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DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND WILDLIFE

 

DIVISION 60

GAME MAMMAL AND GAME BIRD CONTROLLED HUNT REGULATIONS

635-060-0000

Purpose and General Information

(1) The purpose of these rules is to describe the requirements and procedures for controlled hunts pursuant to ORS 496.162.

(2) The documents entitled “2013–2014 Oregon Game Bird Regulations”, and “2013 Oregon Big Game Regulations," are incorporated by reference into these rules. These documents 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 118, f. & ef. 6-3-77; FWC 25-1978, f. & ef. 5-26-78; FWC 32-1978, f. & ef. 6-30-78; FWC 29-1979, f. & ef. 8-2-79; FWC 33-1980, f. & ef. 6-30-80; FWC 7-1981, f. 2-18-81, ef. 6-1-81; FWC 10-1981, f. & ef. 3-31-81; FWC 22-1981, f. & ef. 6-29-81; FWC 21-1982, f. & ef. 3-31-82; FWC 38-1982, f. & ef. 6-25-82; FWC 34-1984, f. & ef. 7-24-84; FWC 16-1985, f. & ef. 4-11-85; 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 40-1987, f. & ef. 7-6-87; FWC 12-1988, f. & cert. ef. 3-10-88; FWC 37-1988, f. & cert. ef. 6-13-88; FWC 14-1989, f. & cert. ef. 3-28-89; FWC 48-1989, f. & cert. ef. 7-25-89; FWC 23-1990, f. & cert. ef. 3-21-90; FWC 71-1997, f. & cert. ef. 12-29-97; DFW 61-1998, f. & cert. ef. 8-10-98; DFW 1-1999, f. & cert. ef. 1-14-99; DFW 56-1999, f. & cert. ef. 8-13-99; DFW 92-1999, f. 12-8-99, cert. ef. 1-1-00; DFW 51-2000, f. & cert. ef. 8-22-00; DFW 82-2000, f. 12-21-00, cert. ef. 1-1-01; DFW 73-2001, f. & cert. ef. 8-15-01; DFW 121-2001, f. 12-24-01, cert. ef. 1-1-02; DFW 3-2002(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 1-3-02 thru 1-23-02; DFW 28-2002(Temp), f. 4-1-02, cert. ef. 4-2-02 thru 9-28-02; DFW 59-2002, f. & cert. ef. 6-11-02; DFW 88-2002, f. & cert. ef. 8-14-02; DFW 2-2003, f. & cert. ef. 1-17-03; DFW 76-2003, f. & cert. ef. 8-13-03; DFW 118-2003, f. 12-4-03, cert. ef. 1-1-04; DFW 84-2004, f. & cert. ef. 8-18-04; DFW 122-2004, f. 12-21-04, cert. ef. 1-1-05; DFW 91-2005, f. & cert. ef. 8-19-05; DFW 128-2005, f. 12-1-05, cert. ef. 1-1-06; DFW 81-2006, f. & cert. ef. 8-11-06; DFW 127-2006, f. 12-7-06, cert. ef. 1-1-07; DFW 68-2007, f. & cert. ef. 8-14-07; DFW 118-2007, f. 10-31-07, c ert. ef. 1-1-08; DFW 60-2008, f. & cert. 6-12-08; DFW 90-2008, f. & cert. ef. 8-13-08; DFW 150-2008, f. 12-18-08, cert. ef. 1-1-09; DFW 93-2009, f. & cert. ef. 8-12-09; DFW 140-2009, f. 11-3-09, cert. ef. 1-1-10; DFW 117-2010, f. & cert. ef. 8-13-10; DFW 140-2010(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 10-6-10 thru 12-31-10; Administrative correction 1-25-11; DFW 108-2011, f. & cert. ef. 8-5-11; DFW 103-2012, f. & cert. ef. 8-6-12; DFW 85-2013, f. & cert. ef. 8-5-13

635-060-0005

Application Eligibility and Procedures

(1)(a) An applicant for game mammal controlled hunts shall have a current adult hunting license or juvenile hunting license. A current and complete hunting license number shall be entered on the application for the controlled hunt.

(b) Licenses are nonrefundable, whether or not an applicant is successful in the drawing.

(2)(a) A valid controlled hunt application shall be purchased from a license agent authorized to sell controlled hunt applications. The purchase price of the application shall be a nonrefundable fee of $6.00 per game mammal application, and a nonrefundable $2.00 license agent processing fee.

(b) Department license agents authorized to sell applications for controlled hunts shall be connected to the Department’s computerized licensing system.

(3) Each controlled hunt is assigned a hunt number. The hunt number shall be entered on the application indicating area of choice and shall match the type of application purchased. All hunt numbers listed on an application shall have the same first digit, which indicates a species or group of hunts as listed below:

(a) 100 series for controlled buck deer.

(b) 200 series for controlled elk.

(c) 400 series for pronghorn antelope.

(d) 500 series for bighorn sheep.

(e) 600 series for controlled antlerless deer.

(f) 700 series for controlled black bear.

(g) 900 series for controlled Rocky Mountain goat.

(4) If successful in the drawing, party members shall receive the same hunt choice as the party leader. If a party application exceeds the allowed party size, all applicants in the party shall be considered as individual applicants in the drawing. Party size limits are as follows:

(a) 100 series hunts up to 18 persons.

(b) 200 series hunts up to 18 persons

(c) 400 series hunts up to two persons.

(d) 500 series hunts, no parties allowed.

(e) 600 series hunts up to 18 persons.

(f) 700 series hunts up to six persons.

(g) 900 series hunts no parties allowed.

(5) Controlled Hunt applications may be submitted to the Department headquarters office via telephone fax machine, US Postal Service, or hand-delivery (4034 Fairview Industrial Drive SE, Salem, OR 97302). Applications along with the proper fees must be submitted by telephone, fax machine, or hand-delivered received at the Department headquarters office (4034 Fairview Industrial Drive SE, Salem, OR 97302); Fax: (503) 947-6117 no later than midnight of the deadline date described in OAR 635-060-0008(1)–(5). Applications along with proper fees submitted by U.S. Postal Service must be postmarked by the application deadline. Applications received after the specified deadline dates may be considered disqualified as described in OAR 635-060-0018(4).

(6) To apply for a controlled youth hunt for spring bear, pronghorn, deer or elk a youth must be 12–17 years old at the time they hunt.

(7) The purchase price of applications for controlled game bird hunts shall be a nonrefundable fee of $2.00 per application, and a nonrefundable $2.00 license agent processing fee. Game bird controlled hunt application procedures are listed in the current Oregon Game Bird Regulations.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 496.012, 496.138, 496.146 & 496.162
Stats. Implemented: ORS 496.012, 496.138, 496.146 & 496.162
Hist.: FWC 32-1978, f. & ef. 6-30-78; FWC 29-1979, f. & ef. 8-2-79; FWC 14-1980, f. & ef. 4-8-80; FWC 33-1980, f. & ef. 6-30-80; FWC 7-1981, f. 2-18-81, ef. 6-1-81; FWC 10-1981, f. & ef. 3-31-81; FWC 22-1981, f. & ef. 6-29-81; FWC 21-1982, f. & ef. 3-31-82; FWC 38-1982, f. & ef. 6-25-82; FWC 34-1984, f. & ef. 7-24-84; FWC 35-1986, f. & ef. 8-7-86; FWC 11-1987, f. & ef. 3-6-87; FWC 40-1987, f. & ef. 7-6-87; FWC 12-1988, f. & cert. ef. 3-10-88; FWC 37-1988, f. & cert. ef. 6-13-88; FWC 14-1989, f. & cert. ef. 3-28-89; FWC 48-1989, f. & cert. ef. 7-25-89; Renumbered from 635-60-017; FWC 23-1990, f. & cert. ef. 3-21-90; FWC 54-1990, f. & cert. ef. 6-21-90; FWC 36-1993, f. & cert. ef. 6-14-93; FWC 46-1993, f. & cert. ef. 8-4-93; FWC 51-1993, f. & cert. ef. 8-25-93; FWC 6-1994, f. & cert. ef. 1-26-94; FWC 45-1994(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 7-29-94; FWC 94-1994, f. & cert. ef. 12-22-94, FWC 63-1995, f. & cert. ef. 8-3-95; FWC 21-1996, f. & cert. ef. 5-1-96; 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 30-2000, f. & cert. ef. 6-14-00; DFW 47-2001, f. & cert. ef. 6-13-01; DFW 121-2001, f. 12-24-01, cert. ef. 1-1-02; DFW 32-2002(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 4-17-02 thru 10-13-02; DFW 59-2002, f. & cert. ef. 6-11-02; 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 140-2009, f. 11-3-09, cert. ef. 1-1-10; DFW 142-2009, f. 11-12-09, cert. ef. 1-1-10; DFW 6-2013, f. & cert. ef. 1-23-13

635-060-0008

Application Deadline Dates

(1) The application deadline for spring black bear controlled hunts is February 10, each year.

(2) The application deadline for pronghorn antelope, bighorn sheep, Rocky Mountain goat, deer and elk controlled hunts is May 15, each year.

