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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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Tips for beginning anglers:

  • Trout, bass, bluegill and other panfish are great ways to get started.
  • Use the filter by topic function to look for articles on How to fish. (Don’t forget to hit the Apply button.)
  • There’s a Where to fish option, as well.

Tips for beginning hunters:

  • Ducks, turkey and small game (squirrels and rabbits) are good choices for your first hunts.
  • Use the filter by topic function to look for articles on How to hunt for big game, and How to hunt for game birds. (Don’t forget to hit the Apply button.)
  • There are Where to hunt options, as well.

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...

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

Where to hunt big game

Didn't draw a big game tag this year? Here are some other ways to have a great hunting season.

The regulations for trapping and hunting furbearers in Oregon are set every two years. Most recently the 2020-22 regulations were...

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...

Where to hunt game birds

A nine-mile system of habitat trails offers upland bird hunters opportunities for mountain quail and blue and ruffed grouse.

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

How to fish

As Oregonians we’re anxious to get back outside and enjoy the great outdoors.  As more and more outdoor recreation areas...

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 game birds
Download the Game Bird Release Permit

Rules for permits and releasing birds, pursuit seasons and competitive dog trials. Download Game Bird Release Permit.

Tag numbers for some deer and elk hunts this fall have been reduced from the numbers shown in the 2020...

All first time Oregon trappers of any age must complete trapper education.