Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife staff will be on hand at the Pacific Northwest Sportsmen’s Show to answer attendees’ questions about how to get the most out of their outdoor recreation experiences.

The show runs Feb. 6-10 at the Portland Expo Center. Find the ODFW and OSP booths in Hall B, near the kid’s trout pond. Visit the show’s website here http://www.thesportshows.com/pnwss/

During the show, visitors to ODFW’s exhibit can also purchase a license or tag, try out online hunting and fish stocking maps and other ODFW applications, and pick up informational materials on how to fish, hunt, clam and crab. ODFW Outdoors, the department’s education program, will have its new 2013 calendar of workshops and clinics available.

Oregon State Police will also be on hand with their exhibit about the problem of poaching in Oregon and with display decoys. OSP is available talk to hunters and anglers about a variety of enforcement issues, including the new barbless hook rules in the Columbia and Willamette Rivers.

“We hope everyone will stop by the show,” said ODFW Deputy Information and Education Administrator David Lane. “It’s a great chance to meet with fish and wildlife managers face to face, and they enjoy meeting hunters and anglers, too.”

ODFW will also host exhibits at the Central Oregon Sportsmen’s Show (March 7-10, Redmond), the Eastern Oregon Sportsmen Show (March 8-10, Pendleton), and outdoor shows in Roseburg (Feb. 15-17) and Medford (Feb. 22-24).

Image courtesy ODFW

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