Full Title Name:  Oregon Administrative Rules Compilation. Chapter 635. Department of Fish and Wildlife. Division 65. Game Mammal General Seasons and Regulations. 635-065-0740. Hunting Prohibited

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Country of Origin:  United States Citation:  OAR 635-065-0740 Last Checked:  May, 2021
Summary: It is unlawful in Oregon to engage in computer-assisted hunting (Internet hunting) or provide or operate facilities for computer-assisted hunting in Oregon. As used in this act, “computer-assisted hunting” (Internet hunting) means the use of a computer or any other device, equipment, or software to remotely control the aiming and discharge of a firearm, bow, or any other weapon to hunt any game bird, wildlife, game mammal, or other mammal, and “facilities for computer-assisted remote hunting” means real property and improvements on the property associated with hunting, including hunting blinds, offices and rooms equipped to facilitate computer-assisted remote hunting. Nothing in subsection (8) of this section prohibits the use of computer-assisted hunting by employees or agents of county, state or federal agencies while acting in their official capacities.

It is unlawful:

(1) To hunt with a centerfire rifle during the deer and elk seasons and dates in the Wildlife Management Units listed in Table 1 below without a used or unused deer, elk, pronghorn, antelope, bighorn sheep, or Rocky Mountain goat tag valid for the dates and area being hunted.

Table 1. Wildlife Management Units and dates requiring a valid deer, elk, pronghorn antelope, bighorn sheep, or Rocky Mountain goat tag to hunt with a centerfire rifle.
Season (2021 Dates)
Wildlife Management Units
Eastern OR Controlled Buck Deer (Oct. 2--13)
31-77
West Cascade Bull Elk (Nov. 6-12)
16, 19, 21, 22, 29, 30
Rocky Mtn. Bull Elk 1st Season (Oct. 27--Oct. 31)
31-39, 41, 42, 45-64, 66, 69, 72, 74-77
Rocky Mtn. Bull Elk 2nd Season (Nov. 6--14)
32, 35-38, 40-64, 66, 69, 72, 74-76, portions of 33 and 77 E of Hwy 97
Coast Bull Elk 1st Season (Nov. 13--16)
10-15, 17, 18, 20, 23-27
Coast Bull Elk 2nd Season (Nov. 20--26)
10-15, 17, 18, 20, 23-27
(2) To hunt on any refuge closed by the state or federal government.

(3) To hunt within the corporate limits of any city or town, public park or cemetery, or on any campus or grounds of a public school, college, or university or from a public road, road right-of-way, or railroad right-of-way.

(4) Notwithstanding section (3) of this rule, controlled antlerless elk hunts are permitted within the south city limits of Seaside if the herd should become a serious problem.

(5) To hunt in any Safety Zones created and posted by the Department.

(6) To hunt protected wildlife except:

(a) by a permit or during an authorized season established by the commission.

(b) That crow, blackbirds, cowbirds, and magpies may be taken under Federal regulations for reason of depredation or health hazards as described in the Code of Federal Regulations.

(7) To pursue or assist another to pursue a cougar during an authorized cougar season unless in possession of an unused cougar tag or accompanied by the holder of an unused cougar tag which is valid for that area and time period.

(8) To engage in computer-assisted hunting (Internet hunting) or provide or operate facilities for computer-assisted hunting in Oregon. As used in this act, “computer-assisted hunting” (Internet hunting) means the use of a computer or any other device, equipment, or software to remotely control the aiming and discharge of a firearm, bow, or any other weapon to hunt any game bird, wildlife, game mammal, or other mammal, and “facilities for computer-assisted remote hunting” means real property and improvements on the property associated with hunting, including hunting blinds, offices and rooms equipped to facilitate computer-assisted remote hunting. Nothing in subsection (8) of this section prohibits the use of computer-assisted hunting by employees or agents of county, state or federal agencies while acting in their official capacities.

Credits
Statutory/Other Authority: ORS 496.012, 496.138, 496.146, 496.162
Statutes/Other Implemented: ORS 496.012, 496.138, 496.146, 496.162
History: FWC 123, f. & ef. 6-9-77; FWC 28-1979, f. & ef. 8-2-79; FWC 33-1980, f. & ef. 6-30-80; FWC 6-1981, f. & ef. 1-23-81; FWC 11-1981, f. & ef. 3-31-81; FWC 20-1981, f. & ef. 6-19-81; FWC 37-1982, f. & ef. 6-25-82; FWC 41-1987, f. & ef. 7-6-87; FWC 15-1989, f. & cert. ef. 3-28-89; FWC 63-1989, f. & cert. ef. 8-15-89; FWC 24-1990, f. & cert. ef. 3-21-90; FWC 20-1991, f. & cert. ef. 3-12-91; FWC 58-1991, f. & cert. ef. 6-24-91; FWC 36-1993, f. & cert. ef. 6-14-93; FWC 18-1994, f. 3-30-94, cert. ef. 5-1-94; FWC 4-1995, f. 1-23-95, cert. ef. 7-1-95; FWC 18-1996, f. 4-10-96, cert. ef. 8-1-96; FWC 9-1997, f. & cert. ef. 2-27-97; FWC 71-1997, f. & cert. ef. 12-29-97; DFW 49-1998, f. & cert. ef. 6-22-98; DFW 92-1999, f. 12-8-99, cert. ef. 1-1-00; DFW 82-2000, f. 12-21-00, cert. ef. 1-1-01; DFW 121-2001, f. 12-24-01, cert. ef. 1-1-02; DFW 2-2003, f. & cert. ef. 1-17-03; DFW 85-2003(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 8-27-03 thru 2-23-04; DFW 118-2003, f. 12-4-03, cert. ef. 1-1-04; DFW 122-2004, f. 12-21-04, cert. ef. 1-1-05; DFW 128-2005, f. 12-1-05, cert. ef. 1-1-06; DFW 127-2006, f. 12-7-06, cert. ef. 1-1-07; DFW 42-2007, f. & cert. ef. 6-14-07; DFW 118-2007, f. 10-31-07, cert. ef. 1-1-08; DFW 150-2008, f. 12-18-08, cert. ef. 1-1-09; DFW 140-2009, f. 11-3-09, cert. ef. 1-1-10; DFW 168-2010, f. 12-29-10, cert. ef. 1-1-11; DFW 159-2011, f. 12-14-11, cert. ef. 1-1-12; DFW 147-2012, f. 12-18-12, cert. ef. 1-1-13; DFW 138-2013, f. & cert. ef. 12-20-13; DFW 1-2015, f. & cert. ef. 1-6-15; DFW 18-2016, f. & cert. ef. 3-21-16; DFW 179-2018, f. & cert. ef. 12/04/2018; DFW 180-2019, f. & cert. ef. 12/19/2019; DFW 31-2021, f. & cert. ef. 03/23/2021.

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