Am I allowed to populate my property with native gopher snakes

Asked October 10, 2020, 11:53 PM EDT

Am I allowed to populate my property with native species of gopher snakes In order to control rodent populations in my pasture and property where I plan to grow fruit trees and other food? Hoping I am permitted to import them. Also would need local legal breeder if this is allowed. Thanks?

Jackson County Oregon

1 Response

Thank you for your question. This is a topic governed by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, which has the following publication on snakes: https://www.dfw.state.or.us/wildlife/living_with/docs/LivingWSnakes.pdf I suggest you contact them through the means identified at the end of that publication. Good luck!