Or. Admin. R. 635-065-0700 - Rifles

Hunters shall only use:

(1) Any .24 caliber or larger centerfire rifle that is not fully automatic to hunt elk. Semiautomatics shall have a magazine capacity of no more than five cartridges.
(2) Any centerfire rifle .22 caliber or larger that is not fully automatic to hunt pronghorn antelope, black bear, cougar, bighorn sheep, Rocky Mountain goat, or deer. Semiautomatics shall have a magazine capacity of no more than five cartridges.
(3) Any rifle that is not fully automatic to hunt western gray squirrels.
(4) For hunting seasons designated as any legal weapon hunts, hunters shall use only firearms or bows and arrows legal for that species:
(a) A person hunting deer with either a western Oregon deer any legal weapon tag or eastern Oregon deer any legal weapon tag shall use a legal centerfire or muzzleloading rifle, or shotgun, or centerfire handgun, or bow.
(b) A person hunting elk with any elk any legal weapon tag shall use a legal centerfire or muzzleloading rifle, or shotgun, or centerfire handgun, or bow.
(5) Hunters shall not use tracer ammunition or full metal-jacket bullets.

Notes

Or. Admin. R. 635-065-0700
FWC 123, f. & ef. 6-9-77; FWC 33-1978, f. & ef. 6-30-78; FWC 28-1979, f. & ef. 8-2-79; FWC 33-1980, f. & ef. 6-30-80; FWC 6-1981, f. & ef. 1-23-81; FWC 11-1981, f. & ef. 3-31-81; FWC 20-1981, f. & ef. 6-19-81; FWC 21-1982, f. & ef. 3-31-82; FWC 37-1982, f. & ef. 6-25-82; FWC 15-1983, f. & ef. 4-19-83; FWC 28, f. & ef. 7-8-83; FWC 43-1985, f. & ef. 8-22-85; FWC 35-1986, f. & ef. 8-7-86; FWC 11-1987, f. & ef. 3-6-87; FWC 41-1987, f. & ef. 7-6-87; FWC 38-1988, f. & cert. ef. 6-13-88; FWC 15-1989, f. & cert. ef. 3-28-89; FWC 63-1989, f. & cert. ef. 8-15-89; FWC 36-1993, f. & cert. ef. 6-14-93; FWC 4-1995, f. 1-23-95, cert. ef. 7-1-95; FWC 9-1997, f. & cert. ef. 2-27-97; FWC 71-1997, f. & cert. ef. 12-29-97; DFW 1-1999, f. & cert. ef. 1-14-99; DFW 92-1999, f. 12-8-99, cert. ef. 1-1-00; DFW 82-2000, f. 12-21-00, cert. ef. 1-1-01; DFW 168-2010, f. 12-29-10, cert. ef. 1-1-11; DFW 27-2019, amend filed 03/11/2019, effective 3/11/2019; DFW 180-2019, amend filed 12/19/2019, effective 12/19/2019; DFW 21-2023, amend filed 03/15/2023, effective 3/15/2023

Statutory/Other Authority: ORS 496.012, 496.138, 496.146 & 496.162

Statutes/Other Implemented: ORS 496.012, 496.138, 496.146 & 496.162

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