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DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND WILDLIFE

 

DIVISION 66

BEAR SEASONS

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

635-066-0001

General Bear Season

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 123, f. & ef. 6-9-77; FWC 9-1978, f. & ef. 3-7-78; FWC 17-1979, f. & ef. 3-24-78; FWC 4-1979, f. & ef. 2-6-79; FWC 28-1979, f. & ef. 8-2-79; FWC 8-1980, f. & ef. 2-27-80; 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 9-1982, f. & ef. 1-29-82; FWC 10-1981, f. & ef. 2-10-82; FWC 37-1982, f. & ef. 6-25-82, Renumbered from 635-065-0400; FWC 66-1982(Temp), f. & ef. 9-24-82; FWC 6-1983, f. & ef. 2-3-83; FWC 28-1983, f. & ef. 7-8-83; FWC 5-1984, f. & ef. 2-29-84; FWC 14-1985, f. & ef. 3-11-85; FWC 7-1986, f. & ef. 2-19-86; FWC 11-1987, f. & ef. 3-6-87; FWC 8-1988, f. & cert. ef. 2-24-88; FWC 64-1989, f. & cert. ef. 8-15-89; FWC 56-1990, f. & cert. ef. 6-21-90; FWC 59-1991, f. & cert. ef. 6-24-91; FWC 128-1992, f. & cert. ef. 12-9-92; FWC 83-1993, f. & cert. ef. 12-28-93; FWC 5-1995, f. & cert. ef. 1-23-95; FWC 10-1995, f. & cert. ef. 2-3-95; FWC 13-1996, f. 3-26-96, cert. ef. 4-1-96; FWC 9-1997, f. & cert. ef. 2-27-97; DFW 1-1999, f. & cert. ef. 1-14-99

635-066-0002

Controlled Black Bear Hunts

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 5-1984, f. & ef. 2-29-84; FWC 14-1985, f. & ef. 3-11-85; FWC 7-1986, f. & ef. 2-19-86; FWC 11-1987, f. & ef. 3-6-87; FWC 8-1988, f. & cert. ef. 2-24-88; FWC 3-1989, f. & cert. ef. 1-31-89; FWC 64-1989, f. & cert. ef. 8-15-89; FWC 13-1990, f. & cert. ef. 2-2-90; FWC 8-1991, f. & cert. ef. 1-29-91; FWC 128-1992, f. & cert. ef. 12-9-92; FWC 83-1993, f. & cert. ef. 12-28-93; FWC 5-1995, f. & cert. ef. 1-23-95; FWC 10-1995, f. & cert. ef.2-3-95; FWC 13-1996, f. 3-26-96, cert. ef. 4-1-96; FWC 9-1997, f. & cert. ef. 2-27-97; DFW 1-1999, f. & cert. ef. 1-14-99

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

635-066-0020

Controlled Seasons

(1) Tags will be issued by way of a controlled hunt drawing. The number of tags issued to nonresidents will be limited to no more than three percent of the total tags authorized for each hunt. Persons receiving a controlled black bear tag may also purchase a general season black bear tag and one SW Oregon additional bear tag and one “leftover” controlled spring bear tag.

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

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

(4) 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.

(5) 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; DFW 1-1999, f. & cert. ef. 1-14-99; DFW 47-1999, f. & cert. ef. 6-16-99; DFW 82-2000, f. 12-21-00, cert. ef. 1-1-01; DFW 2-2003, f. & cert. ef. 1-17-03; 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 147-2012, f. 12-18-12, cert. ef. 1-1-13

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