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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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Where to fish

Wide open spaces, wild windy places, and extreme temperatures characterize Oregon’s largest, most remote fishing zone. Scarcity makes water especially...

Buying a license or permit

Unlike general season hunts where anyone can buy a tag over-the-counter, controlled hunts are limited entry hunts that require you...

How to hunt game birds

Wild turkey hunting is the fastest growing form of hunting in the U.S. today. In Oregon, turkey hunting has grown...

How to hunt big game

An emergency hunt is an unanticipated hunt held on short notice to address acute agricultural damage. Many damage situations are...

How to hunt game birds

Oregon offers some of the best upland game bird hunting in the West. The state’s diverse habitats support nine species...

How to fish

Rockfish must be released when retention is prohibited or when an angler has reached the daily bag limit, but continues...

Where to clam and crab

Coos Bay is Oregon’s largest bay. The lower bay (areas from the ocean entrance to the airport) is “marine dominated”,...

Where to fish

We've asked our fish biologists throughout the state to pick their favorite family fishing locations. These spots are great for...

Where to clam and crab

You'll find crab areas and softshell clamming opportunities in the southern part of the bay.

How to fish

Longleader gear is used to target midwater species like yellowtail rockfish, canary rockfish and widow rockfish, while avoiding bottom-dwelling species like...

Where to hunt game birds

A beginner's guide to waterfowl hunting on Sauvie Island - Hunting in the Eastside Unit. Part 2 of a 5...

Where to clam and crab

The Siuslaw River runs past the city of Florence and then flows for 4 miles to the Pacific ocean. Areas...

Where to fish

Let’s go fishing on Saturday. Not enough time? Think again – if you live in the Roseburg area, there are...

Where to hunt game birds

A beginner's guide to waterfowl hunting on Sauvie Island - hunting for geese. Part 5 of a 5 part series.

Where to clam and crab

Lower Yaquina bay is “marine dominated” meaning there is little freshwater influence, and offers many shellfishing oppurtunities.

How to clam and crab

Oregon estuaries are rich with many species of clams, although only a few of these species are commonly harvested. Gaper,...

How to fish

More people in Oregon fish for trout than for any other kind of fish. Anglers can experience a lifetime of...

Where to hunt game birds

Federal wildlife refuges available for bird hunting in the Columbia Basin. Part 3 of a 4 part series of articles.

Where to fish

The north Willamette area includes the Columbia River from Bonneville downstream to St. Helens and the lower Willamette Basin north...

How to fish

A quick guide to cleaning and storing the fish you catch.

Buying a license or permit

Get your permit to hunt goose in the northwest corner of Oregon- part of the Pacific Flyway for migrating waterfowl.

Where to fish

The central area follows the Deschutes River Basin along the eastern slope of the Cascades, and includes the middle reaches...

How to fish

Surf fishing is one of Oregon’s most underutilized fisheries. There are hundreds of places to fish along Oregon’s sandy beaches,...

Buying a license or permit

ODFW’s Premium Hunts give any hunter a chance to draw an additional deer, elk or pronghorn tag with a months-long...