ORS 821.260¹
Hunting or harassing animals from snowmobile or all-terrain vehicle
  • civil liability
  • penalty

(1) A person commits the offense of hunting or harassing animals from a snowmobile or an all-terrain vehicle if the person does any of the following:

(a) Operates a snowmobile or an all-terrain vehicle in a manner so as to run down, harass, chase or annoy any game animals or birds or domestic animals.

(b) Hunts from a snowmobile or an all-terrain vehicle.

(2) This section does not apply to:

(a) Officers of the State Fish and Wildlife Commission.

(b) Persons under contract to the commission in the performance of their official duties.

(c) Individuals who have secured a permit from the commission for purposes of research and study.

(3) In addition to other penalties provided by this section, operators or owners of a snowmobile or an all-terrain vehicle may be liable as provided under ORS 821.310 (Treble damages for damage to property).

(4) The offense described in this section, hunting or harassing animals from a snowmobile or an all-terrain vehicle, is a Class C misdemeanor. [1983 c.338 §731; 1985 c.16 §353; 1985 c.393 §47; 1985 c.459 §33; 1987 c.587 §16; 1989 c.991 §16a]

Law Review Cita­tions

Under Former Similar Statute

3 EL 74-88 (1973)

Chapter 821

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Applica­tion of Article XI, sec­tion 11b of Oregon Constitu­tion to fees imposed under this chapter, (1990) Vol 46, p 447

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 821—Off-Road Vehicles; Snowmobiles; All-Terrain Vehicles, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­Archive/­2007ors821.­pdf (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2007, Chapter 821, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­821ano.­htm (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
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