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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

Oregon’s Bowhunter Education Program teaches bowhunters the fundamentals of safe, responsible archery hunting
and an appreciation and respect for the environment...

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He is an Oregon icon – Herman, the sturgeon, the state’s most famous fish. At 11 ft. long and nearly 500...

Can't find a place to see Oregon’s iconic spring chinook salmon spawning? Want to cross the ferruginous hawk off your birdwatching...

How to hunt big game

Cougar season and hunting information, including information about cougar conflict target areas.

Due to COVID-19 related ODFW office closures, cougar...

How to hunt big game

As early season hunters know, dry conditions and the associated fire danger can have a large impact on your hunting...

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.

Where to hunt big game

Public access to lands suitable to hunt can be a challenge. That's why we have the Oregon Hunting
Access Map to help...

ODFW at work

Due to customer demand for a more modern, easier-to-navigate website, ODFW is introducing MyODFW.com. This new mobile-friendly website was designed with...

Opportunity for kids

The time shared between a youngster and a mentor is invaluable. There simply is no better way to introduce a...

The north coast area includes the Lower Columbia River downstream of St. Helens to the Pacific Ocean, and the Oregon...

Where to hunt big game

Regulated Hunt Areas (RHAs) are cooperative programs between Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife and private landowners that offer regulated...

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)...

How to hunt big game

This example will show you how to read a point summary report.

Where to clam and crab

Clamming is the main attraction in Netarts Bay which is one of five major crabbing
bays in Oregon with good...

Where to fish

Not enough time to go fishing? Think again—if you live in the greater Portland area, there are any number of...

Where to hunt game birds

A beginner's guide to waterfowl hunting on Sauvie Island- Hunting in the Westside Unit. Part 3 of a 5 part...

Where to clam and crab

Crabbing can be good year-round but the best catches are in the winter. Tidal flats throughout the bay produce lots...

Where to fish

Not enough time to go fishing? Think again—if you live in the Bend, Redmond, Prineville, Sisters or LaPine areas there...

Where to hunt game birds

An introduction and overview map of bird hunting in the Columbia Basin. Part 1 of a 4 part series of...

How to clam and crab

Digging razor clams is a challenging and fun recreational pastime with delicious rewards. Continue reading to learn some fundamental skills needed...

How to fish

If you’re just getting started fishing, or you want to try a new kind of fishing, you’ll need a rod,...

Where to hunt game birds

Learn about private lands granting public access to bird hunting in the Columbia Basin. Part 4 of a 4 part series...

How to clam and crab

Oregon crabbing is a year-round activity that can almost always yield a successful trip. Crabbing trips require minimal gear, often...

How to fish

Steelhead have been called the ultimate game fish. These elusive and challenging fish can test an angler’s patience and persistence,...