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Oregon Hunting License Costs

Big Game License and Tag Fees

Here are the Big Game License and Tag fees for both residents and nonresidents in Oregon:

LICENSES:

Hunting License

  • Resident: $34.50
  • Nonresident: $172.00

Sports Pac - Includes Hunting, Angling, and Shellfish License

  • Resident: $196.50
  • Nonresident: N/A

Combination License - Angling and Hunting

  • Resident: $73.00
  • Nonresident: N/A

TAGS:

Black Bear

  • Resident: $16.50
  • Nonresident: Additional $16.50

Cougar

  • Resident: $16.50
  • Nonresident: Additional $16.50

Deer

  • Resident: $28.50
  • Nonresident: $443.50

Elk

  • Resident: $49.50
  • Nonresident: $588.00

Bighorn Sheep

  • Resident: $142.00
  • Nonresident: $1,513.50

Pronghorn Antelope

  • Resident: $51.50
  • Nonresident: $395.50

Rocky Mountain Goat

  • Resident: $142.00
  • Nonresident: $1,513.50

Please note that these fees are subject to change, and it's essential to check with the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife for the most up-to-date information on license and tag fees.

Oregon Game Bird Licensing: A Comprehensive Fee Guide

Navigating the fee structure for game bird licenses, tags, and permits in Oregon can be complex. This detailed guide simplifies the process by outlining the costs for both residents and nonresidents. Understanding these fees is crucial for hunters to ensure they are adequately licensed for their hunting activities.

Annual Licenses

  • Resident Hunting License: Priced at $34.50, this is a basic necessity for resident hunters.
  • Nonresident Hunting License: At $172.00, this license is essential for nonresidents seeking hunting experiences in Oregon.
  • Combination Hunting and Angling License: This combined license for residents costs $73.00, offering a comprehensive package for those interested in both hunting and fishing.
  • Sports Pac: Exclusively for residents at $196.50, this package includes various licenses and tags, such as Hunting, Angling, Shellfish Licenses, and more.
  • Landowner License: Free for residents, this license is valid for game birds on the landowner's property only.

3-Day License

  • Three-Day Hunting License for Game Birds and Crows: Nonresidents can avail of this short-term license for $32.50, catering to brief hunting trips.

Permits and Validations

  • HIP Validation: Free for all, this validation is valid from July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2024.
  • Upland Game Bird Validation for Residents: At $10.00, it's valid for the same period.
  • Waterfowl Validation for Residents: Priced at $13.50 for the same validity period.
  • Nonresident Game Bird Validation: Costs $44.50, applicable for nonresidents and valid from July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2024.
  • Special Permits: Band-tailed Pigeon, Sage-Grouse, Brant, Sea Duck, Northwest Oregon Goose, and Western Oregon Fee Pheasant Permits are available at $2.00 each. The Beardless Turkey Permit is $26.50 for residents and $90.00 for nonresidents.

Tags

  • Turkey Tags: Required for hunting turkeys, these are priced at $26.50 for residents and $90.00 for nonresidents, applicable for both Spring and Fall seasons.

Youth License and Tag Fees

For young hunters aged 12-17 years old, here are the Youth License and Tag fees for residents and nonresidents in Oregon:

Combination License (12-17 years old) - Includes Hunting, Angling, Shellfish, and Columbia Rvr Basin Endorsement

  • Resident: $10.00
  • Nonresident: N/A

Youth Sports Pac - Includes Combination Hunting, Angling, Shellfish License, Combined Angling Harvest Tag, Upland Game Bird, and Waterfowl Validations, plus a General or Controlled Deer, General or Controlled Elk, Cougar, General or Controlled Bear, and Spring or Fall Turkey tag. A Youth Sports Pac also includes the Columbia Rvr Basin Endorsement.

  • Resident: $55.00
  • Nonresident: N/A

Resident Senior and Pioneer License and Tag Fees

For resident senior hunters and pioneers in Oregon, here are the license and tag fees:

Senior Hunting (age 70- and 5-years Oregon residency)

  • Resident: $22.00
  • Nonresident: N/A

Senior Combination Hunting and Angling (age 70- and 5-years Oregon residency)

  • Resident: $47.50
  • Nonresident: N/A

Pioneer Combination - Hunting, Angling, and Columbia River Basin Endorsement (age 65 and 50 years Oregon residency)

  • Resident: $6.00
  • Nonresident: N/A

Pioneer Elk

  • Resident: $26.00
  • Nonresident: N/A

Other Permits and Applications

For various permits and applications in Oregon, here are the details of fees for residents and nonresidents:

  • Duplicate Tag:*

    • Resident: $2.00
    • Nonresident: N/A
  • Wildlife Area Parking Permit - Daily:

    • Resident: $10.00
    • Nonresident: N/A
  • Wildlife Area Parking Permit - Annual:

    • Resident: $30.00
    • Nonresident: N/A
  • Controlled Hunt Application - Big Game:

    • Resident: $8.00
    • Nonresident: N/A
  • Waterway Access Permit (All Non-motorized boats 10 feet or longer, including drift boats, rafts, stand up paddleboards, inflatables, etc.):

    • Resident: $7.00 weekly/7day, $19.00 annual, $32.00 two-year***
    • Nonresident: N/A
  • Aquatic Invasive Species Prevention Permit - Motorized Boats:

    • Resident: N/A
    • Nonresident: $22.00
  • Oregon Disabilities Hunting and Fishing Permit - Contact ODFW Salem HQ:

    • FREE

Please note that all fees mentioned above are non-refundable. Additional details and requirements may apply to specific permits, so it's essential to check with the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife for the latest information and any updates on permit regulations.

