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Department of Fish & Wildlife

Curt Melcher, Director

Salem Headquarters Office

4034 Fairview Industrial Dr. SE

Salem, OR 97302


ODFW in-state toll-free 800-720-6339

[email protected]

Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission

Mary Wahl (Chair)Langlois

Becky Hatfield - HydePaisley

Kathayoon Khalil Portland

Mark LabhartSisters

Bob SpelbrinkSiletz

Greg Wolley.Portland

Jill ZarnowitzYamhill

Wildlife Restoration

The Wildlife Restoration Program funds projects and programs to enhance your outdoor experience, using an excise tax from purchase on:

  • Firearms and ammunition
  • Bows and arrow components

Since 1939, Oregon has received over $250 million to support numerous programs, such as:

  • 11 State Wildlife Area acquisitions
  • Wildlife Area operations and maintenance
  • Hunter Education Programs
  • Wildlife Research
  • Wildlife Habitat Programs
  • Shooting Range Grants

Notice to Hunters

In an effort to make these regulations easier to understand, at times simplified language is used. ODFW’s intention is for these summarized regulations to be consistent with the actual language in Oregon statutes and administrative rules, but in the event of an inconsistency the statutes and administrative rules take precedence. The actual wording of relevant Oregon Revised Statutes and Oregon Administrative Rules can be found at: and

Thank You for Protecting Oregon’s Rich Cultural Heritage

  • Cultural resources in Oregon include both Indian and early Euro-American archaeological sites, burials, and sacred objects.
  • Cultural sites are not a renewable resource. Once taken or damaged they are lost forever.
  • They are protected by law on public and private land. Disturbing them can lead to serious penalties.
  • Further information is available at