ODFW Offers Gifts to Get Your Friends and Family Outdoors All Year Long


If you plan to give a year of the outdoors this holiday season, the Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife has some ideas.

2023 hunting and fishing licenses, wildlife area parking permits, waterway access permits and other great gifts are on sale now online at MyODFW.com or at license sale agents.

If you already have an ODFW account and are buying for family and friends that have one too, the Group Purchase feature makes it easy to give gifts like:

Hunting and fishing licenses (for adults):The cost of Oregon hunting and fishing licenses and tags has not increased since 2020: Annual fishing license $44, annual hunting license $34.50, combination $73. Sports Pacs, tags and validations can also be gifted.

Big game raffle tickets (starting at $4.50 per ticket) make great stocking stuffers and are a chance to win a four-month long big game hunting season. Ticket prices vary from $4.50 to $11.50 per ticket; discounts for buying multiple tickets.

Premium Hunts give the hunter in your life the chance to draw a special deer, elk or pronghorn antelope tag with a four-month season. Applications are $8 per species and the recipient can change their first-choice hunt through May 25, 2023. Hunting license also required to purchase.

To gift an annual license or tag, the recipient must already have an ODFW account and ID number.

Youth licenses (age 12-17)Still one of the best deals around and the same price it’s been since 2016: $10 for a Combo License (angling, hunting, plus shellfish and Columbia River Endorsement).

Or, gift a Youth Sports Pac for $55 (residents only, includes fishing, shellfish and hunting license; combined angling tag; spring turkey, cougar, general or controlled bear tag, elk and deer tags; upland bird and waterfowl validations and the Columbia River Basin Endorsement).

To gift a youth license, the recipient must already have an ODFW account and ID number. A parent or guardian can create it for them online or at a license agent.