ODFW Weekly Recreation Report Highlights


Look for duck hunting to heat up as the weather cools down
Duck hunting provides some of the best hunting opportunities as we head into December. Cold stormy weather to the north will push birds into our area and increasing rains will fill ponds and flood fields. ODFW Wildlife Areas like Sauvie Island, Klamath, Summer Lake, Fern Ridge and Ladd Marsh are great places for both the novice and experienced hunter. Check the zone reports for the latest updates.

Winter belongs to steelhead
Technically winter doesn’t begin for a few weeks, but don’t tell winter steelhead that. Fish already are moving into many rivers, and if they’re not in your home water yet, they will be soon. In the meantime, it’s not too soon to fine tune the gear, and start monitoring water levels and early fishing reports in the weekly Recreation Report updates.

ODFW launches new licensing system
Carry your licenses and tags on your phone
ODFW’s new licensing system allows you to carry your licenses and tags on your smartphone. (Though you can still print them to paper at home or at a license vendor.) The first step is to go to the MyODFW licensing page to locate and verify your account. Next you’ll want to download the MyODFW app, which will store your documents even when you’re out of cell phone range. Be sure you verify your account at MyODFW.com BEFORE your try to log into the MyODFW app.

Check out the How to buy a license or tag page, and the frequently asked questions if you have additional questions.