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March 21, 2017

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Free Fishing
Ava Shibahara lands her first spring Chinook salmon with some help from Garth Wyatt during Free Fishing Weekend on the Clackamas River.
-Oregon Fish and Wildlife-

First of several Free Fishing Days will take place April 22-23

Anglers and would-be anglers can enjoy a weekend of free fishing on April 22-23. On these two days, Oregonians and visitors can fish, crab and clam for free anywhere in Oregon without a license, tag or endorsement. This is the first of eight Free Fishing days in Oregon this year. Additional free days are June 3-4, Nov. 25-26, and Dec. 31-Jan. 1.

Reel in trout with the kids at an ODFW Family Fishing Event

ODFW’s Outdoor Skills Program will host 28 Family Fishing Events at locations across Oregon this year. These events offer personalized fishing opportunities at stocked ponds across Oregon, with ODFW staff and volunteers on-site to provide equipment and instruction tailored to beginning anglers, all free of charge. Check out the online schedule for an event near you.

Learn to hunt and fish

Steelhead fishing, turkey hunting clinics coming up. See for latest classes.

Tips for ethical shed hunting

Oregon had a real winter this year so it’s more important than ever to shed hunt ethically. Respect access closures and motor vehicle restrictions or even consider delaying shed hunting till spring. More information here

Furtakers can report harvest online now

Find ODFW’s new online reporting system at the Hunting and Trapping page.

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