Or. Admin. R. 635-065-0760 - Other Restrictions

It is unlawful:

(1) To take or hold in captivity the young of any game mammal.
(2) To hold in captivity any wildlife of this state for which a permit is required without first securing a permit.
(3) To release without a permit any wildlife brought from another state or country, or raised in captivity in this state.
(4) To resist game law enforcement officers.
(5) To refuse inspection of any license, tag or permit, and any wildlife taken, by an employee of the Department; any person authorized to enforce the wildlife laws; or a landowner or agent of the landowner on his or her land while on that property.
(6) To refuse inspection, by an employee of the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, or any person authorized to enforce wildlife laws, of any gear usedfor the purpose of takingwildlife.
(7) To take or attempt to take any game mammals, game birds, migratory waterfowl or any protected wildlife species of any size or sex or amount, by any method or weapon, during any time or in any area not prescribed in these rules.
(8) To disturb, damage, remove, alter or possess any official Department signs.
(9) To sell, lend, or borrow any big game tag.
(10) It is unlawful to operate or to be transported in a motor-propelled vehicle in violation of Cooperative Travel Management Areas. "Motor-propelled vehicle" includes aircraft not landing on designated airstrips. Through cooperative agreement, motor vehicle use is limited to specific roads during the dates for the areas listed below.

There are two methods of posting road access information; negative marking in which closed roads are marked by signs, gates, berms, or other similar indicators, or positive marking in which open roads are marked by round green reflectors, orange carsonite posts, or similar indicators. Unit descriptions may be found in OAR 635-080-0000 through 635-080-0077. The following closures shall be effective during the specified periods each year:

(a) North Coast Access Area: Three days prior to opening of general archery season through the close of all bull elk any legal weapon seasons - Applies to all gated, posted, and/or barrier closed roads within the Saddle Mountain, Scappoose, Trask and Wilson wildlife management units. Cooperators require: day use only on private lands, no ATV use on private and designated state lands, no vehicle may block any road or gate.
(b) Upper Tualatin-Trask: Three days prior to the opening of buck deer any legal weapon season through the close of all bull elk any legal weapon seasons - That part of the Trask Unit as follows: 60 square miles in Townships 1 and 2 North and 1 South, and Ranges 5 and 6 West;
(c) Mid-Coast: Permanent Closure - That part of the Alsea Unit as follows: Open roads in the Siuslaw NF lands south of US Hwy 20 and north of State Hwy 126 are designated on the Siuslaw NF Motor Vehicle Use Map. However; additional roads may be posted as closed as part of the Cooperative TMA or for administrative purposes.
(d) Smith Ridge: Permanent Closure -- That part of the McKenzie Unit as follows: 8 square miles in Townships 13 and 14 South, Ranges 6 and 7 East;
(e) Chucksney Mountain: September 1 through November 30 annually -- That part of the McKenzie Unit as follows: 6 square miles in Township 19 South, Range 5 1/2 East;
(f) Skookum Flat: Permanent Closure -- That part of the McKenzie Unit as follows: 8 square miles in Townships 19 and 20 South, Range 6 East;
(g) Scott Creek: Permanent Closure -- That part of the McKenzie Unit as follows: 51 square miles in Townships 14, 15, and 16 South, Ranges 6 and 7 East;
(h) Coos Bay BLM: Permanent Closure -- That part of the Tioga Unit as follows: Individual posted roads on lands administered by BLM, Coos Bay District.
