Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife

Rule Rule 635-001-0025
Civil Damages


(1)

It is the policy of the Commission that the Director may institute suit for the recovery of damages for the unlawful taking or killing of wildlife pursuant to ORS 496.705 (Damage suits for unlawful killing of wildlife).

(2)

In deciding whether to institute suit against a person convicted of unlawfully taking or killing wildlife, the Director may consider, but is not limited to, the following criteria:

(a)

Whether the person was convicted of unlawfully taking or killing more than one game or furbearing mammal;

(b)

Whether the person was convicted of selling or wasting the wildlife, or parts thereof, unlawfully taken or killed;

(c)

Whether the person convicted has also been convicted of any previous violations of the wildlife laws or regulations promulgated pursuant thereto;

(d)

Whether the violation for which the person was convicted occurred outside any authorized season for the species taken or killed; and

(e)

Whether the cumulative value, as established by ORS 496.705 (Damage suits for unlawful killing of wildlife), of the wildlife unlawfully taken or killed is equal to or greater than $100.
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