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DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND WILDLIFE

 

DIVISION 78

EMERGENCY HUNTING REGULATIONS

 

635-078-0001

Emergency Hunt List (Commission Approval)

After first determining that acute game mammal or wild turkey damage to agricultural or other resources is occurring and that an emergency exists requiring more than 50 hunters, temporary rules shall be adopted in accordance with ORS Chapter 183 establishing:

(1) Open periods for taking game mammals or wild turkey in areas designated by the commission;

(2) Manner of taking game mammals or wild turkey;

(3) Numbers and sex to be taken.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 496.012, 496.138, 496.146 & 496.162
Stats. Implemented: ORS 496.012, ORS 496.138, ORS 496.146 & ORS 496.162
Hist.: Renumbered from 635-060-0800; FWC 23-1982, f. & ef. 4-1-82; FWC 34-1984, f. & ef. 7-24-84; FWC 7-1986, f. & ef. 2-19-86; FWC 35-1986, f. & ef. 8-7-86; FWC 52-1992, f. & cert. ef. 7-15-92; FWC 5-1995, f. & cert. ef. 1-23-95; 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 82-2000, f. 12-21-00, cert. ef. 1-1-01; DFW 121-2001, f. 12-24-01, cert. ef. 1-1-02; DFW 118-2003, f. 12-4-03, cert. ef. 1-1-04; DFW 131-2004, f. 12-21-04, cert. ef. 4-1-05

635-078-0005

Emergency Hunt List (Director's Approval)

(1) After determining that acute game mammal or wild turkey damage to agriculture or other resources is occurring and that an emergency exists requiring an immediate response using no more than 50 hunters to alleviate the damage situation, the commission may authorize the director to issue permits and tags for:

(a) Taking pronghorn antelope, deer, elk, or wild turkey in designated areas from August 1 to March 31; and taking cougar (mountain lion) and black bear in designated areas all year.

(b) The manner of taking game mammals or wild turkey.

(c) Numbers and sex to be taken.

(2) The director shall notify the commission of the results of any hunts set forth in section (1) of this rule.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 496.012, 496.138, 496.146 & 496.162
Stats. Implemented: ORS 496.012, 496.138, 496.146 & 496.162
Hist.: FWC 34-1984, f. & ef. 7-24-84; FWC 7-1986, f. & ef. 2-19-86; FWC 35-1986, f. & ef. 8-7-86; FWC 52-1992, f. & cert. ef. 7-15-92; 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 82-2000, f. 12-21-00, cert. ef. 1-1-01; DFW 118-2003, f. 12-4-03, cert. ef. 1-1-04; DFW 131-2004, f. 12-21-04, cert. ef. 4-1-05

635-078-0008

District Emergency Hunts

(1) Upon determination that acute game mammal or wild turkey damage to agriculture or other resources is occurring, and that an emergency exists requiring an immediate response to alleviate the damage situation, the commission authorizes district wildlife biologists to issue permits and tags for:

(a) Taking pronghorn antelope, deer, elk, and wild turkey in designated areas from August 1 to March 31;

(b) The manner of taking game mammals or wild turkey;

(c) Numbers and sex to be taken.

(2) Districts are authorized to use no more than 250 hunters in aggregate, per county to alleviate emergency damage between August 1 -- March 31 annually. Additional hunters must be authorized by the Director or the Commission.

(3) The director shall notify the commission of the results of any hunts set forth in section (1) if this rule.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 496.012, 496.138, 496.146 & 496.162
Stats. Implemented: ORS 496.012, ORS 496.138, ORS 496.146 & ORS 496.162
Hist.: FWC 15-1992, f. 3-10-92, cert. ef. 3-13-92 (and corrected 3-13-92); FWC 52-1992, f. & cert. ef. 7-15-92; FWC 46-1993, f. & cert. ef. 8-4-93; FWC 17-1996, f. 4-10-96, cert. ef. 4-15-96; 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 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 131-2004, f. 12-21-04, cert. ef. 4-1-05

635-078-0011

Determining Eligibility

(1) The method of determining who shall be eligible to participate in the emergency hunts set forth in section (1) of this rule shall be as follows:

(a) Hunters who wish to be eligible for emergency hunts shall have their names placed on the emergency hunt list for the county in which they wish to hunt: the list is to be effective for one year. Each hunter must have a valid hunting license. Each hunter less than 18 years of age shall be accompanied by a responsible adult (21 years of age or older) when hunting. Applications will be accepted and kept on file at the headquarters office of the Department of Fish and Wildlife, 3406 Cherry Ave, NE, Salem, OR, 97303. Beginning July 1 of each year, the hunter's name will be placed on the eligible list. No fee is required for applicants to be placed on the emergency hunt list. Applications may be made on a form available at department offices and up to two hunters may apply on the form as a party. Each applicant shall list their name, address and telephone number where they can be contacted and the county for which they are applying.

(b) At such time as the department determines that a need for such emergency hunt exists, those numbers of hunters for which permits are available shall be notified to obtain their permits from regional or district office of the department. Hunt lists will be prioritized by a random sort of the applications received during July of each year. Certified Master Hunters applying during July shall be randomized and moved to the top of the emergency hunt list. Applications received after July 31 each year will be prioritized as received.

(2) It is unlawful to take game mammals or wild turkey in and during the emergency hunt set forth in section (1) of this rule without having an emergency hunt permit/tag authorized for the species, area, and season on one's person.

(3) Upon killing a game mammal or wild turkey pursuant to these rules, the hunter shall immediately notify the local ODFW representative (or designee), and pay the appropriate fee for the tag required. Unfilled tags must be returned to the issuing office within five business days after the closing date of the hunt printed on the tag.

(4) Eligibility and fees for such tags shall be the same as the tag fees established by species in ORS 497.112.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 496.012, 496.138, 496.146 & 496.162
Stats. Implemented: ORS 496.012, 496.138, 496.146 & 496.162
Hist.: DFW 131-2004, f. 12-21-04, cert. ef. 4-1-05; DFW 53-2005, f. & cert. ef. 6-14-05; DFW 22-2012, f. 3-14-12, cert. ef. 4-1-12; DFW 147-2012, f. 12-18-12, cert. ef. 1-1-13

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