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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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Ron Wold has been putting in for controlled hunt tags since the beginning. And when he didn't draw, he started...

Antonio Salgado was born in Texas but grew up in a landlocked state in Mexico. So how did he become...

Thomas Tyner is one of the few to play elite football at Oregon's two most high-profile college programs, spending three...

Attempts to introduce these Central Asian partridges to Oregon began more than 100 years ago. But they finally took in...

How to fish

Bottomfishing off the Oregon Coast has become increasingly popular in recent years, and this trend continued in 2020 with more...

There are four species of seals and sea lions found in Oregon waters. By far the most common encounter most...

Amanda Hubler often hunts Oregon's south coast for big elk. In 2020, she won an ODFW Premium Hunt tag and...

Sometimes natural disasters can block fish like salmon, steelhead and lamprey and keep them from getting upstream to spawn. But...

Sharon Ross started Afrovivalist to provide communities of color in Oregon with vital outdoor survival skills based on what she...

Pamela Slaughter was born and raised in Oregon. But her access to all of Oregon's beautiful natural resources has been...

How to fish

Let’s go fishing! Not enough time? Think again.
If you live on Oregon’s South Coast, there are a number of...

How to hunt big game
Reasons you didn’t draw a tag

Check if you drew your tag for the upcoming season. You can also learn why you did not draw your...

Salmon forecasts are notoriously tricky both for the folks who make them and for the folks who depend on them...

Where to hunt big game

Oregon Open Fields is a grant that the A&H Program has been awarded from the US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA)...

What to expect as eastside archery deer hunting goes limited-entry this year

New for 2021, all eastern Oregon archery deer hunting is controlled. We talked with several experts for their thoughts on...

Poaching isn't limited to game animals, the illegal taking of wildlife and other natural resources impacts all Oregonians. Oregon State...

How to hunt game birds

Since many game birds in Oregon reside on private land, finding a place to hunt can be challenging. The Hunt by...

ODFW's Deputy Director of Fish and Wildlife Programs is also the Legislative Coordinator, a role Shannon Hurn has held for...

You may know them from their popular YouTube fishing show, NODR, or you may know them from social media. If...

In our last myth-busting episode, we debunked myths about Oregon's hatcheries. In this episode, we're doing the same for hunt...

How to hunt big game

"I was out hunting near a reserve, and I shot a white-tailed deer. I didn’t know it was a white-tailed...

A PhD student at Notre Dame created the hashtag #25DaysOfFishmas in 2016, and the rest, as they say, is history...

July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2022

Furbearer hunting and trapping regulations are issued ever other year.

Report your harvest

If you live in Oregon, you're probably already familiar with razor clams. One of the most popular, family-friendly recreational activities...