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Oregon Bulletin

January 1, 2012

 

Department of Fish and Wildlife
Chapter 635

Rule Caption: Regulations for the Commercial Dungeness Crab Fishery in the Pacific Ocean and Columbia River.

Adm. Order No.: DFW 154-2011(Temp)

Filed with Sec. of State: 11-18-2011

Certified to be Effective: 12-1-11 thru 5-28-12

Notice Publication Date:

Rules Amended: 635-005-0055, 635-006-1010, 635-006-1015, 635-006-1065

Subject: The amended rules make two distinct regulatory changes or clarifications for the 2011/2012 commercial Dungeness crab fishery in the Pacific Ocean and Columbia River. The first allows vessels to land crab found in recovered derelict gear during the regular ocean Dungeness crab season if the recovering vessel holds a valid Dungeness crab permit, rather than requiring that crab so taken be returned to the water. The second clarifies that buoy tags are required on both crab pots and crab rings.

Rules Coordinator: Therese Kucera—(503) 947-6033

635-005-0055

Fishing Gear

It is unlawful for commercial purposes to:

(1) Take crab by any means other than crab rings or crab pots (ORS 509.415). For the purposes of this rule, the following definitions apply:

(a) “Crab pot” means any portable, enclosed device with one or more gates or entrances that allows crab restricted entry and exit, and has a line attached to surface floats.

(b) “Crab ring” means any fishing device that allows crab unrestricted entry or exit while fishing, and has a line attached to surface floats.

(c) “Dungeness crab gear” means crab pots, crab rings or a combination thereof used for taking Dungeness crab in the Pacific Ocean and Columbia River.

(2) Possess on a vessel, use, control, or operate any crab pot which is greater than thirteen cubic feet in volume, calculated using external dimensions.

(3) Possess on a vessel, use, control, or operate any crab pot which does not include a minimum of two circular escape ports of at least 4-1/4 inches inside diameter located on the top or side of the pot. If escape ports are placed on the side of the pot, they shall be located in the upper half of the pot.

(4) Possess on a vessel, use, control, or operate any crab pot which does not have a release mechanism. Acceptable release mechanisms are:

(a) A single loop of untreated cotton not heavier than 120 thread size between pot lid tiedown hooks and the tiedown straps; or

(b) Any modification of the wire mesh on the top or upper half of the side of the pot, secured with a single strand of untreated cotton not heavier than 120 thread size, which, when removed, will create a minimum opening of at least 5 inches in diameter and will meet the following:

(A) The minimum opening may have not more than a single wire mesh (described as a “V”) that protrudes into the opening provided that mesh extends into the opening a distance of not more than 2.5 inches, as measured from the perimeter of the opening along either edge of the protruding wire mesh, to serve as an anchor for the securing cotton. The panel containing the opening and the wire mesh acting as an anchor for the securing cotton must be constructed of a single wire no greater than 0.050 inches in diameter.

(B) Cotton must not be wrapped multiple times around wire mesh and may use no more than one knot securing the wire mesh at each end.

(5) Place, operate, or leave Dungeness crab gear in the Pacific Ocean and Columbia River or in any bay or estuary during the closed season, except that in only the Pacific Ocean and Columbia River, Dungeness crab gear may be placed no more than 64 hours immediately prior to the date the Dungeness crab season opens. In addition, unbaited crab rings or pots with open release mechanisms may be left in the Pacific Ocean (not including the Columbia River) for a period not to exceed 14 days following the closure of the Dungeness crab season.

(6) Have Dungeness crab gear deployed in the Pacific Ocean or Columbia River more than 14 days without making a landing of Dungeness crab.

(7) Use commercial Dungeness crab gear in the Columbia River or Pacific Ocean unless the pots and rings are individually marked with a surface buoy bearing, in a visible, legible and permanent manner, the brand of the owner and the Department buoy tag, provided that:

(a) The brand is a number registered with and approved by the Department;

(b) Only one unique buoy brand shall be registered to any one permitted vessel;

(c) All Dungeness crab gear fished by a permitted vessel must use only the Oregon buoy brand number registered to that vessel in the area off of Oregon;

(d) The Department shall issue crab buoy tags to the owner of each commercial crab permit in the amount determined by OAR 635-006-1015(1)(g)(E);

(e) All buoy tags eligible to a permit holder must be purchased from the Department at cost and attached to the gear prior to setting gear; and

(f) Buoys attached to Dungeness crab gear must have the buoy tag securely attached to the buoy closest to the gear, at the end away from the buoy line;

(g) Additional buoy tags to replace lost tags will be issued by the Department as follows:

(A) As of the first business day after 30 days following the season opening in the area fished, up to ten percent of the tags initially issued for that season; or

(B) For a catastrophic loss, defined as direct loss of non-deployed gear in the event of a vessel being destroyed due to fire, capsizing, or sinking. Documentation of a catastrophic loss may include any information the Department considers appropriate, such as fire department or US Coast Guard reports; or

(C) If the Director finds that the loss of the buoy tags was:

(i) Due to an extraordinary event; and

(ii) The loss was minimized with the exercise of reasonable diligence; and

(iii) Reasonable efforts were taken to recover lost buoy tags and associated fishing gear.

(D) Upon receipt of the declaration of loss required by subsection (7)(g)(E) of this rule, and a request for replacement tags under subsection (7)(g)(C) of this rule, the Director or the Director’s designee may provide an opportunity for the permit holder requesting the replacement tags to describe why the buoy tag loss meets the criteria for replacement under subsection (7)(g)(C). The Director or the Director’s designee shall provide the Director’s order to the permit holder and to the Department’s License Services. The permit holder may appeal the Director’s findings to the Fishery Permit Review Board under OAR 635-006-1065(1)(g).

(E) Permit holders (or their alternative designated on the buoy tag order form) must obtain, complete, and sign a declaration of loss under penalty of perjury in the presence of an authorized Department employee. The declaration shall state the number of buoy tags lost, the location and date where lost gear or tags were last observed, and the presumed cause of the loss.

(8) Remove, damage, or otherwise tamper with crab buoy, pot, or ring tags except when lawfully applying or removing tags on the vessel’s buoys and pots.

(9) Possess on a vessel, use, control, or operate any Dungeness crab gear which does not have a tag affixed to the individual pot or ring identifying the gear as that vessel’s, a surface buoy bearing the Department buoy brand registered to that vessel and a Department buoy tag issued by the Department to that vessel, except:

(a) To set gear as allowed under OAR 635-006-1015; or

(b) To retrieve from the ocean, including the Columbia River, and transport to shore commercial Dungeness crab gear of another vessel which was lost, forgotten, damaged, abandoned or otherwise derelict; provided that:

(A) The retrieving vessel holds a valid boat license and the captain and crew of that vessel hold valid commercial fishing license(s); and

(B) No more than twenty-five (25) such pots and rings in aggregate may be retrieved per trip during December 1 until the second Monday in June of the following year and no more than fifty (50) such pots or rings in aggregate may be retrieved per trip during the second Monday in June through August 28; and

(C) Upon retrieval from the ocean or Columbia River, the pot(s) must be un-baited; and

(D) Crab from the retrieved pot(s) may only be retained by a crab permitted vessel during the Ocean Dungeness crab fishing season; and

(E) Immediately upon retrieval of Dungeness crab gear, the retrieving vessel operator must document in the retrieving vessel’s logbook the date and time of pot retrieval, number of retrieved crab pots or rings in aggregate, location of retrieval, and retrieved Dungeness crab gear owner identification information; and

(F) Any retrieved Dungeness crab gear must be transported to shore during the same fishing trip that retrieval took place; or that:

(G) During August 29 through October 31, an unlimited number of such pots or rings in aggregate may be retrieved per trip and transported to shore during the same fishing trip; or

(c) Under a waiver granted by the Department to allow one time retrieval of permitted crab gear to shore by another crab permitted vessel provided that:

(A) Vessel is incapacitated due to major mechanical failure or destroyed due to fire, capsizing, or sinking;

(B) Circumstances beyond the control of the permit holder created undue hardship as defined by OAR 635-006-1095(7)(d);

(C) A Request must be in writing and a waiver approved and issued prior to retrieval.

(D) A copy of the waiver must be on board the vessel making the retrieval. (Contact Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife License Services, Salem for guidelines.)

(d) Under a waiver granted by the Department to allow one time change of buoy tags associated with a Dungeness crab permit transfer under OAR 635-006-1095(7) provided that:

(A) A request must be in writing and a waiver approved and issued prior to change of buoy tags.

(B) A copy of the waiver must be on board the vessel making the change of buoy tags. (Contact Department of Fish and Wildlife License Services, Salem for guidelines.)

(e) A vessel may transit through the Columbia River and the Pacific Ocean adjacent to Oregon while possessing Dungeness crab gear not bearing Oregon buoy tags or Oregon buoy branded surface buoys, provided that the vessel is authorized to participate in the Dungeness crab fishery of an adjacent state.

(10) Attach one crab pot or ring to another crab pot or ring by a common groundline or any other means that connects Dungeness crab gear together.

(11) Take crabs for commercial purposes by crab pots from any bay or estuary except the Columbia River.

(12) Operate more than 15 crab rings from any one fishing vessel in bays or estuaries, except the Columbia River.

(13) Take or fish for Dungeness crab for commercial purposes in the Columbia River or Pacific Ocean adjacent to the state of Oregon unless a Dungeness crab gear allocation has been issued to the permit required under OAR 635-006-1015(1)(g).

(14) Deploy or fish more Dungeness crab gear than the number of pots and rings in aggregate assigned by the Dungeness crab gear allocation certificate or to use any vessel other than the vessel designated on the Dungeness crab gear allocation, except to set gear as allowed under OAR 635-006-1015.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 506.119

Stats. Implemented: ORS 506.109 & 506.129

Hist.: FC 246, f. 5-5-72, ef. 5-15-72; FC 285(74-20), f. 11-27-74, ef. 12-25-74, Renumbered from 625-010-0160; FWC 49-1978, f. & ef. 9-27-78, Renumbered from 635-036-0130; FWC 56-1982, f. & ef. 8-27-82; FWC 81-1982, f. & ef. 11-4-82; FWC 82-1982(Temp), f. & ef. 11-9-82; FWC 13-1983, f. & ef. 3-24-83; FWC 11-1984, f. 3-30-84, ef. 9-16-84, except section (5) per FWC 45-1984, f. & ef. 8-30-84; FWC 72-1984, f. & ef. 10-22-84; FWC 30-1985, f. 6-27-85, ef. 7-1-85; FWC 78-1986 (Temp), f. & ef. 12-1-86; FWC 97-1987(Temp), f. & ef. 11-17-87; FWC 102-1988, f. 11-29-88, cert. ef. 12-29-88; FWC 107-1990, f. & cert. ef. 10-1-90; FWC 70-1993, f. 11-9-93, cert. ef. 11-11-93; FWC 84-1994, f. 10-31-94, cert. ef. 12-1-94; FWC 68-1996(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 12-5-96; FWC 2-1997, f. 1-27-97, cert. ef. 2-1-97; DFW 45-2006, f. 6-20-06, cert. ef. 12-1-06; DWF 96-2006(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 9-8-06 thru 3-6-07; DFW 97-2006(Temp), f. 9-8-06, cert. ef. 9-9-06 thru 3-7-07;DFW 123-2006(Temp), f. 11-28-06, cert. ef. 12-1-06 thru 3-7-06; DFW 135-2006(Temp), f. & cert. ef.12-26-06 thru 6-15-07; DFW 11-2007, f. & cert. ef. 2-14-07; DFW 41-2007, f. & cert. ef. 6-8-07; DFW 82-2007(Temp), f. 8-31-07, cert .ef. 9-1-07 thru 10-31-07; DFW 113-2007, f. & cert. ef. 10-25-07; DFW 127-2007(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 12-11-07 thru 6-7-08; DFW 129-2007(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 12-14-07 thru 6-7-08; DFW 29-2008(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 3-25-08 thru 8-31-08; DFW 59-2008(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 6-11-08 thru 8-28-08; DFW 98-2008(Temp), f. 8-19-08, cert. ef. 8-29-08 thru 10-31-08; Administrative correction 11-18-08; DFW 142-2008, f. & cert. ef. 11-21-08; DFW 145-2008(Temp), f. 11-24-08, cert. ef. 12-1-08 thru 5-29-09; DFW 54-2009(Temp), f. 5-19-09, cert. ef. 5-29-09 thru 8-28-09; DFW 101-2009(Temp), f. 8-27-09, cert. ef. 8-29-09 thru 10-31-09; DFW 126-2009, f. & cert. ef. 10-7-09; DFW 114-2010, f. & cert. ef. 8-10-10; DFW 21-2011(Temp), f. 3-14-11, cert. ef. 3-15-11 thru 4-15-11; Administrative correction, 4-25-11; DFW 154-2011(Temp), f. 11-18-11, cert. ef. 12-1-11 thru 5-28-12

635-006-1010

Definitions

(1) For the purpose of OAR 635-006-1015 through 635-006-1210:

(2) “Bay clam dive fishery” shall mean the commercial fishery for bay clams (including: cockle clams, Clinocardium nuttallii; butter clams, Saxidonus giganteus; gaper clams, Tresus capas, nuttallii: native littleneck clams, Protothaca stamines; and softshell clams, Mya arenaria) from subtidal areas in Oregon estuaries using dive gear.

(3) “Black rockfish/blue rockfish/nearshore fishery” shall mean the commercial fishery for black rockfish, blue rockfish and nearshore fish.

(4) “Brine shrimp fishery” shall mean the commercial fishery for adult Artemia spp. from Lake Abert (Lake County).

(5) “Completion” of a vessel for the purposes of initial eligibility for an Oregon ocean Dungeness crab permit pursuant to ORS 508.931 is defined as:

(a) A date identified in a contract document as the proposed or actual date of completion; or

(b) The date an insurance policy was in effect covering the vessel for loss or liability; or

(c) The date of inspection for certification by the U.S. Coast Guard; or

(d) Other written document acceptable to the Department that establishes the actual date the vessel was completed for the purposes of entering the Oregon ocean Dungeness crab fishery.

(6) “Crab fishing season” is the period from December 1 of one year through August 14 of the next year.

(7) “Crab pot” means any portable, enclosed device with one or more gates or entrances that allows crab restricted entry and exit, and has a line attached to surface floats.

(8) “Crab ring” means any fishing device that allows crab unrestricted entry or exit while fishing, and has a line attached to surface floats.

(9) “Dungeness crab gear” means crab pots, crab rings or a combination thereof used for taking Dungeness crab in the Pacific Ocean and Columbia River.

(10) “Length” or “Overall Length” of a vessel means the manufacturer’s specification of overall length, United States Coast Guard or Marine Board registered length documentation stating overall length or overall length as surveyed by a certified marine surveyor. In determining overall length, marine surveyors shall measure in a straight line parallel to the keel from the foremost part of the vessel to the aftermost part, excluding sheer and excluding bow sprits, boomkins, rudders aft of the transom, outboard motor brackets, or transom extensions as in a dive step or platform. For the purpose of initial ocean Dungeness crab permit issuance, length of the vessel is overall length of the vessel on September 9, 1995.

(11) “Ocean Dungeness crab fishery” for the purposes of ORS 508.926, means all fishing for Dungeness crab in Oregon waters of the Columbia River and all other ocean water seaward of Oregon’s coastline and river mouths.

(12) “Owner” is any ownership interest in a vessel, including interests arising from partnerships, corporations, limited liability corporations, or limited liability partnerships. Owner does not include a leasehold interest.

(13) “Replacement vessel” is a vessel purchased to replace a permitted vessel which has been lost due to fire, capsizing, sinking or other event. For the ocean Dungeness crab fishery, a replacement vessel shall be no more than 10 feet greater than the vessel which it replaces.

(14) “Sardine fishery” shall mean the commercial fishery for Pacific sardines (Sardinops sagax) in all ocean waters seaward of Oregon’s coastline and river mouths.

(15) “Sea urchin fishery” shall mean the commercial fishing for Strongylocentrotus franciscanus, S. purpuratus, and S. droebachiensis.

(16) “Under construction” for the purposes of initial eligibility for an Oregon ocean Dungeness crab permit pursuant to ORS 508.931, means that between December 1, 1988, and August 14, 1991, a contract was signed and earnest money paid equaling at least 10% of the value of the contract, or invoices have been paid for 10% or more of the total construction cost, to produce a newly constructed vessel, including, but not limited to, the laying of the new vessel’s keel.

(17) “Yaquina Bay Roe-herring fishery” shall mean the commercial net fishery for Pacific herring (Clupea harengus pallasi) which occurs annually between January 1 and April 15 in Yaquina Bay pursuant to OAR 635-004-0027.

(18) “Initial eligibility for vessels to participate” for the purposes of application for an Ocean Dungness crab permit pursuant to ORS 508.931 means eligibility of a vessel on which to make permit application is confined to vessels which have never obtained an initial permit.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 506.119

Stats. Implemented: ORS 506.109, 506.129 & 508.921 - 508.941

Hist.: FWC 76-1995, f. 9-13-95, cert. ef. 9-19-95; FWC 3-1996, f. 1-31-96, cert. ef. 2-1-96; FWC 64-1996, f. 11-13-96, cert. ef. 11-15-96; DFW 92-1998, f. & cert. ef. 11-25-98; DFW 11-2003(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 2-10-03 thru 6-30-03; DFW 112-2003, f. & cert. ef. 11-14-03; DFW 137-2005, f. 12-7-05, cert. ef. 1-1-06; DFW 139-2005, f. 12-7-05, cert. ef. 1-1-06; DFW 154-2011(Temp), f. 11-18-11, cert. ef. 12-1-11 thru 5-28-12

635-006-1015

Requirement for Permit

(1) The following provide general requirements for permits:

(a) Gillnet salmon – see ORS 508.775;

(b) Troll salmon – see ORS 508.801 and 508.828;

(c) Shrimp – see ORS 508.880 and 508.883;

(d) Scallop – see ORS 508.840 and 508.843;

(e) Roe-herring:

(A) It is unlawful for an individual to operate a vessel in the Yaquina Bay roe-herring fishery without first obtaining a vessel permit issued pursuant to OAR 635-006-1035 through 635-006-1095;

(B) It is unlawful for a wholesaler, canner or buyer to buy or receive roe-herring taken in the Yaquina Bay roe-herring fishery from a vessel for which the permit required by section (1)(e) of this rule has not been issued.

(f) Sea Urchin:

(A) It is unlawful for an individual to take or attempt to take sea urchins for commercial purposes without first obtaining a permit issued pursuant to OAR 635-006-1035 through 635-006-1095;

(B) It is unlawful for a wholesaler, canner, or buyer to buy or receive sea urchins taken in the sea urchin fishery from a person for which the permit required by section (1)(f) of this rule has not been issued.

(g) Ocean Dungeness crab:

(A) Except as provided under the reciprocity provisions of ORS 508.941(3), it is unlawful for an individual to operate a vessel in the ocean Dungeness crab fishery without first obtaining a vessel permit issued pursuant to ORS 508.931 or 508.941. A Dungeness crab vessel permit is not required for vessels that are engaged solely in setting gear for a permitted vessel and which do not retrieve, retain or possess Dungeness crab.

(B) If the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission (Commission) establishes a vessel crab pot limitation or allocation system beyond the 2002-03 ocean crab season, August 14, 2001 is the control date for eligibility criteria related to past participation in the ocean fishery.

(C) In addition to certifying that the vessel is free of crab before fishing in the ocean Dungeness crab fishery each year, as required by OAR 635-005-0045(1), each vessel operator must declare and certify on the Oregon hold inspection certification form the maximum number of pots and rings in aggregate that will be used in that season’s fishery before fishing.

(D) A single delivery license may not be substituted for an ocean Dungeness crab permit. Once a vessel has obtained an ocean Dungeness crab permit, Dungeness crab may be landed by the vessel using a combination of an ocean Dungeness crab permit and a single delivery permit in lieu of a commercial fishing and boat license. However, crab may not be landed more than twice in any one crab season using single delivery permits.

