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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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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.

How to hunt game birds

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

Where to fish

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

where to hunt

Many hunters regard spring bear as the kickoff of the hunting year. Here's how things are shaping up in areas...

How to hunt game birds

Spring turkey hunting is all about attracting a tom to your position by mimicking a hen -- making for a...

Hunters and anglers can still visit their local ODFW license agent to purchase and print licenses, tags and other documents....

How to fish

Wipers, a cross between striped and white bass, reach prodigious proportions in the productive waters of Ana Reservoir. Their size...

how to hunt

Oregon has everything it takes to be on any big game hunter's bucket list: Over 34 million acres of public...

how to hunt

Pronghorn antelope are the fastest ungulates in North America and can reach speeds of up to 40 miles an hour....

how to hunt

Bighorn sheep and Rocky Mountain goat the rarest game mammals in Oregon today, with less than 100 bighorn sheep tags...

how to hunt

Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) is a fatal neurological disease infecting deer and elk across North America. While CWD has not...

How to hunt big game

Oregon offers spring and fall bear hunting seasons. Fall is entirely general season, while spring in now all controlled hunt....

A growing number of people take to the woods in winter, looking for antlers that have been shed by Oregon’s deer...

Buying a license or permit

The free disabled veteran combination license, and permit for disabled hunters and anglers make it easier for everyone to participate.

Buying a license or permit

Pioneer and other licenses are available for senior hunters and anglers at a reduced cost.

Beginning on January 1, 2019, salvaging deer and elk struck by vehicles is legal in Oregon.

Due to COVID-19 related...

The following step-by-step guide will walk you through the new online registration system. With ODFW’s electronic licensing system, you can...

Buying a license or permit

Hunting and fishing licenses are generally valid for the calendar year. The exceptions are game bird hunting permits and validations...

Buying a license or permit

Most big game hunters must purchase their tag -- online or at an ODFW office or license vendor -- no...