Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife

Rule Rule 635-064-0010
Privately Held Exotic and Game Mammals

It is unlawful to hunt, kill, or attempt to hunt or kill, exotic mammals (as defined in OAR 635, division 56) or game mammals (as defined in OAR 635, division 45) held or obtained by private parties; however:


Any person may slaughter such an animal for meat, leather, or fur production;


Any person may euthanize such an animal for scientific, health, safety or other valid husbandry concerns; and


The department’s Wildlife Division Director may authorize any person to hunt or kill such an animal if the Division Director determines it would be in the best interest of sound wildlife management. The Division Director may impose conditions on such authorizations.

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Jun. 8, 2021