Oregon Hunting License

Complete your Oregon hunter education requirements to get your license.

How Do I Get My State Hunting License?

Depending on your age, you may be required to have the Hunter Education Certificate in order to legally buy a license or permit to hunt.

  1. Complete the Oregon hunter education certification requirements.
  2. Choose the correct license type.
  3. Buy the license through the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife website or an Oregon–approved agent.

Types of Oregon Hunting Licenses

Oregon Resident

A resident is a person who has lived in Oregon for at least six months.

All Oregon residents age 12 or older must have a resident hunting license. Additional tags may be required to hunt specific game species.

Non-Resident

All non-residents age 12 or older must have a non-resident hunting license. Additional tags may be required to hunt specific game species.

Youth Hunting License

Oregon residents and non-residents between the ages of 12 to 17 may purchase the reduced-fee Youth License.

Youth between the ages of 9 to 13 may participate in the Mentored Youth Program.

Visit the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife website for more information on youth hunting opportunities.

Senior Hunting License

Oregon residents age 70 or older may purchase the reduced-fee Senior Hunting License or Senior Combination Angler and Hunter License. They must be residents of Oregon for at least 5 years.

Oregon residents who are age 65 or older and who have been residents of Oregon for at least 50 years may be eligible for the reduced-fee Pioneer Combination License. Visit the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife website for more details.

Disability License

The Oregon Disabilities Hunting and Fishing Permit is available to hunters who have physical disabilities. Hunters must still purchase a current hunting license and any game species tags. Visit the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife website for more details.

Military and Veteran License

Active-duty military members who are stationed in Oregon may purchase the Uniformed Services Hunting License and game species tags at the resident rate. In addition, active-duty military members who are Oregon residents but stationed elsewhere may purchase the reduced-fee Uniformed Services Hunting License while on leave.

Resident veterans who have at least 25% disability may be eligible for the free Disabled Veteran Combination License. Visit the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife website for more details.

Migratory Waterfowl Requirements

All hunters age 16 or older must purchase the Federal Duck Stamp when hunting migratory waterfowl. All hunters age 14 or older must purchase the Oregon Waterfowl Validation. In addition, hunters are required to have proof of their participation in the Harvest Information Program (HIP).

License Expiration

Hunting licenses are good through Dec. 31 of each year.

Where to Buy an Oregon Hunting License

Need help? Here are the answers to the questions Oregon Hunting students most frequently ask.

Frequently Asked Questions