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ODFW Recreation Report


Deer and elk hunting
Rifle deer hunting continues in western Oregon. Remember Cascade units are closed for Cascade Elk season running Oct. 14-20. Conditions for big game hunting are improving with the rain. See reports below or the Big Game Hunting Forecast for what to expect.

Western Oregon waterfowl and turkey are open
Zone 1 duck season is open as is the general fall turkey season in Western Oregon Oct. 15. Northeast fall turkey tags are sold out.

It’s a great time for trout fishing
Some of the best trout fishing of the year can happen during the cool fall months. Trout are eating heavily in anticipation of a cold winter, fewer anglers are out as the school year and football season begins, and cool, clear days are a chance to wear your favorite fishing sweater.

Fishing, archery events coming up
ODFW has several great events coming up including family fishing in Gresham Oct. 21, steelhead workshops at North Santiam Recreation Area on Oct. 21 and Troutdale Nov. 5 and 11 and an all ages archery competition in Junction City on Oct. 28. Sign up now.

Crabbing is good in bays; ocean waters closed
Recreational crabbing is open in bays along the entire Oregon coast, with some limits showing up at the docks. Ocean crabbing is closed until Nov. 30.

Check out, 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.

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