Chapter 497 — Licenses and Permits

 

ORS sections in this chapter were amended or repealed by the Legislative Assembly during its 2018 regular session. See the table of ORS sections amended or repealed during the 2018 regular session: 2018 A&R Tables

 

New sections of law were enacted by the Legislative Assembly during its 2018 regular session and pertain to or are likely to be compiled in this ORS chapter. See sections in the following 2018 Oregon Laws chapters: 2018 Session Laws 0100

 

 

2017 EDITION

 

 

LICENSES AND PERMITS

 

WILDLIFE

 

GENERAL PROVISIONS

 

497.002     “Resident” and “nonresident” defined

 

497.006     Certain persons as residents for licensing purposes

 

497.012     Validity of licenses on Snake River

 

497.014     Validity of licenses in Pacific Ocean or Columbia River; rules

 

497.016     Term of licenses, tags and permits

 

497.022     Issuance of licenses, tags or permits by commission agents; fees

 

497.026     Duty of license agents to remit funds; rules

 

497.032     Duplicate licenses, tags and permits

 

497.036     Inspection of licenses, tags, permits and wildlife

 

497.041     Applications for licenses, tags and permits to include certain statement for applicant attestation

 

LICENSE, TAG AND PERMIT FEE SCHEDULE

 

Note          Legislative purpose--2015 c.779 §§1,1a

 

497.061     License, tag and permit fee schedule

 

LICENSE, TAG AND PERMIT REQUIREMENTS

 

497.071     Dedication of certain license, tag and permit fee increases

 

497.075     General license, tag and permit requirements; exemptions

 

497.079     Open fishing and shellfish taking days

 

497.102     Hunting licenses and permits

 

497.112     Hunting tags; restrictions; violation reporting; rules

 

497.121     Angling and shellfish licenses and tags

 

(Temporary provisions relating to special dedications of fees through 2026 are compiled as notes following ORS 497.121)

 

497.123     Hatchery harvest tag rules

 

497.124     Special dedication of fees to Fish Screening Subaccount

 

497.127     Youth licenses

 

497.132     Combined licenses for residents

 

497.134     Voluntary contributions

 

497.136     Uses of certain fee increases

 

497.138     Special dedication of fees to Fish Passage Fund

 

497.139     Fish Passage Fund

 

497.141     Fish Passage Restoration Subaccount; sources; uses

 

497.142     Fur-bearer trapping or hunting license and tag

 

497.146     Trapper education program; when certificate required; exceptions

 

497.151     Annual migratory waterfowl stamp; effect of purchase by nonresident

 

497.153     Annual upland bird stamp; effect of purchase by nonresident

 

497.156     Annual nonresident bird-waterfowl stamp

 

497.158     Mail and Internet license renewal

 

SPECIAL LICENSES

 

497.162     Angling and shellfish licenses for persons in state care or persons receiving certain services

 

497.170     Columbia River Indians; free hunting and fishing licenses

 

OCCUPATIONAL LICENSES; REQUIREMENTS

 

497.218     Fur dealer license; records

 

497.228     Wildlife propagation license; grounds for license denial; records; rules

 

497.238     Taxidermy license; records

 

497.248     Private hunting preserve license; requirements for preserve; rules; records

 

497.249     Revocation or refusal to renew private hunting preserve license

 

497.252     Fish propagation license; terms and conditions; rules; applicability of other licensing laws

 

497.258     Licensing authority

 

497.268     Inspection of occupational licenses

 

SPECIAL PERMITS

 

497.298     Scientific taking permit; rules

 

497.308     Wildlife holding and habitat removal permits; rules

 

497.312     Special restrictions on holding coyotes

 

497.318     Revocation of scientific taking or wildlife holding and habitat removal permits

 

497.325     Sturgeon hatchery operation permits; conditions; permit restrictions; rules

 

497.327     Priority for certain applications for permit for sturgeon hatchery operation

 

JUVENILE RESTRICTIONS

 

497.350     Hunting restriction; generally

 

497.360     Hunter safety certificate; training program; youth hunter mentoring program; rules

 

LICENSE VIOLATIONS AND PENALTIES

 

497.400     Prohibited conduct

 

497.415     Revocation or denial of licenses, tags or permits for wildlife law violations or failure to comply with citation

 

497.423     Outfitter or guide unlawfully taking or killing wildlife

 

497.441     Prohibited activities by those whose license, tag or permit has been revoked

 

PREDATORY ANIMAL CONTROL

 

497.655     Voluntary contributions; county predatory animal control program; State Department of Fish and Wildlife duties

 

497.660     Wildlife Conservation Fund; sources; uses

 

GENERAL PROVISIONS

 

      497.002 “Resident” and “nonresident” defined. Except as provided in ORS 497.006, as used in this chapter:

      (1) “Resident” means a person who has resided in this state at least six consecutive months immediately prior to the date of making application for a license, tag or permit issued by the State Fish and Wildlife Commission. Temporary absence from the state for a purpose other than establishing residency outside the state shall not be considered in determining whether a person meets the residency requirements of this subsection.

      (2) “Nonresident” means any person other than a resident. [1973 c.723 §41]

 

      497.006 Certain persons as residents for licensing purposes. (1) As used in this section:

      (a) “Dependent children” includes any children of an active member of the Armed Forces of the United States who:

      (A) Are under 18 years of age and not married, otherwise emancipated or self-supporting; or

      (B) Are under 23 years of age, unmarried, enrolled in a full-time course of study in an institution of higher learning and dependent on the resident member of the uniformed services for over one-half of their support.

      (b) “Resident member of the uniformed services” means a member of the uniformed services who:

      (A) Resides in this state while assigned to duty at any base, station, shore establishment or other facility in this state;

      (B) Resides in this state while serving as a member of the crew of a ship that has an Oregon port or shore establishment as its home port or permanent station; or

      (C) Resides in another state or a foreign country and establishes Oregon residency by filing Oregon state income taxes no later than 12 months before leaving active duty.

      (c) “Uniformed services” means:

      (A) The Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and Coast Guard of the United States;

      (B) The reserves of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and Coast Guard of the United States;

      (C) The Oregon National Guard and the National Guard of any other state or territory;

      (D) The commissioned corps of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration; and

      (E) The Public Health Service of the United States Department of Health and Human Services while detailed by proper authority for duty with the Army or Navy of the United States.

      (2) The following persons are resident persons for the purpose of purchasing licenses, tags and permits issued by the State Fish and Wildlife Commission:

      (a) A resident member of the uniformed services and the member’s spouse and dependent children.

      (b) A member of the uniformed services who is not a resident member of the uniformed services, except for the purpose of purchasing controlled hunt tags issued by the commission.

      (c) An alien who furnishes to the commission evidence satisfactory to the commission that the alien is attending a school in this state pursuant to a foreign student exchange program. [1973 c.723 §42; 1987 c.158 §112; 1987 c.162 §8; 1989 c.264 §4; 2003 c.242 §5; 2005 c.831 §10; 2012 c.106 §10; 2013 c.236 §3]

 

      497.010 [Repealed by 1973 c.723 §130]

 

      497.012 Validity of licenses on Snake River. (1) Angling, hunting or trapping in the waters of the Snake River or on the islands of the Snake River, where the river forms the boundary line between the State of Oregon and the State of Idaho, by a holder of either a valid Oregon or Idaho license therefor in accordance with the laws and rules of the respective states is lawful.

      (2) Nothing in this section is intended to authorize:

      (a) The holder of an Oregon license to angle, hunt or trap on the shoreline, sloughs or tributaries on the Idaho side of the Snake River.

      (b) The holder of an Idaho license to angle, hunt or trap on the shoreline, sloughs or tributaries on the Oregon side of the Snake River. [1973 c.723 §43]

 

      497.014 Validity of licenses in Pacific Ocean or Columbia River; rules. (1) A person may take fish or shellfish in the waters of the Pacific Ocean within three miles of the coast of the State of Oregon or the State of Washington, between the Oregon-Washington boundary and Cape Falcon, or in the waters of the Columbia River where it forms the Oregon-Washington boundary, if the person holds either a valid Oregon or Washington license therefor in accordance with the laws and rules of the respective state. However, a person other than a Washington resident landing fish or taking shellfish by boat in Oregon must hold a valid Oregon angling or shellfish license. All persons landing fish by boat in Oregon are subject to all Oregon laws, rules and regulations relating to taking fish or shellfish, including bag and length requirements.

      (2) Subsection (1) of this section applies only if the State Fish and Wildlife Commission by rule determines that laws, rules or regulations of the State of Washington, in substance or effect, contain provisions that make a valid Oregon license lawful in the waters of the Pacific Ocean within three miles of the coast of the State of Oregon or the State of Washington, between the Oregon-Washington boundary and Leadbetter Point, or in the waters of the Columbia River where it forms the Oregon-Washington boundary. [1983 c.173 §§2, 3; 1985 c.373 §1; 2003 c.656 §4; 2005 c.260 §1]

 

      497.015 [1971 c.530 §2; repealed by 1973 c.723 §130]

 

      497.016 Term of licenses, tags and permits. Unless otherwise provided by law, all licenses, tags and permits issued by the State Fish and Wildlife Commission shall be valid for such period of time as the commission prescribes. [1973 c.723 §44; 1981 c.445 §1]

 

      497.020 [Repealed by 1973 c.723 §130]

 

      497.022 Issuance of licenses, tags or permits by commission agents; fees. (1) The State Fish and Wildlife Commission may appoint agents to issue any of the licenses, tags or permits the commission is authorized by law to issue. The commission shall prescribe the procedure for the issuance of such licenses, tags and permits. Agents of the commission shall issue licenses, tags and permits in accordance with the prescribed procedure and shall charge and collect the fees prescribed by law therefor.

      (2)(a) As part of the fees prescribed in the fee schedule under ORS 497.061 and in addition to fees otherwise prescribed by law for the issuance of a license, tag or permit, the issuing agent shall charge and collect:

      (A) For each resident annual sportspac license issued pursuant to ORS 497.132 (3)(a) and (4)(a), $5.

      (B) For each nonresident annual hunting license issued pursuant to ORS 497.102, $10.

      (C) For each nonresident annual deer tag, nonresident annual elk tag, nonresident annual black bear tag, nonresident annual mountain goat tag, nonresident annual mountain sheep tag and nonresident annual antelope tag issued pursuant to ORS 497.112 (1), $10.

      (D) For any other license, tag or permit, $2 each.

      (b) If the agent is a county clerk, the agent shall deposit the agent fees provided for in this section in the general fund of the county for which the agent is the clerk. If the agent is an employee of the State Department of Fish and Wildlife, the agent fees shall be deposited in the State Wildlife Fund. Agents other than county clerks or department employees who issue licenses without the use of a state computerized licensing system may retain the agent fees for their license tag or permit issuance services. Agents other than county clerks or department employees who issue licenses, tags or permits using a state computerized licensing system may retain a portion of the agent fees not less than:

      (A) For each resident annual sportspac license issued pursuant to ORS 497.132 (3)(a) and (4)(a), $2.50.

      (B) For each nonresident annual hunting license issued pursuant to ORS 497.102, $7.50.

      (C) For each nonresident annual deer tag, nonresident annual elk tag, nonresident annual black bear tag, nonresident annual mountain goat tag, nonresident annual mountain sheep tag and nonresident annual antelope tag issued pursuant to ORS 497.112 (1), $7.50.

      (D) For any other license, tag or permit, as may be specified by contract between the department and the agent for license, tag or permit issuance service performed by the agent, $1 each.

      (3) If the commission finds that an agent appointed pursuant to this section has violated any of the provisions of law or the procedures prescribed by the commission for the issuance of licenses, tags or permits or the collection and disposition of fees therefrom, the commission may revoke the authority of the agent to issue licenses, tags and permits, or may suspend such authority for such time as the commission considers appropriate. [1973 c.723 §45; 1975 c.183 §1; 1981 c.445 §2; 1987 c.345 §1; 1989 c.573 §1; 1993 c.103 §1; 1999 c.1006 §2; amendments by 1999 c.1006 §13 repealed by 2001 c.949 §1; 2001 c.104 §223; 2009 c.832 §3; 2013 c.236 §2; 2015 c.779 §9]

 

      497.026 Duty of license agents to remit funds; rules. (1) No agent appointed by the State Fish and Wildlife Commission to issue licenses, tags or permits shall fail to remit to the commission moneys received from the issuance of licenses, tags and permits in the manner required by this section.

      (2) The commission shall, by rule, prescribe the method in which license agents shall remit all moneys belonging to the state accruing from the issuance of licenses, tags and permits.

