Depending on your states game agencies policies, hunter harvest surveys may or may not be required. Oregon hunters have a little extra time this year to report on all tags successful or not. Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife have extended the mandatory reporting date from January 31st to April 15th to allow hunters to familiarize themselves with the new system. If you purchased a bear, elk, antelope, deer, cougar or turkey tag in 2018 you must report the outcome even if you didn’t hunt. For those with an elk or deer tag, failure to report is going to cost you an extra $25 bucks on your 2020 license. Surveys help game managers determine how many animals were taken and will help with tag allocation for future hunts.

Does your state have a mandatory reporting regulation?

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