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ODFW Articles

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 clam and crab

Oregon has over 360 miles of coastline -- that's a big sandbox in which to take the family clamming and...

Where to fish

See the Oregon records for both coldwater and warmwater game fish. And, find the forms to submit if you think you've...

How to hunt big game

The 2020 Big Game Regulations will be available around Dec. 1, 2019 but here are some of the major changes...

How to fish

Bottomfishing off the Oregon Coast has become increasingly popular in recent years, and this trend continued in 2018 when a...

Competition was stiff this year for the 2020 Habitat Conservation, Upland Game Bird, and Waterfowl Stamp art contests.

How to fish

Minimal gear, aggressive fish and plenty of bank fishing opportunity – just three reasons to try coho fishing.

How to hunt game birds

Change up your tactics to take more early season birds.

wildlife viewing

In late September, deer and elk begin their annual migration to wintering grounds, and often have to cross roads and...

How to hunt big game

How to update and sync your app, ways to keep paper tags dry and 7 other tips

How to hunt big game

Oregon’s population of about 6,000 cougars occupies a wide variety of habitat across the state, offering a year-round, readily-accessible hunting...

How to hunt game birds

Look for collection barrels where you hunt. Data gathered from wings and tails helps ODFW biologists look at population productivity...

How to hunt big game
Winter survival, early season hunting tips and more

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

How to hunt big game

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

How to fish

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

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 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

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 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

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