No longer considered predators, Oregon beavers get new protections from state

By Alex Baumhardt

Oregon Capital Chronicle

Oregon's state animal has for years been classified as a "predator" by the state fish and wildlife agency, and that's meant that the North American Beaver has lived largely unprotected from private landowners who can kill them at will.

That will change July 1 when new rules go into effect under House Bill 3464, the "beaver bill." The bill passed the state...


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