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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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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

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

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

There are several ways to begin your fishing journey – you can join a friend or family member on their...

Where to fish

The southeast area covers the high desert country of Harney and Malheur counties and is the most arid region of...

Where to fish

Wide open spaces, wild windy places, and extreme temperatures characterize Oregon’s largest, most remote fishing zone. Scarcity makes water especially...

How to hunt game birds
The small Wilson’s snipe presents a big challenge for bird hunters

Snipe fly fast and erratically. They aren’t hard to kill, just hard to hit. Here are a few tips to...

Buying a license or permit

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife owns or manages nearly 200,000 acres of land set aside for wildlife use...

How to fish

As temperatures heat up during spring and summer, be on the watch for harmful algae blooms when recreating in Oregon...

How to hunt game birds

Dove hunting seasons open earlier than many others and offer one of the first opportunities to go afield each year....

How to hunt big game

If you bought a tag you must report, even in you weren't successful. Hunters have until Jan. 31 and April 15,...

How to hunt game birds

Oregon supports diverse waterfowl populations, from sea ducks in coastal saltwater to puddle ducks in the alkali basins of southeast...

How to fish

It's important to be able to distinguish between the most commonly encountered rockfish. Knowing what you've caught, and how many...

How to hunt game birds
Youth hunts focused on fun, safety and success

Over the last 10 years, these free youth hunts have hosted 7,212 participants who harvested 7,432 pheasants.

The Beaver State Podcast is a product of the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife that takes a look at...

Where to clam and crab

The areas around Bandon, on the Coquille River, have productive softshell beds. The areas near Bandon Marsh National Wildlife refuge...

How to hunt big game
The latest on wildfire restrictions and closures

As early season hunters know, dry conditions and the associated fire danger can have a large impact on your hunting...

How to fish

With just a couple of tools and a few minutes, The Fish Grip™, originally designed as a safer way for...

How to hunt big game

This example will show you how to read a point summary report.

How to fish
Warm water temps take a toll on fish

During summer drought and high temperatures, fish start feeling the heat. Give them a break by following these warm weather...

Where to clam and crab

Clamming is the main attraction in Netarts Bay which is one of five major crabbing
bays in Oregon with good...

How to hunt game birds
Where-to and how-to go bird hunting in Oregon

Whether it’s spending more time outdoors or harvesting food for the freezer, there are lots reasons to become a hunter....