From Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife
-- Oregon's controlled hunt deadline has been extended through close-of-business Monday, May 19 due to a slowdown in ODFW's point-of-sale system created by the high-volume of sales activity and system data communication capacity.
ODFW and the system supplier are working on solutions.
"We understand lines have been long in some places and want to make sure everyone has a chance to apply for a big game hunt," said ODFW License Services Manager DeAnna Erickson.
Hunters can apply for a controlled hunt in a variety of ways: visit an ODFW office or a point-of-sale agent; mail an application found on page 33 of the Big Game Regulations to ODFW Licensing, 3406 Cherry Ave. NE, Salem, OR 97303 (must be postmarked by May 19); or fax an application to (503) 947-6117/6113 (must be received by 11:59 p.m. PT May 19).
Hunters are reminded to check store and office hours of ODFW license agents. Even stores open 24 hours may not have staff available to handle license sales at all hours. Stores have also been known to stop accepting customers because of long lines on deadline day.
Hunters are also reminded that June 1 is the deadline to make any changes or corrections to a controlled hunt application. Call ODFW's licensing division at (503) 947-6101 to make a change.