Tag Archives: Fishing Licenses/Tags

ODFW says interest in outdoor activities have increased greatly during COVID

Since the shutdown, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife says they have seen an increase in people interested in outdoor activities. Representatives at ODFW tell us more people have signed up for a fishing license this year than in years past. They say each year they have hundreds of thousands of fishers in Oregon […]
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Eugene man accused of guiding fishing trips on Oregon rivers without a license

A Eugene man faces accusations he booked guided fishing trips on the Willamette, McKenzie and other Oregon rivers without renewing his license with the Oregon State Marine Board, Oregon State Police said. State police said the citation issued May 19 in Tillamook County “concludes an ongoing investigation into his activities by Oregon State Police.” Source: […]
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Oregon will limit hunting, fishing to state residents starting this weekend

Oregon will prohibit all non-resident hunting, fishing and shellfishing activity, starting at midnight Friday, in an effort to stem a surge of non-resident anglers, mostly from Washington. The action follows Washington’s decision to close all hunting, fishing and shellfishing until at least early May. Source: Oregon will limit hunting, fishing to state residents starting this […]
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Open forum event planned for conservation fund

Almost since its inception, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife has been primarily supported by people who hunt and fish. Each year, they would purchase fishing and hunting licenses that helped fund the state agency. But in recent years, that support has dwindled, prompting lawmakers to craft a solution — the Oregon Conservation and […]
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Oregon hunting, fishing licenses will lighten wallets

Oregon resident fishing licenses will increase $3 and resident hunting licenses will go up $1 in 2020 to help fuel fish and wildlife management in Oregon. The fee increase is the third and final one since 2016 under a law passed in 2015 by the Oregon Legislature to incrementally add to the Oregon Department of […]
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Fish for free this weekend anywhere you want in Oregon

Grab your poles and your crabbing rings, because this weekend it will be free to fish, crab or clam Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 17-18. KMTR reports while licenses or tags are not required this weekend, all other fishing regulations apply including closures, bag limits and size restrictions. Source: Fish for free this weekend anywhere you […]
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Fishing scam? BBB warns of deceptive license site

A website that claims to assist anglers interested in getting their state fishing licenses is actually a scam, according to state wildlife officials and the Better Business Bureau. After at least two Oregonians say they were duped by the website FishingLicense.org, the Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife and the BBB are warning users interested […]
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Ovgard | What’s new in fishing for 2019

Every year for more than 15 years, I’ve made a trip to the sporting goods counter as close to New Year’s Day as possible with two goals: (1) buy a new fishing license and (2) pick up the latest copy of “the regs.” License in hand, I tear into the regs with the same enthusiasm […]
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ODFW license glitches fixed

Q: I’m wondering if the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife has fixed all the bugs yet in its new hunting and fishing license app. I’m not going to rely on the cellphone app for tagging steelhead until they do. A: The agency has found, and fixed, the two biggest problems in the new web-based […]
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New fishing license app needs a reboot

Oregon’s new web-based phone app for hunting and fishing licenses and tags had a tough first week, but state wildlife officials hope it doesn’t scare anglers and hunters away from using the new app. App-based salmon-steelhead harvest cards wouldn’t work offline, and missing or misdated big-game tags marred the app’s launch. Source: New fishing license […]
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