Sunday, Jan. 29, is the last scheduled day to retain sturgeon in the John Day Pool.

 Wednesday, Jan. 25, is the last scheduled day to retain sturgeon in The Dalles Pool.

If you bought a tag you must report, even if you weren't successful or didn't hunt.

Recreational crabbing closed from north of Charleston to north of Gold Beach due to elevated levels of domoic acid.

Beginning Jan. 1, 2023, anglers in Rogue and South Coast rivers will need the new steelhead validation and harvest tag to fish for and harvest wild winter steelhead.

Due to high levels of domoic acid, razor clamming is closed along the entire Oregon coast.

Report your hunt

If you purchased a tag for a 2022 hunt, you must report by Jan. 31 – even if you didn’t hunt or were unsuccessful. Information from hunters who did not hunt or did not harvest an animal is as important as from those who did take an animal. Find ways to report.

Apply for your spring bear tag

The spring bear controlled hunt season will open April 1, but the deadline to apply for your tag is Feb. 10. That deadline will be here before you know it! Learn more about how to apply.

Best bets for fishing

This weekend’s best bets include winter steelhead, ice fishing and crabbing.

  • Winter steelhead season is in full swing in most areas, and with water levels falling, many rivers will be in great shape for the weekend.
  • Ice fishing for trout and/or yellow perch has been good where the ice is thick enough.
  • With rains tapering of this week, look for an uptake in your crab count.

Check out the zone reports for more details.

Sign up for a hunting seminar or fishing workshop

ODFW offers a variety of hunting and fishing workshops and seminars throughout the year. Upcoming events include:

  • Ice fishing workshop, Feb. 18 & 19, Lake of the Woods, Klamath Falls.
  • Introduction to hunting in Oregon seminar, various dates, Portland.
  • The Steelhead 101 workshop in Troutdale is full.

To learn more, and to register, visit the Workshop and Events page on

Find big game statistics

Find all the numbers you’ll need – big game populations, harvest and point summary reports – to plan your tag application strategy.