(E) Effective December 1, 2006, the amount of Dungeness crab gear allocated to a permit required under section (g)(A) above will be determined as follows:

(i) The allocation will be based on documented landings of Ocean Dungeness crab into Oregon, Washington (excluding landings from the Puget Sound Fishery), or California, using valid Oregon fish receiving tickets, or equivalent valid documents from the states of Washington or California, from December 1, 1995 through August 14, 2001;

(ii) The Dungeness crab gear allocation will be the highest number of pots and rings in aggregate the vessel qualifies for during the six qualifying seasons, December 1 of one year through September 15 of the next year (except through August 14, in 2001);

(iii) A Dungeness crab gear allocation of 200 shall be assigned to a permit with landings less than 15,020 pounds in the 1995 to 1996 season, and 4,010 pounds in the 1996 to 1997 season, and 5,170 pounds in the 1997 to 1998 season, and 7,083 pounds in the 1998 to 1999 season, and 13,160 pounds in the 1999 to 2000 season, and 8,940 pounds in the 2000 to 2001 season;

(iv) A Dungeness crab gear allocation of 300 shall be assigned to a permit with minimum landings of 15,020 pounds in the 1995 to 1996 season, or 4,010 pounds in the 1996 to 1997 season, or 5,170 pounds in the 1997 to 1998 season, or 7,083 pounds in the 1998 to 1999 season, or 13,160 pounds in the 1999 to 2000 season, or 8,940 pounds in the 2000 to 2001 season; and

(v) A Dungeness crab gear allocation of 500 shall be assigned to a permit with minimum landings of 89,020 pounds in the 1995 to 1996 season, or 35,180 pounds in the 1996 to 1997 season, or 39,350 pounds in the 1997 to 1998 season, or 49,450 pounds in the 1998 to 1999 season, or 78,400 pounds in the 1999 to 2000 season, or 37,030 pounds in the 2000 to 2001 season.

(h) Developmental Fisheries: See ORS 506.450 through 506.465 and OAR 635-006-0800 through 635-006-0950.

(i) July 1, 2001 is the control date to establish eligibility criteria for the purpose of future limited entry programs for the commercial groundfish fishery.

(j) Black rockfish/blue rockfish/nearshore fishery – see ORS 508.945.

(k) Brine Shrimp:

(A) It is unlawful to take or attempt to take brine shrimp for commercial purposes without first obtaining a brine shrimp fishery permit issued pursuant to OAR 635-006-1035 through 635-006-1095;

(B) It is unlawful for a wholesaler, canner, or buyer to buy or receive brine shrimp taken in the brine shrimp fishery from a person for which the permit required by this rule has not been issued.

(C) The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (Department) may issue no more than three permits required by section (1)(k) of this rule.

(l) Bay clam dive fishery:

(A) It is unlawful:

(i) To take or attempt to take bay clams, using dive gear, for commercial purposes from subtidal areas in any Oregon estuary without first obtaining a coast-wide bay clam dive fishery permit issued pursuant to OAR 635-006-1025 through 635-006-1095;

(ii) To take or attempt to take bay clams, using dive gear, for commercial purposes from subtidal areas in Oregon estuaries south of Heceta Head without first obtaining a south-coast bay clam dive fishery permit issued pursuant to OAR 635-006-1025 through 635-006-1095;

(iii) For a wholesaler, canner, or buyer to buy or receive bay clams taken in the bay clam dive fishery from a vessel or person not issued the permit required by this rule.

(iv) To take or attempt to take bay clams where more than two divers operating from any one boat were in the water at the same time or where more than two persons without permits, excluding persons authorized by the Department for the performance of official duties, were on board any boat while harvesting, possessing, or transporting bay clams.

(B) The Department may not issue more than ten coast-wide permits required by section (1)(l)(A)(i) of this rule and five south-coast permits required by (1)(l)(A)(ii) of this rule.

(C) Permits may be issued to individuals or to vessels, designated at the beginning of the year. Designation may not change during the year.

(m) Sardine fishery:

(A) It is unlawful for an individual to operate a vessel in the Sardine fishery without first obtaining a vessel permit issued pursuant to OAR 635-006-1035 through 635-006-1095. The sardine fishery permit is not required for vessels to retain sardines as incidental catch in other fisheries.

(B) It is unlawful for a wholesaler, canner or buyer to buy or receive sardines taken in the Sardine fishery from a vessel for which the permit required by section (1)(m)(A) of this rule has not been issued.

(C) The Department may issue not more than 26 permits required by section (1)(m)(A) of this rule.

(D) The Sardine Advisory Group as defined under OAR 635-006-1065 may advise the Commission on increasing the number of permits, developing criteria for issuing the new permits, and other regulations concerning the sardine fishery.

(2) The permits required by section (1) of this rule are in addition to and not in lieu of the commercial fishing and boat license required by ORS 508.235 and 508.260.

(3) No vessel may hold more than one vessel permit for a given fishery at any one time.

(4) If permits are issued on an individual basis, no individual may hold more than one permit for a given fishery at any one time.

(5) Unless otherwise provided, permits must be purchased by December 31 of the year the permit is sought for renewal.

(6) No vessel permit may be transferred away from a vessel without the lien holder’s written permission.

(7) Applications for permits shall be in such form and contain such information as the Department may prescribe. Proof of length of a vessel may be required at the time of application.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 506.119

Stats. Implemented: ORS 506.109, 506.129 & 508.921–508.941

Hist.: FWC 3-1996, f. 1-31-96, cert. ef. 2-1-96; FWC 64-1996, f. 11-13-96, cert. ef. 11-15-96; DFW 92-1998, f. & cert. ef. 11-25-98; DFW 103-2001, f. & cert. ef. 10-23-01; DFW 95-2002, f. & cert. ef. 8-27-02; DFW 112-2003, f. & cert. ef. 11-14-03; DFW 137-2005, f. 12-7-05, cert. ef. 1-1-06; DFW 139-2005, f. 12-7-05, cert. ef. 1-1-06; DFW 45-2006, f. 6-20-06, cert. ef. 12-1-06; DFW 74-2006, f. & cert. ef. 8-7-06; DWF 96-2006(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 9-8-06 thru 3-6-07; DFW 97-2006(Temp), f. 9-8-06, cert. ef. 9-9-06 thru 3-7-07; DFW 2-2007, f. & cert. ef. 1-12-07; DFW 135-2006(Temp), f. & cert. ef.12-26-06 thru 6-15-07; DFW 11-2007, f. & cert. ef. 2-14-07; DFW 114-2007, f. & cert. ef. 10-25-07; DFW 3-2008, f. & cert. ef. 1-15-08; DFW 38-2009, f. & cert. ef. 4-22-09; DFW 154-2011(Temp), f. 11-18-11, cert. ef. 12-1-11 thru 5-28-12

635-006-1065

Review of Denials (Restricted Participation Systems)

(1) An individual whose application for issuance or renewal of a limited entry permit is denied by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (Department) may request review of the Department’s decision by doing so in writing to the Commercial Fishery Permit Board (Board). The procedure for requesting review and the applicable standard of review shall be as follows:

(a) Gillnet salmon – see ORS 508.796;

(b) Troll salmon – see ORS 508.825;

(c) Shrimp – see ORS 508.910;

(d) Scallop – see ORS 508.867;

(e) Roe-herring – see ORS 508.765. For the roe-herring fishery, the Board may waive requirements for permits if the Board finds that:

(A) The individual for personal or economic reasons chose to actively commercially fish the permit vessel in some other ocean fishery during the roe-herring season; or

(B) The Board finds that the individual failed to meet the requirements as the result of illness, accident or other circumstances beyond the individual’s control.

(f) Sea Urchin – see ORS 508.760. For the sea urchin fishery, the Board may waive requirements for permits if the Board finds that failure to meet the requirements was due to illness, injury or circumstances beyond the control of the permittee;

(g) Ocean Dungeness crab – see ORS 508.941. For the Ocean Dungeness crab fishery, a permit holder may request review of the Department’s initial Dungeness crab gear allocation, the Department’s denial of replacement of lost buoy tags, or denial of permit renewal by doing so in writing to the Commercial Fishery Permit Board. The Board may adjust the number of crab pots allocated to a permit or approve replacement of lost buoy tags as follows:

(A) The Board may adjust the amount of Dungeness crab gear allocated to a permit:

(i) Based on additional landings documentation supplied by permit holder according to criteria under OAR 635-006-1015(1)(g)(E); or

(ii) The Dungeness crab gear allocation may be increased by one tier as described under OAR 635-006-1015(1)(g)(E) based on circumstances during the qualifying seasons described in OAR 635-006-1015(1)(g)(E) beyond the control of the permit holder which created undue hardship as defined by OAR 635-006-1095(7)(d).

(B) The Board may approve replacement of lost buoy tags due to a catastrophic loss as defined under OAR 635-005-0055(1)(6)(g)(B).

(C) The Board may waive the permit renewal date requirement if the Board finds that strict adherence to this requirement would create undue hardship to the individual seeking to renew a permit. For this purpose, undue hardship has the same meaning as in OAR 635-006-1095(7)(d).

(h) Black rockfish/blue rockfish/nearshore fishery – see ORS 508.960.

(2) The Board may delegate to the Department its authority to waive requirements for renewal of permits in all fisheries in such specific instances as the Board sets forth in a letter of delegation to the Department.

(3) For those fisheries requiring a $75 application fee for Board review, the fee is nonrefundable. However, if the Board grants the applicant’s request, the nonrefundable fee shall apply toward the permit fee.

(4) Orders issued by the Board are not subject to review by the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission (Commission), but may be appealed as provided in ORS 183.480 to 183.550.

(5) Bay clam dive fishery permit:

(a) An individual whose application for issuance, renewal or transfer of a permit established pursuant to OAR 635-006-1075 through 635-006-1095 is denied may make written request to the Board for review of the denial. The review provided in this subsection is in lieu of any such review by the Department or the Commission. The request shall be in such form and shall contain such information as the Board considers appropriate.

(b) The Board shall review a denial of an application for issuance, renewal or request to transfer a permit according to the applicable provisions of ORS chapter 183. Orders issued by the Board are not subject to review by the Commission, but may be appealed as provided in ORS 183.480 to 183.500. The Board may waive requirements for renewal of permits if the Board finds that the individual failed to meet the requirements as the result of illness, accident or other circumstances beyond the individual’s control.

(c) A party must petition for Board review of the hearing officer’s proposed order within 30 days of service of the proposed order if the party wants the proposed order changed. A party must identify what parts of the proposed order it objects to, and refer to parts of the administrative record and legal authority supporting its position.

(d) The Board may delegate to the Department its authority to waive requirements for renewal of permits.

(6) Sardine fishery permit:

(a) An individual whose application for issuance, renewal or transfer of a permit established pursuant to 635-006-1075 and 635-006-1095 is denied may make written request to the Board for review of the denial. The review provided in this subsection is in lieu of any such review by the Department or the Commission. The request shall be in such form and shall contain such information as the Board considers appropriate.

(b) The Board shall review a denial of an application for renewal or request to transfer a permit according to the applicable provisions of ORS chapter 183. Orders issued by the Board are not subject to review by the Commission, but may be appealed as provided in ORS 183.480 to 183.500. The Board may waive requirements for renewal of permits if the Board finds that the individual failed to meet the requirements as the result of illness, accident or other circumstances beyond the individual’s control.

(c) A party, including the Department, must petition for Board review of the hearing officer’s proposed order within 30 days of service of the proposed order if the party wants to file an exception to the proposed order. A party must identify what parts of the proposed order it objects to, and refer to parts of the administrative record and legal authority supporting its position.

(d) The Board may delegate to the Department its authority to waive requirements for renewal of permits.

(e) The Sardine Advisory Group:

(A) Shall consist of members appointed by the Commission as follows:

(i) Three members shall be chosen to represent the sardine industry.

(ii) Two members shall be chosen to represent the public.

(B) Is subject to requirements of OAR 635-006-1200 sections (1) and (2).

(7) Brine shrimp fishery permit:

(a) An individual whose application for issuance, renewal or transfer of a permit established pursuant to 635-006-1075 through 635-006-1095 is denied may make written request to the Board for review of the denial. The review provided in this subsection is in lieu of any such review by the Department or the Commission. The request shall be in such form and shall contain such information as the Board considers appropriate.

(b) The Board shall review a denial of an application for issuance, renewal or request to transfer a permit according to the applicable provisions of ORS chapter 183. Orders issued by the Board are not subject to review by the Commission, but may be appealed as provided in ORS 183.480 to 183.500. The Board may waive requirements for renewal of permits if the Board finds that the individual failed to meet the requirements as the result of illness, accident or other circumstances beyond the individual’s control.

(c) A party must petition for Board review of the hearing officer’s proposed order within 30 days of service of the proposed order if the party wants the proposed order changed. A party must identify what parts of the proposed order it objects to, and refer to parts of the administrative record and legal authority supporting its position.

(d) The Board may delegate to the Department its authority to waive requirements for renewal of permits.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 506.119

Stats. Implemented: ORS 506.109

Hist.: FWC 3-1996, f. 1-31-96, cert. ef. 2-1-96; FWC 64-1996, f. 11-13-96, cert. ef. 11-15-96; DFW 112-2003, f. & cert. ef. 11-14-03; DFW 137-2005, f. 12-7-05, cert. ef. 1-1-06; DFW 139-2005, f. 12-7-05, cert. ef. 1-1-06; DFW 45-2006, f. 6-20-06, cert. ef. 12-1-06; DWF 96-2006(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 9-8-06 thru 3-6-07; DFW 97-2006(Temp), f. 9-8-06, cert. ef. 9-9-06 thru 3-7-07; DFW 4-2007(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 1-12-07 thru 6-15-07; DFW 11-2007, f. & cert. ef. 2-14-07; DFW 3-2008, f. & cert. ef. 1-15-08; DFW 126-2009, f. & cert. ef. 10-7-09; DFW 154-2011(Temp), f. 11-18-11, cert. ef. 12-1-11 thru 5-28-12

 

Rule Caption: Season Openings for the Ocean Commercial and Recreational Dungeness Crab Fisheries Delayed.

Adm. Order No.: DFW 155-2011(Temp)

Filed with Sec. of State: 11-18-2011

Certified to be Effective: 12-1-11 thru 12-31-11

Notice Publication Date:

Rules Amended: 635-005-0045, 635-039-0090

Rules Suspended: 635-039-0090(T)

Subject: Amend rules to delay the openings of: 1) The 2011-2012 ocean commercial Dungeness crab fishery; and 2) The recreational fishery for Dungeness crab in the ocean; until further notice. Recreational fishing for Dungeness crab in bays and estuaries, including the Columbia River, remains open.

Rules Coordinator: Therese Kucera—(503) 947-6033

635-005-0045

Closed Season in Pacific Ocean and Columbia River

(1) It is unlawful to take, land or possess Dungeness crab for commercial purposes from the Pacific Ocean or Columbia River from August 15 through December 15.

(2) It is unlawful to land or to receive, or to buy, Dungeness crab the first 30 days of the Ocean Dungeness crab fishery from a vessel that has not been certified by officials of the State of Oregon, Washington, or California to have been free of Dungeness crab before fishing in the Ocean Dungeness crab fishery. Hold inspections shall begin the day prior to the opening of Ocean Dungeness crab fishery.

(3) Upon a determination by the Department that catch in Oregon’s Pacific Ocean Dungeness crab fishery after May 31 is greater than ten percent of the catch in the previous December 1 through May 31 period, the Director shall adopt a temporary rule closing the commercial season until the following December 1.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 506.119

Stats. Implemented: ORS 506.129

Hist.: FC 246, f. 5-5-72, ef. 5-15-72; FC 285(74-20), f. 11-27-74, ef. 12-25-74; FC 293(75-6), f. 6-23-75, ef. 7-11-75; FWC 30, f. & ef. 11-28-75; FWC 132, f. & ef. 8-4-77; FWC 30-1985, f. 6-27-1985, ef. 7-1-85, Renumbered from 625-010-0155, Renumbered from 635-036-0125; FWC 56-1982, f. & ef. 8-27-82; FWC 13-1983, f. & ef. 3-24-83; FWC 39-1983(Temp), f. & ef. 8-31-83; FWC 11-1984, f. 3-30-84, ef. 9-16-84, except section (1) per FWC 45-1984, f. & ef. 8-30-84; FWC 30-1985, f. 6-27-85, ef. 7-1-85; FWC 78-1986(Temp), f. & ef. 12-1-86; FWC 36-1987, f. & ef. 7-1-87; FWC 97-1987(Temp), f. & ef. 11-17-87; FWC 102-1988, f. 11-29-88, cert. ef. 12-29-88; FWC 119-1989(Temp), f. 11-29-89, cert. ef. 12-1-89; FWC 135-1991(Temp), f. 12-10-91, cert. ef. 12-11-91; FWC 136-1991(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 12-19-91; FWC 112-1992, f. 10-26-92, cert. ef. 11-1-92; FWC 70-1993, f. 11-9-93, cert. ef. 11-11-93; FWC 88-1994(Temp), f. 11-30-94, cert. ef. 12-1-94; FWC 89-1994(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 12-1-94; FWC 89-1995(Temp), f. 11-28-95, cert. ef. 12-1-95; FWC 1-1996(Temp), f. 1-11-96, cert. ef. 1-13-96; DFW 51-1998(Temp), f. 6-29-98, cert. ef. 7-1-98 thru 9-15-98; DFW 54-1998(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 7-24-98 thru 9-15-98; DFW 40-1999, f. & cert. ef. 5-26-99; DFW 70-2000, f. & cert. ef. 10-23-00; DFW 77-2000(Temp), f. 11-27-00, cert. ef. 12-1-00 thru 12-14-00; DFW 39-2002, f. & cert. ef. 4-26-02; DFW 128-2002(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 11-15-02 thru 1-31-03; DFW 129-2002(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 11-20-02 thru 1-31-03; DFW 132-2002(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 11-25-02 thru 1-31-03 (Suspended by DFW 133-2002(Temp)); DFW 133-2002(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 12-6-02 thru 1-31-03; DFW 117-2003(Temp), f. 11-25-03, cert. ef. 12-1-03 thru 2-29-04; Administrative correction 10-26-04; DFW 113-2004(Temp), f. 11-23-04, cert. ef. 12-1-04 thru 3-1-05; DFW 116-2004(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 12-8-04 thru 3-1-05; DFW 126-2004(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 12-21-04 thru 3-1-05; DFW 132-2004(Temp), f. & cert ef. 12-30-04 thru 3-1-05; Administrative correction, 3-18-05; DFW 129-2005(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 11-29-05 thru 12-31-05; DFW 140-2005(Temp), f. 12-12-05, cert. ef. 12-30-05 thru 5-31-06; Administrative correction 7-20-06; DFW 142-2008, f. & cert. ef. 11-21-08; DFW 161-2010(Temp), f. 12-9-10, cert. ef. 12-10-10 thru 2-16-11; Administrative correction, 3-29-11; DFW 155-2011(Temp), f. 11-18-11, cert. ef. 12-1-11 thru 12-31-11

635-039-0090

Inclusions and Modifications

(1) The 2011 Oregon Sport Fishing Regulations provide requirements for sport fisheries for marine fish, shellfish, and marine invertebrates in the Pacific Ocean, coastal bays, and beaches, commonly referred to as the Marine Zone. However, additional regulations may be adopted in this rule division from time to time and to the extent of any inconsistency, they supersede the 2011 Oregon Sport Fishing Regulations.

(2) For the purposes of this rule, a “sport harvest cap” is defined as the amount that may be impacted (combined landings and other fishery related mortality) by the Oregon sport fishery in a single calendar year.

(a) For 2011, the sport harvest cap for black rockfish is 440.8 metric tons.

(3) For the purposes of this rule, “Other nearshore rockfish” means the following rockfish species: black and yellow (Sebastes chrysolmelas); brown (S. auriculatus); calico (S. dalli); China (S. nebulosus); copper (S. caurinus); gopher (S. carnatus); grass (S. rastelliger); kelp (S. atrovirens); olive (S. serranoides); quillback (S. maliger); and treefish (S. serriceps).

(4) For the purposes of this rule a “sport landing cap” is defined as the total landings for a given species, or species group, that may be taken in a single calendar year by the ocean boat fishery. For 2011 the sport landing caps are:

(a) Black rockfish and blue rockfish combined, 481.8 metric tons.

(b) Other nearshore rockfish, 13.6 metric tons.

(c) Cabezon, 15.8 metric tons.

(d) Greenling, 5.2 metric tons.

(5) Effective Wednesday, July 20, 2011 at 11:59 p.m. retention of cabezon, as identified in subsection (4)(c) above, is prohibited in the ocean boat and estuary boat fisheries. Angling for and retention of shore-based cabezon is permitted.

(6) In addition to the regulations for Marine Fish in the 2011 Oregon Sport Fishing Regulations, the following apply for the sport fishery in the Marine Zone in 2011:

(a) Lingcod (including green colored lingcod): 2 fish daily bag limit.

