shall submit a landowner preference registration form to be eligible for a
landowner preference tag. A one-time fee of $33.50 is required at the time of
registration for new program participants. A landowner can have only one
registration form on file with the Department. However, an individual who owns
(through business entities, in the individual's own name or a combination
thereof) more than one property eligible for the landowner preference program
may register each such property. The registration form is an affidavit
certifying ownership, number of acres owned, the county and Wildlife Management
Unit where the property is located. This registration form registers the
individual and remains valid until the individual registered no longer
qualifies as a landowner as defined under OAR 635-045-0002
, writes to the
Department requesting the registration form be deleted, or the Department
notifies the landowner that a renewal is required.
(2) In addition to having a landowner
preference registration form on file with the Department, a landowner or an
authorized designee identified by the landowner in writing to the Department
shall submit a tag distribution form annually. The tag distribution form shall
list the names of the landowner, stockholder(s), partner(s), and their
immediate family members to receive tags for pronghorn antelope, and the names
of the landowner, stockholder(s), partner(s), their immediate family members,
and those persons of the landowners' choosing to receive landowner preference
tags for deer and elk.
Landowners shall submit registration forms and landowners or their designee
shall submit tag distribution forms prior to September 15 for all controlled
100 series buck deer and bull elk hunts, and through the day prior to the
season openings for 600 series antlerless deer, antlerless elk, and either-sex
or doe/fawn pronghorn antelope hunts. A Landowner Preference Tag Redistribution
fee of $16.50 will be charged per species for amendments made to the original
tag distribution forms.
Registration forms and tag distribution forms are available at no charge online
and in any office of the Department.
Registration forms, tag distribution
forms, and applications shall be received at the Salem headquarters office of
the Department prior to issuance of any landowner preference tag, except as
provided for in OAR 635-075-0007
. Landowners are not required to submit proof
of ownership with their registration form. Landowners shall be required to
submit proof of ownership at the request of the Department or the Oregon State
Police acting on behalf of the Department.
(6) A landowner, stockholder(s), partner(s),
and immediate family and those persons of the landowners' choosing wishing to
also apply for controlled hunt tags shall apply by the May 15 controlled hunt
deadline. Listing a hunt choice other than a landowner preference choice is not
(7) Everyone shall follow
controlled hunt application procedures and regulations as described in OAR
(8) The number of
landowner preference tags issued is based upon a landowner's acreage. Landowner
Preference tags shall be allocated by the following minimum acreage
requirements: [Table attached]
Landowner preference tags for the hunting of deer or elk may be issued to any
person of the landowner's choosing, and shall be used for the taking of
antlerless animals except as described in OAR 635-075-0005
(10). Season dates of
the transferred landowner preference tags shall be the same dates as the
preference tags for the hunting of antlered deer or elk may be issued to a
person of the landowner's choosing who is not a member of the landowner's,
partner's, or stockholder's immediate family as follows:
(a) A landowner who is issued only one tag
may not transfer that tag.
landowner who is issued two or more tags may transfer not more than 50 percent
of the tags to a person who is not an immediate family member as defined in ORS
If calculation of the number of tags eligible for transfer under the provisions
of this paragraph results in a fraction, the Commission shall round up the
number of tags to the next whole number.
A landowner who is qualified to receive
landowner hunting preference tags may request two additional tags for providing
public access and/or two additional tags for wildlife habitat programs. This
request shall be made to the Access and Habitat Board with supporting evidence
that the access is significant and the habitat programs benefit wildlife. The
board may recommend that the commission grant the request. These tags may not
be applied to the options as defined in OAR 635-075-0005
(12) No one shall receive both a controlled
hunt tag and a landowner preference tag for the same type of hunt. Landowner
hunting preference tags shall not be issued to any person successful in the
controlled hunt drawing for the same type of hunt.
Landowner preference tags, except as
described in OAR 635-075-0007
, and 635-075-0015
shall only be
authorized by the headquarters office of the Department following the
controlled hunt drawings.
Or. Admin. R.
FWC 35-1982, f. & ef.
6-7-82; FWC 43-1985, f. & ef. 8-22-85; FWC 35-1986, f. & ef. 8-7-86;
FWC 48-1987, f. & ef. 7-6-87; FWC 20-1988, f. & cert. ef. 3-10-88; FWC
45-1988, f. & cert. ef. 6-13-88; FWC 98-1988, f. & cert. ef. 10-6-88;
FWC 14-1990, f. & cert. ef. 2-2-90; FWC 99-1992, f. & cert. ef.
9-25-92; FWC 10-1994, f. & cert. ef. 2-24-94; FWC 14-1994(Temp), f. &
cert. ef. 3-1-94; FWC 40-1994, f. & cert. ef. 6-28-94; FWC 7-1996, f. &
cert. ef. 2-12-96; FWC 38-1997, 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 82-2000, f. 12-21-00, cert. ef. 1-1-01; DFW
121-2001, f. 12-24-01, cert. ef. 1-1-02; 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 53-2005, f. &
cert. ef. 6-14-05; DFW 131-2008, f. & cert. ef. 10-14-08; DFW
42-2009(Temp), f. 5-4-09, cert. ef 5-5-09 thru 10-31-09; DFW 66-2009, f. &
cert. ef. 6-10-09; DFW 140-2009, f. 11-3-09, cert. ef. 1-1-10; DFW 142-2009, f.
11-12-09, cert. ef. 1-1-10; DFW 19-2013(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 3-11-13 thru
9-6-13; DFW 53-2013, f. & cert. ef. 6-10-13; DFW 63-2014, f. & cert.
1-2015, f. & cert. ef.
69-2015, f. & cert. ef.
69-2015, f. & cert. ef.
147-2017, amend filed 11/29/2017, effective
179-2018, amend filed 12/04/2018, effective
165-2019, amend filed 10/29/2019, effective
Statutory/Other Authority: SB 247 (2015), ORS
Statutes/Other Implemented: ORS