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Oregon Bulletin

February 1, 2014

Department of Fish and Wildlife, Chapter 635

Rule Caption: Amendments to Rules for Commercial and Recreational Groundfish Rules.

Adm. Order No.: DFW 136-2013

Filed with Sec. of State: 12-19-2013

Certified to be Effective: 1-1-14

Notice Publication Date: 11-1-2013

Rules Amended: 635-004-0215, 635-004-0275, 635-004-0320, 635-004-0350, 635-004-0360, 635-006-0210, 635-006-0213, 635-039-0080, 635-039-0090

Subject: The amended rules modify commercial and sport groundfish regulations and establish annual groundfish management measures for 2014. These modifications were developed through the Pacific Fisheries Management Council process, which involves advisory committees and public comment. Department staff also conducted several public meetings to discuss proposed changes to federal and state groundfish regulations. Housekeeping and technical corrections to the regulations were made to ensure rule consistency.

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

635-004-0215

Definitions

As used in Division 004 regulations:

(1) “Animals living intertidally on the bottom” means any benthic animal with a natural range that includes intertidal areas, regardless of where harvest occurs, and includes but is not limited to, starfish, sea urchins, sea cucumbers, snails, bivalves, worms, coelenterates, and crabs except Dungeness crab.

(2) “Board” means the Commercial Fishery Permit Board.

(3) “Buy” includes offer to buy, barter, exchange or trade.

(4) “Coastal Pelagic Species” means all species of ocean food fish and shellfish defined as Coastal Pelagic Species in the Fishery Management Plan for U.S. West Coast Fisheries for Coastal Pelagic Species and in the Federal Coastal Pelagic Species Regulations, Title 50, Part 660, and include:

(a) Jack mackerel (Trachurus symmetricus);

(b) Jack smelt (Atherinopsis californiensis);

(c) Krill (all species in order Euphausiacea);

(d) Market squid (Loligo opalescens);

(e) Northern anchovy (Engraulis mordax);

(f) Pacific herring (Clupea harengus pallasi);

(g) Pacific mackerel (Scomber japonicus); and

(h) Pacific sardine (Sardinops sagax).

(5) “Commercial harvest cap” means the total fishery-related mortality for a given species, or species group, that may occur in a single calendar year in Oregon commercial fisheries.

(6) “Commercial landing cap” means the total landed catch of a given species, or species group, that may be taken in a single calendar year in Oregon commercial fisheries.

(7) “Commercial purposes” means taking food fish with any gear unlawful for angling, or taking or possessing food fish in excess of the limits permitted for personal use, or taking, fishing for, handling, processing, or otherwise disposing of or dealing in food fish with the intent of disposing of such food fish or parts thereof for profit, or by sale, barter or trade, in commercial channels, as specified in ORS 506.006.

(8) “Commission” means the State Fish and Wildlife Commission created by ORS 496.090.

(9) “Department” means the State Department of Fish and Wildlife.

(10) “Director” means the Director of the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife appointed pursuant to ORS 496.112.

(11) “Dive gear” means gear used while a fisher is submerged underwater in order to take food fish, and includes but is not limited to one or more of the following pieces of equipment: SCUBA or other surface supplied air source (hookah gear), dive mask, snorkel, air cylinders, weight belt, wetsuit and fins.

(12) “Exclusive Economic Zone” means the zone between 3-200 nautical miles offshore of the United States.

(13) “Fishing gear” means, as specified in ORS 506.006, any appliance or device intended for or capable of being used to take food fish for commercial purposes, and includes:

(a) “Fixed gear” means longline, trap or pot, setnet, and stationary hook-and-line gears;

(b) “Gillnet” has the meaning as set forth in OAR 635-042-0010;

(c) “Hook-and-line” means one or more hooks attached to one or more lines;

(d) “Lampara net” means a surrounding or seine net with the sections of netting made and joined to create bagging, and is hauled with purse rings;

(e) “Longline” means a stationary buoyed, and anchored groundline with hooks attached;

(f) “Mesh size” means the opening between opposing knots. Minimum mesh size means the smallest distance allowed between the inside of one knot to the inside of the opposing knot regardless of twine size;

(g) “Pot or trap” means a portable, enclosed device with one or more gates or entrances and one or more lines attached to surface floats;

(h) “Purse seine” means an encircling net that may be closed by a purse line threaded through the bottom of the net. Purse seine gear includes ring net, drum purse seine, and lampara nets;

(i) “Seine” means any non-fixed net other than a trawl net or gillnet and includes all types of purse seines;

(j) “Setline” means a bottom longline used in rivers and estuaries for targeting white sturgeon;

(k) “Set net” means a stationary, buoyed and anchored gillnet or trammel net which takes fish commonly by gilling and is not free to move or drift with the current or tide;

(l) “Spear” means a sharp, pointed, or barbed instrument on a shaft;

(m) “Trammel net” means a gillnet made with two or more walls joined to a common float line;

(n) “Trawl gear” means a cone or funnel-shaped net which is towed or drawn through the water by one or two vessels, and includes but is not limited to beam trawl, bobbin or roller trawl, bottom trawl, pelagic trawl and Danish and Scottish seine gear;

(o) “Troll” means fishing gear that consists of 1 or more lines that drag hooks with bait or lures behind a moving fishing vessel, and which lines are affixed to the vessel and are not disengaged from the vessel at any time during the fishing operation; and

(p) “Vertical hook and line” means a line attached to the vessel or to a surface buoy vertically suspended to the bottom by a weight or anchor, with hooks attached between its surface and bottom end.

(14) “Fishing trip” means a period of time between landings when fishing is conducted.

(15) “Food Fish” means any animal over which the State Fish and Wildlife Commission has jurisdiction, pursuant to ORS 506.036.

(16) “Groundfish” means all species of ocean food fish defined as groundfish in the Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery Management Plan and in the Federal Groundfish Regulations, Title 50, Part 660 and includes:

(a) All species of rockfish, thornyheads, and scorpionfish that occur off Wahington, Oregon, or California (genera Sebastes, Scorpaena, Scorpaenodes, and Sebastolobus);

(b) Arrowtooth flounder (Atheresthes stomias);

(c) Big skate (Raja binoculata);

(d) Butter sole (Isopsetta isolepis);

(e) Cabezon (Scorpaenichthys marmoratus);

(f) California skate (Raja inornata);

(g) Curlfin sole (Pleuronichthys decurrens);

(h) Dover sole (Microstomus pacificus);

(i) English sole (Parophrys vetulus);

(j) Finescale codling (Antimora microlepis);

(k) Flathead sole (Hippoglossoides elassodon);

(l) Kelp greenling (Hexagrammos decagrammus);

(m) Leopard shark (Triakis semifasciata);

(n) Lingcod (Ophiodon elongatus);

(o) Longnose skate (Raja rhina);

(p) Pacific cod (Gadus macrocephalus);

(q) Pacific rattail (Coryphaenoides acrolepis);

(r) Pacific sanddab (Citharichthys sordidus);

(s) Pacific whiting (Merluccius productus);

(t) Petrale sole (Eopsetta jordani);

(u) Ratfish (Hydrolagus colliei);

(v) Rex sole (Glyptocephalus zachirus);

(w) Rock sole (Lepidopsetta bilineata);

(x) Sablefish (Anoplopoma fimbria);

(y) Sand sole (Psettichthys melanostictus);

(z) Soupfin shark (Galeorhinus zyopterus);

(aa) Spiny dogfish (Squalus acanthias);

(bb) Starry flounder (Platichthys stellatus); and

(cc) Starry rockfish (Sebastes constellatus).

(17) “Harvest guideline” means a specified numerical harvest objective that is not a quota. Attainment of a harvest guideline does not automatically close a fishery.

(18) “Highly Migratory Species” means all species of ocean food fish defined as highly migratory species in the Fishery Management Plan for U.S. West Coast Fisheries for Highly Migratory Species and in the Federal Highly Migratory Species Regulations, Title 50, Part 660, and includes:

(a) Bigeye thresher shark (Alopias superciliosus);

(b) Bigeye tuna (Thunnus obesus);

(c) Blue shark (Prionace glauca);

(d) Common thresher shark (Alopias vulpinus);

(e) Common Mola (Mola mola);

(f) Dorado (Coryphaena hippurus);

(g) Escolar (Lepidocybium flavobrunneum);

(h) Lancetfishes (Alepisauridae species);

(i) Louvar (Luvarus imperialis);

(j) North Pacific albacore tuna (Thunnus alalunga);

(k) Northern bluefin tuna (Thunnus thynnus);

(l) Pacific swordfish (Xiphias gladius);

(m) Pelagic sting ray (Dasyetis violacea);

(n) Pelagic thresher shark (Alopias pelagicus);

(o) Shortfin mako shark (Isurus oxyrinchus);

(p) Skipjack tuna (Katsuwonus pelamis);

(q) Striped marlin (Tetrapturus audax);

(r) Wahoo (Acathocybium solandri); and

(s) Yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares).

(19) “Inland waters” means all waters of the state except the Pacific Ocean.

(20) “Intertidal” means the area in Oregon coastal bays, estuaries, and beaches between mean extreme low water and mean extreme high water boundaries.

(21) “Land, landed, or landing” means either of the following:

(a) For fisheries where food fish were taken by use of a vessel, “land, landed or landing” means to begin transfer of food fish from a vessel. Once transfer begins, all food fish aboard the vessel are counted as part of that landing, except:

(A) Anchovies being held live on a vessel for the purpose of using for bait in that vessel’s commercial fishing operation; and

(B) For vessels participating in the federal trawl rationalization program, the portion of catch that is intended to be delivered to Washington or California is not considered part of that landing.

(b) For fisheries where food fish were taken without use of any vessel, “land, landed or landing” means to begin transfer of food fish from a harvester to a wholesale fish dealer, wholesale fish bait dealer, or food fish canner, under which the following provisions apply:

(A) When the harvester and the wholesale fish dealer, wholesale fish bait dealer, or food fish canner are the same person or entity, transfer occurs when the food fish arrive at the licensed premises of the wholesale fish dealer, wholesale fish bait dealer, or food fish canner; and

(B) Once transfer begins, all food fish from the harvest area are counted as part of that landing.

(22) “Length” or “Length Overall” 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 such as a dive step or platform.

(23) “Length, total” of a fish is measured from the tip of the snout (mouth closed) to the tip of the tail (pinched together) without mutilation of the fish or the use of additional force to extend the length.

(24) “Nearshore species” includes (See ORS 506.011):

(a) Black and yellow rockfish (Sebastes chrysolmelas);

(b) Brown Irish lord (Hemilepidotus spinosus);

(c) Brown rockfish (Sebastes auriculatus);

(d) Buffalo sculpin (Enophrys bison);

(e) Cabezon (Scorpaenichthys marmoratus);

(f) Calico rockfish (Sebastes dalli);

(g) China rockfish (S. nebulosus);

(h) Copper rockfish (S. caurinus);

(i) Gopher rockfish (S. carnatus);

(j) Grass rockfish (S. rastelliger);

(k) Kelp greenling (Hexagrammos decagrammus);

(l) Kelp rockfish (Sebastes atrovirens);

(m) Olive rockfish (S. serranoides);

(n) Painted greenling (Oxylebius pictus);

(o) Quillback rockfish (Sebastes maliger);

(p) Red Irish lord (Hemilepidotus hemilepidotus);

(q) Rock greenling (Hexagrammos lagocephalus);

(r) Tiger rockfish (Sebastes nigrocinctus);

(s) Treefish (S. serriceps);

(t) Vermillion rockfish (S. miniatus); and

(u) Whitespotted greenling (Hexagrammos stelleri).

(25) “Ocean food fish” means all saltwater species of food fish except salmon, halibut, and shellfish whether found in fresh or salt water.

(26) “Other nearshore rockfish” includes:

(a) Black and yellow rockfish (Sebastes chrysolmelas);

(b) Brown rockfish (S. auriculatus);

(c) Calico rockfish (S. dalli);

(d) China rockfish (S. nebulosus);

(e) Copper rockfish (S. caurinus);

(f) Gopher rockfish (S. carnatus);

(g) Grass rockfish (S. rastelliger);

(h) Kelp rockfish (S. atrovirens);

(i) Olive rockfish (S. serranoides);

(j) Quillback rockfish (S. maliger); and

(k) Treefish (S. serriceps).

(27) “Pacific Ocean” means all water seaward of the end of the jetty or jetties of any river, bay, or tidal area, except the Columbia River boundary with the Pacific Ocean is as specified in OAR 635-003-0005, or all water seaward of the extension of the shoreline high watermark across the river, bay, or tidal area where no jetties exist.

(28) “Permit holder” means a person or entity that owns an individual permit or owns the vessel to which a vessel permit is attached. A lessee of a permit is not a permit holder.

(29) “Possession” means holding any food fish, shellfish or parts thereof in a person’s custody or control.

(30) “Process or Processing” means fresh packaging requiring freezing of food fish, or any part thereof, or any type of smoking, reducing, loining, steaking, pickling or filleting.

(31) “Resident” means an actual bona fide resident of this state for at least one year, as specified in ORS 508.285.

(32) “Rockfish” includes all species in the following genera:

(a) Sebastes; and

(b) Sebastolobus.

(33) “Salmon” means all anadromous species of salmon, including but not limited to:

(a) Oncorhynchus gorbuscha, commonly known as humpback, humpies or pink salmon.

(b) Oncorhynchus keta, commonly known as chum or dog salmon.

(c) Oncorhynchus kisutch, commonly known as coho or silver salmon.

(d) Oncorhynchus nerka, commonly known as sockeye, red or blueback salmon.

(e) Oncorhynchus tshawytscha, commonly known as Chinook salmon.

(34) “Security interest” means an interest in a vessel or permit granted by the owner of the vessel or permit to a third party under a security agreement, pursuant to ORS Chapter 79, another state’s laws enacted to implement Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code or equivalent federal statutory provisions for federally documented vessels.

(35) “Sell” includes to offer or possess for sale, barter, exchange or trade.

(36) “Smelt” means all species in the family Osmeridae.

(37) “Take” means fish for, hunt, pursue, catch, capture or kill or attempt to fish for, hunt, pursue, catch, capture or kill.

(38) “Transport” means transport by any means, and includes offer or receive for transportation.

(39) “Trip limit” means the total amount of fish that may be taken and retained, possessed, or landed per vessel from a single fishing trip or cumulatively per unit of time. A vessel which has landed its cumulative or daily limit may continue to fish on the limit for the next legal period as long as the fish are not landed until the next period. Trip limits may be:

(a) “Bi-monthly cumulative trip limit” means the maximum amount of fish that may taken and retained, possessed or landed per vessel in specified bi-monthly periods. There is no limit on the number of landings or trips in each period, and periods apply to calendar months. The specified periods are as follows:

(A) Period 1: January through February;

(B) Period 2: March through April;

(C) Period 3: May through June;

(D) Period 4: July through August;

(E) Period 5: September through October; and

(F) Period 6: November through December.

(b) “Daily trip limit” means the maximum amount of fish that may be taken and retained, possessed or landed per vessel in 24 consecutive hours, starting at 00:01 hours local time. Only one landing of groundfish may be made in that 24-hour period;

(c) “Monthly trip limit” means the maximum amount of fish that may be taken and retained, possessed or landed per vessel during the first day through the last day of any calendar month.

(d) “Weekly trip limit” means the maximum amount of fish that may be taken and retained, possessed or landed per vessel in seven (7) consecutive days, starting at 00:01 hours local time on Sunday and ending at 24:00 hours local time on Saturday. Weekly trip limits may not be accumulated during multiple week trips. If a calendar week falls within two different months or two different cumulative limit periods, a vessel is not entitled to two separate weekly limits during that week.

(40) “Undue hardship” means death, serious illness requiring extended care by a physician, permanent disability, or other circumstances beyond the individual’s control.

(41) “Unlawful to buy” means that it is unlawful to buy, knowing or having reasonable cause to believe that the fish have been illegally taken or transported within this state, or unlawfully imported or otherwise unlawfully brought into this state.

(42) “Vessel” means any floating craft, powered, towed, rowed or otherwise propelled which is used for landing or taking food fish for commercial purposes, and has the same meaning as ‘boat’ as specified in ORS 506.006.

(43) “Vessel operator” means the person onboard a fishing vessel who is responsible for leading a fishing vessel in fishing or transit operations, and who signs the corresponding fish ticket from that fishing trip. A vessel operator may be a vessel owner or permit holder or both, individual hired to operate a vessel, or lessee of a vessel, permit or both. Although more than one person may physically operate a vessel during a fishing trip or transit, there may only be one person identified as a vessel operator (commonly referred to as a captain or skipper) on a fishing vessel during any one fishing trip or transit.

(44) “Vessel owner” means any ownership interest in a vessel, including interests arising from partnerships, corporations, limited liability corporations, or limited liability partnerships. A vessel owner does not include a leasehold interest.

(45) “Waters of this state” means all waters over which the State of Oregon has jurisdiction, or joint or other jurisdiction with any other state or government, including waters of the Pacific Ocean and all bays, inlets, lakes, rivers and streams within or forming the boundaries of this state.

(46) “Week” means the period beginning at 00:01 hours local time on Sunday and ending at 24:00 hours local time on the following Saturday.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 496.138, 506.036, 506.109, 506.119 & 506.129

Stats. Implemented: ORS 496.162, 506.109 & 506.129

Hist.: FC 246, f. 5-5-72, ef. 5-15-72; FWC 37, f. & ef. 1-23-76, Renumbered from 625-010-0545; FWC 49-1979, f. & ef. 11-1-79, Renumbered from 635-036-0270; FWC 10-1983, f. & ef. 3-1-83; FWC 1-1985(Temp), f. & ef. 1-4-85; FWC 5-1985, f. & ef. 2-19-85; FWC 17-1987(Temp), f. & ef. 5-7-87; FWC 103-1988, f. 12-29-88, cert. ef. 1-1-89; FWC 28-1989(Temp), f. 4-25-89, cert. ef. 4-26-89; FWC 130-1990, f. 12-31-90, cert. ef. 1-1-91; FWC 67-1991, f. 6-25-91, cert. ef. 7-1-91; FWC 21-1992(Temp), f. 4-7-92, cert. ef. 5-1-92; FWC 141-1991, f. 12-31-91, cert. ef. 1-1-92; FWC 21-1992(Temp), f. 4-7-92, cert. ef. 5-1-92; FWC 36-1992, f. 5-26-92, cert. ef. 5-27-92; FWC 6-1993, f. 1-28-93, cert. ef. 2-1-93; FWC 95-1994, f. 12-28-94, cert. ef. 1-1-95; FWC 45-1995, f. & cert. ef. 6-1-95; FWC 71-1996, f. 12-31-96, cert. ef. 1-1-97; DFW 117-2004, f. 12-13-04, cert. ef. 1-1-05; DFW 32-2005(Temp), f. 4-29-05, cert. ef. 5-1-05 thru 10-27-05; DFW 70-2005, f. & cert. ef. 7-8-05; DFW 142-2008, f. & cert. ef. 11-21-08; DFW 156-2009, f. 12-29-09, cert. ef. 1-1-10; Renumbered from 635-004-0020, DFW 75-2012, f. 6-28-12; DFW 32-2013, f. & cert. ef. 5-14-13; DFW 136-2013, f. 12-19-13, cert. ef. 1-1-14

635-004-0275

Scope, Inclusion, and Modification of Rules

(1) The commercial groundfish fishery in the Pacific Ocean off Oregon is jointly managed by the state of Oregon and the federal government through the Pacific Fishery Management Council process. The Code of Federal Regulations provides federal requirements for this fishery, including but not limited to the time, place, and manner of taking groundfish. However, additional regulations may be promulgated subsequently by publication in the Federal Register, and these supersede, to the extent of any inconsistency, the Code of Federal Regulations. Therefore, the following publications are incorporated into Oregon Administrative Rule by reference:

(a) Code of Federal Regulations, Part 660, Subparts C, D, E and F (October 1, 2013 ed.);

(b) Federal Register Vol. 78, No. 2, dated January 3, 2013 (78 FR 580).

(2) Persons must consult the federal regulations in addition to Division 004 to determine all applicable groundfish fishing requirements. Where federal regulations refer to the fishery management area, that area is extended from shore to three nautical miles from shore coterminous with the Exclusive Economic Zone.

(3) The Commission may adopt additional or modified regulations that are more conservative than federal regulations, in which case Oregon Administrative Rule takes precedence. See OAR 635-004-0205 through 635-004-0235 and 635-004-0280 through 635-004-0365 for additions or modifications to federal groundfish regulations.

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

Stat. Auth.: ORS 496.138, 496.162, 506.036, 506.109, 506.119 & 506.129

Stats. Implemented: ORS 496.162, 506.109 & 506.129

Hist.: DFW 75-2012, f. 6-28-12, cert. ef. 7-1-12; DFW 78-2012(Temp), f. 6-28-12, cert. ef. 7-1-12 thru 10-27-12; DFW 106-2012(Temp), f. 8-15-12, cert. ef. 9-1-12 thru 12-31-12; DFW 1-2013, f. & cert. ef. 1-3-13; DFW 96-2013(Temp), f. 8-27-13, cert. ef. 9-1-13 thru 12-31-13; DFW 132-2013(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 12-9-13 thru 6-7-14; DFW 136-2013, f. 12-19-13, cert. ef. 1-1-14

635-004-0320

Renewal of Permit

(1) Black Rockfish/Blue Rockfish/Nearshore Fishery Permits may be renewed the following year:

(a) By submitting a $100.00 fee (plus $2.00 license agent fee) and a complete application to the Department date-stamped or postmarked by January 1 of the year the permit is sought for renewal; and

(b) If the provisions specified in ORS 508.957 have been met.

(2) An application for renewal of a Black Rockfish/Blue Rockfish/Nearshore Fishery Permit shall be considered complete if it is legible, has all information requested in the form, and is accompanied by the required fee in full.

(3) Permits issued under this rule expire on December 31 of each year. If an owner of a vessel with a permit does not submit a complete renewal application by January 1 of the permit year sought, the owner may renew the permit by submitting a complete renewal application after January 1 but before April 1 of the permit year sought if the owner pays a $150.00 late fee in addition to the fee required under section (1)(a) of this rule.

(4) It is the responsibility of the permittee to ensure that an application is complete and is filed in a timely manner. Failure of the Department to return an application for incompleteness or of an individual to receive a returned application may not be grounds for treating the application as having been filed in a timely and complete manner.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 506.036, 506.109, 506.119 & 506.129

Stats. Implemented: ORS 506.109, 506.129, 506.306 & 508.945

Hist.: DFW 75-2012, f. 6-28-12, cert. ef. 7-1-12; DFW 136-2013, f. 12-19-13, cert. ef. 1-1-14

635-004-0350

Harvest and Landing Caps

(1) The commercial harvest caps for black rockfish and cabezon are:

(a) Black rockfish: 139.2 metric tons; and

(b) Cabezon: 30.2 metric tons.

(2) The commercial landing caps for black rockfish, blue rockfish and other nearshore species are:

(a) Black rockfish, 137.9 metric tons;

(b) Black rockfish and blue rockfish combined: 141.9 metric tons;

(c) Other nearshore rockfish, 14.3 metric tons;

(d) Cabezon, 30.0 metric tons; and

(e) Greenling, 23.4 metric tons.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 506.036, 506.109, 506.119 & 506.129

Stats. Implemented: ORS 506.109 & 506.129

Hist.: DFW 75-2012, f. 6-28-12, cert. ef. 7-1-12; DFW 151-2012, f. 12-27-12, cert. ef. 1-1-13; DFW 136-2013, f. 12-19-13, cert. ef. 1-1-14

635-004-0360

Incidental Catch in Other Fisheries

A vessel may land black rockfish, blue rockfish, and nearshore species without a permit or endorsement required by OAR 635-004-0300 if the vessel operator:

(1) For only one landing per day, lands no more than 15 pounds of a combination of black rockfish, blue rockfish and nearshore species, as defined in OAR 635-004-0215, and if the black rockfish, blue rockfish and nearshore species:

(a) Make up 25 percent or less of the total poundage of the landing; and

(b) Are taken with legal groundfish fishing gear.

(2) Operates a vessel that holds a valid Black Rockfish/Blue Rockfish Permit without a Nearshore Endorsement and:

(a) For only one landing per day, lands no more than 15 pounds of nearshore species, as defined in OAR 635-004-0215;

(b) The nearshore species make up 25 percent or less of the total poundage of the landing; and

(c) The nearshore species are taken with gear that is legal to use in the Black Rockfish/Blue Rockfish/Nearshore Fishery.

(3) Operates a vessel in the ocean troll salmon fishery pursuant to ORS 508.801 to 508.825 and the vessel lands black rockfish, blue rockfish or a combination of black and blue rockfish in the same landing in which the vessel lands a salmon under the permit required by 508.801 to 508.825. The black and blue rockfish landed under this subsection must be landed dead. A vessel that lands black rockfish or blue rockfish under this section may land up to 100 pounds of black and blue rockfish in aggregate, per landing. When the aggregate incidental catch of black and blue rockfish in the salmon troll fishery reaches 3,000 pounds in a calendar year, a vessel that lands black rockfish or blue rockfish under this section may not land more than 15 pounds of black and blue rockfish in aggregate, per trip.

(4) Operates a vessel in the west coast groundfish trawl fishery pursuant to federal regulations and lands no more than 1,000 pounds of black and blue rockfish in aggregate per calendar year, and if the black and blue rockfish:

(a) Make up 25 percent or less of the total poundage of each landing; and

(b) Are landed dead.

(5) Is a nonprofit aquarium or has contracted with a nonprofit aquarium to land black rockfish, blue rockfish or nearshore fish for the purpose of displaying or conducting research on the black rockfish, blue rockfish or nearshore fish.

(6) Does not exceed trip limits as established in OAR 635-004-0355, and 635-004-0365.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 506.036, 506.109, 506.119 & 506.129

Stats. Implemented: ORS 506.109 & 506.129

Hist.: DFW 112-2003, f. & cert. ef. 11-14-03; DFW 138-2005, f. 12-7-05, cert. ef. 1-1-06; DFW 123-2007(Temp), f. 11-26-07, cert. ef. 11-28-07 thru 12-31-07; DFW 128-2007, f. 12-13-07, cert. ef. 1-1-08; DFW 142-2008, f. & cert. ef. 11-21-08; Renumbered from 635-004-0170, DFW 75-2012, f. 6-28-12, cert. ef. 7-1-12; DFW 136-2013, f. 12-19-13, cert. ef. 1-1-14

635-006-0210

Fish Receiving Ticket — All Fish

(1) Except as provided in OAR 635-006-0211, for each purchase of food fish or shellfish by a licensed wholesale fish dealer, wholesale fish bait dealer, food fish canner, or shellfish canner from a commercial fisher or commercial bait fisher, the dealer or canner shall prepare at the time of landing a Fish Receiving Ticket, or a separate document in lieu of a Fish Receiving Ticket provided the original dock ticket is attached to the completed dealer copy of the Fish Receiving Ticket subsequently submitted to ODFW. Fish dealers shall be required to account for all Fish Receiving Tickets received from the Department. Fish Receiving Tickets shall be issued numerical sequence.

