Or. Admin. R. 635-065-0015 - General Tag Requirements and Limits

(1) Big Game Tags: Any person hunting game mammals for which a tag is required must have on their person a valid tag for the dates, area and species being hunted.
(2) Any person 12 years of age or older may purchase game mammal tags if they possess an adult or juvenile hunting license.
(3) A person may obtain and possess during an annual hunting season only:
(a) One valid black bear general season fall tag;
(b) One valid black bear additional general season fall tag;
(c) One valid black bear spring controlled hunt tag in addition to general season bear tags issued under subsections (a) and (b) above; or
(d) One valid black bear "leftover" spring controlled hunt tag;
(e) One valid cougar general season tag;
(f) One valid cougar additional general season tag;
(g) One valid controlled pronghorn antelope tag except as provided in OAR 635-073-0100.
(4) Except as provided in OAR chapter 635, division 090, and in OAR 635-075-0010, and in OAR 635-073-0100, a person may obtain and possess only one of the following tags during an annual hunting season:
(a) One valid buck deer general season archery tag; or
(b) One valid buck deer general season western Oregon any legal weapon tag; or
(c) One valid buck deer controlled hunt 100 series tag; or
(d) One valid buck deer "left over" controlled hunt 100 series tag; and
(e) In addition to one of (4)(a), or (4)(b), or (4)(c), or (4)(d) one valid antlerless deer controlled hunt 600 series tag; or
(f) One valid antlerless deer "left over" controlled hunt 600 series tag; and
(g) One valid "Take a Friend Hunting" Contest deer tag. Season dates, bag limit, and hunt area are as in OAR 635-090-0150 for deer and elk auction tags.
(5) Except as provided in OAR chapter 635, division 090, and OAR 635-073-0100, a person may obtain and possess only one of the following tags during an annual hunting season:
(a) One valid general season elk west Cascades tag; or
(b) One valid general season elk western Oregon Coast first season tag; or
(c) One valid general season elk western Oregon Coast second season tag; or
(d) One valid general season elk Eastern Oregon Rocky Mountain second season tag; or
(e) One valid elk general archery season tag; or
(f) One valid elk controlled hunt 200 series tag; or
(g) One valid general season Antlerless Elk Damage Tag; or
(h) One valid elk "leftover" controlled hunt 200 series tag.
(6) In addition to the tags described in OAR 635-065-0015(3), (4), and (5), a person during an annual hunting season may obtain or possess only one valid "Mandatory Hunter Reporting Incentive Tag" per annual hunting season. If the Department awards a hunter such a tag through the controlled hunt draw authorized by OAR 635-060-0030(5), the following requirements will apply:
(a) On or before July 15, 2022 the hunter must inform the Department which species the tag is to be issued for (pronghorn antelope, deer, or elk) and purchase the tag. Tags not purchased by July 15 will be offered to an alternate hunter with a tag sale deadline of July 31, 2022.
(b) Hunting hours, hunt dates, bag limit and hunt area for Mandatory Hunter Reporting Incentive Tags will be the same as those listed in OAR 635-090-0150(3) for deer or (4) for elk , or 635-067-0028(2) for pronghorn.
(c) Bag limit: one pronghorn antelope or one deer or one elk.
(d) Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife employees are not eligible for a Mandatory Hunter Reporting Incentive Tag.
(7) Except as provided in OAR 635-067-0032 thru 635-067-0034, a person may obtain and possess only one bighorn sheep ram tag in a lifetime.
(8) Except as provided in OAR 635-067-0041 a person may obtain and possess only one Rocky Mountain goat tag in a lifetime.
(9) It is unlawful for any person to issue or to possess any game mammal tag which has been backdated.
(10) Any game mammal tag having an issue date subsequent to the last day authorized for issue of such tag as listed in "Oregon Big Game Regulations" for the current season is a void tag. Exception:
(a) Members of the uniformed services returning to the state after the deadline shall be permitted to purchase general season tags for themselves at the Salem headquarters and regional offices of the Department.
(b) Notwithstanding the deadlines for tag purchases provided by rule and in the hunting regulation synopses, any person who qualifies to purchase a tag but fails to make the purchase by the deadline, may purchase the tag late if the person:
(A) Submits a written affidavit certifying that the person has not yet hunted during the season for which the tag is sought to the Department's Licensing Services Office;
(B) The request must be received by the Department before the end of the season for the particular tag; and
(C) Pays the Department the fee as provided in OAR 635-010-0019 for a tag issued after the tag sale deadline in addition to the usual tag fee.
(D) A tag purchased for a season that has not begun may be canceled and replaced with a tag for an ongoing season using the process outlined in 635-065-0015(b)(A) and (B) provided the original tag is surrendered with the affidavit and the fee for a tag issued after the tag sale deadline is paid to the Department.

