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Alabama - Agency Mandate

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(a) The Commissioner of Conservation and Natural Resources may enforce and administer all laws providing for the preservation, protection, propagation, and development of wild birds, wild fur-bearing animals, game fish, saltwater fish, shrimp,…

Alabama - Agency rule-making Authority

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The Commissioner of Conservation and Natural Resources is authorized to make and promulgate such reasonable rules and regulations not in conflict with the provisions of the game and fish laws as he may deem for the best interest of the conservation,…

Alabama - Creation of Agency

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(a) There is created within the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources a division to be known as the Division of Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries.

Alabama - Directors and Commissioners

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The Division of Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries shall be a division of the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and shall be headed by and be under the direction, supervision and control of the Director of the Division of Wildlife and…

Alabama - Harassment Statutes

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No person shall willfully and knowingly prevent, obstruct, impede, disturb, or interfere with, or attempt to prevent, obstruct, impede, disturb, or interfere with any person in legally hunting or fishing pursuant to the rules and regulations of the…

Alabama - Hunter Education

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(a) It shall be unlawful for any person born on or after August 1, 1977, and of 16 years of age or older, or his or her agent, to procure any annual, trip, or wildlife heritage hunting license unless the person has been issued and exhibits to the…

Alabama - Hunter Education

(Education)

As used in this article, the following words and phrases shall have the following meanings, respectively, unless the context clearly indicates the contrary: (1) FUND. The Alabama Peace Officers' Standards and Training Fund provided for in Section…

Alabama - Hunter Education

(Education)

(a) It shall be unlawful for any person born on or after August 1, 1977, and of 16 years of age or older, or his or her agent, to procure any annual, trip, or wildlife heritage hunting license unless the person has been issued and exhibits to the…

Alabama - Hunter Education

(Education)

As used in this article, the following words and phrases shall have the following meanings, respectively, unless the context clearly indicates the contrary: (1) FUND. The Alabama Peace Officers' Standards and Training Fund provided for in Section…

Alabama - Jurisdiction for Cats

(Invasive Species)

Nothing in this chapter shall be held to limit in any manner the power of any municipality to prohibit dogs, cats, or ferrets from running at large, regardless of rabies immunization status as herein provided; nor shall anything in this chapter be…

Alabama - Wildlife Rehabilitation

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(a) The State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners, hereinafter called the board, shall adopt rules providing for the issuance of permits authorizing the purchase, possession, and use of sodium pentobarbital, sodium pentobarbital with lidocaine, or…

Alaska - Directors and Commissioners

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The commissioner is the principal executive officer of the Department of Fish and Game. The commissioner shall be a qualified executive with knowledge of the requirements for the protection, management, conservation, and restoration of the fish and…

Alaska - Harassment Statutes

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(a) Except as provided in (e) of this section, a person may not intentionally obstruct or hinder another person's lawful hunting, fishing, trapping, or viewing of fish or game by (1) placing one's self in a location in which human presence may alter…

Alaska - Hunter Education

(Education)

(a) Beginning August 1, 2002, a person born after January 1, 1986 that is (1) required to have a hunting license must have successfully completed a certified hunter education course in order to hunt in Units 7, 13, 14, 15, and 20; (2) not required to…

Alaska - Hunter Education

(Education)

(a) Beginning August 1, 2002, a person born after January 1, 1986 that is (1) required to have a hunting license must have successfully completed a certified hunter education course in order to hunt in Units 7, 13, 14, 15, and 20; (2) not required to…

American Samoa - Hunter Education

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The Territory of American Samoa hereby assents to the provisions of the act of the congress of the United States which was approved on August 9, 1950, known as Public Law 681-81st Congress, Chapter 658-Second Session and popularly known as the…

American Samoa - Hunter Education

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The Territory of American Samoa hereby assents to the provisions of the act of the congress of the United States which was approved on September 2, 1937, known as Public Law 415, 75th Congress. First Session and popularly known as the Federal Aid in…

Arizona - Agency Mandate

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D. The director shall: 1. Have general supervision and control of all activities, functions and employees of the department. 2. Enforce all provisions of this title, including all commission rules.

