ORS 498.146¹
Shining artificial light on game mammal, predatory animal or livestock while in or near motor vehicle and while in possession of weapon restricted

(1) No person shall cast from a motor vehicle or from within 500 feet of a motor vehicle an artificial light upon any game mammal, predatory animal or livestock while there is in the possession or in the immediate physical presence of the person a weapon with which the game mammal, predatory animal or livestock could be killed.

(2) Subsection (1) of this section does not apply to a person who casts artificial light upon a game mammal, predatory animal or livestock:

(a) From the headlights of a motor vehicle that is being operated on a road in the usual manner, if that person makes no attempt to kill the game mammal or livestock; or

(b) When the weapon that person has in the possession or immediate physical presence of the person is disassembled or stored, or in the trunk or storage compartment of a motor vehicle; or

(c) On land owned or lawfully occupied by that person; or

(d) On publicly owned land when that person has an agreement with the public body to use that property.

(3) As used in this section, "predatory animal" has the meaning for that term provided in ORS 610.002 ("Predatory animals" defined). [1973 c.542 §2; 1975 c.791 §2]

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Notes of Decisions

Sufficiency of uniform game cita­tion is governed by ORS 153.720, not by statutes applicable to indict­ments. State v. Herrera, 152 Or App 22, 952 P2d 566 (1998)

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 498—Hunting, Angling and Trapping Regulations; Miscellaneous Wildlife Protective Measures, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­498.­html (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2007, Chapter 498, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­498ano.­htm (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
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