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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...

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...

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...

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 is in place for the 2021 spring bear season. 

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...

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 fish
Can lead to fast fishing for hot fish

Albacore tuna fishing can offer nonstop action landing fast-moving, hard-fighting fish. Charter trips make tuna fishing accessible to all anglers....

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

Creating a purchase group allows you to buy licenses, tags and other documents for family and friends, both online and at agents. After...

How to fish

You can purchase an Oregon fishing license online or at an ODFW license vendor. Here are step-by-step directions for purchasing...

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

Where to hunt big game

Didn't draw a big game tag this year? Here are some other ways to have a great hunting season.

The regulations for trapping and hunting furbearers in Oregon are set every two years. Most recently the 2020-22 regulations were...

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

A nine-mile system of habitat trails offers upland bird hunters opportunities for mountain quail and blue and ruffed grouse.