      (3) Notwithstanding subsection (2) of this section, the commission shall not require a license agent to remit moneys from the issuance of licenses, tags and permits more often than once each month if:

      (a) The license agent issues licenses, tags and permits in the amount of $12,500 or less each year; and

      (b) The license agent does not use a state computerized licensing system to issue licenses, tags and permits. [1973 c.723 §46; 1975 c.85 §1; 1987 c.345 §2; 1989 c.573 §2]

 

      497.030 [Repealed by 1973 c.723 §130]

 

      497.032 Duplicate licenses, tags and permits. If one or more licenses, tags or permits issued by the State Fish and Wildlife Commission are lost, destroyed or stolen, the holder thereof may submit to the commission a certificate stating that the licenses, tags or permits have been lost, destroyed or stolen, together with the applicable fee under the fee schedule in ORS 497.061 for filing a duplicate certificate. All licenses, tags and permits, issued to the same person, that are identified as being lost, destroyed or stolen may be listed on the same certificate for a single filing fee. If the total of the fees that were paid for all licenses, tags and permits identified in the certificate as lost, destroyed or stolen is less than the applicable fee for filing the certificate, the total fee amount under this section shall be equal to the amount charged for the original licenses, tags and permits. Upon receipt of the certificate and appropriate fee, the commission shall issue to the person the appropriate duplicate licenses, tags and permits that may be used in lieu of the lost, destroyed or stolen licenses, tags and permits. [1973 c.723 §47; 1981 c.445 §3; 1985 c.60 §6; 2009 c.832 §4; 2015 c.779 §11]

 

      497.036 Inspection of licenses, tags, permits and wildlife. The holder of any license, tag or permit to angle, take, hunt or trap must consent to the inspection of any such license, tag or permit and any wildlife taken pursuant to such license, tag or permit:

      (1) By any employee of the State Fish and Wildlife Commission or any person authorized to enforce the wildlife laws.

      (2) By the owner, or the agent of the owner, of any land upon which the license, tag or permit holder is angling for, taking, hunting or trapping any wildlife. [1973 c.723 §48; 1981 c.445 §4; 1991 c.67 §149; 2003 c.656 §5]

 

      497.040 [Amended by 1959 c.272 §1; repealed by 1973 c.723 §130]

 

      497.041 Applications for licenses, tags and permits to include certain statement for applicant attestation. (1) As used in this section, “hunt” and “wildlife” have the meanings given those terms in ORS 496.004.

      (2) Each application for the issuance of a license, tag or permit to hunt wildlife with firearms under the wildlife laws shall include the following statement to which the applicant shall attest prior to the issuance of any license, tag or permit to the applicant:

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      I am not a convicted felon who is prohibited from possessing a firearm under the laws of Oregon or the United States; and

      I am not a person who has been found guilty except for insanity of a felony and who is prohibited from possessing a firearm under the laws of Oregon or the United States.

______________________________________________________________________________ [2011 c.383 §1]

 

      Note: 497.041 was enacted into law by the Legislative Assembly but was not added to or made a part of ORS chapter 497 or any series therein by legislative action. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.

 

      497.050 [Amended by 1967 c.523 §7; repealed by 1973 c.723 §130]

 

      497.060 [Repealed by 1973 c.723 §130]

 

LICENSE, TAG AND PERMIT FEE SCHEDULE

 

      Note: Sections 1 and 1a, chapter 779, Oregon Laws 2015, provide:

      Sec. 1. Legislative purpose. It is the intent of the Legislative Assembly to repeal sections 5 and 6 of this 2015 Act, which provide for increases beginning on January 1, 2020, to the fees listed in the fee schedule under section 2 of this 2015 Act [497.061], if prior to January 1, 2020, the Legislative Assembly adopts by law an alternative mechanism for funding the State Department of Fish and Wildlife that will result in a revenue increase to the department that is equal to or greater than the revenue increase to the department that is anticipated to be realized under the fee increases in section 5 of this 2015 Act. [2015 c.779 §1]

      Sec. 1a. Section 1 of this 2015 Act is repealed on January 2, 2020. [2015 c.779 §1a]

 

      Note: Sections 5 and 6, chapter 779, Oregon Laws 2015, were repealed by section 54, chapter 779, Oregon Laws 2015. Sections 59 and 60, chapter 779, Oregon Laws 2015, were enacted to replace sections 5 and 6, chapter 779, Oregon Laws 2015. The text of section 1, chapter 779, Oregon Laws 2015, was not amended by enactment of the Legislative Assembly to reflect the repeal of sections 5 and 6, chapter 779, Oregon Laws 2015, or the enactment of sections 59 and 60, chapter 779, Oregon Laws 2015.

 

      497.061 License, tag and permit fee schedule. (1) Except as otherwise provided for by law, the State Fish and Wildlife Commission shall charge the fees listed in the fee schedule under this section for the issuance of the specified licenses, tags and permits.

      (2) Fee Schedule:

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Prices shown include agent fees

under ORS 497.022 and dedications

of funds collected as otherwise

prescribed by law.                                                                      Resident    Nonresident      Statutory

                                                                                                   Fee            Fee      Reference

 

HUNTING LICENSES

ANNUAL HUNTING LICENSE                                              $33.50       $167.00      497.102

RESIDENT SENIOR HUNTING LICENSE                            $21.50       -      497.102

RESIDENT DISABLED VET HUNTER LICENSE                FREE        -      497.102

RESIDENT UNIFORMED SERVICES

HUNTER LICENSE                                                                  $17.00       -      497.102

NONRESIDENT THREE-DAY BIRD LICENSE                    -                 $31.50      497.102

 

HUNTING TAGS/VALIDATIONS

DEER TAG                                                                                $27.50       $430.50      497.112

ELK TAG                                                                                  $48.00       $571.00      497.112

SPECIAL ELK TAG (DV/PIONEER)                                      $25.00       -      497.112

BLACK BEAR TAG                                                                 $16.00       $16.00      497.112

TURKEY TAG                                                                          $25.50       $87.50      497.112

ANTELOPE TAG                                                                     $50.00       $384.00      497.112

MOUNTAIN SHEEP TAG                                                       $138.00     $1,469.50      497.112

COUGAR TAG                                                                         $16.00       $16.00      497.112

MOUNTAIN GOAT TAG                                                        $138.00     $1,469.50      497.112

RESIDENT UPLAND BIRD STAMP                                      $9.50         -      497.153

RESIDENT WATERFOWL STAMP                                       $13.00       -      497.151

NONRESIDENT BIRD-WATERFOWL STAMP                   -                 $43.00      497.156

 

FISHING LICENSES/VALIDATIONS

ANNUAL ANGLING LICENSE                                              $41.00       $103.50      497.121

RESIDENT SENIOR ANGLING LICENSE                            $27.00       -      497.121

RESIDENT DISABLED VET ANGLER LICENSE                FREE        -      497.121

ONE-DAY ANGLING LICENSE                                             $21.00       $21.00      497.121

ONE-DAY ANGLING AND SHELLFISH LICENSE             $30.50       $30.50      497.121

TWO-DAY ANGLING LICENSE                                            $38.00       $38.00      497.121

THREE-DAY ANGLING LICENSE                                        $54.50       $54.50      497.121

NONRESIDENT SEVEN-DAY ANGLING LICENSE           -                 $84.50      497.121

ANNUAL COMBINED ANGLING TAG                                $40.50       $60.50      497.121

HATCHERY HARVEST TAG                                                 $28.50       $28.50      497.121

TWO-ROD ANGLING LICENSE                                            $24.50       $24.50      497.121

 

SHELLFISH LICENSES

ANNUAL SHELLFISH LICENSE                                           $10.00       $28.00      497.121

NONRESIDENT THREE-DAY SHELLFISH LICENSE        -                 $19.00      497.121

RESIDENT DISABLED VET SHELLFISH LICENSE           FREE        -      497.121

 

COMBINATION LICENSES

RESIDENT COMBINATION LICENSE                                 $69.00       -      497.132

RESIDENT SPORTSPAC LICENSE                                       $188.50     -      497.132

RESIDENT SENIOR COMBINATION LICENSE                  $44.50       -      497.132

RESIDENT PIONEER COMBINATION LICENSE               $6.00         -      497.132

 

YOUTH LICENSES/VALIDATIONS (ages 12-17)

YOUTH LICENSE                                                                    $10.00       $10.00      497.127

RESIDENT YOUTH SPORTSPAC LICENSE                        $55.00       -      497.132

YOUTH ANNUAL COMBINED ANGLING TAG                 $5.00         $5.00      497.121

YOUTH UPLAND BIRD STAMP                                           $4.00         $4.00      497.153

YOUTH WATERFOWL STAMP                                            $4.00         $4.00      497.151

YOUTH TURKEY TAG                                                           $10.50       $10.50      497.112

YOUTH HUNT/TRAP FUR-BEARERS LICENSE                $17.00       $17.00      497.142

 

MISCELLANEOUS

DUPLICATE CERTIFICATE FILING                                     $25.50       $25.50      497.032

GUIDE TAG :B1EM. DEER                                                    -                 $558.00      497.112

GUIDE TAG :B1EM. ELK                                                       -                 $824.00      497.112

RESIDENT HUNT/TRAP FUR-BEARERS LICENSE           $53.00       -      497.142

NONRESIDENT FUR-TAKERS HUNT/TRAP LICENSE     -                 $395.00      497.142

RESIDENT HUNT FUR-BEARERS LICENSE                      $25.00       -      497.142

PRIVATE HUNTING PRESERVE PERMIT                          $6.50         $13.50      497.102

OUTDOOR CLUB LICENSE                                                   $100.00     $100.00      498.418

LOP REGISTRATION                                                              $33.50       $33.50      496.146

LOP TAG REDISTRIBUTION                                                 $16.50       $16.50      496.146

 

OCCUPATIONAL LICENSES/PERMITS

FUR DEALER LICENSE                                                         $108.00     -      497.258

TAXIDERMIST LICENSE                                                       $108.00     -      497.258

WILDLIFE PROPAGATION LICENSE                                  $56.00       -      497.258

FISH PROPAGATION LICENSE                                            $143.00     -      497.258

PRIVATE HUNTING PRESERVE LICENSE                         $225.00     -      497.258

STURGEON PROPAGATION PERMIT                                 $3,371.00  $3,371.00      497.325

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[2015 c.779 §2; 2015 c.779 §§55,57]

 

      Note 1: The amendments to 497.061 by section 59, chapter 779, Oregon Laws 2015, become operative January 1, 2020. See section 60, chapter 779, Oregon Laws 2015. The text that is operative from January 1, 2020, until January 1, 2027, is set forth for the user’s convenience.

      497.061. (1) Except as otherwise provided for by law, the State Fish and Wildlife Commission shall charge the fees listed in the fee schedule under this section for the issuance of the specified licenses, tags and permits.

      (2) Fee Schedule:

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Prices shown include agent fees

under ORS 497.022 and dedications

of funds collected as otherwise

prescribed by law.                                                                      Resident    Nonresident      Statutory

                                                                                                   Fee            Fee      Reference

 

HUNTING LICENSES

ANNUAL HUNTING LICENSE                                              $34.50       $172.00      497.102

RESIDENT SENIOR HUNTING LICENSE                            $22.00       -      497.102

RESIDENT DISABLED VET HUNTER LICENSE                FREE        -      497.102

RESIDENT UNIFORMED SERVICES

HUNTER LICENSE                                                                  $17.00       -      497.102

NONRESIDENT THREE-DAY BIRD LICENSE                    -                 $32.50      497.102

 

HUNTING TAGS/VALIDATIONS

DEER TAG                                                                                $28.50       $443.50      497.112

ELK TAG                                                                                  $49.50       $588.00      497.112

SPECIAL ELK TAG (DV/PIONEER)                                      $26.00       -      497.112

BLACK BEAR TAG                                                                 $16.50       $16.50      497.112

TURKEY TAG                                                                          $26.50       $90.00      497.112

ANTELOPE TAG                                                                     $51.50       $395.50      497.112

MOUNTAIN SHEEP TAG                                                       $142.00     $1,513.50      497.112

COUGAR TAG                                                                         $16.50       $16.50      497.112

MOUNTAIN GOAT TAG                                                        $142.00     $1,513.50      497.112

RESIDENT UPLAND BIRD STAMP                                      $10.00       -      497.153

RESIDENT WATERFOWL STAMP                                       $13.50       -      497.151

NONRESIDENT BIRD-WATERFOWL STAMP                   -                 $44.50      497.156

 

FISHING LICENSES/VALIDATIONS

ANNUAL ANGLING LICENSE                                              $44.00       $110.50      497.121

RESIDENT SENIOR ANGLING LICENSE                            $29.00       -      497.121

RESIDENT DISABLED VET ANGLER LICENSE                FREE        -      497.121

ONE-DAY ANGLING LICENSE                                             $23.00       $23.00      497.121

ONE-DAY ANGLING AND SHELLFISH LICENSE             $32.50       $32.50      497.121

TWO-DAY ANGLING LICENSE                                            $42.00       $42.00      497.121

THREE-DAY ANGLING LICENSE                                        $59.50       $59.50      497.121

NONRESIDENT SEVEN-DAY ANGLING LICENSE           -                 $93.50      497.121

ANNUAL COMBINED ANGLING TAG                                $46.00       $66.00      497.121

HATCHERY HARVEST TAG                                                 $33.00       $33.00      497.121

TWO-ROD ANGLING LICENSE                                            $28.00       $28.00      497.121

 