(3) Applications for the controlled hunts listed in OAR 635-060-0005(1)–(5) above that are hand-delivered by the specified deadline dates or mailed through the U.S. Postal Service and postmarked by the specified deadline dates above will be considered on time (see 635-060-0005(5)).

(4) In the event that tags remain from undersubscribed controlled hunts after the game mammal controlled hunt drawing, the department will issue remaining tags on a first-come, first-serve basis at authorized license agents. Tags issued in this manner are additional tags and may be exchanged for a general season tag only as authorized by OAR 635-060-0046(6) and 635-065-0501(4) and (5). A person may only purchase one first-come, first-serve tag per hunt series. Such tag may be for the person or for someone other than the person.

(5) A hunter who received a tag of his/her choice through the original game mammal controlled hunt drawing process may exchange that tag for a remaining tag in the first-come, first-serve process while tags remain available. Exchanges may be obtained only through the department’s regional offices, designated district offices, or the Salem headquarters office of the department and must be made before the start of the seasons for which the tags are issued. The tag being exchanged shall not be reissued.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 496.012, 496.138, 496.146 & 496.162
Stats. Implemented: ORS 496.012, 496.138, 496.146 & 496.162
Hist.: FWC 48-1989, f. & cert. ef. 7-25-89, FWC 23-1990, f. & cert. ef. 3-21-90; FWC 54-1990, f. & cert. ef. 6-21-90; FWC 18-1991, f. & cert. ef. 3-12-91; FWC 19-1991(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 3-12-91; FWC 14-1992, f. 3-10-92, cert. ef. 3-13-92 (and corrected 3-13-92); FWC 55-1992(Temp), f. 7-22-92, cert. ef. 7-24-92; FWC 36-1993, f. & cert. ef. 6-14-93; FWC 46-1993, f. & cert. ef. 8-4-93; FWC 51-1993, f. & cert. ef. 8-25-93; FWC 6-1994, f. & cert. ef. 1-26-94; FWC 45-1994(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 7-29-94; FWC 94-1994, f. & cert. ef. 12-22-95; FWC 21-1996, f. & cert. ef. 5-1-96; 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 6-1999(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 2-9-99 through 2-19-99; DFW 12-1999(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 2-25-99 thru 6-30-99; Administrative correction 11-17-99; 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 47-2001, f. & cert. ef. 6-13-01; DFW 52-2001(Temp) f. & cert. ef. 6-27-01 thru 12-24-01; DFW 32-2002(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 4-17-02 thru 10-13-02; DFW 34-2002, f. & cert. ef. 4-18-02; DFW 59-2002, f. & cert. ef. 6-11-02; DFW 67-2002(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 6-28-02 thru 12-20-02; DFW 118-2003, f. 12-4-03, cert. ef. 1-1-04; DFW 50-2008(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 5-14-08 thru 5-20-08; Administrative correction, 6-23-08; DFW 47-2009(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 5-12-09 thru 5-20-09; DFW 51-2009(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 5-14-09 thru 6-1-09; Administrative correction, 6-22-09

635-060-0009

Successful Applicants

Successful controlled hunt applicants must purchase the controlled hunt tag or permit for the hunt in which they were successful from a department license agent connected to the computerized licensing system within the following dates:

(1) Spring black bear controlled hunts tag sales begin February 20, each year and end at 11:59 pm, Pacific Time, the day before the season start date.

(2) Pronghorn antelope, deer and elk controlled hunts tag sales begin June 20 each year and end at 11:59 pm, Pacific Time, the day before the season start date for which the tag is valid.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 496.012, 496.138, 496.146 & 496.162
Stats Implemented: ORS 496.012, 496.138, 496.146 & 496.162
Hist.: FWC 45-1994(Temp),f. & cert. ef. 7-29-94; FWC 94-1994, f. & cert. ef. 12-22-94; FWC 63-1995, f. & cert. ef. 8-3-95; FWC 21-1996, f. & cert. ef. 5-1-96; FWC 44-1996(Temp), f. 8-12-96, cert. ef. 8-14-96; 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 6-1999(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 2-9-99 thru 2-19-99; DFW 12-1999(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 2-25-99 thru 6-30-99; Administrative correction 11-17-99; DFW 92-1999, f. 12-8-99, cert. ef. 1-1-00; DFW 4-2002(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 1-3-02 thru 2-1-02; DFW 108-2002(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 9-26-02 thru 12-31-02; DFW 105-2004(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 10-13-04 thru 11-15-04; DFW 107-2004(Temp), f. & cert. ef 10-18-04 thru 11-27-04; Administrative correction, 2-18-05; 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, cert. ef. 1-1-08; DFW 150-2008, f. 12-18-08, cert. ef. 1-1-09; DFW 60-2009(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 5-28-09 thru 11-16-09; Administrative correction 12-23-09

635-060-0018

Applicant Disqualification

If an applicant violates any of the following restrictions, his/her individual application shall be removed from the drawing. If an applicant is a member of a party application and is removed from the drawing, the other party members may remain as a party provided they commit no violation of the following restrictions and apply without error.

