ODFW Recreation Report Highlights


Cold, wet forecasts brighten duck hunting prospects
Several wildlife areas report good habitat conditions with plenty of water, and increasing numbers of migrant birds arriving. Add a little blustery weather and hunters have a good recipe for duck hunting success. Check out the waterfowl and upland bird harvest statistics at ODFW wildlife areas.

Winter steelhead have arrived
Some early returning hatchery fish already have been caught in coastal rivers. Fishing should improve through November and December. Keep an eye on water levels, and be ready to hit the water when levels start to fall after rain events.

Can’t get enough turkey?
Was your Thanksgiving turkey not enough? Don’t worry, there are still western Oregon general fall season tags available. You can pick yours up at any ODFW license agent. (Sorry, eastern Oregon tags are sold out.)

There’s still time to take a friend hunting
Hunters have until the end of the year to enter the “Take a Friend Hunting” contest. For veteran hunters who want to pass on their passion for the outdoors, this is the year to take that friend hunting—and enter to win a prize for your efforts. Find more details about how to participate.