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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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Band-tailed pigeons nearly went the way of their now-extinct cousins, passenger pigeons. But these mountain-dwelling pigeons got a reprieve from...

How to hunt game birds

The 2021-22 Oregon game bird seasons look promising with pheasant, quail and chukar numbers steady in the east, forest grouse...

Where to hunt game birds

Legal shooting hours for game bird and Northwest Permit Goose during the 2021-22 hunting seasons.

How to hunt big game

This permit allows hunters with certain disabilities to use a draw locking device attached to the riser of a modern...

The Beaver State Podcast takes you on a road trip through the Ochoco Mountains with district wildlife biologist Greg Jackle...

Where to hunt big game
A quick guide for early season hunters

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

We spent some time with biologist Jamie Bowles talking about her research of Sierra Nevada Red Fox in Oregon's Cascade...

Jon Nelson and Alysia Wolf use Instagram to communicate about Oregon's unique wildlife. As biologists and communicators, they translate the...

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...

Pauline Baker, director of rehab at Central Oregon's ThinkWild, spends a lot of time talking to people on the phone...

Every two years, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife staff embark on a week-long process of hauling fingerling trout to...

No, your hunting and fishing license fees do not go to the general fund. We're mythbusting the ODFW budget in...

Young animals are rarely orphaned, so leave them where you find them—and keep your pets away


Removing an animal from...

Special instructions and hunt maps

When animal rights activist and practicing vegan Carla Brauer decided to look more deeply into animal agriculture to be more...

The job of wildlife veterinarian at state fish and wildlife agencies is only a couple of decades old, but it...

The moose that was the impetus behind the formation of Oregon's own Nosler Inc. still hangs on the wall overlooking...

The Dungeness crab reigns supreme in Oregon, often the most desired fare for holiday meals. But there are many types...

Sooty grouse are popular gamebirds in Oregon, but they're cryptic and tough to keep track of unless it's mating season...

How to hunt big game

Resources to help prepare for a successful hunt in sagebrush country.

Klamath Lake redband trout are unlike any other trout. They are climate change masters that have survived glaciers and thrived...

After a devastating 2020 fire season that saw the destruction of more than one million acres of land in Western...

Antlers tell stories. They tell us about the animal whose heads they adorn. They tell us about the habitat the...

Laura Green's path to assistant district fish biologist for Oregon's South Coast doesn't look the same as that of other...