(2) Fish Receiving Tickets shall include the following:

(a) Fish dealer’s name and license number, including the buying station and location if the food fish or shellfish were received at any location other than the licensed premises of the fish dealer;

(b) Date of landing;

(c) His or her name from whom purchase is made. If not landed from a vessel, then his or her commercial license number shall be added. If received from a Columbia River treaty Indian, his or her tribal affiliation and enrollment number as shown on the official identification card issued by the U.S. Department of Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, or tribal government, shall be used in lieu of an address or commercial fishing license;

(d) Boat name, boat license number, and federal document or State Marine Board number from which catch made;

(e) For groundfish harvested in the limited entry fixed gear fishery, the federal limited entry fixed gear permit number associated with the landing or portion of landing, which shall be provided by the vessel operator to the preparer of the fish ticket;

(f) Port of first landing. The port of first landing will be recorded as where a vessel initially crosses from the Pacific Ocean to inland waters, or is physically removed from the Pacific Ocean, for the purposes of ending a fishing trip;

(g) Fishing gear used by the fisher;

(h) For salmon and Dungeness crab, zone or area of primary catch;

(i) Species or species group, as determined by the Department, of food fish or shellfish received;

(j) Pounds of each species or species group, as determined by the Department, received:

(A) Pounds must be determined and reported based on condition of the fish when landed, either dressed or round. Dressed pounds may only be used for species with a conversion factor listed at OAR 635-006-0215(3)(g). Measures must be taken using a certified scale.

(B) Pounds shall include “weighbacks” by species. “Weighbacks” are those fish or shellfish with no commercial value. The following species or species groups are exempt from fish ticket requirements when considered “weighbacks”:

(i) Sponges;

(ii) Sea Pens;

(iii) Sea Whips;

(iv) Black Corals;

(v) Sea Fans;

(vi) Anemone;

(vii) Jellyfish;

(viii) Whelks;

(ix) Squids other than Humboldt and market;

(x) Octopus other than Pacific giant octopus;

(xi) Mysids;

(xii) Shrimps other than pink shrimp, coonstripe prawns, and spot prawns;

(xiii) Crabs other than Dungeness, tanner, box, Oregon hair, and red rock crabs;

(xiv) Sea Stars including Brittle Stars;

(xv) Urchins;

(xvi) Sand dollars;

(xvii) Sea cucumbers;

(xviii) Eels other than hagfish;

(xix) Blacksmelts;

(xx) Spookfish;

(xxi) Stomiformes including Viperfish and Blackdragons;

(xxii) Slickheads;

(xxiii) Flatnoses;

(xxiv) Lancetfishes;

(xxv) Barricudinas;

(xxvi) Myctophids;

(xxvii) Tomcod;

(xxviii) Eelpouts including Bigfin, Two line, Black, and Snakehead;

(xxix) Dreamers;

(xxx) Anglerfish;

(xxxi) King of the Salmon;

(xxxii) Melamphids;

(xxxiii) Whalefish;

(xxxiv) Oxeye oreo;

(xxxv) Sculpins other than cabezon, buffalo sculpin, red Irish lord, and brown Irish lord;

(xxxvi) Poachers;

(xxxvii) Snailfish;

(xxxviii) Pricklebacks;

(xxxix) Gunnels;

(xl) Scabbardfish;

(xli) Lancetfish;

(xlii) Ragfish;

(xliii) Slender sole;

(xliv) Deepsea sole;

(xlv) Rays including Pacific and electric Rays and Devilfish;

(xlvi) Wolffishes including wolf eels.

(k) For Columbia River sturgeon the exact number of fish received and the actual round weight of that number of fish;

(l) Price paid per pound for each species received;

(m) Signature of the individual preparing the Fish Receiving Ticket;

(n) Signature of the vessel operator making the landing;

(o) Species name, pounds and value of fish retained by fisher for take home use.

(3) Except as provided in OAR 635-006-0212 and 635-006-0213, the original of each Fish Receiving Ticket covering food fish and shellfish received shall be forwarded within five working days of the date of landing to the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, 4034 Fairview Industrial Drive SE, Salem, OR 97302 or through the Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission West Coast E-Ticket system or as required by Title 50 of the Code of Federal Regulations, part 660 Subpart C. All fish dealer amendments must be conducted in the same system in which the ticket was initially submitted.

(4) Wholesale fish bait dealers landing small quantities of food fish or shellfish may request authorization to combine multiple landings on one Fish Receiving Ticket and to deviate from the time in which Fish Receiving Tickets are due to the Department. Such request shall be in writing, and written authorization from the Department shall be received by the wholesale fish bait dealer before any such deviations may occur.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 496.138, 496.146, 496.162, 506.036, 506.109, 506.119, 506.129, 508.530 & 508.535

Stats. Implemented: ORS 506.109, 506.129, 508.025, 508.040 & 508.550

Hist.: FC 246, f. 5-5-72, ef. 5-15-72; FC 274(74-6), f. 3-20-74, ef. 4-11-74; FWC 28, f. 11-28-75, ef. 1-1-76, Renumbered from 625-040-0135, Renumbered from 635-036-0580; FWC 1-1986, f. & ef. 1-10-86; FWC 99-1987, f. & ef. 11-17-87; FWC 142-1991, f. 12-31-91, cert. ef. 1-1-92; FWC 22-1992(Temp), f. 4-10-92, cert. ef. 4-13-91; FWC 53-1992, f. 7-17-92, cert. ef. 7-20-92; FWC 16-1995(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 2-16-95; FWC 23-1995, f. 3-29-95, cert. ef. 4-1-95; DFW 63-2003, f. & cert. ef. 7-17-03; DFW 117-2003(Temp), f. 11-25-03, cert. ef. 12-1-03 thru 2-29-04; DFW 10-2004, f. & cert. ef. 2-13-04; DFW 142-2008, f. & cert. ef. 11-21-08; DFW 164-2011, f. 12-27-11, cert. ef. 1-1-12; DFW 77-2012, f. 6-28-12, cert. ef. 7-1-12; DFW 151-2012, f. 12-27-12, cert. ef. 1-1-13; DFW 136-2013, f. 12-19-13, cert. ef. 1-1-14

635-006-0213

Fish Receiving Ticket — Limited Fish Seller Permit

(1) This regulation is in addition to, and not in lieu of the provisions contained in OAR 635-006-0210.

(2) For food fish or shellfish sold under a Limited Fish Seller Permit, the Limited Fish Seller shall complete daily entries of fish sold on a Fish Receiving Ticket. Fish Receiving Tickets are prenumbered in books of 50 tickets. Limited Fish Sellers shall account for all Fish Receiving Tickets received from the Department. Fish Receiving Tickets shall be issued in numerical sequence. The Fish Receiving Ticket shall include, for each day’s sales:

(a) Limited Fish Seller’s name and license number;

(b) Date of sales;

(c) Boat name and federal document or State Marine Board number from which catch made;

(d) For groundfish harvested in the limited entry fixed gear fishery, the federal limited entry fixed gear permit number associated with the landing or portion of landing;

(e) Port of first landing. The port of first landing will be recorded as where a vessel initially crosses from the Pacific Ocean to inland waters, or is physically removed from the Pacific Ocean, for the purposes of ending a fishing trip;

(f) Fishing gear used;

(g) Species or species group of fish or shellfish sold;

(h) Quantity in pounds;

(i) Price received per pound;

(j) Signature of the individual preparing the fish ticket;

(k) Name of wholesale fish dealer to whom other food fish or shellfish were sold from the same fishing trip.

(l) For troll-caught salmon, Fish Receiving Ticket shall show the number of days fished during the trip in which the salmon were caught.

(3) The original of each Fish Receiving Ticket covering fish and shellfish sold per trip shall be forwarded within ten working days following the landing to the Department.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 506.036, 506.109, 506.119, 506.129, 508.530, 508.535 & 508.550

Stats. Implemented: ORS 506.109, 506.129, 508.025, 508.040 & 508.550

Hist.: FWC 142-1991, f. 12-31-91, cert. ef. 1-1-92; DFW 63-2003, f. & cert. ef. 7-17-03; DFW 31-2004, f. 4-22-04, cert. ef. 5-1-04; DFW 142-2008, f. & cert. ef. 11-21-08; DFW 77-2012, f. 6-28-12, cert. ef. 7-1-12; DFW 136-2013, f. 12-19-13, cert. ef. 1-1-14

635-039-0080

Purpose and Scope

(1) The purpose of division 39 is to provide for management of sport fisheries for marine fish, shellfish, and marine invertebrates in the Pacific Ocean, coastal bays, and beaches over which the State has jurisdiction.

(2) Division 39 incorporates into Oregon Administrative Rules, by reference:

(a) The sport fishing regulations of the State, included in the document entitled 2014 Oregon Sport Fishing Regulations;

(b) Title 50 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Part 300, Subpart E (October 1, 2013 ed.), as amended;

(c) Title 50 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Part 660, Subpart G (October 1, 2013 ed.), as amended;

(d) Federal Register Vol. 78, No. 2, dated January 3, 2013 (78 FR 580);

(e) Federal Register Vol. 78, No. 51, dated March 15, 2013 (78 FR 16423); and

(f) Federal Register Vol. 78, No. 89, dated May 8, 2013 (78 FR 26708).

(3) Therefore, persons must consult all publications referenced in this rule in addition to division 11 and 39 to determine all applicable sport fishing requirements for marine fish, shellfish and marine invertebrates.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 496.138, 496.146, 506.119

Stats. Implemented: ORS 496.162 & 506.129

Hist.: FWC 82-1993, f. 12-22-93, cert. ef. 1-1-94; Renumbered from 635-39-105 - 635-39-135; FWC 22-1995, f. 3-7-95, cert. ef. 3-10-95; FWC 77-1995, f. 9-13-95, cert. ef. 1-1-96; FWC 72-1996, f. 12-31-96, cert. ef. 1-1-97; FWC 25-1997, f. 4-22-97, cert. ef. 5-1-97; FWC 75-1997, f. 12-31-97, cert. ef. 1-1-98; DFW 91-1998, f. & cert. ef. 11-25-98; DFW 96-1999, f. 12-27-99, cert. ef. 1-1-00; DFW 98-1999, f. 12-27-99, cert. ef. 1-1-00; DFW 81-2000, f. 12-22-00, cert. ef. 1-1-01; 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 125-2003, f. 12-11-03, cert. ef. 1-1-04; DFW 117-2004, f. 12-13-04, cert. ef. 1-1-05; DFW 120-2004, f. 12-13-04, cert. ef. 1-1-05; DFW 33-2005(Temp), f. 4-29-05, cert. ef. 5-1-05 thru 10-27-05; DFW 54-2005(Temp), f. 6-10-05, cert. ef. 6-12-05 thru 11-30-05; DFW 56-2005, f. 6-21-05, cert. ef. 7-1-05; DFW 71-2005(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 7-7-05 thru 11-30-05; DFW 89-2005(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 8-12-05 thru 12-12-05; 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 79-2006, f. 8-11-06, cert. ef. 1-1-07; 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 136-2007, f. 12-31-07, cert. ef. 1-1-08; DFW 156-2008, f. 12-31-08, cert. ef. 1-1-09; DFW 39-2009, f. & cert. ef. 4-27-09; DFW 144-2009, f. 12-8-09, cert. ef. 1-1-10; DFW 32-2010, f. & cert. ef. 3-15-10; DFW 37-2010, f. 3-30-10, cert. ef. 4-1-10; DFW 157-2010, f. 12-6-10, cert. ef. 1-1-11; DFW 24-2011, f. & cert. ef. 3-22-11; DFW 164-2011, f. 12-27-11, cert. ef. 1-1-12; DFW 39-2012, f. & cert. ef. 4-24-12; DFW 1-2013, f. & cert. ef. 1-3-13; DFW 25-2013(Temp), f. 4-2-13, cert. ef. 5-1-13 thru 5-31-13; DFW 32-2013, f. & cert. ef. 5-14-13; DFW 136-2013, f. 12-19-13, cert. ef. 1-1-14

635-039-0090

Inclusions and Modifications

(1) The 2014 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 2014 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. The sport harvest caps are:

(a) Black rockfish, 440.8 metric tons.

(b) Cabezon, 16.8 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. 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) Greenling, 5.2 metric tons.

(5) In addition to the regulations for Marine Fish in the 2014 Oregon Sport Fishing Regulations, the following apply for the sport fishery in the Marine Zone in 2014:

(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 2014 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. Retention of the following species is prohibited:

(A) Yelloweye rockfish;

(B) Canary rockfish; and

(C) Cabezon from January 1 through June 30.

(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 (5)(a), (5)(b) and (5)(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 (5)(a), (5)(b) and (5)(c) and including leopard shark and soupfin shark are open January 1 through December 31, twenty-four hours per day, except as provided in subsections (5)(a) and (5)(d), and ocean waters are closed for these species during April 1 through September 30, outside of the 30-fathom curve (defined by latitude and longitude) as shown on Title 50 Code of Federal Regulations Part 660 Section 71. A 20-fathom, 25-fathom, or 30-fathom curve, as shown on Title 50 Code of Federal Regulations Part 660 Section 71 may be implemented as the management line as in-season modifications necessitate. In addition, the following management lines may be used to set area specific regulations for inseason action only:

(A) Cape Lookout (45°20’30” N latitude); and

(B) Cape Blanco (42°50’20” N latitude).

(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, 2013 ed.). Within the YRCA, it is unlawful to fish for, take, or retain species listed in subsections (5)(a), (5)(b) and (5)(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 (5)(a), (5)(b) and (5)(c) of this rule, leopard shark, soupfin shark, and Pacific halibut. Recreational fishing vessels in possession of species listed in subsections (5)(a), (5)(b) and (5)(c) and including leopard shark, soupfin shark, and Pacific halibut may transit the YRCA without fishing gear in the water.

(h) Effective April 1, 2013, the annual bag and possession limit for white sturgeon is two (2) fish and catch-and-release angling for white sturgeon is allowed year-round. Effective January 1, 2014, all waters within the Marine Zone are closed to the retention of white sturgeon and catch-and-release angling is allowed year-round.

(6) 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.

[ED. NOTE: Tables 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; DFW 164-2011, f. 12-27-11, cert. ef. 1-1-12; DFW 90-2012(Temp), f. 7-17-12, cert. ef. 9-20-12 thru 12-31-12; DFW 151-2012, f. 12-27-12, cert. ef. 1-1-13; DFW 155-2012(Temp), f. 12-28-12, cert. ef. 1-1-13 thru 6-29-13; DFW 23-2013(Temp), f. 3-20-13, cert. ef. 4-1-13 thru 9-27-13; DFW 32-2013, f. & cert. ef. 5-14-13; DFW 112-2013(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 9-27-13 thru 12-31-13; DFW 136-2013, f. 12-19-13, cert. ef. 1-1-14


Rule Caption: Amend Rules Related to 2014 Oregon Sport Fishing Regulations

Adm. Order No.: DFW 137-2013

Filed with Sec. of State: 12-19-2013

Certified to be Effective: 1-1-14

Notice Publication Date: 7-1-2013

Rules Amended: 635-011-0100, 635-013-0004, 635-014-0080, 635-014-0090, 635-016-0080, 635-016-0090, 635-017-0080, 635-017-0090, 635-017-0095, 635-018-0080, 635-018-0090, 635-019-0080, 635-019-0090, 635-021-0080, 635-021-0090, 635-023-0080, 635-023-0090, 635-023-0095, 635-023-0125, 635-023-0128, 635-023-0130, 635-023-0134

Subject: Amended rules to adopt changes to the sport fishing regulations for finfish, shellfish, and marine invertebrates for 2014. Housekeeping and Technical corrections were made to ensure rule consistency.

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

635-011-0100

General Rule

It is unlawful to take any fish, shellfish, or marine invertebrates for personal use except as provided in these rules which include and incorporate the 2014 Oregon Sport Fishing Regulations by reference. However, additional regulations may be adopted in this rule division from time to time and to the extent of any inconsistency, they supersede the 2014 Oregon Sport Fishing Regulations.

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

Stat. Auth.: ORS 496.138, 496.146 & 506.119

Stats. Implemented: ORS 496.162 & 506.129

Hist.: FWC 11-1982, f. & ef. 2-9-82; FWC 2-1984, f. & ef. 1-10-84; DFW 70-2001, f. & cert. ef. 8-10-01; DFW 123-2001, f. 12-31-01, cert. ef. 1-1-02; DFW 26-2002, f. & cert. ef. 3-21-02; DFW 125-2003, f. 12-11-03, cert. ef. 1-1-04; DFW 117-2004, f. 12-13-04, cert. ef. 1-1-05; DFW 136-2005, f. 12-7-05, cert. ef. 1-1-06; DFW 79-2006, f. 8-11-06, cert. ef. 1-1-07; DFW 136-2007, f. 12-31-07, cert. ef. 1-1-08; DFW 156-2008, f. 12-31-08, cert. ef. 1-1-09; DFW 144-2009, f. 12-8-09, cert. ef. 1-1-10; DFW 171-2010, f. 12-30-10, cert. ef. 1-1-11; DFW 153-2011(Temp), f. 11-7-11, cert. ef. 11-15-11 thru 5-12-12; DFW 163-2011, f. 12-27-11, cert. ef. 1-1-12; DFW 142-2012(Temp), f. 11-6-12, cert. ef. 11-15-12 thru 5-12-13; DFW 149-2012, f. 12-27-12, cert. ef. 1-1-13; DFW 130-2013(Temp), f. 12-9-13, cert. ef. 12-10-13 thru 6-8-14; DFW 137-2013, f. 12-19-13, cert. ef. 1-1-14

635-013-0004

Inclusions and Modifications

(1) OAR 635-013-0005 through 635-013-0009 modify or are in addition to provisions contained in Code of Federal Regulations, Title 50, Part 660, Subparts A and H, and the 2014 Oregon Sport Fishing Regulations.

(2) The Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Title 50, Part 660, Subparts A and H, and the 2014 Oregon Sport Fishing Regulations contain requirements for sport salmon angling in the Pacific Ocean off the Oregon coast. However, additional regulations may be adopted from time to time, and, to the extent of any inconsistency, they supersede the published federal regulations and the 2014 Oregon Sport Fishing Regulations. This means that persons must consult not only the federal regulations and the published sport fishing regulations but also the Department’s web page to determine all applicable sport fishing regulations.

(3) This rule contains requirements that modify sport salmon angling regulations off the Oregon coast. The following modifications are organized in sections that apply to the ocean sport salmon fishery in general and within management zones established by the Pacific Fishery Management Council and enacted by Federal Regulations (CFR, Title 50, Part 660, Subparts A and H).

[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 29-1989, f. 4-28-89, cert. ef. 5-1-89; FWC 31-1992, f. 4-29-92, cert. ef. 5-1-92; FWC 25-1994, f. & cert. ef. 5-2-94; FWC 34-1995, f. & cert. ef. 5-1-95; FWC 39-1995, f. 5-10-95, cert. ef. 5-12-95; FWC 77-1995, f. 9-13-95, cert. ef. 1-1-96; FWC 20-1996, f. & cert. ef. 4-29-96; FWC 72-1996, f. 12-21-96, cert. ef. 1-1-97; FWC 19-1997(Temp), f. 3-17-97, cert. ef. 4-15-97; FWC 30-1997, f. & cert. ef. 5-5-97; FWC 43-1997(Temp), f. 8-8-97, cert. ef. 8-10-97; FWC 75-1997, f. 12-31-97, cert. ef. 1-1-98; DFW 34-1998, f. & cert. ef. 5-4-98; DFW 59-1998(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 8-10-98 thru 8-21-98; DFW 66-1998(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 8-21-98 thru 9-24-98; DFW 100-1998, f. 12-23-98, cert. ef. 1-1-99; DFW 20-1999(Temp), f. 3-29-99, cert. ef. 4-1-99 thru 4-30-99; DFW 31-1999, f. & cert. ef. 5-3-99; DFW 61-1999(Temp), f. 8-31-99, cert. ef. 9-3-99 thru 9-17-99; DFW 66-1999(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 9-17-99 thru 9-30-99; Administrative correction 11-17-99; DFW 16-2000(Temp), f. 3-31-00, cert. ef. 4-1-00 thru 4-30-00; DFW 24-2000, f. 4-28-00, cert. ef. 5-1-00; DFW 47-2000(Temp), f. 8-10-00, cert. ef. 8-13-00 thru 9-30-00; 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 16-2001(Temp), f. 3-28-01, cert. ef. 4-1-01 thru 4-30-01; Administrative correction 6-20-01; DFW 59-2001(Temp), f. 7-18-01, cert. ef. 7-19-01 thru 10-31-01; DFW 20-2002(Temp), f. 3-19-02, cert. ef. 4-1-01 thru 4-30-02; DFW 75-2002(Temp), f. 7-19-02, cert. ef. 7-21-02 thru 12-31-02; DFW 80-2002(Temp), f. 7-31-02, cert. ef. 8-1-02 thru 12-31-02; DFW 85-2002(Temp), f. 8-8-02, cert. ef. 8-11-02 thru 12-31-02; DFW 99-2002(Temp) f. 8-30-02, cert. ef. 9-2-02 thru 12-31-02; DFW 100-2002(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 9-6-02 thru 12-31-02; DFW 130-2002, f. 11-21-02, cert. ef. 1-1-03; DFW 18-2003(Temp) f. 2-28-03, cert. ef. 3-1-03 thru 4-30-03; DFW 35-2003, f. 4-30-03, cert. ef. 5-1-03; DFW 69-2003(Temp), f. 7-21-03, cert. ef. 7-25-03 thru 12-31-03; DFW 78-2003(Temp), f. 8-14-03, cert .ef. 8-20-03 thru 12-31-03; DFW 125-2003, f. 12-11-03, cert. ef. 1-1-04; DFW 75-2004(Temp), f. 7-20-04, cert. ef. 7-23-04 thru 12-31-04; DFW 80-2004(Temp), f. 8-12-04, cert. ef. 8-13-04 thru 12-31-04; DFW 93-2004(Temp), f. 9-2-04, cert. ef. 9-4-04 thru 12-31-04; DFW 117-2004, f. 12-13-04, cert. ef. 1-1-05; DFW 81-2005(Temp), f. 7-25-05, cert. ef. 7-29-05 thru 12-31-05; DFW 103-2005(Temp), f. 9-7-05, cert. ef. 9-9-05 thru 12-31-05; DFW 106-2005(Temp), f. 9-14-05, cert. ef. 9-17-05 thru 12-31-05; DFW 136-2005, f. 12-7-05, cert. ef. 1-1-06; DFW 67-2006(Temp), f. 7-25-06, cert. ef. 8-11-06 thru 12-31-06; DFW 87-2006(Temp), f. 8-18-06, cert. ef. 8-19-06 thru 12-31-06; DFW 90-2006(Temp), f. 8-25-06, cert. ef. 8-26-06 thru 12-31-06; Administrative correction 1-16-07; DFW 24-2007, f. 4-16-07, cert. ef. 5-1-07; DFW 80-2007(Temp), f. 8-23-07, cert. ef. 8-25-07 thru 12-31-07; DFW 81-2007(Temp), f. 8-31-07, cert. ef. 9-2-07 thru 12-31-07; DFW 136-2007, f. 12-31-07, cert. ef. 1-1-08; DFW 25-2008(Temp), f. 3-13-08, cert. ef. 3-15-08 thru 9-10-08; DFW 66-2008(Temp), f. 6-20-08, cert. ef. 6-21-08 thru 10-31-08; DFW 96-2008(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 8-15-08 thru 12-31-08; DFW 156-2008, f. 12-31-08, cert. ef. 1-1-09; DFW 144-2009, f. 12-8-09, cert. ef. 1-1-10; DFW 171-2010, f. 12-30-10, cert. ef. 1-1-11; DFW 163-2011, f. 12-27-11, cert. ef. 1-1-12; DFW 149-2012, f. 12-27-12, cert. ef. 1-1-13; DFW 137-2013, f. 12-19-13, cert. ef. 1-1-14

635-014-0080

Purpose and Scope

(1) The purpose of division 14 is to provide for management of sport fisheries in the Northwest Zone over which the State has jurisdiction.

(2) Division 14 incorporates by reference the 2014 Oregon Sport Fishing Regulations. Therefore, persons must consult the 2014 Oregon Sport Fishing Regulations in addition to division 11 and division 14 to determine all applicable sport fishing requirements for the Northwest Zone.

[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; Renumbered from 635-014-0105 - 635-014-0460; FWC 22-1995, f. 3-7-95, cert. ef. 3-10-95; FWC 77-1995, f. 9-13-95, cert. ef. 1-1-96; 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 96-1999, f. 12-27-99, cert. ef. 1-1-00; DFW 1-2001, f. 1-25-01, cert. ef. 2-1-01; DFW 85-2001(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 8-30-01 thru 12-31-01; DFW 123-2001, f. 12-31-01, 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 125-2003, f. 12-11-03, cert. ef. 1-1-04; DFW 117-2004, f. 12-13-04, cert. ef. 1-1-05; DFW 136-2005, f. 12-7-05, cert. ef. 1-1-06; DFW 79-2006, f. 8-11-06, cert. ef. 1-1-07; DFW 136-2007, f. 12-31-07, cert. ef. 1-1-08; DFW 156-2008, f. 12-31-08, cert. ef. 1-1-09; DFW 144-2009, f. 12-8-09, cert. ef. 1-1-10; DFW 171-2010, f. 12-30-10, cert. ef. 1-1-11; DFW 163-2011, f. 12-27-11, cert. ef. 1-1-12; DFW 149-2012, f. 12-27-12, cert. ef. 1-1-13; DFW 149-2012, f. 12-27-12, cert. ef. 1-1-13; DFW 137-2013, f. 12-19-13, cert. ef. 1-1-14

635-014-0090

Inclusions and Modifications

(1) The 2014 Oregon Sport Fishing Regulations provide requirements for the Northwest 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 2014 Oregon Sport Fishing Regulations pamphlet.

(2) Notwithstanding all other requirements provided in the 2014 Oregon Sport Fishing Regulations pamphlet, the following additional rules apply to adult salmon angling in waters of the Northwest Zone:

(a) All waters of the Necanicum River Basin, Nehalem River Basin (including North Fork), Tillamook Bay Basin, (including the Miami, Kilchis, Wilson, Trask, and Tillamook rivers), and the Nestucca River Basin (including the Little Nestucca and Three Rivers) Salmon River, Siletz River (including Drift Creek), and Yaquina River that are open for Chinook salmon are limited to no more than 2 adult non fin-clipped Chinook salmon per day, and 10 adult non fin-clipped Chinook salmon in the seasonal aggregate when combined with all other waters in the Northwest Zone with a 10 adult non fin-clipped Chinook salmon seasonal aggregate limit. Seasonal aggregate applies to all adult non fin-clipped Chinook salmon retained between August 1 and December 31 except in the Nehalem Basin where the seasonal aggregate applies to all adult non fin-clipped Chinook salmon retained between July 1 and December 31.

(b) Within the Nehalem River Basin (including the North Fork) the following additional rules apply:

(A) Mainstem closed to all salmon angling upstream of Foss Road (CC) Bridge (RM 15.5) July 1 through December 31.