(b) All rockfish (“sea bass” “snapper”), greenling (“sea trout”), cabezon, skates, and other marine fish species not listed in the 2011 Oregon Sport Fishing Regulations in the Marine Zone, located under the category of Species Name, Marine Fish: 7 fish daily bag limit in aggregate (total sum or number), of which no more than one be a cabezon from April 1 through September 30. Retention of yelloweye rockfish and canary rockfish is prohibited.

(c) Flatfish (flounder, sole, sanddabs, turbot, and all halibut species except Pacific halibut): 25 fish daily bag limit in aggregate (total sum or number).

(d) Retention of all marine fish listed under the category of Species Name, Marine Fish, except Pacific cod, sablefish, herring, anchovy, smelt, sardine, striped bass, hybrid bass, and offshore pelagic species (excluding leopard shark and soupfin shark), is prohibited when Pacific halibut is retained on the vessel during open days for the all-depth sport fishery for Pacific halibut north of Humbug Mountain. Persons must also consult all publications referenced in OAR 635-039-0080 to determine all rules applicable to the taking of Pacific halibut.

(e) Harvest methods and other specifications for marine fish in subsections (6)(a), (6)(b) and (6)(c) including the following:

(A) Minimum length for lingcod, 22 inches.

(B) Minimum length for cabezon, 16 inches.

(C) Minimum length for greenling, 10 inches.

(D) May be taken by angling, hand, bow and arrow, spear, gaff hook, snag hook and herring jigs.

(E) Mutilating the fish so the size or species cannot be determined prior to landing or transporting mutilated fish across state waters is prohibited.

(f) Sport fisheries for species in subsections (6)(a), (6)(b) and (6)(c) and including leopard shark and soupfin shark are open January 1 through December 31, twenty-four hours per day, except that ocean waters are closed for these species during April 1 through July 20, outside of the 40-fathom curve (defined by latitude and longitude) as shown on Title 50 Code of Federal Regulations Part 660 Section 384 Vol. 71, No. 189, dated September 29, 2006. A 20-fathom, 25-fathom, or 30-fathom curve, as shown on Title 50 Code of Federal Regulations Part 660 Section 391 Vol. 71, No. 189, dated September 29, 2006 may be implemented as the management line as in-season modifications necessitate. Ocean waters are closed for species in subsections (6)(a), (6)(b) and (6)(c) during July 21 through September 30, outside of the 20 fathom curve (defined by latitude and longitude) as shown on Title 50 Code of Federal Regulations Part 660 Section 391 Vol. 71, No. 189, dated September 29, 2006.

(g) The Stonewall Bank Yelloweye Rockfish Conservation Area (YRCA) is defined by coordinates specified in Title 50 Code of Federal Regulations Part 660 Section 70 (October 1, 2010 ed.). Within the YRCA, it is unlawful to fish for, take, or retain species listed in subsections (6)(a), (6)(b) and (6)(c) of this rule, leopard shark, soupfin shark, and Pacific halibut using recreational fishing gear. A vessel engaged in recreational fishing within the YRCA is prohibited from possessing any species listed in subsections (6)(a), (6)(b) and (6)(c) of this rule, leopard shark, soupfin shark, and Pacific halibut. Recreational fishing vessels in possession of species listed in subsections (6)(a), (6)(b) and (6)(c) and including leopard shark, soupfin shark, and Pacific halibut may transit the YRCA without fishing gear in the water.

(7) Razor clams may be taken by hand, shovel, or cylindrical gun or tube. The opening of the gun/tube must be either circular or elliptical with the circular gun/tube opening having a minimum outside diameter of 4 inches and the elliptical gun/tube opening having minimum outside diameter dimensions of 4 inches long and 3 inches wide.

(8) It is unlawful to take Dungeness crab or red rock crab from the ocean from October 16 through December 15.

[Publications: Publications referenced are available from the agency.]

Stat. Auth.: ORS 496.138, 496.146, 497.121 & 506.119

Stats. Implemented: ORS 496.004, 496.009, 496.162 & 506.129

Hist.: FWC 82-1993, f. 12-22-93, cert. ef. 1-1-94; FWC 22-1994, f. 4-29-94, cert. ef. 5-2-94; FWC 29-1994(Temp), f. 5-20-94, cert. ef. 5-21-94; FWC 31-1994, f. 5-26-94, cert. ef. 6-20-94; FWC 43-1994(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 7-19-94; FWC 83-1994(Temp), f. 10-28-94, cert. ef. 11-1-94; FWC 95-1994, f. 12-28-94, cert. ef. 1-1-95; FWC 22-1995, f. 3-7-95, cert. ef. 3-10-95; FWC 25-1995, f. 3-29-95, cert. ef. 4-1-95; FWC 26-1995, 3-29-95, cert. ef. 4-2-95; FWC 36-1995, f. 5-3-95, cert. ef. 5-5-95; FWC 43-1995(Temp), f. 5-26-95, cert. ef. 5-28-95; FWC 46-1995(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 6-2-95; FWC 58-1995(Temp), f. 7-3-95, cert. ef. 7-5-95; FWC 77-1995, f. 9-13-95, cert. ef. 1-1-96; FWC 28-1996(Temp) , f. 5-24-96, cert. ef. 5-26-96; FWC 30-1996(Temp), f. 5-31-96, cert. ef. 6-2-96; FWC 72-1996, f. 12-31-96, cert. ef. 1-1-97; FWC 75-1997, f. 12-31-97, cert. ef. 1-1-98; DFW 100-1998, f. 12-23-98, cert. ef. 1-1-99; DFW 68-1999(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 9-17-99 thru 9-30-99; administrative correction 11-17-99; DFW 96-1999, f. 12-27-99, cert. ef. 1-1-00; DFW 83-2000(Temp), f. 12-28-00, cert. ef. 1-1-01 thru 1-31-01; DFW 1-2001, f. 1-25-01, cert. ef. 2-1-01; DFW 118-2001, f. 12-24-01, cert. ef. 1-1-02; DFW 26-2002, f. & cert. ef. 3-21-02; DFW 130-2002, f. 11-21-02, cert. ef. 1-1-03; DFW 35-2003, f. 4-30-03, cert. ef. 5-1-03; DFW 114-2003(Temp), f. 11-18-03, cert. ef. 11-21-03 thru 12-31-03; DFW 125-2003, f. 12-11-03, cert. ef. 1-1-04; DFW 128-2003, f. 12-15-03, cert. ef. 1-1-04; DFW 83-2004(Temp), f. 8-17-04, cert. ef. 8-18-04 thru 12-31-04; DFW 91-2004(Temp), f. 8-31-04, cert. ef. 9-2-04 thru 12-31-04; DFW 97-2004(Temp), f. 9-22-04, cert. ef. 9-30-04 thru 12-31-04; DFW 117-2004, f. 12-13-04, cert. ef. 1-1-05; DFW 34-2005(Temp), f. 4-29-05, cert. ef. 5-1-05 thru 10-27-05; DFW 75-2005(Temp), f. 7-13-05, cert. ef. 7-16-05 thru 12-31-05; DFW 87-2005(Temp), f. 8-8-05, cert. ef. 8-11-05 thru 12-31-05; DFW 121-2005(Temp), f. 10-12-05, cert. ef. 10-18-05 thru 12-31-05; DFW 129-2005(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 11-29-05 thru 12-31-05; DFW 136-2005, f. 12-7-05, cert. ef. 1-1-06; DFW 138-2005, f. 12-7-05, cert. ef. 1-1-06; DFW 141-2005(Temp), f. 12-12-05, cert. ef. 12-30-05 thru 12-31-05; Administrative correction 1-19-06; DFW 61-2006, f. 7-13-06, cert. ef. 10-1-06; DFW 65-2006(Temp), f. 7-21-06, cert. ef. 7-24-06 thru 12-31-06; DFW 105-2006(Temp), f. 9-21-06, cert. ef. 9-22-06 thru 12-31-06; DFW 134-2006(Temp), f. 12-21-06, cert. ef. 1-1-07 thru 6-29-07; DFW 3-2007, f. & cert. ef. 1-12-07; DFW 10-2007, f. & cert. ef. 2-14-07; DFW 66-2007(Temp), f. 8-6-07, cert. ef. 8-11-07 thru 12-31-07; DFW 136-2007, f. 12-31-07, cert. ef. 1-1-08; DFW 73-2008(Temp), f. 6-30-08, cert. ef. 7-7-08 thru 12-31-08; DFW 97-2008(Temp), f. 8-18-08, cert. ef. 8-21-08 thru 12-31-08; DFW 105-2008(Temp), f. 9-4-08, cert. ef. 9-7-08 thru 12-31-08; DFW 156-2008, f. 12-31-08, cert. ef. 1-1-09; DFW 7-2009(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 2-2-09 thru 7-31-09; DFW 39-2009, f. & cert. ef. 4-27-09; DFW 110-2009(Temp), f. 9-10-09, cert. ef. 9-13-09 thru 12-31-09; DFW 144-2009, f. 12-8-09, cert. ef. 1-1-10; DFW 103-2010(Temp), f. 7-21-10, cert. ef. 7-23-10 thru 12-31-10; DFW 157-2010, f. 12-6-10, cert. ef. 1-1-11; DFW 24-2011, f. & cert. ef. 3-22-11; DFW 97-2011(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 7-20-11 thru 12-31-11; DFW 135-2011(Temp), f. 9-21-11, cert. ef. 10-1-11 thru 12-31-11; DFW 155-2011(Temp), f. 11-18-11, cert. ef. 12-1-11 thru 12-31-11

 

Rule Caption: Season Openings for the Ocean Commercial and Recreational Dungeness Crab Fisheries.

Adm. Order No.: DFW 156-2011(Temp)

Filed with Sec. of State: 12-9-2011

Certified to be Effective: 12-15-11 thru 1-31-12

Notice Publication Date:

Rules Amended: 635-005-0045, 635-039-0090

Rules Suspended: 635-005-0045(T), 635-039-0090(T)

Subject: Amend rules to open the 2011-2012 ocean commercial and recreational Dungeness crab fisheries from the Columbia River southward to just north of Gold Beach (42°26’00” N. Lat.) on December 15, 2011. Both commercial and recreational Dungeness crab fisheries will remain closed from just north of Gold Beach (42°26’00” N. Lat.) southward to the California border until January 15, 2012. Recreational fishing for Dungeness crab in bays and estuaries, including the Columbia River, remains open.

Rules Coordinator: Therese Kucera—(503) 947-6033

635-005-0045

Closed Season in Pacific Ocean and Columbia River

(1) It is unlawful to:

(a) Take, land or possess Dungeness crab for commercial purposes from the Pacific Ocean, in the area from just north of Gold Beach (42°26’00” N. Lat.) northward to the Columbia River, or Columbia River from August 15 through December 14, 2011;

(b) Take, land or possess Dungeness crab for commercial purposes from the Pacific Ocean, in the area from just north of Gold Beach (42°26’00” N. Lat.) southward to the California border, from August 15, 2011 through January 14, 2012; and

(c) Take, land or possess Dungeness crab for commercial purposes south of 42°26’00” before February 14, 2012 for vessels that take, land, or possess Dungeness crab for commercial purposes north of Point Arena between December 14, 2011 and January 15, 2012.

(2) It is unlawful to land or to receive, or to buy, Dungeness crab the first 30 days of the Ocean Dungeness crab fishery from a vessel that has not been certified by officials of the State of Oregon, Washington, or California to have been free of Dungeness crab before fishing in the Ocean Dungeness crab fishery. Hold inspections shall begin the day prior to the opening of Ocean Dungeness crab fishery.

(3) Upon a determination by the Department that catch in Oregon’s Pacific Ocean Dungeness crab fishery after May 31 is greater than ten percent of the catch in the previous December 1 through May 31 period, the Director shall adopt a temporary rule closing the commercial season until the following December 1.

(4) Notwithstanding OAR 635-006-1095(7), the transfer of a permit from one vessel to another is suspended until February 15, 2012, except in the event a vessel is unintentionally destroyed due to fire, capsizing, sinking, or other event.

(5) Notwithstanding OAR 635-005-1055(9)(b), it is unlawful to retrieve from the ocean, including the Columbia River, and transport to shore commercial Dungeness crab gear of another vessel which was lost, forgotten, damaged, abandoned or otherwise derelict in such areas and during such times that commercial fishing for Dungeness crab is closed.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 506.119

Stats. Implemented: ORS 506.129

Hist.: FC 246, f. 5-5-72, ef. 5-15-72; FC 285(74-20), f. 11-27-74, ef. 12-25-74; FC 293(75-6), f. 6-23-75, ef. 7-11-75; FWC 30, f. & ef. 11-28-75; FWC 132, f. & ef. 8-4-77; FWC 30-1985, f. 6-27-1985, ef. 7-1-85, Renumbered from 625-010-0155, Renumbered from 635-036-0125; FWC 56-1982, f. & ef. 8-27-82; FWC 13-1983, f. & ef. 3-24-83; FWC 39-1983(Temp), f. & ef. 8-31-83; FWC 11-1984, f. 3-30-84, ef. 9-16-84, except section (1) per FWC 45-1984, f. & ef. 8-30-84; FWC 30-1985, f. 6-27-85, ef. 7-1-85; FWC 78-1986(Temp), f. & ef. 12-1-86; FWC 36-1987, f. & ef. 7-1-87; FWC 97-1987(Temp), f. & ef. 11-17-87; FWC 102-1988, f. 11-29-88, cert. ef. 12-29-88; FWC 119-1989(Temp), f. 11-29-89, cert. ef. 12-1-89; FWC 135-1991(Temp), f. 12-10-91, cert. ef. 12-11-91; FWC 136-1991(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 12-19-91; FWC 112-1992, f. 10-26-92, cert. ef. 11-1-92; FWC 70-1993, f. 11-9-93, cert. ef. 11-11-93; FWC 88-1994(Temp), f. 11-30-94, cert. ef. 12-1-94; FWC 89-1994(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 12-1-94; FWC 89-1995(Temp), f. 11-28-95, cert. ef. 12-1-95; FWC 1-1996(Temp), f. 1-11-96, cert. ef. 1-13-96; DFW 51-1998(Temp), f. 6-29-98, cert. ef. 7-1-98 thru 9-15-98; DFW 54-1998(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 7-24-98 thru 9-15-98; DFW 40-1999, f. & cert. ef. 5-26-99; DFW 70-2000, f. & cert. ef. 10-23-00; DFW 77-2000(Temp), f. 11-27-00, cert. ef. 12-1-00 thru 12-14-00; DFW 39-2002, f. & cert. ef. 4-26-02; DFW 128-2002(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 11-15-02 thru 1-31-03; DFW 129-2002(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 11-20-02 thru 1-31-03; DFW 132-2002(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 11-25-02 thru 1-31-03 (Suspended by DFW 133-2002(Temp)); DFW 133-2002(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 12-6-02 thru 1-31-03; DFW 117-2003(Temp), f. 11-25-03, cert. ef. 12-1-03 thru 2-29-04; Administrative correction 10-26-04; DFW 113-2004(Temp), f. 11-23-04, cert. ef. 12-1-04 thru 3-1-05; DFW 116-2004(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 12-8-04 thru 3-1-05; DFW 126-2004(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 12-21-04 thru 3-1-05; DFW 132-2004(Temp), f. & cert ef. 12-30-04 thru 3-1-05; Administrative correction, 3-18-05; DFW 129-2005(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 11-29-05 thru 12-31-05; DFW 140-2005(Temp), f. 12-12-05, cert. ef. 12-30-05 thru 5-31-06; Administrative correction 7-20-06; DFW 142-2008, f. & cert. ef. 11-21-08; DFW 161-2010(Temp), f. 12-9-10, cert. ef. 12-10-10 thru 2-16-11; Administrative correction, 3-29-11; DFW 155-2011(Temp), f. 11-18-11, cert. ef. 12-1-11 thru 12-31-11; DFW 156-2011(Temp), f. 12-9-11, cert. ef. 12-15-11 thru 1-31-12

635-039-0090

Inclusions and Modifications

(1) The 2011 and 2012 Oregon Sport Fishing Regulations provide requirements for sport fisheries for marine fish, shellfish, and marine invertebrates in the Pacific Ocean, coastal bays, and beaches, commonly referred to as the Marine Zone. However, additional regulations may be adopted in this rule division from time to time and to the extent of any inconsistency, they supersede the 2011 and 2012 Oregon Sport Fishing Regulations.

(2) For the purposes of this rule, a “sport harvest cap” is defined as the amount that may be impacted (combined landings and other fishery related mortality) by the Oregon sport fishery in a single calendar year.

(a) For 2011, the sport harvest cap for black rockfish is 440.8 metric tons.

(3) For the purposes of this rule, “Other nearshore rockfish” means the following rockfish species: black and yellow (Sebastes chrysolmelas); brown (S. auriculatus); calico (S. dalli); China (S. nebulosus); copper (S. caurinus); gopher (S. carnatus); grass (S. rastelliger); kelp (S. atrovirens); olive (S. serranoides); quillback (S. maliger); and treefish (S. serriceps).

(4) For the purposes of this rule a “sport landing cap” is defined as the total landings for a given species, or species group, that may be taken in a single calendar year by the ocean boat fishery. For 2011 the sport landing caps are:

(a) Black rockfish and blue rockfish combined, 481.8 metric tons.

(b) Other nearshore rockfish, 13.6 metric tons.

(c) Cabezon, 15.8 metric tons.

(d) Greenling, 5.2 metric tons.

(5) Effective Wednesday, July 20, 2011 at 11:59 p.m. retention of cabezon, as identified in subsection (4)(c) above, is prohibited in the ocean boat and estuary boat fisheries. Angling for and retention of shore-based cabezon is permitted.

(6) In addition to the regulations for Marine Fish in the 2011 and 2012 Oregon Sport Fishing Regulations, the following apply for the sport fishery in the Marine Zone in 2011 and 2012:

(a) Lingcod (including green colored lingcod): 2 fish daily bag limit.

(b) All rockfish (“sea bass” “snapper”), greenling (“sea trout”), cabezon, skates, and other marine fish species not listed in the 2011 and 2012 Oregon Sport Fishing Regulations in the Marine Zone, located under the category of Species Name, Marine Fish: 7 fish daily bag limit in aggregate (total sum or number), of which no more than one be a cabezon from April 1 through September 30. Retention of yelloweye rockfish and canary rockfish is prohibited.

(c) Flatfish (flounder, sole, sanddabs, turbot, and all halibut species except Pacific halibut): 25 fish daily bag limit in aggregate (total sum or number).

(d) Retention of all marine fish listed under the category of Species Name, Marine Fish, except Pacific cod, sablefish, herring, anchovy, smelt, sardine, striped bass, hybrid bass, and offshore pelagic species (excluding leopard shark and soupfin shark), is prohibited when Pacific halibut is retained on the vessel during open days for the all-depth sport fishery for Pacific halibut north of Humbug Mountain. Persons must also consult all publications referenced in OAR 635-039-0080 to determine all rules applicable to the taking of Pacific halibut.

(e) Harvest methods and other specifications for marine fish in subsections (6)(a), (6)(b) and (6)(c) including the following:

(A) Minimum length for lingcod, 22 inches.

(B) Minimum length for cabezon, 16 inches.

(C) Minimum length for greenling, 10 inches.

(D) May be taken by angling, hand, bow and arrow, spear, gaff hook, snag hook and herring jigs.

(E) Mutilating the fish so the size or species cannot be determined prior to landing or transporting mutilated fish across state waters is prohibited.

(f) Sport fisheries for species in subsections (6)(a), (6)(b) and (6)(c) and including leopard shark and soupfin shark are open January 1 through December 31, twenty-four hours per day, except that ocean waters are closed for these species during April 1 through July 20, outside of the 40-fathom curve (defined by latitude and longitude) as shown on Title 50 Code of Federal Regulations Part 660 Section 384 Vol. 71, No. 189, dated September 29, 2006. A 20-fathom, 25-fathom, or 30-fathom curve, as shown on Title 50 Code of Federal Regulations Part 660 Section 391 Vol. 71, No. 189, dated September 29, 2006 may be implemented as the management line as in-season modifications necessitate. Ocean waters are closed for species in subsections (6)(a), (6)(b) and (6)(c) during July 21 through September 30, outside of the 20 fathom curve (defined by latitude and longitude) as shown on Title 50 Code of Federal Regulations Part 660 Section 391 Vol. 71, No. 189, dated September 29, 2006.

