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    Wednesday, October 10, 2018 The Nugget Newspaper, Sisters, Oregon
New rules would allow
roadkill salvage
Baseball team gets top-notch coach
Salvaging the meat from a
deer or elk killed by a car will
be legal next year, if the Fish
and Wildlife Commission
approves new rules at its
meeting Friday, October 12,
in at the Running Y Ranch in
Klamath Falls.
The Commission will be
asked to adopt administrative
rules to allow the salvage of
roadkilled deer and elk begin-
ning January 1, 2019. The
new rules are due to the pas-
sage of SB 372 by the 2017
Oregon State Legislature.
Highlights include:
• Deer and elk acciden-
tally stuck by a vehicle may
be salvaged for consumption
only. Intentionally hitting a
deer or elk in order to salvage
it remains unlawful.
• Anyone who salvages a
roadkilled deer or elk must
complete a free online permit
within 24 hours of salvaging
the animal and provide infor-
mation including their name,
contact info, where and when
salvage occurred, species and
gender of animal salvaged,
and if they were driver that
struck animal.
• Antlers and head of all
salvaged animals will need to
be surrendered to an ODFW
office within five business
days of taking possession of
the carcass. This rule will
meet the requirements of SB
372 and will contribute to
ODFW’s surveillance pro-
gram for Chronic Wasting
The Sisters High School
varsity baseball team will
have a new coach this spring:
Kevin Feist, a player and vet-
eran coach, who will bring his
knowledge and years of win-
ning experience to the squad.
Feist started playing at a
very young age, played all the
way through college, and got
in a few years of adult league.
He attended Banks High
School and was primarily a
shortstop, with a bit of pitch-
ing thrown in here and there.
Honors included first-team
all-league his sophomore,
junior, and senior years, and
first-team all-state his senior
Feist went on to play colle-
giate ball at Pacific University.
His freshman year he played
shortstop and then moved to
the outfield for his final three
years. Kevin transferred to
Eastern Oregon State College
his senior year. His junior and
senior year he was selected
all-conference and all-district.
Feist started his coaching
career in Boise (1989-1990),
and over the next 10 years
coached in Meridian, Idaho,
and Enterprise, Yamhill-
Carlton, and Moro, Oregon.
From 1999-2017 he was the
head baseball coach in Burns,
and while there acquired quite
a list of accomplishments. The
team won six league champi-
onships, and qualified for the
state playoffs 12 of 17 years,
including three semi-final
• The entire carcass of the
animal including gut piles
must be removed from the
road and road right of way
during the salvage.
• In cases where a deer or
elk is struck, injured, and then
put down to alleviate suffer-
ing, only the driver of the
vehicle that struck the animal
may salvage the carcass and
law enforcement must be
immediately notified. (This
is a requirement per Oregon
Revised Statute 498.016 and
SB 372.)
• Any person who sal-
vages a deer or elk will con-
sume the meat at their own
risk. ODFW/OSP will not
perform game meat inspec-
tions for any deer or elk sal-
vaged under these rules.
• Sale of any part of the
salvaged animal is prohibited,
but transfer to another person
will be allowed with a written
record similar to transferring
game meat.
• The state of Oregon is
not liable for any loss or dam-
age arising from the recovery,
possession, use, transport or
consumption of deer or elk
The Commission’s agenda
for October 12 originally
included plans to adopt rules
related to the destruction of
forfeited firearms from wild-
life law violations, but that
agenda item has been delayed
until a future meeting.
By Rongi Yost
appearances. They were 3A
state champs in 2007 and
2008, and the 2A/1A state
champs in 2016.
Last year, Feist got a
job teaching at Baker Web
Academy, and moved from
Burns to Central Oregon. Feist
and his wife, Tori, together
have three adult children,
Caleb, Austin, and Karli.
Feist heard about an open-
ing for a teaching position at
Sisters Middle School (SMS)
and decided to apply. He got
the job as the SMS PE teacher,
and decided to continue the
application process and apply
for the baseball head coaching
Kevin shared that the rea-
son he wanted to pursue a
teaching job and a coaching
position in Sisters was the
District’s outstanding educa-
tional and athletic reputation.
Feist told The Nugget that
his goal for the baseball pro-
gram is to build a solid varsity
and JV team, which he knows
all comes down to numbers.
“We have a young group
right now,” said Feist. “I want
to see these guys work hard,
be committed to the baseball
program, and try to take the
program to another level.”
Feist acknowledged that
Sisters has had a very success-
ful baseball program in the
past and gave credit to former
coach Steve Hodges.
“Steve did a great job of
putting Sisters’ baseball on the
map on a yearly basis,” said
Feist. “They were good every
year. I want to continue that
Kevin Feist will be the Outlaws’ new
baseball coach next spring.
tradition, and ideally, I would
love for Sisters to win a state
I want to see these guys
work hard, be committed
to the baseball program,
and try to take the
program to another level.
— Kevin Feist
Feist told The Nugget that
there are three things he spe-
cifically wants for his players:
The first is to be a better per-
son in all areas of their lives.
The second is to be a better
baseball player, be coachable,
and work hard to improve
their skills. Finally, he wants
them to have a greater appre-
ciation and respect for the
game of baseball.
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