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Automated hunting, fishing license system set to launch

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Oregon’s new licensing system launches Saturday, Dec. 1.

Hunters and anglers should use their hunter/angler identification number to verify their account in the new system, which can be done either online at or at a license sales agent. The ID number is printed on all licenses and tags and stays the same from year to year. It will be known as the “ODFW ID#” in the new licensing system.

Hunters and anglers can enter a phone number or email associated with their Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife account to verify it in the new system.

Those who don’t have any of the information can visit a license sales agent or call ODFW Licensing at 503-947-6101 for help.

ODFW’s new electronic licensing system was announced in early August. With the new system, hunters and anglers can carry their documents electronically on their smartphone or tablet and tag fish and wildlife with a mobile app that will even work offline.

Sportsmen and women still can use paper documents, but will be able to buy the licenses online and print licenses and tags at home on regular paper. 

The majority of license sales agents have agreed to continue selling ODFW documents through the new system.

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