6 Alerts

Statewide intermittent network connection issues are affecting ODFW’s licensing system for some customers and license sales agents. 

Sport anglers fishing from boats can no longer retain cabezon beginning Aug. 15.

All fishing is closed (including catch-and-release) in the Columbia River and the Deschutes River from Monday, Aug. 12 through Sept. 15.

Angling prohibited within a 200 ft radius of all tributary mouths (including 200ft into the tributary) of the mainstem Umpqua River. 

Fishing restrictions needed due to poor forecasted returns.

Fishing restrictions needed due to poor forecasted returns.

Recreation Report

Columbia Area

Recreation Report

We want your photos

Attention turkey hunters – we want your photos!

If you take a camera in the field with you, we’d love to see photos of your hunt. When you submit your photos to ODFW they could appear on our website or signs, or in social or brochures. What a great way to share your experience with others!

Photo submission form

(White River, Hood, West Biggs, and Maupin Units)


All game bird seasons are currently closed.

White River Wildlife Area

Fall turkey: Fall turkey application period is open until Sept. 10 for the Controlled White River Turkey hunt (K41).  White River Controlled Turkey season is open Oct. 5 – Oct. 20 with a bag limit of one turkey of either sex. 

Current road and weather conditions: The roads on the wildlife area are dry and dusty and travel limited to only open roads designated by the green dot. Look for maps with road information at entrances to the wildlife area. Reminder: Display your required parking permit when visiting the wildlife area. Camping in the wildlife area is only allowed in designated camping areas. Fire restrictions are in effect within the wildlife area.  No ATVs allowed in the wildlife area.  8/14/19