Full Statute Name:  West's Oregon Revised Statutes Annotated. Title 41. Wildlife. Chapter 496. Application, Administration and Enforcement of Wildlife Laws. Penalties. 496.994. Unlawful to obstruct the taking of wildlife

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Primary Citation:  O. R. S. § 496.994; 496.996 Country of Origin:  United States Last Checked:  November, 2014 Alternate Citation:  OR ST § 496.994; 496.996 Date Adopted:  1987
Summary:

These two sections reflect Oregon's hunter harassment provisions. Under 496.994, a person commits the offense of obstructing the taking of wildlife if the person, having no right to do so, interferes with the lawful taking, or the process of taking, of wildlife by another with the intent to prevent the taking. Violation is a Class A misdemeanor. In a companion law, a person commits the crime of unlawful taking of wildlife if he or she discharges a hunting device toward a wildlife decoy in a manner inconsistent with lawful taking and the decoy is under the control of law enforcement officials.

Statute Text: 

496.994. Unlawful to obstruct the taking of wildlife

(1) A person commits the offense of obstructing the taking of wildlife if the person, having no right to do so, interferes with the lawful taking, or the process of taking, of wildlife by another with the intent to prevent the taking.

(2) Obstructing the taking of wildlife is a Class A misdemeanor.

CREDIT(S)

Laws 1987, c. 473, § 2; Laws 1989, c. 171, § 67; Laws 1995, c. 468, § 1.


 

496.996. Attempting to take wildlife decoy deemed unlawful taking of wildlife

(1) A person commits the crime of unlawful taking of wildlife if:

(a) The person discharges a firearm or other hunting device, traps, or acts toward a wildlife decoy in any manner consistent with an unlawful taking of wildlife; and

(b) The wildlife decoy is under the control of law enforcement officials.

(2) As used in this section, “wildlife decoy” means any simulation or replication of wildlife, in whole or in part, used by law enforcement officials for purposes of enforcing state wildlife laws.

CREDIT(S)

Laws 1995, c. 125, § 2.

 

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