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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

Love the taste of crab and want to try harvesting your own? Already at the beach and looking for a...

How to hunt big game

Oregon’s Bowhunter Education Program teaches bowhunters the fundamentals of safe, responsible archery hunting
and an appreciation and respect for the environment...

ODFW at work

He is an Oregon icon – Herman, the sturgeon, the state’s most famous fish. At 11 ft. long and nearly 500...

Can't find a place to see Oregon’s iconic spring chinook salmon spawning? Want to cross the ferruginous hawk off your birdwatching...

How to hunt big game

Cougar season and hunting information, including information about cougar conflict target areas.

Due to COVID-19 related ODFW office closures, cougar...

Where to hunt game birds

Learning where hunters have been successful in the past may help
increase your chances of being successful in the future.

Where to hunt big game

Public access to lands suitable to hunt can be a challenge. That's why we have the Oregon Hunting
Access Map to help...

ODFW at work

Due to customer demand for a more modern, easier-to-navigate website, ODFW is introducing MyODFW.com. This new mobile-friendly website was designed with...

Opportunity for kids

The time shared between a youngster and a mentor is invaluable. There simply is no better way to introduce a...

The north coast area includes the Lower Columbia River downstream of St. Helens to the Pacific Ocean, and the Oregon...

Where to hunt big game

Oregon Open Fields is a grant that the A&H Program has been awarded from the US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA)...

Where to hunt big game

Regulated Hunt Areas (RHAs) are cooperative programs between Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife and private landowners that offer regulated...

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...

Where to hunt big game

All funds raised by deer and elk auction and raffle tags go directly to the Access and Habitat Program....

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 clam and crab

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

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

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

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

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