State permit policies & procedures
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Website Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife
Contacts Carol Turner
Oregon Dept. of Fish and Wildlife
3406 Cherry Ave., N.E.
Salem OR 97303
Phone: (503) 947-6303
Fax: (503) 947-6330
Is a permit needed for banding?Yes.
Per permit form, the permit is needed to collect, salvage, handle,
live-trap, mark and/or release. Confirmed by C. Turner (pers.comm to E.
Paul 13 July 2009).
Permit application forms
- Application Form -
or from the agency website
- Renewal - same form
- Threatened and Endangered
- same form
- Salvage - same form
To be determined
Check permit conditions. Even if not
expressly required to do so, you should always contact the manager of
that particular state land unit or with the owner of private land
before your arrival. You want to be aware of the hunting seasons, and,
of course want to be sure that your activities will not interfere with
the activities of that park, wildlife management area, or other state
land unit, and that your activities will not adversely affect public
use of the land or with the activities of private landowners.
Purpose of Scientific Taking Permits
Rules to take wildlife for scientific study allow educational
institutions and private and public scientists a means to study or gain
knowledge of wildlife. The Department acts as coordinator and contact
for wildlife research projects conducted in Oregon. Refer to Division 7
for taking fish on a Scientific Taking Permits.
Scientific Taking Permit Requirements
Any person desiring to take wildlife for scientific purposes must first
secure a Scientific Taking Permit by applying to the Oregon Department
of Fish and Wildlife. The application shall list the wildlife species
and numbers to be collected, the areas and methods of collecting,
purpose for collecting, the date of application, the name, address,
occupation, and signature of the applicant, and the signature and
affiliation of the sponsor if the applicant is a student. This permit
may not be used in lieu of a hunting license.
Cost of Permit
Scientific Taking Permits shall cost $10 effective with permits issued
for 1992 and shall expire on December 31 of the year issued.
Conditions of Scientific Taking Permit
Scientific taking permittees shall adhere to all requirements, terms,
and conditions included on the Scientific Taking Permit and the record
keeping requirements below:
(1) Every scientific taking permittee shall at the time of taking
wildlife, record the species, numbers, area and date wildlife were
(2) Records shall be maintained at the business address of the scientific taking permittee for a period of three years.
(3) Records shall be sent to the Department at 3406 Cherry Avenue NE,
Salem, Oregon 97303 within 30 days of the expiration of the permit.
Persons Eligible for Scientific Taking Permit
Any person who has need to collect wildlife for the purpose of
acquiring knowledge thereof may apply for a Scientific Taking Permit.
Eligible persons include members of public or private scientific
organizations, professional educators, college or university students
working under the sponsorship of accredited professors, and scientists
employed by private corporations and public natural resource agencies.
An application will be evaluated for approval and may be denied if it
Cancellation of Scientific Taking Permit
Failure to comply with the conditions stipulated in OAR 635-043-0030
through 635-043-0040 is cause to cancel the permit and confiscate the