Report tags to avoid penalty

Most deer and elk hunting tags must be reported by Thursday to avoid a $25 penalty fee when purchasing a 2014 hunting license, according to the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife.

Only about half of deer and elk tags had been reported earlier this month, the ODFW noted. Hunters who purchased tags must report them even if they were not successful or did not go hunting.

Hunters can complete an online survey for each big game or turkey tag purchased at www .

Hunters are 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 information from those who did take an animal, according to the ODFW.

Contact: www.dfw or call 866-947-6339.

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