Hunting, Angling and Trapping Regulations

ORS 498.042
Removal of parts of wildlife and waste of wildlife prohibited


Except as provided in subsection (2) of this section, a person may not remove the following parts from the carcass of any wildlife and utilize only those parts so removed:


From the carcass of any game mammal or game bird, the head, antlers, horns, hide or plumage.


From the carcass of a black bear or cougar, the paws, gallbladder, sex organs or bones.


From the carcass of a sturgeon, salmon or steelhead, the eggs.


Subsection (1) of this section does not apply to the removal of wildlife parts by a person:


When engaged in lawful trapping activities.


When utilizing those game mammals or game birds that the State Fish and Wildlife Commission by rule declares to be inedible.


No person shall waste any edible portion of any game mammal, game bird or game fish or the pelt of any fur-bearing mammal. [1973 c.723 §80; 2016 c.37 §3]

See also annotations under ORS 498.585 in permanent edition.

Notes of Decisions

Failure to establish proper venue in prosecution of defendant for waste of game animal was fatal, for venue is material allegation of complaint and must be proved beyond reasonable doubt. State v. Hastings, 31 Or App 981, 571 P2d 1284 (1977)

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Taking and sale of steelhead trout, (1974) Vol 37, p 27

Chapter 498

Notes of Decisions

Sufficiency of uniform game citation is governed by [former] ORS 153.720, not by statutes applicable to indictments. State v. Herrera, 152 Or App 22, 952 P2d 566 (1998)


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