Oregon Oregon State Marine Board

Rule Rule 250-016-0060
Outfitter and Guide Ethical and Professional Standards


All Outfitter and Guides shall:


Make every effort to operate with respect for the rights of others, private and public property, and provide for the health, safety, and well-being of their clients, employees, and the general public;


Provide services on public land in a manner such that they do not interfere with the general public access to public land or waterways or access to wildlife on public land;


Leave clean camps, striving to maintain the environment in as good or better condition than before and dispose of all garbage, debris, and human waste in a proper, approved manner;


Cooperate with Federal, State, and local fish and wildlife officials; advise clients of all applicable conservation standards, fish and game laws, license requirements, statutes and regulations and not condone their violation;


Not use any illegal drug, or excessively use alcohol, or any other drug or substance, to the extent that the use impairs the user physically or mentally while engaged by a client;


Not violate any law, rule, or policy of the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife concerning the certification of residents and nonresidents for procuring hunting and fishing licenses;


Not engage in fraud, deceit, misrepresentation, or concealment of any material fact in advertising, soliciting, or providing professional services to members of the public;


Provide any animal used in the conduct of business with proper food, water, and shelter and not subject any animal to needless abuse or cruel and inhuman treatment;


Not solicit clients or another Outfitter and Guide while client is engaging in an outfitting activity;


Promptly refund deposits paid by participants upon request if such deposits are due to the participant in accordance with the Outfitter and Guide’s written deposit refund policy;


Not substantially breach a contract with any person using guiding services of the Outfitter and Guide;


Treat clients, employees, and the general public in a fair and professional manner.


It is unprofessional and unethical to have an Outfitter and Guide registration, license, permit or certificate suspended, revoked, canceled, or denied by another state or by an agency of the United States.

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Jun. 8, 2021