SHELLFISH LICENSES

ANNUAL SHELLFISH LICENSE                                           $10.00       $28.00      497.121

NONRESIDENT THREE-DAY SHELLFISH LICENSE        -                 $19.00      497.121

RESIDENT DISABLED VET SHELLFISH LICENSE           FREE        -      197.121

 

COMBINATION LICENSES

RESIDENT COMBINATION LICENSE                                 $73.00       -      497.132

RESIDENT SPORTSPAC LICENSE                                       $196.50     -      497.132

RESIDENT SENIOR COMBINATION LICENSE                  $47.50       -      497.132

RESIDENT PIONEER COMBINATION LICENSE               $6.00         -      497.132

 

YOUTH LICENSES/VALIDATIONS (ages 12-17)

YOUTH LICENSE                                                                    $10.00       $10.00      497.127

RESIDENT YOUTH SPORTSPAC LICENSE                        $55.00       -      497.132

YOUTH ANNUAL COMBINED ANGLING TAG                 $5.00         $5.00      497.121

YOUTH UPLAND BIRD STAMP                                           $4.00         $4.00      497.153

YOUTH WATERFOWL STAMP                                            $4.00         $4.00      497.151

YOUTH TURKEY TAG                                                           $10.50       $10.50      497.112

YOUTH HUNT/TRAP FUR-BEARERS LICENSE                $17.00       $17.00      497.142

 

MISCELLANEOUS

DUPLICATE CERTIFICATE FILING                                     $25.50       $25.50      497.032

GUIDE TAG :B1EM. DEER                                                    -                 $575.00      497.112

GUIDE TAG :B1EM. ELK                                                       -                 $848.00      497.112

RESIDENT HUNT/TRAP FUR-BEARERS LICENSE           $54.50       -      497.142

NONRESIDENT FUR-TAKERS HUNT/TRAP LICENSE     -                 $407.00      497.142

RESIDENT HUNT FUR-BEARERS LICENSE                      $26.00       -      497.142

PRIVATE HUNTING PRESERVE PERMIT                          $6.50         $14.00      497.102

OUTDOOR CLUB LICENSE                                                   $100.00     $100.00      498.418

LOP REGISTRATION                                                              $35.00       $35.00      496.146

LOP TAG REDISTRIBUTION                                                 $17.00       $17.00      496.146

 

OCCUPATIONAL LICENSES/PERMITS

FUR DEALER LICENSE                                                         $111.00     -      497.258

TAXIDERMIST LICENSE                                                       $111.00     -      497.258

WILDLIFE PROPAGATION LICENSE                                  $58.00       -      497.258

FISH PROPAGATION LICENSE                                            $151.50     -      497.258

PRIVATE HUNTING PRESERVE LICENSE                         $232.00     -      497.258

STURGEON PROPAGATION PERMIT                                 $3,573.00  $3,573.00      497.325

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      Note 2: The amendments to 497.061 by section 61, chapter 779, Oregon Laws 2015, become operative January 1, 2027. See section 62, chapter 779, Oregon Laws 2015. The text that is operative on and after January 1, 2027, is set forth for the user’s convenience.

      497.061. (1) Except as otherwise provided for by law, the State Fish and Wildlife Commission shall charge the fees listed in the fee schedule under this section for the issuance of the specified licenses, tags and permits.

      (2) Fee Schedule:

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Prices shown include agent fees

under ORS 497.022 and dedications

of funds collected as otherwise

prescribed by law.                                                                      Resident    Nonresident      Statutory

                                                                                                   Fee            Fee      Reference

 

HUNTING LICENSES

ANNUAL HUNTING LICENSE                                              $34.50       $172.00      497.102

RESIDENT SENIOR HUNTING LICENSE                            $22.00       -      497.102

RESIDENT DISABLED VET HUNTER LICENSE                FREE        -      497.102

RESIDENT UNIFORMED SERVICES

HUNTER LICENSE                                                                  $17.00       -      497.102

NONRESIDENT THREE-DAY BIRD LICENSE                    -                 $32.50      497.102

 

HUNTING TAGS/VALIDATIONS

DEER TAG                                                                                $28.50       $443.50      497.112

ELK TAG                                                                                  $49.50       $588.00      497.112

SPECIAL ELK TAG (DV/PIONEER)                                      $26.00       -      497.112

BLACK BEAR TAG                                                                 $16.50       $16.50      497.112

TURKEY TAG                                                                          $26.50       $90.00      497.112

ANTELOPE TAG                                                                     $51.50       $395.50      497.112

MOUNTAIN SHEEP TAG                                                       $142.00     $1,513.50      497.112

COUGAR TAG                                                                         $16.50       $16.50      497.112

MOUNTAIN GOAT TAG                                                        $142.00     $1,513.50      497.112

RESIDENT UPLAND BIRD STAMP                                      $10.00       -      497.153

RESIDENT WATERFOWL STAMP                                       $13.50       -      497.151

NONRESIDENT BIRD-WATERFOWL STAMP                   -                 $44.50      497.156

 

FISHING LICENSES/VALIDATIONS

ANNUAL ANGLING LICENSE                                              $43.00       $109.00      497.121

RESIDENT SENIOR ANGLING LICENSE                            $29.00       -      497.121

RESIDENT DISABLED VET ANGLER LICENSE                FREE        -      497.121

ONE-DAY ANGLING LICENSE                                             $22.50       $22.50      497.121

ONE-DAY ANGLING AND SHELLFISH LICENSE             $32.50       $32.50      497.121

TWO-DAY ANGLING LICENSE                                            $42.00       $42.00      497.121

THREE-DAY ANGLING LICENSE                                        $59.50       $59.50      497.121

NONRESIDENT SEVEN-DAY ANGLING LICENSE           -                 $92.00      497.121

ANNUAL COMBINED ANGLING TAG                                $46.00       $66.00      497.121

HATCHERY HARVEST TAG                                                 $33.00       $33.00      497.121

TWO-ROD ANGLING LICENSE                                            $28.00       $28.00      497.121

 

SHELLFISH LICENSES

ANNUAL SHELLFISH LICENSE                                           $10.00       $28.00      497.121

NONRESIDENT THREE-DAY SHELLFISH LICENSE        -                 $19.00      497.121

RESIDENT DISABLED VET SHELLFISH LICENSE           FREE        -      197.121

 

COMBINATION LICENSES

RESIDENT COMBINATION LICENSE                                 $72.00       -      497.132

RESIDENT SPORTSPAC LICENSE                                       $196.50     -      497.132

RESIDENT SENIOR COMBINATION LICENSE                  $47.50       -      497.132

RESIDENT PIONEER COMBINATION LICENSE               $6.00         -      497.132

 

YOUTH LICENSES/VALIDATIONS (ages 12-17)

YOUTH LICENSE                                                                    $10.00       $10.00      497.127

RESIDENT YOUTH SPORTSPAC LICENSE                        $55.00       -      497.132

YOUTH ANNUAL COMBINED ANGLING TAG                 $5.00         $5.00      497.121

YOUTH UPLAND BIRD STAMP                                           $4.00         $4.00      497.153

YOUTH WATERFOWL STAMP                                            $4.00         $4.00      497.151

YOUTH TURKEY TAG                                                           $10.50       $10.50      497.112

YOUTH HUNT/TRAP FUR-BEARERS LICENSE                $17.00       $17.00      497.142

 

MISCELLANEOUS

DUPLICATE CERTIFICATE FILING                                     $25.50       $25.50      497.032

GUIDE TAG :B1EM. DEER                                                    -                 $575.00      497.112

GUIDE TAG :B1EM. ELK                                                       -                 $848.00      497.112

RESIDENT HUNT/TRAP FUR-BEARERS LICENSE           $54.50       -      497.142

NONRESIDENT FUR-TAKERS HUNT/TRAP LICENSE     -                 $407.00      497.142

RESIDENT HUNT FUR-BEARERS LICENSE                      $26.00       -      497.142

PRIVATE HUNTING PRESERVE PERMIT                          $6.50         $14.00      497.102

OUTDOOR CLUB LICENSE                                                   $100.00     $100.00      498.418

LOP REGISTRATION                                                              $35.00       $35.00      496.146

LOP TAG REDISTRIBUTION                                                 $17.00       $17.00      496.146

 

OCCUPATIONAL LICENSES/PERMITS

FUR DEALER LICENSE                                                         $111.00     -      497.258

TAXIDERMIST LICENSE                                                       $111.00     -      497.258

WILDLIFE PROPAGATION LICENSE                                  $58.00       -      497.258

FISH PROPAGATION LICENSE                                            $151.50     -      497.258

PRIVATE HUNTING PRESERVE LICENSE                         $232.00     -      497.258

STURGEON PROPAGATION PERMIT                                 $3,573.00  $3,573.00      497.325

 

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      497.070 [Repealed by 1959 c.341 §2]

 

LICENSE, TAG AND PERMIT REQUIREMENTS

 

      497.071 Dedication of certain license, tag and permit fee increases. The Legislative Assembly finds it imperative that the wildlife resources of the State of Oregon be augmented to a level sufficient to provide Oregonians the recreational benefits of hunting and angling, an abundance of wildlife, and the reasonable expectation that their efforts will result in the taking of game or fish. The intent of this legislation is to provide adequate revenue to the State Fish and Wildlife Commission whereby game mammal herds and game fish populations may be increased for the benefit of Oregon hunters and anglers. Concomitant with the purposes for which the Legislative Assembly approves this legislation, the State Fish and Wildlife Commission is directed to expend the revenues created by this section and ORS 497.102 to 497.134 in achieving wildlife management objectives including, but not limited to the following:

      (1) Habitat management.

      (2) Predator control.

      (3) Replenishment of fish and game populations.

      (4) Reduction of the anadromous bag limit.

      (5) Adjustment of seasons and deadlines to protect returning anadromous adults.

      (6) Supplemental wildlife feeding.

      (7) Protection of game mammals and game birds with characteristics of high reproductive potential.

      (8) Enforcement of closings necessitated by herd or population depletion.

      (9) Expansion of the road and access closure program when necessary to reduce hunting pressure in specific areas. [1975 c.454 §1]

 

      497.072 [1955 c.216 §1; repealed by 1959 c.341 §2]

 

      497.075 General license, tag and permit requirements; exemptions. (1) Except as provided in subsections (2), (3) and (4) of this section, no person shall angle for, take, hunt or trap, or assist another in angling for, taking, hunting or trapping, any wildlife unless the person has in possession such valid licenses, tags and permits therefor as the State Fish and Wildlife Commission issues.

      (2) An angling or shellfish license is not required:

      (a) Of a person younger than 12 years of age. However, each such person who angles for salmon, steelhead trout, sturgeon or halibut must have in possession a valid annual youth combined angling tag to angle for salmon, steelhead trout, sturgeon and halibut while so angling.

      (b) Of a resident person to angle or take shellfish on land owned by that person. However, each such person who angles for salmon, steelhead trout, sturgeon or halibut must have in possession a valid annual combined angling tag to angle for salmon, steelhead trout, sturgeon and halibut while so angling.

      (c) Of a resident person to angle or take shellfish on land owned by a member of the person’s immediate family and upon which the person resides. However, each such person who angles for salmon, steelhead trout, sturgeon or halibut must have in possession a valid annual combined angling tag to angle for salmon, steelhead trout, sturgeon and halibut while so angling.

      (d) Of a person to take crayfish or freshwater clams.

      (3) A hunting license is not required:

      (a) Of a person younger than 12 years of age to hunt wildlife, except those species for which a tag or permit is required by the wildlife laws or by any rule promulgated pursuant thereto.

      (b) Of a resident person to hunt wildlife, except those species of wildlife for which a tag or permit is required by the wildlife laws or by any rule promulgated pursuant thereto, on land upon which the person resides and is owned by the person or a member of the person’s immediate family.

      (c) Of a person who holds a valid trapping license to take, by any means involving the use of a weapon, fur-bearing mammals during authorized trapping seasons or predators.

      (d) Of a person to take wildlife pursuant to ORS 498.012, notwithstanding any other provision of this subsection.

      (4) A trapping license is not required:

      (a) Of a resident person to trap fur-bearing mammals or predators, except those species for which a tag or permit is required by the wildlife laws or any rule promulgated pursuant thereto, on land upon which the person resides and is owned by the person or a member of the person’s immediate family.

      (b) Of a person younger than 12 years of age to trap fur-bearing mammals or predators, except those species for which a tag or permit is required by the wildlife laws or by any rule promulgated pursuant thereto.

      (c) Of a person to trap wildlife that is not protected by the wildlife laws or the laws of the United States. [1973 c.723 §49; 1975 c.214 §1; 1985 c.60 §3; 1999 c.1006 §3; 2003 c.656 §6; 2015 c.779 §12]

 

      497.079 Open fishing and shellfish taking days. Notwithstanding ORS 497.075, 497.121 and 497.132, the State Fish and Wildlife Commission may issue, up to four times each year, an order that authorizes individuals to angle for fish or take shellfish in the waters of this state without the licenses or tags, or without the licenses and tags otherwise required by law, on any two consecutive days. [1989 c.344 §2; 1995 c.177 §1; 2003 c.656 §7; 2015 c.764 §1]

 

      497.080 [Repealed by 1973 c.723 §130]

 

      497.090 [Repealed by 1965 c.295 §3]

 

      497.100 [1959 c.692 §§2, 3(1), (3); 1961 c.536 §2; 1971 c.446 §5; repealed by 1973 c.723 §130]

 

      497.102 Hunting licenses and permits. (1) The State Fish and Wildlife Commission is authorized to issue, upon application, to persons desiring to hunt wildlife the following licenses and permits and shall charge the applicable fees under the fee schedule in ORS 497.061:

      (a) Resident annual hunting license to hunt wildlife.

