Many hunters fail to report big-game harvests January 2, 2014 Oregon

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Many hunters fail to report big-game harvests January 2, 2014 Oregon, The Columbian
... Fewer than 40 percent of hunters reported results when there were no penalties or when incentives were offered. That’s not enough for sound data, biologists say.  In 2012, the state adopted the $25 penalty, and the reporting rate jumped to 85 percent.  That still leaves a lot of hunters facing the extra charge when they buy their licenses the next year...

Reports due by Jan. 31 for deer, elk hunters January 17, 2014 Oregon, Lebanon Express 
... 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... “The information hunters provide is used when setting controlled hunt tag numbers and hunting seasons,” said ODFW game program manager Tom Thornton...

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