Or. Admin. R. 635-075-0025 - Outfitters and Guides Nonresident Tag Allocation

(1) Eligibility: Outfitters and Guides must be registered pursuant to ORS 704 prior to making application for big game tags described herein.
(2) The Outfitters and Guides nonresident tags allocated shall be based on one half the nonresident tags drawn in the previous year from the standard first drawing determined by hunt number for series 100, 200, and 600 as described in OAR 635-060-005 and 635-068-0000 through 635-071-0000.
(a) Prior to November 1 of each year, the Department shall publish a list of tags available for allocation based on nonresident tags drawn in the annual June drawing.
(b) In the event of new hunts, no Outfitter and Guide tags will be allocated for that year for those hunts, except for unit wide hunts that are split will have tags reapportioned for the new hunts.
(c) All tags allocated shall be considered nonresident for the purposes of OAR 635-060-0030(2).
(d) The Commission may revoke or refuse to issue all or any portion of the permits based upon a commission finding of an emergency situation or for a biological need. In the event of a tag number reduction of 50% or more for the current hunt year, Outfitter and Guide tags will be reduced proportionately to the overall tag reduction. Tags will be reallocated based on the application draw number.
(e) For the purposes of these rules, "emergency situation or biological needs" is defined as a situation in which harvest mortality above a prescribed level would significantly jeopardize the department's ability to meet sex ratio or population management objectives for a wildlife management unit or subunit.

Notes

Or. Admin. R. 635-075-0025
FWC 73-1997, f. & cert. ef. 12-29-97; DFW 49-1998, f. & cert. ef. 6-22-98; DFW 47-1999, f. & cert. ef. 6-16-99; DFW 121-2001, f. 12-24-01, cert. ef. 1-1-02; DFW 18-2016, f. & cert. ef. 3/21/2016; DFW 154-2020, amend filed 12/18/2020, effective 12/18/2020

Statutory/Other Authority: ORS 496.012, 496.138 & 497.112

Statutes/Other Implemented: ORS 496.012, 496.138 & 497.112

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