      (b) Nonresident annual hunting license to hunt wildlife.

      (c) Resident annual senior citizen hunting license to hunt wildlife for persons 70 years of age or older who have resided in the state for not less than five years prior to the date of application.

      (d) Resident disabled veteran hunting license to hunt wildlife for a person who files with the commission written proof that the last official certification of record by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs or any branch of the Armed Forces of the United States shows the person to be at least 25 percent disabled.

      (e) Resident uniformed services hunting license to hunt wildlife for a person who is a resident member of the uniformed services as defined in ORS 497.006.

      (f) Resident annual private hunting preserve permit to hunt privately owned hunting preserve game birds.

      (g) Nonresident annual private hunting preserve permit to hunt privately owned hunting preserve game birds.

      (h) Nonresident hunting license to hunt migratory waterfowl and upland birds for three consecutive days.

      (2) The hunting preserve permits referred to in subsection (1)(f) and (g) of this section are in lieu of the hunting licenses required by the wildlife laws. [1973 c.723 §50; 1975 c.454 §2; 1979 c.218 §1; 1979 c.377 §1a; 1979 c.774 §2c; 1981 c.445 §5; 1987 c.255 §1; 1991 c.67 §150; 1991 c.661 §1; 1993 c.659 §20; 1999 c.667 §2; 1999 c.1006 §4; amendments by 1999 c.1006 §14 repealed by 2001 c.949 §1; 2001 c.571 §§2,3; 2003 c.644 §1; 2009 c.41 §22; 2009 c.832 §5; 2015 c.779 §13]

 

      Note: See second note under 497.121.

 

      497.110 [Amended by 1955 c.358 §1; 1967 c.278 §1; 1971 c.446 §6; repealed by 1973 c.723 §130]

 

      497.112 Hunting tags; restrictions; violation reporting; rules. (1) The State Fish and Wildlife Commission is authorized to issue, upon application, to persons desiring to hunt wildlife the following general tags and shall charge the applicable fees under the fee schedule in ORS 497.061:

      (a) Resident annual elk tag to hunt elk.

      (b) Nonresident annual elk tag to hunt elk.

      (c) Special annual elk tag for holders of pioneer combination licenses or disabled veteran hunting licenses to hunt elk.

      (d) Resident annual deer tag to hunt deer.

      (e) Nonresident annual deer tag to hunt deer.

      (f) Resident annual black bear tag to hunt black bear.

      (g) Nonresident annual black bear tag to hunt black bear.

      (h) Resident annual mountain sheep tag to hunt mountain sheep.

      (i) Nonresident annual mountain sheep tag to hunt mountain sheep.

      (j) Resident annual mountain goat tag to hunt mountain goat.

      (k) Nonresident annual mountain goat tag to hunt mountain goat.

      (L) Resident annual cougar tag to hunt cougar.

      (m) Nonresident annual cougar tag to hunt cougar.

      (n) Resident annual antelope tag to hunt antelope.

      (o) Nonresident annual antelope tag to hunt antelope.

      (p) Resident annual turkey tag to hunt turkey.

      (q) Resident annual youth turkey tag to hunt turkey.

      (r) Nonresident annual youth turkey tag to hunt turkey.

      (s) Nonresident annual turkey tag to hunt turkey.

      (t) Outfitter and guide annual deer tag for a nonresident to hunt deer.

      (u) Outfitter and guide annual elk tag for a nonresident to hunt elk.

      (2)(a) Notwithstanding ORS 496.146 (10), the commission is authorized to issue each year one special tag that is auctioned to the highest bidder in a manner prescribed by the commission for each of the following:

      (A) Mountain sheep;

      (B) Antelope; and

      (C) Mountain goat.

      (b) In addition to the tags referred to in paragraph (a) of this subsection, the commission is authorized to issue each year one special tag that is raffled in a manner prescribed by the commission for each of the following:

      (A) Mountain sheep;

      (B) Antelope; and

      (C) Mountain goat.

      (c) Moneys received under this subsection for:

      (A) Mountain sheep tags shall be placed in the Mountain Sheep Subaccount established in ORS 496.303;

      (B) Antelope tags shall be placed in the Antelope Subaccount established in ORS 496.303; and

      (C) Mountain goat tags shall be placed in the Mountain Goat Subaccount established in ORS 496.303.

      (d) Notwithstanding ORS 496.146 (10), the commission, upon the recommendation of the Access and Habitat Board to fulfill the board’s charge of providing incentives to increase public access and habitat improvements to private land, is authorized to issue each year up to 10 elk and 10 deer tags to hunt deer or elk. The tags shall be auctioned or raffled to the highest bidder in a manner prescribed by the commission. The Access and Habitat Board, in recommending any tags, shall include a proposal as to the land on which each tag can be used and a percentage of funds received from the tags that may revert to the landowner if the tag is limited to private land. However, the percentage cannot be more than 50 percent and the programs must, by written agreement, provide for public access and habitat improvements.

      (3) The tags referred to in subsection (1) of this section are in addition to and not in lieu of the hunting licenses required by law.

      (4) The commission may, at the time of issue only, indorse upon the tags referred to in subsection (1) of this section an appropriate designation indicating whether it is for a game animal to be taken with bow and arrow or with firearms, at the choice of the applicant. The commission may prescribe by rule that the holder of such a tag is not authorized to take the game animal by any other means than the tag so indorsed.

      (5) Except as provided in subsection (6) of this section, a person is not eligible to obtain, in a lifetime, more than one controlled hunt tag issued by the commission to hunt mountain sheep and one controlled hunt tag issued by the commission to hunt mountain goat.

      (6) A person is eligible to obtain mountain sheep tags, antelope tags or mountain goat tags described in subsection (2)(a) and (b) of this section, regardless of whether the person has previously taken a mountain sheep, antelope or mountain goat or previously obtained a mountain sheep tag, antelope tag or mountain goat tag issued pursuant to subsection (1) or (2)(a) or (b) of this section.

      (7) The number of nonresident mountain goat tags and nonresident mountain sheep tags shall be decided by the commission, but:

      (a) The number of nonresident mountain goat tags may not be less than five percent nor more than 10 percent of all mountain goat tags issued.

      (b) The number of nonresident mountain sheep tags may not be less than five percent nor more than 10 percent of all mountain sheep tags issued.

      (8) The number of tags issued by drawing under subsection (1)(g), (m) and (o) of this section shall be decided by the commission, but for each class of tag so issued, the number may not be more than three percent of all tags of that class issued for hunting in a particular area except one nonresident tag may be issued for each hunt when the number of authorized tags is less than 35.

      (9) The number of tags issued by drawing under subsection (1)(b) and (e) of this section shall be decided by the commission, but for each class of tag so issued, the number may not be more than five percent of all tags of that class issued for hunting in a particular area except one nonresident tag may be issued for each hunt when the number of authorized tags is fewer than 35. The commission shall set the percentage by rule each year after holding a public hearing.

      (10) If a controlled hunt for game mammals is undersubscribed during the primary controlled hunt drawing, the commission may issue the unallocated tags to licensed hunters at up to four times the standard tag fee on a first-come, first-served basis. This controlled hunt tag program shall be in addition to and not replace any existing controlled hunt tag program.

      (11) The commission by rule may authorize the issuance of free tags to hunt antelope, deer and elk to provide an incentive to increase compliance with hunting reporting requirements.

      (12) The commission shall implement a program to encourage persons to report violations of the wildlife laws. The program shall include, but need not be limited to, provisions for offering a person either preference points in a scaled system determined by the commission, or a cash reward, for information leading to citations or arrest for unlawful take, possession or waste of antelope, bear, cougar, deer, elk, moose, mountain goat, mountain sheep or wolf. [1973 c.723 §53; 1975 c.454 §3; 1975 c.487 §1a; 1979 c.715 §1; 1981 c.445 §6; 1985 c.60 §1; 1987 c.255 §2; 1991 c.364 §1; 1991 c.661 §2; 1993 c.336 §1; 1993 c.659 §21; 1997 c.225 §1; 1997 c.341 §1; 1999 c.624 §1; 1999 c.685 §1; 1999 c.1006 §5; amendments by 1999 c.1006 §15 repealed by 2001 c.949 §1; 2003 c.612 §1; 2003 c.644 §2; 2009 c.832 §6; 2011 c.523 §1; 2015 c.779 §14; 2017 c.144 §1; 2017 c.174 §1]

 

      497.115 [1971 c.530 §3; repealed by 1973 c.723 §130]

 

      497.120 [Amended by 1955 c.358 §2; 1957 c.148 §1; 1959 c.221 §1; 1961 c.536 §1; 1967 c.278 §2; 1971 c.446 §7; repealed by 1973 c.723 §130]

 

      497.121 Angling and shellfish licenses and tags. (1) The State Fish and Wildlife Commission is authorized to issue, upon application, to persons desiring to angle for fish or take shellfish the following licenses and tags and shall charge the applicable fees under the fee schedule in ORS 497.061:

      (a) Resident annual angling license.

      (b) Nonresident annual angling license.

      (c) Nonresident angling license to angle for seven consecutive days.

      (d) Angling license to angle for one day.

      (e) Angling and shellfish license to angle and take shellfish for one day.

      (f) Angling license to angle for two days.

      (g) Angling license to angle for three days.

      (h) Resident annual shellfish license.

      (i) Nonresident annual shellfish license.

      (j) Nonresident three-day shellfish license.

      (k) Two rod angling license for anglers who also hold a valid annual angling license.

      (L) Resident annual senior citizen angling license for persons 70 years of age or older who have resided in the state for not less than five years prior to the date of application.

      (m) Resident disabled veteran angling license for a person who files with the commission written proof that the last official certification of record by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs or by any branch of the Armed Forces of the United States shows the person to be at least 25 percent disabled.

      (n) Resident disabled veteran shellfish license for a person who files with the commission written proof that the last official certification of record by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs or by any branch of the Armed Forces of the United States shows the person to be at least 25 percent disabled.

      (o) Resident annual combined angling tag to angle for salmon, steelhead trout, sturgeon and halibut.

      (p) Nonresident annual combined angling tag to angle for salmon, steelhead trout, sturgeon and halibut.

      (q) Annual youth combined angling tag for persons under 18 years of age to angle for salmon, steelhead trout, sturgeon and halibut.

      (r) Renewable tag to angle for hatchery salmon and steelhead.

      (2) Any person who holds a valid permanent angling license for persons who are blind or a permanent angling license for persons in a wheelchair issued by the commission before January 1, 2000, need not obtain a resident annual angling license under this section.

      (3) The annual combined angling tags to angle for salmon, steelhead trout, sturgeon and halibut referred to in subsection (1)(o), (p), (q) and (r) of this section are in addition to and not in lieu of the angling licenses required by the wildlife laws. However, an annual combined angling tag to angle for salmon, steelhead trout, sturgeon and halibut is not required of a person who holds a valid angling license referred to in subsection (1)(c) to (g) of this section. [1973 c.723 §51; 1975 c.34 §1; 1975 c.454 §4; 1979 c.377 §2; 1981 c.445 §7; 1983 c.740 §202; 1985 c.60 §2; 1985 c.390 §1; 1991 c.67 §151; 1991 c.435 §1; 1993 c.619 §1; 1999 c.25 §5; 1999 c.1006 §6; amendments by 1999 c.1006 §16 repealed by 2001 c.949 §1; 2001 c.94 §§2,3; 2001 c.571 §§4,5; 2003 c.644 §3; 2003 c.656 §8; 2007 c.70 §277; 2009 c.41 §23; 2009 c.425 §2; 2009 c.832 §7; 2015 c.779 §15]

 

      Note: Section 4, chapter 512, Oregon Laws 1989, provides:

      Sec. 4. Special dedication of fees through 2019. Notwithstanding any other provision of the wildlife laws and during the period beginning January 1, 1998, and ending December 31, 2019, of the moneys received from the sale of the following licenses, the following amounts shall be deposited as provided for in ORS 496.283:

      (1) Resident annual combination license issued under ORS 497.132, $4.

      (2) Resident annual angling license issued under ORS 497.121 (1)(a), $4.

      (3) Angling license to angle for one day issued under ORS 497.121 (1)(d), $2.

      (4) Angling and shellfish license to angle and take shellfish for one day issued under ORS 497.121 (1)(e), $2.

      (5) Angling license to angle for two days issued under ORS 497.121 (1)(f), $2.

      (6) Angling license to angle for three days issued under ORS 497.121 (1)(g), $2.

      (7) Nonresident annual angling license issued under ORS 497.121 (1)(b), $10.

