(1) All wildlife taken by, or in the possession of any person in violation of the wildlife laws, and all guns, boats, traps, fishing apparatus and implements used in angling, hunting or trapping or taking any wildlife in violation of the wildlife laws may be seized by any person authorized to enforce the wildlife laws, and may be forfeited.
(2) All wildlife shot by any person while violating any provision of ORS 164.245 to 164.270 or 498.120 shall be seized by any person authorized to enforce the wildlife laws and shall be forfeited.
(3) If forfeited, such property shall be turned over to the State Fish and Wildlife Commission by order of the court at the time of passing sentence for the violation.
(4) The commission may dispose of such property in any manner it considers proper, but the clear proceeds derived from the sale of any seized guns, boats, traps, fishing apparatus or implements shall be deposited in the Common School Fund. Any wildlife taken in violation of the wildlife laws may be disposed of forthwith or used for food purposes, under rules of the commission, to prevent spoilage.
(5) Upon conviction of a person for taking wildlife while violating any provision of ORS 164.245 to 164.270 or 498.120, the court shall include in the sentence a requirement that the convicted person pay to the seizing agency an amount equal to the cost incurred in seizing, storing and disposing of the seized and forfeited wildlife. [Amended by 1971 c.658 §19; 1973 c.723 §29; 1987 c.858 §6; 1993 c.440 §2; 1999 c.1051 §272]Section: Previous 496.645 496.650 496.655 496.660 496.665 496.670 496.675 496.680 496.685 496.690 496.695 496.700 496.705 496.710 496.715 Next
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