It might be easier to explain with a line diagram but here's another try.
First is it banned under exotics law?
(1) Any member of the family Felidae not indigenous to Oregon, except the species Felis catus (domestic cat);
(2) Any nonhuman primate
(3) Any nonwolf member of the family Canidae not indigenous to Oregon, except the species Canis familiaris (domestic dog);
(4) Any bear, except the black bear (Ursus americanus); and
(5) Any member of the order Crocodylia. [1985 c.437 §2; 1999 c.699 §3; 2009 c.492 §1]http://www.oregonlaws.org/ors/609.305
If listed under exotics law then it's banned unless you have USDA then it's okay. If it is listed above then the below law does not apply.
Then they have their list of non-regulated, prohibited and domestic, anything not listed is treated as prohibited but prohibited species permits are possible, exception being(as just said) that anything listed under the above exotics law is regulated by that law and so far is being treated as exempt from the listing law. Meaning I can have a fennec with USDA even though they are not listed in the list --> http://www.dfw.state.or.us/OARs/56.pdf
because they are an exotic canine and the exotics law is newer so cancels out this law for those listed. Aardwolf are actually listed as uncontroled if other hayenas are not listed then they are treated as prohibited and needing the prohibited animal permit.
Natives have their own rules. When I asked I was told any fox was okay with a USDA, though yes that is contradictory to laws as written as the exotic law says all non natives canidae and a separate law banning red and gray from other than rehab and fur farms but last I asked that's what I was told by the guy in charge.
The Wildlife Holding Permit is used to authorize capture and holding of the following species:
Northern flying squirrels, golden-mantled ground squirrels, Douglas’s squirrel, red squirrel, and chipmunks. It is also used to authorize holding of captive bred raccoon and bobcat from a USDA licensed facility. The Wildlife Holding Permit applies to these species only. (OAR 635-044-0005)
But this was one of the things they are changing/changed. They were making all raccoons AZA only. Not sure on bobcats but you can have a nonnative lynx instead with USDA to keep things simple.
Wildlife Which Cannot Be Captured and Held
Except as provided in these rules, no game mammal, furbearer, skunk (Mephitis mephitis), spotted skunk (Spilogale gracilis), native bat, or coyote (Canis latrans) may be captured and held in captivity, except as authorized by the director. [...]
Though when I asked they said you can have a skunk if from a USDA breeder but that was also something they had on their list to clarify(by banning initially but enough skunk people showed to have them reconsider). One would need to ask if a coyote would be similarly okay if from a USDA breeder to a USDA licensed individual if they could have it, like they allow fox.
[...]No migratory bird or mammal protected by federal law may be captured and held without first securing a federal permit. A federal permit will serve in lieu of a state Wildlife Holding Permit for birds protected by the federal Migratory Bird Treaty Act and mammals protected by federal law.
Bear in mind almost every bird native or even invasive like starlings are listed federally.
Their are of course exceptions for falconry http://www.dfw.state.or.us/wildlife/lic ... /falconry/
And it says this in the text of the list pdf
(b) Hawks and falcons (families Falconidae and Accipitridae): The capture, possession, propagation, transportation, release, sale, purchase, exchange and disposition of falcons is allowed only as per the requirements of OAR 635 Division 44 (Holding, Propagating Protected Wildlife) and OAR 635 Division 55 (Falconry Licenses, Permits and Requirements)
The best bet for native is to ask them because it's the natives that get a bit murky. Exotics are actually fairly clear as you have those two parts above to check.