2017 ORS 498.042¹
Removal of parts of wildlife and waste of wildlife prohibited

(1) Except as provided in subsection (2) of this section, a person may not remove the following parts from the carcass of any wildlife and utilize only those parts so removed:

(a) From the carcass of any game mammal or game bird, the head, antlers, horns, hide or plumage.

(b) From the carcass of a black bear or cougar, the paws, gallbladder, sex organs or bones.

(c) From the carcass of a sturgeon, salmon or steelhead, the eggs.

(2) Subsection (1) of this section does not apply to the removal of wildlife parts by a person:

(a) When engaged in lawful trapping activities.

(b) When utilizing those game mammals or game birds that the State Fish and Wildlife Commission by rule declares to be inedible.

(3) No person shall waste any edible portion of any game mammal, game bird or game fish or the pelt of any fur-bearing mammal. [1973 c.723 §80; 2016 c.37 §3]

See also annota­tions under ORS 498.585 in permanent edi­tion.

Notes of Decisions

Failure to es­tab­lish proper venue in pros­e­cu­­tion of defendant for waste of game animal was fatal, for venue is ma­te­ri­al allega­tion of complaint and must be proved beyond reasonable doubt. State v. Hastings, 31 Or App 981, 571 P2d 1284 (1977)

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Taking and sale of steelhead trout, (1974) Vol 37, p 27

Chapter 498

Notes of Decisions

Sufficiency of uniform game cita­tion is governed by [former] 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/­ors498.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2017, Chapter 498, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano498.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent.