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New siteComing soon – ODFW’s new recreation website

ODFW will be launching a new website to support your outdoor pursuits. Focused on hunting, fishing, crabbing, clamming and wildlife viewing opportunities, this website is easier to navigate and mobile friendly. Look for in the coming weeks.

Agency news releases, program information, commission business and other agency functions will continue to reside on

Hunting forecastsBig game and bird hunting forecasts

Fall is finally here and it’s time to hunt! The big game and bird hunting forecasts have reports on what to expect from district wildlife biologists across the state.

Big game hunting forecast

Bird hunting forecast

Hunting and fire season
ODFW does not close hunting seasons due to fire danger. However, hunters may face restrictions on public land (or closures due to fire or firefighting activity) and reduced access to private lands during fire season. Oregon Dept. of Forestry has a helpful map of fire restrictions and Oregon Forest & Industries Council keeps a list of Private Closures of Industrial Timberland. It is each hunters’ responsibility to know access conditions and restrictions before heading afield – know before you go!

Youth with pheasantFree Youth Pheasant Hunts Start Sept. 9th

Youth pheasant hunts throughout the state begin soon. These hunts are great ways to put learned hunting practice into action and knock-off the summer rust.

These hunts are for youth, 17 and younger, who’ve successfully passed hunter education. For details about hunts near you, check out

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