(B) Nehalem Bay tidewater from the jetty tips upstream to Miami-Foley Bridge on South Fork and North Fork Road Bridge on the North Fork is open for non adipose fin-clipped coho salmon from September 15 through the earlier of November 30 or attainment of an adult coho salmon quota of 700 non adipose fin-clipped coho salmon.

(C) The daily catch limit may include one adult non adipose fin-clipped coho salmon per day and one non adipose fin-clipped jack coho salmon per day, and no more than one total adult non adipose fin-clipped coho salmon in the seasonal aggregate from all waters in the Northwest Zone with a one adult non adipose fin-clipped coho salmon seasonal aggregate limit (estucca River and Tillamook Bay Basin).

(c) Within the Tillamook Bay Basin the following additional rules apply:

(A) Tillamook Bay tidewater from the jetty tips upstream to Highway 101 Bridge on Miami, Kilchis, Wilson, and Trask rivers and Burton Bridge on Tillamook River is open on Fridays and Saturdays only for non adipose fin-clipped coho salmon from September 20 through the earlier of November 30 or attainment of an adult coho salmon quota of 500 non adipose fin-clipped coho salmon.

(B) The daily catch limit may include one adult non adipose fin-clipped coho salmon per day and one non adipose fin-clipped jack coho salmon per day, and no more than one total adult non adipose fin-clipped coho salmon in the seasonal aggregate from all waters in the Northwest Zone with a one adult non adipose fin-clipped coho salmon seasonal aggregate limit (Nestucca River and Nehalem River Basin).

(d) Within the Nestucca River Basin (including the Little Nestucca River and Three Rivers) the following rules apply:

(A) Mainstem Nestucca River upstream of First Bridge (RM 15.8) near Beaver closed to all salmon angling August 1 through December 31.

(B) Nestucca Bay tidewater (excluding Little Nestucca tidewater) from the bay mouth upstream to the Cloverdale Bridge (RM 7.1) is open on Sundays and Mondays only for non adipose fin-clipped coho salmon from September 15 through the earlier of November 25 or attainment of an adult coho salmon quota of 200 non adipose fin-clipped coho salmon.

(C) The daily catch limit may include one adult non adipose fin-clipped coho salmon per day and one non adipose fin-clipped jack coho salmon per day, and no more than one total adult non adipose fin-clipped coho salmon in the seasonal aggregate from all waters in the Northwest Zone with a one adult non adipose fin-clipped coho salmon seasonal aggregate limit (Nehalem River and Tillamook Bay Basin).

(e) Within the Siletz River Basin the following additional rules apply:

(A) Mainstem and tributaries above an ODFW marker sign approximately 1,200 feet upstream of Ojalla Bridge (RM 31) closed to Chinook August 1–December 31; Drift Creek (Siletz River Basin) upstream of the confluence with Quarry Creek at RM 8 is closed for Chinook salmon from August 1 through December 31;

(B) Siletz River and Bay upstream to an ODFW marker sign approximately 1,200 feet upstream of Ojalla Bridge (RM 31) is open for non adipose fin-clipped coho salmon from September 15 through November 30; and

(C) The daily catch limit may include one adult non adipose fin-clipped coho salmon per day and one non adipose fin-clipped jack coho salmon per day, and no more than 2 total adult non adipose fin-clipped coho salmon in the seasonal aggregate from all waters in the Northwest Zone and Southwest Zone with a 2 adult non adipose fin-clipped coho salmon seasonal aggregate limit (Yaquina River, Alsea River, Siuslaw River, Umpqua River, Beaver Creek (Ona Beach), Floras Creek/New River, Coos River, and Coquille River).

(f) Within the Yaquina River Basin the following additional rules apply:

(A) All waters of the Yaquina River upstream of the confluence of the Yaquina River and Big Elk Creek at RM 18.3 and all waters of Big Elk Creek (Yaquina River Basin) are closed for Chinook salmon from August 1 through December 31;

(B) The Yaquina River and Bay upstream to the confluence of the Yaquina River and Big Elk Creek are open for non adipose fin-clipped coho salmon from September 15 through November 30; and

(C) The daily catch limit may include one adult non adipose fin-clipped coho salmon per day and one non adipose fin-clipped jack coho salmon per day, and no more than 2 total adult non adipose fin-clipped coho salmon in the seasonal aggregate from all waters in the Northwest Zone and Southwest Zone with a 2 adult non adipose fin-clipped coho salmon seasonal aggregate limit (Siletz River, Alsea River, Siuslaw River, Umpqua River, Beaver Creek (Ona Beach), Floras Creek/New River, Coos River, and Coquille River).

(g) Within the Alsea River Basin the following additional rules apply:

(A) All waters of Drift Creek (Alsea River Basin) within the Drift Creek Wilderness Area and upstream are closed for Chinook salmon from August 1 through December 31;

(B) All waters of Five Rivers are closed for Chinook salmon from August 1 through December 31.

(C) The Alsea River and Bay upstream to the USFS River Edge Boat Landing are open for non adipose fin-clipped coho salmon from September 15 through November 30; and

(D) The daily catch limit may include one adult non adipose fin-clipped coho salmon per day and one non adipose fin-clipped jack coho salmon per day, and no more than 2 total adult non adipose fin-clipped coho salmon in the seasonal aggregate from all waters in the Northwest Zone and Southwest Zone with a 2 adult non adipose fin-clipped coho salmon seasonal aggregate limit (Siletz River, Yaquina River, Siuslaw River, Umpqua River, Beaver Creek (Ona Beach), Floras Creek/New River, Coos River, and Coquille River).

(h) Within the Siuslaw River Basin the following additional rules apply:

(A) All waters of the Siuslaw River upstream of the confluence with Lake Creek at RM 30.0 are closed for Chinook salmon from August 1 through December 31;

(B) All waters of Lake Creek are closed for Chinook salmon August 1 through October 15 and all waters of Lake Creek upstream from the mouth of Indian Creek (RM 2.5) and downstream of Fish Creek (RM 17) are closed for angling for Chinook salmon the entire year and closed to all angling from September 1 through November 30;

(C) The Siuslaw River and Bay upstream to the confluence of the Siuslaw River with Lake Creek is open for non adipose fin-clipped coho salmon from September 15 through November 30; and

(D) Lake Creek upstream to the mouth of Indian Creek (RM 2.5) is open to non adipose fin-clipped coho salmon from October 16 through November 30;

(E) The daily catch limit may include one adult non adipose fin-clipped coho salmon per day and one non adipose fin-clipped jack coho salmon per day, and no more than 2 total adult non adipose fin-clipped coho salmon in the seasonal aggregate from all waters in the Northwest Zone and Southwest Zone with a 2 adult non adipose fin-clipped coho salmon seasonal aggregate limit (Yaquina River, Alsea River, Siletz River, Umpqua River, Beaver Creek (Ona Beach), Floras Creek/New River, Coos River, and Coquille River).

(i) Beaver Creek (at Ona Beach between Newport and Waldport) from footbridge west of Highway 101 upstream to the confluence of South Fork Beaver Creek (Ona Beach) open on Saturdays and Sundays ONLY for non adipose fin-clipped coho salmon from November 1-30 or until attainment of an adult coho quota of 150 fish. The daily catch limit may include one adult non adipose fin-clipped coho salmon per day and one non adipose fin-clipped jack coho salmon per day, and no more than 2 non adipose fin-clipped salmon in the seasonal aggregate from all waters in the Northwest Zone and Southwest Zone with a 2 adult non adipose fin-clipped coho season aggregate limit (Siletz River, Yaquina River, Alsea River, Siuslaw River, Umpqua River, Floras Creek/New River, Coos River, and Coquille River).

(3) Effective January 1, 2013, the use of barbless hooks is required when angling for salmon, steelhead, or trout in the following areas:

(a) Within the Youngs Bay Select Area (Clatsop County) from the Highway 101 Bridge upstream to markers at the confluence of the Youngs and Klaskanine rivers including the lower Lewis and Clark River upstream to the Alternate Highway 101 Bridge, and the lower Walluski River upstream to the Highway 202 Bridge.

(b) In Gnat Creek (Clatsop County) from the railroad bridge upstream to the Aldrich Point Road Bridge.

(4) Effective January 1, 2013, the annual bag limit for white sturgeon is one (1) fish. Effective April 1, 2013, the annual bag and possession limit for white sturgeon is two (2) fish. Catch-and-release angling for white sturgeon is allowed year-round. Effective January 1, 2014, all waters within the Northwest Zone are closed to the retention of white sturgeon and catch-and-release angling is allowed year-round.

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 21-1994(Temp), f. 4-22-94, cert. ef. 4-25-94; FWC 31-1994, f. 5-26-94, cert. ef. 6-20-94; FWC 65-1994(Temp), f. 9-15-94, cert. ef. 9-17-94; FWC 22-1995, f. 3-7-95, cert. ef. 3-10-95; FWC 28-1995(Temp), f. 3-31-95, cert. ef. 5-1-95; FWC 34-1995, f. & cert. ef. 5-1-95; FWC 39-1995, f. 5-10-95, cert. ef. 5-12-95; FWC 77-1995, f. 9-13-95, cert. ef. 1-1-96; FWC 19-1996, f. & cert. ef. 5-16-96; FWC 20-1996, f. & cert. ef. 4-29-96; FWC 29-1996, f. & cert. ef. 5-31-96; FWC 46-1996, f. & cert. ef. 8-23-96; FWC 55-1996(Temp), f. 9-25-96, cert. ef. 10-1-96; FWC 72-1996, f. 12-31-96, cert. ef. 1-1-97; FWC 73-1996(Temp), f. 12-31-96, cert. ef. 1-1-97; FWC 5-1997, f. & cert. ef. 2-4-97; FWC 30-1997, f. & cert. ef. 5-5-97; FWC 58-1997, f. 9-8-97, cert. ef. 10-1-97; FWC 75-1997, f. 12-31-97, cert. ef. 1-1-98; DFW 12-1998(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 2-24-98 thru 4-24-98; DFW 34-1998, f. & cert. ef. 5-4-98; DFW 69-1998, f. 8-28-98, cert. ef. 9-1-98; DFW 100-1998, f. 12-23-98, cert. ef. 1-1-99; DFW 36-1999, f. & cert. ef. 5-20-99; DFW 96-1999, f. 12-27-99, cert. ef. 1-1-00; DFW 24-2000, f. 4-28-00, cert. ef. 5-1-00; 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 28-2001, f. & cert. ef. 5-1-01; DFW 40-2001(Temp) f. & cert. ef. 5-24-01 thru 11-20-01; DFW 72-2001(Temp), f. 8-10-01, cert. ef. 8-16-01 thru 12-31-01; DFW 81-2001, f. & cert. ef. 8-29-01; DFW 85-2001(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 8-30-01 thru 12-31-01; DFW 90-2001(Temp), f. 9-14-01, cert. ef. 9-15-01 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 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 118-2002(Temp), f, 10-22-02, cert. ef. 12-1-02 thru 3-31-03; DFW 120-2002(Temp), f. 10-24-02, cert. ef. 10-26-02 thru 3-31-03; DFW 130-2002, f. 11-21-02, cert. ef. 1-1-03; DFW 18-2003(Temp) f. 2-28-03, cert. ef. 3-1-03 thru 4-30-03; DFW 38-2003(Temp), f. 5-7-03, cert. ef. 5-10-03 thru 10-31-03; DFW 51-2003(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 6-13-03 thru 10-31-03; DFW 90-2003(Temp), f. 9-12-03 cert. ef. 9-13-03 thru 12-31-03; DFW 108-2003(Temp), f. 10-28-03, cert. ef. 12-1-03 thru 3-31-04; DFW 123-2003(Temp), f. 12-10-03, cert. ef. 12-11-03 thru 12-31-03; DFW 125-2003, f. 12-11-03, cert. ef. 1-1-04; DFW 126-2003(Temp), f. 12-11-03, cert. ef. 1-1-04 thru 3-31-04; DFW 60-2004(Temp), f. 6-29-04, cert. ef 7-1-04 thru 7-15-04; DFW 90-2004(Temp), f. 8-30-04, cert. ef. 10-1-04 thru 12-31-04; DFW 103-2004(Temp), f. & cert, ef, 10-4-04 thru 12-31-04; DFW 108-2004(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 10-18-04 thru 12-31-04; DFW 111-2004(Temp), f. 11-16-04, cert. ef. 11-20-04 thru 12-31-04; DFW 117-2004, f. 12-13-04, cert. ef. 1-1-05; DFW 62-2005(Temp), f. 6-29-05, cert. ef. 7-1-05 thru 7-10-05; Administrative correction 7-20-05; DFW 105-2005(Temp), f. 9-12-05, cert. ef. 10-1-05 thru 12-15-05; DFW 127-2005(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 11-23-05 thru 12-31-05; DFW 136-2005, f. 12-7-05, cert. ef. 1-1-06; DFW 53-2006(Temp), f. 6-29-06, cert. ef. 7-1-06 thru 7-9-06; Administrative correction 7-20-06; DFW 64-2006(Temp), f. 7-17-06, cert. ef. 8-1-06 thru 12-31-06; DFW 79-2006, f. 8-11-06, cert. ef. 1-1-07; DFW 104-2006(Temp), f. 9-19-06, cert. ef. 10-1-06 thru 12-31-06; DFW 24-2007, f. 4-16-07, cert. ef. 5-1-07; DFW 63-2007(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 25-2008(Temp), f. 3-13-08, cert. ef. 3-15-08 thru 9-10-08; DFW 67-2008(Temp), f. 6-20-08, cert. ef. 8-1-08 thru 12-31-08; DFW 156-2008, f. 12-31-08, cert. ef. 1-1-09; DFW 43-2009(Temp), f. 5-5-09, cert. ef. 5-22-09 thru 10-31-09; DFW 67-2009(Temp), f. 6-9-09, cert. ef. 6-15-09 thru 10-31-09; DFW 87-2009(Temp), f. 7-31-09, cert. ef. 8-1-09 thru 12-31-09; DFW 99-2009(Temp), f. 8-26-09, cert. ef. 9-1-09 thru 12-31-09; DFW 115-2009(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 9-22-09 thru 12-31-09; DFW 144-2009, f. 12-8-09, cert. ef. 1-1-10; DFW 44-2010(Temp), f. 4-20-10, cert. ef. 4-21-10 thru 9-30-10; DFW 73-2010(Temp), f. 5-27-10, cert. ef. 6-1-10 thru 9-30-10; DFW 76-2010, f. 6-8-10, cert. ef. 8-1-10; DFW 89-2010(Temp), f. 6-28-10, cert. ef. 7-1-10 thru 9-30-10; Administrative correction 10-26-10; DFW 171-2010, f. 12-30-10, cert. ef. 1-1-11; DFW 57-2011(Temp), f. 5-27-11, cert. ef. 6-1-11 thru 6-30-11; DFW 83-2011, f. 6-30-11, cert. ef. 7-1-11; DFW 139-2011(Temp), f. 10-3-11, cert. ef. 10-6-11 thru 12-31-11; DFW 141-2011(Temp), f. 10-6-11, cert. ef. 10-10-11 thru 12-31-11; DFW 143-2011(Temp), f. 10-10-11, cert. ef. 10-11-11 thru 12-31-11; DFW 148-2011(Temp), f. 10-20-11, cert. ef. 10-21-11 thru 12-31-11; DFW 163-2011, f. 12-27-11, cert. ef. 1-1-12; DFW 53-2012(Temp), f. 5-29-12, cert. ef. 6-1-12 thru 10-31-12; DFW 62-2012, f. 6-12-12, cert. ef. 7-1-12; DFW 63-2012(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 6-12-12 thru 10-31-12; DFW 71-2012(Temp), f. 6-27-12, cert. ef. 7-1-12 thru 11-30-12; DFW130-2012(Temp), f. 10-10-12, cert. ef. 10-13-12 thru 12-31-12; DFW 135-2012(Temp), f. 10-22-12, cert. ef. 10-24-12 thru 12-31-12; DFW 139-2012(Temp), f. 10-30-12, cert. ef. 10-31-12 thru 12-31-12; DFW 152-2012, f. 12-27-12, cert. ef. 1-1-13; DFW 23-2013(Temp), f. 3-20-13, cert. ef. 4-1-13 thru 9-27-13; DFW 43-2013(Temp), f. 5-29-13, cert. ef. 6-1-13 thru 10-31-13; DFW 50-2013, f. 6-10-13, cert. ef. 7-1-13; DFW 60-2013(Temp), f. 6-24-13, cert. ef. 6-30-13 thru 9-30-13; Administrative correction 11-1-13; DFW 137-2013, f. 12-19-13, cert. ef. 1-1-14

635-016-0080

Purpose and Scope

(1) The purpose of division 16 is to provide for management of sport fisheries in the Southwest Zone over which the State has jurisdiction.

(2) Division 16 incorporates by reference the 2014 Oregon Sport Fishing Regulations. Therefore, persons must consult the 2014 Oregon Sport Fishing Regulations in addition to division 11 and 16 to determine all applicable sport fishing requirements for the Southwest Zone.

[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; Renumbered from 635-014-0105 - 635-014-0460; FWC 22-1995, f. 3-7-95, cert. ef. 3-10-95; FWC 77-1995, f. 9-13-95, cert. ef. 1-1-96; 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 96-1999, f. 12-27-99, cert. ef. 1-1-00; DFW 1-2001, f. 1-25-01, cert. ef. 2-1-01; DFW 85-2001(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 8-30-01 thru 12-31-01; DFW 123-2001, f. 12-31-01, 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 125-2003, f. 12-11-03, cert. ef. 1-1-04; DFW 117-2004, f. 12-13-04, cert. ef. 1-1-05; DFW 136-2005, f. 12-7-05, cert. ef. 1-1-06; DFW 79-2006, f. 8-11-06, cert. ef. 1-1-07; DFW 136-2007, f. 12-31-07, cert. ef. 1-1-08; DFW 156-2008, f. 12-31-08, cert. ef. 1-1-09; DFW 144-2009, f. 12-8-09, cert. ef. 1-1-10; DFW 171-2010, f. 12-30-10, cert. ef. 1-1-11; DFW 163-2011, f. 12-27-11, cert. ef. 1-1-12; DFW 149-2012, f. 12-27-12, cert. ef. 1-1-13; DFW 137-2013, f. 12-19-13, cert. ef. 1-1-14

635-016-0090

Inclusions and Modifications

(1) The 2014 Oregon Sport Fishing Regulations provide requirements for the Southwest 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 2014 Oregon Sport Fishing Regulations.

(2) Notwithstanding all other requirements provided in the 2014 Oregon Sport Fishing Regulations, the following restrictions apply to angling in waters of the Southwest Zone:

(a) Within the Umpqua River Basin the following additional rules apply: Open for non adipose fin-clipped coho salmon in the Mainstem Umpqua River and Bay from the mouth to Scottsburg Bridge at RM 27.5 from September 15 through the earlier of November 30 or attainment of an adult coho quota of 3,000 non adipose fin-clipped coho. The daily catch limit may include one adult non adipose fin-clipped coho salmon per day and one non adipose fin-clipped jack coho per day, and no more than 2 total adult non adipose fin-clipped coho salmon in the seasonal aggregate from all waters in the Northwest Zone and Southwest Zone with a 2 adult non adipose fin-clipped coho salmon seasonal aggregate limit (Siletz River, Yaquina River, Alsea River, Siuslaw River, Beaver Creek (Ona Beach), Floras Creek/New River, Coos River, and Coquille River).

(b) Within the Coos River Basin the following additional rules apply:

(A) All waters of the South Fork Coos River upstream from the head of tidewater at Dellwood at RM 10.0 are closed for all salmon angling from August 1 through December 31 and closed for steelhead from August 1 through November 14; and

(B) Open for non adipose fin-clipped coho salmon upstream to the head of tide at Dellwood at RM 10.0 on the South Coos River and to the East Fork/West Fork Millicoma confluence from September 15 through November 30. The daily catch limit may include one adult non adipose fin-clipped coho salmon per day and one non adipose fin-clipped jack coho salmon per day, and no more than 2 total adult non adipose fin-clipped coho salmon in the seasonal aggregate from all waters in the Northwest Zone and Southwest Zone with a 2 adult non adipose fin-clipped coho salmon seasonal aggregate limit (Siletz River, Umpqua River, Yaquina River, Alsea River, Siuslaw River, Beaver Creek (Ona Beach), Floras Creek/New River, and Coquille River).

(c) Within the Coquille River Basin the following additional rules apply: Open for non adipose fin-clipped coho salmon in Coquille River and Bay upstream to the Highway 42S bridge (Sturdivant Park) at RM 24.0 from September 15 through November 30. The daily catch limit may include one adult non adipose fin-clipped coho salmon per day and one non adipose fin-clipped jack coho salmon per day, and no more than 2 total adult non adipose fin-clipped coho salmon in the seasonal aggregate from all waters in the Northwest Zone and Southwest Zone with a 2 adult non adipose fin-clipped coho salmon seasonal aggregate limit (Siletz River, Umpqua River, Yaquina River, Alsea River, Siuslaw River, Beaver Creek (Ona Beach), Floras Creek/New River, and Coos River).

(d) Within the Tenmile Lakes Basin the following additional rules apply: North and South Tenmile Lakes (Coos County) upstream from Hilltop Bridge are open for non adipose fin-clipped coho salmon from October 1 through December 31. The daily catch limit may include one adult non adipose fin-clipped coho salmon per day and one non adipose fin-clipped jack coho salmon, and no more than 5 total adult non adipose fin-clipped coho salmon in the seasonal aggregate from all waters in the Northwest Zone and Southwest Zone. Only one rod per angler may be used while angling for coho. Streams that empty into North and South Tenmile Lakes are not open to coho salmon angling, nor is the canal that connects North and South Tenmile Lakes.

(e) Within the Floras Creek/New River Basin the following additional rules apply:

(A) All waters of Floras Creek/New River Basin that are open for Chinook salmon are limited to no more than one adult non fin-clipped Chinook salmon per day and 10 adult non fin-clipped Chinook salmon in the seasonal aggregate when combined with waters of the Sixes River, Elk River, and Elk River Ocean Terminal Area. Seasonal aggregate applies to all adult non fin-clipped Chinook salmon retained between August 1 and December 31; and

(B) Floras Creek/New River from the Bureau of Land Management boat ramp at Storm Ranch upstream to the confluence with the Floras Lake outlet open on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays ONLY for non adipose fin-clipped coho salmon from November 1-30 or until attainment of an adult coho quota of 200 fish. The daily catch limit may include one adult non adipose fin-clipped coho salmon per day and one non adipose fin-clipped jack coho salmon, and no more than 2 non adipose fin-clipped salmon in the seasonal aggregate from all waters in the Northwest Zone and Southwest Zone with a 2 adult non adipose fin-clipped coho season aggregate limit (Siletz River, Yaquina River, Beaver Creek (Ona Beach), Alsea River, Siuslaw River, Umpqua River, Coos River, and Coquille River).

(f) Within the Sixes River Basin the following additional rules apply: All waters of the Sixes River Basin that are open for Chinook salmon are limited to no more than 1 adult non fin-clipped Chinook salmon per day and 10 adult non fin-clipped Chinook salmon in the seasonal aggregate when combined with waters of Floras Creek/New River, Elk River and Elk River Ocean Terminal Area. Seasonal aggregate applies to all adult non fin-clipped Chinook salmon retained between August 1 and December 31.

(g) Within the Elk River Basin the following additional rules apply: All waters of the Elk River Basin that are open for Chinook salmon are limited to no more than 1 adult non fin-clipped Chinook salmon per day and 10 adult non fin-clipped Chinook salmon in the seasonal aggregate when combined with waters of Floras Creek/New River, Sixes River and Elk River Ocean Terminal Area. Seasonal aggregate applies to all adult non fin-clipped Chinook salmon retained between August 1 and December 31.

(h) All waters of the Chetco River mainstem upstream of the powerline crossing at RM 2.2 are closed to angling from August 1 through November 1.

(i) All waters of the Winchuck River mainstem, including tidewater, are closed to angling from August 1 through November 1.

(3) Effective April 1, 2013, the annual bag and possession limit for white sturgeon is two (2) fish and catch-and-release angling for white sturgeon is allowed year-round. Effective January 1, 2014, all waters within the Southwest Zone are closed to the retention of white sturgeon and catch-and-release angling is allowed year-round.

