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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 fish

Successful steelhead fishing is more about developing a good strategy for finding fish than about fussing over gear, techniques and...

How to fish

Ice fishing is becoming increasingly popular in Oregon as anglers look for new ways to enjoy fishing year-round. Here are some...

Where to hunt big game

Due to increasing numbers of elk on private land and chronic elk damage, ODFW is piloting a new general season...

How to fish

Dedicated fly-anglers don’t stop fishing in the winter, instead they adjust their tactics to the colder conditions.

How to fish

In some Oregon state waters catch and release fishing is required in order to protect valuable fish resources. In most...

How to clam and crab

Oregon has over 360 miles of coastline -- that's a big sandbox in which to take the family clamming and...

Where to fish

See the Oregon records for both coldwater and warmwater game fish. And, find the forms to submit if you think you've...

Where to fish

Trout is Oregon's most popular game fish. Learn how to identify them, and some tips for catching them.

How to hunt big game

The 2020 Big Game Regulations will be available around Dec. 1, 2019 but here are some of the major changes...

How to fish

Bottomfishing off the Oregon Coast has become increasingly popular in recent years, and this trend continued in 2018 when a...

Competition was stiff this year for the 2020 Habitat Conservation, Upland Game Bird, and Waterfowl Stamp art contests.

How to fish

Minimal gear, aggressive fish and plenty of bank fishing opportunity – just three reasons to try coho fishing.

How to hunt game birds

Change up your tactics to take more early season birds.

wildlife viewing

In late September, deer and elk begin their annual migration to wintering grounds, and often have to cross roads and...

How to hunt big game

How to update and sync your app, ways to keep paper tags dry and 7 other tips

How to hunt big game

Oregon’s population of about 6,000 cougars occupies a wide variety of habitat across the state, offering a year-round, readily-accessible hunting...

How to hunt game birds

Look for collection barrels where you hunt. Data gathered from wings and tails helps ODFW biologists look at population productivity...

How to hunt big game

ODFW wildlife biologist offer a look at the habitat conditions and hunting outlook for the upcoming season.

Where to hunt big game

Private lands accounts for just over half of Oregon’s land base and include farms, range lands, wetlands, forests and stream...

How to fish

The Buoy 10 fishery, where the Columbia River meets the Pacific, offers anglers a chance to catch Chinook and coho...

How to hunt game birds

Better known for their elaborate courtship displays, greater sage-grouse also offers the wingshooter a unique hunting experience. This is a...

Where to fish

Hiking or camping plans getting in the way of fishing this weekend? Going to be busy kayaking or going to...

Where to fish

Includes lakes in the Mt. Hood National Forest, the Mark O. Hatfield Wilderness and the Olallie Lake Scenic Area.