Oregon hunting and fishing licenses are now on sale for 2017, just in time for the holiday shopping season.
A general angling license costs $38 for residents, and $9.75 for the Columbia River Basin Endorsement, which is required for salmon, steelhead and sturgeon fishing. A hunter license is $32 for residents, or $65 for a combination hunter and angler license.
Hunting tags vary by animal, including $46 for elk, $26.50 for deer and $15.50 for cougar. A complete list can be found in the 2017 hunting and fish regulation books, which are available at participating stores or through the Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife.
To give a license or tag as a gift, have the recipient’s full name and date of birth handy along with their ODFW hunter or angler identification number, which can be found at the top of their current license. Otherwise, a social security number is needed for anyone who has never previously held a license.
Possible gift ideas include:
• Youth license — $10 for youth ages 12-17. Includes angling, hunting, shellfish and the Columbia River Basin Endorsement. Add a youth combined angling tag for $5.
• Youth sports pack — $55, includes combination hunting, angling and shellfish license; combined angling tag; turkey, cougar, bear, deer and elk tags; upland bird and waterfowl validations; and the Columbia River Basin Endorsement.
• Big game hunt raffle tags — range from $4.50 to $11.50 per ticket, with chance to win special big game hunts.
For more information, visit www.dfw.state.or.us.