      (8) Nonresident angling license to angle for seven consecutive days issued under ORS 497.121 (1)(c), $5. [1989 c.512 §4; 1991 c.184 §1; 1993 c.619 §3; 1997 c.8 §9; 1999 c.1006 §11; 2003 c.643 §1; 2009 c.765 §1; 2015 c.779 §16]

 

      Note: Section 19, chapter 659, Oregon Laws 1993, provides:

      Sec. 19. Special dedication of fees through 2019. Notwithstanding any other provision of the wildlife laws and during the period beginning January 1, 1994, and ending December 31, 2019, of the moneys received from the sale of the following licenses, the following amounts shall be deposited as provided for in ORS 496.242:

      (1) Resident annual combination license issued under ORS 497.132, $4.

      (2) Resident annual hunting license issued under ORS 497.102 (1)(a), $4.

      (3) Nonresident annual hunting license issued under ORS 497.102 (1)(b), $4. [1993 c.659 §19; 1997 c.246 §1; 1999 c.1006 §12; 2003 c.203 §1; 2009 c.291 §1; 2015 c.779 §17]

 

      Note: Section 3, chapter 734, Oregon Laws 2015, provides:

      Sec. 3. Special dedication of fees through 2026. Notwithstanding any other provision of the wildlife laws and during the period beginning January 1, 2016, and ending December 31, 2026, of the moneys received from the sale of the following licenses, the following amounts shall be deposited in the Oregon Hatchery Research Center Fund:

      (1) Resident annual combination license issued under ORS 497.132, $1.

      (2) Resident annual angling license issued under ORS 497.121 (1)(a), $1.

      (3) Angling license to angle for one day issued under ORS 497.121 (1)(d), $0.50.

      (4) Nonresident annual angling license issued under ORS 497.121 (1)(b), $1.50.

      (5) Nonresident angling license to angle for seven consecutive days issued under ORS 497.121 (1)(c), $1.50. [2015 c.734 §3; 2015 c.779 §52]

 

      497.122 [1955 c.474 §1; repealed by 1957 c.148 §2]

 

      497.123 Hatchery harvest tag rules. The State Fish and Wildlife Commission shall adopt rules for the issuance of hatchery harvest tags to persons holding an annual angling license and an annual tag to angle for salmon and steelhead. The rules shall allow persons holding a hatchery harvest tag to angle for 10 fin clipped or otherwise marked returning hatchery salmon and steelhead. [2001 c.94 §1]

 

      Note: 497.123 was enacted into law by the Legislative Assembly but was not added to or made a part of ORS chapter 497 or any series therein by legislative action. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.

 

      497.124 Special dedication of fees to Fish Screening Subaccount. Notwithstanding any other provision of the wildlife laws, of the moneys received from the sale of the following licenses, 75 cents from the sale of each license shall be credited to the Fish Screening Subaccount under ORS 496.303:

      (1) Resident annual combination license issued under ORS 497.132.

      (2) Resident annual angling license issued under ORS 497.121 (1)(a).

      (3) Angling license to angle for one day issued under ORS 497.121 (1)(d).

      (4) Angling and shellfish license to angle and take shellfish for one day issued under ORS 497.121 (1)(e).

      (5) Angling license to angle for two days issued under ORS 497.121 (1)(f).

      (6) Angling license to angle for three days issued under ORS 497.121 (1)(g).

      (7) Nonresident annual angling license issued under ORS 497.121 (1)(b).

      (8) Nonresident angling license to angle for seven consecutive days issued under ORS 497.121 (1)(c). [1991 c.858 §15; 1993 c.619 §4; 1995 c.426 §4; 1999 c.25 §6; 2009 c.832 §8; 2015 c.779 §19]

 

      Note: 497.124 was added to and made a part of ORS chapter 497 by legislative action but was not added to any smaller series therein. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.

 

      497.125 [1959 c.692 §3(2); repealed by 1973 c.723 §130]

 

      497.127 Youth licenses. The State Fish and Wildlife Commission is authorized to issue, upon application, youth licenses for resident and nonresident persons at least 12 years of age and under 18 years of age and shall charge the applicable fee under the fee schedule in ORS 497.061. The youth license shall be equivalent to, and authorize the purchaser to engage in the activities authorized by, the following adult licenses:

      (1) Resident annual hunting license;

      (2) Resident annual angling license; and

      (3) Resident annual shellfish license. [2015 c.779 §21]

 

      Note: 497.127 was added to and made a part of ORS chapter 497 by legislative action but was not added to any smaller series therein. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.

 

      Note: Section 22, chapter 779, Oregon Laws 2015, provides:

      Sec. 22. For the period beginning January 1, 2016, and ending December 31, 2021, the youth license under section 21 of this 2015 Act [497.127] and the pioneer combination license under ORS 497.132 shall include authorization for the purchaser to engage in angling activities for which an endorsement to fish for salmon, steelhead or sturgeon in the Columbia Basin under ORS 496.146 is required. [2015 c.779 §22]

 

      497.130 [Amended by 1967 c.278 §3; repealed by 1973 c.723 §130]

 

      497.132 Combined licenses for residents. (1)(a) In lieu of issuing to resident persons separate licenses for hunting and angling, the State Fish and Wildlife Commission is authorized to issue resident annual combination hunting and angling licenses, and charge the applicable fee under the fee schedule in ORS 497.061.

      (b) In lieu of issuing to resident senior citizens separate licenses for hunting and angling, the commission is authorized to issue resident annual senior citizen combination hunting and angling licenses for persons 70 years of age or older who have resided in the state for not less than five years prior to the date of application.

      (2) The commission is authorized to issue, upon application, resident annual pioneer combination hunting and angling licenses for persons who will be 65 years of age or older in the license year and who have resided in the state for not less than 50 years prior to the date of application, and to charge the applicable fee under the fee schedule in ORS 497.061. The resident annual pioneer combination license shall be equivalent to, and authorize the purchaser to engage in the activities authorized by, a resident annual combination license.

      (3)(a) In lieu of issuing to resident persons separate licenses and tags for various hunting and angling activities, the commission is authorized to issue resident annual sportspac licenses and shall charge the applicable fee under the fee schedule in ORS 497.061. The purchaser of each sportspac license is authorized to engage in those hunting and angling activities for which the following licenses and tags are required:

      (A) Combination license;

      (B) Black bear tag;

      (C) Cougar tag;

      (D) General season elk tag;

      (E) General season deer tag;

      (F) Upland bird stamp;

      (G) Oregon migratory waterfowl stamp;

      (H) Turkey tag;

      (I) Annual combined angling tag to angle for salmon, steelhead trout, sturgeon and halibut; and

      (J) Resident annual shellfish license.

      (b) The holder of each sportspac license who wishes to engage in hunting or angling activities for which permits are required that are limited by quota must participate in the process for allocation of the permits in the same manner as all other permit applicants. However, if the holder of a sportspac license is unsuccessful in obtaining a permit limited by quota for a particular activity, the holder will be issued a tag valid for any general season for that species.

      (c) Notwithstanding any other provision of the wildlife laws, of the moneys received from the sale of sportspac licenses:

      (A) Four dollars from each license shall be credited to the subaccount referred to in ORS 496.242.

      (B) Four dollars from each license shall be credited to the subaccount referred to in ORS 496.283.

      (C) Seventy-five cents from each license shall be credited to the Fish Screening Subaccount established under ORS 496.303.

      (D) Twenty-five cents from each license shall be credited to the Fish Passage Fund established under ORS 497.139.

      (4)(a) In lieu of issuing to resident persons at least 12 years of age and under 18 years of age separate licenses and tags for hunting and angling, the commission is authorized to issue resident annual youth sportspac licenses for persons at least 12 years of age and under 18 years of age and shall charge the applicable fee under the fee schedule in ORS 497.061. The purchaser of each youth sportspac license is authorized to engage in those hunting and angling activities for which the following licenses and tags are required:

      (A) Youth license;

      (B) Black bear tag;

      (C) Cougar tag;

      (D) General season elk tag;

      (E) General season deer tag;

      (F) Youth upland bird stamp;

      (G) Youth Oregon migratory waterfowl stamp;

      (H) Youth turkey tag; and

      (I) Annual youth combined angling tag for persons under 18 years of age to angle for salmon, steelhead trout, sturgeon and halibut.

      (b) The holder of each resident annual youth sportspac license who wishes to engage in hunting or angling activities for which permits are required that are limited by quota must participate in the process for allocation of the permits in the same manner as all other permit applicants. However, if the holder of a resident annual youth sportspac license is unsuccessful in obtaining a permit limited by quota for a particular activity, the holder will be issued a tag valid for any general season for that species.

      (c) Notwithstanding any other provision of the wildlife laws, of the moneys received from the sale of resident annual youth sportspac licenses:

      (A) One dollar from each license shall be credited to the subaccount referred to in ORS 496.242.

      (B) One dollar from each license shall be credited to the subaccount referred to in ORS 496.283.

      (C) Seventy-five cents from each license shall be credited to the Fish Screening Subaccount established under ORS 496.303.

      (D) Twenty-five cents from each license shall be credited to the Fish Passage Fund established under ORS 497.139. [1973 c.723 §52; 1975 c.454 §5; 1981 c.445 §8; 1987 c.255 §3; 1991 c.661 §3; 1993 c.619 §2; 1997 c.341 §2; 1999 c.59 §161; 1999 c.1006 §7; amendments by 1999 c.1006 §17 repealed by 2001 c.949 §1; 2001 c.822 §§8,8a; 2003 c.644 §4; 2009 c.291 §2; 2009 c.765 §2; 2009 c.832 §9; 2015 c.779 §23]

 

      Note: See notes under 497.121.

 

      497.134 Voluntary contributions. (1) The State Fish and Wildlife Commission may provide a means for persons to make voluntary contributions to be used for special fish and wildlife management programs, including programs to improve access for recreational angling. The commission may seek voluntary contributions in conjunction with the sale of hunting and angling licenses and tags or by such other means as the commission considers appropriate.

      (2) If the commission implements an electronic licensing system, the commission shall provide a means for persons to make voluntary contributions in conjunction with the sale of licenses and tags referred to in ORS 497.121 (1). All such voluntary contributions received by the commission may be expended only for projects for which applications are made pursuant to ORS 496.450. [1985 c.391 §2; 1989 c.204 §1; 1999 c.25 §7; 1999 c.1006 §8]

 

      497.136 Uses of certain fee increases. The moneys received from the fee increases prescribed in the amendments to ORS 497.121 and 497.132 and section 4, chapter 512, Oregon Laws 1989, and section 15, chapter 858, Oregon Laws 1991, by sections 1 to 4, chapter 619, Oregon Laws 1993, shall be used by the State Department of Fish and Wildlife for recreational fishing activities, including fish hatchery production, freshwater fish programs, groundfish sampling, fish research projects, Oregon State Police Game Bureau enforcement, a name and address database, and the Hatchery Maintenance Information System. [1993 c.619 §6]

 

      497.138 Special dedication of fees to Fish Passage Fund. Notwithstanding any other provision of the wildlife laws, of the moneys received from the sale of the following licenses, 25 cents from the sale of each license shall be credited to the Fish Passage Fund established under ORS 497.139:

      (1) Resident annual combination hunting and angling license issued under ORS 497.132.

      (2) Resident annual angling license issued under ORS 497.121 (1)(a).

      (3) Angling license to angle for one day issued under ORS 497.121 (1)(d).

      (4) Angling and shellfish license to angle and take shellfish for one day issued under ORS 497.121 (1)(e).

      (5) Angling license to angle for two days issued under ORS 497.121 (1)(f).

      (6) Angling license to angle for three days issued under ORS 497.121 (1)(g).

      (7) Nonresident annual angling license issued under ORS 497.121 (1)(b).

      (8) Nonresident angling license to angle for seven consecutive days issued under ORS 497.121 (1)(c). [2009 c.832 §17; 2015 c.779 §24]

 

      497.139 Fish Passage Fund. The Fish Passage Fund is established in the State Treasury, separate and distinct from the General Fund. Interest earned by the Fish Passage Fund shall be credited to the fund. Moneys in the fund are continuously appropriated to the State Department of Fish and Wildlife for purposes related to fish passage. [2009 c.832 §14]

 

      Note: 497.139 was enacted into law by the Legislative Assembly but was not added to or made a part of ORS chapter 497 or any series therein by legislative action. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.

 

      497.140 [Amended by 1963 c.263 §1; repealed by 1973 c.723 §130]

 

      497.141 Fish Passage Restoration Subaccount; sources; uses. (1) There is created a Fish Passage Restoration Subaccount within the Fish Passage Fund established under ORS 497.139. Fees described in ORS 543.765 (14) shall be paid into the subaccount. The State Department of Fish and Wildlife may solicit and accept additional moneys for crediting to the subaccount, including but not limited to federal funds, appropriations, donations, grants from nongovernmental entities and moneys from other public or private sources. Any interest earned by moneys within the subaccount shall be credited to the subaccount.

