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Statewide

Hunting dog and raptor training

April 13, 2020

Rules and permits for releasing birds, pursuit seasons and competitive dog trials.

Trainers can now release and/or kill domestically-raised game birds to train their hunting dogs and raptors year-round. A permit is required to release the game birds. You also can order bands for your birds here.

The prohibition of dog training or dogs running at large during game bird nesting habitat during April-July has been lifted. Harassing wildlife, except when hunting or during pursuit season, is still unlawful. (Harass means to chase, molest, worry or disturb wildlife.)

Pursuit season for wild-hatched upland game birds is from Sept.1 to Jan. 31. (Wild-hatched birds may only be killed during authorized hunting seasons.)

Competitive hunting dog trials require a permit. The application is here.

USE OF WILDLIFE IN COMPETITIVE HUNTING DOG TRIALS AND THE TRAINING OF HUNTING DOGS AND RAPTORS (Oregon Administrative Rules) 

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