Oregon has moved to their new mobile app licensing system. I'll make this short and just get to the point: It's an absolute mess. Here's a list of a few of the issues:
- Despite their claims, the app does not work when out of service range to record your catch. This presents some serious challenges when it comes to being compliant with recording a catch. A law enforcement officer was recently asked what we're to do in this scenario, and he said it's OUR responsibility to get to cell service to record our catch before resuming fishing. Yeah, not happening.
- The user interface has so, so many issues. My current favorite is that you have to scroll through an ordered list, one-by-one, of each catch area in order to select it and record your catch. There's several hundred. If you accidentally touch the screen outside this scroll menu, you get to start over again. There is no search function.
- Some are reporting some of their hunting tags not showing up on their app license.
- This app license is a day old, so I'm sure the problems will pile up as we all get to use them.