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Or. Admin. R. 635-065-0015
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 37-1982, f. & ef. 6-25-82; FWC 13-1988, f. & cert. ef. 3-10-88; FWC 63-1989, f. & cert. ef. 8-15-89, Renumbered from 635-65-780; FWC 24-1990, f. & cert. ef. 3-21-90; FWC 20-1991, f. & cert. ef. 3-12-91; FWC 18-1994, f. 3-30-94, cert. ef. 5-1-94; FWC 4-1995, f. 1-23-95, cert. ef. 7-1-95; FWC 7-1996, f. & cert. ef. 2-12-96; FWC 9-1997, f. & cert. ef. 2-27-97; FWC 6-17-97, f. & cert. ef. 6-17-97; DFW 49-1998, f. & cert. ef. 6-22-98; DFW 1-1999, f. & cert. ef. 1-14-99; DFW 47-1999, f. & cert. ef. 6-16-99; DFW 92-1999, f. 12-8-99, cert. ef. 1-1-00; DFW 30-2000, f. & cert. ef. 6-14-00; DFW 54-2000(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 8-28-00 thru 12-31-00; DFW 82-2000, f. 12-21-00, cert. ef. 1-1-01; DFW 47-2001, f. & cert. ef. 6-13-01; DFW 52-2001(Temp) f. & cert. ef. 6-27-01 thru 12-24-01; DFW 34-2002, f. & cert. ef. 4-18-02; DFW 59-2002, f. & cert. ef. 6-11-02; DFW 2-2003, f. & cert. ef. 1-17-03; DFW 118-2003, f. 12-4-03, cert. ef. 1-1-04; DFW 122-2004, f. 12-21-04, cert. ef. 1-1-05; DFW 128-2005, f. 12-1-05, cert. ef. 1-1-06; DFW 66-2009, f. & cert. ef. 6-10-09; DFW 106-2009(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 9-2-09 thru 3-1-10; DFW 140-2009, f. 11-3-09, cert. ef. 1-1-10; DFW 26-2010(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 3-3-10 thru 8-29-10; DFW 58-2010(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 5-12-10 thru 11-8-10; DFW 70-2010(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 5-18-10 thru 11-10-10; DFW 83-2010, f. & cert. ef. 6-15-10; DFW 168-2010, f. 12-29-10, cert. ef. 1-1-11; DFW 159-2011, f. 12-14-11, cert. ef. 1-1-12; DFW 147-2012, f. 12-18-12, cert. ef. 1-1-13; DFW 138-2013, f. & cert. ef. 12-20-13; DFW 63-2014, f. & cert. ef. 6-10-14; DFW 1-2015, f. & cert. ef. 1/6/2015; DFW 69-2015, f. & cert. ef. 6/11/2015; DFW 18-2016, f. & cert. ef. 3/21/2016; DFW 24-2018, amend filed 02/16/2018, effective 2/16/2018; DFW 27-2019, amend filed 03/11/2019, effective 3/11/2019; DFW 25-2020, amend filed 03/09/2020, effective 03/09/2020; DFW 31-2021, amend filed 03/23/2021, effective 3/23/2021; DFW 184-2021, amend filed 12/30/2021, effective 1/1/2022; DFW 29-2022, amend filed 03/21/2022, effective 3/21/2022

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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