I mentioned yesterday the value of shopping online this holiday season. Finding the right gift for your outdoorsman can sometimes be difficult in conventional malls and department stores, which is why the Internet poses such a valuable alternative. For instance, yesterday, I noted how Coast offers a variety of hunting and fishing equipment including reliable LED products and quality knives. Today, however, I was reminded of another perfectly suitable gift for the hunter or fisherman in your life that can be found online as well: a license. According to the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW), hunting and fishing licenses for 2010 go on sale December 1, giving you plenty of time to make your purchase without setting a foot inside those busy stores.
For $55, you can get a new Juvenile Resident Sports Pac that allows 12 to 17 year olds to fish, hunt, crab and clam all year long. Adult anglers and hunters can get the same experiences with an Adult Sports Pac for $164.75. And senior citizens can get a fishing license for $15 and a hunting license for $13.75. Additionally, raffle tickets start at $4.50 for any hunter who wants an extra chance to hunt big game during an extended season and in an expanded hunt area.
If you’re getting a license as a gift, you’ll need the recipient’s full name, date of birth, and either his hunter/angler ID number or social security number. To buy a license online, visit the ODFW web site. If you’d prefer to purchase in person, you can always visit ODFW license agents or ODFW offices that sell licenses.
Happy shopping, and good luck!