(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 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.Section: Previous 498.153 498.154 498.155 498.158 498.160 498.164 498.166 498.170 498.172 498.202 498.205 498.208 498.210 498.215 498.216 Next
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