Arizona - Creation of Agency

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A. The laws of the state relating to wildlife shall be administered by the game and fish department. Control of the department is vested in the game and fish commission.

Arizona - Directors and Commissioners

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A. The commission shall appoint a director of the Arizona game and fish department, who shall be the chief administrative officer of the game and fish department. The director shall receive compensation as determined pursuant to § 38-611.

Arizona - Harassment Statutes

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A. It is a class 2 misdemeanor for a person while in a hunting area to intentionally interfere with, prevent or disrupt the lawful taking of wildlife by: 1. Harassing, driving or disturbing any wildlife. 2. Blocking, obstructing or impeding, or…

Arizona - Hunter Education

(Education)

A. Licenses and license materials shall be prepared by the department and may be furnished and charged to dealers that are authorized to issue licenses. The license shall be issued in the name of the department. Except as provided by rule adopted by…

Arizona - Hunter Education

(Education)

(3) Corporations, and any community chest, fund, or foundation, organized and operated exclusively for religious, charitable, scientific, testing for public safety, literary, or educational purposes, or to foster national or international amateur…

Arizona - Hunter Education

(Education)

A. Licenses and license materials shall be prepared by the department and may be furnished and charged to dealers that are authorized to issue licenses. The license shall be issued in the name of the department. Except as provided by rule adopted by…

Arizona - Hunter Education

(Education)

(3) Corporations, and any community chest, fund, or foundation, organized and operated exclusively for religious, charitable, scientific, testing for public safety, literary, or educational purposes, or to foster national or international amateur…

Arizona - Trapper Education

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A. A person applying for a trapping license must successfully complete a trapping education course conducted or approved by the department before being issued a trapping license. The department shall conduct or approve an educational course of…

Arkansas - Harassment Statutes

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(a)(1) It is unlawful for any person to willfully obstruct or impede the participation of any individual in the lawful activity of shooting, hunting, fishing, or trapping in this state. (2) Nothing in this section prohibits a landowner or lessee from…

Arkansas - Hunter Education

(Education)

It is unlawful for persons born after 1968 to hunt wildlife without having on the person a valid Arkansas hunter education certificate. EXCEPTIONS: (1) Youths hunting under direct supervision of an adult at least 21 years of age.

Arkansas - Hunter Education

(Education)

It is unlawful for persons born after 1968 to hunt wildlife without having on the person a valid Arkansas hunter education certificate. EXCEPTIONS: (1) Youths hunting under direct supervision of an adult at least 21 years of age.

Arkansas - R3 Mandates

(Hunting, Fishing, and Trapping)

The General Assembly finds that: (1) Recreational hunting is an important and traditional recreational activity in which some fourteen million (14,000,000) Americans sixteen (16) years of age and older participate;

Arkansas - Statutory Protections

(Law Enforcement)

The General Assembly finds that: (1) Recreational hunting is an important and traditional recreational activity in which some fourteen million (14,000,000) Americans sixteen (16) years of age and older participate;

Assent Language

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Assent Language - Alabama

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The State of Alabama hereby assents to the provisions of the act of Congress entitled “An act to provide that the United States shall aid the states in fish restoration and management projects, and for other purposes,” ...

Assent Language - Alaska

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(a) Except as provided in (c) of this section, money accruing to the state from sport fishing, hunting, and trapping licenses, tags, or permit fees may not be diverted...

Assent Language - Alaska

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The state assents to the Federal Aid to Wildlife Restoration Act of September 2, 1937 (16 U.S.C. 669 - 669j), to the Federal Aid in Fish Restoration Act of August 9, 1950 (16 U.S.C. 777 - 777k), ...

Assent Language - American Samoa

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The Territory of American Samoa hereby assents to the provisions of the act of the congress of the United States which was approved on September 2, 1937, known as Public Law 415, 75th Congress. First Session and popularly known as the Federal Aid in…

Assent Language - American Samoa

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The Territory of American Samoa hereby assents to the provisions of the act of the congress of the United States which was approved on August 9, 1950, known as Public Law 681-81st Congress, Chapter 658-Second Session and popularly known as the…

Assent Language - Arizona

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A. The state assents to the provisions of Public Law 415, 75th Congress, chapter 899, first session, and Public Law 681, 81st Congress, chapter 658, second session.

