ODFW Recreation Report


Deer hunting continues
Rifle deer hunting continues throughout Oregon. Opening weekend was slow but cooler weather is expected to increase deer hunting activity. See reports below or the Big Game Hunting Forecast for what to expect.

Upland bird, Zone 2 waterfowl open Oct. 7
Saturday is a big day for bird hunters with remaining upland bird seasons (pheasant, chukar, E Oregon quail) and Zone 2 duck seasons opening up (along with goose in some areas). See the Bird Hunting forecast or zone reports below for what to expect. Some E Oregon fall turkey hunting also opens Oct. 7.

Now is peak of the fall salmon season
Late September/early October is the peak of the fall salmon season in Oregon. Whether it’s the Oregon coast, Columbia River or inland waters, salmon are on the move and anglers are doing their best to intercept them.

Crabbing is good along the coast
Recreational crabbing is open along the entire Oregon coast and has been good both in the ocean and in the bays, with some limits showing up at the docks.

Fee pheasant hunts at western Oregon wildlife areas
This great western Oregon hunting opportunity is available at following wildlife areas: Fern Ridge Sept. 11-Oct. 8, Denman Sept. 18-Oct. 6, Sauvie Island Sept. 11-Oct. 8 and EE Wilson Oct. 1-31. See page 16 of the Game Bird Regs for details.

Check out www.myodfw.com, ODFW’s new website
You’ll now find fishing regulation updates on the new website at the top of each Fishing Report in the Recreation Report.