ODFW Has been complaining about the sales of licenses dropping off so they raised the prices on everything and made it a law that you have to have a $58.00 permit to put a rubber boat in the water if it has any kind of motor on it. Also they just quit giving free licenses to pioneers. Boy --that should up the sales. Only the Gov. could be that stupid. They need the money to pay all the stuges collering the wolves and spotted owles.
My wife and I spent $176 last year just for out fishing licenses and tags for the two of us. I didn't even bother with hunting licenses since the deer and elk populations have nosedived due to the high numbers of cougars and now wolves.