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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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...

How to fish

Wipers, a cross between striped and white bass, reach prodigious proportions in the productive waters of Ana Reservoir. Their size...

Hunters and anglers can still visit their local ODFW license agent to purchase and print licenses, tags and other documents....

how to hunt

Oregon has everything it takes to be on any big game hunter's bucket list: Over 34 million acres of public...

how to hunt

Pronghorn antelope are the fastest ungulates in North America and can reach speeds of up to 40 miles an hour....

how to hunt

Bighorn sheep and Rocky Mountain goat the rarest game mammals in Oregon today, with less than 100 bighorn sheep tags...

how to hunt

Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) is a fatal neurological disease infecting deer and elk across North America. While CWD has not...

How to hunt big game

Oregon offers spring and fall bear hunting seasons. Fall is entirely general season, while spring in now all controlled hunt....

A growing number of people take to the woods in winter, looking for antlers that have been shed by Oregon’s deer...