(i) Upper Rogue: Three days prior to the general West Cascade any legal weapon elk season through the close of the general West Cascade elk any legal weapon season -- That part of the Rogue Unit as follows: High Cascades Ranger District, Rogue River National Forest;
(j) Jackson: October 15 through April 30 annually -- That part of the Rogue, Dixon, and Evans Creek units as follows: 116 square miles in Townships 32, 33, 34, and 35 South, Ranges 1 and 2 West and 1 and 2 East; off-road motor vehicle travel is prohibited at all times;
(k) Pokegama: November 20 through March 31 annually -- That part of the Keno Unit as follows: 97 square miles in Townships 40 and 41 South, Ranges 4, 5, and 6 East;
(l) Lower Klamath Hills: Permanent Closure -- That part of the Klamath Unit as follows: 3 square miles in Township 40 South, Range 9 East;
(m) Goodlow Mountain Area Closure: December 1 through March 31 annually -- That part of the Klamath Unit as follows: 17 square miles in Townships 38 and 39 South, Ranges 12 and 13 East;
(n) Sun Creek: November 1 through June 30 annually -- That part of the Sprague Unit as follows: 14 square miles in Township 32 South, Ranges 6 and 7 1/2 East;
(o) Fox Butte: Three days prior to the opening of controlled buck deer any legal weapon season through the close of the controlled buck deer any legal weapon season -- That part of the Paulina Unit as follows: 230 square miles in Townships 20, 21, 22, 23, and 24 South, Ranges 14, 15, and 16 East;
(p) Timbers: Permanent Closure -- That part of the Paulina Unit as follows: 25 square miles in Townships 23 and 24 South, Ranges 9 and 10 East;
(q) Rager: Three days prior to the opening of controlled buck deer any legal weapon season through the close of antlerless elk any legal weapon season -- That part of the Ochoco Unit as follows: 352 square miles south of U.S. Highway 26 and west of the South Fork John Day River.
(r) White River Wildlife Area: December 1 through March 31 annually -- That part of the White River Unit as follows: 59 square miles along the eastern edge of the Mt. Hood National Forest in the southern half of the White River Unit;
(s) Lower Deschutes: Permanent Closure -- That part of the Biggs Unit as follows: 12 square miles along lower 17 miles of Deschutes River except the county access road to Kloan;
(t) Murderers Creek-Flagtail: Three days prior to the opening of the controlled archery deer and elk seasons through the close of controlled buck deer any legal weapon season and from three days prior to the first controlled Rocky Mountain bull elk any legal weapon season through the close of the second Rocky Mountain bull elk any legal weapon season -- That part of the Murderers Creek Unit as follows: 185 square miles in Townships 13, 14, 15, 16, and 17 South, Ranges 26, 27, 28, and 29 East
(u) Camp Creek: Three days prior to opening of controlled buck deer any legal weapon season through the close of controlled buck deer any legal weapon season and from three days prior to the first controlled Rocky Mountain bull elk any legal weapon season through the close of the second Rocky Mountain bull elk any legal weapon season -- That part of the Northside Unit as follows: 54 square miles in Townships 10, 11, and 12 South, Ranges 31, 32, and 33 East
(v) Bridge Creek Wildlife Area: December 1 through April 14 annually except by permit-- That part of the Ukiah Unit as follows: 20 square miles in Townships 5 and 6 south, Ranges 31 and 32 East in the Southwest corner of Ukiah Unit;
(w) Meacham: Three days prior to the opening of the controlled archery deer and elk seasons through May 31. Approximately 41 square miles in Units 49, 52 and 54 in townships 1 and 2 south, township 1 north, ranges 34, 35, and 36 east.
