DO I NEED A HUNTING LICENSE TO HUNT WITHIN THE STATE OF OREGON?
Yes. A Hunting License is different from a Hunter Education Certificate and is required for any person who hunts any game animal within the state. This includes both residents and non-residents. Varying licenses must be purchased and carried depending on the hunter’s age, residency, and the type of game being hunted. Certain exceptions may apply depending on the game animal being hunted. For more information on Oregon, hunting licenses visit the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife website.
WHAT ARE THE OREGON HARVEST REPORTING REQUIREMENTS?
Any hunter in Oregon who has purchased a deer, elk, cougar, bear, pronghorn or turkey tag is required to report their harvest. In addition a survey must be completed for the tag purchase if the holder didn’t hunt or was not successful.
Hunters who purchased a sport pac are not required to report on tags that were not issued to them.
Hunters who fail to report deer and elk tags by the reporting deadline will be issued a $25 fine.
How to report a harvest:
The easiest way to report your harvest is online on the MyODWF website. However, hunters may also choose to report their harvest in person at an ODFW office or by telephone by calling 1-866-847-6339. For more information on harvest reporting visit the MyODFW website.