  • The fee charged for the tag that was lost, destroyed, or stolen is $2.00. ** All non-motorized boats 10 ft. or longer must carry a valid Waterway Access Permit; all out-of-state motorized boats must carry an AIS Permit. Oregon registered motorboats pay with valid registration decals. *** Two-year permit is valid from the date of purchase in the current year to the end of the following year.

Active Duty Uniformed Service Members and Disabled Veteran

For Active Duty Uniformed Service Members and Disabled Veterans, here are the license and tag fees:

LICENSES:

  • Uniformed Services Hunting:

    • Resident: $17.00
    • Nonresident: $34.50
  • Disabled Veteran Combination - Includes Columbia Rvr Basin Endorsement:

    • Resident: FREE
    • Nonresident: N/A

TAGS:

  • Uniformed Service Cougar:

    • Resident: $16.50
    • Nonresident: N/A
  • Uniformed Service Black Bear:

    • Resident: $16.50
    • Nonresident: N/A
  • Uniformed Service Deer:

    • General Season:
      • Resident: $28.50
      • Nonresident: $28.50
    • Controlled Season:
      • Resident: $28.50
      • Nonresident: $443.50
  • Uniformed Service Elk:

    • General Season:
      • Resident: $49.50
      • Nonresident: $49.50
    • Controlled Season:
      • Resident: $49.50
      • Nonresident: $588.00
  • Uniformed Service Pronghorn Antelope:

    • Resident: $51.50
    • Nonresident: $395.50
  • Disabled Veteran Elk:

    • Resident: $26.00
    • Nonresident: N/A

Controlled Hunt Application Deadline

For hunters looking to apply for controlled hunts, here are the application deadlines and results availability dates:

Spring Black Bear:

  • Application Deadline: Feb. 10
  • Results Available: Feb. 20

All Other Big Game Tags:

  • Application Deadline: May 15
  • Results Available: June 12

Tag Sale Deadlines and Sports Pac Tag Pickup Dates

For hunters planning to purchase tags and Sports Pac tags, here are the deadlines and important dates to keep in mind:

Bighorn Sheep (Controlled):

  • Deadline: Day before the earliest hunt period opens

Rocky Mtn Goat (Controlled):

  • Deadline: Day before the earliest hunt period opens

Spring Black Bear (Controlled):

  • Deadline: Day before the earliest hunt period opens

Pronghorn Antelope (Controlled):

  • Deadline: Day before the earliest hunt period opens

Deer (Controlled):

  • Deadline: Day before the earliest hunt period opens

Elk (Controlled):

  • Deadline: Day before the earliest hunt period opens

Deer or Elk Archery (General):

  • Deadline: Aug. 30

Western Oregon Buck Deer (General):

  • Deadline: Oct. 4

Fall Black Bear (General):

  • Deadline: Oct. 4

Fall Black Bear (Additional):

  • *No Deadline **

West Cascade Elk (General):

  • Deadline: Nov. 8

Cougar (General):

  • Deadline: Oct. 4

Cougar (Additional):

  • *No Deadline **

General Season Antlerless Elk Damage:

  • No Deadline

Rocky Mtn Elk, 2nd Season (General):

  • Deadline: Nov. 8

Coast Elk, 1st Season (General):

  • Deadline: Nov. 15

Coast Elk, 2nd Season (General):

  • Deadline: Nov. 22

Tags may still be purchased or obtained after the deadline date with a $25.50 fee and completed attestation online at huntfishoregon.com. Please note that tags cannot be exchanged after the season starts.

*Hunters must purchase the general season tag for that species to be eligible for the additional tag.

How to Purchase Hunting Licenses, Tags, and Permits

Acquiring the necessary licenses, tags, and permits for hunting involves a straightforward process with multiple options to suit your preferences. This guide breaks down the three primary methods to secure these essential documents, ensuring a legal and hassle-free hunting experience.

Online Purchase with Electronic Documents

The most convenient method is purchasing online through the official MyODFW.com website. Here, you can opt for electronic documents that are easy to carry and access. These electronic versions can be stored and displayed on your smartphone or tablet via the MyODFW app. This method is ideal for tech-savvy hunters who prefer digital over physical copies for ease of access and environmental considerations.

Online Purchase with Paper Documents

For those who prefer tangible copies or need printed documents for any reason, the online portal also offers the option to purchase and print your licenses, tags, and permits at home. This option is suitable if you want immediate access to physical copies without visiting a sales agent. It's a perfect blend of convenience and traditional documentation.

Purchase from Licensed Sales Agents or ODFW Offices

If online transactions aren't your preference, or you require assistance in the purchasing process, you can visit a licensed sales agent or an ODFW office. These locations not only provide the traditional experience of purchasing hunting documents but also offer the personalized assistance of knowledgeable staff. They can help with both electronic and paper versions, ensuring that you leave with the required documents in hand.

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