Certified Ballot Title
November 5, 1996 General Election
RESULT OF "YES" VOTE: "Yes" vote gives commission exclusive wildlife management authority; repeals 1994 bear/cougar hunting ban initiative.
RESULT OF "NO" VOTE: "No" vote retains current wildlife management laws, including 1994 bear/cougar hunting ban initiative measure.
SUMMARY: Current law gives the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission the authority to manage wildlife. Measure provides that this authority would be exclusive. Measure repeals all laws other than legislation and Commission rules enacted since 1975 that regulate time, place and manner of taking wildlife by angling, hunting or trapping, including the 1994 bear/cougar hunting ban initiative. That initiative banning use of bait or dogs to trap or hunt black bear and cougar was approved by vote of the people in the November, 1994 election.