Or. Admin. R. 635-047-0010 - Requirements for Licenses

(1) Each hunting preserve shall contain not more than the following acreages in one continuous tract of land, owned or leased by the permittee:
(a) 640 acres if the preserve is located in the area west of the summit of the Cascade Mountains; or
(b) 1,280 acres if the preserve is located in the area east of the summit of the Cascade Mountains.
(2) An applicant for a hunting preserve license shall submit a statement from the appropriate local planning authorities concerning the preserve's compliance with the local comprehensive land use plan and other applicable land use laws.
(3) A person who owns a private hunting preserve that was licensed under ORS 497.248 on or before July 30, 2003 and that has not been submitted to the appropriate local governing body or its designee for land use approval may continue to operate the hunting preserve without local land use approval. The hunting preserve may include one sport clay station that existed on July 30, 2003, is used during the hunting season only for shooting practice in conjunction with hunting and is subordinate to the use of the land as a hunting preserve.
(4) The exterior boundaries of each hunting preserve shall be clearly defined and posted with signs erected around the extremity at intervals of 1,320 feet, or less. Signs shall be as prescribed by the department.
(a) The boundaries of a licensed hunting preserve shall be posted with legible signs that meet the following minimum specifications. All signs marking the perimeter of the hunting preserve boundary shall be maintained in legible condition and visible at all times.
(b) Size - Not less than 10" x 10".
(c) Lettering - "Private Hunting Preserve" in not less than 1-1/2" block letters at the top half of the sign, and including the following descriptive information in not less than 3/8" block letters:

"This sign marks the boundary of a ___ acre property that has been licensed by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife under the provisions of ORS 497 to permit the hunting of privately owned game birds."

(5) There shall be at least one-half mile distance between licensed hunting preserves.
(6) No license will be granted for any hunting preserve, which at the time of initial application any portion of which is less than one-half mile distant from any state or federal park, wilderness area, refuge, or wildlife area operated by the state or federal government.
(7) Licensee shall not attempt to prevent public hunting on lands adjacent to a hunting preserve.
(8) The applicant shall have the facilities to propagate or hold not less than 500 of each of the game bird species to be released for shooting on the area.
(9) The department shall issue licenses only to hunting preserves available for use by the general public.
(a) Application for a hunting preserve license shall be made upon a form provided by the department. Each application shall include proof of ownership or lease and a map of the preserve and shall state the township, range and section(s) on which the preserve is located.
(b) Fees charged for shooting and other services rendered shall be stated by the applicant provided that the fees shall be the same for all persons.
(10) The license shall authorize the licensee to shoot, or permit to be shot, only certain legally propagated upland game birds that the department has determined may be hunted upon the property for which the license is issued. Other species of wildlife upon such property and marked birds outside its boundaries shall be subject to all protection provided by State wildlife laws and regulations.
(11) In the event that a permittee chooses to cease hunting preserve activities during the term of a hunting preserve license, the permittee shall so notify the department in writing.


Or. Admin. R. 635-047-0010
GC 101, f. 7-9-59, Renumbered from 630-023-0010, Renumbered from 635-007-0010; FWC 115-1992, f. & cert. ef. 10-28-92; DFW 86-1999, f. & cert. ef. 11-1-99; DFW 7-2002, f. & cert. ef. 1-17-02; DFW 73-2003(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 7-30-03 thru 1-26-04; DFW 109-2003, f. & cert. ef. 11-13-03; DFW 41-2016, f. & cert. ef. 4/27/2016

Stat. Auth.: ORS 496.012, 496.138, 496.570, 497.102, 497.156 & 497.248

Stats. Implemented: ORS 496.012, 496.138, 496.570, 497.102, 497.156 & .248

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