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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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...

Montana Pagano works for the Nez Perce fisheries in the tribe's watershed restoration division. Kyle Bratcher is the acting district...

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...

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...

Part II of our conversation about beavers with OSU wildlife researcher Vanessa Petro. Because beavers can be both a keystone...

How to hunt big game

Resuming in 2022, successful bear hunters must appear in-person at an ODFW office to check in their bear's skull.

Bottomfishing off the Oregon Coast has become increasingly popular in recent years, and this trend continued in 2019 when 100,000...

Did you know that not all beavers build dams, and that just because you don't see a beaver dam doesn't...

Scott Haugen has seen and done it all in the outdoors after decades in the hunting and fishing television industry...

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...

Tellus Calhoun grew up moving back and forth between Louisiana and Northern California always wanting to have dogs but never...

Two small minnows live in tiny, remote and hostile environments sixty miles apart in Oregon's Great Basin. Threats to their...

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...

A recent article on Meateater.com highlighted deer fawn survival research conducted in Delaware in a part of the state with...

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.

Chad Brown is the founder and president of Soul River, a 501(c)(3) which brings together underserved youth with veterans to...

Salmonflies are the kings of their species, the largest of the stoneflies. Every May these magnificent bugs emerge from the...

Hunters have until May 15 to apply for Oregon's controlled hunts. After that, they have until June 1 to make...

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.

All-depth halibut seasons were recently set for the Oregon coast, and soon commercial and sport anglers will head out looking...

Believe it or not, ODFW has been stocking ponds and freeway lakes with channel catfish in Western Oregon for more...

We're right in the middle of spring turkey season, so we sat down with ODFW's upland gamebird biologist Mikal Cline...

In this week's episode, we talk to Dr. Allen Molina, senior economist at ODFW, about the hunting and fishing economy...