Dec. 8, 2011
SALEM, Ore.—Anyone that purchased a Juvenile Sports Pac between Dec. 1, 2009 and May 26, 2011 was accidentally overcharged by $3 and may seek a refund from ODFW.
For the refund, email Deanna Erickson, or fax 503-947-6117 with your Hunter/Angler ID# (ODFW ID #), which is printed on all licenses and tags. Be sure to include the address where the $3 check should be mailed. Unfortunately, ODFW is unable to credit a hunter’s account $3 for a future purchase.
If a parent or other adult purchased the Sports Pac on behalf of a youth hunter, the adult should send an email or fax with their name, address where the check should be mailed, and the juvenile’s name and Hunter/Angler ID# (ODFW ID#) for the refund.
The error was discovered during a routine audit. Legislation that created the Juvenile Sports Pack during the 2009 session did not provide ODFW with the regulatory authority to charge a $5 agent fee, the amount charged for the adult Sports Pac.
Since the error was discovered, ODFW has reduced the agent fee to $2, the same amount charged for all other licenses and tags. A Juvenile Sports Pac now costs $52, not $55.
Customers that purchased a Juvenile Sports Pack between Dec. 1, 2009 and June 30, 2010 need to contact ODFW by Oct. 1, 2012 to receive the refund. Those that purchased the item July 1, 2010 and later have until Oct. 1, 2013 to claim their refund from ODFW.
After those dates, ODFW will pass any unclaimed refund money to the Department of State Lands, who manages unclaimed property for the state of Oregon.
ODFW introduced the Juvenile Sports Pac for resident hunters age 17 and under in 2010. The regular version of this tag (for adults) costs $164.75. A Sports Pac has a Combination Angling/Hunting/Shellfish License, Combined Angling Harvest Tag, Validation for Upland Bird and Waterfowl hunting, General or Controlled Buck Deer or Controlled Antlerless Deer, General or Controlled Elk, General Cougar, General or Controlled Bear and Spring Turkey Tag.
The Juvenile Sports Pac and other lower-price juvenile tags and licenses are part of ODFW’s efforts to make outdoor activities more affordable for families and get kids involved in hunting and fishing.