(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.
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.