Plan to fish, hunt or look for wildlife this weekend? You’ll find the latest information on conditions and sightings for the places you want to go in the weekly Recreation Report. Be sure to check out the latest regulation updates
(especially for fishing) at the top of each zone or area update.
January 9, 2019
On Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. the ODFW licensing system will be offline in order to install new security measures. This will only affect people who are buying a fishing or hunting license for the first time in over three years. This will not affect people who have a current hunting or fishing license or who have had one within the last three years. Hunters and anglers who already have an ODFW account (under the new OR old licensing system) will be able to access the system to purchase documents, report hunts, tag their harvest, etc.
Get a jump on planning your 2019 trout fishing adventures. The 2019 weekly is now posted on MyODFW.com.
ODFW’s new licensing system lets you decide how to carry your 2019 license, tags and other documents. You can choose paper documents that you buy on line and print at home, or purchase at a license vendor. Or, you can choose digital and carry your documents on your smartphone.
Check out the page, and the if you have additional questions.
The deadline to report all 2018 big game and turkey tags has been extended until April 15, 2019 (from Jan. 31) to give hunters more time to report under ODFW’s new licensing system.
A glitch in the app has been fixed and anglers/hunters who are out of cell phone range can now record their harvest online. Anglers can get the update through the Google Play store (Android) and the Apple app store.
Header photo by Kathy Munsel