Full Statute Name:  West's Oregon Revised Statutes. Title 59. Oregon Vehicle Code. Chapter 821. Off-Road Vehicles; Snowmobiles; All-Terrain Vehicles. Snowmobiles and All-Terrain Vehicles. (Offenses). § 821.260 Hunting or harassing animals from snowmobile or all-terrain vehicle, elements; civil liability; penalties.

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Primary Citation:  O.R.S. § 821.260 Country of Origin:  United States Last Checked:  April, 2018 Alternate Citation:  OR ST § 821.260 Date Adopted:  1983
Summary: A person commits the offense of hunting or harassing animals from a snowmobile or an all-terrain vehicle if the person: (a) Operates a snowmobile or an all-terrain vehicle in a manner so as to run down, harass, chase or annoy any game animals or birds or domestic animals or (b) Hunts from a snowmobile or an all-terrain vehicle. In addition to other penalties, operators or owners of a snowmobile or an all-terrain vehicle may be liable as provided under ORS 821.310.
Statute Text: 

1) A person commits the offense of hunting or harassing animals from a snowmobile or an all-terrain vehicle if the person does any of the following:

(a) Operates a snowmobile or an all-terrain vehicle in a manner so as to run down, harass, chase or annoy any game animals or birds or domestic animals.

(b) Hunts from a snowmobile or an all-terrain vehicle.

(2) This section does not apply to:

(a) Officers of the State Fish and Wildlife Commission.

(b) Persons under contract to the commission in the performance of their official duties.

(c) Individuals who have secured a permit from the commission for purposes of research and study.

(3) In addition to other penalties provided by this section, operators or owners of a snowmobile or an all-terrain vehicle may be liable as provided under ORS 821.310.

(4) The offense described in this section, hunting or harassing animals from a snowmobile or an all-terrain vehicle, is a Class C misdemeanor.

Credits

Laws 1983, c. 338, § 731; Laws 1985, c. 16, § 353; Laws 1985, c. 393, § 47; Laws 1985, c. 459, § 33; Laws 1987, c. 587, § 16; Laws 1989, c. 991, § 16a.

 

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