(1) An applicant may submit only one application per hunt number series referenced in OAR 635-060-0005(3)(a)–(h).

(2) An application receipt shall not be altered from what was originally issued by the license agent.

(3) An applicant shall not violate the wait period for bighorn sheep ram or Rocky Mt. goat hunts.

(4) An application shall have correct and complete information.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 496.012, ORS 496.138, ORS 496.146 & ORS 496.162
Stats. Implemented: ORS 496.012, ORS 496.138, ORS 496.146 & ORS 496.162
Hist.: FWC 48-1989, f. & cert. ef. 7-25-89; FWC 18-1991, f. & cert. ef. 3-12-91; FWC 46-1993, f. & cert. ef. 8-4-93; FWC 6-1994, f. & cert. ef. 1-26-94; FWC 94-1994, f. & cert. ef. 12-22-94, FWC 63-1995, f. & cert. ef. 8-3-95; FWC 71-1997, f. & cert. ef. 12-29-97

635-060-0022

Wait Period for Successful Bighorn Sheep and Rocky Mountain Goat Applicants

(1) A person successful in drawing a 500 series ram hunt tag shall never reapply for any 500 series ram hunt tag.

(2) A person successful in drawing a 900 series Rocky Mountain goat tag shall never reapply for any 900 series hunt 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 32-1978, f. & ef. 6-30-78; FWC 12-1979, f. & ef. 3-28-79; FWC 29-1979, f. & ef. 8-2-79; FWC 14-1980, f. & ef. 4-8-80; FWC 33-1980, f. & ef. 6-30-80; FWC 7-1981, f. 2-18-81, ef. 6-1-81; FWC 10-1981, f. & ef. 3-31-81; FWC 22-1981, f. & ef. 6-29-81; FWC 21-1982, f. & ef. 3-31-82; FWC 38-1982, f. & ef. 6-25-82; FWC 28-1983, 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 40-1987, f. & ef. 7-6-87; FWC 12-1988, f. & cert. ef. 3-10-88; FWC 37-1988, f. & cert. ef. 6-13-88; FWC 14-1989, f. & cert. ef. 3-28-89; FWC 48-1989, f. & cert. ef. 7-25-89; FWC 23-1990, f. & cert. ef. 3-21-90; FWC 18-1991, f. & cert. ef. 3-12-91; FWC 14-1992, f. 3-10-92, cert. ef. 3-13-92 (and corrected 3-13-92); FWC 36-1993, f. & cert. ef. 6-14-93; FWC 46-1993, f. & cert. ef. 8-4-93; FWC 6-1994, f. & cert. ef. 1-26-94; FWC 9-1997, f. & cert. ef. 2-27-97; DFW 47-1999, f. & cert. ef. 6-16-99

635-060-0023

Modified Preference Point System

(1) The Modified Preference Point System separates the tags for each controlled game mammal hunt into two groups:

(a) Seventy-five percent of the tags will be issued through the preference point system;

(b) The remaining 25 percent of the tags will be issued by the equal-probability computer drawing.

(2) Applicants shall accrue no more than one preference point per hunt number series per year. Valid applicants who did not receive controlled hunt tags for their first choice hunt number in the 100, 200, 400, 600, or 700 series hunts during the controlled hunt drawing shall receive one preference point applicable to subsequent controlled hunt drawings for the respective hunt number series, except as excluded in OAR 635-060-0008(4).

(3) A preference point will automatically accrue within each controlled hunt series when an applicant’s first choice is as follows:

(a) Hunt number 199: controlled buck deer;

(b) Hunt number 299: controlled elk;

(c) Hunt number 499: controlled pronghorn antelope;

(d) Hunt number 699: controlled antlerless deer;

(e) Hunt number 799: controlled black bear.

(4) Youth nine years of age or older are eligible to apply for automatic Preference Points as described in (3) provided they have a social security number, a Hunter/Angler ID number issued by ODFW, and purchase the appropriate (resident or nonresident) juvenile or adult hunting license.

