Oregon Game Bird Stamps

Oregon Bird Hunting

Game Bird stamps are not automatically mailed to hunter. Game bird validations are printed on the hunting license, so it is no longer required that state hunting stamps be carried in the field. As a courtesy for several years ODFW had continued to mail the stamps to hunters each spring. However, some hunters are not interested in receiving the stamps. This, coupled with increasing production and mailing costs and mandates for all state agencies to reduce operational costs, prompted ODFW to begin a program where hunters with game bird validations can request stamps at no additional charge. This program saves a substantial amount of money which is used for programs such as game bird population surveys and habitat development.

To request your game bird stamp(s), complete the on-line application:

Art Prints Available for Purchase!

The sale of prints helps fund game bird research, surveys, habitat improvement, and conservation projects. See the upland game bird and waterfowl program websites or call 503-947-6301 for more information.

Your Oregon Game Bird Stamp Dollars at Work

Oregon game bird stamps have been providing funds to maintain healthy game bird populations in the state for more than 30 years. The Oregon migratory waterfowl stamp began in 1984 and the upland bird stamp followed in 1990. The stamps (now called license validations) are purchased by game bird hunters in conjunction with the general hunting license. Collectively, sales of game bird stamps and related artwork generate nearly $1 million each year. Funds are used to accomplish a variety of program-related activities, such as game bird research and banding, equipment purchases, and habitat improvement and conservation projects.

Support Wildlife — Buy a Habitat Conservation Stamp

Buy an annual stamp to benefit conservation of Oregon’s native species.

Proceeds are used for restoration of the habitats that are home to the state’s fish and wildlife. The Habitat Conservation Stamp is available anywhere fishing and hunting licenses are sold.