Or. Admin. R. 635-047-0025 - Marking of Birds

All privately owned game birds to be released must be premarked in a manner prescribed by the Department:

(1) All game birds reared for release upon hunting preserves shall be identified by a healed toe mark or be marked with a plastic poultry band or marked by a nasal scar. A nasal scar is a permanent deformity caused by an anti pecking device. For a healed toe mark, the terminal joint, including the entire toenail, shall be clipped from the outside of the right foot of each chick.
(2) In the event that an operator acquires birds that have not been marked, they shall be banded prior to release by the operator with plastic poultry bands or other bands approved by the Department.
(3) Any wild game bird incidentally taken upon a hunting preserve at any time other than the general open season therefore shall be immediately marked with a wild bird seal that has been issued by the Department. The fee for such seals shall be $16.50 each. Any unused wild bird seals may be submitted for refund not later than 30 days after the close of business if a preserve discontinues operation.
(4) Operators shall pay for in advance and have on hand not less than 10 wild bird seals at all times.
(5) A wild bird seal shall be securely affixed to any wild bird taken outside the general season or any wild hen pheasant before it leaves the premises of the hunting preserve.
(6) A record of the date of issue and the names and address of persons receiving wild bird seals must be maintained by the operator and available to Department personnel or enforcement officers at all times.


Or. Admin. R. 635-047-0025
GC 101, f. 7-9-59, Renumbered from 630-023-0025, Renumbered from 635-007-0025; 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 66-2006(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 7-25-06 thru 1-15-07; Administrative correction 1-16-07; DFW 5-2007, f. & cert, ef, 1-18-07; DFW 21-2007, f. & cert. ef. 3-30-07; DFW 68-2007, f. & cert. ef. 8-14-07; DFW 142-2009, f. 11-12-09, cert. ef. 1-1-10; DFW 139-2015, f. 10-14-15, cert. ef. 1/1/2016; DFW 147-2017, amend filed 11/29/2017, effective 12/1/2017; DFW 165-2019, amend filed 10/29/2019, effective 12/1/2019

Statutory/Other Authority: SB 247 (2015), ORS 496.012, 496.138, 496.570, 497.102, 497.156 & 497.248

Statutes/Other Implemented: ORS 496.012, 496.138, 496.570, 497.102, 497.156 & .248

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