Licenses for sale
State hunting and fishing licenses for 2010 went on sale this week.
They are sold on the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife web site (www.dfw.state.or.us), or through ODFW license agents and offices.
A new Juvenile Resident Sports Pac, for kids 12-17-years-old, goes for $55 and includes various fishing, hunting, crabbing and clamming rights. The adult Sports Pac goes for $164.75, and seniors get their licenses for $15 (fishing) and $13.75 (hunting).
Meanwhile, a new Oregon boating fee will go toward the war against aquatic invasive species. It's a $5 surcharge for any power or sail registered boats or manually powered boats 10 feet or longer.
Out-of-state motorboat operators are now required to pay an annual $22 permit through ODFW; non-motorized boat operators will also need to purchase a permit for $7 through ODFW, and they are transferable.