Idaho Fish Report

ODFW Recreation Report

by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff

Emergency fishing regulations: Where to find them

With all the special regulations currently in place to help protect fish during the ongoing drought, we keep telling anglers to be sure to check for regulation changes before they head out. But where do you find them? The latest regulation updates are always at the top the Recreation Report under the zone for which the regulations apply. Wondering about the reg changes on the Deschutes, for example, check out the top of the Central Zone of the Recreation Report for fishing.

Some game bird seasons open this week

Several game bird hunting seasons open Sept. 1, including grouse, quail (western Oregon) and mourning dove.

Tips for e-tagging

The ODFW electronic licensing system makes it easy to tag your salmon, steelhead and halibut, as well your deer, elk and turkey on your phone. Here are some tips for making it go smoothly.

2021 big game hunting forecast: A quick guide for early season hunters

Our district wildlife biologists offer a look at early season conditions, and updates on winter survival and potential access issues. Check the forecast.

Wildfire closures and restrictions updates: Access for fishing and big game scouting is getting tricky

When wildfire risks are high, it pays to check on access and fire restrictions before you go. Book mark this page – it includes links to closure and restriction updates on both public and private land.

Check out the Beaver State podcast

The Beaver State Podcast looks at hunting, fishing and wildlife viewing in Oregon through conversations with Oregonians, ODFW staff and luminaries throughout the conservation world. You can subscribe through Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Google Play Music or Spotify, or find a link on