2017 ORS 497.075¹
General license, tag and permit requirements
  • exemptions

(1) Except as provided in subsections (2), (3) and (4) of this section, no person shall angle for, take, hunt or trap, or assist another in angling for, taking, hunting or trapping, any wildlife unless the person has in possession such valid licenses, tags and permits therefor as the State Fish and Wildlife Commission issues.

(2) An angling or shellfish license is not required:

(a) Of a person younger than 12 years of age. However, each such person who angles for salmon, steelhead trout, sturgeon or halibut must have in possession a valid annual youth combined angling tag to angle for salmon, steelhead trout, sturgeon and halibut while so angling.

(b) Of a resident person to angle or take shellfish on land owned by that person. However, each such person who angles for salmon, steelhead trout, sturgeon or halibut must have in possession a valid annual combined angling tag to angle for salmon, steelhead trout, sturgeon and halibut while so angling.

(c) Of a resident person to angle or take shellfish on land owned by a member of the person’s immediate family and upon which the person resides. However, each such person who angles for salmon, steelhead trout, sturgeon or halibut must have in possession a valid annual combined angling tag to angle for salmon, steelhead trout, sturgeon and halibut while so angling.

(d) Of a person to take crayfish or freshwater clams.

(3) A hunting license is not required:

(a) Of a person younger than 12 years of age to hunt wildlife, except those species for which a tag or permit is required by the wildlife laws or by any rule promulgated pursuant thereto.

(b) Of a resident person to hunt wildlife, except those species of wildlife for which a tag or permit is required by the wildlife laws or by any rule promulgated pursuant thereto, on land upon which the person resides and is owned by the person or a member of the person’s immediate family.

(c) Of a person who holds a valid trapping license to take, by any means involving the use of a weapon, fur-bearing mammals during authorized trapping seasons or predators.

(d) Of a person to take wildlife pursuant to ORS 498.012 (Taking wildlife causing damage, posing public health risk or that is public nuisance), notwithstanding any other provision of this subsection.

(4) A trapping license is not required:

(a) Of a resident person to trap fur-bearing mammals or predators, except those species for which a tag or permit is required by the wildlife laws or any rule promulgated pursuant thereto, on land upon which the person resides and is owned by the person or a member of the person’s immediate family.

(b) Of a person younger than 12 years of age to trap fur-bearing mammals or predators, except those species for which a tag or permit is required by the wildlife laws or by any rule promulgated pursuant thereto.

(c) Of a person to trap wildlife that is not protected by the wildlife laws or the laws of the United States. [1973 c.723 §49; 1975 c.214 §1; 1985 c.60 §3; 1999 c.1006 §3; 2003 c.656 §6; 2015 c.779 §12]

See also annota­tions under ORS 497.010 and 497.040 in permanent edi­tion.

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Licensing require­ments for private lands, (1977) Vol 38, p 1549; com­mis­sion’s authority to adopt rules permitting fish propaga­tion licensee to allow customers to angle for fish in propagator’s pond without themselves obtaining fishing license, (1977) Vol 38, p 1679

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 497—Licenses and Permits, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors497.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2017, Chapter 497, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano497.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
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