(5) The Modified Preference Point System will group controlled hunt applicants by the number of preference points they have accrued for each hunt number series. Applicants with the highest number of preference points for each hunt number will be drawn first. Applicants having the next highest number of preference points per hunt number will be drawn next. This tag issuance process will continue through descending numbers of preference points until 75 percent of the tags authorized for the hunt have been issued, unless all qualified applicants with preference points have been issued tags prior to that point. Any tags remaining following the issuance of preference point tags will be issued through the equal-probability computer drawing. Applicants unsuccessful in the preference point tag issuance procedure and those applicants without preference points will be placed in the equal-probability computer drawing for the remaining tags.

(6) Applicants, except for those with a Pioneer Angling/Hunting License, successful in drawing their first choice hunt except numbers ending in 99 within a hunt number series shall have zero preference points when they next apply for a tag in that hunt number series. Successful Applicants with a Pioneer Angling/Hunting License shall have one preference point when they apply for a tag in that hunt number series.

(7) Beginning in 2008 applicants will not forfeit preference points accumulated for a hunt number series when they do not apply for that hunt number series for two consecutive years.

(8) Applicants who have their hunting license suspended or revoked by legal action will forfeit all preference points.

(9) Party applicant preference points shall be determined by totaling the preference points of all party members and then calculating the average of this total. Party preference points will be rounded up from x.51 (e.g. 3.51 to 4, 3.50 to 3) to the next whole number.

(10) Department records are final to determine accrued preference points for controlled hunt applicants.

(11) Each applicant’s preference point accrual record will be linked to his or her permanent identification number. Preference point applicants shall use the permanent identification number each time they apply for a controlled hunt tag. Failure to do so shall place the applicant in the equal-probability drawing for his or her hunt number series and preference points will not be accrued together.

(12) Applicants will receive no preference points when:

(a) Their application is not received by the appropriate application date; however, a hunter may purchase one preference point for the current year, for each series (100, 200, 400, 600, and 700) from July 1 through November 30 if they did not apply during the controlled hunt drawing for that series.

(b) They request their controlled hunt application be withdrawn prior to the controlled hunt drawing;

(c) The controlled hunt application has been falsified.

(13) The Modified Preference Point System shall apply to 100, 200, 400, 600, and 700 series hunts.

(14) In 2005, 800 series points will be converted into 600 series points

Stat. Auth.: ORS 496.012, 496.138, 496.146 & 496.162
Stats. Implemented: ORS 496.012, 496.138, 496.146 & 496.162
Hist.: FWC 6-1994, f. & cert. ef. 1-26-94; FWC 13-1994(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 3-1-94; FWC 45-1994(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 7-29-94; FWC 94-1994, f. & cert. ef. 12-22-94; FWC 63-1995, f. & cert. ef. 8-3-95; FWC 21-1996, f. & cert. ef. 5-1-96; FWC 9-1997, f. & cert. ef. 2-27-97; FWC 38-1997, f. & cert. ef. 6-17-97; DFW 1-1999, f. & cert. ef. 1-14-99; DFW 82-2000, f. 12-21-00, cert. ef. 1-1-01; DFW 105-2004(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 10-13-04 thru 11-15-04; DFW 107-2004(Temp), f. & cert. ef 10-18-04 thru 11-27-04; DFW 122-2004, f. 12-21-04, cert. ef. 1-1-05; DFW 118-2007, f. 10-31-07, cert. ef. 1-1-08; DFW 124-2007, f. 11-28-07, cert. ef. 12-1-07; 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 22-2012, f. 3-14-12, cert. ef. 4-1-12

635-060-0030

Issuing Tags

(1) The Department may, except for bighorn sheep and Rocky Mountain goat, issue tags or permits in excess of the quantity authorized by the commission to resolve documented errors made by the Department. The quantity shall not exceed an amount consistent with the management goals of the hunt.

(2) The number of controlled deer and controlled elk tags issued to nonresident applicants shall not exceed five percent of the tags authorized for each hunt. Exception: one nonresident tag may be issued for each hunt when the number of authorized tags is fewer than 35. This number does not affect the tags issued under the Landowner Preference Program (OAR chapter 635, division 075).

(3) Tags will not be issued to a party (residents or nonresidents) when, during the drawing process, the party size exceeds the number of remaining tags.

(4) Youths age 12-17 who are unsuccessful in the first controlled hunt drawing for 100, 200, or 600 series hunts may apply for one guaranteed "first time" tag per series, provided that:

(a) Youths are limited to only one "first time" tag per series in a lifetime.

(b) Within the 200 series, only hunts with antlerless only bag limits are available as "first time" tags.

(c) Hunts are only available as "first time" opportunities as follows: 100 series hunts must have had more than 200 tags available in the first drawing; 200 and 600 series hunts must have had more than 50 tags available in the first drawing.

(d) Applicants shall use forms available in the Oregon Big Game Regulations beginning July 1 of each year.