Assent Language - Arkansas

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No funds accruing to the State of Arkansas from license fees paid by hunters and fishermen shall be diverted for any other purpose than the administration of the Arkansas State Game and Fish Commission.

Assent Language - California

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Sec. 9. Money collected under any state law relating to the protection or propagation of fish and game shall be used for activities relating thereto.

Assent Language - Colorado

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The state of Colorado through the division assents to the provisions of the act of congress entitled “An Act to provide that the United States shall aid the states in wildlife restoration projects, and for other purposes.”, approved September 2,…

Assent Language - Colorado

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The state of Colorado through the division assents to the provisions of the act of congress entitled “An Act to provide that the United States shall aid the states in fish restoration and management projects, and for other purposes.

Assent Language - Connecticut

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The state of Connecticut assents to the provisions of the Act of Congress titled “Pittman-Robertson Wildlife Restoration Act”,1 approved September 2, 1937, and the provisions of the Act of Congress titled “Dingell-Johnson Sport Fish Restoration…

Assent Language - Delaware

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§ 105: The State assents to the act of Congress entitled, “An Act to Provide that the United States Shall Aid the States in Wildlife-Restoration Projects, and for Other Purposes,” approved September 2, 1937 [16 U.S.C. § 669 et seq.] as amended and…

Assent Language - Delaware

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§ 106: The State assents to the act of Congress entitled “An Act to Provide that the United States Shall Aid the States in Fish-Restoration and Management Projects, and for Other Purposes,” approved August 9, 1950 [16 U.S.C. § 777 et seq.] as amended…

Assent Language - District of Columbia

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The Council of the District of Columbia is authorized to restrict, prohibit, regulate, and control hunting and fishing and the taking, possession, and sale of wild animals in the District; provided, that the District assents to the provisions of the…

Assent Language - Florida

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(1) The state hereby assents to the provisions of the Act of Congress entitled “An Act to provide that the United States shall aid the States in Wildlife Restoration Projects, and for other purposes,” approved September 2, 1937 (Pub. L. No. 415, 75th…

Assent Language - Florida

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(1) The state hereby assents to the provisions of the Federal Aid in Fish Restoration Act of August 9, 1950, as amended. The Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission shall perform such activities as are necessary to conduct wildlife and sportfish…

Assent Language - Georgia

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The State of Georgia assents to the provisions of P.L. 75-415 and P.L. 81-681. The department is authorized, empowered, and directed to perform such acts as may be necessary to establish and conduct cooperative wildlife restoration projects as…

Assent Language - Hawaii

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The State assents to the provisions of the Pittman-Robertson Federal Aid in Wildlife Restoration Act (50 Stat. 917, 16 U.S.C. § 669), as amended. The department shall perform those acts as may be necessary to the conduct and establishment of…

Assent Language - Hawaii

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The State hereby assents to the provisions of the Federal Aid in Sport Fish Restoration (Dingell-Johnson/Wallop-Breaux) Act (64 Stat. 430, 16 U.S.C. § 777), as amended. The department shall perform those acts as may be necessary to the conduct and…

Assent Language - Idaho

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The state of Idaho hereby assents to the provisions of the act of Congress entitled, “An Act to Provide that the United States shall aid the States in Wildlife Restoration Projects.” Approved September 2, 1937 (Public Law 415, 75th Congress)1, as…

Assent Language - Idaho

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The state of Idaho hereby assents to the provisions of the act of Congress entitled, “An Act to Provide that the United States shall aid the States in Fish Restoration and Management Projects, and for other Purposes,” approved August 9, 1950, being…

Assent Language - Illinois

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Assent to provisions of federal Act. The State of Illinois assents to the provisions of the Act of Congress entitled “An act to provide that the United States shall aid the States in fish restoration and management projects, and for other purposes”,…

