ODFW Recreation Report

Photo Credit: Courtesy of ODFW

by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff

Report your 2020 hunt

It's not too early

If all that’s left of your 2020 hunt are the memories, there’s still one last thing to do. You need to report your hunt and why wait until the last minute?  You can report online or with an ODFW license agent. ODFW offices remain closed to walk-in traffic.

It’s time for winter steelhead

As soon as water levels subside

It’s prime time for winter steelhead fishing. While water levels may be running high in your home waters, experienced anglers know to be ready to hit the water once they begin to drop. Looking for more steelhead tips – here ya go.

Ice fishing is hot

Anglers reporting good success

Ice fishing has been excellent at several locations throughout the state. Anglers with a two-rod validation can fish up to five rods (or lines) when ice fishing. If you’ve never tried fishing through the ice, here are some tips.

Another month for bird hunters

Duck, chukar and turkey seasons continue through January

With most big game hunters over, why not finish out the season with some bird hunting?

Most upland and migratory seasons are open though Jan. 31. Snipe hunting doesn’t close until Feb. 21 (Zone 1) and Jan. 24 (Zone 2). Will this be the year you finally go on a “snipe hunt?” If so, here are some tips on snipe hunting.

Take a fishing class

Fishing has been catching on as a safe, family-friendly activity. Fishing isn’t hard, but there are a few things to know. You’ll learn everything you need in Trout fishing 101 in Albany on Jan. 16. See more details and register

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