(g) The Stonewall Bank Yelloweye Rockfish Conservation Area (YRCA) is defined by coordinates specified in Title 50 Code of Federal Regulations Part 660 Section 70 (October 1, 2010 ed.). Within the YRCA, it is unlawful to fish for, take, or retain species listed in subsections (6)(a), (6)(b) and (6)(c) of this rule, leopard shark, soupfin shark, and Pacific halibut using recreational fishing gear. A vessel engaged in recreational fishing within the YRCA is prohibited from possessing any species listed in subsections (6)(a), (6)(b) and (6)(c) of this rule, leopard shark, soupfin shark, and Pacific halibut. Recreational fishing vessels in possession of species listed in subsections (6)(a), (6)(b) and (6)(c) and including leopard shark, soupfin shark, and Pacific halibut may transit the YRCA without fishing gear in the water.

(7) Razor clams may be taken by hand, shovel, or cylindrical gun or tube. The opening of the gun/tube must be either circular or elliptical with the circular gun/tube opening having a minimum outside diameter of 4 inches and the elliptical gun/tube opening having minimum outside diameter dimensions of 4 inches long and 3 inches wide.

(8) It is unlawful to:

(a) Take Dungeness crab or red rock crab from the ocean, in the area from just north of Gold Beach (42°26’00” N. Lat.) northward to the Columbia River, through December 14, 2011; and

(b) Take Dungeness crab or red rock crab from the ocean, in the area from just north of Gold Beach (42°26’00” N. Lat.) southward to the California border, through January 14, 2012.

[Publications: Publications referenced are available from the agency.]

Stat. Auth.: ORS 496.138, 496.146, 497.121 & 506.119

Stats. Implemented: ORS 496.004, 496.009, 496.162 & 506.129

Hist.: FWC 82-1993, f. 12-22-93, cert. ef. 1-1-94; FWC 22-1994, f. 4-29-94, cert. ef. 5-2-94; FWC 29-1994(Temp), f. 5-20-94, cert. ef. 5-21-94; FWC 31-1994, f. 5-26-94, cert. ef. 6-20-94; FWC 43-1994(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 7-19-94; FWC 83-1994(Temp), f. 10-28-94, cert. ef. 11-1-94; FWC 95-1994, f. 12-28-94, cert. ef. 1-1-95; FWC 22-1995, f. 3-7-95, cert. ef. 3-10-95; FWC 25-1995, f. 3-29-95, cert. ef. 4-1-95; FWC 26-1995, 3-29-95, cert. ef. 4-2-95; FWC 36-1995, f. 5-3-95, cert. ef. 5-5-95; FWC 43-1995(Temp), f. 5-26-95, cert. ef. 5-28-95; FWC 46-1995(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 6-2-95; FWC 58-1995(Temp), f. 7-3-95, cert. ef. 7-5-95; FWC 77-1995, f. 9-13-95, cert. ef. 1-1-96; FWC 28-1996(Temp) , f. 5-24-96, cert. ef. 5-26-96; FWC 30-1996(Temp), f. 5-31-96, cert. ef. 6-2-96; FWC 72-1996, f. 12-31-96, cert. ef. 1-1-97; FWC 75-1997, f. 12-31-97, cert. ef. 1-1-98; DFW 100-1998, f. 12-23-98, cert. ef. 1-1-99; DFW 68-1999(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 9-17-99 thru 9-30-99; administrative correction 11-17-99; DFW 96-1999, f. 12-27-99, cert. ef. 1-1-00; DFW 83-2000(Temp), f. 12-28-00, cert. ef. 1-1-01 thru 1-31-01; DFW 1-2001, f. 1-25-01, cert. ef. 2-1-01; DFW 118-2001, f. 12-24-01, cert. ef. 1-1-02; DFW 26-2002, f. & cert. ef. 3-21-02; DFW 130-2002, f. 11-21-02, cert. ef. 1-1-03; DFW 35-2003, f. 4-30-03, cert. ef. 5-1-03; DFW 114-2003(Temp), f. 11-18-03, cert. ef. 11-21-03 thru 12-31-03; DFW 125-2003, f. 12-11-03, cert. ef. 1-1-04; DFW 128-2003, f. 12-15-03, cert. ef. 1-1-04; DFW 83-2004(Temp), f. 8-17-04, cert. ef. 8-18-04 thru 12-31-04; DFW 91-2004(Temp), f. 8-31-04, cert. ef. 9-2-04 thru 12-31-04; DFW 97-2004(Temp), f. 9-22-04, cert. ef. 9-30-04 thru 12-31-04; DFW 117-2004, f. 12-13-04, cert. ef. 1-1-05; DFW 34-2005(Temp), f. 4-29-05, cert. ef. 5-1-05 thru 10-27-05; DFW 75-2005(Temp), f. 7-13-05, cert. ef. 7-16-05 thru 12-31-05; DFW 87-2005(Temp), f. 8-8-05, cert. ef. 8-11-05 thru 12-31-05; DFW 121-2005(Temp), f. 10-12-05, cert. ef. 10-18-05 thru 12-31-05; DFW 129-2005(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 11-29-05 thru 12-31-05; DFW 136-2005, f. 12-7-05, cert. ef. 1-1-06; DFW 138-2005, f. 12-7-05, cert. ef. 1-1-06; DFW 141-2005(Temp), f. 12-12-05, cert. ef. 12-30-05 thru 12-31-05; Administrative correction 1-19-06; DFW 61-2006, f. 7-13-06, cert. ef. 10-1-06; DFW 65-2006(Temp), f. 7-21-06, cert. ef. 7-24-06 thru 12-31-06; DFW 105-2006(Temp), f. 9-21-06, cert. ef. 9-22-06 thru 12-31-06; DFW 134-2006(Temp), f. 12-21-06, cert. ef. 1-1-07 thru 6-29-07; DFW 3-2007, f. & cert. ef. 1-12-07; DFW 10-2007, f. & cert. ef. 2-14-07; DFW 66-2007(Temp), f. 8-6-07, cert. ef. 8-11-07 thru 12-31-07; DFW 136-2007, f. 12-31-07, cert. ef. 1-1-08; DFW 73-2008(Temp), f. 6-30-08, cert. ef. 7-7-08 thru 12-31-08; DFW 97-2008(Temp), f. 8-18-08, cert. ef. 8-21-08 thru 12-31-08; DFW 105-2008(Temp), f. 9-4-08, cert. ef. 9-7-08 thru 12-31-08; DFW 156-2008, f. 12-31-08, cert. ef. 1-1-09; DFW 7-2009(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 2-2-09 thru 7-31-09; DFW 39-2009, f. & cert. ef. 4-27-09; DFW 110-2009(Temp), f. 9-10-09, cert. ef. 9-13-09 thru 12-31-09; DFW 144-2009, f. 12-8-09, cert. ef. 1-1-10; DFW 103-2010(Temp), f. 7-21-10, cert. ef. 7-23-10 thru 12-31-10; DFW 157-2010, f. 12-6-10, cert. ef. 1-1-11; DFW 24-2011, f. & cert. ef. 3-22-11; DFW 97-2011(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 7-20-11 thru 12-31-11; DFW 135-2011(Temp), f. 9-21-11, cert. ef. 10-1-11 thru 12-31-11; DFW 155-2011(Temp), f. 11-18-11, cert. ef. 12-1-11 thru 12-31-11; DFW 156-2011(Temp), f. 12-9-11, cert. ef. 12-15-11 thru 1-31-12

 

Rule Caption: Marine Reserve Administrative Rules Effective Dates Postponed Until January 1, 2012.

Adm. Order No.: DFW 157-2011(Temp)

Filed with Sec. of State: 12-13-2011

Certified to be Effective: 12-25-11 thru 12-31-11

Notice Publication Date:

Rules Amended: 635-012-0020

Rules Suspended: 635-012-0020(T), 635-012-0030, 635-012-0040, 635-012-0050, 635-012-0060

Subject: This amended rule delays the effective date for the Division 012 rules for Marine Reserves and Protected Areas that will regulate hunting and fishing activities in the Otter Rock and Redfish Rocks Marine Reserves and the Redfish Rocks Marine Protected Area. The suspended rules prohibit take or attempts to take, including fishing or hunting, any fish or wildlife species in the marine reserves; and allow for removing crab pots and other fishing gear; and allow scientific take for research with valid permit. In the marine protected area, the suspended rules prohibit and allow the same activities as in the marine reserves, with additional allowances for commercial or recreational troll and take of salmon and fishing for and take of crab in authorized fisheries.

Rules Coordinator: Therese Kucera—(503) 947-6033

635-012-0020

Purpose

(1) The purpose of the regulations in this section are to implement Oregon House Bill 3013 (2009) by regulating activities in areas of Oregon’s territorial sea designated as marine reserves or marine protected areas.

(2) These rules are effective January 1, 2012.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 506.119, 506.129

Stats. Implemented: HB 3013 (2009)

Hist.: DFW 157-2009, f. 12-30-09, cert. ef. 6-30-11; DFW 6-2010, f. 1-22-10, cert. ef. 6-30-11; DFW 78-2011(Temp), f. 6-28-11, cert. ef. 6-29-11 thru 12-25-11; DFW 157-2011(Temp), f. 12-13-11, cert. ef. 12-25-11 thru 12-31-11

635-012-0030

Definitions

For the purposes of OAR 635, division 12 the following definitions apply:

(1) “Commission” means the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission.

(2) “Department” means the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife.

(3) “Fish” means all game fish as defined by ORS 496.009 and food fish as defined by 506.036.

(4) “Fishing gear” has the meaning given in OAR 635-004-0020.

(5) “Take” means to kill or obtain possession or control.

(6) “Wildlife” means all wild birds, amphibians, reptiles, and wild mammals.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 506.119, 506.129

Stats. Implemented: HB 3013 (2009)

Hist.: DFW 157-2009, f. 12-30-09, cert. ef. 6-30-11; DFW 6-2010, f. 1-22-10, cert. ef. 6-30-11; Suspended by DFW 78-2011(Temp), f. 6-28-11, cert. ef. 6-29-11 thru 12-25-11; Suspended by DFW 157-2011(Temp), f. 12-13-11, cert. ef. 12-25-11 thru 12-31-11

635-012-0040

Marine Reserve and Marine Protected Area Boundaries

(1) The Otter Rock Marine Reserve encompasses the area bounded by the points described in OAR 141-142-0030.

(2) The Redfish Rocks Marine Reserve encompasses the area bounded by the points described in OAR 141-142-0035.

(3) The Redfish Rocks Marine Protected Area encompasses the area bounded by the points described in OAR 141-142-0040.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 506.119, 506.129

Stats. Implemented: HB 3013 (2009)

Hist.: DFW 157-2009, f. 12-30-09, cert. ef. 6-30-11; Suspended by DFW 78-2011(Temp), f. 6-28-11, cert. ef. 6-29-11 thru 12-25-11; Suspended by DFW 157-2011(Temp), f. 12-13-11, cert. ef. 12-25-11 thru 12-31-11

635-012-0050

Marine Reserve Prohibitions and Allowances

(1) Except as specified in section (2) below, the following activities are prohibited within the Otter Rock and Redfish Rocks marine reserve areas: Take or attempt to take, including fishing or hunting, of any fish or wildlife species.

(2) Notwithstanding the prohibitions in section (1) above, person(s) may:

(a) Remove fishing gear from within the marine reserve boundary, provided that the retrieving vessel operator must notify the Oregon State Police at 1-800-452-7888 and receive permission before retrieving the gear and no fish or wildlife species from the retrieved gear shall be retained. Specific to commercial crab pots:

(A) If the pot(s) do not belong to the retrieving vessel, the vessel operator must follow the retrieval requirements set forth in OAR 635-005-0055(9)(b).

(B) If the pot(s) do belong to the retrieving vessel, the vessel operator may re-set the pot(s) outside of the reserve area.

(b) Take fish and wildlife species if authorized by a valid scientific taking permit as required by OAR divisions 635-007 and 635-043.

(c) Have catch onboard while transiting or anchoring in the marine reserve area. Except as allowed by subsection (2)(b) above, fishing gear shall not be deployed in the water at any time within the marine reserve.

(3) Nothing in this rule supersedes the Agreement between the Siletz Tribe, the United States and the State of Oregon, recorded at OAR 635-041-0500, defining specified tribal hunting, fishing, trapping and gathering rights by the Siletz Tribe and its members.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 506.119, 506.129

Stats. Implemented: HB 3013 (2009)

Hist.: DFW 157-2009, f. 12-30-09, cert. ef. 6-30-11; DFW 6-2010, f. 1-22-10, cert. ef. 6-30-11; Suspended by DFW 78-2011(Temp), f. 6-28-11, cert. ef. 6-29-11 thru 12-25-11; Suspended by DFW 157-2011(Temp), f. 12-13-11, cert. ef. 12-25-11 thru 12-31-11

635-012-0060

Marine Protected Area Prohibitions and Allowances

(1) Except as specified in section (2) below, the following activities are prohibited within the Redfish Rocks marine protected areas:

(a) Take or attempt to take any fish species.

(2) Notwithstanding the prohibitions in section (1) above, person(s) may:

(a) Commercially or recreationally troll for and take salmon in fisheries otherwise authorized by Commission rule.

(b) Commercially or recreationally fish for and take crab in fisheries otherwise authorized by Commission rule.

(c) Take fish and wildlife species if authorized by a valid scientific taking permit as required by OAR divisions 635-007 and 635-043.

(d) Have catch onboard while transiting or anchoring in the marine protected area. Except as allowed by subsections (2)(a), (2)(b), and (2)(c) above, fishing gear shall not be deployed in the water at any time within the marine protected area.

(3) It is unlawful to fish for or take any legal species in the marine protected area while possessing onboard any species not allowed to be taken in the marine protected area.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 506.119, 506.129

Stats. Implemented: HB 3013 (2009)

Hist.: DFW 157-2009, f. 12-30-09, cert. ef. 6-30-11; DFW 6-2010, f. 1-22-10, cert. ef. 6-30-11; Suspended by DFW 78-2011(Temp), f. 6-28-11, cert. ef. 6-29-11 thru 12-25-11; Suspended by DFW 157-2011(Temp), f. 12-13-11, cert. ef. 12-25-11 thru 12-31-11

 

Rule Caption: Corrections to 2012 Recreational Fisheries Rules for the Willamette Zone.

Adm. Order No.: DFW 158-2011(Temp)

Filed with Sec. of State: 12-14-2011

Certified to be Effective: 1-1-12 thru 4-30-12

Notice Publication Date:

Rules Amended: 635-017-0090

Subject: This amended rule corrects errors found in the 2012 Oregon Sport Fishing Regulations for the Willamette Zone. The regulation for retention of steelhead in the Sandy River mainstem and tributaries upstream from ODFW markers at the mouth of the Salmon River, including the Salmon River, is amended from “open the entire year” to “open July 1 to August 31.” The regulation for Henry Hagg Lake (Washington Co.) is amended to open the fishery on March 3 instead of March 4.

Rules Coordinator: Therese Kucera—(503) 947-6033

635-017-0090

Inclusions and Modifications

(1) The 2012 Oregon Sport Fishing Regulations provide requirements for the Willamette Zone. However, additional regulations may be adopted in this rule division from time to time and to the extent of any inconsistency, they supersede the 2012 Oregon Sport Fishing Regulations.

(2) Pacific Lamprey Harvest:

(a) Pursuant to OAR 635-044-0130(1)(b), authorization from the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission must be in possession by individuals collecting or possessing Pacific lamprey for personal use. Permits are available from ODFW, 17330 SE Evelyn Street, Clackamas, OR 97015;

(b) Open fishing period is June 1 through July 31 from 7:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M.; personal use harvest is permitted Friday through Monday each week. All harvest is prohibited Tuesday through Thursday;

(c) Open fishing area is the Willamette River at Willamette Falls on the east side of the falls only, excluding Horseshoe Area at the peak of the falls;

(d) Gear is restricted to hand or hand-powered tools only;

(e) Catch must be recorded daily on a harvest record card prior to leaving the open fishing area. Harvest record cards will be provided by ODFW. All harvest record cards must be returned to the ODFW Clackamas office by August 31 to report catch. Permit holders who do not return the harvest record cards by August 31 will be ineligible to receive a permit in the following year.

(f) Harvesters must allow sampling or enumeration of catches by ODFW personnel.

(3) Sandy River (Multnomah/Clackamas Co.) Mainstem and tributaries upstream from ODFW markers at the mouth of the Salmon River, including the Salmon River:

(a) Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead and non-adipose fin-clipped steelhead harvest July 1-August 31.

(b) Angling restricted to artificial flies and lures with a single point hook no larger than 1/2 inch gap (size 1) and multiple point hook no larger than 3/8 inch gap (size 4).

(c) No limit on size or number of brook trout taken. Catch limits on other trout species do not apply to brook trout.

(4) Henry Hagg Lake (Washington Co.):

(a) Closed January 1-March 2 and November 19-December 31.

(b) Open March 3-November 18

(c) One bass per day.

[Publications: Publications referenced are available from the agency.]