Assent Language - Illinois

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The State of Illinois, hereby assents to the provisions of the act of Congress entitled “An Act to provide that the United States shall aid the States in wildlife-restoration projects, and for other purposes,” approved September 2, 1937 (Public No.…

Assent Language - Indiana

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(a) Indiana hereby assents to 16 U.S.C. 669 et seq.(b) The director shall perform the acts that are necessary to the conduct and establishment of cooperative wildlife-restoration projects in compliance with 16 U.S.C. 669 et seq. and regulations…

Assent Language - Indiana

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(a) Indiana hereby assents to 16 U.S.C. 777 et seq.(b) The director shall perform the acts that are necessary to the conduct and establishment of cooperative fisheries-restoration projects in compliance with 16 U.S.C. 777 et seq. and regulations…

Assent Language - Iowa

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The state of Iowa assents to the provisions of the Act of Congress entitled “An Act To Provide That The United States Shall Aid The States In Wildlife Restoration Projects, And For Other Purposes”, approved September 2, 1937, 50 Stat. 917, codified…

Assent Language - Iowa

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The state of Iowa assents to the provisions of the Act of Congress entitled “An Act To Provide That The United States Shall Aid The States In Fish Restoration Projects, And For Other Purposes”, approved August 9, 1950, Ch. 658, 64 Stat. 430, codified…

Assent Language - Kansas

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(a) The state of Kansas hereby assents to the provisions of the wildlife restoration act (16 U.S.C. § 669 et seq.), as amended. The secretary is hereby authorized and directed to perform such acts as necessary to the conduct and establishment of…

Assent Language - Kansas

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(a) The state of Kansas hereby assents to the provisions of the wildlife restoration act (16 U.S.C. § 669 et seq.), as amended. The secretary is hereby authorized and directed to perform such acts as necessary to the conduct and establishment of…

Assent Language - Kentucky

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Kentucky assents to the provisions of acts of Congress which provide that the United States shall aid the states in wildlife restoration projects, and for other purposes, as approved September 2, 1937, and August 9, 1950, as well as other acts…

Assent Language - Louisiana

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A. The state of Louisiana hereby assents to the provisions of the Dingell-Johnson Sport Fish Restoration Act (also known as the “Federal Aid in Fish Restoration Act” and the “Fish Restoration and Management Projects Act” [16 U.S.C. § 777 et seq.])…

Assent Language - Maine

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1. Commissioner's authority.The State assents to the Federal Aid in Wildlife Restoration Act, Public Law, September 2, 1937, chapter 899, as amended, and the Federal Aid in Fish Restoration Act, Public Law, August 9, 1950, chapter 658, as amended.…

Assent Language - Maryland

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The State assents to the provisions of the act of Congress entitled “An Act to provide that the United States shall aid the state in wildlife-restoration projects, and for other purposes”, approved on September 2, 1937, Public Law 415, 75th Congress,…

Assent Language - Maryland

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The State assents to the provisions of the act of Congress entitled “An act to provide that the United States shall aid the states in fish restoration and management projects, and for other purposes,” approved August 9, 1950, Public Law 681,…

Assent Language - Massachusetts

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There is hereby established within the Inland Fisheries and Game Fund, a wildland acquisition account which shall be credited monies received from the sale of wildland conservation stamps, the portion of the fees for sporting, fishing, trapping and…

Assent Language - Michigan

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The department shall perform such acts as may be necessary to conduct and establish wildlife restoration, management, and research projects and areas in cooperation with the federal government under the Pittman-Robertson wildlife restoration act, 16…

Assent Language - Michigan

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The department may perform acts as may be necessary to the establishment and management of fish restoration, management, and research projects and areas in cooperation with the federal government as defined in chapter 658, 64 Stat. 430, 16 U.S.C. 777…

Assent Language - Minnesota

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Subdivision 1. Compliance with federal law.The commissioner shall take any action necessary to comply with the Federal Aid in Wildlife Restoration Act, United States Code, title 16, sections 669 to 669i, and the Federal Aid in Fish Restoration Act,…

