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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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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...

How to fish

The Buoy 10 fishery, where the Columbia River meets the Pacific, offers anglers a chance to catch Chinook and coho...

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 hunt big game

Desktop scouting, trail cameras and 5 other scouting tips

How to hunt big game

Desktop scouting, trail cameras and 5 other scouting tips

Where to fish

Hiking or camping plans getting in the way of fishing this weekend? Going to be busy kayaking or going to...

Where to fish

Includes lakes in the Winema and Rogue River national forests, and the Sky Lakes and Mountain Lake wilderness areas.

Where to fish

Includes lakes in the Willamette National Forest and Mt. Jefferson Wilderness.

Where to fish

Includes lakes in the Eagle Cap Wilderness Area.

Where to fish

Includes lakes in the Mt. Hood National Forest, the Mark O. Hatfield Wilderness and the Olallie Lake Scenic Area.

Where to fish

Includes lakes in the Mt. Hood National Forest and the Bull of the Woods and Roaring River wilderness areas.

Where to fish

Includes lakes in the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest and the Sky Lakes Wilderness.

Where to fish

Includes lakes in the Umpqua National Forest and the Rogue-Umpqua Divide Wilderness.

Where to fish

Includes lakes in the Willamette National Forest and the Three Sisters, Waldo Lake and Mt. Washington wilderness areas. 

Where to fish

This schedule includes lakes in the Deschutes National Forest and the Three Sisters and Mt. Jefferson Wilderness areas.

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...

How to hunt big game

It's easy to check your results, and purchase your tag, on the ODFW electronic licensing system. NOTE: Once the draw...

Take the Western Native Trout Challenge and you’ll learn about native trout and where to find them, earn bragging rights...

Archery is experiencing a surge in popularity, and rightly so. It provides both a physical and mental challenge; can be...

Where to fish

If you’re not jazzed about going fishing this weekend, you’d better check to make sure you’ve still got a pulse!...

wildlife viewing

Always have your camera with you, explore your backyard and 10 more pro tips.

Where to fish

Oregon is recognized for its wide array of fishing opportunities and the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) encourages...

How to hunt game birds

ODFW biologists share the latest updates for turkey hunting in their local district.