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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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What to expect as eastside archery deer hunting goes limited-entry this year

New for 2021, all eastern Oregon archery deer hunting is controlled. We talked with several experts for their thoughts on...

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

Since many game birds in Oregon reside on private land, finding a place to hunt can be challenging. The Hunt by...

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...

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

"I was out hunting near a reserve, and I shot a white-tailed deer. I didn’t know it was a white-tailed...

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

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Updates to fishing and hunting regulations

A summary of the major changes to the 2021 Big Game Hunting and Sport Fishing Regulations, and electronic licensing system...

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
From stocking stuffers to spotting scopes

Not sure what's on your favorite hunter's holiday wish list?  No worries. We’ve compiled a gift list every hunter would appreciate --...

One hunter’s story

An experienced hunter witnessed a mule deer being poached. He was so rattled he forgot who to call and how...

How to fish
From coolers to fillet knives

If you're looking for the perfect gift for the angler on your holiday list, we’ve got you covered. Here are a dozen gift...

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 hunt
Our tips for new or novice hunters

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

How to fish
Our tips for new or novice anglers

Fishing isn’t hard, but it can be confusing to know how to begin. Here’s a step-by-step approach to get from...

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...

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...

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

how to hunt

Oregon is facing an unprecedented wildfire season and the area where you had planned to hunt, fish or recreate may be...