      (2) The department shall use the subaccount moneys to fund priority fish passage restoration projects. The department shall give priority to the funding of projects on the statewide inventory of artificial obstructions priority list described in ORS 509.585, with an emphasis on those statewide priority list projects that also pay fees under ORS 543.765 (14), and give priority to projects that have the ability to leverage matching dollars. The department may not use subaccount moneys to fund culvert projects or projects that are state-owned structures. The department may not expend more than six percent of the annual contributions to the subaccount to pay staffing costs associated with the advancement of capital projects funded by the subaccount. [2013 c.674 §1]

 

      Note: 497.141 was enacted into law by the Legislative Assembly but was not added to or made a part of ORS chapter 497 or any series therein by legislative action. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.

 

      497.142 Fur-bearer trapping or hunting license and tag. (1) The State Fish and Wildlife Commission is authorized to issue, upon application, to persons desiring to take fur-bearing mammals the following licenses and shall charge the applicable fee under the fee schedule in ORS 497.061:

      (a) Resident annual license to trap or hunt fur-bearing mammals.

      (b) Annual youth license to trap or hunt fur-bearing mammals.

      (c) Resident annual license to hunt fur-bearing mammals.

      (d) Nonresident annual fur-takers license to trap or hunt fur-bearing mammals.

      (2) The commission is authorized to issue, upon application, fur-bearer annual tags to take fur-bearing mammals.

      (3) The tags referred to in subsection (2) of this section are in addition to and not in lieu of the licenses referred to in subsection (1)(c) and (d) of this section. [1973 c.723 §55; 1979 c.774 §1; 1987 c.255 §4; 2009 c.832 §10; 2015 c.779 §25]

 

      497.145 [1965 c.295 §2; repealed by 1973 c.723 §130]

 

      497.146 Trapper education program; when certificate required; exceptions. (1) The State Fish and Wildlife Commission, by rule, shall prescribe and administer a trapper education program to provide instruction in the proper use of trapping equipment. The program may also include instruction on wildlife and natural resource conservation, firearms safety, first aid and survival and such other subjects as the commission considers desirable to promote good outdoor conduct and respect for the rights and property of others. The commission may cooperate and enter into agreements with other public or private agencies and individuals in carrying out the provisions of this section.

      (2) Except as provided in subsection (3) of this section, no person shall trap mammals with commercial fur value unless the person has in possession a certificate issued by the commission indicating that the person has satisfactorily completed a course in trapper education prescribed or approved by the commission. However, the commission shall issue the certificate automatically, without the necessity of completing the course, to any person who has previously held a valid trapping license issued by the commission and who is 18 years of age or older on July 1, 1986.

      (3) The certificate referred to in subsection (2) of this section is not required of a person to trap mammals with commercial fur value on land owned or leased by that person or a member of that person’s immediate family.

      (4) Nothing in this section is intended to prevent any person or the persons’ agent from taking mammals with commercial fur value that are damaging livestock or agricultural crops on lands the person owns or leases.

      (5) As used in this section, “mammals with commercial fur value” means badger, beaver, bobcat, coyote, red fox, gray fox, marten, mink, muskrat, nutria, opossums, raccoon, river otter, striped skunk, spotted skunk and weasel. [1979 c.774 §4; 1985 c.467 §1]

 

      497.147 [1967 c.251 §2; repealed by 1973 c.723 §130]

 

      497.150 [Amended by 1955 c.153 §1; 1957 c.54 §1; 1969 c.382 §1; repealed by 1973 c.723 §130]

 

      497.151 Annual migratory waterfowl stamp; effect of purchase by nonresident. (1)(a) The State Fish and Wildlife Commission is authorized to issue, upon application, to resident persons desiring to hunt migratory waterfowl an annual migratory waterfowl stamp and shall charge the applicable fee under the fee schedule in ORS 497.061.

      (b) The commission is authorized to issue, upon application, to resident and nonresident persons at least 12 years of age and under 18 years of age desiring to hunt migratory waterfowl an annual youth migratory waterfowl stamp and shall charge the applicable fee under the fee schedule in ORS 497.061.

      (2) The stamps referred to in subsection (1) of this section are in addition to and not in lieu of the hunting licenses required by ORS 497.102 and 497.127.

      (3) A migratory waterfowl stamp is not required of a person younger than 12 years of age.

      (4) ORS 497.016 to 497.026 and 497.036 apply to the stamps referred to in subsection (1) of this section.

      (5) Nothing in this section is intended to prevent nonresident persons 18 years of age or older from purchasing resident migratory waterfowl stamps for stamp collecting or other purposes. However, possession of a resident migratory waterfowl stamp does not authorize a nonresident 18 years of age or older to hunt migratory waterfowl. [1983 c.801 §2; 1993 c.659 §22; 1999 c.1006 §9; amendments by 1999 c.1006 §18 repealed by 2001 c.949 §1; 2009 c.832 §11; 2015 c.779 §26]

 

      497.153 Annual upland bird stamp; effect of purchase by nonresident. (1)(a) The State Fish and Wildlife Commission is authorized to issue, upon application, to resident persons desiring to hunt upland birds an annual upland bird stamp and shall charge the applicable fee under the fee schedule in ORS 497.061.

      (b) The commission is authorized to issue, upon application, to resident and nonresident persons at least 12 years of age and under 18 years of age desiring to hunt upland birds an annual youth upland bird stamp and shall charge the applicable fee under the fee schedule in ORS 497.061.

      (2) The stamps referred to in subsection (1) of this section are in addition to and not in lieu of the hunting licenses required by ORS 497.102 and 497.127.

      (3) An upland bird stamp is not required of a person younger than 12 years of age.

      (4) ORS 497.016 to 497.026 and 497.036 apply to the stamps referred to in subsection (1) of this section.

      (5) Nothing in this section is intended to prevent nonresident persons 18 years of age or older from purchasing resident upland bird stamps for stamp collecting or other purposes. However, possession of a resident upland bird stamp does not authorize a nonresident 18 years of age or older to hunt upland birds. [1989 c.406 §4; 1993 c.659 §23; 2009 c.832 §12; 2015 c.779 §27]

 

      497.156 Annual nonresident bird-waterfowl stamp. (1) The State Fish and Wildlife Commission is authorized to issue, upon application, to nonresident persons 18 years of age or older desiring to hunt either migratory waterfowl or upland birds an annual bird-waterfowl stamp and shall charge the applicable fee under the fee schedule in ORS 497.061.

      (2) The stamp referred to in subsection (1) of this section is in addition to and not in lieu of the hunting licenses required by ORS 497.102.

      (3) Notwithstanding subsection (1) of this section, a bird-waterfowl stamp is not required of:

      (a) A person younger than 12 years of age;

      (b) A nonresident person at least 12 years of age and under 18 years of age who holds an annual youth migratory waterfowl stamp and an annual youth upland bird stamp; or

      (c) A nonresident hunter on a private hunting preserve who holds an annual private hunting preserve permit issued under ORS 497.102.

      (4) ORS 497.016 to 497.026 and 497.036 apply to the stamp referred to in subsection (1) of this section. [1993 c.659 §25; 1999 c.667 §3; 1999 c.1006 §10; amendments by 1999 c.1006 §19 repealed by 2001 c.949 §1; 2009 c.832 §13; 2015 c.779 §28]

 

      497.158 Mail and Internet license renewal. The State Fish and Wildlife Commission shall adopt a system for renewing licenses issued under ORS 497.102, 497.121, 497.127 and 497.132 through the mail and the World Wide Web. [2001 c.559 §2; 2015 c.779 §49]

 

      Note: 497.158 was added to and made a part of the wildlife laws by legislative action but was not added to ORS chapter 497 or any series therein. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.

 

      497.160 [Amended by 1953 c.79 §2; 1955 c.295 §1; 1969 c.506 §1; repealed by 1973 c.723 §130]

 

SPECIAL LICENSES

 

      497.162 Angling and shellfish licenses for persons in state care or persons receiving certain services. (1) Upon application of the Oregon Youth Authority, the Oregon Health Authority or the Department of Human Services, the State Fish and Wildlife Commission shall issue, without fee, a license to angle for the temporary use of any person in a state institution as described in ORS 179.610, any student in a youth correction facility or related camps or programs operated by the Oregon Youth Authority, any child placed by the department and under the care of a foster home or a child-caring agency licensed, certified or otherwise authorized by the department under ORS 418.205 to 418.327, any person in an alternative to state hospitalization program as described in ORS 430.630 (2)(b) or (c), or any person receiving services under ORS 430.664. The licenses issued under this subsection shall be in bearer form and, subject to applicable laws and regulations relating to angling, shall be used as the agency applying for the license directs.

      (2) Upon application of the Department of Human Services, the commission shall issue, without fee, a license to take shellfish for the temporary use of any child placed by the department and under the care of a foster home or a child-caring agency licensed, certified or otherwise authorized by the department under ORS 418.205 to 418.327. The licenses issued under this subsection shall be in bearer form and, subject to applicable laws and regulations relating to taking shellfish, shall be used as the department directs.

      (3) Upon application of the director of any veteran’s administration hospital or domiciliary within this state, the commission shall issue, without fee, to each hospital or domiciliary 30 licenses to angle or to take shellfish for the temporary use of any person who is a patient or resident in the hospital or domiciliary. The licenses issued under this subsection shall be in bearer form and, subject to applicable laws and regulations relating to angling and to taking shellfish, shall be used as the director of the hospital or domiciliary provides. [Formerly 497.840; 1977 c.492 §1; 1979 c.70 §1; 1997 c.249 §178; 1999 c.59 §162; 2001 c.900 §207; 2003 c.656 §16; 2009 c.595 §982; 2011 c.720 §207; 2016 c.106 §53]

 

      497.170 Columbia River Indians; free hunting and fishing licenses. The State Fish and Wildlife Commission shall furnish a permanent hunting and angling license, without payment of fee, to all Columbia River Indians who are eligible to hunt and angle under the terms of the Treaty of 1855 between the Columbia River Indians and the United States of America. The chief authority of the Columbia River Indians shall furnish from time to time to the commission a list of all Indians who have become eligible, and shall certify under oath that the Indians named in the list are included in the terms of the treaty. [Amended by 1973 c.723 §56]

 

      497.175 [1969 c.506 §3; repealed by 1973 c.723 §130]

 

      497.200 [1973 c.723 §58; 1979 c.615 §2; repealed by 1979 c.615 §4]

 

      497.208 [Formerly 497.760; repealed by 1979 c.615 §4]

 

      497.210 [Amended by 1955 c.109 §2; repealed by 1973 c.723 §130]

 

OCCUPATIONAL LICENSES; REQUIREMENTS

 

      497.218 Fur dealer license; records. (1) No person shall engage in the business of buying the skins or pelts of any fur-bearing mammal unless the person has first obtained from the State Fish and Wildlife Commission a fur dealer license.

      (2) Every fur dealer shall maintain a record of transactions involving the skins or pelts of fur-bearing mammals. The record shall be in such form and contain such information as the commission, by rule, prescribes to accurately indicate the date, type and number of skins or pelts received and the name and address of the person with whom such transaction was made. [1973 c.723 §60]

 

      497.220 [Repealed by 1955 c.109 §1]

 

      497.228 Wildlife propagation license; grounds for license denial; records; rules. (1) No person shall engage in the business of propagating game birds or game mammals for sale unless a wildlife propagation license is first obtained from the State Department of Fish and Wildlife.

      (2) The State Fish and Wildlife Commission may refuse to issue a license to an applicant if the commission finds that the conduct of the wildlife propagation business would tend to be harmful to existing wildlife populations.

      (3) The commission, by rule, may prescribe requirements for the care, inspection, transportation and the sale, taking or other disposition of the game birds or game mammals and for such record keeping and reporting procedures as will insure that the propagation activities are conducted in such manner as will not be harmful to existing wildlife populations. [1973 c.723 §61; 1987 c.139 §1]

 

      497.230 [Amended by 1967 c.431 §2; repealed by 1973 c.723 §130]

 

      497.238 Taxidermy license; records. (1) No person shall engage in the business of taxidermy unless the person first obtains from the State Fish and Wildlife Commission a taxidermist license.

      (2) Every licensed taxidermist shall maintain a record of the taxidermy work the person performs. The record shall be in such form and contain such information as the commission, by rule, prescribes to accurately indicate the date, type and number of wildlife species received for taxidermy work and the name and address of the persons from whom the wildlife species were received. [1973 c.723 §62]

 

      497.240 [Repealed by 1973 c.723 §130]

 

      497.248 Private hunting preserve license; requirements for preserve; rules; records. (1) No person shall engage in the business of operating a private hunting preserve for the hunting of privately owned or propagated game birds unless the person first obtains from the State Fish and Wildlife Commission a private hunting preserve license.

      (2) The commission shall issue a private hunting preserve license to an applicant therefor if the commission finds that the operation of the preserve will meet the following requirements:

      (a) The preserve is on one continuous tract of land owned by the applicant or leased by the applicant and contains:

      (A) Not more than 640 acres, if the preserve is located in the area west of the summit of the Cascade Mountains; or

      (B) Not more than 1,280 acres, if the preserve is located in the area east of the summit of the Cascade Mountains.

