Deer hunters

ODFW Articles

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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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

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.

How to fish

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

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...

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.

Where to fish

Includes lakes in the Mt. Hood National Forest and the Bull of the Woods and Roaring River wilderness areas.

Where to fish

Includes lakes in the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest and the Sky Lakes Wilderness.

Where to fish

Includes lakes in the Umpqua National Forest and the Rogue-Umpqua Divide Wilderness.

Where to fish

Includes lakes in the Willamette National Forest and the Three Sisters, Waldo Lake and Mt. Washington wilderness areas. 

Where to fish

Includes lakes in the Winema and Rogue River national forests, and the Sky Lakes and Mountain Lake wilderness areas.

Where to fish

Includes lakes in the Willamette National Forest and Mt. Jefferson Wilderness.

Where to fish

Includes lakes in the Eagle Cap Wilderness Area.

Where to fish

This schedule includes lakes in the Deschutes National Forest and the Three Sisters and Mt. Jefferson Wilderness areas.

How to hunt big game

It's easy to check your results, and purchase your tag, on the ODFW electronic licensing system. NOTE: Once the draw...

Take the Western Native Trout Challenge and you’ll learn about native trout and where to find them, earn bragging rights...

Archery is experiencing a surge in popularity, and rightly so. It provides both a physical and mental challenge; can be...

Where to fish

If you’re not jazzed about going fishing this weekend, you’d better check to make sure you’ve still got a pulse...

Always have your camera with you, explore your backyard and 10 more pro tips.

Where to fish

Oregon is recognized for its wide array of fishing opportunities and the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) encourages...

How to hunt game birds

Spring turkey hunting is all about attracting a tom to your position by mimicking a hen -- making for a...