Application, Administration and Enforcement of Wildlife Laws

ORS 496.108
Commission officers

  • quorum
  • meetings


(a) The Governor shall designate one member of the State Fish and Wildlife Commission as chairperson. The member shall serve as chairperson until the member’s term expires or until relieved by the Governor. The chairperson shall have the powers and duties as are provided by the rules of the commission.


The commission shall select one of its members as vice chairperson, for a term and with the duties and powers necessary for the performance of the functions of the office as the commission determines appropriate.


A majority of the members of the commission constitutes a quorum for the transaction of business.


The commission shall meet at least once every two months at a time and place determined by the commission. The commission shall also meet at other times and places as are specified by the call of the chairperson or of a majority of the members of the commission.


The commission may also meet jointly with authorities of other states or of the United States to consider problems of mutual interest.


The commission shall hold at least one meeting per year in each of the congressional districts in this state. [1973 c.723 §9; 2001 c.762 §2]

See annotations under ORS 496.130 in permanent edition.

Chapter 496

Notes of Decisions

Fish and Wildlife Commission has statutory authority to provide by rule for is suance of special ceremonial hunting permits for specific tribes that are not otherwise allowed under hunting and fishing agreement between federal and state governments and that tribe. Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians of Oregon v. Department of Fish and Wildlife, 244 Or App 535, 260 P3d 705 (2011)

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Commission authority to restrict use of boat ramp it locates on state land, (1971) Vol 35, p 900


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