Plan to fish, hunt or look for wildlife this weekend? You’ll find the latest information on conditions and sightings for the places you want to go in the weekly Recreation Report. Be sure to check out the latest regulation updates
(especially for fishing) at the top of each zone or area update.
March 13, 2019
The deadline to report all 2018 big game and turkey tags has been extended until April 15, 2019 (from Jan. 31) to give hunters more time to report under ODFW’s new licensing system. In addition to applying online, you can now call the dedicated reporting phone line at 866-947-6339 to report your hunts.
Wild turkey hunting can be a great way to introduce your child to hunting—not to mention it’s a lot of fun! At these clinics, kids will spend the day learning turkey hunting skills and techniques: scouting, turkey biology, use a turkey call, turkey habitat and camouflage. They’ll also have a chance to practice their shotgun and archery skills.
ODFW’s Premium Hunts give any hunter a chance to draw an additional deer, elk or pronghorn tag with a months-long season. There’s no preference point advantage, and you can apply again even if you’ve drawn before. Tag application deadline is May 15 (sound familiar?).
Warmer weather and a bit of rain have combined for better fishing in many parts of the state, including:
Find more details about all the weekend opportunities in the zone reports.
Yes, the tag application deadline isn’t until May 15. But there’s always a last minute rush to apply for tags, and this year there’s an extra step (verifying your account) with the new licensing system. Apply early and beat the rush.
Header photo by Kathy Munsel