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ODFW Recreation Report


Deer and elk hunting
Rifle deer hunting continues in western Oregon. General Rocky Mountain elk 1st season opened Oct. 25. Conditions for big game hunting are improving with the rain. See reports below or the Big Game Hunting Forecast for what to expect.

Waterfowl seasons start with a bang
Waterfowl is open statewide. Check out the waterfowl and upland bird harvest statistics at ODFW wildlife areas.

Western fall turkey
Western general season turkey is open through Dec. 31. Up to 4,000 tags will be issued on a first-come, first-served basis. Have you got yours yet?

Heavy rains in western Oregon bring bad news, good news.
The bad news: many rivers were blown out and will be too high to fish until at least mid-week. But wait, there’s good news: as the waters start to drop, more fish will be moving into many rivers. Check the reports for the best weekend opportunities.

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 several water bodies are being stocked one last time before winter. Check out the Rec Reports to find out where.

Archery event coming up
ODFW is sponsoring an all ages archery competition in Junction City on Oct. 28. Sign up now.

Find regulation updates in the Recreation Report
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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