It is unlawful:
hunt with a centerfire rifle during the deer and elk seasons and dates in the
Wildlife Management Units listed in Table 1 below without a used or unused
deer, elk, pronghorn, antelope, bighorn sheep, or Rocky Mountain goat tag valid
for the dates and area being hunted.
Table 1. Wildlife Management Units and dates requiring a valid
deer, elk, pronghorn antelope, bighorn sheep, or Rocky Mountain goat tag to
hunt with a centerfire rifle. (See attached table)
(2) To hunt on any refuge closed
by the state or federal government.
(3) To hunt within the corporate limits of
any city or town, public park or cemetery, or on any campus or grounds of a
public school, college, or university or from a public road, road right-of-way,
or railroad right-of-way.
Notwithstanding section (3) of this rule, controlled antlerless elk hunts are
permitted within the south city limits of Seaside if the herd should become a
(5) To hunt in any
Safety Zones created and posted by the Department.
To hunt protected wildlife except:
(a) By a permit or during an authorized
season established by the commission.
(b) That crow, blackbirds, cowbirds, and
magpies may be taken under Federal regulations for reason of depredation or
health hazards as described in the Code of Federal Regulations.
(7) To pursue or assist another to
pursue a cougar during an authorized cougar season unless in possession of an
unused cougar tag or accompanied by the holder of an unused cougar tag which is
valid for that area and time period.
(8) To engage in computer-assisted hunting
(Internet hunting) or provide or operate facilities for computer-assisted
hunting in Oregon. As used in this act, "computer-assisted hunting" (Internet
hunting) means the use of a computer or any other device, equipment, or
software to remotely control the aiming and discharge of a firearm, bow, or any
other weapon to hunt any game bird, wildlife, game mammal, or other mammal, and
"facilities for computer-assisted remote hunting" means real property and
improvements on the property associated with hunting, including hunting blinds,
offices and rooms equipped to facilitate computer-assisted remote hunting.
Nothing in subsection (8) of this section prohibits the use of
computer-assisted hunting by employees or agents of county, state or federal
agencies while acting in their official capacities.
Or. Admin. R.
FWC 123, f. & ef.
6-9-77; 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 41-1987,
f. & ef. 7-6-87; FWC 15-1989, f. & cert. ef. 3-28-89; FWC 63-1989, f.
& cert. ef. 8-15-89; FWC 24-1990, f. & cert. ef. 3-21-90; FWC 20-1991,
f. & cert. ef. 3-12-91; FWC 58-1991, f. & cert. ef. 6-24-91; FWC
36-1993, f. & cert. ef. 6-14-93; 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 18-1996, f. 4-10-96, cert. ef.
8-1-96; FWC 9-1997, f. & cert. ef. 2-27-97; FWC 71-1997, f. & cert. ef.
12-29-97; DFW 49-1998, f. & cert. ef. 6-22-98; 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 121-2001, f.
12-24-01, cert. ef. 1-1-02; DFW 2-2003, f. & cert. ef. 1-17-03; DFW
85-2003(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 8-27-03 thru 2-23-04; 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 127-2006, f. 12-7-06, cert. ef.
1-1-07; DFW 42-2007, f. & cert. ef. 6-14-07; DFW 118-2007, f. 10-31-07, c
ert. ef. 1-1-08; DFW 150-2008, f. 12-18-08, cert. ef. 1-1-09; DFW 140-2009, f.
11-3-09, cert. ef. 1-1-10; 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;
1-2015, f. & cert. ef.
18-2016, f. & cert. ef.
179-2018, amend filed 12/04/2018, effective
180-2019, amend filed 12/19/2019, effective
31-2021, amend filed 03/23/2021, effective
29-2022, amend filed 03/21/2022, effective
Statutory/Other Authority: ORS
Statutes/Other Implemented: ORS