SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon car owners could have the option of a new license plate if an Oregon Wildlife Foundation design is approved.

The Statesman Journal reports the foundation began a voucher sale earlier this summer for the plate featuring a mule deer with Mount Hood in the background.

Officials say the foundation must sell 3,000 vouchers to verify interest before the Oregon Driver and Motor Vehicles division will approve the new design.

The $40 vouchers are available for purchase on the foundation’s website.

Officials say a $40 surcharge will be due when vehicle owners order the license plate from the state and again when a registration is renewed.

The wildlife foundation says the mule deer species is already declining and vulnerable to collisions with vehicles on Oregon’s Highway 97 during seasonal migrations.


Information from: Statesman Journal,