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Permanent Disability Permit

Oregon Disabilities Hunting and Fishing Permit (pdf)

In order to be considered a person with a disability under the wildlife laws, a person shall provide either:

1. Written certification from a licensed physician, physician assistant or nurse practitioner which states that the applicant:

  1. is permanently unable to walk without the use of, or assistance from, a brace, cane, crutch, prosthetic device, wheelchair, scooter or walker fulltime. Note: A brace is defined as an orthosis that is prescribed by a physician and fabricated by an orthotist certified by the American Board for Certification in Orthotics and Prosthetics, Inc;

  2. is restricted by lung disease to the extent that the person's forced expiratory volume for one second, when measured by a spirometer, is less than 35 percent predicted, or arterial oxygen tension is less than 55 mm/Hg on room air at rest;

  3. has a cardiac condition to the extent that the person's functional limitations are classified in severity as Class III or Class IV, according to standards established by the American Heart Association

  4. has a permanent, physical impairment that prevents the person from holding or shooting a firearm or bow or from holding a fishing for in hand; or

  5. has central visual acuity that permanently does not exceed 20/200 in the better eye with corrective lenses, or the widest diameter of the visual field is no greater than 20 degrees; or

2. Written proof that the last official certification of record by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs or any branch of the Armed Forces of the United States shows the person to be at least 65% disabled (ORS 496.018)

The "Oregon Disabilities Hunting and Fishing Permit" is not a license or tag. Hunters must still obtain a hunting and apply for and/or purchase appropriate tags prior to specified tag sale deadlines to hunt in controlled and general big game seasons. You must be in possession of your "Oregon Disabilities Hunting and Fishing Permit", license, and tag while you are hunting (even holders of a Disabled Veteran/Pioneer license and tag). All license and tag fees are at regular rates. In addition you may only hunt in the time period specified for the tag you possess. Holders of a Disabled Veterans/Pioneer elk tag must also possess an "Oregon Disabilities Hunting and Fishing Permit" to be eligible for an expanded bag limit or to hunt from a parked motor vehicle. An "Oregon Disabilities hunting and Fishing Permit" does not allow the permit holder to travel on any closed road by means of a motor-propelled vehicle.

For more information see the current Oregon Big Game Regulations.

Reminder: The Oregon Disabilities Hunting and Fishing Permit is not a license or tag. Hunters must still obtain a hunting license and purchase appropriate tags.


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