      (b) The preserve is located at least one-half mile from any other licensed private hunting preserve.

      (c) No portion of the preserve is located closer than one-half mile to any park, wilderness area, refuge or wildlife management area operated by any agency of the state or federal government.

      (d) The exterior boundaries of the preserve are clearly defined and posted with signs erected around the extremity at intervals of 1,320 feet or less. The signs shall comply with requirements prescribed by the State Department of Fish and Wildlife.

      (e) The applicant has facilities to propagate or hold not less than 500 of each wildlife species to be released for hunting.

      (f) The applicant will not prevent or attempt to prevent public hunting on lands adjacent to the preserve.

      (3)(a) The commission, by rule, shall prescribe the time, manner and place of hunting on private preserves, the wildlife species to be hunted, requirements for the care and marking of wildlife raised on the preserve, the release of wildlife received from another state, the procedures for marking indigenous wildlife incidentally taken on the preserve and the fees therefor, and record keeping and reporting procedures.

      (b) Pursuant to paragraph (a) of this subsection, the commission shall:

      (A) Allow private hunting preserve operators to use plastic poultry leg bands for marking wildlife species to be released for hunting.

      (B) Allow the transportation of game birds killed on a private hunting preserve if the birds are cleaned, wrapped, packaged and accompanied by a transportation form from the preserve that states the number and sex of the birds being transported.

      (C) Require private hunting preserve operators to have at least 10 resident private hunting preserve permits, 10 nonresident private hunting preserve permits and 10 wild bird seals. This requirement shall apply to each operator, regardless of the number of preserves operated by that person.

      (4) No person shall hunt on a private hunting preserve unless the person first obtains from the commission a hunting license or a private hunting preserve permit. [1973 c.723 §63; 1999 c.667 §4; 2001 c.151 §1; 2001 c.161 §1; 2003 c.616 §1]

 

      497.249 Revocation or refusal to renew private hunting preserve license. (1) In addition to the penalties provided in ORS 496.992, the State Department of Fish and Wildlife may revoke or refuse to renew a license issued under ORS 497.248 if the operator fails to comply with any provision of ORS 497.248 or any rule adopted by the State Fish and Wildlife Commission in relation to the operation of private hunting preserves.

      (2) A new license may not be issued to a person whose license has been revoked unless it appears to the satisfaction of the department that the person will comply with the provisions of ORS 497.248 and the rules adopted by the commission in relation to the operation of private hunting preserves.

      (3) Notwithstanding subsection (1) of this section, the department may not revoke a license for a first violation.

      (4) Prior to revoking or refusing to renew a license, the department shall serve written notice, in the manner prescribed for contested case proceedings pursuant to ORS 183.415, on the operator of the private hunting preserve, ordering the operator to:

      (a) Notify the department within 30 days of the service of the notice if the operator seeks a review of the proposed revocation or refusal to renew the license in the manner provided for contested case proceedings in ORS 183.413 to 183.470; and

      (b) Set forth in any notification under paragraph (a) of this subsection the operator’s reasons why the license should be renewed or not be revoked.

      (5) At the conclusion of a contested case proceeding conducted by the department pursuant to subsection (4) of this section, an operator may petition the commission for a review of the determination by the department. [2001 c.151 §3]

 

      Note: 497.249 was added to and made a part of the wildlife laws by legislative action but was not added to ORS chapter 497 or any series therein. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.

 

      497.250 [Amended by 1959 c.692 §11; repealed by 1973 c.723 §130]

 

      497.252 Fish propagation license; terms and conditions; rules; applicability of other licensing laws. (1) Except as provided in ORS 508.700 to 508.745 and 622.220, no person shall engage in the business of propagating game fish or food fish for sale unless a fish propagation license is first obtained from the State Department of Fish and Wildlife.

      (2) The State Fish and Wildlife Commission may refuse to issue a license to an applicant if the commission finds that the conduct of the fish propagation business would tend to be harmful to existing game fish or food fish populations.

      (3) The commission, by rule, may prescribe requirements for the care, inspection, transportation and the sale, taking or other disposition of the game fish or food fish, and for such record keeping and reporting procedures as will insure that the propagation activities are conducted in such manner as will not be harmful to existing game fish or food fish populations.

      (4) Persons propagating the following food fish under the license prescribed in subsection (1) of this section are exempt from the licensing provisions of ORS 508.025 and 508.035:

      (a) Food fish raised entirely in, then harvested from facilities which are enclosed or designed to prevent escape and from which the fish are not released for natural rearing.

      (b) Food fish harvested from the wild under licenses prescribed in ORS 508.025 and 508.035 and on which the appropriate fee has been paid at the time holding or rearing commences in the licensed fish propagation facility.

      (5) As used in this section, food fish has the meaning as defined in ORS 506.011. [1987 c.139 §3; 1991 c.701 §16]

 

      497.258 Licensing authority. The State Department of Fish and Wildlife is authorized to issue, upon application, to persons desiring to engage in the following occupations the following licenses and shall charge the applicable fees under the fee schedule in ORS 497.061:

      (1) Resident annual fur dealer license.

      (2) Resident annual taxidermist license.

      (3) Resident annual wildlife propagation license.

      (4) Resident annual fish propagation license.

      (5) Resident annual private hunting preserve license. [1973 c.723 §54; 1979 c.615 §3; 1985 c.565 §79; 1987 c.139 §4; 2009 c.832 §15; 2015 c.779 §29]

 

      497.260 [Amended by 1969 c.61 §1; repealed by 1973 c.723 §130]

 

      497.268 Inspection of occupational licenses. The holder of any license issued pursuant to ORS 497.218 to 497.248 shall consent to the inspection by any person authorized to enforce the wildlife laws of any such license and any records the holder is required to keep by the wildlife laws or any rule promulgated pursuant thereto. [1973 c.723 §64]

 

      497.270 [Amended by 1971 c.55 §1; repealed by 1973 c.723 §130]

 

      497.275 [1971 c.55 §2; repealed by 1973 c.723 §130]

 

      497.280 [Amended by 1971 c.658 §24; repealed by 1973 c.723 §130]

 

      497.285 [1961 c.335 §§2, 3, 4; 1969 c.501 §1; 1971 c.743 §397; repealed by 1973 c.723 §130]

 

      497.290 [Amended by 1971 c.658 §25; repealed by 1973 c.723 §130]

 

SPECIAL PERMITS

 

      497.298 Scientific taking permit; rules. (1) Any person desiring to take wildlife for scientific purposes shall first obtain from the State Fish and Wildlife Commission a scientific taking permit. The commission, by rule, shall prescribe a procedure for applying for permits and the form thereof, and shall prescribe the terms and conditions of taking wildlife under the permit to insure that wildlife taken pursuant to the permit will be used only for scientific purposes.

      (2) No person who holds a scientific taking permit shall violate any of the terms or conditions of the permit.

      (3) As used in this section, “scientific purposes” means the study or examination of wildlife for the acquisition of knowledge thereof. [1973 c.723 §65]

 

      497.308 Wildlife holding and habitat removal permits; rules. (1) No person shall remove from its natural habitat or acquire and hold in captivity any live wildlife in violation of the wildlife laws or of any rule promulgated pursuant thereto.

      (2) The State Fish and Wildlife Commission may promulgate rules to carry out the provisions of subsection (1) of this section that include but are not limited to:

      (a) Providing for the issuance and form of permits for the holding or removal from habitat of wildlife.

      (b) Prescribing the wildlife species for which holding or habitat removal permits are required.

      (c) Prescribing the terms and conditions of holding wildlife and removing wildlife from habitat to insure the humane care and treatment of the wildlife.

      (3) No person to whom a wildlife holding or removal from habitat permit has been issued shall violate any of the terms or conditions thereof. [1973 c.723 §66]

 

      497.312 Special restrictions on holding coyotes. (1) Any rules promulgated by the State Fish and Wildlife Commission pursuant to ORS 497.308 that authorize the acquisition and holding in captivity of a coyote must require, among other matters:

      (a) That the holder of the permit obtain for the animal rabies inoculations;

      (b) That the animal must at all times wear an identification tag issued by the commission;

      (c) That the holder of the permit notify the commission upon the death or the sale, transfer, removal from the state or other disposition of the animal;

      (d) That the holder of the permit not abandon the animal; and

      (e) That the holder of the permit cause the animal to be neutered.

      (2) The holder of a permit referred to in subsection (1) of this section is subject to the same liability and other requirements of ORS 609.135 to 609.190 as provided for dogs.

      (3) The holder of any permit referred to in subsection (1) of this section shall at all times be able to demonstrate to the satisfaction of the commission that the holder has physical custody of the animal or evidence of the death or other disposition of the animal in compliance with the provisions of this section and ORS 497.308.

      (4) Nothing in this section or in ORS 497.308 authorizes the acquisition and holding in captivity of any coyote not held in captivity at the State Fish and Wildlife Facility at Pendleton before September 10, 1976, or held pursuant to a scientific taking permit issued pursuant to ORS 497.298. [1977 c.247 §2]

 

      497.318 Revocation of scientific taking or wildlife holding and habitat removal permits. In accordance with any applicable provision of ORS chapter 183, the State Fish and Wildlife Commission may revoke a permit issued pursuant to ORS 497.298 or 497.308 if the commission determines that the holder of the permit has violated any of the terms or conditions thereof. Revocation of a permit is in addition to and not in lieu of any other penalty provided by law for violation of the terms or conditions of the permit. [1973 c.723 §67]

 

      497.325 Sturgeon hatchery operation permits; conditions; permit restrictions; rules. (1) A person may not operate a fish hatchery for those members of the family Acipenseridae, commonly known as green sturgeon or white sturgeon, without holding a permit therefor from the State Fish and Wildlife Commission.

      (2) Any permit issued pursuant to this section shall be subject to such terms and conditions as the commission considers appropriate to protect, perpetuate and enhance the sturgeon population of the Columbia River and other waters of this state.

      (3) The commission by rule shall specify:

      (a) The number of permits under this section that may be issued each calendar year;

      (b) The method for allocating the permits; and

      (c) The standards and criteria under which a permit must be exercised.

      (4) When issuing a permit under this section, the commission may impose any additional conditions that the commission deems necessary to ensure compliance with this section.

      (5)(a) A permit issued under this section for a fish hatchery operated for commercial purposes may not authorize the use of green sturgeon or white sturgeon broodstock taken from the wild.

      (b) The commission shall annually collect the applicable fee under the fee schedule in ORS 497.061 for any permit issued under this section that allows the artificial propagation of green sturgeon or white sturgeon for commercial purposes. Payment of a fee under this subsection satisfies the payment of the fee required for a fish propagation license under ORS 497.252. [1989 c.1038 §2; 2007 c.342 §1; 2015 c.779 §30]

 

      497.327 Priority for certain applications for permit for sturgeon hatchery operation. When considering an application for a permit under ORS 497.325, the State Fish and Wildlife Commission shall, to the greatest extent practicable, give priority to any person who holds a permit on December 31, 2007, unless the commission finds good cause not to give such priority. [2007 c.342 §2]

 

      Note: 497.327 was enacted into law by the Legislative Assembly but was not added to or made a part of ORS chapter 497 or any series therein by legislative action. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.

 

      497.330 [1989 c.1038 §3; repealed by 2007 c.342 §5]

 

JUVENILE RESTRICTIONS

 

      497.350 Hunting restriction; generally. (1) No person younger than 12 years of age shall hunt antelope, black bear, cougar, deer, elk, mountain goat, mountain sheep or moose.

      (2) No person younger than 14 years of age shall hunt with a firearm or bow and arrow unless the person is accompanied by an adult, or is hunting on land owned by the parent or legal guardian of the person. [1973 c.723 §68]

 

      497.360 Hunter safety certificate; training program; youth hunter mentoring program; rules. (1) No person younger than 18 years of age shall hunt wildlife, except on the person’s own land or land owned by the parent or legal guardian of the person, unless the person:

      (a) Has in possession a certificate, issued by the State Fish and Wildlife Commission or by an agency of another state, stating that the person has satisfactorily completed a course prescribed or approved by the commission in the safe handling of lawful hunting weapons; or

      (b) Is participating in a supervised hunt as provided in subsection (3) of this section.

      (2) The commission, by rule, shall prescribe and administer a hunter safety training program to provide instruction in the safe handling of lawful hunting weapons. The program may also include instruction on wildlife and natural resource conservation, first aid and survival and such other subjects as the commission considers desirable to promote good outdoor conduct and respect for the rights and property of others. The commission may cooperate and enter into agreements with other public or private agencies and individuals in carrying out the provisions of this subsection. The Department of State Police and the Department of Education are directed to cooperate with the commission in carrying out the provisions of this section.

      (3)(a) The commission, by rule, shall prescribe and administer a youth hunter mentoring program that allows a person who is between nine and 16 years of age to hunt while in the presence of a supervisory hunter who is 21 years of age or older and who holds the appropriate licenses, tags and permits issued pursuant to the wildlife laws. Only one lawful hunting weapon may be carried during a supervised hunt under this subsection. A person participating in a supervised hunt under this subsection may hunt wildlife under the same conditions applicable to the supervisory hunter’s licenses, tags and permits.

