Deer hunters

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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

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

How to fish

As Oregonians we’re anxious to get back outside and enjoy the great outdoors.  As more and more outdoor recreation areas...

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...

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
Download the Game Bird Release Permit

Rules for permits and releasing birds, pursuit seasons and competitive dog trials. Download Game Bird Release Permit.

Tag numbers for some deer and elk hunts this fall have been reduced from the numbers shown in the 2020...

All first time Oregon trappers of any age must complete trapper education.

How to hunt game birds

ODFW biologists share the latest updates for turkey hunting in their local district, as well as tips and tactics for...

Find all the information you need to trap or hunt furbearers in Oregon, including licensing requirements and seasons.

How to hunt game birds

Legal hunting weapons and weapon restrictions for hunting big game and game birds in Oregon.

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

Spring bear is the first big game hunt of the year and a chance to dust off the boots and...

How to fish

We make it easy to take your family fishing – with free fishing events, recommended family-friendly fishing locations, and how-to...

how to buy a license or permit

Some of ODFW's smaller field offices are not staffed to sell licenses to the public. However, staff at our larger...

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

How to fish

Since the early 2000s, fishing for Pacific halibut off of the Oregon Coast has been very popular.  This newsletter provides...

Where to hunt big game

Here you’ll find links to population, harvest and point summary reports that can help you decide what hunts to apply...

How to hunt big game

Spring bear is the first big game hunting season of the year – just one reason it’s popular with a...

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

See the latest and historic data on big game population surveys from 2015 to present.

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

Each year over 9 million Oregonians and visitors head to hills – and the desert, and the beach – to...