(e) Persons who were successful in any controlled hunt drawing for 100, 200, or 600 series hunts are never again eligible for "first time" tags in the respective hunt series.

(f) Successful "first time" applicants shall purchase tags at POS vendors by the day before the assigned season begins.

(g) Youths may not receive a "First Time" youth hunt tag in a hunt series if they applied for a point saver option in the primary big game drawing.

(5) Incentive tags for compliance with Mandatory Harvest Reporting requirements. The Fish and Wildlife Commission authorizes the Department to issue hunting tags as incentives to encourage hunters to comply with requirements for harvest reporting. Any hunter who complies with harvest reporting requirements by the specified deadline will be automatically entered in a controlled hunt draw for one Mandatory Hunter Reporting Incentive Tag valid for the upcoming hunting season. Obtaining and using such tags is governed by OAR 635-065-0015(7).

Stat. Auth.: ORS 496.012, 496.138, 496.146 & 496.162
Stats. Implemented: ORS 496.012, 496.138, 496.146 & 496.162
Hist.: FWC 18-1991, f. & cert. ef. 3-12-91; FWC 6-1994, f. & cert. ef. 1-26-94; FWC 63-1995, f. & cert. ef. 8-3-95; FWC 9-1997, f. & cert. ef. 2-27-97; DFW 1-1999, f. & cert. ef. 1-14-99; DFW 92-1999, f. 12-8-99, cert. ef. 1-1-00; DFW 108-2002(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 9-26-02 thru 12-31-02; DFW 86-2003(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 8-29-03 thru 9-4-03; DFW 118-2003, f. 12-4-03, cert. ef. 1-1-04; DFW 58-2010(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 5-12-10 thru 11-8-10; Administrative correction 11-23-10; DFW 168-2010, f. 12-29-10, cert. ef. 1-1-11; DFW 117-2013, f. & cert. ef. 10-10-13

635-060-0040

Active Member of the Uniformed Services Controlled Hunt Tags

(1) Each Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (Department) Wildlife District office is authorized to issue, for hunts at least partially within their Wildlife District, up to 20 controlled hunt tags for deer, 20 controlled hunt tags for elk, and 20 controlled hunt or limited spring bear tags to Oregon residents who are active members of the Armed Forces currently stationed outside of Oregon, but in Oregon on Temporary Leave.

(2) Active members of the uniformed services Controlled Hunt Tags or Limited Tags will be issued first come first served until the authorized number has been issued.

(3) To purchase the tag the active members of the uniformed services must provide the following information to the Department District office responsible for issuing the tag:

(a) A copy of an active duty military ID.

(b) A copy of current leave papers to document they are currently stationed outside of Oregon.

(c) A valid Oregon resident hunting license.

(4) Controlled or limited hunts for which active members of the uniformed services controlled hunt tags can be issued include:

(a) Controlled or limited spring bear hunts, controlled deer or elk hunts with a bag limit of “antlerless”, or “spike only”, or “antlerless or spike”, that have a minimum of 20 tags authorized by the Commission.

(b) Controlled deer or elk hunts with a bag limit that allows buck deer or bull elk with two or more points on one antler, not counting the brow tine, to be harvested, that have a minimum of 60 tags authorized by the Commission.

(c) Additional tags for active members of the uniformed services for each controlled hunt will not exceed 10% of the tag number authorized by the Commission.

(5) Active members of the uniformed services Controlled Hunt Tags cannot be authorized for

(a) Controlled hunts occurring on the Starkey Experimental Forest, Hart Mountain NAR, or Umatilla NWR.

(6) All hunt specific regulations adopted by the Commission for hunts where tags are issued (dates, bag limits, boundaries, etc.) will apply.

(7) Tag recipients must pay the standard resident price for the tag. Any additional fee for purchasing a tag after the tag sale deadline will be waived.

(8) The hunter must provide harvest and effort information to the issuing office within five business days after the closing date of the hunt printed on the tag.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 496.012, 496.138, 496.146 & 496.162
Stats. Implemented: ORS 496.012, 496.138, 496.146 & 496.162
Hist.: DFW 125-2012, f. & cert. ef. 9-26-12 thru 3-15-13; DFW 132-2012, f. & cert. ef. 10-11-12; DFW 20-2013(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 3-11-13 thru 9-6-13; DFW 117-2013, f. & cert. ef. 10-10-13

635-060-0046

Lost Tags and Tag Exchanges

(1) A fee of $15.00 (plus a $2.00 license agent fee) is charged to replace a tag or permit. However, a $10.00 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 or permit that was lost, destroyed or stolen was less than $15, the same fee shall be charged for the duplicate tag or permit. A fee of $5.00 (plus a $2.00 license agent fee) is charged to exchange a tag or permit. However, a $10.00 license agent fee will be charged for nonresident deer and elk tags. Duplicates and exchanges may be obtained only through the Salem headquarters, regional offices of the Department, and designated district offices.

