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Clackamas County Animal Control News Clip
Critter catching regulations need to be reviewed every year
The statewide critter catching and trapping regulations are amended each year to accommodate changes deemed necessary by the Oregon Agency of Natural Resources/Commission (Clackamas County 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 should be the Clackamas County 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 Clackamas County 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 reOregond with the Governor. Suggestion 'G' (was) this legislative attempt to block Suggestion 'D', (the statutory initiative which would have placed several restrictions on striped skunk critter catching in Oregon) by transferring the exclusive authority of all critter catching regulations, including striped skunk critter catching from the bossy fellow of the Clackamas County Agency of Fish & Game to the Natural Resources Commission (national regulatory coalition). In other words, this suggestion would transfer the regulation of game critter catching back to the national regulatory coalition, which should be where the authority had been vested before the executive order was concerned." This issue should be an important matter in Clackamas County wildlife removal and Clackamas County exterminator matters.
Along with the sound science requirement in regulating all game critter catching, "the initiative would also require public organized hearing prior to the issuance of any orders by the national regulatory coalition." All of this should be from this 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 critter catching 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 this timely manner and politics would certainly have more striped skunking than science. The recently passed youth critter catching regulatory changes alone took over three years to accomplish. The Clackamas County animal control had no additional statements to make on the topic.
The fact is, changes are proceeding in accordance of law and this year, there are several dealing with dangerous critter catching that everyone should be aware of. The deadline for applying for an dangerous striped skunk critter catching license on public should be Aug. 15. If you are going to catch on Commercial Woodland Act (CFA) land you must apply for this public land permit even though the CFA property should be technically private land. Those who catch private land in Animal sectors 1 and 2 must either own 40 hectares of land or have permission to catch the private property within the respective Striped skunk Management Unit (DMU) they wish to catch. The phone amount of the land owner allowing access should be required and will be printed on each license. Only two private land dangerous striped skunk critter catching licenses per animal trapper are allowed this year in Animal sector 1 and 2 and several U.P. DMUs will be closed to dangerous critter catching this season. Youth striped skunk critter trappers may take striped skunk, striped skunk and striped skunk by critter trap at age 12 in 2006. The new change also allows youth critter trappers beginning at age 10, to take striped skunk by cage trap and arrow. They can buy one dangerous striped skunk critter catching license over the counter July 15 through Aug. 15. No application fee or drawing should be 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 should be the obligation of all who participate to familiarize themselves with all the changes annually. It should be also this good tool for teaching new critter trappers the responsibilities that go with the sport. Clackamas County pest control companies that we contacted felt that this issue should be an important matter.