2007 ORS 496.992¹
Penalties

(1) Except as otherwise provided by ORS 153.022 (Authority of agency to specify rule violation as particular level of violation) and other law, violation of any provision of the wildlife laws, or any rule promulgated pursuant thereto, is a Class A misdemeanor when the offense is committed with a culpable mental state as defined in ORS 161.085 (Definitions with respect to culpability). If the defendant is sentenced to pay a fine, failure to pay the fine, or any portion thereof, shall be treated as provided in ORS 161.685 (Effect of nonpayment of fines, restitution or costs).

(2) Except as otherwise provided by ORS 153.022 (Authority of agency to specify rule violation as particular level of violation) and other law, violation of any provision of the wildlife laws or any rule promulgated pursuant thereto is punishable as a Class A violation in the manner prescribed in ORS chapter 153 when the offense is committed with no culpable mental state as defined in ORS 161.085 (Definitions with respect to culpability).

(3) The second and each subsequent conviction within a 10-year period for the taking of game fish with a total value of $200 or more or the taking of antelope, black bear, cougar, deer, elk, moose, mountain goat or mountain sheep in violation of the wildlife laws or any rule promulgated pursuant thereto which occurs more than one hour prior to or more than one hour subsequent to a season established for the lawful taking of such game mammals or game fish is a Class C felony when the offense is committed with a culpable mental state as defined in ORS 161.085 (Definitions with respect to culpability). [1973 c.723 §39; 1975 c.578 §3; 1977 c.350 §3; 1977 c.353 §1; 1983 c.364 §1; 1985 c.372 §1; 1995 c.545 §5; 1999 c.1051 §106]

See Also Annota­tions Under ORS 496.990 In Permanent Edi­tion.

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Violators subject to im­pris­on­­ment, (1976) Vol 37, p 1068; Criminal liability for commercial fishing licenses issued in return for N.S.F. check, (1981) Vol. 42, p 156

Chapter 496

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Commission authority to restrict use of boat ramp it locates on state land, (1971) Vol 35, p 900

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 496—Application, Administration and Enforcement of Wildlife Laws, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­496.­html (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2007, Chapter 496, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­496ano.­htm (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
 
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