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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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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 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

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

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
Where-to and how-to go big game hunting in Oregon

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

How to hunt big game
Check for access and understand point reinstatement/refund policy

As early season hunters know, dry conditions and the associated wildfire 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.

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 big game

Hunters know how easy it is to get focused on taking “the shot.” But a lot of planning and preparation...

Buying a license or permit
Or redeem your Sports Pac voucher

Find directions purchasing a tag online or from a license vendor, for redeeming your Sports Pac voucher, and purchasing a...

Where to hunt game birds

A beginner's guide to waterfowl hunting on Sauvie Island- Hunting in the Westside Unit. Part 3 of a 5 part...

How to fish

A Guide to the Field Identification of
Bull Trout, Brook Trout, and their Hybrids

Where to clam and crab

Crabbing can be good year-round but the best catches are in the winter. Tidal flats throughout the bay produce lots...

Where to fish

Let’s go fishing! not enough time? Think again. If you live in the Roseburg area, there are a number of...

Where to hunt game birds

An introduction and overview map of bird hunting in the Columbia Basin. Part 1 of a 4 part series of...

How to clam and crab

Digging razor clams is a challenging and fun recreational pastime with delicious rewards. Continue reading to learn some fundamental skills needed...

How to hunt game birds
See where most turkey harvest, effort happens

Harvest and effort data can help you identify promising places to hunt. This page includes maps showing harvest, hunter days...

How to fish

More people in Oregon fish for trout than for any other kind of fish. Anglers can experience a lifetime of...