Hunting, Angling and Trapping Regulations

ORS 498.170
Hunters who have a visual impairment


(1)

A person who does not have a visual impairment and who accompanies a hunter who possesses a visually impaired hunter license may:

(a)

Assist the hunter in selecting a game animal or bird;

(b)

Assist the aiming or sighting of a firearm;

(c)

Advise the hunter when to fire a firearm;

(d)

Shoot a game animal or bird on behalf of the hunter while in the immediate presence of the hunter; and

(e)

Tag and retrieve game animals and birds on behalf of the hunter.

(2)

The person accompanying a hunter who has a visual impairment shall be required to possess a valid hunting license. The person accompanying a hunter who has a visual impairment may also hunt game animals or birds if the person possesses the appropriate tags, permits and stamps for the area and time period.

(3)

A hunter who possesses a visually impaired hunter license must comply with all other tag, permit and stamp requirements of the State Fish and Wildlife Commission and applicable hunting laws.

(4)

As used in this section, “hunter who has a visual impairment” means a person who files proof with the commission that the person’s central visual acuity does not exceed 20/200 in the better eye with best correction or that the person’s visual acuity, if better than 20/200, is accompanied by a limit to the field of vision to such a degree that its widest diameter subtends an angle of no greater than 20 degrees. [1997 c.407 §1; 2007 c.70 §279]
Note: 498.170 (Hunters who have a visual impairment) was enacted into law by the Legislative Assembly but was not added to or made a part of ORS chapter 498 or any series therein by legislative action. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.
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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