Assent Language - Mississippi

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The State of Mississippi hereby assents to the provisions of the Pittman-Robertson Wildlife Restoration Act of 1937 (Public Law No. 415, 75th Congress, 1st Session), and the Dingell-Johnson Sport Fish Restoration Act of 1950 (Public Laws 681, 81st…

Assent Language - Missouri

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All moneys payable under the provisions of sections 252.010 to 252.240 shall be promptly transmitted to the division of taxation and collection in the department of revenue, which shall deposit the same in the state treasury to the credit of the…

Assent Language - Missouri

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WHEREAS, the combined contribution of the Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Programs to state fish and wildlife agencies exceeds $ 13 billion since 1939, the first year money was distributed to the states - more than any other single conservation…

Assent Language - Montana

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The congress of the United States having passed an act which was approved on September 2, 1937, and which is known as 50 Federal Statutes 917 of the acts of congress, wherein it is, among other things, provided that “no money apportioned under this…

Assent Language - Montana

(Public Trust and Agencies)

The congress of the United States passed an act that was approved on August 9, 1950, known as the Dingell-Johnson Act, Public Law 681, 81st congress, chapter 658, 2nd session, which provides, among other things, that “No money apportioned under this…

Assent Language - Nebraska

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The State of Nebraska hereby assents to the provisions of an Act of Congress entitled An Act to provide that the United States shall aid the states in wildlife-restoration projects, and for other purposes, approved September 2, 1937, (Public Law No.…

Assent Language - Nebraska

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The State of Nebraska hereby assents to the provisions of an Act of Congress entitled An Act to provide that the United States shall aid the states in fish restoration and management projects, and for other purposes, approved August 9, 1950, (Public…

Assent Language - Nevada

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1. The State of Nevada hereby assents to the provisions of that certain Act of Congress commonly known and referred to as the Pittman-Robertson Act, being c. 899, 50 Stat. 917, approved September 2, 1937, and also designated as 16 U.S.C. §§ 669-669j,…

Assent Language - Nevada

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1. The State of Nevada hereby assents to the provisions of the Act of Congress known as the Dingell-Johnson Act, being c. 658, 64 Stat. 430, approved August 9, 1950, 16 U.S.C. §§ 777 to 777k, inclusive, providing federal aid to states in fish…

Assent Language - New Hampshire

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All revenues accruing from sales of licenses and permits, and any other revenue received by the department, and any money reimbursed or granted to the department by the state or federal government for fish, game, and wildlife conservation or related…

Assent Language - New Jersey

(Public Trust and Agencies)

The State of New Jersey hereby assents to the provisions of the Act of Congress entitled “An act to provide that the United States shall aid the States in wildlife-restoration projects, and for other purposes,” approved September second, one thousand…

Assent Language - New Jersey

(Public Trust and Agencies)

The State of New Jersey hereby assents to the provisions of the Act of Congress entitled “An act to provide that the United States shall aid the States in fish restoration and management projects, and for other purposes,” approved August ninth, one…

Assent Language - New Mexico

(Public Trust and Agencies)

The state of New Mexico hereby assents to the provisions of the act of congress of the United States of America entitled “An act to provide that the United States shall aid the states in wildlife restoration projects, and for other purposes,”…

Assent Language - New Mexico

(Public Trust and Agencies)

The state of New Mexico hereby assents to the provisions of the act of congress of the United States of America entitled “An act to provide that the United States shall aid the states in fish restoration and management projects, and for other…

Assent Language - New York

(Public Trust and Agencies)

The state of New York hereby assents to the provision of the act of congress entitled “An act to provide that the United States shall aid the states in wildlife-restoration projects, and for other purposes,” approved September second, nineteen…

Assent Language - North Carolina

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(b) The State of North Carolina hereby assents to the provisions of the act of Congress entitled “An act to provide that the United States shall aid the states in wildlife restoration projects, and for other purposes,” approved September 2, 1937…

Assent Language - North Carolina

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(c) Assent is hereby given to the provisions of the act of Congress entitled “An act to provide that the United States shall aid the states in fish restoration and management projects, and for other purposes,” approved August 9, 1950 (Public Law 681,…

