Oregon Oregon Hook and Line Only for Salmon and Sturgeon, Measure 17 (June 1908)

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The Oregon Oregon Hook and Line Only for Salmon and Sturgeon Bill, also known as Measure 17, was on the June 1, 1908 ballot in Oregon as an initiated state statute, where it was approved. The measure prohibited fishing for salmon and sturgeon at any time and by any means, except hook and line, in the tributaries of the Columbia River and Sandy River and prohibited any fishing for salmon during spawning season in these watersheds.[1]

“Salmon,” according to the bill, includes “Chinook, Steelheads, Bluebacks, Silversides and all other anadromous specifies of salmon.”

Election results

Oregon Measure 17 (1908)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 56,130 64.96%
No30,28035.04%

Election results via: Oregon Blue Book

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

The Following Is The Number and Form in Which the Question will be Printed on the Official Ballot:

Proposed by Initiative Petition

For an act prohibiting, after August 25th, 1908, fishing for salmon and sturgeon at any time, by any means, except hook and line, in the Sandy River or any of its tributaries, or in the Columbia River or any of its tributaries, at any place up stream from its confluence with the Sandy River, or with hook and line during spawning season. --- Vote YES or NO.

332. Yes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

333. No . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [2]

Path to the ballot

Measure 17 was filed in the office of the Secretary of State on January 30, 1908.[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Oregon State Library, "State of Oregon Official Voters' Pamphlet," accessed October 28, 2013
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.