all matter

Some anglers think coho are more aggressive and easier to catch while they’re still in the open waters of the...

The Beaver State Podcast is a product of the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife that takes a look at...

How to hunt big game
Winter survival, early season hunting tips and more

ODFW wildlife biologist offer a look at the habitat conditions and hunting outlook for the upcoming season.

The Beaver State Podcast is a product of the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife that takes a look at...

How to hunt big game

ODFW has been reviewing big game hunting to simplify regulations, provide fair and consistent opportunity and ensure biological objectives are...

The Beaver State Podcast is a product of the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife that takes a look at...

How to hunt game birds
Filling someone else’s tag, hunting out of season are common violations

Poachers devastate mule deer herds in southeastern Oregon and brazenly shoot bighorn sheep in the north. Poaching is a problem...

The Beaver State Podcast is a product of the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife that takes a look at...

Popular setups for bass, walleye and more

Ask 10 anglers how to fish and you’re likely to get 10 different answers. However, there are a few types...

Where to fish
Exceeding the bag limit, snagging fish are common violations

Each year, thousands of fish are harvested illegally in Oregon. Anglers who wait all year for their favorite salmon or...

The Beaver State Podcast is a product of the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife that takes a look at...

How to hunt big game

Due to COVID-19 related ODFW office closures, bear hunters are temporarily not required to check-in their animal at an ODFW...

Bottomfishing off the Oregon Coast has become increasingly popular in recent years, and this trend continued in 2019 when 100,000...

The Beaver State Podcast is a product of the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife that takes a look at...

The Beaver State Podcast is a product of the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife that takes a look at...

How to fish
Can lead to fast fishing for hot fish

Albacore tuna fishing can offer nonstop action landing fast-moving, hard-fighting fish. Charter trips make tuna fishing accessible to all anglers....

The Beaver State Podcast is a product of the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife that takes a look at...

The Beaver State Podcast is a product of the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife that takes a look at...

Creating a purchase group allows you to buy licenses, tags and other documents for family and friends, both online and at agents. After...

How to fish

You can purchase an Oregon fishing license online or at an ODFW license vendor. Here are step-by-step directions for purchasing...