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

Stat. Auth.: ORS 496.138 & 496.146

Stats. Implemented: ORS 496.162

Hist.: FWC 80-1993(Temp), f. 12-21-93, cert. ef. 1-1-94; FWC 82-1993, f. 12-22-93, cert. ef. 1-1-94; FWC 31-1994, f. 5-26-94, cert. ef. 6-20-94; FWC 79-1994(Temp), f. 10-21-94, cert. ef. 7-22-94; FWC 22-1995, f. 3-7-95, cert. ef. 3-10-95; FWC 34-1995, f. & cert. ef. 5-1-95; FWC 57-1995(Temp), f. 7-3-95, cert. ef. 7-4-95; FWC 59-1995(Temp), f. 7-24-95, cert. ef. 8-1-95; FWC 77-1995, f. 9-13-95, cert. ef. 1-1-96; FWC 82-1995(Temp), f. 9-29-95, cert. ef. 10-1-95; FWC 90-1995(Temp), f. 11-29-95, cert. ef. 1-1-96; FWC 20-1996, f. & cert. ef. 4-29-96; FWC 52-1996, f. & cert. ef. 9-11-96; FWC 61-1996, f. & cert. ef. 10-9-96; FWC 72-1996, f. 12-31-96, cert. ef. 1-1-97; FWC 73-1996(Temp), f. 12-31-96, cert. ef. 1-1-97; FWC 5-1997, f. & cert. ef. 2-4-97; FWC 17-1997(Temp), f. 3-19-97, cert. ef. 4-1-97; FWC 32-1997(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 5-23-97; FWC 75-1997, f. 12-31-97, cert. ef. 1-1-98; DFW 24-1998(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 3-25-98 thru 9-15-98; DFW 34-1998, f. & cert. ef. 5-4-98; DFW 52-1998(Temp), f. 7-10-98, cert. ef. 7-11-98 thru 7-24-98; DFW 55-1998(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 7-24-98 thru 12-31-98; DFW 70-1998, f. & cert. ef. 8-28-98; DFW 100-1998, f. 12-23-98, cert. ef. 1-1-99; DFW 36-1999, f. & cert. ef. 5-20-99; DFW 96-1999, f. 12-27-99, cert. ef. 1-1-00; DFW 48-2000(Temp), f. 8-14-00, cert. ef. 8-15-00 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 8-2001, f. & cert. ef. 3-5-01; DFW 40-2001(Temp) f. & cert. ef. 5-24-01 thru 11-20-01; DFW 42-2001(Temp), f. 5-25-01, cert. ef. 5-29-01 thru 7-31-01; 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 97-2001(Temp), f. 10-4-01, cert. ef. 11-1-01 thru 12-31-01; DFW 105-2001(Temp), f. 10-26-01, cert. ef. 11-1-01 thru 12-31-01; DFW 122-2001(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 12-31-01 thru 5-31-02; 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 55-2002(Temp), f. 5-28-02, cert. ef. 7-1-02 thru 11-31-02; 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 124-2002(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 10-30-02 thru 12-31-02 (Suspended by DFW 125-2002(Temp), f. 11-8-02, certe. ef. 11-9-2002); DFW 130-2002, f. 11-21-02, cert. ef. 1-1-03; 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 117-2004, f. 12-13-04, cert. ef. 1-1-05; DFW 127-2004, f. 12-22-04, cert. ef. 1-1-05; DFW 136-2005, f. 12-7-05, cert. ef. 1-1-06; DFW 24-2006(Temp), f. 4-25-06, cert. ef. 5-13-06 thru 10-31-06; DFW 37-2006(Temp), f. 6-2-06, cert. ef. 6-5-06 thru 12-1-06; DFW 79-2006, f. 8-11-06, cert. ef. 1-1-07; DFW 47-2007(Temp), f. 6-18-07, cert. ef. 6-21-07 thru 10-31-07; DFW 56-2007(Temp), 7-6-07, cert. ef. 8-1-07 thru 12-31-07; DFW 136-2007, f. 12-31-07, cert. ef. 1-1-08; DFW 137-2007, f. 12-31-07, cert. ef. 1-1-08; DFW 54-2008(Temp), f. 5-28-08, cert. ef. 6-1-08 thru 7-31-08; DFW 67-2008(Temp), f. 6-20-08, cert. ef. 8-1-08 thru 12-31-08; DFW 138-2008(Temp), f. 10-28-08, cert. ef. 11-1-08 thru 11-30-08; DFW 140-2008(Temp), f. 11-4-08, cert. ef. 11-5-08 thru 12-31-08; DFW 156-2008, f. 12-31-08, cert. ef. 1-1-09; DFW 57-2009(Temp), f. 5-27-09, cert. ef. 6-1-09 thru 7-31-09; DFW 77-2009(Temp), f. 6-29-09, cert. ef. 7-1-09 thru 7-31-09; DFW 87-2009(Temp), f. 7-31-09, cert. ef. 8-1-09 thru 12-31-09; DFW 113-2009(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 9-18-09 thru 12-31-09; DFW 141-2009(Temp), f. 11-4-09, cert. ef. 11-7-09 thru 12-21-09; DFW 143-2009(Temp), f. 11-17-09, cert. ef. 11-19-09 thru 12-31-09; DFW 144-2009, f. 12-8-09, cert. ef. 1-1-10; DFW 65-2010(Temp), f. 5-18-10, cert. ef. 5-22-10 thru 5-31-10; DFW 76-2010, f. 6-8-10, cert. ef. 8-1-10; DFW 143-2010(Temp), f. 10-8-10, cert. ef. 10-10-10 thru 12-31-10; DFW 152-2010(Temp), f. 10-27-10, cert. ef. 10-30-10 thru 12-31-10; DFW 171-2010, f. 12-30-10, cert. ef. 1-1-11; DFW 31-2011(Temp), f. 4-18-11, cert. ef. 5-1-11 thru 10-27-11; DFW 83-2011, f. 6-30-11, cert. ef. 7-1-11; DFW 137-2011(Temp), 9-30-11, cert. ef. 10-1-11 thru 12-31-11; DFW 145-2011(Temp), f. 10-11-11, cert. ef. 10-12-11 thru 12-31-11; DFW 149-2011(Temp), f. 10-20-11, cert. ef. 10-22-11 thru 12-31-11; DFW 163-2011, f. 12-27-11, cert. ef. 1-1-12; DFW 62-2012, f. 6-12-12, cert. ef. 7-1-12; DFW 138-2012(Temp), f. 10-29-12, cert. ef. 10-31-12 thru 12-31-12; DFW 149-2012, f. 12-27-12, cert. ef. 1-1-13; DFW 155-2012(Temp), f. 12-28-12, cert. ef. 1-1-13 thru 6-29-13; DFW 23-2013(Temp), f. 3-20-13, cert. ef. 4-1-13 thru 9-27-13; DFW 50-2013, f. 6-10-13, cert. ef. 7-1-13; DFW 124-2013(Temp), f. 10-29-13, cert. ef. 11-1-13 thru 12-31-13; DFW 137-2013, f. 12-19-13, cert. ef. 1-1-14

635-017-0080

Purpose and Scope

(1) The purpose of division 17 is to provide for management of sport fisheries in the Willamette Zone over which the State has jurisdiction.

(2) Division 17 incorporates by reference the 2014 Oregon Sport Fishing Regulations. Therefore, persons must consult the 2014 Oregon Sport Fishing Regulations in addition to division 11 and 17 to determine all applicable sport fishing requirements for the Willamette Zone.

[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; Renumbered from 635-017-0105 - 635-017-0465; FWC 22-1995, f. 3-7-95, cert. ef. 3-10-95; FWC 77-1995, f. 9-13-95, cert. ef. 1-1-96; 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 96-1999, f. 12-27-99, cert. ef. 1-1-00; DFW 1-2001, f. 1-25-01, cert. ef. 2-1-01; DFW 70-2001, f. & cert. ef. 8-10-01; DFW 123-2001, f. 12-31-01, 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 125-2003, f. 12-11-03, cert. ef. 1-1-04; DFW 117-2004, f. 12-13-04, cert. ef. 1-1-05; DFW 136-2005, f. 12-7-05, cert. ef. 1-1-06; DFW 79-2006, f. 8-11-06, cert. ef. 1-1-07; DFW 136-2007, f. 12-31-07, cert. ef. 1-1-08; DFW 156-2008, f. 12-31-08, cert. ef. 1-1-09; DFW 144-2009, f. 12-8-09, cert. ef. 1-1-10; DFW 171-2010, f. 12-30-10, cert. ef. 1-1-11; DFW 163-2011, f. 12-27-11, cert. ef. 1-1-12; DFW 149-2012, f. 12-27-12, cert. ef. 1-1-13; DFW 137-2013, f. 12-19-13, cert. ef. 1-1-14

635-017-0090

Inclusions and Modifications

(1) The 2014 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 2014 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) Effective January 1, 2013, the use of barbless hooks is required when angling for salmon, steelhead, or trout in the mainstem Willamette River downstream of Willamette Falls (including Multnomah Channel and the Gilbert River) and in the lower Clackamas River upstream to the Highway 99E Bridge.

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; DFW 163-2011, f. 12-27-11, cert. ef. 1-1-12; DFW 21-2012, f. & cert. ef. 3-12-12; DFW 89-2012(Temp), f. 7-17-12, cert. ef. 7-26-12 thru 8-31-12; DFW 99-2012(Temp). f. 7-31-12, cert. ef. 8-1-12 thru 12-31-12; DFW 152-2012, f. 12-27-12, cert. ef. 1-1-13; DFW 67-2013(Temp), f. 7-3-13, cert. ef. 7-11-13 thru 7-31-13; Administrative correction, 8-21-13; DFW 137-2013, f. 12-19-13, cert. ef. 1-1-14

635-017-0095

Sturgeon Season

(1) The 2014 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 2014 Oregon Sport Fishing Regulations.

(2) Effective January 1, 2014, all waters within the Willamette Zone are closed to the retention of white sturgeon, except for the Willamette River upstream of Willamette Falls.

(3) Catch-and-release angling for white sturgeon is allowed year-round except as described below in sections (4) and (6).

(4) Bank angling is prohibited from the east shore of the Willamette River the entire year in the area beginning west of Highway 99E, at the northern-most extent of the parking area near the intersection of 8th Street and Highway 99E in Oregon City, approximately 290 feet downstream of the Oregon City/West Linn bridge (Hwy 43) and extending upstream approximately 1715 feet to the retaining wall extending into the Willamette River at the NW corner of the Blue Heron Paper Mill.

(5) Retention of green sturgeon is prohibited all year in all areas.

(6) Angling for sturgeon, including catch-and-release, is prohibited seven days per week during May 1 through August 31 from Willamette Falls downstream to the Lake Oswego-Oak Grove Railroad Bridge.

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

Stat. Auth.: ORS 183.325, 506.109 & 506.119

Stats. Implemented: ORS 506.129 & 507.030

Hist.: DFW 2-2005(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 1-21-05 thru 7-19-05; DFW 55-2005, f. & cert. ef. 6-17-05; DFW 136-2005, f. 12-7-05, cert. ef. 1-1-06; DFW 145-2005(Temp), f. 12-21-05, cert. ef. 1-1-06 thru 3-31-06; DFW 5-2006, f. & cert. ef. 2-15-06; DFW 79-2006, f. 8-11-06, cert. ef. 1-1-07; DFW 131-2006(Temp), f. 12-20-06, cert. ef. 1-1-07 thru 6-29-07; DFW 7-2007(Temp), f. 1-31-07, cert. ef. 2-1-07 thru 7-30-07; DFW 24-2007, f. 4-16-07, cert. ef. 5-1-07; DFW 74-2007(Temp), f. 8-17-07, cert. ef. 8-18-07 thru 12-31-07; DFW 135-2007(Temp), f. 12-28-07, cert. ef. 1-1-08 thru 6-28-08; DFW 136-2007, f. 12-31-07, cert. ef. 1-1-08; DFW 7-2008, f. & cert. ef. 2-11-08; DFW 86-2008(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 7-25-08 thru 12-31-08; DFW 148-2008(Temp), f. 12-19-08, cert. ef. 1-1-09 thru 6-29-09; DFW 156-2008, f. 12-31-08, cert. ef. 1-1-09; DFW 15-2009, f. & cert. ef. 2-25-09; DFW 144-2009, f. 12-8-09, cert. ef. 1-1-10; DFW 34-2010, f. 3-16-10, cert. ef. 4-1-10; DFW 90-2010(Temp), f. 6-29-10, cert. ef. 7-5-10 thru 12-31-10; DFW 154-2010(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 11-8-10 thru 12-31-10; DFW 163-2010(Temp), f. 12-28-10, cert. ef. 1-1-11 thru 6-29-11; DFW 171-2010, f. 12-30-10, cert. ef. 1-1-11; DFW 10-2011(Temp), f. 2-10-11, cert. ef. 2-17-11 thru 6-29-11; DFW 22-2011(Temp), f. 3-16-11, cert. ef. 3-17-11 thru 6-29-11; DFW 23-2011, f. & cert. ef. 3-21-11; DFW 163-2011, f. 12-27-11, cert. ef. 1-1-12; DFW 9-2012(Temp), f. 2-6-12, cert. ef. 2-17-12 thru 4-30-12; DFW 17-2012(Temp), f. 2-22-12, cert. ef. 2-23-12 thru 4-30-12; Administrative correction, 5-25-12; DFW 152-2012, f. 12-27-12, cert. ef. 1-1-13; DFW 13-2013(Temp), f. 2-13-13, cert. ef. 2-14-13 thru 7-31-13; DFW 17-2013(Temp), f. 2-27-13, cert. ef. 2-28-13 thru 7-31-13; DFW 23-2013(Temp), f. 3-20-13, cert. ef. 4-1-13 thru 9-27-13; DFW 79-2013(Temp), f. 7-23-13, cert. ef. 7-25-13 thru 12-31-13; DFW 103-2013(Temp), f. 9-13-13, cert. ef. 10-19-13 thru 12-31-13; DFW 137-2013, f. 12-19-13, cert. ef. 1-1-14

635-018-0080

Purpose and Scope

(1) The purpose of division 18 is to provide for management of sport fisheries in the Central Zone over which the State has jurisdiction.

(2) Division 18 incorporates by reference the 2014 Oregon Sport Fishing Regulations. Therefore, persons must consult the 2014 Oregon Sport Fishing Regulations in addition to division 11 and division 18 to determine all applicable sport fishing requirements for the Central Zone.

[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; Renumbered from 635-018-0105 - 635-018-0310; FWC 22-1995, f. 3-7-95, cert. ef. 3-10-95; FWC 77-1995, f. 9-13-95, cert. ef. 1-1-96; 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 96-1999, f. 12-27-99, cert. ef. 1-1-00; DFW 1-2001, f. 1-25-01, cert. ef. 2-1-01; DFW 70-2001, f. & cert. ef. 8-10-01; DFW 123-2001, f. 12-31-01, 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 125-2003, f. 12-11-03, cert. ef. 1-1-04; DFW 117-2004, f. 12-13-04, cert. ef. 1-1-05; DFW 136-2005, f. 12-7-05, cert. ef. 1-1-06; DFW 79-2006, f. 8-11-06, cert. ef. 1-1-07; DFW 136-2007, f. 12-31-07, cert. ef. 1-1-08; DFW 156-2008, f. 12-31-08, cert. ef. 1-1-09; DFW 144-2009, f. 12-8-09, cert. ef. 1-1-10; DFW 171-2010, f. 12-30-10, cert. ef. 1-1-11; DFW 163-2011, f. 12-27-11, cert. ef. 1-1-12; DFW 149-2012, f. 12-27-12, cert. ef. 1-1-13; DFW 137-2013, f. 12-19-13, cert. ef. 1-1-14

635-018-0090

Inclusions and Modifications

(1) The 2014 Oregon Sport Fishing Regulations provide requirements for the Central 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 2014 Oregon Sport Fishing Regulations.

(2) Hood River Basin (Hood River Co.) mainstem and tributaries not listed: Emergency regulations opening Chinook angling may be adopted after the printing of the 2014 Oregon Sport Fishing Regulations. Up-to-date changes can be obtained by calling 1-503-947-6000 or at our internet site: http://www.dfw.state.or.us/resources/fishing/reg_changes/central.asp.

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 20-1994(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 4-11-94; FWC 24-1994(Temp), f. 4-29-94, cert. ef. 4-30-94; FWC 34-1994(Temp), f. 6-14-94, cert. ef. 6-16-94; FWC 54-1994, f. 8-25-94, cert. ef. 9-1-94; FWC 65-1994(Temp), f. 9-15-94, cert. ef. 9-17-94; FWC 67-1994(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 9-26-94; FWC 70-1994, f. 10-4-95, cert. ef. 11-1-94; FWC 18-1995, f. 3-2-95, cert. ef. 4-1-95; FWC 60-1995(Temp), f. 7-24-95, cert. ef. 8-1-95; FWC 77-1995, f. 9-13-95, cert. ef. 1-1-96; FWC 11-1996(Temp), f. 3-8-96, cert. ef. 4-1-96; FWC 32-1996(Temp), f. 6-7-96, cert. ef. 6-16-96, FWC 38-1996(Temp), f. 6-14-96, cert. ef. 7-1-96; FWC 72-1996, f. 12-31-96, cert. ef. 1-1-97; FWC 20-1997, f. & cert. ef. 3-24-97; FWC 21-1997, f. & cert. ef. 4-1-97; FWC 27-1997(Temp) f. 5-2-97, cert. ef. 5-9-97; FWC 75-1997, f. 12-31-97, cert. ef. 1-1-98; DFW 25-1998(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 3-25-98 thru 8-31-98; DFW 56-1998(Temp), f. 7-24-98, cert. ef. 8-1-98 thru 10-31-98; DFW 70-1998, f. & cert. ef. 8-28-98; DFW 100-1998, f. 12-23-98, cert. ef. 1-1-99; DFW 31-1999, f. & cert. ef. 5-3-99; DFW 78-1999, f. & cert. ef. 10-4-99; DFW 96-1999, f. 12-27-99, cert. ef. 1-1-00; DFW 12-2000(Temp), f. 3-20-00, cert. ef. 4-15-00 thru 7-31-00; DFW 27-2000(Temp), f. 5-15-00, cert. ef. 8-1-00 thru 10-31-00; DFW 28-2000, f. 5-23-00, cert. ef. 5-24-00 thru 7-31-00; 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 13-2001(Temp), f. 3-12-01, cert. ef. 4-7-01 thru 7-31-01; DFW 40-2001(Temp) f. & cert. ef. 5-24-01 thru 11-20-01; DFW 44-2001(Temp), f. 5-25-01, cert. ef. 6-1-01 thru 7-31-01; 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 23-2002(Temp), f. 3-21-02, cert. ef. 4-6-02 thru 7-31-02; DFW 25-2002(Temp), f. 3-22-02, cert. ef. 4-6-02 thru 7-31-02; DFW 26-2002, f. & cert. ef. 3-21-02; DFW 62-2002, f. 6-14-02, cert. ef. 7-11-02; DFW 74-2002(Temp), f. 7-18-02, cert. ef. 8-1-02 thru 10-31-02; 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 97-2002(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 8-29-02 thru 10-31-02; DFW 130-2002, f. 11-21-02, cert. ef. 1-1-03; DFW 26-2003(Temp), f. 3-28-03, cert. ef. 4-15-03 thru 7-31-03; DFW 66-2003(Temp), f. 7-17-03, cert. ef. 8-1-03 thru 10-31-03; DFW 125-2003, f. 12-11-03, cert. ef. 1-1-04; DFW 23-2004(Temp), f. 3-22-04, cert. ef. 4-1-04 thru 7-31-04; DFW 77-2004(Temp), f. 7-28-04, cert. ef. 8-1-04 thru 10-31-04, Administrative correction 11-22-04; DFW 117-2004, f. 12-13-04, cert. ef. 1-1-05; DFW 19-2005(Temp), f. 3-16-05, cert. ef. 4-15-05 thru 7-31-05; DFW 41-2005(Temp), f. 5-13-05, cert. ef. 5-15-05 thru 7-31-05; DFW 83-2005(Temp), f. 7-29-05, cert. ef. 8-1-05 thru 10-31-05; DFW 84-2005(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 8-1-05 thru 12-31-05; DFW 136-2005, f. 12-7-05, cert. ef. 1-1-06; DFW 59-2006(Temp), f. 7-10-06, cert. ef. 8-1-06 thru 10-31-06; DFW 79-2006, f. 8-11-06, cert. ef. 1-1-07; DFW 18-2007(Temp), f. 3-22-07, cert. ef. 4-15-07 thru 7-31-07; DFW 55-2007(Temp), f. 7-6-07, cert. ef. 8-1-07 thru 10-31-07; Administrative correction 11-17-07; DFW 136-2007, f. 12-31-07, cert. ef. 1-1-08; DFW 26-2008(Temp), f. 3-17-08, cert. ef. 4-15-08 thru 7-31-08; DFW 27-2008(Temp), f. 3-24-08, cert. ef. 5-1-08 thru 10-27-08; Administrative correction 11-18-08; DFW 156-2008, f. 12-31-08, cert. ef. 1-1-09; DFW 16-2009(Temp), f. 2-25-09, cert. ef. 4-15-09 thru 6-30-09; DFW 61-2009(Temp), f. 6-1-09, cert. ef. 8-1-09 thru 10-31-09; DFW 104-2009(Temp), f. 8-28-09, cert. ef. 9-1-09 thru 12-31-09; DFW 144-2009, f. 12-8-09, cert. ef. 1-1-10; DFW 7-2010(Temp), f. 1-25-10, cert. ef. 4-1-10 thru 7-31-10; DFW 27-2010(Temp), f. 3-8-10, cert. ef. 4-15-10 thru 7-31-10; DFW 66-2010(Temp), f. 5-18-10, cert. ef. 5-22-10 thru 10-31-10; DFW 86-2010(Temp), f. 6-23-10, cert. ef. 7-1-10 thru 10-31-10; DFW 106-2010(Temp), f. 7-26-10, cert. ef. 8-1-10 thru 12-31-10; DFW 164-2010(Temp), f. 12-28-10, cert. ef. 1-1-11 thru 6-29-11; DFW 171-2010, f. 12-30-10, cert. ef. 1-1-11; DFW 16-2011(Temp), f. 2-16-11, cert. ef. 4-15-11 thru 7-31-11; DFW 17-2011(Temp), f. 2-17-11, cert. ef. 4-15-11 thru 7-31-11; DFW 42-2011(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 5-10-11 thru 10-31-11; DFW 93-2011(Temp), f. 7-13-11, cert. ef. 8-1-11 thru 10-31-11; DFW 123-2011(Temp), f. 9-2-11, cert. ef. 9-3-11 thru 12-31-11; DFW 160-2011(Temp), f. 12-20-11, cert. ef. 1-1-12 thru 4-30-12; DFW 163-2011, f. 12-27-11, cert. ef. 1-1-12; DFW 21-2012, f. & cert. ef. 3-12-12; DFW 34-2012(Temp), f. 4-13-12, cert. ef. 4-15-12 thru 7-31-12; DFW 55-2012(Temp), f. & cert. 6-4-12 thru 6-30-12; Administrative correction, 8-1-12; DFW 88-2012(Temp), f. 7-16-12, cert. ef. 8-1-12 thru 10-31-12; Administrative correction 11-23-12; DFW 149-2012, f. 12-27-12, cert. ef. 1-1-13; DFW 16-2013(Temp), f. 2-25-13, cert. ef. 4-15-13 thru 6-30-13; DFW 75-2013(Temp), f. 7-15-13, cert. ef. 8-1-13 thru 10-31-13; Administrative correction, 11-22-13; DFW 137-2013, f. 12-19-13, cert. ef. 1-1-14

635-019-0080

Purpose and Scope

(1) The purpose of division 19 is to provide for management of sport fisheries in the Northeast Zone over which the State has jurisdiction.

(2) Division 19 incorporates by reference the 2014 Oregon Sport Fishing Regulations. Therefore, persons must consult the 2014 Oregon Sport Fishing Regulations in addition to division 11 and 19 to determine all applicable sport fishing requirements for the Northeast Zone.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 496.138, 496.146, 506.119

Stats. Implemented: 496.162, 506.129

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

Stat. Auth.: ORS 496.138, 496.146 & 506.119

Stats. Implemented: 496.162 & 506.129

Hist.: FWC 82-1993, f. 12-22-93, cert. ef. 1-1-94; Renumbered from 635-019-0105 - 635-019-0240 - See those rules for prior history; FWC 22-1995, f. 3-7-95, cert. ef. 3-10-95; FWC 77-1995, f. 9-13-95, cert. ef. 1-1-96; 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 96-1999, f. 12-27-99, cert. ef. 1-1-00; DFW 1-2001, f. 1-25-01, cert. ef. 2-1-01; DFW 70-2001, f. & cert. ef. 8-10-01; DFW 123-2001, f. 12-31-01, 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 125-2003, f. 12-11-03, cert. ef. 1-1-04; DFW 117-2004, f. 12-13-04, cert. ef. 1-1-05; DFW 136-2005, f. 12-7-05, cert. ef. 1-1-06; DFW 79-2006, f. 8-11-06, cert. ef. 1-1-07; DFW 136-2007, f. 12-31-07, cert. ef. 1-1-08; DFW 156-2008, f. 12-31-08, cert. ef. 1-1-09; DFW 144-2009, f. 12-8-09, cert. ef. 1-1-10; DFW 171-2010, f. 12-30-10, cert. ef. 1-1-11; DFW 163-2011, f. 12-27-11, cert. ef. 1-1-12; DFW 149-2012, f. 12-27-12, cert. ef. 1-1-13; DFW 137-2013, f. 12-19-13, cert. ef. 1-1-14

635-019-0090

Inclusions and Modifications

The 2014 Oregon Sport Fishing Regulations provide requirements for the Northeast 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 2014 Oregon Sport Fishing Regulations.

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

Stat. Auth.: ORS 496.138, 496.146 & 506.119

Stats. Implemented: 496.162 & 506.129

Hist.: FWC 82-1993, f. 12-22-93, cert. ef. 1-1-94; FWC 57-1994(Temp), f. 8-30-94, cert. ef. 10-1-94; FWC 22-1995, f. 3-7-95, cert. ef. 3-10-95; FWC 70-1995, f. 8-29-95, cert. ef. 9-1-95; FWC 77-1995, f. 9-13-95, cert. ef. 1-1-96; FWC 27-1996(Temp), f. 5-24-96, cert. ef. 5-25-96; FWC 57-1996(Temp), f. 9-27-96, cert. ef. 10-1-96; FWC 72-1996, f. 12-31-96, cert. ef. 1-1-97; FWC 26-1997(Temp), f. 4-23-97, cert. ef. 5-17-97; FWC 75-1997, f. 12-31-97, cert. ef. 1-1-98; DFW 13-1998(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 2-26-98 thru 4-15-98; DFW 100-1998, f. 12-23-98, cert. ef. 1-1-99; DFW 5-1999(Temp), f. 2-5-99, cert. ef. 2-6-99 thru 2-19-99; DFW 8-1999(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 2-23-99 thru 4-15-99; DFW 37-1999(Temp), f. 5-24-99, cert. ef. 5-29-99 thru 6-5-99; DFW 43-1999(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 6-10-99 thru 6-13-99; DFW 45-1999(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 6-14-99 thru 6-20-99; DFW 96-1999, f. 12-27-99, cert. ef. 1-1-00; DFW 17-2000(Temp), f. 4-10-00, cert. ef. 4-16-00 thru 6-30-00; DFW 64-2000(Temp), f. 9-21-00, cert. ef. 9-22-00 thru 3-20-01; 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 5-2001(Temp), f. 2-22-01, cert. ef. 2-24-01 thru 4-15-01; DFW 39-2001(Temp) f. 5-23-01, cert. ef. 5-26-01 thru 7-1-01; DFW 40-2001(Temp) f. & cert. ef. 5-24-01 thru 11-20-01; DFW 45-2001(Temp), f. 6-1-01, cert. ef. 6-2-01 thru 7-31-01; DFW 49-2001(Temp), f. 6-19-01, cert. ef. 6-22-01 thru 7-31-01; DFW 70-2001, f. & cert. ef. 8-10-01; DFW 71-2001(Temp), f. 8-10-01, cert. ef. 9-1-01 thru 12-31-01; DFW 96-2001(Temp), f. 10-4-01, cert. ef. 12-1-01 thru 12-31-01; DFW 122-2001(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 12-31-01 thru 5-31-02; DFW 123-2001, f. 12-31-01, cert. ef. 1-1-02; DFW 26-2002, f. & cert. ef. 3-21-02; DFW 52-2002(Temp), f. 5-22-02, cert. ef. 5-26-02 thru 7-1-02; DFW 53-2002(Temp), f. 5-24-02, cert. ef. 5-26-02 thru 7-1-02; DFW 57-2002(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 5-30-02 thru 7-1-02; 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 44-2003(Temp), f. 5-23-03, cert. ef. 5-28-03 thru 7-1-03; DFW 48-2003(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 6-5-03 thru 7-1-03; DFW 125-2003, f. 12-11-03, cert. ef. 1-1-04; DFW 40-2004(Temp), f. 5-7-04, cert. ef. 5-13-04 thru 7-1-04; DFW 46-2004(Temp), f. 5-21-04, cert. ef. 5-22-04 thru 7-1-04; DFW 55-2004(Temp), f. 6-16-04, cert. ef. 6-19-04 thru 7-5-04; DFW 117-2004, f. 12-13-04, cert. ef. 1-1-05; DFW 42-2005(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 5-13-05 thru 9-1-05; DFW 61-2005(Temp), f. 6-22-05, cert. ef. 6-25-05 thru 7-4-05; Administrative correction 7-20-05; DFW 99-2005(Temp), f. 8-24-05, cert. ef. 8-26-05 thru 9-30-05; Administrative correction 10-19-05; DFW 136-2005, f. 12-7-05, cert. ef. 1-1-06; DFW 28-2006(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 5-15-06 thru 6-30-06; DFW 33-2006(Temp), f. 5-24-06, cert. ef. 5-25-06 thru 6-30-06; Administrative correction 7-21-06; DFW 79-2006, f. 8-11-06, cert. ef. 1-1-07; DFW 12-2007(Temp), f. 2-28-07, cert. ef. 3-1-07 thru 8-27-07; DFW 30-2007(Temp), f. 5-9-07, cert. ef. 5-10-07 thru 9-30-07; DFW 34-2007(Temp), f. 5-25-07, cert. ef. 5-26-07 thru 9-30-07; Administrative correction 10-16-07; DFW 136-2007, f. 12-31-07, cert. ef. 1-1-08; DFW 56-2008(Temp), f. 5-30-08, cert. ef. 5-31-08 thru 6-30-08; DFW 76-2008(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 7-9-08 thru 9-1-08; DFW 156-2008, f. 12-31-08, cert. ef. 1-1-09; DFW 128-2009(Temp), f. 10-12-09, cert. ef. 10-18-09 thru 4-15-10; DFW 131-2009(Temp), f. 10-14-09, cert. ef. 10-18-09 thru 4-15-10; DFW 144-2009, f. 12-8-09, cert. ef. 1-1-10; DFW 54-2010(Temp), f. 5-6-10, cert. ef. 5-22-10 thru 9-1-10; DFW 95-2010(Temp), f. 7-1-10, cert. ef. 7-11-10 thru 9-1-10; DFW 102-2010(Temp), f. 7-20-10, cert. ef 7-25-10 thru 9-1-10; Administrative correction 9-22-10; DFW 171-2010, f. 12-30-10, cert. ef. 1-1-11; DFW 49-2011(Temp), f. 5-16-11, cert. ef. 5-28-11 thru 9-1-11; DFW 64-2011(Temp), f. 6-10-11, cert. ef. 6-13-11 thru 9-1-11; DFW 90-2011(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 7-11-11 thru 9-1-11; DFW 92-2011(Temp), f. 7-12-11, cert. ef. 7-16-11 thru 10-31-11; DFW 99-2011(Temp), f. 7-21-11, cert. ef. 7-23-11 thru 9-1-11; DFW 104-2011(Temp), f. 8-1-11, cert. ef. 8-7-11 thru 9-1-11; Administrative correction 9-23-11; DFW 163-2011, f. 12-27-11, cert. ef. 1-1-12; DFW 48-2012(Temp), f. 5-18-12, cert. ef. 5-23-12 thru 9-1-12; DFW 50-2012(Temp), f. 5-22-12, cert. ef. 5-24-12 thru 9-1-12; DFW 61-2012(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 6-11-12 thru 8-31-12; DFW 69-2012(Temp), f. 6-20-12, cert. ef. 6-22-12 thru 9-1-12; DFW 70-2012(Temp), f. 6-26-12, cert. ef. 6-27-12 thru 9-1-12; DFW 72-2012(Temp), f. 6-29-12, cert. ef. 7-1-12 thru 8-31-12; DFW 86-2012(Temp), f. 7-10-12, cert. ef. 7-15-12 thru 9-1-12; Administrative correction 9-20-12; DFW 149-2012, f. 12-27-12, cert. ef. 1-1-13; DFW 153-2012(Temp), f. 12-28-12, cert. ef. 1-1-13 thru 4-30-13; DFW 31-2013(Temp), f. 5-14-13, cert. ef. 5-16-13 thru 6-30-13; DFW 39-2013(Temp), f. 5-22-13, cert. ef. 5-24-13 thru 11-19-13; DFW 46-2013(Temp), f. 5-30-13, cert. ef. 6-1-13 thru 11-26-13; DFW 62-2013(Temp), f. 6-26-13, cert. ef. 7-5-13 thru 12-31-13; DFW 74-2013(Temp), f. 7-15-13, cert. ef. 7-19-13 thru 9-1-13; Administrative correction 11-1-13; DFW 121-2013(Temp), f. 10-24-13, cert. ef. 11-1-13 thru 12-31-13; DFW 137-2013, f. 12-19-13, cert. ef. 1-1-14

