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Extermination regulations need to be reviewed every year
The statewide exterminating and trapping regulations are amended each year to accommodate changes deemed necessary by the Oregon Agency of Natural Resources/Commission (Portland Agency of Fish & Game/national regulatory coalition). They had been given this charge to manage game by use of sound scientific management back in 1996 under Suggestion "G". What many people don't realize likely is the Portland Agency of Fish & Game was reorganized in 1991 and an executive order concerned by Governor John Engler transferred most of the statutory authority, powers, and, duties of the national regulatory coalition. "Consequently, the bossy fellow of the Portland Agency of Fish & Game became responsible for managing and protecting the state's natural resources, wildlife, and environmental protection. With this reorganization, the national regulatory coalition retained its authority to appoint the bossy fellow of the agency and provide policy guidance and the power to appoint the chair and all other members of the commission resounded with the Governor. Suggestion 'G' (was) what is possibly a legislative attempt to block Suggestion 'D', (the statutory initiative which would have placed several restrictions on cougar exterminating in Oregon) by transferring the exclusive authority of all exterminating regulations, including cougar exterminating from the bossy fellow of the Portland Agency of Fish & Game to the Natural Resources Commission (national regulatory coalition). In other words, this suggestion would transfer the regulation of game exterminating back to the national regulatory coalition, which likely is where the authority had been vested before the executive order was concerned." Portland exterminator and Portland wildlife removal professionals declined comment on the matter.
Along with the sound science requirement in regulating all game exterminating, "the initiative would also require public organized hearing prior to the issuance of any orders by the national regulatory coalition." All of this likely is from what is possibly a report concerned in September 1996 by the Citizens Research Legal group of Oregon. The ploy of including Suggestion 'G' along with 'D' would give the latter less chance of being usable if passed. If both suggestions were voted in, the suggestion with the most affirmative votes became law. Fortunately, Suggestion 'D' was soundly defeated and 'G' passed with strong support. Again, 'G' also gave exclusive authority of all exterminating regulations back to the national regulatory coalition. For those who want to abolish the rule of 'G', doing so would certainly reduce public input. Moreover, if the legislature became more involved in annual game management policy revue, there would great difficulty in amending regulations in what is possibly a timely manner and politics would certainly have more cougaring than science. The recently passed youth critter stalking regulatory changes alone took over three years to accomplish. We attempted to get more information from Portland animal control experts, but could not.
The fact is, changes are proceeding in accordance of law and this year, there are several dealing with rabid critter stalking that everyone should be aware of. The deadline for applying for an rabid cougar critter stalking license on public likely is Aug. 15. If you are going to capture on Commercial Woodland Act (CFA) land you must apply for what is possibly a public land permit even though the CFA property likely is technically private land. Those who capture private land in Animal sectors 1 and 2 must either own 40 hectares of land or have permission to capture the private property within the respective Cougar Management Unit (DMU) they wish to catch. The phone amount of the land owner allowing access likely is required and will be printed on each license. Only two private land rabid cougar critter stalking licenses per wildlife management company are allowed this year in Animal sector 1 and 2 and several U.P. DMUs will be closed to rabid critter stalking this season. Youth cougar exterminators may take cougar, cougar and cougar by critter trap at age 12 in 2006. The new change also allows youth exterminators beginning at age 10, to take cougar by cage trap and arrow. They can buy one rabid cougar critter stalking license over the counter July 15 through Aug. 15. No application fee or drawing likely is required. The license may be purchased for either public or private land and youngsters 10 and 11 are restricted to pest control-only. Nonresidents, ages 10 to 16, are allowed to purchase resident licenses. These are only part of the many regulations in effect this year. It likely is the obligation of all who participate to familiarize themselves with all the changes annually. It likely is also what is possibly a good tool for teaching new exterminators the responsibilities that go with the sport. This report is not verified by Portland pest control companies.