Exception: Replacement controlled hunt tags or permits will be issued at no charge only through the Salem headquarters or regional office of the Department if the Department determines that the person never received the original controlled tag or permit mailed from the Salem headquarters office.

(2) A Controlled Buck Deer Tag or Controlled Elk Tag may be exchanged for a general season tag before the opening date of the season for which either tag is valid.

(3) No controlled hunt tag shall be exchanged for another controlled hunt tag, except as described in 635-060-0008(5) and 635-075-0015(3).

(4) A Controlled Antlerless Deer Tag shall not be exchanged.

(5) In the event of the death of a successful controlled hunt applicant before the start of the season for which the tag or permit was issued, the tags of the deceased may be issued to a family member as defined by OAR 635-045-0002. Tag or permit transfer shall require a copy of the death certificate and the original controlled hunt tag or permit, and must be requested by the legal heir to the deceased which shall be presumed by possession of the tag or permit and death certificate.

(6) A “leftover” controlled hunt tag may only be exchanged for a general season tag, but only if the person does not already possess a tag authorized by OAR 635-065-0015(4)(a), (b) or (c) or 635-0065-0015(5)(a), (b), (c), (d), (e), (f) or (g).

(7) The Commission shall accommodate Oregon residents who have lost preference points because of being called to active military service after June 1, 2002.

(a) The Commission shall accommodate the following individuals called to service at any location: Oregon National Guard.

(b) The Commission shall accommodate the following Oregon residents with military operational commitments: regular members of the United States Armed Forces (Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and Coast Guard), members of the United States military reserves, and members of the National Guard.

(c) The Commission authorizes the Director to make such accommodations by:

(A) Reinstating preference points existing for a series, plus an additional point for participating in the draw.

(B) Reinstating preference points lost after two consecutive years of not applying for a controlled hunt in that series.

(d) Individuals seeking accommodation pursuant to this rule (or immediate family members acting on their behalf) must make a request in writing or in person to the Salem headquarters office. Each request must include a letter from a supervising officer on official unit letterhead verifying operational commitments.

(8)(a) The Director may reinstate the preference points of a person who the Director determines did not or will not participate in a controlled hunt because of:

(A) Circumstances beyond the person’s control; or

(B) Tragic personal circumstances.

(b) “Tragic personal circumstances” means:

(A) Death or life-threatening injury or illness in the person’s immediate family; or

(B) The person’s own serious injury or illness, which results in the person’s hospitalization. The person need not be hospitalized during the hunt; this rule also applies if preparation for surgery or recovery after hospitalization renders the person incapable of participating in the hunt.

(c) To apply for reinstatement, the person must provide a sworn affidavit providing adequate details and must return the unused tag if it was purchased or a signed affidavit stating the tag was not used. When relying upon tragic personal circumstances, the person must also provide a sworn affidavit by a physician. When relying upon circumstances beyond the person’s control, the person must also provide documentation of the circumstances (such as an accident report or affidavit from an employer).

(d) “Circumstances beyond the person’s control” excludes complaints about the quality of a hunt (including, but not limited to, road closures, inclement weather and work being conducted in the hunt area).

(e) If the Director decides that the person does not qualify for reinstatement, the person may appeal that decision to the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission (Commission). The Commission must review the Director’s decision within 60 days after receipt of appeal. The Commission will not take verbal testimony from the person, and the Commission’s decision is final.