635-021-0080

Purpose and Scope

(1) The purpose of division 21 is to provide for management of sport fisheries in the Southeast Zone, over which the State has jurisdiction.

(2) Division 21 incorporates by reference the 2014 Oregon Sport Fishing Regulations. Therefore, persons must consult the 2014 Oregon Sport Fishing Regulations in addition to division 11 and 21 to determine all applicable sport fishing requirements for the Southeast Zone.

[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; Renumbered from 635-021-0105 - 635-021-0290; FWC 22-1995, f. 3-7-95, cert. ef. 3-10-95; FWC 77-1995, f. 9-13-95, cert. ef. 1-1-96; 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 96-1999, f. 12-27-99, cert. ef. 1-1-00; DFW 1-2001, f. 1-25-01, cert. ef. 2-1-01; DFW 85-2001(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 8-30-01 thru 12-31-01; DFW 123-2001, f. 12-31-01, 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 125-2003, f. 12-11-03, cert. ef. 1-1-04; DFW 117-2004, f. 12-13-04, cert. ef. 1-1-05; DFW 136-2005, f. 12-7-05, cert. ef. 1-1-06; DFW 79-2006, f. 8-11-06, cert. ef. 1-1-07; DFW 136-2007, f. 12-31-07, cert. ef. 1-1-08; DFW 156-2008, f. 12-31-08, cert. ef. 1-1-09; DFW 144-2009, f. 12-8-09, cert. ef. 1-1-10; DFW 171-2010, f. 12-30-10, cert. ef. 1-1-11; DFW 163-2011, f. 12-27-11, cert. ef. 1-1-12; DFW 149-2012, f. 12-27-12, cert. ef. 1-1-13; DFW 137-2013, f. 12-19-13, cert. ef. 1-1-14

635-021-0090

Inclusions and Modifications

The 2014 Oregon Sport Fishing Regulations provide requirements for the Southeast 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 2014 Oregon Sport Fishing Regulations.

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

Stat. Auth.: ORS 183.325, 496.138 & 496.146

Stats. Implemented: ORS 496.162

Hist.: FWC 82-1993, f. 12-22-93, cert. ef. 1-1-94; FWC 76-1994(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 10-17-94; FWC 22-1995, f. 3-7-95, cert. ef. 3-10-95; FWC 77-1995, f. 9-13-95, cert. ef. 1-1-96; 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 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 40-2001(Temp) f. & cert. ef. 5-24-01 thru 11-20-01; DFW 55-2001(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 6-29-01 thru 12-26-01; DFW 56-2001(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 6-29-01 thru 12-26-01; DFW 85-2001(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 8-30-01 thru 12-31-01; DFW 123-2001, f. 12-31-01, cert. ef. 1-1-02; DFW 26-2002, f. & cert. ef. 3-21-02; DFW 54-2002(Temp), f. 5-24-02, cert. ef. 6-15-02 thru 12-1-02; DFW 91-2002(Temp) f. 8-19-02,cert. ef 8-20-02 thru 11-1-0 2 (Suspended by DFW 101-2002(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 10-3-02 thru 11-1-02); DFW 93-2002(Temp), f. 8-22-02, cert. ef. 8-24-02 thru 12-31-02; DFW 130-2002, f. 11-21-02, cert. ef. 1-1-03; DFW 80-2003(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 8-22-03 thru 9-30-03; DFW 125-2003, f. 12-11-03, cert. ef. 1-1-04; DFW 117-2004, f. 12-13-04, cert. ef. 1-1-05; DFW 101-2005(Temp), f. 8-31-05, cert. ef. 9-2-05 thru 9-30-05; Administrative correction 10-19-05; DFW 136-2005, f. 12-7-05, cert. ef. 1-1-06; DFW 79-2006, f. 8-11-06, cert. ef. 1-1-07; DFW 36-2007(Temp), f. 5-25-07, cert. ef. 5-26-07 thru 9-30-07; DFW 54-2007(Temp), f. 7-6-07, cert. ef. 7-14-07 thru 9-30-07; DFW 62-2007(Temp), f. 7-31-07, cert. ef. 8-1-07 thru 9-30-07; Administrative correction 10-16-07; DFW 136-2007, f. 12-31-07, cert. ef. 1-1-08; DFW 51-2008(Temp), f. 5-16-08, cert. ef. 5-31-08 thru 9-1-08; DFW 74-2008(Temp), f. 7-3-08, cert. ef. 7-4-08 thru 9-1-08; DFW 77-2008(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 7-9-08 thru 9-1-08; Administrative correction 9-29-08; DFW 156-2008, f. 12-31-08, cert. ef. 1-1-09; DFW 53-2009(Temp), f. 5-18-09, cert. ef. 5-30-09 thru 9-1-09; DFW 62-2009(Temp), f. 6-2-09, cert. ef. 6-13-09 thru 9-1-09; DFW 79-2009(Temp), f. 6-30-09, cert. ef. 7-5-09 thru 9-1-09; Administrative correction 9-29-09; DFW 144-2009, f. 12-8-09, cert. ef. 1-1-10; DFW 52-2010(Temp), f. 4-30-10, cert. ef. 5-1-10 thru 9-30-10; DFW 60-2010(Temp), f. 5-13-10, cert. ef. 5-22-10 thru 9-30-10; DFW 67-2010(Temp), f. 5-18-10, cert. ef. 5-22-10 thru 9-30-10; DFW 78-2010(Temp), f. 6-10-10, cert. ef. 6-11-10 thru 9-1-10; Administrative correction 9-22-10; DFW 171-2010, f. 12-30-10, cert. ef. 1-1-11; DFW 50-2011(Temp), f. 5-16-11, cert. ef. 5-28-11 thru 9-1-11; Administrative correction 9-23-11; DFW 163-2011, f. 12-27-11, cert. ef. 1-1-12; DFW 60-2012(Temp), f. 6-11-12, cert. ef. 6-13-12 thru 9-1-12; DFW 114-2012(Temp), f. 8-30-12, cert. ef. 9-1-12 thru 2-27-13; DFW 117-2012(Temp), f. 9-5-12, cert. ef. 9-7-12 thru 2-27-13; DFW 122-2012(Temp), f. 9-21-12, cert. ef. 9-21-12 thru 12-31-12; DFW 149-2012, f. 12-27-12, cert. ef. 1-1-13; DFW 61-2013(Temp), f. 6-24-13, cert. ef. 7-1-13 thru 12-27-13; DFW 93-2013(Temp), f. 8-22-13, cert. ef. 8-24-13 thru 12-31-13; DFW 137-2013, f. 12-19-13, cert. ef. 1-1-14

635-023-0080

Purpose and Scope

(1) The purpose of division 23 is to provide for management of sport fisheries in the Columbia River Zone and in the Snake River Zone over which the State has jurisdiction.

(2) Division 23 incorporates by reference the 2014 Oregon Sport Fishing Regulations. Therefore, persons must consult the 2014 Oregon Sport Fishing Regulations in addition to division 11 and 23 to determine all applicable sport fishing requirements for the Columbia River Zone and the Snake River Zone.

[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; Renumbered from 635-023-0105 - 635-023-0120; FWC 22-1995, f. 3-7-95, cert. ef. 3-10-95; FWC 77-1995, f. 9-13-95, cert. ef. 1-1-96; 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 96-1999, f. 12-27-99, cert. ef. 1-1-00; DFW 1-2001, f. 1-25-01, cert. ef. 2-1-01; DFW 85-2001(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 8-30-01 thru 12-31-01; DFW 123-2001, f. 12-31-01, 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 125-2003, f. 12-11-03, cert. ef. 1-1-04; DFW 117-2004, f. 12-13-04, cert. ef. 1-1-05; DFW 136-2005, f. 12-7-05, cert. ef. 1-1-06; DFW 79-2006, f. 8-11-06, cert. ef. 1-1-07; DFW 136-2007, f. 12-31-07, cert. ef. 1-1-08; DFW 156-2008, f. 12-31-08, cert. ef. 1-1-09; DFW 144-2009, f. 12-8-09, cert. ef. 1-1-10; DFW 171-2010, f. 12-30-10, cert. ef. 1-1-11; DFW 163-2011, f. 12-27-11, cert. ef. 1-1-12; DFW 149-2012, f. 12-27-12, cert. ef. 1-1-13; DFW 137-2013, f. 12-19-13, cert. ef. 1-1-14

635-023-0090

Inclusions and Modifications

The 2014 Oregon Sport Fishing Regulations provide requirements for the Columbia River Zone and the Snake River 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 2014 Oregon Sport Fishing Regulations.

(1) Effective January 1, 2013, the use of barbless hooks is required when angling for salmon, steelhead, or trout in the mainstem Columbia River from Buoy 10 upstream to the Oregon-Washington border located upstream of McNary Dam (river mile 309.5).

(2) Effective January 1, 2013, the use of barbless hooks is required when angling for salmon or steelhead or trout in the following areas:

(a) Within the Youngs Bay Select Area (Clatsop County) from the Highway 101 Bridge upstream to markers at the confluence of the Youngs and Klaskanine rivers including the lower Lewis and Clark River upstream to the Alternate Highway 101 Bridge, and the Walluski River upstream to the Highway 202 Bridge.

(b) Within the Knappa/Blind Slough Select Area (Clatsop County) from markers at the west end of Minaker Island upstream to markers at the mouth of Blind Slough, continuing upstream to the railroad bridge in Blind Slough.

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

Stat. Auth.: ORS 496.138, 496.146 & 506.119

Stats. Implemented: ORS 496.162 & 506.129

Hist.: FWC 82-1993, f. 12-22-93, cert. ef. 1-1-94; FWC 19-1994(Temp), f. 3-31-94, cert. ef. 4-1-94; FWC 31-1994, f. 5-26-94, cert. ef. 6-20-94; FWC 46-1994(Temp), f. 7-29-94, cert. ef. 8-1-94; FWC 52-1994(Temp), f.8-24-94, cert. ef. 8-27-94; FWC 62-1994(Temp), f. 9-12-94, cert. ef. 9-16-94; FWC 65-1994(Temp), f. 9-15-94, cert. ef. 9-17-94; FWC 72-1994(Temp), f. 10-7-94, cert. ef. 10-8-94; FWC 8-1995, f. 2-1-95, cert. ef. 2-6-95; FWC 11-1995, f. & cert. ef. 2-9-95; FWC 14-1995(Temp), f. 2-15-95, cert. ef. 2-16-95; FWC 31-1995(Temp), f. 4-21-95, cert. ef. 4-24-95; FWC 34-1995, f. & cert. ef. 5-1-95; FWC 61-1995(Temp), f. 7-24-95, cert. ef. 8-1-95; FWC 67-1995(Temp), f. 8-25-95, cert. ef. 8-27-95; FWC 77-1995, f. 9-13-95, cert. ef. 1-1-96; FWC 8-1995, f. 2-28-96, cert. ef. 3-1-96; FWC 12-1996(Temp), f. 3-26-96, cert. ef. 4-1-96; FWC 14-1996, f. 3-29-96, cert. ef. 4-1-96; FWC 49-1996(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 8-30-96; FWC 72-1996 f. 12-31-96, cert. ef. 1-1-97; FWC 7-1997(Temp), f. 2-6-97, cert. ef. 3-11-97; FWC 10-1997, f. & cert. ef. 2-28-97; FWC 11-1997(Temp), f. 2-27-97, cert. ef. 3-1-97; FWC 22-1997(Temp), f. 4-2-97, cert. ef. 4-5-97; FWC 28-1997(Temp), f. 5-2-97, cert. ef. 5-5-97; FWC 50-1997(Temp), f. 8-26-97, cert. ef. 9-2-97; FWC 75-1997, f. 12-31-97, cert. ef. 1-1-98; DFW 12-1998(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 2-24-98 thru 4-24-98; DFW 29-1998(Temp), f. 4-16-98, cert. ef. 4-20-98 thru 4-24-98; DFW 32-1998(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 4-24-98 thru 10-15-98; DFW 34-1998, f. & cert. ef. 5-4-98; DFW 46-1998, f. & cert. ef. 6-9-98; DFW 78-1998(Temp), f. 9-18-98, cert. ef. 9-21-98 thru 9-25-98; DFW 81-1998(Temp), f. 10-6-98, cert. ef. 10-7-98 thru 10-23-98; DFW 85-1998(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 10-26-98 thru 12-31-98; DFW 88-1998(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 11-23-98 thru 12-31-98; DFW 100-1998, f. 12-23-98, cert. ef. 1-1-99; DFW 13-1999(Temp), f. 3-2-99, cert. ef. 3-11-99 thru 6-15-99; DFW 23-1999(Temp), f. 4-9-99, cert. ef. 4-17-99 thru 4-23-99; DFW 25-1999, f. & cert. ef. 4-16-99 thru 4-23-99; DFW 29-1999(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 4-23-99 thru 10-20-99; DFW 31-1999, f. & cert. ef. 5-3-99; DFW 42-1999(Temp), f. 6-9-99, cert. ef. 6-12-99 thru 10-20-99; DFW 50-1999(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 7-16-99 thru 12-9-99; DFW 60-1999(Temp), f. 8-27-99, cert. ef. 8-30-99 thru 9-17-99; DFW 64-1999(Temp), f. 9-13-99, cert. ef. 9-14-99 thru 9-17-99; DFW 67-1999(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 9-17-99 thru 12-31-99; DFW 73-1999(Temp), f. 9-28-99 & cert. ef. 9-29-99 thru 10-22-99; DFW 77-1999(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 10-1-99 thru 12-31-99; DFW 78-1999 f. & cert. ef. 10-4-99; DFW 96-1999, f. 12-27-99, cert. ef. 1-1-00; DFW 11-2000(Temp), f. 3-14-00, cert. ef. 3-16-00 thru 3-31-00; DFW 13-2000, f. & cert. ef. 3-20-00; DFW 18-2000(Temp), f. 4-6-00, cert. ef. 4-8-00 thru 10-5-00; DFW 24-2000, f. 4-28-00, cert. ef. 5-1-00; DFW 32-2000(Temp), f. 6-14-00, cert. ef. 6-19-00 thru 10-5-00; DFW 35-2000(Temp), f. 6-27-27, cert. ef. 6-28-00 thru 7-31-00; DFW 53-2000(Temp), f. 8-25-00, cert. ef. 8-28-00 thru 12-31-00; DFW 57-2000(Temp). f. 8-31-00, cert. ef. 9-1-00 thru 10-5-00; 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 7-2001(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 2-26-01 thru 4-30-01; DFW 17-2001(Temp), f. 4-4-01, cert. ef. 4-9-01 thru 10-6-01; DFW 18-2001(Temp) f. & cert. ef. 4-12-01 thru 4-30-01; DFW 19-2001(Temp), f. 4-17-01, cert. ef. 4-21-01 thru 8-5-01; DFW 25-2001(Temp), f. 4-24-01, cert. ef. 4-25-01 thru 4-29-01; DFW 28-2001, f. & cert. ef. 5-1-01; DFW 35-2001(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 5-4-01 thru 5-8-01; DFW 37-2001(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 5-11-01 thru 7-31-01; DFW 40-2001(Temp) f. & cert. ef. 5-24-01 thru 11-20-01; DFW 64-2001(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 7-24-01 thru 12-31-01; DFW 71-2001(Temp), f. 8-10-01, cert. ef. 9-1-01 thru 12-31-01; DFW 82-2001(Temp), f. 8-29-01, cert. ef. 8-30-01 thru 12-31-01; DFW 85-2001(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 8-30-01 thru 12-31-01; DFW 88-2001(Temp), f. 9-15-01 thru 12-31-01; DFW 123-2001, f. 12-31-01, cert. ef. 1-1-02; DFW 15-2002(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 2-20-02 thru 8-18-02; DFW 16-2002(Temp), f. 3-1-02 thru 8-28-02; DFW 26-2002, f. & cert. ef. 3-21-02; DFW 29-2002(Temp), f. 4-4-02, cert. ef. 4-6-02 thru 10-3-02; DFW 40-2002(Temp), f. 4-25-02, cert. ef. 4-28-02 thru 10-3-02; DFW 43-2002(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 5-3-02 thru 10-3-02; DFW 45-2002(Temp), f. 5-7-02, cert. ef. 5-8-02 thru 10-3-02; DFW 46-2002(Temp), f. 5-7-02, cert. ef. 5-8-02 thru 10-3-02; DFW 64 2002(Temp), f. 6-27-02, cert. ef. 6-28-02 thru 12-20-02; DFW 69-2002(Temp), f. 7-10-02 cert. ef. 7-11-02 thru 12-31-02; DFW 71-2002(Temp), f. 7-10-02 cert. ef. 7-13-02 thru 12-31-02; DFW 79-2002(Temp), f. 7-29-02, cert. ef. 8-5-02 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 94-2002(Temp), f. 8-22-02, cert. ef. 8-24-02 thru 12-31-02; DFW 105-2002(Temp), f. 9-20-02, cert. ef. 9-23-02 thru 12-31-02; DFW 130-2002, f. 11-21-02, cert. ef. 1-1-03; DFW 12-2003, f. & cert. ef. 2-14-03; DFW 16-2003(Temp), f. 2-27-03, cert. ef. 3-1-03 thru 7-1-03; DFW 28-2003(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 4-3-03 thru 7-1-03; DFW 35-2003, f. 4-30-03, cert. ef. 5-1-03; DFW 36-2003, f. 4-30-03, cert. ef. 5-1-03 thru 10-1-03; DFW 46-2003(Temp), f. 5-29-03, cert. ef. 5-30-03 thru 10-1-03; DFW 52-2003(Temp), f. 6-13-03, cert. ef. 6-21-03 thru 12-15-03; DFW 54-2003(Temp), f. 6-23-03, cert. ef. 6-28-03 thru 12-24-03; DFW 55-2003(Temp), f. 6-27-03. cert. ef. 6-30-03 thru 12-26-03; DFW 72 2003(Temp), f. 7-25-03, cert. ef. 7-28-03 thru 12-31-03; DFW 99-2003(Temp), f. 9-24-03, cert. ef. 10-1-03 thru 12-31-03; DFW 125-2003, f. 12-11-03, cert. ef. 1-1-04; DFW 4-2004(Temp), f. 1-22-04, cert. ef. 2-1-04 thru 7-29-04; DFW 35-2004(Temp), f. 4-29-04, cert. ef. 5-1-04 thru 10-26-04; DFW 52-2004(Temp), f. 6-11-04, cert. ef. 6-25-04 thru 12-21-04; DFW 58-2004(Temp), f. 6-24-04, cert. ef. 6-27-04 thru 12-23-04; DFW 64-2004(Temp), f. 6-30-04, cert. ef. 7-3-04 thru 12-30-04; DFW 65-2004(Temp), f. 7-6-04, cert. ef. 7-11-04 thru 12-31-04; DFW 117-2004, f. 12-13-04, cert. ef. 1-1-05; DFW 118-2004(Temp), f. 12-13-04, cert. ef. 1-1-05 thru 5-31-05; DFW 128-2004(Temp), f. 12-23-04, cert. ef. 1-1-05 thru 5-31-05; Administrative correction 6-17-05; DFW 136-2005, f. 12-7-05, cert. ef. 1-1-06; DFW 79-2006, f. 8-11-06, cert. ef. 1-1-07; DFW 64-2007(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 156-2008, f. 12-31-08, cert. ef. 1-1-09; DFW 144-2009, f. 12-8-09, cert. ef. 1-1-10; DFW 151-2009(Temp), f. 12-22-09, cert. ef. 1-1-10 thru 3-31-10; DFW 28-2010(Temp), f. 3-9-10, cert. ef. 3-11-10 thru 3-31-10; Administrative correction 4-21-10; DFW 171-2010, f. 12-30-10, cert. ef. 1-1-11; DFW 163-2011, f. 12-27-11, cert. ef. 1-1-12; DFW 152-2012, f. 12-27-12, cert. ef. 1-1-13; DFW 137-2013, f. 12-19-13, cert. ef. 1-1-14

635-023-0095

Sturgeon Season

(1) The 2014 Oregon Sport Fishing Regulations provide requirements for the Columbia River Zone and the Snake River 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 2014 Oregon Sport Fishing Regulations.

(2) In 2013, the mainstem Columbia River and Oregon tributaries upstream to the mainline railroad bridges from the Wauna powerlines (River Mile 40) upstream to Bonneville Dam, excluding the lower Willamette River upstream to Willamette Falls, Multnomah Channel, and the Gilbert River, is open to the retention of white sturgeon with a fork length of 38-54 inches, three days per week, Thursdays through Saturdays, during the following periods:

(a) January 1 through July 31; and

(b) October 20 through December 31.

(3) In 2013, the mainstem Columbia River from Wauna powerlines (River Mile 40) downstream to the mouth at Buoy 10, including Youngs Bay is open to the retention of white sturgeon seven days per week during the following periods:

(a) January 1 through April 30;

(b) May 12 through July 8 (or until guideline is met).

(4) During the fishing period as identified in subsection (3)(a) of this rule, only white sturgeon with a fork length of 38–54 inches may be retained.

(5) During the fishing periods as identified in subsection (3)(b) of this rule, only white sturgeon with a fork length of 41–54 inches may be retained.

(6) Effective January 1, 2013, the annual bag limit for white sturgeon is one (1) fish.

(7) Angling for sturgeon is prohibited from:

(a) Bonneville Dam downstream 9 miles to a line crossing the Columbia River from Navigation Marker 82 on the Oregon shore westerly to a boundary marker on the Washington shore upstream of Fir Point from May 1 through August 31;

(b) Highway 395 Bridge upstream to McNary Dam; and

(c) From the west end of the grain silo at Rufus upstream to John Day Dam during May 1 through July 31.

(d) The upper and lower ends of Sand Island and corresponding markers on the Oregon shoreline (slough at Rooster Rock State Park) from January 1 through April 30.

(8) The mainstem Columbia River from McNary Dam upstream to the Oregon-Washington border at river mile 309.5 is open to retention of white sturgeon with a fork length of 43–54 inches, seven days per week from February 1 through July 31.

(9) Retention of green sturgeon is prohibited all year in all areas.

(10) Catch-and-release angling is allowed year-round except as described above in sections (7)(a) through (7)(d).

