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Need to figure out controlled hunts or find a place to clam -- there are articles on that. Looking for a wildlife area parking permit or a place to take the family fishing -- we've got articles for that, too. 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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How to hunt big game

See the latest and historic data on big game population surveys from 2012 to present.

Where to clam and crab

Love the taste of crab and want to try harvesting your own? Already at the beach and looking for a...

Where to clam and crab

In nearly every Oregon estuary, some species of bay clams can be found. However, abundances and variety of species is...

How to hunt big game

Oregon’s Bowhunter Education Program teaches bowhunters the fundamentals of safe, responsible archery hunting
and an appreciation and respect for the environment...

ODFW at work

He is an Oregon icon – Herman, the sturgeon, the state’s most famous fish. At 11 ft. long and nearly 500...

Can't find a place to see Oregon’s iconic spring chinook salmon spawning? Want to cross the ferruginous hawk off your birdwatching...

How to hunt big game

Cougar season and hunting information, including information about cougar conflict target areas.

How to hunt big game

As early season hunters know, dry conditions and the associated fire danger can have a large impact on your hunting...

Where to hunt big game

Public access to lands suitable to hunt can be a challenge. That's why we have the Oregon Hunting
Access Map to help...

Where to hunt game birds

Learning where hunters have been successful in the past may help
increase your chances of being successful in the future.

ODFW at work

Due to customer demand for a more modern, easier-to-navigate website, ODFW is introducing MyODFW.com. This new mobile-friendly website was designed with...

Opportunity for kids

The time shared between a youngster and a mentor is invaluable. There simply is no better way to introduce a...

The north coast area includes the Lower Columbia River downstream of St. Helens to the Pacific Ocean, and the Oregon...

Where to hunt big game

Oregon Open Fields is a grant that the A&H Program has been awarded from the US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA)...

Where to hunt big game

Regulated Hunt Areas (RHAs) are cooperative programs between Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife and private landowners that offer regulated...

Where to hunt big game

Private lands accounts for just over half of Oregon’s land base and include farms, range lands, wetlands, forests and stream...

Where to fish

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

Where to fish

Known for its high desert climate, sage-covered canyons, glacial peaks and mountain lakes, this zone is defined by the reach...

Register online 

Scroll down the list to find hunter education field days and conventional classes, outdoor skills workshops (how...

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...

Buying a license or permit

The Columbia River Enhancement Fund was established in 2013 by the Oregon State Legislature in order to help implement the...

Opportunity for kids

Mentored Youth Hunter Program allows youth 9 through 15 years of age to hunt without first passing an approved hunter education...

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....