(x) Dark Canyon: Three days prior to the opening of controlled buck deer any legal weapon season through the close of the last elk season encompassing this travel management area. That part of the Sumpter Unit as follows: 20 square miles in Townships 11 and 12 South, Ranges 40 and 41 East;
(y) Patrick Creek: Three days prior to the opening of controlled buck deer any legal weapon season through the close of the last elk season encompassing this travel management area and May 1 through June 30. That part of the Sumpter Unit as follows: 8 square miles in Townships 10 and 11 South, Ranges 35 1/2 and 36 East;
(z) Dry Beaver/Ladd Canyon: Permanent Closure -- That part of the Starkey Unit as follows: 125 square miles in Townships 4, 5 and 6 South, Ranges 35, 36, 37 and 38 East;
(aa) Clear Creek: Three days prior to opening of controlled archery deer and elk seasons through close of the second Rocky Mountain bull elk any legal weapon season -- That part of the Starkey Unit as follows: 21 square miles in Township 5 South, Ranges 37 and 38 East;
(bb) Trail Creek: Three days prior to opening of the first Rocky Mountain bull elk any legal weapon season through close of the second Rocky Mountain bull elk any legal weapon season -- That part of the Starkey Unit as follows: 29 square miles in Townships 6 and 7 South, Ranges 35 1/2 and 36 East;
(cc) Indian Creek-Gorham Butte: Three days prior to opening of controlled archery deer and elk seasons through close of the second Rocky Mountain bull elk any legal weapon season -- That part of the Starkey Unit as follows: 24 square miles in Townships 6 and 7 South, Ranges 36 and 37 East;
(dd) Elkhorn Wildlife Area: Permanent Closure -- Those parts of the Starkey and Sumpter units as follows: 7 square miles in Township 6 South, Range 38 East;
(ee) Starkey Experimental Forest Enclosure: Permanent Closure -- That part of the Starkey Unit as follows: 40 square miles in Townships 3 and 4 South, Range 34 East;
(ff) Hall Ranch: Three days prior to the opening of the first Rocky Mountain bull elk any legal weapon season through April 30 -- that part of the Catherine Creek Unit as follows: 3 square miles in Township 5 South, Range 41 East;
(gg) Little Catherine Creek: Three days prior to the opening of controlled archery deer and elk season through May 31 -- That part of the Catherine Creek Unit as follows: 22 square miles in Townships 3, 4 and 5 South, Ranges 40 and 41 East;
(hh) Wenaha Wildlife Area: Permanent Closure -- That part of the Wenaha Unit as follows: 17 square miles in Townships 5 and 6 North, Ranges 42 and 43 East along eastern edge of Umatilla Forest in northeast corner of Wenaha Unit;
(ii) Noregaard: Three days prior to the opening of controlled archery deer and elk season through May 31. However, roads will be open to permit removal of camping equipment during a time period extending through two Sundays following the end of the last antlerless elk any legal weapon season. That part of the Sled Springs Unit as follows: 175 square miles in west one-third of Sled Springs Wildlife Unit.
(jj) Shamrock: Three days prior to controlled archery deer and elk season through May 31. However, roads will be open to permit removal of camping equipment during a time period extending through two Sundays following the end of the last antlerless elk any legal weapon season. -- That part of the Sled Springs Unit as follows: 20 square miles in Township 4 North, Range 44 East;
(kk) Chesnimnus: Three days prior to the first Rocky Mountain bull elk any legal weapon season through the close of the second Rocky Moutain bull elk any legal weapon season -- That portion of the Chesnimnus Wildlife Unit within the boundaries of the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest;
(ll) Cemetery Ridge Road: Permanent Closure -- That part of the Chesnimnus Unit as follows: Cemetery Ridge Road north of the south boundary of Section 4, Township 3 North, and Range 48 East.
(mm) Lord Flat Trail (#1774): Three days prior to controlled archery deer and elk season through the close of all elk any legal weapon seasons -- 15 miles of road in Townships 1 South and 1 and 2 North, Ranges 49 and 50 East;
(nn) Grouse-Lick Creeks: Three days prior to opening of the first Rocky Mountain bull elk any legal weapon season through the close of the second Rocky Mountain bull elk any legal weapon season- That part of the Imnaha Unit as follows: 100 square miles in Townships 2, 3, 4, and 5 South, Ranges 46, 47 and 48 East;
(oo) Clear Lake Ridge: Three days prior to opening of controlled archery deer and elk season through December 1 annually -- That part of the Imnaha Unit as follows: Five square miles in Township 2 South, Range 47 East, Sections 3 and 4 and Township 1 South, Range 47 East, Sections 28, 15, 33, 34 and 22.
(pp) Mehlhorn: Permanent Closure: That part of the Pine Creek and Keating Units as follows: 26 square miles in Township 6 South, Ranges 45 and 46 East;
(qq) Lake Fork-Dutchman: Three days prior to opening of controlled archery deer and elk season to the close of all elk any legal weapon seasons and from May 1 to July 1 -- That part of the Pine Creek Unit as follows: 42 square miles in Townships 6 and 7 South, Ranges 46 and 47 East;
(rr) Okanogan-Fish: Three days prior to the opening of controlled buck deer any legal weapon season to the close of all elk any legal weapon seasons and from May 1 to July 1 -- That part of the Pine Creek Unit as follows: 20 square miles in Township 6 and 7 South, Ranges 46 and 47 East;
(ss) Summit Point: Permanent Closure: That part of the Keating Unit as follows: 14 square miles in Townships 6 and 7 South, Ranges 44 and 45 East.