(11) Effective January 1, 2014, the mainstem Columbia River from the mouth at Buoy 10 upstream to Bonneville Dam, including Oregon tributaries upstream to the mainline railroad bridges, is closed to the retention of white sturgeon.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 183.325, 506.109 & 506.119

Stats. Implemented: ORS 506.129 & 507.030

Hist.: DFW 129-2004(Temp), f. 12-23-04, cert. ef 1-1-05 thru 2-28-05; DFW 6-2005, f. & cert. ef. 2-14-05; DFW 22-2005(Temp), f. 4-1-05, cert. ef. 4-30-05 thru 7-31-05; DFW 50-2005(Temp), f. 6-3-05, cert. ef. 6-11-05 thru 11-30-05; DFW 60-2005(Temp), f. 6-21-05, cert. ef. 6-24-05 thru 12-21-05; DFW 65-2005(Temp), f. 6-30-05, cert. ef. 7-10-05 thru 12-31-05; DFW 76-2005(Temp), f. 7-14-05, cert. ef. 7-18-05 thru 12-31-05; DFW 136-2005, f. 12-7-05, cert. ef. 1-1-06; DFW 145-2005(Temp), f. 12-21-05, cert. ef. 1-1-06 thru 3-31-06; DFW 5-2006, f. & cert. ef. 2-15-06; DFW 19-2006(Temp), f. 4-6-06, cert. ef. 4-8-06 thru 7-31-06; DFW 54-2006(Temp), f. 6-29-06, cert. ef. 7-1-06 thru 12-27-06; DFW 62-2006(Temp), f. 7-13-06, cert. ef. 7-24-06 thru 12-31-06; DFW 79-2006, f. 8-11-06, cert. ef. 1-1-07; DFW 131-2006(Temp), f. 12-20-06, cert. ef. 1-1-07 thru 6-29-07; DFW 7-2007(Temp), f. 1-31-07, cert. ef. 2-1-07 thru 7-30-07; DFW 9-2007, f. & cert. ef. 2-14-07; DFW 20-2007(Temp), f. 3-26-07, cert. ef. 3-28-07 thru 7-30-07; DFW 38-2007(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 5-31-07 thru 11-26-07; DFW 59-2007(Temp), f. 7-18-07, cert .ef. 7-29-07 thru 12-31-07; DFW 75-2007(Temp), f. 8-17-07, cert. ef. 8-18-07 thru 12-31-07; DFW 102-2007(Temp), f. 9-28-07, cert. ef. 10-1-07 thru 12-31-07; DFW 135-2007(Temp), f. 12-28-07, cert. ef. 1-1-08 thru 6-28-08; DFW 136-2007, f. 12-31-07, cert. ef. 1-1-08; DFW 8-2008, f. & cert. ef. 2-11-08; DFW 23-2008(Temp), f. 3-12-08, cert. ef. 3-15-08 thru 9-10-08; DFW 28-2008(Temp), f. 3-24-08, cert. ef. 3-26-08 thru 9-10-08; DFW 72-2008(Temp), f. 6-30-08, cert. ef. 7-10-08 thru 12-31-08; DFW 78-2008(Temp), f. 7-9-08, cert. ef. 7-12-08 thru 12-31-08; DFW 86-2008(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 7-25-08 thru 12-31-08; DFW 148-2008(Temp), f. 12-19-08, cert. ef. 1-1-09 thru 6-29-09; DFW 156-2008, f. 12-31-08, cert. ef. 1-1-09; DFW 18-2009, f. & cert. ef. 2-26-09; DFW 33-2009(Temp), f. 4-2-09, cert ef. 4-13-09 thru 10-9-09; DFW 63-2009(Temp), f. 6-3-09, cert. ef. 6-6-09 thru 10-9-09; DFW 83-2009(Temp), f. 7-8-09, cert. ef. 7-9-09 thru 12-31-09; DFW 86-2009(Temp), f. 7-22-09, cert. ef. 7-24-09 thru 12-31-09; DFW 144-2009, f. 12-8-09, cert. ef. 1-1-10; DFW 13-2010(Temp), f. 2-16-10, cert. ef. 2-21-10 thru 7-31-10; DFW 19-2010(Temp), f. 2-26-10, cert. ef. 3-1-10 thru 8-27-10; DFW 34-2010, f. 3-16-10, cert. ef. 4-1-10; DFW 49-2010(Temp), f. 4-27-10, cert. ef. 4-29-10 thru 7-31-10; DFW 50-2010(Temp), f. 4-29-10, cert. ef. 5-6-10 thru 11-1-10; DFW 88-2010(Temp), f. 6-25-10, cert. ef. 6-26-10 thru 7-31-10; DFW 91-2010(Temp), f. 6-29-10, cert. ef. 8-1-10 thru 12-31-10; DFW 99-2010(Temp), f. 7-13-10, cert. ef. 7-15-10 thru 12-31-10; DFW 165-2010(Temp), f. 12-28-10, cert. ef. 1-1-11 thru 6-29-11; DFW 171-2010, f. 12-30-10, cert. ef. 1-1-11; DFW 11-2011(Temp), f. 2-10-11, cert. ef. 2-11-1 thru 7-31-11; DFW 23-2011, f. & cert. ef. 3-21-11; DFW 26-2011(Temp), f. 4-5-11, cert. ef. 4-10-11 thru 9-30-11; DFW 74-2011(Temp), f. 6-24-11, cert. ef. 6-27-11 thru 7-31-11; DFW 87-2011(Temp), f. 7-8-11, cert. ef. 7-9-11 thru 7-31-11; DFW 96-2011(Temp), f. 7-20-11, cert. ef. 7-30-11 thru 12-31-11; DFW 129-2011(Temp), f. 9-15-11, cert. ef. 9-30-11 thru 12-31-11; DFW 163-2011, f. 12-27-11, cert. ef. 1-1-12; DFW 1-2012(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 1-5-12 thru 7-2-12; DFW 10-2012, f. & cert. ef. 2-7-12; DFW 16-2012(Temp), f. 2-14-12, cert. ef. 2-18-12 thru 7-31-12; DFW 44-2012(Temp), f. 5-1-12, cert. ef. 5-20-12 thru 7-31-12; DFW 73-2012(Temp), f. 6-29-12, cert. ef. 7-1-12 thru 8-31-12; DFW 97-2012(Temp), f. 7-30-12, cert. ef. 8-1-12 thru 12-31-12; DFW 129-2012(Temp), f. 10-3-12, cert. ef. 10-20-12 thru 12-31-12; DFW 140-2012(Temp), f. 10-31-12, cert. ef. 11-4-12 thru 12-31-12; DFW 152-2012, f. 12-27-12, cert. ef. 1-1-13; DFW 154-2012(Temp), f. 12-28-12, cert. ef. 1-1-13 thru 2-28-13; DFW 12-2013(Temp), f. 2-12-13, cert. ef. 2-28-13 thru 7-31-13; DFW 23-2013(Temp), f. 3-20-13, cert. ef. 4-1-13 thru 9-27-13; DFW 47-2013(Temp), f. 5-30-13, cert. ef. 6-14-13 thru 9-30-13; DFW 59-2013(Temp), f. 6-19-13, cert. ef. 6-21-13 thru 10-31-13; DFW 64-2013(Temp), f. 6-27-13, cert. ef. 6-29-13 thru 10-31-13; DFW 104-2013(Temp), f. 9-13-13, cert. ef. 10-19-13 thru 12-31-13; DFW 126-2013(Temp), f. 10-31-13, cert. ef. 11-12-13 thru 12-31-13; DFW 135-2013(Temp), f. 12-12-13, cert. ef. 1-1-14 thru 1-31-14; DFW 137-2013, f. 12-19-13, cert. ef. 1-1-14

635-023-0125

Spring Sport Fishery

(1) The 2014 Oregon Sport Fishing Regulations provide requirements for the Columbia River Zone and the Snake River 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 2014 Oregon Sport Fishing Regulations.

(2) The Columbia River is open from January 1 through March 31 from the mouth at Buoy 10 upstream to the I-5 Bridge with the following restrictions:

(a) Adipose fin-clipped Chinook salmon and adipose fin-clipped steelhead may be retained.

(b) All non-adipose fin-clipped Chinook salmon and non-adipose fin-clipped steelhead must be released immediately unharmed.

(c) Catch limits of two adult adipose fin-clipped salmon or two adult adipose fin-clipped steelhead may be retained per day. Catch limits for jacks remain in effect as per the 2014 Oregon Sport Fishing Regulations.

(3) For the mainstem Columbia River salmon and steelhead fishery upstream of the Rocky Point-Tongue Point line to McNary Dam from February 15 through June 15 it is unlawful when fishing from vessels which are less than 30 feet in length, substantiated by Coast Guard documentation or Marine Board registration, to totally remove from the water any salmon or steelhead required to be released.

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

Stat. Auth.: ORS 496.138, 496.146 & 506.119

Stats. Implemented: ORS 496.162 & 506.129

Hist.: DFW 11-2004, f. & cert. ef. 2-13-04; DFW 17-2004(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 3-10-04 thru 7-31-04; DFW 29-2004(Temp), f. 4-15-04, cert. ef. 4-22-04 thru 7-31-04; DFW 30-2004(Temp), f. 4-21-04, cert. ef. 4-22-04 thru 7-31-04; DFW 36-2004(Temp), f. 4-29-04, cert. ef. 5-1-04 thru 7-31-04; DFW 39-2004(Temp), f. 5-5-04, cert.ef. 5-6-04 thru 7-31-04; DFW 44-2004(Temp), f. 5-17-04, cert. ef. 5-20-04 thru 7-31-04; DFW 51-2004(Temp), f. 6-9-04, cert. ef. 6-16-04 thru 7-31-04; Administrative correction 8-19-04; DFW 117-2004, f. 12-13-04, cert. ef. 1-1-05; DFW 6-2005, f. & cert. ef. 2-14-05; DFW 27-2005(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 4-20-05 thru 6-15-05; DFW 35-2005(Temp), f. 5-4-05, cert. ef. 5-5-05 thru 10-16-05; DFW 38-2005(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 5-10-05 thru 10-16-05; DFW 44-2005(Temp), f. 5-17-05, cert. ef. 5-22-05 thru 10-16-05; DFW 51-2005(Temp), f. 6-3-05, cert. ef. 6-4-05 thru 7-31-05; Administrative correction 11-18-05; DFW 136-2005, f. 12-7-05, cert. ef. 1-1-06; DFW 5-2006, f. & cert. ef. 2-15-06; DFW 21-2006(Temp), f. 4-13-06, cert. ef. 4-14-06 thru 5-15-06; DFW 27-2006(Temp), f. 5-12-06, cert. ef. 5-13-06 thru 6-15-06; DFW 29-2006(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 5-16-06 thru 7-31-06; DFW 79-2006, f. 8-11-06, cert. ef. 1-1-07; DFW 7-2007(Temp), f. 1-31-07, cert. ef. 2-1-07 thru 7-30-07; DFW 9-2007, f. & cert. ef. 2-14-07; DFW 28-2007(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 4-26-07 thru 7-26-07; DFW 33-2007(Temp), f. 5-15-07, cert. ef. 5-16-07 thru 7-30-07; DFW 37-2007(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 5-31-07 thru 7-30-07; DFW 39-2007(Temp), f. 6-5-07, cert. ef. 6-6-07 thru 7-31-07; DFW 136-2007, f. 12-31-07, cert. ef. 1-1-08; DFW 13-2008(Temp), f. 2-21-08, cert. ef. 2-25-08 thru 8-22-08; DFW 17-2008(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 2-27-08 thru 8-22-08; DFW 35-2008(Temp), f. 4-17-08, cert. ef. 4-21-08 thru 8-22-08; DFW 49-2008(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 5-13-08 thru 6-15-08; Administrative correction 7-22-08; DFW 156-2008, f. 12-31-08, cert. ef. 1-1-09; DFW 10-2009(Temp), f. 2-13-09, cert. ef. 3-1-09 thru 6-15-09; DFW 18-2009, f. & cert. ef. 2-26-09; DFW 48-2009(Temp), f. 5-14-09, cert. ef. 5-15-09 thru 6-16-09; DFW 68-2009(Temp), f. 6-11-09, cert. ef. 6-12-09 thru 6-16-09; Administrative correction 7-21-09; DFW 144-2009, f. 12-8-09, cert. ef. 1-1-10; DFW 19-2010(Temp), f. 2-26-10, cert. ef. 3-1-10 thru 8-27-10; DFW 23-2010(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 3-2-10 thru 8-27-10; DFW 45-2010(Temp), f. 4-21-10, cert. ef. 4-24-10 thru 7-31-10; DFW 49-2010(Temp), f. 4-27-10, cert. ef. 4-29-10 thru 7-31-10; DFW 55-2010(Temp), f. 5-7-10, cert. ef. 5-8-10 thru 7-31-10; Suspended by DFW 88-2010(Temp), f. 6-25-10, cert. ef. 6-26-10 thru 7-31-10; Administrative correction 8-18-10; DFW 171-2010, f. 12-30-10, cert. ef. 1-1-11; DFW 13-2011(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 2-14-11 thru 6-15-11; DFW 28-2011(Temp), f. 4-7-11, cert. ef. 4-8-11 thru 6-15-11; DFW 30-2011(Temp), f. 4-15-11, cert. ef. 4-16-11 thru 6-15-11; DFW 33-2011(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 4-21-11 thru 6-15-11; DFW 39-2011(Temp), f. 5-5-11, cert. ef. 5-7-11 thru 6-15-11; DFW 48-2011(Temp), f. 5-13-11, cert. ef. 5-15-11 thru 6-15-11; DFW 55-2011(Temp), f. 5-25-11, cert. ef. 5-27-11 thru 6-15-11; DFW 59-2011(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 6-2-11 thru 6-15-11; Administrative correction 6-28-11; DFW 163-2011, f. 12-27-11, cert. ef. 1-1-12; DFW 8-2012(Temp), f. 2-6-12, cert. ef. 2-15-12 thru 6-15-12; DFW 31-2012(Temp), f. 4-5-12, cert. ef. 4-6-12 thru 6-15-12; DFW 33-2012(Temp), f. 4-12-12, cert. ef. 4-14-12 thru 6-15-12; DFW 45-2012(Temp), f. 5-1-12, cert. ef. 5-2-12 thru 7-31-12; DFW 47-2012(Temp), f. 5-15-12, cert. ef. 5-16-12 thru 7-31-12; DFW 49-2012(Temp), f. 5-18-12, cert. ef. 5-19-12 thru 7-31-12; DFW 51-2012(Temp), f. 5-23-12, cert. ef. 5-26-12 thru 7-31-12; Suspended by DFW 85-2012(Temp), f. 7-6-12, cert. ef. 7-9-12 thru 8-31-12; DFW 149-2012, f. 12-27-12, cert. ef. 1-1-13; DFW 12-2013(Temp), f. 2-12-13, cert. ef. 2-28-13 thru 7-31-13; DFW 26-2013(Temp), f. 4-4-13, cert. ef. 4-5-13 thru 7-1-13; DFW 38-2013(Temp), f. 5-22-13, cert. ef. 5-25-13 thru 7-1-13; DFW 49-2013(Temp), f. 6-7-13, cert. ef. 6-8-13 thru 6-30-13; Administrative correction, 7-18-13; DFW 137-2013, f. 12-19-13, cert. ef. 1-1-146-19-13, cert. ef. 6-21-13 thru 10-31-13; DFW 64-2013(Temp), f. 6-27-13, cert. ef. 6-29-13 thru 10-31-13; DFW 104-2013(Temp), f. 9-13-13, cert. ef. 10-19-13 thru 12-31-13; DFW 126-2013(Temp), f. 10-31-13, cert. ef. 11-12-13 thru 12-31-13; DFW 135-2013(Temp), f. 12-12-13, cert. ef. 1-1-14 thru 1-31-14; DFW 137-2013, f. 12-19-13, cert. ef. 1-1-14

635-023-0128

Summer Sport Fishery

(1) The 2014 Oregon Sport Fishing Regulations provide requirements for the Columbia River Zone and the Snake River 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 2014 Oregon Sport Fishing Regulations.

(2) Notwithstanding all other specifications and restrictions in the 2014 Oregon Sport Fishing Regulations:

(a) Effective June 16 through July 31 the mainstem Columbia River is open to the retention of adipose fin-clipped jack and adult Chinook salmon from the Astoria-Megler Bridge upstream to the Oregon/Washington border.

(b) The combined daily bag limit for adult salmon and steelhead is two fish. Only adipose fin-clipped fish may be retained.

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

Stat. Auth.: ORS 496.138, 496.146 & 506.119

Stats. Implemented: ORS 496.162 & 506.129

Hist.: DFW 117-2004, f. 12-13-04, cert. ef. 1-1-05; DFW 52-2005(Temp), f. 6-3-05, cert. ef. 6-16-05 thru 7-31-05; DFW 64-2005(Temp), f. 6-30-05, cert. ef. 7-1-05 thru 7-31-05; Administrative correction 8-17-05; DFW 26-2006(Temp), f. 4-20-06, cert. ef. 5-1-06 thru 10-27-06; DFW 79-2006, f. 8-11-06, cert. ef. 1-1-07; DFW 24-2007, f. 4-16-07, cert. ef. 5-1-07; DFW 51-2007(Temp), f. 6-29-07, cert. ef. 7-2-07 thru 7-31-07; DFW 136-2007, f. 12-31-07, cert. ef. 1-1-08; DFW 36-2008, f. 4-21-08, cert. ef. 5-1-08; DFW 61-2008(Temp), f. 6-13-08, cert. ef. 6-16-08 thru 7-31-08; DFW 68-2008(Temp), f. 6-20-08, cert. ef. 6-21-08 thru 8-31-08; DFW 71-2008(Temp), f. 6-27-08, cert. ef. 6-28-08 thru 8-31-08; Administrative correction 9-29-08; DFW 156-2008, f. 12-31-08, cert. ef. 1-1-09; DFW 52-2009, f. & cert. ef. 5-18-09; DFW 69-2009(Temp), f. 6-11-09, cert. ef. 6-16-09 thru 7-31-09; Administrative correction 8-21-09; DFW 144-2009, f. 12-8-09, cert. ef. 1-1-10; DFW 77-2010, f. 6-8-10, cert. ef. 6-16-10; DFW 88-2010(Temp), f. 6-25-10, cert. ef. 6-26-10 thru 7-31-10; Administrative correction 8-18-10; DFW 171-2010, f. 12-30-10, cert. ef. 1-1-11; DFW 65-2011(Temp), f. 6-14-11, cert. ef. 6-16-11 thru 7-31-11; DFW 95-2011(Temp), f. 7-15-11, cert. ef. 7-18-11 thru 7-31-11; Administrative correction 9-23-11; DFW 163-2011, f. 12-27-11, cert. ef. 1-1-12; DFW 64-2012(Temp), f. 6-12-12, cert. ef. 6-16-12 thru 7-31-12; [DFW 85-2012(Temp), f. 7-6-12, cert. ef. 7-9-12 thru 8-31-12; Temporary Suspended by DFW 100-2012(Temp), f. 7-31-12, cert. ef. 8-1-12 thru 12-31-12]; DFW 149-2012, f. 12-27-12, cert. ef. 1-1-13; DFW 55-2013(Temp), f. 6-12-13, cert. ef. 6-16-13 thru 7-31-13; DFW 66-2013(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 6-27-13 thru 7-31-13; DFW 70-2013(Temp), f. 7-11-13, cert. ef. 7-13-13 thru 7-31-13; Administrative correction, 8-21-13; DFW 137-2013, f. 12-19-13, cert. ef. 1-1-14

635-023-0130

Fall Sport Fishery

(1) The 2014 Oregon Sport Fishing Regulations provide requirements for the Columbia River Zone and the Snake River 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 2014 Oregon Sport Fishing Regulations.

(2) Notwithstanding all other specifications and restrictions in the 2014 Oregon Sport Fishing Regulations:

(a) Effective August 1 through December 31, in the mainstem Columbia River from a north-south line through Buoy 10 upstream to a line projected from Rocky Point on the Washington bank through Red Buoy 44 to the navigation light at Tongue Point on the Oregon bank, the combined bag limit for adult Chinook salmon, adipose fin-clipped coho salmon, and adipose fin-clipped steelhead is two fish per day of which only one may be a Chinook salmon; except: retention of Chinook salmon is prohibited during September 1 through December 31;

(b) Effective August 1 through December 31, in the mainstem Columbia River from a line projected from Rocky Point on the Washington bank through Red Buoy 44 to the navigation light at Tongue Point on the Oregon bank upstream to Bonneville Dam, the combined bag limit for adult salmon and adipose fin-clipped steelhead is two fish per day of which only one may be a Chinook salmon; except: retention of Chinook salmon is only allowed during August 1 through September 11 or until the harvest guideline is achieved, in the area bounded by a line projected from the Warrior Rock Lighthouse on the Oregon shore to Red Buoy #4 to a marker on the lower end of Bachelor Island, Washington, downstream to a line projected from Rocky Point on the Washington bank through Red Buoy 44 to the navigation light at Tongue Point on the Oregon bank.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 496.138, 496.146 & 506.119

Stats. Implemented: ORS 496.162

Hist.: DFW 32-2004, f. 4-22-04, cert. ef. 5-1-04; DFW 92-2004(Temp), f. 9-2-04 cert. ef. 9-6-04 thru 12-31-04; DFW 96-2004(Temp), f. 9-20-04, cert. ef. 9-30-04 thru 12-31-04; DFW 117-2004, f. 12-13-04, cert. ef. 1-1-05; DFW 25-2005, f. & cert. ef. 4-15-05; DFW 84-2005(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 8-1-05 thru 12-31-05; DFW 108-2005(Temp), f. 9-15-05, cert. ef. 9-17-05 thru 12-31-05; DFW 112-2005(Temp), f. 9-28-05, cert. ef. 9-30-05 thru 12-31-05; DFW 123-2005(Temp), f. 10-18-05, cert. ef. 10-20-05 thru 12-31-05; DFW 136-2005, f. 12-7-05, cert. ef. 1-1-06; DFW 26-2006(Temp), f. 4-20-06, cert. ef. 5-1-06 thru 10-27-06; DFW 79-2006, f. 8-11-06, cert. ef. 1-1-07; DFW 100-2006(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 9-14-06 thru 12-31-06; DFW 109-2006(Temp), f. 9-29-06, cert. ef. 9-30-06 thru 12-31-06; DFW 113-2006(Temp), f. 10-12-06, cert. ef. 10-13-06 thru 12-31-06; DFW 24-2007, f. 4-16-07, cert. ef. 5-1-07; DFW 92-2007(Temp), f. 9-18-07, cert. ef. 9-19-07 thru 12-31-07; DFW 96-2007(Temp), f. 9-21-07, cert. ef. 9-22-07 thru 12-31-07; DFW 101-2007(Temp), f. 9-28-07, cert. ef. 9-29-07 thru 12-31-07; DFW 136-2007, f. 12-31-07, cert. ef. 1-1-08; DFW 36-2008, f. 4-21-08, cert. ef. 5-1-08; DFW 99-2008(Temp), f. 8-22-08, cert. ef. 8-25-08 thru 12-31-08; DFW 104-2008(Temp), f. 8-29-08, cert. ef. 8-31-08 thru 12-31-08; DFW 115-2008(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 9-18-08 thru 12-31-08; DFW 118-2008(Temp), f. 9-24-08, cert. ef. 9-25-08 thru 12-31-08; DFW 156-2008, f. 12-31-08, cert. ef. 1-1-09; DFW 52-2009, f. & cert. ef. 5-18-09; DFW 133-2009(Temp), f. 10-20-09, cert. ef. 10-22-09 thru 12-31-09; DFW 144-2009, f. 12-8-09, cert. ef. 1-1-10; DFW 77-2010, f. 6-8-10, cert. ef. 6-16-10, DFW 131-2010(Temp), f. 9-21-10, cert. ef. 9-22-10 thru 10-31-10; DFW 145-2010(Temp). f. 10-13-10, cert. ef. 10-15-10 thru 12-31-10; DFW 171-2010, f. 12-30-10, cert. ef. 1-1-11; DFW 100-2011(Temp), f. 7-27-11, cert. ef. 8-1-11 thru 12-31-11; DFW 127-2011(Temp), f. 9-14-11, cert. ef. 9-16-11 thru 12-31-11; DFW 163-2011, f. 12-27-11, cert. ef. 1-1-12; DFW 100-2012(Temp), f. 7-31-12, cert. ef. 8-1-12 thru 12-31-12; DFW 149-2012, f. 12-27-12, cert. ef. 1-1-13; DFW 81-2013(Temp), f. 7-26-13, cert. ef. 8-1-13 thru 12-31-13; DFW 92-2013(Temp), f. 8-22-13, cert. ef. 8-23-13 thru 12-31-13; DFW 100-2013(Temp), f. 9-12-13, cert. ef. 9-13-13 thru 12-31-13; DFW 107-2013(Temp), f. 9-25-13, cert. ef 9-26-13 thru 12-31-13; DFW 137-2013, f. 12-19-13, cert. ef. 1-1-14

635-023-0134

Snake River Fishery

The 2014 Oregon Sport Fishing Regulations provide requirements for the Snake River 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 2014 Oregon Sport Fishing Regulations.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 496.138, 496.146 & 506.119

Stats. Implemented: ORS 496.162 & 506.129

Hist.: DFW 117-2004, f. 12-13-04, cert. ef. 1-1-05; DFW 47-2005(Temp), f. 5-19-05, cert. ef. 5-21-05 thru 6-20-05; Administrative correction 7-20-05; DFW 31-2006(Temp), f. 5-18-06, cert. ef. 5-20-06 thru 6-19-06; Administrative correction 7-21-06; DFW 31-2007(Temp), f. 5-9-07, cert. ef. 5-11-07 thru 6-18-07; DFW 43-2007(Temp), f. 6-14-07, cert. ef. 6-19-07 thru 7-2-07; Administrative correction 2-8-08; DFW 43-2008(Temp), f. 4-25-08, cert. ef. 4-26-08 thru 7-20-08; DFW 64-2008(Temp), f. 6-18-08, cert. ef. 6-21-08 thru 7-31-08; Administrative correction 8-21-08; DFW 156-2008, f. 12-31-08, cert. ef. 1-1-09; DFW 58-2009(Temp), f. 5-27-09, cert. ef. 5-30-09 thru 7-12-09; DFW 80-2009(Temp), f. 6-30-09, cert. ef 7-1-09 thru 7-17-09; Administrative correction 7-21-09; DFW 128-2009(Temp), f. 10-12-09, cert. ef. 10-18-09 thru 4-15-10; DFW 144-2009, f. 12-8-09, cert. ef. 1-1-10; DFW 42-2010(Temp), f. 4-13-10, cert. ef. 4-24-10 thru 7-31-10; DFW 107-2010(Temp), f. 7-26-10, cert. ef. 7-31-10 thru 8-4-10; Administrative correction, 8-18-10; DFW 119-2010(Temp), f. 8-18-10, cert. ef. 9-1-10 thru 12-31-10; DFW 171-2010, f. 12-30-10, cert. ef. 1-1-11; DFW 29-2011(Temp), f. 4-12-11, cert. ef. 4-23-11 thru 10-19-11; DFW 118-2011(Temp), f. 8-23-11, cert. ef. 9-1-11 thru 12-31-11; DFW 163-2011, f. 12-27-11, cert. ef. 1-1-12; DFW 35-2012(Temp), f. 4-16-12, cert. ef. 4-22-12 thru 9-30-12; DFW 93-2012(Temp), f. 7-24-12, cert. ef. 8-5-12 thru 9-30-12; DFW 109-2012(Temp), f. 8-21-12, cert. ef. 9-1-12 thru 12-31-12; DFW 149-2012, f. 12-27-12, cert. ef. 1-1-13; DFW 29-2013(Temp), f. 4-25-13, cert. ef. 5-4-13 thru 9-30-13; DFW 76-2013(Temp), f. 7-16-13, cert. ef. 7-21-13 thru 9-30-13; DFW 94-2013(Temp), f. 8-23-13, cert. ef. 9-1-13 thru 11-30-13; Administrative correction, 12-19-13; DFW 137-2013, f. 12-19-13, cert. ef. 1-1-14


Rule Caption: Establishes 2014 seasons and regulations for game mammals

Adm. Order No.: DFW 138-2013

Filed with Sec. of State: 12-20-2013

Certified to be Effective: 12-20-13

Notice Publication Date: 9-1-2013

Rules Amended: 635-065-0001, 635-065-0011, 635-065-0015, 635-065-0090, 635-065-0401, 635-065-0501, 635-065-0705, 635-065-0740, 635-065-0760, 635-065-0765, 635-066-0000, 635-066-0010, 635-067-0000, 635-067-0041, 635-072-0000

Subject: Establishes the 2014 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

635-065-0001

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 65 incorporates, by reference, the requirements for hunting game mammals set out in the document entitled 2014 Oregon Big Game Regulations, into Oregon Administrative Rules. Therefore, persons must consult the “2014 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; DFW 147-2012, f. 12-18-12, cert. ef. 1-1-13; DFW 138-2013, f. & cert. ef. 12-20-13

635-065-0011

Mandatory Reporting Penalty

All big game tag holders, except for bighorn sheep and Rocky Mountain goat, and all turkey tag holders are required to report hunting effort and harvest.

