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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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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.

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...

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

ODFW has been reviewing big game hunting to simplify regulations, provide fair and consistent opportunity and ensure biological objectives are...

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
Filling someone else’s tag, hunting out of season are common violations

Poachers devastate mule deer herds in southeastern Oregon and brazenly shoot bighorn sheep in the north. Poaching is a problem...

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

Popular setups for bass, walleye and more

Ask 10 anglers how to fish and you’re likely to get 10 different answers. However, there are a few types...

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Where to fish
Exceeding the bag limit, snagging fish are common violations

Each year, thousands of fish are harvested illegally in Oregon. Anglers who wait all year for their favorite salmon or...

How to hunt big game

There is a temporary bear check-in process in place for the 2021 bear seasons. 

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...