      (b) The commission, by rule, may prescribe any relevant safety and ethical standards for participation in a supervised hunt under this subsection. [1973 c.723 §69; 2007 c.352 §1; 2017 c.77 §1]

 

LICENSE VIOLATIONS AND PENALTIES

 

      497.400 Prohibited conduct. No person shall:

      (1) Apply for, obtain or possess for personal use or for the use of any other person more licenses, tags or permits issued by the State Fish and Wildlife Commission than are authorized for personal use during the current year by the wildlife laws and rules promulgated pursuant thereto.

      (2) Alter, borrow, loan or transfer to another person any license, tag or permit issued by the commission.

      (3) In applying for a license, tag or permit issued by the commission, knowingly make any false statement of any information required by the application regarding the person in whose name the license, tag or permit is to be issued.

      (4) Possess any license, tag or permit that has been altered, borrowed, loaned or transferred or for which any false statements were knowingly made in applying therefor.

      (5) Apply for or obtain any license, tag or permit issued by the commission when civil damages due pursuant to ORS 496.705 or when moneys due the State Department of Fish and Wildlife from court-ordered restitutions for violations of the wildlife laws have not been paid. [1973 c.723 §70; 1981 c.108 §2; 1987 c.213 §3]

 

      497.410 [Amended by 1959 c.692 §12; 1971 c.446 §8; repealed by 1973 c.723 §130]

 

      497.415 Revocation or denial of licenses, tags or permits for wildlife law violations or failure to comply with citation. (1) When any person is convicted of a violation of law or any rule adopted pursuant thereto or otherwise fails to comply with the requirements of a citation in connection with such violation as provided in subsection (2) of this section, the court may order the State Fish and Wildlife Commission to revoke all licenses, tags and permits issued to that person pursuant to the wildlife laws. Revocation of licenses, tags and permits is in addition to and not in lieu of other penalties provided by law.

      (2) The license, tag and permit revocation provisions of subsection (1) of this section apply to the following persons:

      (a) Any person who is convicted of a violation of the wildlife laws, or any rule adopted pursuant thereto, or who otherwise fails to comply with the requirements of a citation in connection with any such offense.

      (b) Any person who is convicted of a violation of ORS 164.245, 164.255, 164.265, 164.345, 164.354 or 164.365 committed while the person was angling, taking shellfish, hunting or trapping or who otherwise fails to comply with the requirements of a citation in connection with any such offense.

      (c) Any person who is convicted of a violation of ORS 166.630 or 166.638 committed while hunting or who otherwise fails to comply with the requirements of a citation in connection with any such offense.

      (3) When a court orders the revocation of a license, tag or permit pursuant to this section, the court shall take up any such licenses, tags and permits and forward them, together with a copy of the revocation order, to the commission. Upon receipt thereof, the commission shall cause revocation of the appropriate licenses, tags and permits in accordance with the court order.

      (4) For purposes of the Wildlife Violator Compact:

      (a) The commission shall suspend a violator’s license as defined in ORS 496.750 for failure to comply with the terms of a citation from a party state. A copy of a report of failure to comply from the licensing authority of the issuing state shall be conclusive evidence. Suspension under this paragraph commences on the date the commission issues a final order pursuant to the provisions of ORS chapter 183 to suspend the license in this state. The period of suspension under this paragraph is the period provided by Oregon law or such longer period as provided by commission rule based on the period of suspension imposed by the party state.

      (b) The commission shall revoke a violator’s license as defined in ORS 496.750 for a conviction in a party state. A report of conviction from the licensing authority of the issuing state shall be conclusive evidence. Revocation under this paragraph commences on the date the commission issues a final order pursuant to the provisions of ORS chapter 183 to revoke the license in this state. The period of revocation under this paragraph is the period provided by Oregon law or such longer period as provided by commission rule based on the period of revocation imposed by the party state.

      (5)(a) No person who has had a license, tag or permit revoked pursuant to this section for the first time shall apply for or obtain another such license, tag or permit for the period of 36 months from the date the court or commission ordered the revocation.

      (b) Upon having a license, tag or permit revoked for a second time pursuant to this section, no person shall apply for or obtain another such license, tag or permit for the period of five years.

      (c) Upon having a license, tag or permit revoked for a third or subsequent time pursuant to this section, a person is prohibited from applying for or obtaining another such license, tag or permit.

      (6)(a) If a person convicted of conduct described in subsection (2) of this section does not possess at the time of conviction those licenses, tags and permits issued pursuant to the wildlife laws that the court would have revoked pursuant to this section, the court shall specify by order those licenses, tags and permits that would have been revoked and shall forward a copy of the order to the commission. No person who is the subject of such a court order shall apply for, possess or obtain another such license, tag or permit for the period of 36 months from the date of the order.

      (b) Upon being the subject of a court order under this subsection for a second time, no person shall apply for or obtain another such license, tag or permit for the period of five years.

      (c) Upon being the subject of a court order under this subsection for a third time, a person is prohibited from applying for or obtaining another such license, tag or permit. [1973 c.723 §71; 1975 c.578 §4; 1977 c.350 §4; 1979 c.603 §3; 1981 c.900 §2; 1981 c.901 §3; 1983 c.740 §203; 1989 c.1056 §3; 1999 c.1051 §273; 2003 c.656 §9; 2007 c.257 §1; 2009 c.778 §5; 2010 c.58 §1; 2011 c.597 §64]

 

      497.420 [Repealed by 1973 c.723 §130]

 

      497.423 Outfitter or guide unlawfully taking or killing wildlife. (1) In addition to any other penalty authorized by law, a court may order the State Fish and Wildlife Commission to revoke all licenses, tags and permits issued to a person in the manner provided for in ORS 497.415 if the person:

      (a) Is, as provided for in ORS 496.992, convicted of a violation of the wildlife laws, or any rule adopted pursuant to the wildlife laws, that involves the taking or killing of wildlife with a culpable mental state; and

      (b) Was, at the time the violation occurred, acting or offering to act as an outfitter and guide subject to registration with the State Marine Board pursuant to ORS 704.020.

      (2) Notwithstanding ORS 497.415 (5), upon having a license, tag or permit revoked under subsection (1) of this section, a person is prohibited from applying for or obtaining another such license, tag or permit. [2017 c.293 §2]

 

      Note: 497.423 was added to and made a part of the wildlife laws by legislative action but was not added to ORS chapter 497 or any series therein. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.

 

      497.425 [1973 c.723 §71a; repealed by 1979 c.615 §4]

 

      497.430 [Amended by 1959 c.692 §13; repealed by 1973 c.723 §130]

 

      497.435 [1975 c.578 §2; 1977 c.350 §5; 1989 c.1056 §4; repealed by 2009 c.778 §7]

 

      497.440 [Repealed by 1973 c.723 §130]

 

      497.441 Prohibited activities by those whose license, tag or permit has been revoked. No person who has had a license, tag or permit revoked pursuant to ORS 497.415 shall engage in the activity for which the license, tag or permit is required:

      (1) During the remainder of the period for which the license, tag or permit was issued; or

      (2) During the period for which the person is prohibited by law from applying for or obtaining another such license, tag or permit. [1981 c.86 §2; 2009 c.778 §6]

 

      497.450 [Amended by 1959 c.692 §14; repealed by 1973 c.723 §130]

 

      497.460 [Amended by 1959 c.692 §15; repealed by 1973 c.723 §130]

 

      497.470 [Repealed by 1973 c.723 §130]

 

      497.505 [Amended by 1957 c.259 §1; renumbered 496.006]

 

      497.510 [Amended by 1955 c.172 §1; 1959 c.329 §1; 1965 c.72 §1; repealed by 1973 c.723 §130]

 

      497.520 [Amended by 1955 c.171 §1; 1957 c.50 §1; 1959 c.329 §2; repealed by 1973 c.723 §130]

 

      497.530 [Amended by 1955 c.170 §1; 1959 c.329 §3; 1965 c.72 §2; repealed by 1973 c.723 §130]

 

      497.540 [Amended by 1955 c.173 §1; 1965 c.72 §3; repealed by 1973 c.723 §130]

 

      497.550 [Repealed by 1955 c.280 §2]

 

      497.555 [1963 c.275 §1; repealed by 1973 c.723 §130]

 

      497.560 [Amended by 1967 c.278 §4; repealed by 1973 c.723 §130]

 

      497.570 [Repealed by 1973 c.723 §130]

 

      497.580 [Repealed by 1955 c.280 §2]

 

      497.590 [Repealed by 1973 c.723 §130]

 

      497.600 [Repealed by 1973 c.723 §130]

 

      497.610 [Amended by 1967 c.278 §5; repealed by 1973 c.723 §130]

 

      497.620 [Repealed by 1973 c.723 §130]

 

      497.625 [1963 c.275 §2; repealed by 1973 c.723 §130]

 

      497.630 [Repealed by 1955 c.280 §2]

 

      497.640 [Repealed by 1973 c.723 §130]

 

      497.650 [1955 c.280 §1; 1973 c.95 §4; repealed by 1973 c.723 §130]

 

PREDATORY ANIMAL CONTROL

 

      497.655 Voluntary contributions; county predatory animal control program; State Department of Fish and Wildlife duties. (1) As used in this section:

      (a) “Fur-bearing mammal,” “hunt” and “wildlife” have the meanings given those terms in ORS 496.004.

      (b) “Predatory animals” means those animals listed in ORS 610.002, black bears, cougars, fur-bearing mammals and gray wolves.

      (2)(a) Each application for the purchase and issuance of a license, tag or permit to hunt wildlife pursuant to ORS 497.102 or 497.112 must include a separate section under which the applicant may make a voluntary contribution to be used for predatory animal control, to the extent allowable under federal and state law, in the county or counties in which the license, tag or permit allows the person to hunt.

      (b) A voluntary contribution made under this section does not convey a privilege to hunt wildlife, and is considered separate from any moneys paid by the applicant for the issuance of a license, tag or permit.

      (c) Before developing a predatory animal control program, a county shall consult with the State Department of Fish and Wildlife or the State Department of Agriculture, depending on the predatory animals that are part of the program.

      (d) Voluntary contributions received under this section shall be deposited in the Wildlife Conservation Fund established under ORS 497.660.

      (3)(a) The State Department of Fish and Wildlife shall keep track of voluntary contributions made under this section. Each quarter the department shall pay to each county in which hunting took place under a license, tag or permit issued under the wildlife laws an amount equal to the total of the voluntary contributions made in association with applications for licenses, tags or permits allowing persons to hunt in the county.

      (b) If a license, tag or permit allows the holder to hunt in an area that includes land within more than one county, the department shall designate a proportionate share of any voluntary contribution under this section to each county based on the percentage of the area that is in each county. [2011 c.728 §1]

 

      Note: 497.655 and 497.660 were enacted into law by the Legislative Assembly but were not added to or made a part of ORS chapter 497 or any series therein by legislative action. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.

 

      497.660 Wildlife Conservation Fund; sources; uses. (1) The Wildlife Conservation Fund is established in the State Treasury, separate and distinct from the General Fund. Interest earned by the Wildlife Conservation Fund shall be credited to the fund. Moneys in the fund are continuously appropriated to the State Department of Fish and Wildlife to be paid to counties as provided in ORS 497.655.

      (2) The Wildlife Conservation Fund shall consist of voluntary contributions received by the State Department of Fish and Wildlife pursuant to ORS 497.655. [2011 c.728 §2]

 

      Note: See note under 497.655.

 

      497.710 [Repealed by 1973 c.723 §130]

 

      497.720 [Repealed by 1973 c.723 §130]

 

      497.730 [Amended by 1967 c.166 §1; 1971 c.517 §1; repealed by 1973 c.723 §130]

 

      497.740 [Amended by 1967 c.523 §8; repealed by 1973 c.723 §130]

 

      497.750 [Amended by 1959 c.204 §1; 1963 c.129 §1; 1967 c.523 §9; repealed by 1973 c.723 §130]

 

      497.760 [Amended by 1959 c.217 §1; 1967 c.501 §1; 1973 c.723 §59; renumbered 497.208]

 

      497.770 [Repealed by 1973 c.723 §130]

 

      497.780 [Amended by 1967 c.523 §10; repealed by 1973 c.723 §130]

 

      497.790 [Amended by 1967 c.523 §11; repealed by 1973 c.723 §130]

 

      497.800 [Repealed by 1973 c.723 §130]

 

      497.810 [Amended by 1953 c.365 §3; repealed by 1973 c.723 §130]

 

      497.820 [Amended by 1953 c.365 §3; repealed by 1973 c.723 §130]

 

      497.830 [Repealed by 1973 c.723 §130]

 

      497.840 [1965 c.224 §1; 1971 c.62 §1; 1973 c.723 §57; renumbered 497.162]

 

      497.990 [Subsection (7) of 1965 Replacement Part enacted as 1955 c.295 §2; 1959 c.352 §2; subsection (8) of 1965 Replacement Part enacted as 1961 c.335 §5; 1967 c.523 §2; repealed by 1973 c.723 §130]

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