(f) If the Director or Commission reinstates a person’s preference point under this subsection, the person will be awarded a new point as when classified as “unsuccessful” in the draw and is not entitled to a refund of license or tag fees.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 496.012, 496.138, 496.146 & 496.162
Stats. Implemented: ORS 496.012, 496.138, 496.146 & 496.162
Hist.: FWC 118, f. & ef. 6-3-77; FWC 32-1978, f. & ef. 6-30-78; FWC 29-1979, f. & ef. 8-2-79; FWC 33-1980, f. & ef. 6-30-80; FWC 7-1981, f. 2-18-81, ef. 6-1-81; FWC 10-1981, f. & ef. 3-31-81; FWC 22-1981, f. & ef. 6-29-81; FWC 21-1982, f. & ef. 3-31-82; FWC 38-1982, f. & ef. 6-25-82; 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 40-1987, f. & ef. 7-6-87; FWC 12-1988, f. & cert. ef. 3-10-88; FWC 37-1988, f. & cert. ef. 6-13-88; FWC 48-1989, f. & cert. ef. 7-25-89; FWC 18-1991, f. & cert. ef. 3-12-91; FWC 55-1992(Temp), f. 7-22-92, cert. ef. 7-24-92; FWC 36-1993, f. & cert. ef. 6-14-93; FWC 46-1993, f. & cert. ef. 8-4-93; FWC 6-1994, f. & cert. ef. 1-26-94; FWC 94-1994, f. & cert. ef. 12-22-94; FWC 63-1995, f. & cert. ef. 8-3-95; FWC 9-1997, f. & cert. ef. 2-27-97; 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 52-2001(Temp) f. & cert. ef. 6-27-01 thru 12-24-01; DFW 13-2002, f. & cert. ef. 2-12-02; DFW 34-2002, f. & cert. ef. 4-18-02; DFW 36-2002(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 4-22-02 thru 10-19-02; DFW 50-2002(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 5-16-02 thru 11-12-02; DFW 29-2003(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 4-9-03 thru 10-1-03; DFW 118-2003, f. 12-4-03, cert. ef. 1-1-04; DFW 105-2004(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 10-13-04 thru 11-15-04; DFW 107-2004(Temp), f. & cert. ef 10-18-04 thru 11-27-04; DFW 122-2004, f. 12-21-04, cert. ef. 1-1-05; DFW 26-2005, f. & cert. ef. 4-20-05; DFW 127-2006, f. 12-7-06, cert. ef. 1-1-07; DFW 93-2007(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 9-26-07 thru 3-23-08; Administrative correction 4-23-08; DFW 126-2008(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 10-6-08 thru 4-4-09; DFW 66-2009, f. & cert. ef. 6-10-09; DFW 142-2009, f. 11-12-09, cert. ef. 1-1-10; DFW 14-2012(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 2-10-12 thru 8-7-12; DFW 58-2012, f. & cert. ef. 6-11-12; DFW 117-2013, f. & cert. ef. 10-10-13

635-060-0055

Documents Required in Field

(1) A person hunting in any controlled game mammal hunt shall have on his or her person a valid hunting license, Hunter Education Certificate or a Department document which includes their Hunter Education Certificate Number (for persons less than 18 years old), and a controlled hunt tag (if applicable) for the area and season being hunted. The hunting license number shall be the same as that indicated on the controlled hunt tag.

Exception: Controlled hunts continuing or occurring after December 31, 2014 may have a 2015 hunting license number on the controlled hunt tag.

(2) A tag or permit holder for a hunt after December 31, 2014 shall have on his or her person a valid 2015 hunting license.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 496.012, 496.138, 496.146 & 496.162
Stats. Implemented: ORS 496.012, 496.138, 496.146 & 496.162
Hist.: FWC 32-1978, f. & ef. 6-30-78; FWC 29-1979, f. & ef. 8-2-79; FWC 33-1980, f. & ef. 6-30-80; FWC 7-1981, f. 2-18-81, ef. 6-1-81; FWC 10-1981, f. & ef. 3-31-81; FWC 22-1981, f. & ef. 6-29-81; FWC 38-1982, f. & ef. 6-25-82; 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 12-1988, f. & cert. ef. 3-10-88; FWC 37-1988, f. & cert. ef. 6-13-88; FWC 14-1989, f. & cert. ef. 3-28-89; FWC 48-1989, f. & cert. ef. 7-25-89; FWC 23-1990, f. & cert. ef. 3-21-90; FWC 18-1991, f. & cert. ef. 3-12-91; FWC 14-1992, f. 3-10-92, cert. ef. 3-13-92 (and corrected 3-13-92); FWC 36-1993, f. & cert. ef. 6-14-93; FWC 51-1993, f. & cert. ef. 8-25-93; FWC 6-1994, f. & cert. ef. 1-26-94; FWC 45-1994(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 7-29-94; FWC 94-1994, f. & cert. ef. 12-22-94, FWC 63-1995, f. & cert. ef. 8-3-95; FWC 21-1996, f. & cert. ef. 5-1-96; 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 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 4-2003, f. 1-17-03, cert. ef. 4-1-03; DFW 119-2003, f. 12-4-03, cert. ef. 4-1-04; DFW 131-2004, f. 12-21-04, cert. ef. 4-1-05; DFW 132-2005, f. 12-1-05, cert. ef. 4-1-06; DFW 126-2006, f. 12-7-06, cert. ef. 4-1-07; 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 117 2010, f. & cert. ef. 8-13-10; DFW 168-2010, f. 12-29-10, cert. ef. 1-1-11; DFW 117-2013, f. & cert. ef. 10-10-13

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