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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 clam and crab

Siletz Bay, located at the south end of Lincoln city, is a very popular destination for beach-goers and clam diggers....

Where to hunt game birds

A beginner's guide to waterfowl hunting on Sauvie Island - an introduction. Part 1 of a 5 part series.

Where to clam and crab

Umpqua River is one of Oregon's largest estuaries; however, high freshwater influence makes the bay seasonal for crabbing. Softshell clam...

Where to fish

Let’s go fishing on Saturday. Not enough time to go fishing? Think again – if you live in the Medford...

Where to hunt game birds

A beginner's guide to waterfowl hunting on Sauvie Island - hunting in the North Unit. Part 4 of a 5...

How to clam and crab

Razor clams and other bivalves are filter feeders that eat single celled plants called phytoplankton. Some species of phytoplankton manufacture biological...

Where to fish

Lane County offers so much to explore -- from coastal lakes and rivers to mountain lakes and streams. The Willamette...

Where to hunt game birds

State Wildlife Areas available for bird hunting in the Columbia Basin. Part 2 of a 4 part series of articles.

Where to fish

The south coast area extends along the Oregon coast from Yachats south to the Oregon-California border. The area offers some...

How to fish

More fish are probably lost because of improperly tied knots than any other single reason. Yet anglers who spend hours...

Where to hunt game birds

Legal shooting hours for game bird and northwest permit goose during the 2019-20 hunting seasons.

Where to fish

Oregon's Klamath and Lake counties offer outstanding warmwater fishing in the region's lakes and reservoirs, and even in the lower...

How to fish

Bass are an increasingly popular game fish even in a state noted for its native salmon, steelhead and trout. Bass...

How to hunt big game

The four options below are designed for self-motivated students with good reading and comprehension skills - just choose one. All four course...

Where to fish

Most warmwater anglers traveling to the northeast area are probably heading to Brownlee Reservoir, a huge 15,000 acre waterbody located...

Where to fish

Salmon, steelhead and smallmouth bass offer world-class fishing here year-round. Rainbow trout are stocked in the upper Rogue and in...

How to fish

Piloted in 2014, the Tag Team Program helps ODFW fish biologists better understand the effectiveness of stocking efforts.
It’s also a...

Buying a license or permit

The Aquatic Invasive Species Prevention Program was established by the Oregon Legislature in an effort to keep Oregon’s lakes, rivers...

Where to fish

On Free Fishing Weekends, you don’t need a license to fish, crab or clam anywhere in Oregon.
That’s no license,...

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...