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ODFW’s Outdoor Skills Education Program offers a variety of hands-on workshops throughout the state that teach Oregonians how to fish, hunt, view wildlife and enjoy outdoor related recreational activities. You’ll learn what the activity is all about, what equipment is required and how to use it safely. You will then be given an opportunity to get out in the field and put your new skills to the test. We provide all the necessary equipment and the hands on instruction are provided by ODFW’s experienced and friendly staff and volunteer instructors. Workshops are designed for women, adults, and families.

To learn more about the specific programs we offer, please go to the ODFW Outdoors Calendar

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Clamming at Fort Stevens
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Pheasant Hunt
EE Wilson Pheasant Hunt
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Day at the Range
Day at the range
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For more information about the Outdoor Skills Education Program contact:

Mark Newell


Darlene Sprecher

Volunteer Opportunities

If you are interested in taking a workshop but cannot afford the cost of it, please consider volunteering; we are looking for volunteers to help with meal preparation, registration, set up, and clean up. If you would like to get more information about this opportunity contact: Mark Newell Outdoor Skills Education Coordinator 503-947-6018 or e-mail at:

Jeff Johnson Scholarship Fund

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Outdoor Skills Education Program is happy to announce the Jeff Johnson Scholarship Fund. Jeff Johnson was a dedicated instructor for our program and committed a great deal of his time passing his knowledge on to others. In this spirit of giving, the Jeff Johnson Scholarship Fund continues to give when Jeff cannot. We are now offering this scholarship fund to help those in need. To apply for a partial scholarship, please contact Mark or Darlene (above) for more information. We are now offering this scholarship fund to help those in need pay for a workshop. To apply for a partial scholarship for our workshops, please contact Mark or Darlene (above) for more information.

These programs are funded by the Federal Aid in Wildlife Restoration Act (Pittman-Robertson) and the Federal Aid in Sport Fish Restoration Act (Wallop-Breaux).


The Oregon Outdoor Skills Program is subject to Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, Title IX of the Education Amendments 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and offers all persons the opportunity to participate in programs and activities regardless of race, color, national origin, age, sex or disability. No individual will be turned away from or otherwise be denied access to or benefit from, any program or activity on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex or disability. Complaints of discrimination should be sent to Chief, Public Civil Rights Division, Department of the Interior, 1849 C Street NW, Washington, DC 20240


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