(tt) Eagle Creek: December 1 -- April 15: That part of the Keating Unit as follows: 17 square miles in Townships 7 and 8 South, Range 44 and 45 East;
(uu) Conroy Cliff: Three days prior to the opening of controlled buck dee rany legal weapon season through the close of controlled buck deer any legal weapon season and from three days prior to the controlled Rocky Mountain bull elk first season through the Rocky Mountain bull elk second season -- That part of the Malheur River Unit as follows: 46 square miles in Townships 16, 17, and 18 South, Ranges 32 1/2, 34, and 35 East;
(vv) Devine Ridge-Rattlesnake: Three days prior to the opening of controlled buck deer any legal weapon season through the close of controlled buck deer any legal weapon season and from three days prior to the first controlled Rocky Mountain bull elk any legal weapon season through the close of the second Rocky Mountain bull elk any legal weapon season -- That part of the Malheur River Unit as follows: 59 square miles in Townships 20 and 21 South, Ranges 31, 32, 32 1/2 East;
(ww) Dairy Creek: Three days prior to the opening of controlled buck deer any legal weapon season through the close of controlled buck deer any legal weapon season and from three days prior to the first controlled Rocky Mountain bull elk any legal weapon season through the close of the second Rocky Mountain bull elk any legal weapon season -- That part of the Silvies Unit as follows: 98 square miles in Townships 19, 20, 21, and 22 South, Ranges 24, 25, and 26 East;
(xx) Burnt Cabin: Three days prior to the opening of controlled buck deer any legal weapon season through the close of controlled buck deer any legal weapon season and from three days prior to the first controlled Rocky Mountain bull elk any legal weapon season through the close of the second Rocky Mountain bull elk any legal weapon season -- That part of the Silvies Unit as follows: 22 square miles in Townships 18 and 19 South, Ranges 26 and 27 East;
(yy) Walker Rim; Three days prior to the opening of controlled buck deer any legal weapon season through the close of the controlled buck deer any legal weapon season -- That part of the Fort Rock Unit as follows: 113 square miles in Townships 24, 25, and 26 South, Ranges 8, 9, and 10 East;
(zz) North Paulina: Permanent Closure -- That part of the Fort Rock Unit as follows: 12 square miles in Townships 25 and 26 South; Range 8 East;
(aaa) Sugarpine Mountain: Permanent Closure -- That part of the Fort Rock Unit as follows: 40 square miles in Township 28, Ranges 9 and 10 East;
(bbb) Spring Butte: Permanent Closure -- That part of the Paulina Unit as follows: 30 square miles in Township 23 South, Range 11 East;
(ccc) Wildhorse Ridge/Teepee Butte: Three days prior to the opening of controlled archery deer and elk season through the close of all elk any legal weapon seasons. Posted and gated roads north of 46 roads in Chesnimnus Unit are closed;
(ddd) Hells Canyon National Recreation Area: Permanent Closure -- Those parts of the Chesnimnus, Imnaha, Snake River, and Pine Creek Units in Eastern Wallowa County that are closed by the National Recreation Area;
(eee) PO Saddle Road -- Three days prior to opening of controlled archery deer and elk season through June 15th, annually -- Three miles of road in Townships 3 and 4 South, Range 48 East.
(fff) Whiskey Creek -- Three days prior to opening of controlled archery deer and elk season through May 31. However, roads will be open to permit removal of camping equipment during a time period extending through two Sundays following the last antlerless elk season. That part of the Sled Springs unit as follows -- 45 square miles in Townships 2 and 3 North, Ranges 43, 44, and 45 East.
(ggg) South Boundary: Permanent Closure -- That part of the Ochoco Unit as follows: 47 square miles in Townships 15 and 16 South, Ranges 20, 21, and 22 East.