Assent Language - North Dakota

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North Dakota assents to the Act of Congress entitled “An Act to provide that the United States shall aid the states in wildlife restoration projects and for other purposes” [Pub. L. 75-415; 50 Stat. 917; 16 U.S.C. 669 et seq.], and the Act of…

Assent Language - Ohio

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The state hereby assents to the provisions of the act of congress entitled “An act to provide that the United States shall aid the states in wildlife restoration projects, and for other purposes,” approved September 2, 1937, Public Law Number 415, as…

Assent Language - Oklahoma

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A. The State of Oklahoma hereby assents to the provisions of: 1. The Act of Congress which was approved September 2, 1937, and is found at 16 U.S.C. § 669,1 as amended;

Assent Language - Oklahoma

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A. The State of Oklahoma hereby assents to the provisions of: 2. The Act of Congress which was approved August 9, 1950, and is found at 16 U.S.C. § 777,2 as amended.

Assent Language - Oregon

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(1) The State of Oregon assents to the provisions of the Act of Congress entitled, “An Act to provide that the United States shall aid the states in fish restoration and management projects, and for other purposes,” approved August 9, 1950, Public…

Assent Language - Oregon

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The State of Oregon assents to the Act of Congress entitled, “An Act to provide that the United States shall aid the states in wildlife-restoration projects, and for other purposes,” approved September 2, 1937, Public Law No. 415, 75th Congress (50…

Assent Language - Pennsylvania

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The Commonwealth assents to the provisions of the Federal Wildlife Restoration Act (16 U.S.C. § 669 et seq.) in which the Secretary of the Interior is authorized to cooperate with the states through their respective fish or wildlife agencies in…

Assent Language - Pennsylvania

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The Commonwealth assents to the provisions of the Act of Congress, entitled “An Act To Provide That The United States Shall Aid the States in Fish Restoration And Management Projects And For Other Purposes,” approved August 9, 1950 (16 U.S.C. § 777…

Assent Language - Rhode Island

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The state of Rhode Island assents to the provisions of the act of congress, entitled “An Act to Provide that the United States Shall Aid the States in Fish Restoration and Management Projects, and for Other Purposes”, 16 U.S.C. § 777 et seq., and the…

Assent Language - Rhode Island

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The state of Rhode Island assents to the provisions of the act of congress entitled “An Act to Provide that the United States Shall Aid the States in Wildlife Restoration Projects, and for Other Purposes”, 16 U.S.C. § 669 et seq., and the director of…

Assent Language - South Carolina

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The State hereby assents to the provisions of the act of Congress entitled “An Act to Provide that the United States Shall Aid the States in Wildlife Restoration Projects, and for Other Purposes,” approved September 2, 1937 (Public Law No. 415, 75th…

Assent Language - South Carolina

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This State hereby assents to the provisions of the act of Congress entitled “An Act to Provide that the United States Shall Aid the States in Fish Restoration and Management Projects, and for Other Purposes,” approved August 9, 1950 (Public Law No.…

Assent Language - South Dakota

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The State of South Dakota hereby assents to the provisions of the act of Congress entitled, “An Act to provide that the United States shall aid the states in fish restoration and management projects, and for other purposes,” approved August 9, 1950…

Assent Language - South Dakota

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The State of South Dakota hereby assents to the provisions of the act of Congress entitled “An Act to provide that the United States shall aid the states in wildlife-restoration projects, and for other purposes,” approved September 2, 1937, (Public…

Assent Language - Tennessee

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(b) The state of Tennessee assents to the act of congress entitled “An act to provide that the United States shall aid the states in wildlife restoration projects, and for other purposes,” approved September 2, 1937, Public Law 415, 75th Congress;…

Assent Language - Tennessee

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(c) The state of Tennessee assents to the provision of the act of congress entitled: “An act to provide that the United States shall aid the states in fish restoration and management projects, and for other purposes”, approved August 9, 1950, Public…

Assent Language - Texas

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The department shall conduct and establish cooperative fish restoration projects under an Act of Congress entitled “An Act to provide that the United States shall aid the States in fish restoration and management projects” (Public Law No. 681, 81st…