(1) Reporting deadlines for 2013-14 seasons are as follows:

(a) January 31, 2014: For hunts ending between April 1 and December 31, 2013.

(b) April 15, 2014: For hunts ending between January 1 and March 31, 2014.

(2) Any person with any deer or elk tag for hunts and seasons listed in the 2013 Oregon Big Game Regulations pamphlet, issued through the Point of Sale (POS) system, that fails to report by deadlines established in OAR 635-065-0011(1) will not be able to obtain a license to hunt game mammals or game birds in Oregon without paying a penalty.

(a) The penalty will be assessed beginning December 1, 2014 with purchase of a 2015 license.

(b) The penalty fee amount will be $25.

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

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

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

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

Hist.: DFW 147-2012, f. 12-18-12, cert. ef. 1-1-13; DFW 10-2013, f. & cert. ef. 2-7-13; DFW 138-2013, f. & cert. ef. 12-20-13

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 90, and except as provided in 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 90, 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 635-060-0030(5), the following requirements will apply:

(a) On or before July 15, 2013 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, 2013.

(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 635-090-150(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 uniformed services 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) and (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; DFW 147-2012, f. 12-18-12, cert. ef. 1-1-13; DFW 138-2013, f. & cert. ef. 12-20-13

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:

(a) Season/Tag — Bag Limit:

(A) General or controlled buck deer — One deer.

(B) 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 Vinson at the intersection of Hwy 74 and Butter Creek Road, west on Hwy 74 to Sandhollow Rd, north on Sandhollow Rd to Baseline Rd, west ? mile to Sandhollow Rd, north on Sandhollow Rd to Hwy 207, north and east on State Hwy 207 to Butter Creek Junction, south on Butter Creek Rd to Hwy 74 at Vinson), Hood, Indigo, Maupin, McKenzie, Melrose, Santiam, Willamette.

(b)(A) General or controlled bull elk — Legal bull or antlerless elk.

(B) In the following units: Applegate, Beatys Butte, Beulah, Biggs, Catherine Creek, Chesnimnus, Columbia Basin (Except: That portion of the Columbia Basin Unit described as follows shall be closed to all bowhunting: Beginning at Vinson at the intersection of Hwy 74 and Butter Creek Road, west on Hwy 74 to Sandhollow Rd, north on Sandhollow Rd to Baseline Rd, west ? mile to Sandhollow Rd, north on Sandhollow Rd to Hwy 207, north and east on State Hwy 207 to Butter Creek Junction, south on Butter Creek Rd to Hwy 74 at Vinson), Dixon (outside National Forest Lands within the unit), Evans Creek (outside National Forest Lands within the unit), East Fort Rock (that portion east of Hwy 97), Fossil, Grizzly, Hood, Imnaha, Indigo (outside National Forest Lands within the unit), Juniper, Lookout Mountain, Malheur River, Maupin, McKenzie (outside National Forest Lands within the unit), Melrose, Murderers Creek, Northside, Ochoco, Owyhee, Paulina, Pine Creek, Ritter portion of the Heppner unit (that part of unit 48 south and east of the North Fork John Day River), Rogue (outside National Forest Lands within the unit), Saddle Mountain, Santiam (outside National Forest Lands within the unit, 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), Wagontire, White River, Whitehorse, Willamette, Wilson.

(c) Controlled pronghorn antelope:

(A) Buck only hunts — One pronghorn.

(B) 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; DFW 147-2012, f. 12-18-12, cert. ef. 1-1-13; DFW 138-2013, f. & cert. ef. 12-20-13

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, October 3, 2014.

(2) No deer bow tag shall be issued after 11:59 pm, Pacific Time, August 29, 2014.

(3) No General Season bear tag shall be issued after 11:59 pm, Pacific Time, October 3, 2014.

(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, October 3, 2014.

(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 28, 2014.

(8) No Rocky Mountain Elk Rifle Second Season Tag shall be issued after 11:59 pm, Pacific Time, November 7, 2014.

(9) No Coast First Season Elk Tag shall be issued after 11:59 pm, Pacific Time, November 14, 2014.

(10) No Coast Second Season Elk Tag shall be issued after 11:59 pm, Pacific Time, November 21, 2014.

(11) No Cascade Elk Rifle Tag shall be issued after 11:59 pm, Pacific Time, October 17, 2014.

(12) No elk bow tag shall be issued after 11:59 pm, Pacific Time, August 29, 2014.

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; DFW 147-2012, f. 12-18-12, cert. ef. 1-1-13; DFW 138-2013, f. & cert. ef. 12-20-13

635-065-0501

Exchange of Deer and Elk Tags

(1) Tags may be exchanged only prior to the seasons for which both of the tags to be exchanged are valid. No tag may be exchanged after the start of the season for which it is valid.

(2) Exchanges of tags and duplicate tags may be obtained only through the Department’s regional offices or Salem headquarters.

(3) A fee of $15.00 (plus a $2.00 license agent is charged to replace a tag. However, a $10 license agent fee will be charged for each nonresident annual hunting license, nonresident annual deer tag, nonresident annual elk tag, nonresident annual black bear tag, nonresident annual mountain goat tag, nonresident annual mountain sheep tag and nonresident annual antelope tag issued. If the fee paid for the tag that was lost, destroyed or stolen was less than $15, the same fee shall be charged for the duplicate tag. A fee of $5.00 (plus a $2.00 license agent is charged to exchange a tag. However, a $10.00 license agent fee will be charged for nonresident deer and elk tags.

(4) A “leftover” controlled hunt deer tag may only be exchanged for a general season deer tag, but only if the person does not already possess a deer tag authorized by OAR 635-065-0015(4)(a), (b), or (c).

(5) A “leftover” controlled hunt elk tag may only be exchanged for a general season elk tag but only if the person does not already possess an elk tag authorized by OAR 635-065-0015(5)(a), (b), (c), (d), (e), (f), (g) or (h).

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 11-1987, f. & ef. 3-6-87; 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 635-65-022; 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 18-1996, f. 4-10-96, cert. ef. 8-1-96; FWC 9-1997, f. & cert. ef. 2-27-97; 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 52-2001(Temp) f. & cert. ef. 6-27-01 thru 12-24-01; DFW 34-2002, f. & cert. ef. 4-18-02; DFW 118-2003, f. 12-4-03, cert. ef. 1-1-04; DFW 142-2009, f. 11-12-09, cert. ef. 1-1-10; DFW 138-2013, f. & cert. ef. 12-20-13

635-065-0705

Muzzleloading Rifles

During controlled muzzleloader only seasons:

(1) Hunters shall use any long gun that:

(a) Is fired from the shoulder;

(b) Is loaded from the muzzle;

(c) Has an open ignition system;

(d) Is a single shot except for muzzleloading shotguns that may be double barreled;

(e) Scopes (permanent or detachable), and sights that use batteries, artificial light or power, are not allowed during muzzleloader-only seasons or during 600 series hunts where there is a weapon restriction of “shotgun/muzzleloader only” or “archery/muzzleloader only”. However, this restriction does not apply to a visually impaired hunter who has a visual acuity of ≤20/200 with lenses or visual field of ≤ 20 degrees, provided that the hunter holds an Oregon Disabilities Hunting and Fishing Permit. Open and peep sights made from alloys, plastic, or other materials that do not have the properties described above are legal. Open or iron sights that make use of fiber optics or fluorescent paint are also legal.

(2) Only conical bullets made of lead, lead alloy, or federally-approved nontoxic shot material, with a length that does not exceed twice the diameter, and round balls made of lead, lead alloy, or federally-approved nontoxic shot material, used with cloth, paper or felt patches are allowed during muzzleloader-only seasons and 600 series hunts where there is a weapon restriction of shotgun/muzzleloader only or archery/muzzleloader only. It is illegal to hunt with non-lead bullets except for those made of federally-approved nontoxic shot material, jacketed bullets, sabots, and bullets with plastic or synthetic tips or bases.

(3) Hunters shall use only flint or percussion caps as a source of ignition.

(4) Hunters shall use only loose or granular black powder or black powder substitutes as propellants.

(5) Any .40 calibers or larger muzzleloader as described in OAR 635-065-0705(1)–(4) to hunt pronghorn antelope, black bear, cougar (mountain lion), or deer.

(6) Any .50 caliber or larger muzzleloader as described in OAR 635-065-0705(1)–(4) to hunt bighorn sheep, Rocky Mountain goat, or elk.

(7) Hunters shall use only number 1 or larger buckshot or bullets as described in OAR 635-065-0705(2) for hunting deer, black bear or cougar (mountain lion).

(8) Hunters shall use only single projectiles as described in OAR 635-065-0705(2) for hunting pronghorn antelope, elk, bighorn sheep, or Rocky Mountain goat.

(9) Hunters may only use a legal muzzleloading firearm as described in OAR 635-065-0705. During centerfire firearms seasons where muzzleloaders are also a legal firearm, hunters may:

(a) Use any .40 caliber or larger muzzleloading firearm to hunt pronghorn antelope, black bear, cougar (mountain lion), or deer.

(b) Use any .50 caliber or larger muzzleloading firearm to hunt bighorn sheep, Rocky Mountain goat, or elk.

(c) Use any muzzleloader ignition type (excepting matchlock), any sight, any propellant, or any bullet type.

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 21-1982, f. & ef. 3-31-82; FWC 37-1982, f. & ef. 6-25-82; FWC 15-1983, f. & ef. 4-19-83; FWC 28, f. & ef. 7-8-83; FWC 34-1984, f. & ef. 7-24-84; FWC 21-1985, f. & ef. 5-7-85; FWC 43-1985, f. & ef. 8-22-85; FWC 11-1987, f. & ef. 3-6-87; 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; FWC 18-1994, f. 3-30-94, cert. ef. 5-1-94; 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 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 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 140-2009, f. 11-3-09, cert. ef. 1-1-10; DFW 168-2010, f. 12-29-10, cert. ef. 1-1-11; DFW 138-2013, f. & cert. ef. 12-20-13

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 28–October 9, 2013) Cascade bull elk season, Coast bull elk seasons, or Rocky Mountain bull or either-sex elk seasons, [or the standard Rocky Mountain unit’s antlerless elk seasons (November 16–November 24, 2013) 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 16–November 24, 2013).

(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; DFW 147-2012, f. 12-18-12, cert. ef. 1-1-13; DFW 138-2013, f. & cert. ef. 12-20-13

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 refuse inspection, by an employee of the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, or any person authorized to enforce wildlife laws, of any gear used for the purpose of taking wildlife.

(7) 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.

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

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

(10) 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.

(11) 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. Approximately 185 sq. mi in Unit 19 northeast of Springfield; north of Hwy 126, east of Marcola and Brush Creek Rds., and south of the Calapooia River Mainline. Roads open to motor vehicle use will be marked with orange road markers. Access may be closed due to fire danger.

(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: 116 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) Meacham: Three days prior to the opening of the archery deer and elk seasons through May 31. Approximately 41 square miles in Units 49, 52 and 54 in townships 1 and 2 south, township 1 north, ranges 34, 35, and 36 east.

(cc) 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;

(dd) 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;

(ee) 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;

(ff) 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;

(gg) 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;

(hh) 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;

(ii) 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;

(jj) 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;

(kk) 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;

(ll) 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;

(mm) 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.

(nn) 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;

(oo) 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.

(pp) 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;

(qq) 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;

(rr) 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.

(ss) 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;

(tt) 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;

(uu) 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.

(vv) 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;

(ww) 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;

(xx) 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;

(yy) 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.

(zz) 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;

(aaa) 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;

(bbb) 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;

(ccc) 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;

(ddd) 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;

(eee) 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;

(fff) 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;

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

(hhh) 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;

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

(jjj) 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;

(kkk) 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;

(lll) 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.

(mmm) 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.

(nnn) 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.

(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; DFW 147-2012, f. 12-18-12, cert. ef. 1-1-13; DFW 138-2013, f. & cert. ef. 12-20-13

635-065-0765

Tagging, Possession, Transportation and Evidence of Sex

(1) When the owner of any game mammal tag kills a game mammal for which a tag is issued, the owner shall immediately remove in its entirety only the month and day of kill and attach the tag in plain sight securely to the game mammal. The tag shall be kept attached to such carcass or remain with any parts thereof so long as the same are preserved.

(2) It is unlawful to have in possession any game mammal tag from which all or part of any date has been removed or mutilated except when the tag is legally validated and attached to a game mammal.

(3) It is unlawful to possess the meat or carcass of any deer, elk, pronghorn antelope, bighorn sheep, or Rocky Mountain goat without evidence of sex while in the field, forest, or in transit on any of the highways or premises open to the public in Oregon, except processed or cut and wrapped meat. Evidence of sex for deer, elk, pronghorn antelope, bighorn sheep, or Rocky Mountain goat is:

(a) the animal’s scalp which shall include the attached eyes and ears, if animal is female; or ears, antlers or horns, and eyes if the animal is male, or;

(b) the head naturally attached to at least one quarter of the carcass or:

(c) reproductive organs (testicles, scrotum, or penis if male; vulva or udder (mammary) if female) naturally attached to one quarter of the carcass or to another major portion of meat.

(A) For hunts with antler or horn restrictions, if the head is not attached to the carcass, in addition to leaving the testicles, scrotum, or penis naturally attached to one quarter of the carcass or to another major portion of meat, the head or skull plate with both antlers or horns naturally attached shall accompany the carcass or major portions of meat.

(B) For hunts where only white-tailed deer and for hunts where only mule deer are legal: in addition to evidence of sex, (testicles, scrotum, penis, vulva, udder, mammary), either the head or tail shall remain naturally attached to one quarter of the carcass or to another major portion of meat as evidence of the species taken.

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 34-1984, f. & ef. 7-24-84; FWC 43-1988, f. & ef. 8-22-85; FWC 35-1986, f. & ef. 8-7-86; FWC 11-1987, f. & ef. 3-6-87; FWC 41-1987, f. & ef. 7-6-87; FWC 13-1988, f. & cert. ef. 3-10-88; FWC 63-1989, f. & cert. ef. 8-15-89; FWC 24-1990, f. & cert. ef. 3-21-90; FWC 9-1997, f. & cert. ef. 2-27-97; 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 82-2000, f. 12-21-00, cert. ef. 1-1-01; DFW 90-2002(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 8-16-02 thru 2-11-03; DFW 114-2002(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 10-18-02 thru 2-11-03; DFW 126-2002, f. & cert. ef. 11-12-02; DFW 127-2002(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 11-14-02 thru 2-11-03; DFW 2-2003, f. & cert. ef. 1-17-03; DFW 50-2003, f. & cert. ef. 6-13-03; DFW 61-2003, f. & cert. ef. 7-16-03; DFW 118-2003, f. 12-4-03, cert. ef. 1-1-04; DFW 53-2005, f. & cert. ef. 6-14-05; DFW 111-2005(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 9-23-05 thru 10-31-05; Administrative correction 11-18-05; DFW 128-2005, f. 12-1-05, cert. ef. 1-1-06; DFW 135-2008, f. & cert. ef. 10-17-08; DFW 2-2009, f. & cert. ef. 1-9-09; DFW 8-2010(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 1-25-10 thru 7-24-10; DFW 21-2010(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 2-26-10 thru 8-24-10; DFW 36-2010(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 3-30-10 thru 9-25-10; DFW 83-2010, f. & cert. ef. 6-15-10; DFW 62-2011, f. & cert. ef. 6-3-11; DFW 92-2012(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 7-23-12 thru 1-19-13; DFW 136-2012, f. & cert. ef. 10-24-12; DFW 137-2012(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 10-24-12 thru 4-22-13; DFW 4-2013, f. 1-15-13, cert. ef. 2-1-13; DFW 10-2013, f. & cert. ef. 2-7-13; DFW 138-2013, f. & cert. ef. 12-20-13

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 “2014 Oregon Big Game Regulations,” into Oregon Administrative Rules. Therefore, persons must consult the “2014 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; DFW 147-2012, f. 12-18-12, cert. ef. 1-1-13; DFW 138-2013, f. & cert. ef. 12-20-13

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 $10.00 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.

(6) When the bear skull is presented at check-in information that must be provided includes:

(a) date of harvest and location of harvest including Wildlife Management Unit, and

(b) complete hunter information including tag number as found on the bear tag; a completed “Wildlife Transfer Record Form” as found in the current year’s Oregon Big Game Regulations is an alternative for providing the required information.

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; DFW 147-2012, f. 12-18-12, cert. ef. 1-1-13; DFW 138-2013, f. & cert. ef. 12-20-13

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 67 incorporates, by reference, the requirements for hunting pronghorn antelope, cougar, bighorn sheep, and Rocky Mountain goat set out in the document entitled “2014 Oregon Big Game Regulations, into Oregon Administrative Rules. Therefore, persons must consult the “2014 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 60. Permitted weapons and ammunition are established in OAR chapter 635, division 65. Controlled hunt tag numbers for 2013 are listed in Tables 1, 2, and 3 and are adopted and incorporated into OAR chapter 635, division 67 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; DFW 58-2012, f. & cert. ef. 6-11-12; DFW 147-2012, f. 12-18-12, cert. ef. 1-1-13; DFW 53-2013, f. & cert. ef. 6-10-13; DFW 138-2013, f. & cert. ef. 12-20-13

635-067-0041

Rocky Mountain Goat Raffle

(1) One Rocky Mountain goat tag will be raffled annually to an individual selected at a public drawing. The Department may contract with a sportsmen’s group or organization to conduct the raffle.

(2) The Rocky Mountain goat raffle tag shall be limited as follows:

(a) Bag Limit: One Rocky Mountain goat.

(b) Hunting Hours: One-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset.

(c) Open Season: The season shall begin on September 1 and shall end on October 31.

(d) Open Area: Any area where Rocky Mountain goat hunts and tags have been authorized for the current year. The remainder of the state is closed to Rocky Mountain goat hunting.

(3) Raffle Requirements:

(a) There is no limit on the number of tickets that a person may purchase.

(A) One ticket package at a cost of $9.50 (plus a $2.00 license agent fee).

(B) Six ticket package at a cost of $49.50 (plus a $2.00 license agent fee).

(C) Thirteen ticket package at a cost of $99.50 (plus a $2.00 license agent fee).

(b) Raffle tickets will be made available during the dates specified in the current Big Game regulations to the public through the authorized license agents in the state or through licensing in the Salem headquarters office or may be purchased through the mail using Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife accepted forms. Tickets may be sold by Department representatives at various gatherings of sportmen’s groups.

(c) Residents and nonresidents shall be eligible to purchase tickets.

(d) There shall be no refunds on any purchases of raffle tickets.

(e) Tickets purchased through license agents and handled by mail shall be received in the Salem headquarters office of the Department by the date specified in the current Big Game Regulations. Hand delivered tickets submitted for the drawing must be received by 5 p.m. at the Salem headquarters office no later than two days before the drawing event. Completed tickets delivered to the drawing event must be turning in by the time specified in the current Big Game Regulations. Additional tickets may be purchased at the actual raffle site prior to the drawing.

(f) All tickets submitted for the drawing must be complete with a name, address, and phone number.

(g) One winner and two alternate winners will be drawn at a public drawing; time and location to be announced by the Department.

(h) The Department will mail notification to the winner and two alternates. If the winner does not claim the tag by 5 p.m., July 1, the winner shall be disqualified and the Department will offer the tag to the first alternate. If the first alternate does not claim the tag within 10 business days of July 1, the second alternate will be contacted. If the tag is not claimed by 5 p.m., August 31, it will not be issued.

(i) License and Tag Requirements: A valid Rocky Mountain goat tag will be provided to the winner of the raffle and a valid hunting license will be provided if the winner has not already purchased one, so long as the winner is eligible to purchase an adult Oregon hunting license or a juvenile Oregon hunting license.

(j) The Rocky Mountain goat tag shall be issued in the name of the person on the winning ticket provided that person meets all criteria outlined above. The tag may not be sold, assigned, or otherwise transferred.

(k) The winner of the Rocky Mountain goat tag will be required to complete a Rocky Mountain goat hunting orientation course prior to their hunt. The hunter shall inform the Department as to where and when the hunt will be conducted.

(l) If the holder of the Rocky Mountain goat raffle tag is successful in taking a Rocky Mountain goat, that person shall present the animal to the Department for permanent marking within five days of taking of the animal.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 496.012, 496.138 & 496.146

Stats Implemented: ORS 496.012, 496.138 & 496.146

Hist.: 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 130-2006(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 12-15-06 thru 6-13-06; Administrative Correction, 6-16-07; 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 138-2013, f. & cert. ef. 12-20-13

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 72 incorporates, by reference, the requirements for hunting western gray squirrel set out in the document entitled “2014 Oregon Big Game Regulations,” into Oregon Administrative Rules. Therefore, persons must consult the “2014 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; DFW 147-2012, f. 12-18-12, cert. ef. 1-1-13; DFW 138-2013, f. & cert. ef. 12-20-13


Rule Caption: Establish Average Market Value of Food Fish for Determining Damages Related to Commercial Fishing Violations.

Adm. Order No.: DFW 1-2014

Filed with Sec. of State: 1-13-2014

Certified to be Effective: 1-13-14

Notice Publication Date: 12-1-2013

Rules Amended: 635-006-0232

Subject: Amended rule to establish the average market value of food fish species used to determine damages for commercial fishing violations.

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

635-006-0232

Damages for Commercial Fishing Violations

(1) For purposes of ORS 506.720 the following shall be the 2013 average market value of food fish species. For species not listed, the average market value shall be the price per pound paid to law enforcement officials for any fish or shellfish confiscated from the person being assessed damages, or the average price per pound paid for that species during the month in which the violation occurred, whichever is greater. Unless otherwise noted, the amount given is the price per pound and is based on round weight.

(a) FISH:

(A) Anchovy, Northern $0.05.

(B) Cabezon $3.51.

(C) Carp $0.50 (2006 price).

(D) Cod, Pacific $0.56.

(E) Flounder, arrowtooth $0.11.

(F) Flounder, starry $0.37.

(G) Greenling $4.60.

(H) Grenadier $0.05.

(I) Hagfish $0.83.

(J) Hake, Pacific (Whiting) $0.11.

(K) Halibut, Pacific:

(i) Dressed weight with head on: ungraded, $5.54.

(ii) Round weight: ungraded, $5.80.

(L) Herring, Pacific $0.21 (2012 price).

(M) Lingcod $1.02.

(N) Mackerel, jack $0.03; Pacific $0.08 (2012 price).

(O) Opah $2.98 (2008 price).

(P) Pacific ocean perch, $0.46.

(Q) Pollock, Walleye $0.07.

(R) Rockfish:

(i) Black, $2.27.

(ii) Blue, $1.39.

(iii) Canary, $0.59.

(iv) Darkblotched, $0.53.

(v) Black and yellow, $5.56.

(vi) Brown, $2.50 (2012 price).

(vii) China, $5.53.

(viii) Copper, $3.69.

(ix) Gopher, $3.99.

(x) Grass, $4.00.

(xi) Quillback, $3.59.

(xii) Shelf, $0.33.

(xiii) Shortbelly, using trawl gear $0.50, using line and pot gear $1.96 (2008 price).

(xiv) Slope, using trawl gear, $0.47 using line and pot gear $1.04.

(xv) Tiger, $3.84.

(xvi) Vermilion, $2.26.

(xvii) Widow, $0.46.

(xviii) Yelloweye, using trawl gear $0.52, using line and pot gear $1.00.

(xix) Yellowtail, $0.53.

(S) Sablefish:

(i) Dressed-head-off weight: ungraded $2.57, extra small $1.87, small $2.41, medium $2.53 and large $2.98.

(ii) Round weight, ungraded $1.85, extra small $1.06, small $1.87, medium $2.27 and large $2.91.

(T) Salmon eggs, $2.37.

(U) Salmon, Chinook:

(i) Ocean dressed-head-on weight: ungraded $6.25, small $6.73, medium $5.54, and large $5.92.

(ii) Ocean frozen dressed-head-on weight: $5.50.

(iii) Ocean frozen dressed-head-off weight: $5.49.

(V) Salmon, coho, ocean dressed weight: mixed size, $2.56.

(W) Salmon, pink, ocean, dressed weight: ungraded, $1.35.

(X) Sanddab, Pacific $0.52.

(Y) Sardine, Pacific $0.09.

(Z) Shad, American:

(i) Coast, ungraded, midwater trawl, $0.22 (2012 price).

(ii) Columbia, ungraded, gillnet, setnet, and dipnet, $0.20.

(AA) Shark, blue $0.16 (2012 price), Pacific sleeper $0.62 (2000 price), shortfin mako $1.80 (2012 price), sixgill $0.05 (2007 price), soupfin $0.20 (2012 price), spiny dogfish $0.06, scalloped hammerhead $0.12 (2001 price), silky $0.18 (2001 price), thresher dressed weight $1.50 (1995 price) and round weight $0.60 (2012 price), and other species $0.02.

(BB) Skate, longnose $0.38.

(CC) Skates and Rays $0.33.

(DD) Smelt, Eulachon (Columbia River), $2.86 (2012 price) and other species $0.20 (2010 price).

(EE) Sole, butter $0.34, curlfin (turbot) $0.28, Dover $0.45, English $0.31, flathead $0.31, petrale $1.35, rex $0.36, rock $0.33 and sand $0.96 (2012 price).

(FF) Steelhead $0.81.

(GG) Sturgeon, green $0.98 (2009 price) and white $1.35.

(HH) Surfperch $1.00.

(II) Swordfish $4.00 (2008 price).

(JJ) Thornyhead (Sebastolobus), longspine $0.39 and shortspine $0.65.

(KK) Tuna, albacore $1.57, bluefin $2.46, bigeye $4.00 (2008 price), and yellowfin $2.00 (2011 price).

(LL) Walleye $3.08.

(MM) Wolf-eel $1.07.

(NN) Wrymouth $0.13.

(b) CRUSTACEANS:

(A) Crab: box $1.28 (2012 price), Dungeness bay $2.48 and ocean $4.12, rock $1.60 (2012 price) and Tanner $1.00 (2012 price).

(B) Crayfish $2.36 (2012 price).