Stat. Auth.: ORS 496.138, 496.146, 497.121 & 506.119

Stats. Implemented: ORS 496.004, 496.009, 496.162 & 506.129

Hist.: FWC 82-1993, f. 12-22-93, cert. ef. 1-1-94; FWC 3-1994, f. 1-25-94, cert. ef. 1-26-94; FWC 65-1994(Temp), f. 9-15-94, cert. ef. 9-17-94; FWC 86-1994(Temp), f. 10-31-94, cert. ef. 11-1-94; FWC 22-1995, f. 3-7-95, cert. ef. 3-10-95; FWC 32-1995, f. & cert. ef. 4-24-95; FWC 77-1995, f. 9-13-95, cert. ef. 1-1-96; FWC 14-1996, f. 3-29-96, cert. ef. 4-1-96; FWC 20-1996, f. & cert. ef. 4-29-96; FWC 22-1996(Temp), f. 5-9-96 & cert. ef. 5-10-96; FWC 72-1996, f. 12-31-96, cert. ef. 1-1-97; FWC 5-1997, f. & cert. ef. 2-4-97; FWC 13-1997, f. 3-5-97, cert. ef. 3-11-97; FWC 17-1997(Temp), f. 3-19-97, cert. ef. 4-1-97; FWC 24-1997(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 4-10-97; FWC 31-1997(Temp), f. 5-14-97, cert. ef. 5-15-97; FWC 39-1997(Temp), f. 6-17-97, cert. ef. 6-18-97; FWC 69-1997, f. & cert. ef. 11-6-97; FWC 75-1997, f. 12-31-97, cert. ef. 1-1-98; DFW 19-1998, f. & cert. ef. 3-12-98; DFW 28-1998(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 4-9-98 thru 4-24-98; DFW 31-1998(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 4-24-98 thru 7-31-98; DFW 33-1998(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 4-30-98 thru 5-15-98; DFW 34-1998, f. & cert. ef. 5-4-98; DFW 35-1998(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 5-10-98 thru 5-15-98; DFW 37-1998(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 5-15-98 thru 7-31-98; DFW 100-1998, f. 12-23-98, cert. ef. 1-1-99; DFW 15-1999, f. & cert. ef. 3-9-99; DFW 16-1999(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 3-10-99 thru 3-19-99; DFW 19-1999(Temp), f. & ef. 3-19-99 thru 4-15-99; DFW 27-1999(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 4-23-99 thru 10-20-99; DFW 30-1999(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 4-27-99 thru 5-12-99; DFW 35-1999(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 5-13-99 thru 7-31-99; DFW 39-1999(Temp), f. 5-26-99, cert. ef. 5-27-99 thru 7-31-99; DFW 78-1999, f. & cert. ef. 10-4-99; DFW 88-1999(Temp), f. 11-5-99, cert. ef. 11-6-99 thru 11-30-99; administrative correction 11-17-99; DFW 96-1999, f. 12-27-99, cert. ef. 1-1-00; DFW 13-2000, f. & cert. ef. 3-20-00; DFW 22-2000, f. 4-14-00, cert. ef. 4-16-00 thru 7-31-00; DFW 23-2000(Temp), f. 4-19-00, cert. ef. 4-22-00 thru 7-31-00; DFW 58-2000(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 9-1-00 thru 12-31-00; DFW 83-2000(Temp), f. 12-28-00, cert. ef. 1-1-01 thru 1-31-01; DFW 1-2001, f. 1-25-01, cert. ef. 2-1-01; DFW 6-2001, f. & cert. ef. 3-1-01; DFW 23-2001(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 4-23-01 thru 10-19-01; DFW 28-2001, f. & cert. ef. 5-1-01; DFW 40-2001(Temp) f. & cert. ef. 5-24-01 thru 11-20-01; DFW 46-2001(Temp) f. 6-8-01, cert. ef. 6-16-01 thru 12-13-01; DFW 70-2001, f. & cert. ef. 8-10-01; DFW 72-2001(Temp), f. 8-10-01, cert. ef. 8-16-01 thru 12-31-01; DFW 90-2001(Temp), f. 9-14-01, cert. ef. 9-15-01 thru 12-31-01; DFW 95-2001(Temp), f. 9-27-01, cert. ef. 10-20-01 thru 12-31-01; DFW 123-2001, f. 12-31-01, cert. ef. 1-1-02; DFW 5-2002(Temp) f. 1-11-02 cert. ef. 1-12-02 thru 7-11-02; DFW 26-2002, f. & cert. ef. 3-21-02; DFW 37-2002, f. & cert. ef. 4-23-02; DFW 42-2002, f. & cert. ef. 5-3-02; DFW 44-2002(Temp), f. 5-7-02, cert. ef. 5-8-02 thru 11-3-02; DFW 70-2002(Temp), f. 7-10-02 cert ef. 7-12-02 thru 12-31-02; DFW 91-2002(Temp) f. 8-19-02, cert. ef 8-20-02 thru 11-1-02 (Suspended by DFW 101-2002(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 10-3-02 thru 11-1-02); DFW 130-2002, f. 11-21-02, cert. ef. 1-1-03; DFW 16-2003(Temp), f. 2-27-03, cert. ef. 3-1-03 thru 7-1-03; DFW 42-2003, f. & cert. ef. 5-16-03; DFW 53-2003(Temp), f. 6-17-03, cert. ef. 6-18-03 thru 12-14-03; DFW 57-2003(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 7-8-03 thru 12-31-03; DFW 59-2003(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 7-11-03 thru 12-31-03; DFW 70-2003(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 7-23-03 thru 12-31-03; DFW 71-2003(Temp), f. 7-24-03, cert. ef. 7-25-03 thru 12-31-03; DFW 90-2003(Temp), f. 9-12-03 cert. ef. 9-13-03 thru 12-31-03; DFW 125-2003, f. 12-11-03, cert. ef. 1-1-04; DFW 33-2004, f. 4-22-04, cert ef. 5-1-04; DFW 48-2004(Temp), f. 5-26-04, cert. ef. 5-28-04 thru 11-23-04; DFW 69-2004(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 7-12-04 thru 11-23-04; DFW 117-2004, f. 12-13-04, cert. ef. 1-1-05; DFW 24-2005, f. 4-15-05, cert. ef. 5-1-05; DFW 78-2005(Temp), f. 7-19-05, cert. ef. 7-21-05 thru 7-22-05; Administrative correction 8-17-05; DFW 136-2005, f. 12-7-05, cert. ef. 1-1-06; DFW 36-2006(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 6-1-06 thru 9-30-06; DFW 79-2006, f. 8-11-06, cert. ef. 1-1-07; DFW 121-2006(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 10-20-06 thru 12-31-06; DFW 32-2007, f. 5-14-07, cert. ef. 6-1-07; DFW 65-2007(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 8-6-07 thru 10-31-07; DFW 105-2007(Temp), f. 10-4-07, cert. ef. 10-6-07 thru 11-30-07; Administrative correction 12-20-07; DFW 134-2007, f. 12-26-07, cert. ef. 1-1-08; DFW 136-2007, f. 12-31-07, cert. ef. 1-1-08; DFW 1-2008(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 1-9-08 thru 7-6-08; DFW 5-2008(Temp), f. 1-25-08, cert. ef. 2-1-08 thru 7-6-08; DFW 15-2008(Temp), f. 2-26-08, cert. ef. 3-1-08 thru 7-29-08; DFW 46-2008(Temp), f. 5-9-08, cert. ef. 5-12-08 thru 7-29-08; DFW 55-2008(Temp), f. 5-30-08, cert. ef. 6-2-08 thru 10-31-08; DFW 82-2008(Temp), f. 7-21-08, cert. ef. 7-29-08 thru 12-31-08; DFW 110-2008(Temp), f. 9-15-08, cert. ef. 9-17-08 thru 12-31-08; DFW 124-2008(Temp), f. 10-1-08, cert. ef. 10-2-08 thru 12-31-08; DFW 156-2008, f. 12-31-08, cert. ef. 1-1-09; DFW 9-2009(Temp), f. 2-13-09, cert. ef. 3-1-09 thru 8-15-09; DFW 15-2009, f. & cert. ef. 2-25-09; DFW 74-2009(Temp), f. 6-25-09, cert. ef. 6-30-09 thru 7-2-09; Administrative correction 7-21-09; DFW 103-2009(Temp), f. 8-27-09, cert. ef. 9-1-09 thru 12-31-09; DFW 118-2009(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 9-28-09 thru 12-31-09; DFW 123-2009(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 10-5-09 thru 12-31-09; DFW 144-2009, f. 12-8-09, cert. ef. 1-1-10; DFW 61-2010, f. & cert. ef. 5-14-10; DFW 62-2010(Temp), f. 5-14-10, cert. ef. 5-22-10 thru 11-17-10; DFW 84-2010(Temp), f. 6-17-10, cert. ef. 6-18-10 thru 10-31-10; DFW 94-2010(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 7-1-10 thru 10-31-10; DFW 96-2010(Temp), f. 7-7-10, cert. ef. 7-8-10 thru 10-31-10; DFW 123-2010(Temp), f. 8-26-10, cert. ef. 9-1-10 thru 12-31-10; DFW 134-2010(Temp), f. 9-22-10, cert. ef. 9-23-10 thru 12-31-10; DFW 171-2010, f. 12-30-10, cert. ef. 1-1-11; DFW 158-2011(Temp), f. 12-14-11, cert. ef. 1-1-12 thru 4-30-12

 

Rule Caption: Establishes 2012 Seasons and Regulations for Game Mammals.

Adm. Order No.: DFW 159-2011

Filed with Sec. of State: 12-14-2011

Certified to be Effective: 1-1-12

Notice Publication Date: 9-1-2011

Rules Amended: 635-008-0123, 635-008-0135, 635-008-0155, 635-065-0001, 635-065-0015, 635-065-0090, 635-065-0401, 635-065-0625, 635-065-0635, 635-065-0733, 635-065-0740, 635-065-0760, 635-066-0000, 635-066-0010, 635-067-0000, 635-067-0004, 635-067-0030, 635-067-0040, 635-072-0000

Subject: Establish the 2012 hunting regulations for game mammals, including season dates, open areas, location of cooperative travel management areas, wildlife areas, and other rules including general hunting and controlled hunt regulations.

Rules Coordinator: Therese Kucera—(503) 947-6033

635-008-0123

Lower Deschutes Wildlife Area

The Lower Deschutes Wildlife Area is open to wildlife-oriented public use compatible with the goals and objectives contained in the 2009 Lower Deschutes Wildlife Area Management Plan unless otherwise excluded or restricted by the Deschutes River Scenic Waterway Rules and the following additional rules:

(1) The Lower Deschutes Wildlife Area is open to the hunting of big game, game birds and waterfowl during authorized seasons and by permit; except that discharge of firearms is prohibited within the scenic waterway boundary from the third Saturday in May through August 31.

(2) Unauthorized motor vehicle use is prohibited.

(3) Horses and horseback riding are prohibited except by permit.

(4) Open fires are prohibited except as specified under the Scenic Waterway rules.

(5) Running or training of dogs is prohibited except during authorized bird hunting seasons.

(6) Camping is prohibited on river islands, areas posted “camping prohibited” within the Deschutes River Scenic Waterway and on state lands outside the Deschutes River Scenic Waterway in the Lower Deschutes Wildlife Area (Deschutes Scenic Waterway is an area extending 1/4-mile away from each bank of the river).

Stat. Auth.: ORS 496.012, 496.138, 496.146, 496.162

Stats. Implemented: ORS 496.012, 496.138, 496.146, 496.162

Hist.: FWC 71-1984, f. & ef. 10-12-84; FWC 53-1994, f. & cert. ef. 8-25-94; DFW 40-2009, f. & cert. ef. 4-27-09; DFW 159-2011, f. 12-14-11, cert. ef. 1-1-12

635-008-0135

Prineville Reservoir Wildlife Area

The Prineville Reservoir Wildlife Area is open to wildlife-oriented public use unless otherwise excluded or restricted by the following rules:

(1) The area is closed to motorized vehicle access from November 15 or December 1 (as posted at each gate) through April 15 annually for resource protection.

(2) Motorized vehicle travel is restricted to designated open roads.

(3) Discharging firearms is prohibited except as authorized during game bird and game mammal seasons, or by permit.

(4) Camping is prohibited except in designated areas.

(5) Campfires or open burning is prohibited except in designated campsites.

(6) Open fires are prohibited during designated fire closures.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 496.012, 496.138, 496.146, 496.162

Stats. Implemented: ORS 496.012, 496.138, 496.146, 496.162

Hist.: GC 64, f. 4-3-57; GC 232, f. 8-13-70, ef. 9-11-70; GC 252, f. 5-11-72, ef. 6-1-72, Renumbered from 630-010-0500, Renumbered from 635-015-0005; FWC 63-1980, f. & ef. 11-4-80; FWC 2-1981(Temp), f. & ef. 1-20-81; FWC 30-1982, f. & ef. 5-18-82, Renumbered from 635-008-0005(14); FWC 53-1994, f. & cert. ef. 8-25-94; DFW 159-2011, f. 12-14-11, cert. ef. 1-1-12

635-008-0155

Summer Lake Wildlife Area

The Summer Lake Wildlife Area is open to wildlife-oriented public use compatible with the goals and objectives contained in the 2007 Summer Lake Wildlife Area Management Plan unless otherwise excluded or restricted by the following rules:

(1) Posted Refuges are closed to all entry during authorized game bird and game mammal hunting seasons, except to retrieve lawfully taken wildlife, or by permit.

(2) Entering any portion of the Wildlife Area south of Thousand Springs Lane (Lake County Road 4-17), except the Foster Place unit and open roads and campgrounds, between October 1, 2011 through 4 a.m. on October 8, 2011 is prohibited.

(3) Discharging firearms is prohibited except as authorized during game bird and game mammal hunting seasons, or by permit.

(4) Motor vehicles and other motor driven modes of transportation are prohibited except on parking areas and open roads, or by permit.

(5) Camping or leaving vehicles unattended is prohibited except on areas designated for that use, and may not exceed 14 days per stay, except by permit.

(6) Running or training of dogs is prohibited except by permit.

(7) No person shall possess or use any shot other than federally-approved nontoxic shot at any time, except for big game hunters using buckshot.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 496.012, 496.138, 496.146, 496.162 & 496.992

Stats. Implemented: ORS 496.012, 496.138, 496.146, 496.162 & 496.992

Hist.: GC 64, f. 4-3-57; GC 232, f. 8-13-70, ef. 9-11-70; GC 252, f. 5-11-72, ef. 6-1-72, Renumbered from 630-010-0500, Renumbered from 635-015-0005; FWC 63-1980, f. & ef. 11-4-80; FWC 2-1981(Temp), f. & ef. 1-20-81; FWC 30-1982, f. & ef. 5-18-82, Renumbered from 635-008-0005(17); FWC 53-1994, f. & cert. ef. 8-25-94; DFW 118-2007, f. 10-31-07, cert. ef. 1-1-08; DFW 93-2009, f. & cert. ef. 8-12-09; DFW 117 2010, f. & cert. ef. 8-13-10; DFW 108-2011, f. & cert. ef. 8-5-11; DFW 159-2011, f. 12-14-11, cert. ef. 1-1-12

635-065-0001

Purpose and General Information

(1) The purpose of these rules is to establish license and tag requirements, limits, areas, methods and other restrictions for hunting game mammals pursuant to ORS Chapter 496.

(2) OAR chapter 635, division 065 incorporates, by reference, the requirements for hunting game mammals set out in the document entitled “2012 Oregon Big Game Regulations,” into Oregon Administrative Rules. Therefore, persons must consult the “2012 Oregon Big Game Regulations” in addition to OAR chapter 635, to determine all applicable requirements for game mammals. The annual Oregon Big Game Regulations are available at hunting license agents and regional, district, and headquarters offices, and website of the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife.

[Publications: Publications referenced are available from the agency.]

Stat. Auth.: ORS 496.012, 496.138, 496.146 & 496.162

Stats. Implemented: ORS 496.012, 496.138, 496.146 & 496.162

Hist.: FWC 38-1988, f. & cert. ef. 6-13-88; FWC 63-1989, f. & cert. ef. 8-15-89; FWC 9-1997, f. & cert. ef. 2-27-97; FWC 71-1997, f. & cert. ef. 12-29-97; DFW 1-1999, f. & cert. ef. 1-14-99; 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 3-2002(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 1-3-02 thru 1-23-02; DFW 2-2003, f. & cert. ef. 1-17-03; DFW 9-2003(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 1-28-03 thru 6-16-03; DFW 85-2003(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 8-27-03 thru 2-23-04; DFW 88-2003(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 9-3-03 thru 12-31-03; 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 118-2007, f. 10-31-07, c ert. 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

635-065-0015

General Tag Requirements and Limits

(1) Big Game Tags: Any person hunting game mammals for which a tag is required must have on their person a valid tag for the dates, area and species being hunted.

(2) Any person 12 years of age or older may purchase game mammal tags if they possess an adult hunting license.                

(3) A person may obtain and possess during an annual hunting season only:

(a) One valid general season black bear tag;

(b) One valid additional general black bear tag valid in management units 20-30;

(c) One valid controlled black bear tag in addition to general season bear tags issued under subsection (a) and (b) above;

(d) One valid 700 series “leftover” controlled bear tag;

(e) One valid cougar (mountain lion) tag;

(f) One valid eastern additional general cougar (mountain lion) tag;

(g) One valid pronghorn antelope tag.

(4) Except as provided in OAR chapter 635, division 090, and except as provided in OAR 635-075-0010, a person may obtain and possess only one of the following tags during an annual hunting season:

(a) One valid deer bow tag;

(b) One valid western Oregon deer tag;

(c) One valid 100 series controlled buck hunt tag;

(d) One valid 600 series controlled antlerless deer tag in addition to one of (4)(a)–(4)(c) and (4)(e);

(e) One valid 100 series “left over” controlled deer tag;

(f) One valid 600 series “left over” controlled deer tag;

(5) Except as provided in OAR chapter 635, division 090, a person may obtain and possess only one of the following tags during an annual hunting season:

(a) One valid Cascade elk tag;

(b) One valid Coast First Season elk tag;

(c) One valid Coast Second Season elk tag;

(d) One valid Rocky Mountain elk – first season tag,

(e) One valid Rocky Mountain elk – second season tag;

(f) One valid elk bow tag;

(g) One valid controlled elk hunt tag;

(6) In addition to the tags described in OAR 635-065-0015(5), a person during an annual hunting season may obtain or possess only one valid 200 series “leftover” controlled elk tag.

(7) In addition to the tags described in OAR 635-065-0015(3), (4), and (5), a person during an annual hunting season may obtain or possess only one valid “Mandatory Hunter Reporting Incentive Tag” per annual hunting season. If the Department awards a hunter such a tag through the controlled hunt draw authorized by OAR 635-060-0030(5), the following requirements will apply:

(a) On or before July 15, 2012 the hunter must inform the Department which species the tag is to be issued for (pronghorn antelope, deer, or elk) and purchase the tag. Tags not purchased by July 15 will be offered to an alternate hunter with a tag sale deadline of July 31, 2012.

(b) Hunting hours, hunt dates, bag limit and hunt area for Mandatory Hunter Reporting Incentive Tags will be the same as those listed in OAR 635-090-0150(3) for deer or (4) for elk , or 635-067-0028(2) for pronghorn.

(c) Bag limit: one pronghorn antelope or one deer or one elk.

(d) Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife employees are not eligible for a Mandatory Hunter Reporting Incentive Tag.

(8) Except as provided in OAR 635-067-0032 thru 635-067-0034, a person may obtain and possess only one bighorn sheep ram tag in a lifetime.

(9) A person may obtain and possess only one Rocky Mountain goat tag in a lifetime.

(10) It is unlawful for any person to issue or to possess any game mammal tag which has been backdated.

(11) Any game mammal tag having an issue date subsequent to the last day authorized for issue of such tag as listed in “Oregon Big Game Regulations” for the current season is a void tag. Exception:

(a) Members of the armed forces returning to the state after the deadline shall be permitted to purchase general season tags for themselves at the Salem headquarters and regional offices of the Department.

(b) Notwithstanding the deadlines for tag purchases provided by rule and in the hunting regulation synopses, any person who qualifies to purchase a tag but fails to make the purchase by the deadline, may purchase the tag late if the person:

(A) Submits a written affidavit certifying that the person has not yet hunted during the season for which the tag is sought to the Department’s Licensing Services Office;

(B) The request must be received by the Department before the end of the season for the particular tag; and

(C ) Pays the Department the fee for a duplicate tag, in addition to the usual tag fee.

(D) A tag purchased for a season that has not begun may be canceled and replaced with a tag for an ongoing season using the process outlines in 635-065-0015(b)(A & B) provided the original tag is surrendered with the affidavit and the fee for a duplicate tag is paid to the Department.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 496.012, 496.138, 496.146 & 496.162

Stats. Implemented: ORS 496.012, 496.138, 496.146 & 496.162

Hist.: FWC 123, f. & ef. 6-9-77; FWC 33-1978, f. & ef. 6-30-78; 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 13-1988, f. & cert. ef. 3-10-88; FWC 63-1989, f. & cert. ef. 8-15-89, Renumbered from 635-65-780; FWC 24-1990, f. & cert. ef. 3-21-90; FWC 20-1991, f. & cert. ef. 3-12-91; 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 7-1996, f. & cert. ef. 2-12-96; FWC 9-1997, f. & cert. ef. 2-27-97; FWC 6-17-97, f. & cert. ef. 6-17-97; DFW 49-1998, f. & cert. ef. 6-22-98; DFW 1-1999, f. & cert. ef. 1-14-99; DFW 47-1999, f. & cert. ef. 6-16-99; DFW 92-1999, f. 12-8-99, cert. ef. 1-1-00; DFW 30-2000, f. & cert. ef. 6-14-00; DFW 54-2000(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 8-28-00 thru 12-31-00; DFW 82-2000, f. 12-21-00, cert. ef. 1-1-01; DFW 47-2001, f. & cert. ef. 6-13-01; DFW 52-2001(Temp) f. & cert. ef. 6-27-01 thru 12-24-01; DFW 34-2002, f. & cert. ef. 4-18-02; DFW 59-2002, f. & cert. ef. 6-11-02; DFW 2-2003, f. & cert. ef. 1-17-03; 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 66-2009, f. & cert. ef. 6-10-09; DFW 106-2009(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 9-2-09 thru 3-1-10; DFW 140-2009, f. 11-3-09, cert. ef. 1-1-10; DFW 26-2010(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 3-3-10 thru 8-29-10; DFW 58-2010(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 5-12-10 thru 11-8-10; DFW 70-2010(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 5-18-10 thru 11-10-10; DFW 83-2010, f. & cert. ef. 6-15-10; DFW 168-2010, f. 12-29-10, cert. ef. 1-1-11; DFW 159-2011, f. 12-14-11, cert. ef. 1-1-12

635-065-0090

Disabled Hunter Seasons and Bag Limits

(1) ORS 496.018 provides that in order to be considered a person with a disability under the wildlife laws, a person shall provide to the Fish and Wildlife Commission either written certification from a licensed physician, certified nurse practitioner, or licensed physician assistant of certain specified disabilities or written proof that the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs or the Armed Forces shows the person to be at least 65 percent disabled. To implement that statute, this rule provides for the issuance of an “Oregon Disabilities Hunting and Fishing Permit” by the Department.

(2) To obtain an “Oregon Disabilities Hunting and Fishing Permit,” a person shall submit to the Department a completed form specified by the Department. If the completed form accurately provides all required information, the Department shall issue an “Oregon Disabilities Hunting and Fishing Permit”. Permits are valid for two calendar years. To renew a permit, the holder must submit a new, updated application form.

