Please complete a survey for each big game or turkey tag you purchased — except for Bighorn Sheep and Rocky Mountain Goat tags. These hunters are required to check out of the hunt area; therefore, there is no need to report again.
Every hunter is required to report harvest and effort information for each tag purchased. Information from hunters who did not hunt or did not harvest an animal is as important as from those who did take an animal. Please report even if you received a comparison telephone survey call for the hunt this year.
Ways to report
- Via the Internet by clicking the Report Now button at the top of this page.
- Call 1-866-947-ODFW (6339) and speak with a customer service representative who will take your information.
- Visit an ODFW office with a computer available for reporting (ODFW field or regional offices in Adair Village/Corvallis, Bend, Clackamas, La Grande, Portland-Sauvie Island, Roseburg, Salem Headquarters, Springfield, Tillamook.)
Information you need to report
A worksheet is available for use in report preparation: Preparation Worksheet (pdf)
- Hunter/Angler ID number (located on ODFW licenses, tags and applications). If you do not have your tag or license anymore, call 1-866-947-6339 for your Hunter/Angler ID#. This number stays the same year after year so you can also use an old license or tag.
- The two digit Wildlife Management Unit (WMU) number of the Unit you hunted in most of the time if the hunt area included more than 1 WMU. See map or pages 94-95 of the Oregon Big Game Regulations.
- The total number of days hunted—including mentoring youth—and the number of days hunted in the WMU hunted most
When to report
Jan. 31: All turkey and big game hunts with seasons ending between April 1 and Dec. 31 of previous year
April 15: between Jan. 1 and March 31 of that year
Penalties for not reporting
Hunters that fail to report on 2013 deer and elk tags by the deadlines will be penalized $25 when they go to purchase their next hunting license. (For 2013 tags, the deadline to report is in 2014, so hunters will pay the fee when they purchase their 2015 hunting license. These go on sale Dec. 1, 2014.)=
This penalty was put in place because after several years of “mandatory” reporting with no penalty, just 41 percent of tags were reported on time in 2011. The information provided is critical for setting tag numbers and seasons—information that’s become more and more difficult to get through traditional phone surveys because hunters have moved, screened their calls, or don't provide phone numbers.
Why you need to report
By completing the mandatory hunter report, you are providing key pieces of information that biologists will use in their game management actions. Your report supports the agency’s goal of optimizing recreational opportunities for all hunters.
You may still get a call from ODFW
For data comparison purposes, the same information will be collected each year from a sampling of hunters through telephone surveys. Hunters will answer questions about where they hunted, how many days they hunted, whether or not they were successful, and if they shot a buck deer or bull elk how many antler points it had on the side with the most points.
Thank you for reporting your hunt.
Please let us know if you experience difficulties using the new Hunter Survey System. Call ODFW: 1-800-720-6339 (ODFW), Mon. through Fri. 8 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Pacific time or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Your information is critical to the management of Oregon’s wildlife.
Summary of Mandatory Reporting