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       2012 Change to ATV Regulations


As 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, unless all arrows are in a quiver.

(2) 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 odfw.info@state.or.us for interpretation on these changes.