The north coast area includes the Lower Columbia River downstream of St. Helens to the Pacific Ocean, and the Oregon Coast from Astoria south to Yachats. The Columbia, and particularly its backwaters and sloughs, provide excellent fisheries for bass, crappie, and catfish.
The time shared between a youngster and a mentor is invaluable. There simply is no better way to introduce a young person to safe, ethical and responsible aspects of hunting than with the close supervision of an adult mentor that the Mentored Youth Hunter Program provides.
At ODFW we try to provide fishing opportunities for everyone -- from the oldest adult to the youngest child and everyone in between, including people with disabilities. Fortunately, many of the more popular fishing locations across the state are accessible to anglers with disabilities. This map is a guide to these areas.
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 the hunting, fishing and wildlife viewing customer in mind.
Public access to lands suitable to hunt can be a challenge. That's why we have the Oregon Hunting Access Map to help find your next outing.
Historic harvest statistics can guide you to areas with good habitat that support healthy bird populations.
Learning where hunters have been successful in the past may help increase your chances of being successful in the future.
As early season hunters know, dry conditions and the associated wildfire danger can have a large impact on your hunting opportunity. Check below for resources for finding fire closures and restrictions, and for ODFW's policy on tag refunds and restoration of preference points.
Oregon offers spring and fall bear hunting seasons. Fall is entirely general season, while spring in now all controlled hunt. There are no longer first-come, first-served SW Oregon bear tags.
Cougar season and hunting information, including information about cougar conflict target areas. Resuming in 2022, successful cougar hunters must appear in-person at an ODFW office to check in their cougar.
Can't find a place to see Oregon’s iconic spring chinook salmon spawning? Want to cross the ferruginous hawk off your birdwatching list? Looking to see one of Oregon’s two native turtles but don’t know where to find them? View map
Oregon’s Bowhunter Education Program teaches bowhunters the fundamentals of safe, responsible archery hunting and an appreciation and respect for the environment in which they hunt.
In nearly every Oregon estuary, some species of bay clams can be found. However, abundances and variety of species is different for each bay depending on a number of factors. Size and shape of the bay are the most critical factors. Tidal exchange, salinity, species ranges, and substrates also weigh heavily.
Love the taste of crab and want to try harvesting your own? Already at the beach and looking for a family-friendly activity? Here are some areas to find your favorite seafood and have a fun day on the coast.
See the latest and historic data on big game population surveys from 2012 to present.
Each year ODFW stocks millions of trout in dozens of reservoirs, lakes and ponds across the state. Finding these locations is easy using our trout stocking maps.
Resuming in 2022, successful bear hunters must appear in-person at an ODFW office to check in their bear's skull.
Oregon offers some great opportunities for the first-time hunter -- from deer and elk, to geese and ducks, to chukar and pheasants. Here are a few pointers to help you get started.
On Free Fishing Weekends, you don’t need a license to fish, crab or clam anywhere in Oregon. That’s no license, no tag, no endorsement needed.