(3) The Department may revoke, suspend or decline to issue or renew an “Oregon Disabilities Hunting and Fishing Permit” for failure to submit accurate information. The holder or applicant may request a contested case hearing to appeal such an action.

(4) A person who possesses an Oregon Disabilities Hunting and Fishing Permit issued by the Department is qualified for expanded bag limits as follows:

Season/Tag – Bag Limit

General or controlled buck deer – One deer

In the following units: Biggs, Columbia Basin (except: That portion of the Columbia Basin Unit described as follows shall be closed to all bowhunting: Beginning at Heppner, north and west on State Highway 74 to Lexington; north and east on State Highway 207 to Butter Creek Junction; south on Butter Creek Road to Highway 74 at Vinson; west on Highway 74 to Heppner, point of beginning.), Hood, Indigo, Maupin, McKenzie, Melrose, Santiam, Willamette.

General or controlled bull elk – Legal bull or antlerless elk

In the following units: Alsea, Applegate, Beatys Butte, Beulah, Biggs, Columbia Basin (except: That portion of the Columbia Basin Unit described as follows shall be closed to all bowhunting: Beginning at Heppner, north and west State Highway 74 to Lexington; north and east on State Highway 207 to Butter Creek Junction; south on Butter Creek Road to Highway 74 at Vinson; west on Highway 74 to Heppner, point of beginning.), Dixon, Evans Creek, East Fort Rock (that portion east of Hwy 97), Fossil, Grizzly, Hood, Imnaha, Indigo, Juniper, Lookout Mountain, Malheur River, Maupin, McKenzie, Melrose, Murderers Creek, Northside, Ochoco, Owyhee, Paulina, Pine Creek, Rogue, Saddle Mountain, Santiam (within the exterior boundary of Mt. Hood National Forest, antlerless elk cannot be harvested), Scappoose, Silvies, Siuslaw, Sixes, Sled Springs, Steens Mountain, Stott Mountain, South Sumpter (that part of Unit 51 south of Burnt Rvr Canyon Rd from Durkee to junction State Hwy 245 and Hwy 245 from junction Burnt Rvr Canyon Rd to Unity), Trask, Wagontire, White River, Whitehorse, Willamette, Wilson.

Controlled pronghorn antelope

Buck only hunts – One pronghorn

In the following units: Beatys Butte, Biggs, Columbia Basin, Fort Rock, Grizzly, Juniper, Keating, Lookout Mountain, Malheur River, Maupin, Maury, Murderers Creek, Northside, Ochoco, Paulina, Silver Lake, Silvies, Steens Mountain, Sumpter, Wagontire, Warner. For hunts with bag limits other than one buck or one bull, the bag limit remains as shown in the Oregon Big Game Regulations.

(5) The Oregon Disabilities Hunting and Fishing Permit is valid only with a general season or controlled bull elk, buck deer, or pronghorn antelope tag for the area and time period being hunted. The permit must be carried on the person while hunting.

(6) An able-bodied companion may accompany a person with an Oregon Disabilities Hunting and Fishing Permit and kill any animal wounded by the permit holder. The wounded animal must be killed using a legal weapon for the season and species designated on the tag. The companion must immediately attach the permit holder’s tag to the carcass of the animal. The companion is not required to possess a hunting license or tag.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 496.012, 496.138, 496.146 & 496.162

Stats. Implemented: ORS 496.012, 496.138, 496.146 & 496.162

Hist.: FWC 29-1987, f. & ef. 6-19-87; FWC 63-1989, f. & cert. ef. 8-15-89; FWC 20-1991, f. & cert. ef. 3-12-91; 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 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 2-2003, f. & cert. ef. 1-17-03; DFW 122-2004, f. 12-21-04, cert. ef. 1-1-05; DFW 53-2005, f. & cert. ef. 6-14-05; DFW 142-2005, f. & cert. ef. 12-16-05; DFW 41-2006, f. & cert. ef. 6-14-06; DFW 42-2007, f. & cert. ef. 6-14-07; DFW 118-2007, f. 10-31-07, c ert. ef. 1-1-08; 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

635-065-0401

Deadline for Purchase of General Season Tags

(1) No western Oregon deer rifle tag shall be issued after 11:59 pm, Pacific Time, September 28, 2012.

(2) No deer bow tag shall be issued after 11:59 pm, Pacific Time, August 24, 2012.

(3) No General Season bear tag shall be issued after 11:59 pm, Pacific Time. September 28, 2012.

(4) SW Additional Bear Tags may be purchased anytime during the bear hunting season, after a General Season Bear tag has been purchased. An unused bear tag must be in the hunter’s position at the time they are hunting.

(5) No General Season cougar tag shall be issued after 11:59 pm, Pacific Time. September 28, 2012.

(6) Additional Cougar Tags may be purchased anytime during the cougar hunting season, after a General Season Cougar tag has been purchased. An unused cougar tag must be in the hunter’s position at the time they are hunting.

(7) No Rocky Mountain Elk Rifle First Season Tag shall be issued after 11:59 pm, Pacific Time, October 23, 2012.

(8) No Rocky Mountain Elk Rifle Second Season Tag shall be issued after 11:59 pm, Pacific Time, November 2, 2012.

(9) No Coast First Season Elk Tag shall be issued after 11:59 pm, Pacific Time, November 9, 2012.

(10) No Coast Second Season Elk Tag shall be issued after 11:59 pm, Pacific Time, November 16, 2012.

(11) No Cascade Elk Rifle Tag shall be issued after 11:59 pm, Pacific Time, October 12, 2012.

(12) No elk bow tag shall be issued after 11:59 pm, Pacific Time, August 24, 2012.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 496.012, 496.138, 496.146 & 496.162

Stats. Implemented: ORS 496.012, 496.138, 496.146 & 496.162

Hist.: FWC 123, f. & ef. 6-9-77; FWC 33-1978, f. & ef. 6-30-78; 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 28, f. & ef. 7-8-83; FWC 34-1984, f. & ef. 7-24-84; FWC 43-1985, f. & ef. 8-22-85; FWC 35-1986, f. & ef. 8-7-86; FWC 41-1987, f. & ef. 7-6-87; FWC 13-1988, f. & cert. ef. 3-10-88; FWC 38-1988, f. & cert. ef. 6-13-88; FWC 15-1989, f. & cert. ef. 3-28-89; FWC 63-1989, f. & cert. ef. 8-15-89; Renumbered from 635-065-0010; FWC 24-1990, f. & cert. ef. 3-21-90; FWC 55-1990, f. & cert. ef. 6-21-90; 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 38-1997, f. & cert. ef. 6-17-97; FWC 71-1997, f. & cert. ef. 12-29-97; DFW 1-1999, f. & cert. ef. 1-14-99; 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 108-2002(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 9-26-02 thru 12-31-02; DFW 2-2003, f. & cert. ef. 1-17-03; 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 70-2007(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 8-13-07 thru 2-9-08; DFW 103-2007(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 9-27-07 thru 3-24-08; DFW 118-2007, f. 10-31-07, c ert. 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

635-065-0625

Regulations on State Wildlife Areas, Refuges and Special Areas

State wildlife areas, refuges and special areas shall be open to hunting during authorized seasons, subject to the following special regulations and exceptions:

(1) Bear Valley National Wildlife Refuge (Klamath County): Closed to all public entry except walk-in deer hunting prior to November 1.

(2) Bridge Creek Wildlife Area (Umatilla County): Open to public access and hunting. Motorized vehicle travel restricted to open roads. Entry is by permit only December 1 through April 14.

(3) Cascade Head – Lincoln City Area: The Cascade Head – Lincoln City Area is closed to hunting with centerfire rifles, muzzleloaders, or handguns. Hunting is restricted to archery and shotguns only during authorized seasons, except for Department approved emergency hunts. Hunters using shotguns for elk shall use slugs (single projectile) only. The Cascade Head – Lincoln City Area boundaries shall be defined as follows: Beginning at the Pacific Ocean and Siletz River mouth, east along the north shoreline of the Siletz River to Drift Cr. Rd. (mile post 1 on Hwy 229); north on Drift Cr. Rd. to Anderson Cr. Rd.; north on Anderson Cr. Rd. to Schooner Cr. Rd.; west on Schooner Cr. Rd. to Forest Rd. 2200; north and east on FR 2200 to FR 1726; west on FR 1726 to FR 2100; northeast on FR 2100 to the power line crossing; north along the power line to State Hwy. 18; west on Hwy 18 to Old Scenic Hwy 101; north on Old Scenic Hwy 101 to Three Rocks Rd.; west on Three Rocks Rd. to U.S. Hwy 101; north on Hwy 101 to FR 1861; west on FR 1861 to Harts Cove trailhead; west on Harts Cove trail to the Pacific Ocean; south along the coastline to the Siletz River, point of beginning.

(4) Cold Springs Refuge (Umatilla County): The Cold Springs Refuge shall be closed to deer and elk hunting.

(5) Dean Creek Elk Viewing Area (Douglas County): All Bureau of Land Management lands within or contiguous to BLM lands within T22S R11W (including Spruce Reach Island located adjacent to Hwy. 38 and between the outlets of Koapke and Hinsdale Sloughs) are closed to hunting. Also, other lands located within the following boundary are closed to hunting during all elk and deer seasons that pertain to this area: beginning at the intersection of Schofield Rd. and Hwy. 38, south on Schofield Rd. to its intersection with Hakki Ridge Rd., east on Hakki Ridge Rd. to the crest of Hakki Ridge, east along the crest of Hakki Ridge to its intersection with the BLM boundary located in T22S, R11W Section 4, easterly along the BLM boundary to Hwy. 38, west on Hwy 38 to point of beginning.

(6) Denman Wildlife Area (Jackson County): The Denman Wildlife Area shall be open to hunting only during game mammal and game bird seasons. Use of rifles and handguns is prohibited at all times.

(7) Dunes National Recreational Area: Use of rifles and handguns is prohibited for all hunting in that portion of the Siuslaw Unit west of Highway 101 and north of Tahkenitch Creek.

(8) North Bank Habitat Management Area (NBHMA; previously known as the Dunning Ranch Area in Douglas County): 6,500 acres located approximately eight miles northeast of Roseburg. Area: All BLM lands located in T25S, R5W, Sections 35,36; T26S, R5W, Sections 1,2,11,12,13,14; T25S, R4W, Sections 31,32,33; T26S, R4W, Sections 4,5,6,7,8,18. This area is closed to all big game hunting except for and during controlled hunts specific to the management area NBHMA by hunters possessing a controlled hunt tag for the area. Elk hunting will be allowed by hunters who possess a valid NBHMA controlled hunt tag in addition to a valid elk tag. The use of bait for hunting game mammals is prohibited on NBHMA. All BLM lands located in T25S, R5W, Sections 35, 36; T26S, R5W, Sections 1, 2, 11, 12, 13, 14; T25S, R4W, Sections 31,32, 33; T26S, R4W, Sections 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 18 (6,500 acres located approximately 8 miles northeast of Roseburg).

(9) E.E. Wilson Wildlife Area (Benton County): This area is open to deer hunting during authorized seasons, except closed to bowhunting for deer when juvenile pheasant hunts are in progress. Rabbit hunting is permitted from November 1 through February each year. Hunting is by permit only. Permits are available at area headquarters and shall be filled out and returned each day hunted. Use of rifles, handguns, and crossbows shall be prohibited at all times.

(10) Elkhorn Wildlife Area (Baker/Union counties): Closed to all entry December 1 through April 10 annually. The Roth Tract is closed to all hunting. The Roth Tract is closed to public entry except by entry permit; an entry permit is required at all times of the year.

(11) Enterprise Wildlife Area (Wallowa County): Open to hunting seven days a week. No entry permit is required. Posted portions of the area lying south of the Union Pacific Railroad line and the entire Marr Tract are closed to all hunting.

(12) Fern Ridge Wildlife Area (Lane County): Open to black-tailed deer hunting during authorized seasons; see current Oregon Game Bird Regulations for open areas. A free daily hunting permit is required for East Coyote, West Coyote, Fisher Butte, Royal Amazon and Kirk Park units. Permits are available at check stations located at area access points. Hunters are limited to shotguns and archery equipment only. The discharging of rifles and handguns within the wildlife area is prohibited.

(13) William Finley National Wildlife Refuge (Benton County):

(a) Portions of the refuge shall be open to deer hunting August 25 through September 23, 2012 under the regulations for bowhunting seasons.

(b) Portions of the refuge are open to deer hunting by hunters with a 615 controlled hunt tag using only archery equipment during September 1–September 23, 2012 and using shotguns or archery from September 24–October 31, 2012.

(c) Portions of the refuge shall be open to deer hunting September 29 through October 31, 2012 under regulations for the general western Oregon deer buck season. Use of rifles or muzzleloaders is prohibited.

(d) All hunters shall obtain a refuge permit and check in and out of the refuge daily. Information on open areas and special regulations are available at the refuge.

(14) Gods Valley Wildlife Area (Clatsop County): Vehicles shall be restricted to travel only on county roads.

(15) Government Island State Recreation Area (Multnomah County): Use of rifles, handguns, and shotguns with slugs or buckshot, and bows is prohibited at all times.

(16) Irrigon, Coyote Springs, Power City, and Boardman wildlife management areas (Morrow and Umatilla counties): Use of rifles and handguns is prohibited at all times.

(17) Hart Mountain National Antelope Refuge (Lake County): Portions of the refuge shall be open for hunting as prescribed under chukar season, controlled pronghorn antelope and bighorn sheep hunts, deer bowhunting season, and muzzleloader deer season. The refuge is open for pronghorn antelope Mandatory Reporting Incentive tag holders, and pronghorn antelope and bighorn sheep auction and raffle tag holders but is closed for Access and Habitat deer and elk auction and raffle and Mandatory Reporting Incentive tag holders.

(18) Heppner Regulated Hunt Area: bowhunting; open fires and camping prohibited in posted areas. Approximately 63 square miles in Townships 2, 3, 4 , and 5 South, Ranges 25, 26, 27 and 28 East;

(19) Jewell Meadows Wildlife Area (Clatsop County): The Beneke Tract and the Humbug Tract shall be open to hunting only during authorized game mammal and game bird seasons. The Beneke Tract is closed to all public entry during any open Saddle Mountain elk season, except that a hunter may enter that tract for black-tailed deer hunting only during the general western Oregon firearms season if the hunter holds a valid unused tag. It is unlawful to shoot rifles and bows from or across open fields during any open Wilson Unit elk seasons. The Fishhawk Tract is closed to public access. Posted lands of Cavenham Forest Industries, Inc., in T5N, R7W, Sections 2, 3 and 4, 9, 10 and 11 and T6N, R7W, Sections 33 and 34, are closed to all hunting. All areas posted as Refuge are closed to public access. Entry for other purposes is only by permit obtained at the Jewell Wildlife Area Headquarters.

(20) John Day Fossil Beds National Monument: Those parts of the National Monument in the Grizzly, Biggs, Fossil, and Northside Units are closed to all hunting and trapping.

(21) John Day River Refuge: Includes all land within 1/4 mile of the John Day River mean high water line from the Columbia River upstream to Thirty Mile Creek. Within this area, from the Columbia Rvr upstream to Rock Cr, the area shall be open to hunting of upland game birds during authorized seasons only between September 1 and October 31 annually but closed to all waterfowl hunting. The remaining area from Rock Cr upstream to Thirty Mile Cr is open to the hunting of all game birds during authorized seasons. Hunting of big game is allowed during authorized seasons.

(22) Klamath Wildlife Area (Klamath County): This area is closed to all deer hunting.

(23) Klamath Marsh National Wildlife Refuge: This area is closed to all deer and elk hunting.

(24) Ladd Marsh Wildlife Area (Union County): All land north and east of Foothill Road is closed to all deer and elk hunting except during controlled youth deer hunts and closed to all rifle and handgun shooting. All lands west of Foothill Road shall be closed to all entry February 1–March 31, except by permit.

(25) Long Ranch (Linn County): Forty-eight acres in T13S, R4E, and S32 are closed to all hunting.

(26) Lost Valley Ranch RHA: Open to public access and hunting from August 1 to March 31. Camping, horseback riding, and open fires are prohibited. Closed to all motor vehicle use unless posted otherwise. (Approximately 9 square miles in T5 and 6S, and R22 and 23E).

(27) Lower Deschutes Wildlife Area: Open to hunting big game, game birds and waterfowl during authorized seasons and by permit; except that discharge of firearms is prohibited within the scenic waterway boundary from the third Saturday in May through August 31. Discharge of firearms prohibited the remainder of the year. Access by foot, boat or bicycle only.

(28) Malheur National Wildlife Refuge (Harney County): Portions of the refuge in Blitzen Valley lying west of State Highway 205 is open during authorized rifle and bow deer and pronghorn antelope seasons.

(29) McDonald Forest-Dunn Forest Area (Benton County): The area is closed to all hunting except during controlled hunts as authorized by the commission.

(30) McKay Creek Refuge (Umatilla County): This refuge is closed to deer and elk hunting.

(31) Metolius Wildlife Refuge (Jefferson County): All hunting, injuring, taking, killing, or destroying any wild bird or mammal on public land is prohibited on public lands within T12 and T13S, R9E, bounded by USFS road 1420 and 1419 on the west; road 1400 on the south and east; and road 1420-400, Metolius River, and posted boundary from the Metolius River to road 1400 on the north (approximately five square miles). 36 CFR 261.58(v).

(32) Mill Creek Watershed (Umatilla County): This watershed is closed to all access and hunting except by holders of a Mill Creek Watershed controlled elk tag and a Forest Service entry permit.

(33) Newberry Crater Wildlife Refuge (Deschutes County): All hunting, injuring, taking, killing, or destroying any wild bird or mammal is prohibited on public lands within the rim of Newberry Crater in: T21S, R12E; T22S, R12E; T21S, R13E; T22S, R13E (approximately 15 square miles).

(34) Prineville Reservoir Wildlife Area: Open to hunting (big game, game birds, waterfowl) and trapping (furbearers) during authorized seasons. Discharge of firearms is prohibited the remainder of the year. Motorized vehicle travel restricted to designated open roads. All roads closed seasonally from November 15 or December 1 (as posted at each gate) through April 15 annually.

(35) Rimrock Springs Wildlife Area (Grizzly Unit): This area is closed to all hunting.

(36) Rogue River Area:

(a) All land within one mile of the Rogue River between Grave Creek and Lobster Creek is closed to bear hunting.

(b) All land within 1/4 mile of the Rogue River in the wild river section from Grave Creek downstream to Watson Creek is closed to all hunting except during authorized seasons.

(37) Saddle Mountain Unit (White-tailed Deer Area): That portion of Saddle Mountain Wildlife Unit north of Burlington Northern railroad tracks to Astoria is closed to all deer hunting.

(38) Sauvie Island Wildlife Area (Multnomah-Columbia counties): This area shall be open to bowhunting for black-tailed deer August 25 through September 23, 2012, except Oak Island (Multnomah-Columbia Cos) is closed to deer hunting and Sturgeon LK Refuge is closed to all hunting. Daily permits are required. Hunters shall check in and out daily. This area shall be closed to deer hunting after September 23, 2012. Closed to hunting for furbearers, predators, unprotected and protected wildlife (except black-tail deer, rabbit, and game birds). Use of rifles, handguns and crossbows shall be prohibited at all times. Parking permits are required.

(39) Phillip W. Schneider Wildlife Area (Grant County): Open to public access and hunting April 15 through January 31. Motorized vehicle travel restricted to open roads. Some roads closed seasonally from December 1 through April 14. Entry by permit only February 1 through April 14 including BLM land within the exterior boundaries of the Wildlife Area.

(40) Snake River Islands (Malheur County): Closed to hunting with centerfire rifles and centerfire handguns.

(41) South Slough National Estuarine Reserve: Specific areas are closed to hunting due to public health and safety. Contact reserve headquarters office for specific closures.

(42) Starkey Experimental Forest Enclosure (Union County): That portion of The Starkey Experimental Forest within the eight foot high elk-proof fence enclosure is closed to all hunting during deer and elk season except for persons possessing a controlled hunt tag for the area. A posted 1/4 mile buffer zone on the National Forest lands surrounding the enclosure is closed to all hunting with a centerfire rifle or bow. The enclosure is open to deer and elk hunting only by permit during controlled hunts. The main study area is open to hunting of other species during authorized seasons. The 12-foot right-of-way along each side of all eight foot-high perimeter and internal game fences is closed to all motorized travel. Public entry is allowed only through the main gate. The Experimental Forest is closed to all public entry during the winter closure, which runs from the day after the controlled antlerless elk hunt until May 1 annually. Access and Habitat auction or raffle tag holders are not eligible to hunt in the Starkey Experimental Forest enclosure.