(hhh) Green Diamond Travel Management Area: Permanent Closure - Applies to all gated, posted, or barrier-closed roads within the Rogue, Keno, Klamath Falls, Sprague, Interstate, Silver Lake, and Fort Rock Units within the land holdings of Green Diamond Resource Company.
(iii) Prineville Reservoir Wildlife Area: From November 15 or December 1 (as posted at each gate) through April 15 annually -- That part of the Ochoco and Maury Units as follows: 5 square miles in Township 16 South, Range 17 East.
(jjj) Mid Coast Access Area - Year round. All gated, posted and/or barrier closed roads within Alsea, Stott Mtn. and Trask Units. Access limited to walk in only at fire level 3. No public access at fire level 4 and during active operations. Cooperators require day use only on private lands, no ATV use, no e-bikes, no vehicles may block any road or gate, no fires, no camping. Private lands closed to the public 1 hour after sunset to 1 hour before sunrise.
(kkk) East Lane TMA - Opening day of General Any Legal Weapon Buck Deer season until the close of General Any Legal Weapon Elk season. Approximately 62 square miles in the McKenzie and Indigo Units comprised of properties owned by Giustina Land and Timber and Giustina Resources. Motorized vehicle access allowed on roads posted with orange carsonite posts, except closed to all access during certain Industrial Fire Protection Levels and active operations. Day use only, open 1 hour before sunset to 1 hour after sunset. No Off Highway Vehicle (OHV) use, no camping, no vehicle may block any road or gate and no fires allowed.
(lll) Umatilla NF: Permanent Closure - That part of the Fossil, Heppner, Ukiah, Desolation, Mt. Emily, Walla Walla, and Wenaha Units within the Umatilla National Forest. Motorized travel allowed only on open roads as designated by the Umatilla National Forest Motor Vehicle Use Map.
(11) In Access Areas funded by the Access and Habitat Program that are Welcome to Hunt, hunters are required to follow the area regulations printed on the map produced by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife for each Access Area. Specific regulations for each Access Area can be found through the Oregon Hunting Map at: http://www.oregonhuntingmap.com/.

Notes

Or. Admin. R. 635-065-0760
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 28, f. & ef. 7-8-83; FWC 34-1984, f. & ef. 7-24-84; FWC 43-1985, f. & ef. 8-22-85; FWC 35-1986, f. & ef. 8-7-86; 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 55-1990, f. & cert. ef. 6-21-90; 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 30-1995, f. & cert. ef. 4-17-95; FWC 18-1996, f. 4-10-96, cert. ef. 8-1-96; FWC 9-1997, f. & cert. ef. 2-27-97; FWC 38-1997, f. & cert. ef. 6-17-97; FWC 71-1997, f. & cert. ef. 12-29-97; 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 82-2000, f. 12-21-00, cert. ef. 1-1-01; DFW 121-2001, f. 12-24-01, cert. ef. 1-1-02; DFW 5-2003, f. 1-17-03, cert. ef. 7-1-03; DFW 116-2003(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 11-25-03 thru 3-31-04; DFW 120-2003, f. 12-4-03, cert. ef. 6-16-04; DFW 125-2004, f. 12-21-04, cert. ef. 6-1-05; DFW 133-2005, f. 12-1-05, cert. ef. 6-1-06; DFW 128-2006, f. 12-7-06, cert. ef. 6-1-07; 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 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 159-2014(Temp), f. 12-4-14, cert. ef. 1-1-15 thru 6-29-15; DFW 69-2015, f. & cert. ef. 6/11/2015; DFW 18-2016, f. & cert. ef. 3/21/2016; DFW 18-2016, f. & cert. ef. 3-21-16; DFW 81-2016, f. & cert. ef. 6-27-16;DFW 20-2017, f. & cert. ef. 3/2/2017; DFW 122-2017, amend filed 09/21/2017, effective 9/21/2017; DFW 180-2019, amend filed 12/19/2019, effective 12/19/2019; DFW 120-2021, temporary amend filed 08/17/2021, effective 08/17/2021 through 02/12/2022; 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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