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Glitch in MyODFW app that affected ability to tag fish offline fixed – Update to MyODFW app available Friday, Jan. 4

UPDATE Jan. 4, 2019, 4 p.m. PT:

The Android MyODFW update became available about 9 a.m. today (Jan. 3) Go to the Google Play store on your Android phone to update your app if you haven’t already.

The updated MyODFW app for iPhone has been pushed to the Apple app store but is still not available as of 4 p.m. Friday, Jan. 4 (app updates to the Apple store take longer). iPhone users should continue to check for the update by visiting the Apple App store from your phone.

Anglers/hunters with iPhones who are fishing or hunting in areas without cell service the next few days (so unable to report harvest on the app): please record your catch/harvest on paper or via the notes function on your device while you are offline. Upon your return to cell service, please tag your fish or animal immediately in the app.

Oregon State Police is aware of this issue.

ODFW apologies for this inconvenience. Thanks to all who chose e-tagging and for your patience with the new system.


Thursday, January 03, 2019

SALEM, Ore.—A glitch in the MyODFW app that meant some customers could not validate their fish harvest electronically when their phone was offline has been fixed.

Users will need to update their MyODFW app to get the fix by visiting either the Google Play store on Android devices or App store on their iPhone. Both the Android and iPhone app update will be available to users sometime tomorrow, Friday Jan. 4, 2019.

Customers who chose e-tagging should be receiving an email from software developer JMT asking them to update their MyODFW app.

The problem arose when 2019 combined angling tags became valid on Jan. 1 and only affected anglers who had chosen e-tagging in ODFW’s new licensing system.



Michelle Dennehy, (503) 947-6022,

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