(43) Summer Lake Wildlife Area (Lake County): Open to public access and hunting during authorized mule deer and game bird hunting seasons. Closed to deer hunting during any pheasant, quail or waterfowl hunting seasons east of state Hwy 31 and posted refuge areas are closed to hunting. Motorized vehicle travel restricted to open roads. Some roads may be closed seasonally from March 15–August15 and seven days prior to and during waterfowl hunting seasons. Hunters must obtain a daily hunting permit and check out at the end of the day. Permits and Area maps are available at Headquarters (1.3 mi. south of the town of Summer Lake). It is unlawful to discharge firearms except during deer and game bird hunting seasons or by permit. Centerfire rifles and handguns are prohibited for deer hunting.

(44) Umatilla Refuge (Morrow County): This refuge is closed to deer and elk hunting except during controlled hunts specific to the refuge and emergency hunts as provided in OAR chapter 635, division 078.

(45) Wallowa Lake (Wallowa County): All land on or within 1/4 mile of the Wallowa River from Wallowa Lake upstream to the falls and within 1/4 mile along the west side of Wallowa Lake from the Wallowa Lake State Park to the Wallowa River outlet is closed to all big game hunting.

(46) Wenaha Wildlife Area (Union County): Open to public access and hunting. Motorized vehicle travel restricted to open roads.

(47) Willamette River Greenway Corridor: Hunting is permitted with shotguns or bows and arrows only during authorized season on Willamette River Greenway parcels, except in those parcels where hunting is prohibited.

(48) White River Wildlife Area: Open to hunting during authorized seasons.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 496.012, 496.138, 496.146 & 496.162

Stats. Implemented: ORS 496.012, 496.138, 496.146 & 496.162

Hist.: FWC 123, f. & ef. 6-9-77; FWC 33-1978, f. & ef. 6-30-78; 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 28, f. & ef. 7-8-83; FWC 34-1984, f. & ef. 7-24-84; FWC 43-1985, f. & ef. 8-22-85; FWC 35-1986, f. & ef. 8-7-86; FWC 41-1987, f. & ef. 7-6-87; FWC 38-1988, f. & cert. ef. 6-13-88; FWC 94-1988(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 9-19-88; 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 55-1990, f. & cert. ef. 6-21-90; 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 38-1997, f. & cert. ef. 6-17-97; FWC 71-1997, f. & cert. ef. 12-29-97; DFW 49-1998, f. & cert. ef. 6-22-98; DFW 1-1999, f. & cert. ef. 1-14-99; DFW 47-1999, f. & cert. ef. 6-16-99; DFW 92-1999, f. 12-8-99, cert. ef. 1-1-00; DFW 30-2000, f. & cert. ef. 6-14-00; 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 9-2003(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 1-28-03 thru 6-16-03; 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 118-2007, f. 10-31-07, c ert. 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

635-065-0635

Winter Range Closure Areas

The following winter closures shall be effective during the specified periods each year:

(1) Tumalo Winter Range: December 1 through March 31, —That part of the Upper Deschutes Unit as follows: 125 square miles in Townships 15, 16, 17, 18, and 19 South, Ranges 10 and 11 East.

(2) Bear Valley: Closed to motor vehicle use year round – That part of the Keno Unit as follows: six square miles in Township 40 South, Ranges 7 and 8 East.

(3) Lost River: December 1 through April 15 – That part of the Klamath Falls Unit as follows: 6 square miles in Township 39 South, Ranges 11, 11-1/2, and 12 East.

(4) Lost River: December 1 through April 15 – That part of the Interstate Unit as follows: 6 square miles in Township 41 South, Range 14 East.

(5) Cabin Lake-Silver Lake: December 1 through March 31 – That part of the Paulina Unit as follows: 342 square miles in Townships 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, and 29 South, Ranges 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, and 16 East.

(6) Spring Creek Winter Range: December 15 through April 30 – That part of the Starkey Unit as follows: 14 square miles in Townships 2 and 3 South, Range 36 East.

(7) McCarty Winter Range: December 15 through March 31 – That part of the Starkey Unit as follows: 12 square miles in Townships 4 and 5 South, Ranges 34 and 35 East.

(8) Metolius Winter Range: December 1 through March 31 – That part of the Metolius Unit as follows: 101 square miles in Townships 11, 12, 13, and 14 South and Ranges 11 and 12 East.

(9) Bryant Mountain: November 1 through April 15 – That part of the Klamath Falls Unit as follows: 50 square miles in Townships 39, 40, and 41 South and Ranges 12 and13 East.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 496.012, 496.138, 496.146 & 496.162

Stats. Implemented: ORS 496.012, 496.138, 496.146 & 496.162

Hist.: 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 38-1997, f. & cert. ef. 6-17-97; FWC 71-1997, f. & cert. ef. 12-29-97; DFW 1-1999, f. & cert. ef. 1-14-99; DFW 47-1999, f. & cert. ef. 6-16-99; DFW 30-2000, f. & cert. ef. 6-14-00; DFW 82-2000, f. 12-21-00, cert. ef. 1-1-01; 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 159-2011, f. 12-14-11, cert. ef. 1-1-12

635-065-0733

Decoys

Except for purposes of law enforcement or wildlife management, the use of decoys with moving parts is prohibited. This prohibition includes, but is not limited to, decoys with parts that are powered by a motor, battery, human action (for example, cable or pull-string) or the wind. Flexible or adjustable parts that permit placement or adjustment of a decoy but do not otherwise move do not constitute “moving parts” for the purpose of this rule. This rule is intended to ban decoys that attract game mammals via movement.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 496.012, 496.138, 496.146, 496.162 & 498.002

Stats. Implemented: ORS 496.012, 496.138, 496.146 & 496.162

Hist.: DFW 123-2002, f. 10-25-02, cert. ef. 7-1-03; DFW 159-2011, f. 12-14-11, cert. ef. 1-1-12

635-065-0740

Hunting Prohibited

It is unlawful:

(1) To hunt with a centerfire or muzzleloading rifle during the standard eastern Oregon controlled deer buck season (September 29 –October 10, 2012) Cascade bull elk season, Coast bull elk seasons, Rocky Mountain bull or either-sex elk seasons, or the standard Rocky Mountain unit’s antlerless elk seasons (November 17–November 25, 2012) without a valid, unused tag for that species, time period and area on their person. EXCEPTIONS:

(a) Landowners, or their agent, hunting predators on lands they own or lease may use centerfire or muzzleloading rifles to hunt on such lands.

(b) Hunters may use .22 caliber or smaller centerfire rifles for hunting coyotes (Canis latrans) in the Juniper, Beatys Butte, East Beulah, Whitehorse and Owyhee units and in the Wagontire Unit south of the Lake County Road 5-14 during Rocky Mountain bull or either-sex elk seasons, or the standard Rocky Mountain unit’s antlerless elk seasons (November 17–November 25, 2012).

(c) Hunters who have a tag for one of the hunts listed in this paragraph may hunt bear and/or cougar within the time period and area for which their deer or elk tag is valid (used or unused) provided they have a valid unused bear and/or cougar tag.

(d) Hunters are not required to have an elk tag to hunt bear or cougar in the Applegate WMU during elk seasons.

(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 game mammals outside any area designated by a controlled hunt tag when such tag is required for that hunt season.

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

(7) 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.

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

(9) 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 (9) of this section prohibits the use computer-assisted hunting by employees or agents of county, state or federal agencies while acting in their official capacities.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 496.012, 496.138, 496.146 & 496.162

Stats. Implemented: ORS 496.012, 496.138, 496.146 & 496.162

Hist.: 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, c ert. 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

635-065-0760

Other Restrictions

It is unlawful:

(1) To take or hold in captivity the young of any game mammal.

(2) To hold in captivity any wildlife of this state for which a permit is required without first securing a permit.

(3) To release without a permit any wildlife brought from another state or country, or raised in captivity in this state.

(4) To resist game law enforcement officers.

(5) To refuse inspection of any license, tag or permit by an employee of the Department; any person authorized to enforce the wildlife laws; or a landowner or agent of the landowner on his or her land while on that property.

(6) To take or attempt to take any game mammals, game birds, migratory waterfowl or any protected wildlife species of any size or sex or amount, by any method or weapon, during any time or in any area not prescribed in these rules.

(7) To disturb, damage, remove, alter or possess any official Department signs.

(8) To sell, lend, or borrow any big game tag.

(9) It is unlawful to operate or to be transported in a motor-propelled vehicle in violation of Cooperative Travel Management Areas. “Motor-propelled vehicle” includes aircraft not landing on designated airstrips. Through cooperative agreement, motor vehicle use is limited to specific roads during the dates for the areas listed below. There are two methods of posting road access information; negative marking in which closed roads are marked by signs, gates, berms, or other similar indicators, or positive marking in which open roads are marked by round green reflectors, orange carsonite posts, or similar indicators.. Unit descriptions may be found in OAR 635-080-0000 through 635-080-0077. The following closures shall be effective during the specified periods each year:

(a) North Coast Access Area: Three days prior to opening of general archery season through the close of all bull elk rifles seasons. – Applies to all gated, posted, and/or barrier closed roads within the Saddle Mountain, Scappoose, Trask and Wilson wildlife management units. Cooperators require: day use only on private lands, no ATV use on private and designated state lands, no vehicle may block any road gate.

(b) Upper Tualatin-Trask: Three days prior to the opening of controlled buck deer rifle season through the close of all bull elk rifle seasons – That part of the Trask Unit as follows: 60 square miles in Townships 1 and 2 North and 1 South, and Ranges 5 and 6 West;

(c) Rickreall Regulated Hunt Area: November 1 through November 30 annually – That part of Stott Mt. Unit as follows: 12 square miles in Townships 7 and 8 South, Ranges 6 and 7 West;

(d) Luckiamute: Permanent Closure – Those parts of the Stott Mt. /Alsea Units as follows: 9 square miles in Townships 8 and 9 South, Ranges 7 and 8 West.

(e) Mid-Coast: Permanent Closure – That part of the Alsea Unit as follows: Open roads in the Siuslaw NF lands south of US Hwy 20 and north of State Hwy 126 are designated on the Siuslaw NF Motor Vehicle Use Map. However; additional roads may be posted as closed as part of the Cooperative TMA or for administrative purposes.

(f) Smith Ridge: Permanent Closure – That part of the McKenzie Unit as follows: 8 square miles in Townships 13 and 14 South, Ranges 6 and 7 East;

(g) Chucksney Mountain: September 1 through November 30 annually – That part of the McKenzie Unit as follows: 6 square miles in Township 19 South, Range 5 1/2 East;

(h) Skookum Flat: Permanent Closure – That part of the McKenzie Unit as follows: 8 square miles in Townships 19 and 20 South, Range 6 East;

(i) Eagle Creek: Three days prior to opening of general Cascade elk season through close of general Cascade elk season. That part of the McKenzie Unit as follows: 66 square miles in Townships 21 and 22 South, Ranges 5, 5 1/2 and 6 East;

(j) Scott Creek: Permanent Closure – That part of the McKenzie Unit as follows: 51 square miles in Townships 14, 15, and 16 South, Ranges 6 and 7 East;

(k) Wendling: opening of archery season through the end of the general firearms buck deer season including the youth weekend – That part of the McKenzie Unit as follows: approximately 130 square miles NE of Springfield (north of Hwy 126, east of Marcola Rd, and south of the Mohawk River Mainline).

(l) Coos Bay BLM: Permanent Closure – That part of the Tioga Unit as follows: Individual posted roads on lands administered by BLM, Coos Bay District.

(m) Upper Rogue: Three days prior to the general Cascade elk season through the end of the general Cascade elk season – That part of the Rogue Unit as follows: High Cascades Ranger District, Rogue River National Forest;

(n) Jackson: Three days prior to the general Cascade elk season through April 30 annually – That part of the Rogue, Dixon, and Evans Creek units as follows: 104 square miles in Townships 32, 33, 34, and 35 South, Ranges 1 and 2 West and 1 and 2 East; off-road motor vehicle travel is prohibited at all times;

(o) Pokegama: November 20 through March 31annually – That part of the Keno Unit as follows: 97 square miles in Townships 40 and 41 South, Ranges 4, 5, and 6 East;

(p) Lower Klamath Hills: Permanent Closure – That part of the Klamath Unit as follows: 3 square miles in Township 40 South, Range 9 East;

(q) Goodlow Mountain Area Closure: December 1 through March 31 annually – That part of the Klamath Unit as follows: 17 square miles in Townships 38 and 39 South, Ranges 12 and 13 East;

(r) Sun Creek: November 1 through June 30 annually – That part of the Sprague Unit as follows: 14 square miles in Township 32 South, Ranges 6 and 7 1/2 East;

(s) Fox Butte: Three days prior to the opening of controlled buck deer season through the close of the controlled buck deer season – That part of the Paulina Unit as follows: 230 square miles in Townships 20, 21, 22, 23, and 24 South, Ranges 14, 15, and 16 East;

(t) Timbers: Permanent Closure – That part of the Paulina Unit as follows: 25 square miles in Townships 23 and 24 South, Ranges 9 and 10 East;

(u) Rager: Three days prior to the opening of controlled buck deer rifle season through the close of antlerless elk rifle season – That part of the Ochoco Unit as follows: 352 square miles south of U.S. Highway 26 and west of the South Fork John Day River.

(v) White River Wildlife Area: December 1 through March 31 annually – That part of the White River Unit as follows: 59 square miles along the eastern edge of the Mt. Hood National Forest in the southern half of the White River Unit;

(w) Lower Deschutes: Permanent Closure – That part of the Biggs Unit as follows: 12 square miles along lower 17 miles of Deschutes River except the county access road to Kloan;

(x) Murderers Creek-Flagtail: Three days prior to the opening of the archery deer and elk seasons through the close of controlled buck deer rifle season and from three days prior to the controlled Rocky Mountain bull elk first season through the Rocky Mountain bull elk second season – That part of the Murderers Creek Unit as follows: 185 square miles in Townships 13, 14, 15, 16, and 17 South, Ranges 26, 27, 28, and 29 East;

(y) Camp Creek: Three days prior to opening of controlled buck deer rifle season through the close of controlled buck deer rifle season and from three days prior to the controlled Rocky Mountain bull elk first season through the Rocky Mountain bull elk second season – That part of the Northside Unit as follows: 54 square miles in Townships 10, 11, and 12 South, Ranges 31, 32, and 33 East.

(z) Heppner Regulated Hunt Area: Year-round, unless posted otherwise. That part of the Heppner Unit as follows: Approximately 63 square miles in Townships 2, 3, 4, and 5 South, Ranges 25, 26, 27, and 28 East;

(aa) Bridge Creek Wildlife Area: December 1 through April 14 annually except by permit-- That part of the Ukiah Unit as follows: 20 square miles in Townships 5 and 6 south, Ranges 31 and 32 East in the Southwest corner of Ukiah Unit;

(bb) Dark Canyon: Three days prior to the opening of controlled buck deer season through the close of the last elk season encompassing this travel management area. That part of the Sumpter Unit as follows: 20 square miles in Townships 11 and 12 South, Ranges 40 and 41 East;

(cc) Patrick Creek: Three days prior to the opening of controlled buck deer season through the close of the last elk season and May 1 through June 30 encompassing this travel management area. That part of the Sumpter Unit as follows: 8 square miles in Townships 10 and 11 South, Ranges 35 1/2 and 36 East;

(dd) Dry Beaver/Ladd Canyon: Permanent Closure – That part of the Starkey Unit as follows: 125 square miles in Townships 4, 5 and 6 South, Ranges 35, 36, 37 and 38 East;

(ee) Clear Creek: Three days prior to opening of Rocky Mountain bull elk season through close of Rocky Mountain bull elk second season – That part of the Starkey Unit as follows: 21 square miles in Township 5 South, Ranges 37 and 38 East;

(ff) Trail Creek: Three days prior to opening of Rocky Mountain bull elk season through close of Rocky Mountain bull elk second season – That part of the Starkey Unit as follows: 29 square miles in Townships 6 and 7 South, Ranges 35 1/2 and 36 East;

(gg) Indian Creek-Gorham Butte: Three days prior to opening of Rocky Mountain bull elk season through close of Rocky Mountain bull elk second season – That part of the Starkey Unit as follows: 24 square miles in Townships 6 and 7 South, Ranges 36 and 37 East;

(hh) Elkhorn Wildlife Area: Permanent Closure – Those parts of the Starkey and Sumpter units as follows: 7 square miles in Township 6 South, Range 38 East;

(ii) Starkey Experimental Forest Enclosure: Permanent Closure – That part of the Starkey Unit as follows: 40 square miles in Townships 3 and 4 South, Range 34 East;

(jj) Hall Ranch: Three days prior to the opening of Rocky Mountain bull elk first season through April 30 – that part of the Catherine Creek Unit as follows: 3 square miles in Township 5 South, Range 41 East;

(kk) Little Catherine Creek: Three days prior to opening of archery season through May 31 – That part of the Catherine Creek Unit as follows: 22 square miles in Townships 3, 4 and 5 South, Ranges 40 and 41 East;

(ll) Walla Walla: Permanent Closure – Those parts of Walla Walla, Wenaha, and Mt. Emily units as follows: All gated, posted, and closed roads within the Walla Walla Ranger District of the Umatilla National Forest.

(mm) Wenaha Wildlife Area: Permanent Closure – That part of the Wenaha Unit as follows: 17 square miles in Townships 5 and 6 North, Ranges 42 and 43 East along eastern edge of Umatilla Forest in northeast corner of Wenaha Unit;

(nn) Noregaard: Three days prior to archery season through May 31. However, roads will be open to permit removal of camping equipment during a time period extending through two Sundays following the end of the last antlerless elk rifle season. That part of the Sled Springs Unit as follows: 175 square miles in west one-third of Sled Springs Wildlife Unit.

(oo) Shamrock: Three days prior to archery season through May 31. However, roads will be open to permit removal of camping equipment during a time period extending through two Sundays following the end of the last antlerless elk rifle season. – That part of the Sled Springs Unit as follows: 20 square miles in Township 4 North, Range 44 East;

(pp) Chesnimnus: Three days prior to Chesnimnus rifle bull season through end of Chesnimnus rifle bull season – That portion of the Chesnimnus Wildlife Unit within the boundaries of the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest;

(qq) Cemetery Ridge Road: Permanent Closure – That part of the Chesnimnus Unit as follows: Cemetery Ridge Road north of the south boundary of Section 4, Township 3 North, and Range 48 East.

(rr) Lord Flat Trail (#1774): Three days prior to archery season through the end of all elk rifle seasons – 15 miles of road in Townships 1 South and 1 and 2 North, Ranges 49 and 50 East;

(ss) Grouse-Lick Creeks: Three days prior to opening of Rocky Mountain bull elk first season through the close of Rocky Mountain bull elk second season- That part of the Imnaha Unit as follows: 100 square miles in Townships 2, 3, 4, and 5 South, Ranges 46, 47 and 48 East;

(tt) Clear Lake Ridge: Three days prior to opening of archery season through December 1 annually – That part of the Imnaha Unit as follows: Five square miles in Township 2 South, Range 47 East, Sections 3 and 4 and Township 1 South, Range 47 East, Sections 28, 15, 33, 34 and 22.

(uu) Mehlorn: Permanent Closure: That part of the Pine Creek and Keating Units as follows: 26 square miles in Township 6 South, Ranges 45 and 46 East;

(vv) Lake Fork-Dutchman: Three days prior to opening of archery season to the end of all elk rifle seasons and from May 1 to July 1 – That part of the Pine Creek Unit as follows: 42 square miles in Townships 6 and 7 South, Ranges 46 and 47 East;

(ww) Okanogan-Fish: Three days prior to the opening of buck deer rifle season to the end of elk rifle seasons and from May 1 to July 1 – That part of the Pine Creek Unit as follows: 20 square miles in Township 6 and 7 South, Ranges 46 and 47 East;

(xx) Summit Point: Permanent Closure: That part of the Keating Unit as follows: 14 square miles in Townships 6 and 7 South, Ranges 44 and 45 East.

