Youth Pheasant Hunt
Sign up for free youth pheasant hunts in September
ODFW hosts pheasant hunts for those age 17 and under at locations around the state in September. Space is limited. Sign up online or at a license sales agent. Dates, locations and more information
Fire season brings closures – check before you go hunting
Wet weather could relax fire restrictions and closures but hunters should check the “corporate closures” list on the Oregon Department of Forestry’s Internet site regularly to learn the access status of large private timberlands. For private and non-federal public forestlands, call the Oregon Department of Forestry field office nearest your destination. Office phone numbers
Hunters: Return black-tailed deer teeth
ODFW asks that successful Western Oregon deer hunters return blacktailed deer teeth for population modeling. See this flyer (pdf) for tips on how to remove. Include following information with tooth: hunter name, address, date of kill, species killed, sex of animal, and wildlife management unit or hunt where harvested. Mail to: ODFW Wildlife Population Lab, 7118 NE Vandenberg Ave, Adair Village, OR 97330. Pre-paid, pre-addressed envelopes for teeth are available at ODFW offices and many license sales agents. Hunters that submit teeth will receive a postcard with information about their animal after about nine months.
Game bird seasons are on
Forest grouse, quail, mourning dove and September Canada goose are all good early season opportunities. Band-tailed pigeon season runs Sept. 15-23. See oregonhuntingmap.com for maps of upland bird species ranges (a new feature) and if you’re new to dove hunting, see this how-to flyer.
Fall hunting forecast
Find out what to expect this hunting season, visit the Fall Hunting Forecast online.
Learn to fish, hunt, crab or clam
See the ODFW Outdoors Program calendar and sign up for a class that interests you.
Crab, crab, crab
Crabbing on the Oregon Coast has been excellent. Never been? Find out all you need to know
Wild coho fisheries open this weekend
For the fourth year in a row, anglers can fish for wild coho in several coastal streams and rivers. Find all the details about where to fish, bag limits and quotas.