Assent Language - Texas

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The department shall establish and conduct cooperative wildlife-restoration projects under an Act of Congress entitled “An Act to provide that the United States shall aid the States in wildlife-restoration projects, and for other purposes” (Public…

Assent Language - U.S. Virgin Islands

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(c) The Commissioner, through the Division of Fish and Wildlife, shall conduct and establish sport fish restoration projects as provided by the Dingell-Johnson/Wallop-Breaux Acts, 16 U.S.C. §§ 777-777k, and the federal regulations promulgated under…

Assent Language - U.S. Virgin Islands

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(a) The Legislature of the Virgin Islands hereby (1) accepts the provisions of ‘an Act to Provide that the United State s shall Aid the States in Wildlife Restoration Projects, and for Other Purposes ‘...

Assent Language - Utah

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(1) The state assents to the provisions of 16 U.S.C. Sec. 669 et seq., Wildlife Restoration Act and 16 U.S.C. 777 et seq., Sport Fish Restoration Act. (2) The division shall conduct and establish cooperative fish and wildlife restoration projects as…

Assent Language - Vermont

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Assent Language (a) The State of Vermont hereby assents to the provisions of the act of Congress entitled “An act to provide the United States shall aid the states in wildlife restoration projects, and for other purposes,” approved September 2, 1937…

Assent Language - Vermont

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The State of Vermont hereby assents to the provisions of the act of Congress entitled “An act to provide that the United States shall aid the states in fish restoration and management projects, and for other purposes,” approved August 9, 1950 (Public…

Assent Language - Virginia

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The Commonwealth hereby assents to the provisions of the Federal Aid in Wildlife Restoration Act of September 2, 1937 (16 U.S.C. § 669 et seq.), as amended, and to the provisions of the Federal Aid in Sport Fish Restoration Act of August 9, 1950 (16…

Assent Language - Washington

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The state assents to the act of congress entitled: “An Act to provide that the United States shall aid the states in wildlife restoration projects, and for other purposes,” (50 Stat. 917; 16 U.S.C. Sec. 669).

Assent Language - Washington

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The state assents to the act of congress entitled: “An Act to provide that the United States shall aid the states in fish restoration and management projects, and for other purposes,” (64 Stat. 430; 16 U.S.C. Sec. 777).

Assent Language - West Virginia

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The State of West Virginia hereby assents to the provisions of the act of Congress entitled, “An act to provide that the United States shall aid the states in wildlife restoration projects and for other purposes,” ...

Assent Language - West Virginia

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The State of West Virginia hereby assents to the provisions of the act of Congress entitled, “An act to provide that the United States shall aid the states in fish restoration and management projects and for other purposes,” (Public Law number six…

Assent Language - Wisconsin

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This state assents to the provisions of 16 USC 669 to 669i and 777 to 777L. The department is authorized and directed to perform any acts necessary to establish cooperative wildlife restoration projects and cooperative fish restoration and management…

Assent Language - Wyoming

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The state assents to the provisions of the act of congress entitled “An act to provide that the United States shall aid the states in wildlife-restoration projects, and for other purposes,” approved September 2, 1937 (Public Law No. 415, 75th…

Assent Language - Wyoming

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The state assents to the provisions of the act of congress entitled “An act to provide that the United States shall aid the states in fish restoration and management projects, and for other purposes,”...

California - Creation of Agency

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(a) There is in the Natural Resources Agency a Department of Fish and Wildlife administered through the director.

California - Directors and Commissioners

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(a) There is in the Natural Resources Agency a Department of Fish and Wildlife administered through the director. The director shall be appointed by the Governor, and receive the annual salary provided for by Chapter 6 (commencing at Section 11550)…

California - Harassment Statutes

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California - Hunter Education

(Education)

(a) No hunting license may be issued to any person unless he or she presents to the person authorized to issue that license any of the following: (1) Evidence that he or she has held a hunting license issued by this state in a prior year. (

California - Hunter Education

(Education)

(a) A hunting license, granting the privilege to take birds and mammals, shall be issued to any of the following: (1) A resident of this state, 18 years of age or older, upon the payment of a base fee of thirty-one dollars and twenty-five cents…

California - Jurisdiction for Cats

(Invasive Species)

Any house cat (Felis domesticus) found within the limits of any fish and game refuge is a nongame mammal, unless it is in the residence of its owner or upon the grounds of the owner adjacent to such residence.

