Deer hunters

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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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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...

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.

how to hunt

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

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

Buying a license or permit

Buy licenses/tags online and print them immediately from any printer—or choose electronic tagging to carry your documents and tag fish...

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...

Most of the wildlife in Oregon evolved with wildfire. And even though fires are intensifying, they are nothing new to...

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

The 2020-21 Oregon game bird seasons look promising with quail and chukar numbers up in the east, forest grouse booming...

In the spring of 2019, several clients chartered an ocean fishing trip out of Coos Bay. They were promised trophy-size lingcod....

How to fish
Water conditions, gear and flexibility all matter

Some anglers think coho are more aggressive and easier to catch while they’re still in the open waters of the...

How to fish
Use your favorite gear, target sea-runs in late summer, and more

Wide distribution, an aggressive nature and willingness to take bait, flies or lures, makes cutthroat trout a popular target in western...

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
Winter survival, early season hunting tips and more

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