Report hunts on time or face $25 penalty fee December 11, 2012 Oregon

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Report hunts on time or face $25 penalty fee December 11, 2012 Oregon ODFW New Release
... Hunters that purchased 2012 deer and elk tags need to report their hunt results on time (Jan. 31, 2013 for most tags) or they will be penalized $25 when they purchase a 2014 hunting license.  Hunters are required to report on each deer, elk, cougar, bear, pronghorn and turkey tag purchased—even when they were not successful or did not hunt. The number of unsuccessful hunters is used to determine hunting pressure and success rates, which is important information for wildlife biologists during the tag setting process.
     The penalty will initially be implemented for not reporting on deer and elk tags as these are some of the most under-reported tags and provide critical information due to the large number of deer and elk hunts in Oregon.  Reporting deadlines are:
Jan. 31, 2013 for all 2012 big game and turkey hunts that end by Dec. 31, 2012
April 15, 2013 for all 2012 hunts that end between Jan. 1-March 31, 2013
     Hunters have two ways to report:  Online via or either at home or at ODFW offices that have computers available for Hunter Reporting (ODFW field or regional offices in Adair Village/Corvallis, Bend, Clackamas, La Grande, Portland-Sauvie Island, Roseburg, Salem Headquarters, Springfield, Tillamook.)  By telephone: Call 1-866-947-6339 to talk to a customer service representative. Hours: 6 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Pacific seven days a week.

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