2012 Change to ATV Regulations
Posted in the 2012 Big game Regulations Page 27.*
No Person Shall:
(1) Operate a
snowmobile or ATV while carrying a firearm or a bow unless the firearm is unloaded, or with a bow,
arrows are in a quiver.
Subsection (1) of this section does not apply to a person who is
licensed under ORS 166.291 and 166.292 to carry a concealed handgun.
(3) As used in this section, "unloaded" means:
(a) If the firearm is a revolver, that
there is no
live cartridge in the chamber that is
aligned with the
hammer of the revolver;
(b) If the firearm is a muzzle-loading firearm, that the firearm is not capped or primed; or
(c) If the firearm is other than a revolver or a muzzle-loading firearm, that there is no live cartridge in the chamber.
(Violation of ORS 821.240 is a Class B traffic violation).
*Contact OSP @ Regional Offices or ODFW @ 503-947-6000 or firstname.lastname@example.org for interpretation on these changes.