(yy) Eagle Creek: December 1 – April 15: That part of the Keating Unit as follows: 17 square miles in Townships 7 and 8 South, Range 44 and 45 East;

(zz) Conroy Cliff: Three days prior to the opening of controlled buck deer rifle season through the close of controlled buck deer rifle season and from three days prior to the controlled Rocky Mountain bull elk first season through the Rocky Mountain bull elk second season – That part of the Malheur River Unit as follows: 46 square miles in Townships 16, 17, and 18 South, Ranges 32 1/2, 34, and 35 East;

(aaa) Devine Ridge-Rattlesnake: Three days prior to the opening of controlled buck deer rifle season through the close of controlled buck deer rifle season and from three days prior to the controlled Rocky Mountain bull elk first season through the Rocky Mountain bull elk second season – That part of the Malheur River Unit as follows: 59 square miles in Townships 20 and 21 South, Ranges 31, 32, 32 1/2 East;

(bbb) Dairy Creek: Three days prior to the opening of controlled buck deer rifle season through the close of controlled buck deer rifle season and from three days prior to the controlled Rocky Mountain bull elk first season through the Rocky Mountain bull elk second season – That part of the Silvies Unit as follows: 98 square miles in Townships 19, 20, 21, and 22 South, Ranges 24, 25, and 26 East;

(ccc) Burnt Cabin: Three days prior to the opening of controlled buck deer rifle season through the close of controlled buck deer rifle season and from three days prior to the controlled Rocky Mountain bull elk first season through the Rocky Mountain bull elk second season – That part of the Silvies Unit as follows: 22 square miles in Townships 18 and 19 South, Ranges 26 and 27 East;

(ddd) Walker Rim; Three days prior to the opening of controlled buck deer season through the close of the controlled buck deer season – That part of the Fort Rock Unit as follows: 113 square miles in Townships 24, 25, and 26 South, Ranges 8, 9, and 10 East;

(eee) North Paulina: Permanent Closure – That part of the Fort Rock Unit as follows: 12 square miles in Townships 25 and 26 South; Range 8 East;

(fff) Sugarpine Mountain: Permanent Closure – That part of the Fort Rock Unit as follows: 40 square miles in Township 28, Ranges 9 and 10 East;

(ggg) Stott Mt.-North Alsea: One day prior to opening of archery season through the bull elk rifle seasons – All gated and/or barrier closed roads within the Alsea Unit north of US Hwy 20 and west of State Hwy 233 (Kings Valley Hwy); and in the Stott Mt. Unit. Cooperators require: day use only on private lands, no ATV use on private lands and designated state lands, and no vehicle may block any road or gate. Access may be closed during extreme fire danger;

(hhh) Spring Butte: Permanent Closure – That part of the Paulina Unit as follows: 30 square miles in Township 23 South, Range 11 East;

(iii) Wildhorse Ridge/Teepee Butte: Three days prior to archery season through the end of all elk rifle seasons. Posted and gated roads north of 46 roads in Chesnimnus Unit are closed;

(jjj) Hells Canyon National Recreation Area: Permanent Closure – Those parts of the Chesnimnus, Imnaha, Snake River, and Pine Creek Units in Eastern Wallowa County that are closed by the National Recreation Area;

(kkk) PO Saddle Road – Three days prior to opening of archery season through June 15th, annually – Three miles of road in Townships 3 and 4 South, Range 48 East.

(lll) Whiskey Creek – Three days prior to archery season through May 31. However, roads will be open to permit removal of camping equipment during a time period extending through two Sundays following the last antlerless elk season. That part of the Sled Springs unit as follows – 45 square miles in Townships 2 and 3 North, Ranges 43, 44, and 45 East.

(mmm) South Boundary: Permanent Closure – That part of the Ochoco Unit as follows: 47 square miles in Townships 15 and 16 South, Ranges 20, 21, and 22 East.

(nnn) Wendling: One day prior to opening of archery season through Western Oregon General Firearms Deer Season including youth days. – That part of the Mckenzie Unit as follows: approximately 130 square miles NE of Springfield (north of Hwy 126, east of Marcola Rd, and south of the Mohawk River Mainline).

(ooo) JWTR: Permanent Closure – Applies to all gated, posted, or barrier-closed roads within the Rogue, Keno, Klamath Falls, Sprague, Interstate, Silver Lake, and Fort Rock Units within the land holdings of JWTR, LLC.

(ppp) Prineville Reservoir Wildlife Area: From November 15 or December 1 (as posted at each gate) through April 15 annually – That part of the Ochoco and Maury Units as follows: 5 square miles in Township 16 South, Range 17 East.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 496.012, 496.138, 496.146 & 496.162

Stats. Implemented: ORS 496.012, 496.138, 496.146 & 496.162

Hist.: FWC 123, f. & ef. 6-9-77; FWC 33-1978, f. & ef. 6-30-78; 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 28, f. & ef. 7-8-83; FWC 34-1984, f. & ef. 7-24-84; FWC 43-1985, f. & ef. 8-22-85; FWC 35-1986, f. & ef. 8-7-86; 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 55-1990, f. & cert. ef. 6-21-90; 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 30-1995, f. & cert. ef. 4-17-95; FWC 18-1996, f. 4-10-96, cert. ef. 8-1-96; FWC 9-1997, f. & cert. ef. 2-27-97; FWC 38-1997, f. & cert. ef. 6-17-97; FWC 71-1997, f. & cert. ef. 12-29-97; DFW 49-1998, f. & cert. ef. 6-22-98; DFW 1-1999, f. & cert. ef. 1-14-99; DFW 47-1999, f. & cert. ef. 6-16-99; 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 5-2003, f. 1-17-03, cert. ef. 7-1-03; DFW 116-2003(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 11-25-03 thru 3-31-04; DFW 120-2003, f. 12-4-03, cert. ef. 6-16-04; DFW 125-2004, f. 12-21-04, cert. ef. 6-1-05; DFW 133-2005, f. 12-1-05, cert. ef. 6-1-06; DFW 128-2006, f. 12-7-06, cert. ef. 6-1-07; DFW 118-2007, f. 10-31-07, c ert. ef. 1-1-08; DFW 150-2008, f. 12-18-08, cert. ef. 1-1-09; DFW 168-2010, f. 12-29-10, cert. ef. 1-1-11; DFW 159-2011, f. 12-14-11, cert. ef. 1-1-12

635-066-0000

Purpose and General Information

(1) The purpose of these rules is to establish season dates, bag limits, areas, methods, and other restrictions for hunting black bear pursuant to ORS Chapter 496.

(2) OAR chapter 635, division 066 incorporates, by reference, the requirement for black bear hunting set out in the document entitled “2012 Oregon Big Game Regulations,” into Oregon Administrative Rules. Therefore, persons must consult the “2012 Oregon Big Game Regulations” in addition to OAR chapter 635, to determine all applicable requirements for the hunting of black bear. The annual Oregon Big Game Regulations are available at authorized license agents and regional, district and headquarters offices and website of the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife.

[Publications: Publications referenced are available from the agency.]

Stat. Auth.: ORS 496.012, 496.138, 496.146 & 496.162

Stats. Implemented: ORS 496.012, 496.138, 496.146 & 496.162

Hist.: FWC 64-1989, f. & cert. ef. 8-15-89; FWC 9-1997, f. & cert. ef. 2-27-97; FWC 71-1997, f. & cert. ef. 12-29-97; DFW 1-1999, f. & cert. ef. 1-14-99; 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 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 118-2007, f. 10-31-07, c ert. 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

635-066-0010

General Season Regulations

(1) Pursuant to ORS 497.112, annual black bear tag sales to nonresident black bear hunters for the general fall season shall be limited to no more than three percent of the total tag sales based on previous year’s hunter densities.

(a) Tags shall be available at any authorized license agent and through the Salem Headquarters office on a first-come, first-served basis.

(b) The application procedure shall be as follows:

(A) An applicant may purchase a nonresident general black bear tag at any hunting license agent or;

(B) An applicant shall mail or fax copies, through the Salem Headquarters only, of his/her nonresident driver’s license, adult nonresident hunting license, juvenile nonresident hunting license, or provide documentation which includes the following information:

(i) Applicant’s full name and current address;

(ii) Applicant’s date of birth;

(iii) Applicant’s Social Security number;

(iv) Applicant’s telephone number;

(c) An applicant shall include a fee of $180.50 (plus a $2.00 license agent fee) with the application.

(d) The applicant shall state the areas for which he/she is applying in order of choice.

(2) Open Area: The entire state is open, except that lands within one mile of the Rogue River between Grave Creek and Lobster Creek are closed to all black bear hunting. Nonresidents shall be restricted to hunting black bear only in specific areas as described below. Nonresident black bear tags shall be distributed by areas as described in the Black Bear Management Plan. These areas are described as follows:

(a) Northwest: All of wildlife management units: 10, 11, 12, 14, 15, 17, and 18.

(b) Southwest: All of wildlife management units: 20, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, and 29.

(c) Cascades: All of wildlife management units: 16, 19, 21, 22, 30, 31, 34, 39, 41, and 42 and those portions of wildlife management units 33 and 77 lying west of Highway 97.

(d) Eastern: All of wildlife management units: 32, 35, 38, 40, and 43 and those portions of wildlife management units 33 and 77 lying east of Highway 97; and all other wildlife management units to the east of these units.

(3) No person shall use dogs to hunt or pursue black bear.

(4) No person shall use bait to attract or hunt black bear.

(5) The skull of any bear taken must be presented to an ODFW office or designated collection site. The person who took the animal is responsible to have it presented, within 10 days of the kill, to be checked and marked. Skull must be unfrozen when presented for check-in. Check-in at ODFW offices must occur during normal business hours (8-5, Mon-Fri.). Hunters are required to check in the skull only, for the purpose of inspection, tagging and removal of a tooth for aging.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 496.012, 496.138, 496.146 & 496.162

Stats. Implemented: ORS 496.012, 496.138, 496.146 & 496.162

Hist.: FWC 9-1997, f. & cert. ef. 2-27-97; FWC 38-1997, f. & cert. ef. 6-17-97; FWC 71-1997, f. & cert. ef. 12-29-97; DFW 49-1998, f. & cert. ef. 6-22-98; DFW 1-1999, f. & cert. ef. 1-14-99; DFW 47-1999, f. & cert. ef. 6-16-99; 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 118-2003, f. 12-4-03, cert. ef. 1-1-04; DFW 118-2007, f. 10-31-07, c ert. 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 142-2009, f. 11-12-09, cert. ef. 1-1-10; DFW 159-2011, f. 12-14-11, cert. ef. 1-1-12

635-067-0000

Purpose and General Information

(1) The purpose of these rules is to establish season dates, bag limits, areas, methods, and other restrictions for hunting pronghorn antelope, cougar, bighorn sheep, and Rocky Mountain goat pursuant to ORS Chapter 496.

(2) OAR chapter 635, division 067 incorporates, by reference, the requirements for hunting pronghorn antelope, cougar, bighorn sheep, and Rocky Mountain goat set out in the document entitled “2012 Oregon Big Game Regulations,” into Oregon Administrative Rules. Therefore, persons must consult the “2012 Oregon Big Game Regulations” in addition to OAR chapter 635, to determine all applicable requirements for hunting pronghorn antelope, cougar, bighorn sheep, and Rocky Mountain goat. The annual Oregon Big Game Regulations are available at authorized license agents and regional, district and headquarters offices and website of the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife.

(3) Controlled hunt tags shall be issued by a controlled hunt drawing following the procedures established in OAR chapter 635, division 060. Permitted weapons and ammunition are established in OAR chapter 635, division 065. Controlled hunt tag numbers for 2012 are listed in Tables 1, 2, and 3 and are adopted and incorporated into OAR chapter 635, division 067 by reference.

[ED. NOTE: Tables referenced are available from the agency.]

[Publications: Publications referenced are available from the agency.]

Stat. Auth.: ORS 496.012, 496.138, 496.146 & 496.162

Stats. Implemented: ORS 496.012, 496.138, 496.146 & 496.162

Hist.: FWC 65-1989, f. & cert. ef. 8-15-89; FWC 35-1996, f. & cert. ef. 6-7-96; FWC 9-1997, f. & cert. ef. 2-27-97; FWC 38-1997, f. & cert. ef. 6-17-97; FWC 71-1997, f. & cert. ef. 12-29-97; DFW 49-1998, f. & cert. ef. 6-22-98; DFW 1-1999, f. & cert. ef. 1-14-99; DFW 47-1999, f. & cert. ef. 6-16-99; DFW 92-1999, f. 12-8-99, cert. ef. 1-1-00; DFW 30-2000, f. & cert. ef. 6-14-00; DFW 82-2000, f. 12-21-00, cert. ef. 1-1-01; DFW 47-2001, f. & cert. ef. 6-13-01; DFW 121-2001, f. 12-24-01, cert. ef. 1-1-02; DFW 59-2002, f. & cert. ef. 6-11-02; DFW 2-2003, f. & cert. ef. 1-17-03; DFW 50-2003, f. & cert. ef. 6-13-03; DFW 118-2003, f. 12-4-03, cert. ef. 1-1-04; DFW 53-2004, f. & cert. ef. 6-16-04; DFW 122-2004, f. 12-21-04, cert. ef. 1-1-05; DFW 53-2005, f. & cert. ef. 6-14-05; DFW 128-2005, f. 12-1-05, cert. ef. 1-1-06; DFW 41-2006, f. & cert. ef. 6-14-06; 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, c ert. ef. 1-1-08; DFW 60-2008, f. & cert. 6-12-08; DFW 150-2008, f. 12-18-08, cert. ef. 1-1-09; DFW 66-2009, f. & cert. ef. 6-10-09; DFW 140-2009, f. 11-3-09, cert. ef. 1-1-10; DFW 83-2010, f. & cert. ef. 6-15-10; DFW 85-2010(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 6-21-10 thru 12-17-10; DFW 168-2010, f. 12-29-10, cert. ef. 1-1-11; DFW 62-2011, f. & cert. ef. 6-3-11; DFW 159-2011, f. 12-14-11, cert. ef. 1-1-12

635-067-0004

Cougar Hunting Regulations

(1) Tag Requirement: Any person hunting cougar shall have on his/her person a general season cougar tag or an additional cougar tag. General season cougar tags may be purchased through any authorized license agent;

(2) Hunt Area: Hunt zones, and harvest quotas for each hunt zone, are established in OAR 635-067-0015;

(a) Hunters may hunt within all hunt zones;

(b) Hunt zones will be closed to hunting when individual zone harvest quotas are reached.

(3)(a) The person who took the animal is responsible to have it presented for check-in, within ten days of harvest, the hide with skull and proof of sex attached of any cougar killed at a Department of Fish and Wildlife office. Check-in must occur during normal business hours (8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.) Hide and skull must be unfrozen when presented for check-in.

(b) Hunters are also required to submit the reproductive tract of any female cougar taken.

(4) No person shall hunt or assist another to hunt a cougar during an authorized cougar season unless in possession of an unused cougar tag or accompanied by the holder of a cougar tag which is valid for that area and time period.

(5) No person shall use dogs to hunt or pursue cougar.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 496.012, 496.138, 496.146 & 496.162

Stats. Implemented: ORS 496.012, 496.138, 496.146 & 496.162

Hist.: FWC 9-1997, f. & cert. ef. 2-27-97; FWC 38-1997, f. & cert. ef. 6-17-97; FWC 71-1997, f. & cert. ef. 12-29-97; DFW 49-1998, f. & cert. ef. 6-22-98; DFW 1-1999, f. & cert. ef. 1-14-99; DFW 92-1999, f. 12-8-99, cert. ef. 1-1-00; DFW 30-2000, f. & cert. ef. 6-14-00; 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 53-2005, f. & cert. ef. 6-14-05; DFW 128-2005, f. 12-1-05, cert. ef. 1-1-06; DFW 41-2006, f. & cert. ef. 6-14-06; DFW 42-2007, f. & cert. ef. 6-14-07; DFW 150-2008, f. 12-18-08, cert. ef. 1-1-09; DFW 159-2011, f. 12-14-11, cert. ef. 1-1-12

635-067-0030

Controlled Bighorn Sheep Hunts

Stat. Auth.: ORS 496.012, 496.138, 496.146 & 496.162

Stats. Implemented: ORS 496.012, 496.138, 496.146 & 496.162

Hist.: FWC 32-1978, f. & ef. 6-30-78; FWC 12-1979, f. & ef. 3-28-79; FWC 29-1979, f. & ef. 8-2-79; FWC 14-1980, f. & ef. 4-8-80; FWC 10-1981, f. & ef. 3-31-81; FWC 22-1981, f. & ef. 6-29-81; FWC 21-1982, f. & ef. 3-31-82, Renumbered from 635-060-0610; FWC 15-1983, f. & ef. 4-19-83; FWC 16-1984, f. 4-6-84, ef. 4-15-84; FWC 21-1985, f. & ef. 5-7-85; FWC 29-1986, f. & ef. 7-23-86; FWC 11-1987, f. & ef. 3-6-87; FWC 14-1988, f. & cert. ef. 3-10-88; FWC 16-1989, f. & cert. ef. 3-28-89; FWC 65-1989, f. & cert. ef. 8-15-89; FWC 25-1990, f. & cert. ef. 3-21-90; FWC 21-1991, f. & cert. ef. 3-12-91; FWC 45-1992, f. & cert. ef. 7-15-92; FWC 61-1992, f. & cert. ef. 7-30-92; FWC 36-1993, f. & cert. ef. 6-14-93; FWC 46-1993, f. & cert. ef. 8-4-93; FWC 18-1994, f. 3-30-94, cert. ef. 5-1-94; FWC 40-1994, f. & cert. ef. 6-28-94; FWC 6-1995, f. 1-23-95, cert. ef. 4-1-95; FWC 54-1995, f. & cert. ef. 6-20-95; FWC 17-1996, f. 4-10-96, cert. ef. 4-15-96; FWC 35-1996, f. & cert. ef. 6-7-96; FWC 9-1997, f. & cert. ef. 2-27-97; DFW 99-2006(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 9-11-06 thru 9-30-06; Administrative correction 10-16-06; DFW 109-2009(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 9-9-09 thru 9-30-09; Administrative correction 10-22-09; DFW 81-2011, f. 6-29-11, cert. ef. 8-20-11; DFW 115-2011(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 8-16-11 thru 2-11-12; DFW 116-2011(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 8-19-11 thru 10-1-11; Administrative correction 10-27-11; DFW 159-2011, f. 12-14-11, cert. ef. 1-1-12

635-067-0040

Controlled Rocky Mountain Goat Hunt Regulations

Rocky Mountain goat taken by hunters shall be inspected by department personnel prior to the hunter leaving the hunt area. Party applications are not allowed. All hunters are required to attend an orientation class with department personnel prior to hunting and to check out through the local district office of ODFW within 72 hours of completion of their hunt.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 496.012, 496.138, 496.146 & 496.162

Stats. Implemented: ORS 496.012, 496.138, 496.146 & 496.162

Hist.: FWC 9-1997, f. & cert. ef. 2-27-97; FWC 38-1997, f. & cert. ef. 6-17-97; DFW 49-1998, f. & cert. ef. 6-22-98; DFW 1-1999, f. & cert. ef. 1-14-99; DFW 30-2000, f. & cert. ef. 6-14-00; DFW 2-2003, f. & cert. ef. 1-17-03; DFW 81-2011, f. 6-29-11, cert. ef. 8-20-11; DFW 159-2011, f. 12-14-11, cert. ef. 1-1-12

635-072-0000

Purpose and General Information

(1) The purpose of these rules is to establish season dates, bag limits, areas, and other restrictions for hunting western gray squirrels pursuant to ORS Chapter 496.

(2) OAR chapter 635, division 072 incorporates, by reference, the requirements for hunting western gray squirrel set out in the document entitled “2012 Oregon Big Game Regulations,” into Oregon Administrative Rules. Therefore, persons must consult the “2012 Oregon Big Game Regulations” in addition to OAR chapter 635, to determine all applicable requirements for hunting western gray squirrel. The annual Oregon Big Game Regulations are available at hunting license agents and regional, district and headquarters offices of the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife.

[Publications: Publications referenced are available from the agency.]

Stat. Auth.: ORS 496.012, 496.138, 496.146 & 496.162

Stats. Implemented: ORS 496.012, 496.138, 496.146 & 496.162

Hist.: FWC 43-1988, f. & cert. ef. 6-13-88; FWC 9-1997, f. & cert. ef. 2-27-97; FWC 71-1997, f. & cert. ef. 12-29-97; DFW 1-1999, f. & cert. ef. 1-14-99; 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 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 118-2007, f. 10-31-07, c ert. 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

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