ODF+W: Hunter Reports Due By January 31st

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife reports that any hunter who purchased 2013 big game or turkey tags needs to report their hunt results by the deadline, which is January 31st, 2014 for most tags. Hunters are required to report on each deer, elk, cougar, bear, pronghorn and turkey tag purchased—even if they were not successful or did not hunt. Sports Pac license holders do not need to report on tags that were never issued.

Hunters who fail to report 2013 deer or elk tags on time will be penalized $25 when they purchase a 2015 hunting license. This penalty is assessed once, regardless of the number of unreported tags. As of January 8th, 2014, reporting rates averaged 54 percent for 2013 deer and elk tags. More than 140,000 deer and elk tags still need to be reported (85,214 deer tags and 55,784 elk tags).

“The information hunters provide is used when setting controlled hunt tag numbers and hunting seasons,” said ODFW game program manager Tom Thornton. “We really appreciate hunters taking a few minutes of their time to complete the report.”

This entry was posted on Monday, January 20th, 2014 and is filed under Local News, State News.