(C) Shrimp: brine $1.00, coonstripe $3.56 (2012 price), ghost (sand) $2.47, mud $1.64, pink $0.50 (applied to the gross round weight of the confiscated pink shrimp reported on the fish receiving ticket) and spot $9.44.

(D) Water flea (Daphnia) $0.65 (2002 price).

(c) MOLLUSKS:

(A) Abalone, flat $21.09 (2008 price).

(B) Clams: butter $0.92, cockle $0.75, gaper $0.65, Manila littleneck $2.00 (2008 price), Nat. littleneck $0.63 (2012 price), razor $2.96, and softshell $0.50 (2009 price).

(C) Mussels, ocean $4.08.

(D) Octopus $0.90.

(E) Scallop, rock $0.70 (2005 price).

(F) Scallop, weathervane dressed weight (shucked) $5.73 (2002 price) and round weight $0.55 (2002 price).

(G) Squid, market $0.17 (2011 price).

(H) Squid, other species $0.25.

(d) OTHER INVERTEBRATES:

(A) Jellyfish $10.00 (2004 price).

(B) Sea anemone $1.00.

(C) Sea cucumber $3.25.

(D) Sea urchin, red $0.57 and purple $0.30 (2004 price).

(E) Sea stars $1.00.

(2) The Department may initiate civil proceedings to recover damages as authorized by ORS 506.720 where the value of any food fish unlawfully taken exceeds $300, except for food fish taken by trawl in the groundfish fishery where the trip limit has not been exceeded by more than 15%.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 506.119

Stats. Implemented: ORS 506.109 & 506.720

Hist.: FWC 160, f. & ef. 11-25-77; FWC 18-1978, f. & ef. 4-7-78, Renumbered from 635-036-0605; FWC 33-1982, f. & ef. 6-2-82; FWC 9-1988, f. & cert. ef. 3-3-88; DFW 6-2003, f. 1-21-03, cert. ef. 2-1-03; DFW 3-2004, f. 1-14-04, cert. ef. 2-1-04; DFW 1-2005, f. & cert. ef. 1-7-05; DFW 1-2005, f. & cert. ef. 1-7-05; DFW 1-2006, f. & cert. ef. 1-9-06; DFW 1-2007, f. & cert. ef. 1-12-07; DFW 2-2008, f. & cert. ef. 1-15-08; DFW 3-2009, f. & cert. ef. 1-13-09; DFW 5-2010, f. & cert. ef. 1-13-10; DFW 1-2011, f. & cert. ef. 1-10-11; DFW 162-2011(Temp), f. 12-22-11, cert. ef. 1-1-12 thru 2-29-12; DFW 11-2012, f. & cert. ef. 2-7-12; DFW 3-2013, f. & cert. ef. 1-14-13; DFW 1-2014, f. & cert. ef. 1-13-14


Rule Caption: Allow permitless take of wolves caught in the act of depredating livestock or working dogs

Adm. Order No.: DFW 2-2014

Filed with Sec. of State: 1-14-2014

Certified to be Effective: 1-14-14

Notice Publication Date: 12-1-2013

Rules Amended: 635-110-0000, 635-110-0010, 635-110-0020, 635-110-0030

Rules Repealed: 635-110-0010(T)

Subject: These rules implement 2013 Oregon Laws Ch. 626 (HB 3452), which amended ORS 498.012 and authorized in certain circumstances take of a wolf or wolves caught in the act of biting, wounding, killing or chasing livestock or working dogs without a permit.

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

635-110-0000

Wolf Conservation and Management Plan

The document entitled “Oregon Wolf Conservation and Management Plan” dated October 2010 is incorporated here by reference as administrative rule. (This incorporation by reference includes the body of the Plan plus its Appendix A. Other appendices are excluded.) Copies may be obtained at the Salem headquarters office of the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, 4034 Fairview Industrial Drive S.E., Salem, OR 97302. This document includes program direction, objectives and strategies to fulfill management, research, and habitat needs. It is also intended as an informational document to assist resource management agencies with their wildlife program. As of January 10, 2014, those portions of the plan which authorize harassment or take of wolves are pre-empted in a portion of Oregon by the endangered status of the gray wolf under the federal Endangered Species Act. In the portion of Oregon where federal protections are reduced to a level below that of Oregon law, this plan governs harassment and take of wolves in Oregon.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 496.012, 496.138, 496.146, 496.162 & 498.012

Stats. Implemented: ORS 496.171-.496.192, 497.298, 497.308, 498.002, 498.006 & 498.012

Hist.: DFW 12-2005, f. & cert. ef. 3-9-05; DFW 148-2005, f. & cert. ef. 12-29-05; DFW 144-2010, f. & cert. ef. 10-11-10; DFW 2-2014, f. & cert. ef. 1-14-14

635-110-0010

Harassment and Take of Wolves during Phase I (Conservation)

NOTE: As of January 10, 2014, these rules are pre-empted in a portion of Oregon by the endangered status of the gray wolf under the federal Endangered Species Act. In the portion of Oregon where federal protections are reduced to a level below that of Oregon law, these rules govern harassment and take of wolves in Oregon.

(1) This rule describes the types of harassment and take of wolves allowed by persons outside ODFW during Phase I — (Conservation: 0–4 breeding pairs) as called for in chapter III of the Oregon Wolf Conservation and Management Plan. Other chapters of the Plan authorize ODFW to take wolves for other specified wildlife management purposes. For OAR 635-110-0010, 635-110-0020 and 635-110-0030, “livestock” means ratites, horses, mules, jackasses, cattle, llamas, alpacas, sheep, goats, swine, domesticated fowl, any fur-bearing animal bred and maintained (commercially or otherwise) within pens, cages and hutches, bison and working dogs. “Working dogs” means guarding dogs and herding dogs.

(2) Non-injurious harassment.

(a) Subject to the conditions specified in paragraph (c), the following persons may use non-injurious harassment against wolves without a permit:

(A) Livestock producers (or their agents) on land they own or lawfully occupy; or

(B) Grazing permittees legally using public land under valid livestock grazing allotments.

(b) Non-injurious harassment means scaring off a wolf (or wolves) without doing bodily harm, and includes (but is not limited to) firing shots in the air, making loud noises or otherwise confronting the wolf (or wolves).

(c) Non-injurious harassment is allowed without a permit under this rule only if:

(A) The wolf (or wolves) is in the act of testing or chasing livestock, is attempting to test or chase livestock or is in close proximity of livestock;

(B) The person encounters the wolf (or wolves) unintentionally (i.e., the person is not stalking or searching for wolves);

(C) The harassment in fact does not result in injury to the wolf (or wolves); and

(D) The harassment is reported to ODFW within 48 hours.

(d) Any non-injurious harassment that does not meet each requirement of this rule requires a permit in advance from ODFW.

(3) Non-lethal injurious harassment.

(a) Subject to the conditions specified in paragraph (c), in addition to state or state authorized agents, the following persons may use non-lethal injurious harassment against wolves by permit:

(A) Livestock producers (or their agents) on land they own or lawfully occupy;

(B) Grazing permittees legally using public land under valid livestock grazing allotments.

(b) Non-lethal injurious harassment means scaring off a wolf (or wolves) without killing but with some injury to the wolf. Wolves may be pursued (unintentional encounters are not required).

(c) Non-lethal injurious harassment is allowed by permit from ODFW only if:

(A) ODFW confirms wolf depredation on livestock or other wolf-livestock conflict in the area. “Other wolf-livestock conflict” means loitering near, testing, chasing, or otherwise disrupting livestock;

(B) The applicant confers with ODFW to determine the most effective harassment method;

(C) ODFW considers the location of known den sites;

(D) The harassment in fact does not result in the death of a wolf;

(E) No identified circumstance exists that attracts wolf/livestock conflict; and

(F) The harassment is reported to ODFW within 48 hours.

(d) Permits for non-lethal injurious harassment remain valid for the livestock grazing season in which issued, provided the livestock operator complies with all applicable laws, including permit conditions. The agency shall inform harassment permit holders of non-lethal methods for minimizing wolf-livestock conflict and provide assistance upon request. Receiving future lethal control permits is contingent upon documentation of efforts to use non-lethal methods.

(4) Relocation. ODFW will authorize relocation by state personnel when a wolf (or wolves) becomes inadvertently involved in a situation, or is present in an area, that could result in conflict with humans or harm to the wolf, provided that ODFW has no reason to believe that the wolf actually attacked or killed livestock or pets. The relocation will be designed to prevent conflict with humans or reduce the possibility of harm to the wolf. The wolf (or wolves) would be relocated to suitable habitat at the direction of ODFW.

(5) Lethal take of wolves in the act of biting, wounding, killing or chasing livestock or working dogs.

(a) A person, or an agent as described in paragraph (b), may lethally take a wolf on land the person owns or lawfully occupies only if:

(A) The wolf is caught in the act of:

(i) Biting, wounding or killing livestock or working dogs; or

(ii) Chasing livestock or working dogs, if the person has first undertaken nonlethal actions as specified in (8)(b)(C) and (8)(c) of this rule, and the taking occurs during a time period in which ODFW has determined a situation of chronic depredation exists.; and

(B) No person has used bait or taken other intentional actions to attract wolves.

(b) A landowner or lawful occupant of land may authorize an agent to enter the land for the purpose of taking wolves pursuant to (5)(a) on the landowner or occupant’s behalf. The authorization must be in writing, be carried by the agent when wolves are taken, and must include:

(A) The date of issuance of the authorization;

(B) The name, address, telephone number and signature of the person granting authorization;

(C) The name, address, and telephone number of the person to whom authorization is granted; and

(D) The expiration date of the authorization, which may not be later than one year from the issuance date.

(c) Any person who takes a wolf pursuant to (5)(a) and (5)(b) of these rules must make all reasonable efforts to preserve the scene, not remove or disturb the wolf carcass, and report the take to ODFW within 24 hours.

(6) Lethal take to address chronic livestock depredation. ODFW may authorize its personnel or authorized agents to use lethal force on a wolf or wolves it reasonably believes are responsible for chronic depredation upon livestock where each of the conditions in subsections (7) through (10) of this rule is satisfied. ODFW shall limit lethal force to the wolf or wolves it deems necessary to address the chronic depredation situation

(7) Conditions for Lethal Take by ODFW. ODFW’s discretionary authority for use of lethal force pursuant to this rule may be exercised if ODFW:

(a) Designates an Area of Known Wolf Activity, the boundary of which may be adjusted as new data or information become available;

(b) Upon the designation of an Area of Known Wolf Activity, coordinates in a timely manner with potentially affected livestock producers and other relevant interests to provide information on:

(A) The provisions of the Oregon Wolf Conservation & Management Plan and associated rules,

(B) The current state of knowledge of wolf behavior, management, and conservation,

(C) Procedures for documenting and reporting wolf activity to ODFW, including depredations upon livestock, and

(D) Non-lethal measures, incentives and available assistance aimed at minimizing conflicts between wolves and livestock or domestic animals in the area of known wolf activity;

(c) Confirms an incident of depredation of livestock by a wolf or wolves;

(d) Within 14 working days of ODFW’s confirmation of the first incident of depredation in an area:

(A) Designates an Area of Depredating Wolves, the boundary of which may be adjusted as new data or information become available;

(B) Concurrent with the designation of an Area of Depredating Wolves, prepares and publicly discloses an area-specific wolf-livestock conflict deterrence plan in coordination with potentially affected landowners, livestock producers and other relevant interests. The plan shall identify appropriate non-lethal measures according to which measures are likely to be most effective in a given circumstance, including the nature of the livestock operations, habitat, and landscape conditions specific to the area, as well as particular times of the year or period of livestock production. The plan shall be based on information compiled by ODFW before and/or during the planning effort on potentially successful conflict deterrence techniques, scientific research, and available financial resources and/or partnerships that may aid in the successful implementation of the plan. ODFW may update an area-specific conflict deterrence plan as new data become available.

(e) Confirms a total of at least 4 qualifying incidents of depredation of livestock within the previous 6 months by the same wolf or wolves.

(f) Issues and makes publicly available, prior to the exercise of lethal force, a written determination by the ODFW Director or director’s designee to use lethal force to address a specified situation of chronic depredation, along with supporting findings that:

(A) The conditions of Sections 7, 8, and 9 of this rule have been satisfied;

(B) Livestock producers in the Area of Depredating Wolves have worked to reduce wolf-livestock conflict and are in compliance with wolf protection laws and the conditions of any harassment or take permits.

(C) The situation of wolf depredation upon livestock in the Area of Depredating Wolves is likely to remain chronic despite the use of additional non-lethal conflict deterrence measures; and

(D) The wolf or wolves identified for removal are those ODFW believes to be associated with the qualifying depredations, the removal of which ODFW believes will decrease the risk of chronic depredation in the Area of Depredating Wolves.

(8) Qualifying Contingencies and Counting Incidents:

(a) An incident of depredation is a single event resulting in the injury or death of one or more lawfully present livestock that is reported to ODFW for investigation, and upon investigation by ODFW or its agent(s), ODFW confirms to have been caused by a wolf or group of wolves.

(b) A qualifying incident of depredation is a confirmed incident of depredation for the purposes of this rule if:

(A) The depredation is outside of an Area of Known Wolf Activity or Area of Depredating Wolves. Only the first confirmed depredation by a wolf or wolves may count as a qualifying depredation,

(B) In an Area of Known Wolf Activity, the landowner or lawful occupant of the land where the depredation occurred had:

(i) At least seven days prior to the incident of depredation, removed, treated or disposed of all intentionally placed or known and reasonably accessible unnatural attractants of potential wolf-livestock conflict, such as bone or carcass piles or disposal sites, and

(ii) Prior to and on the day of the incident of depredation, been using at least one measure ODFW deems most appropriate from non-lethal deterrence measures identified pursuant to section (7)(b)(D) to protect calving operations, nursing cattle, sheep operations, or other reasonably protectable situations, not including open range situations. Once a confirmed depredation has occurred in an Area of Known Wolf Activity and while ODFW is in the process of designating an Area of Depredating Wolves and creating an area-specific conflict deterrence plan, only one additional confirmed depredation in an area may count as a qualifying depredation under this subsection.

(C) In an Area of Depredating Wolves, the landowner or lawful occupant of the land where the depredation occurred had:

(i) Complied with subsection (B) of this section, and

(ii) Prior to and on the day of the incident of depredation was implementing at least one non-lethal measure identified in the area-specific conflict deterrence plan developed under subsection (7)(d)(B) that is specific to the location, type of livestock operation, time of the year, and/or period of livestock production associated with the depredation. The conflict deterrence plan measure implemented by a landowner or lawful occupant must address wolf-livestock conflict in open range situations when that situation exists.

(c) Human presence, when used as a non-lethal measure under this rule, is presence which could reasonably be expected to deter wolf-livestock conflict under the circumstances and, regardless of the temporal requirements of sections (7)(b)(B) and (C) of this rule, may be considered an appropriate non-lethal measure if it:

(A) Occurs at a proximate time prior to and in an area proximate to a confirmed depredation as determined by ODFW, and

(B) Indicates a timely response to wolf location information in situations of potential wolf-livestock conflict.

(9) Transparency and Public Disclosure.

(a) Except as provided in section (c) below, prior to using lethal force to address chronic wolf depredation, and in a timely fashion, ODFW shall document and make publicly available on at least its website:

(A) The determinations and supporting findings referenced in section (7)(f) of this rule;

(B) Information including but not limited to summaries of confirmed incidents of depredation and associated depredation investigation reports, maps of areas of known wolf activity and areas of depredating wolves, including changes and amendments to those maps, and area specific conflict deterrence plans; and

(C) Documentation of measures implemented pursuant to Section 8 of this rule. In documenting the removal of unnatural attractants and implementation of conflict deterrence measures, the Department may rely upon documented personal observation and/or written statements by the owner or lawful occupant of the land where qualifying incidents of depredation have occurred that confirm the non-lethal deterrence measures being utilized prior to and at the time of the qualifying depredation.

(b) In any signed statements and other information publicly disclosed pursuant to this section, the Department shall redact from public disclosure the personal information of landowners, lawful occupants, or other relevant individuals consistent with the Oregon public records law, ORS Chapter 192.

(c) In the case where the conditions in Section (7)(f) of this rule have been met but strict compliance with the public disclosure requirements of this section cannot be accomplished without a delay that impedes ODFW’s ability to pursue an immediately available opportunity to remove the wolf or wolves it reasonably believes responsible for chronic depredation prior to another depredation event on livestock, this section is deemed satisfied if, prior to the use of lethal force, ODFW:

(A) Provides email or phone notification from the ODFW Director or designee to a list of interested stakeholders communicating the findings in Section 7(f) of this rule and the Department’s intent to pursue immediate lethal action based on those findings,

(B) Has previously documented and disclosed, on at least the agency’s website, the information referenced in subsections (a)(A)–(C) of this section with respect to all but the most recent qualifying depredation that resulted in ODFW’s determination to pursue lethal action, and

(C) Provides the remaining information referenced in subsections (a)(A)–(C) of this rule in a timely manner with respect to the most recent qualifying incident that ODFW pursues with immediate lethal action.

(10) Duration of chronic depredation lethal take authority. Take authority issued pursuant to subsection (7) expires:

(a) When the wolf or wolves identified for lethal removal have been removed by ODFW or any other party.

(b) ODFW may reinstate its take authority if ODFW confirms one additional qualifying incident of depredation within two months after the last confirmed qualifying depredation by what it believes to be a member or members of the same wolf pack and non-lethal efforts specified in Section 8 have continued to be implemented by the owner or lawful occupant of land where the additional depredation occurs;

(c) 45 days after issuance of the take authority and determination referenced in section (7)(f), unless ODFW confirms, within that time period, another qualifying incident of depredation on livestock by what it believes to be the same wolf or wolves identified for lethal removal and non-lethal efforts specified in section (8) have continued to be implemented by the owner or lawful occupant of land where the additional depredation occurs; or

(d) If ODFW determines the wolf or wolves identified for lethal removal have left the Area of Depredating Wolves. To support this determination, data must show more than just a short-term or seasonal movement outside the area’s boundary.

(e) Except as allowed under subsections (b) and (c) of this Section, any subsequent authorization or reinstatement of take authority by the Department must comply with sections (7) through (9) of this rule, and must be based upon at least one additional qualifying depredation.

(11) Lethal take in the case of extreme circumstances. Notwithstanding sections (7) and (8) of this rule, ODFW may authorize the use of lethal force in extreme circumstances.

(a) Extreme circumstances means:

(A) Four or more confirmed incidents of depredation of livestock by what ODFW reasonably believes to be the same wolf or wolves within seven days;

(B) ODFW determines, based on evidence it makes publicly available, that there were no intentionally placed or known and reasonably accessible unnatural attractants such as bone or carcass piles or disposal sites that contributed to the incidents of depredation, and that non-lethal measures are and will likely remain ineffective; and

(C) ODFW finds that depredation has rapidly escalated beyond the reasonable, available means of ODFW and affected livestock owners to stop additional livestock losses from occurring.

(b) A decision to utilize lethal force authority due to extreme circumstances shall be made by the ODFW director or director’s designee, accompanied by the findings and determinations required in section (11)(a) made publically available on ODFW’s website, and exercised within 14 days of the determination to exercise lethal force authority under this section, or of the last confirmed depredation, whichever comes later.

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

Stats. Implemented: ORS 496.171 - 496.192, 497.298, 497.308, 498.002, 498.006, 498.012 & 498.026

Hist.: DFW 12-2005, f. & cert. ef. 3-9-05; DFW 92-2010(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 6-29-10 thru 12-25-10; DFW 144-2010, f. & cert. ef. 10-11-10; DFW 42-2013(Temp), f. & cert. ef 5-23-13 thru 11-17-13; DFW 73-2013, f. & cert. ef. 7-12-13; DFW 115-2013(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 10-1-13 thru 3-29-14; Administrative correction, 12-19-13; DFW 2-2014, f. & cert. ef. 1-14-14

635-110-0020

Harassment and Take of Wolves During Phase II (Management)

NOTE: as of January 10, 2014, these rules are pre-empted in a portion of Oregon by the endangered status of the gray wolf under the federal Endangered Species Act. In the portion of Oregon where federal protections are reduced to a level below that of Oregon law, these rules govern harassment and take of wolves in Oregon.

(1) This rule describes the types of harassment and take of wolves allowed by persons outside ODFW (or ODFW or Wildlife Services acting as their agent) during Phase II — (Management: 5-7 breeding pairs) as called for in chapter III of the Oregon Wolf Conservation and Management Plan. Other chapters of the Plan authorize ODFW to take wolves for other specified wildlife management purposes.

(2) Non-injurious harassment of wolves is allowed under the same conditions as in Phase I (OAR 635-110-0010(2)).

(3) Non-lethal injurious harassment.

(a) Non-lethal injurious harassment is allowed without a permit on private land by livestock producers or their agents on land they own or lawfully occupy. Livestock producers are encouraged to use non-injurious techniques first. There must be no identified circumstance that attracts wolf-livestock conflict, and the harassment must be reported to ODFW within 48 hours.

(b) Non-lethal injurious harassment is allowed by permit on public land by grazing permittees who are legally using public land under valid livestock grazing allotments and upon the following conditions:

(A) ODFW confirms wolf depredation on livestock or other wolf-livestock conflict in the area. “Other wolf-livestock conflict” means loitering near, testing, chasing, or otherwise disrupting livestock;

(B) ODFW considers the location of known den sites;

(C) There is no identified circumstance at the site which attracts wolf/livestock conflict; and

(D) The harassment is reported to ODFW within 48 hours.

(c) As to non-lethal injurious harassment on either private or public land, pursuing wolves is allowed.

(4) Relocation of wolves will be considered under the same circumstances as in Phase I (OAR 635-110-0010(4)).

(5) Lethal take of wolves in the act of biting, wounding, killing or chasing livestock or working dogs.

(a) A person, or an agent as described in paragraph (b), may lethally take a wolf on land the person owns or lawfully occupies only if:

(A) The wolf is caught in the act of biting, wounding, killing or chasing livestock or working dogs; and

(B) No person has used bait or taken other intentional actions to attract wolves.

(b) A landowner or lawful occupant of land may authorize an agent to enter the land for the purpose of taking wolves pursuant to 5(a) on the landowner or occupant’s behalf. The authorization must be in writing, be carried by the agent when wolves are taken, and must include:

(A) The date of issuance of the authorization;

(B) The name, address, telephone number and signature of the person granting authorization;

(C) The name, address, and telephone number of the person to whom authorization is granted; and

(D) The expiration date of the authorization, which may not be later than one year from the issuance date.

(c) Any person who takes a wolf pursuant to 5(a) of these rules must make all reasonable efforts to preserve the scene, not remove or disturb the wolf carcass, and report the take to ODFW within 24 hours.

(6) Lethal take to deal with chronic depredation.

(a) ODFW may authorize its personnel, authorized agents, or Wildlife Services, to use lethal force on wolves at a property owner or permittee’s request if:

(A) ODFW confirms either:

(i) Two confirmed depredations by wolves on livestock in the area; or

(ii) One confirmed depredation followed by three attempted depredations (testing or stalking) in the area;

(B) The requester documents unsuccessful attempts to solve the situation through non-lethal means;

(C) No identified circumstance exists that attracts wolf-livestock conflict; and

(D) The requester has complied with applicable laws and the conditions of any harassment or take permit.

(b) Subject to the conditions specified in paragraph (c) and with a limited duration permit from ODFW, the following persons may use lethal force to deal with chronic depredation:

(A) Livestock producers (or their agents) on land they own or lawfully occupy; or

(B) Grazing permittees legally using public land.

(c) ODFW will issue a permit to use lethal force to deal with chronic depredation only if:

(A) ODFW confirms that the area has had at least two depredations by wolves on livestock;

(B) ODFW determines that wolves are routinely present on that property and present a significant risk to livestock;

(C) There is no identified circumstance at the site which attracts wolf/livestock conflict;

(D) The applicant is in compliance with applicable laws and the terms of any previous wolf permit;

(E) The applicant documents use of non-lethal methods; and

(F) Any wolf taken is considered property of the state and reported to ODFW within 48 hours.

(7) “Identified circumstance” means a condition which:

(a) ODFW determines, based upon its investigation of the situation, attracts wolves and fosters conflict between wolves and livestock; and

(b) ODFW advises the landowner, livestock producer or grazing permittee to remedy; but

(c) The landowner, livestock producer or grazing permittee fails to remedy.

(8) “In the area” means where ODFW has determined the presence of the depredating wolves.

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

Stats. Implemented: ORS 496.171 - 496.192, 497.298, 497.308, 498.002, 498.006, 498.012 & 498.026

Hist.: DFW 12-2005, f. & cert. ef. 3-9-05; DFW 144-2010, f. & cert. ef. 10-11-10; DFW 42-2013(Temp), f. & cert. ef 5-23-13 thru 11-17-13; DFW 73-2013, f. & cert. ef. 7-12-13; DFW 2-2014, f. & cert. ef. 1-14-14

635-110-0030

Harassment and Take of Wolves During Phase III

NOTE: as of January 10, 2014, these rules are pre-empted in a portion of Oregon by the endangered status of the gray wolf under the federal Endangered Species Act. In the portion of Oregon where federal protections are reduced to a level below that of Oregon law, these rules govern harassment and take of wolves in Oregon.

(1) This rule describes the types of harassment and take of wolves allowed by persons outside ODFW (or ODFW or Wildlife Services acting as their agent) during Phase III (more than 7 packs) as called for in chapter III of the Oregon Wolf Conservation and Management Plan. Other chapters of the Plan authorize ODFW to take wolves for other specified wildlife management purposes.

(2) Non-injurious harassment of wolves is allowed under the same conditions as in Phase I (OAR 635-110-0010(2)).

(3) Non-lethal injurious harassment is allowed under the same conditions as in Phase II (OAR 635-110-0020(3)), except that wolf depredation on livestock or other wolf-livestock conflict may be confirmed by either ODFW or Wildlife Services.

(4) Relocation of wolves will be considered under the same circumstances as in Phase I (OAR 635-110-0010(4)).

(5) Lethal take of wolves in the act of attacking livestock is allowed under the same conditions as for Phase II (OAR 635-110-0020(5)), except that wolf depredation on livestock may be confirmed by either ODFW or Wildlife Services.

(6) Lethal take of wolves to deal with chronic depredation is allowed under the same conditions as for Phase II (OAR 635-110-0020(6)), except that wolf depredation on livestock may be confirmed by either ODFW or Wildlife Services.

(7) The Commission will authorize controlled take of wolves by special permit in specific areas where necessary to address chronic wolf-livestock conflicts or ungulate population declines. “Chronic” means two livestock depredations have been confirmed by ODFW or Wildlife Services, or one depredation followed by three attempted depredations (testing or stalking). The Commission may also choose to authorize such controlled take on private lands where the landowner is willing to provide access.

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

Stats. Implemented: ORS 496.171 - 496.192, 497.298, 497.308, 498.002, 498.006, 498.012 & 498.026

Hist.: DFW 12-2005, f. & cert. ef. 3-9-05; DFW 144-2010, f. & cert. ef. 10-11-10; DFW 2-2014, f. & cert. ef. 1-14-14

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