California - Trapper Education

(Education)

(a) Except as otherwise provided in this section, every person, other than a fur dealer, who traps fur-bearing mammals or nongame mammals, designated by the commission or who sells raw furs of those mammals, shall procure a trapping license. “Raw…

California - Wildlife Rehabilitation

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(a) The funds deposited in the Native California Wildlife Rehabilitation Voluntary Tax Contribution Fund pursuant to Article 5.2 (commencing with Section 18749) of Chapter 3 of Part 10.2 of Division 2 of the Revenue and Taxation Code are for the…

California - Wildlife Rehabilitation

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To be eligible for grant funding from the competitive grant program established pursuant to Section 1773.1, an applicant shall meet all of the following criteria:

California - Wildlife Rehabilitation

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The department shall maintain the Native California Wildlife Rehabilitation Voluntary Tax Contribution Fund established pursuant to Section 18749.1 of the Revenue and Taxation Code.

California - Wildlife Rehabilitation

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There is in the State Treasury the Native California Wildlife Rehabilitation Voluntary Tax Contribution Fund to receive contributions made pursuant to Section 18749.

California - Wildlife Rehabilitation

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(a) For purposes of this chapter, “wildlife rehabilitation” means those actions that are necessary to fully mitigate for the damage from a spill caused to wildlife, fisheries, wildlife habitat, and fisheries habitat. (b) Responsible parties shall…

California - Wildlife Rehabilitation

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(a) An individual may designate on the tax return that a contribution in excess of the tax liability, if any, be made to the Native California Wildlife Rehabilitation Voluntary Tax Contribution Fund, established by Section 18749.1. That designation…

California - Wildlife Rehabilitation

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(a) The administrator shall periodically evaluate the feasibility of requiring new technologies to aid in prevention, response, containment, cleanup, and wildlife rehabilitation. (b)(1) On or before January 1, 2017, the administrator shall submit a…

California - Wildlife Rehabilitation

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(a) The administrator shall establish a network of rescue and rehabilitation stations for wildlife injured by oil spills, including sea otters and other marine mammals. In addition to rehabilitative care, the primary focus of the Oiled Wildlife Care…

California - Wildlife Rehabilitation

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(a) Any person who discharges oil into waters of the state, upon order of the administrator, shall do all of the following: (1) Clean up the oil. (2) Abate the effects of the discharge. (3) In the case of a threatened discharge, take other necessary…

California - Wildlife Rehabilitation

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The administrator may use volunteer workers in response, containment, restoration, wildlife rehabilitation, and cleanup efforts for oil spills in waters of the state. The volunteers shall be deemed employees of the state for the purpose of workers'…

California - Wildlife Rehabilitation

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(a) The administrator may raise the fees specified in Section 8670.48 to a maximum of one dollar ($1) per barrel, provided that the fee may only be raised by maximum increments of twenty-five cents ($0.25) not more frequently than once every three…

California - Wildlife Rehabilitation

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(a) The administrator shall conduct studies and evaluations necessary for improving oil spill response, containment, and cleanup and oil spill wildlife rehabilitation in waters of the state and oil transportation systems. The administrator may expend…

California - Wildlife Rehabilitation

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(a) Money from the fund may only be expended to cover the costs incurred by the state and local governments and agencies for any of the following: (1) Responding promptly to, containing, and cleaning up the discharge, if those efforts are any of the…

California - Wildlife Rehabilitation

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(a) Of the amount made available pursuant to Section 80130, eighteen million dollars ($18,000,000) shall be available to the Wildlife Conservation Board for direct expenditures pursuant to the Wildlife Conservation Law of 1947 (Chapter 4 (commencing…

California - Wildlife Rehabilitation

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(a)(1) The administrator may only expend money from the fund to pay for any of the following, subject to the lien established in Section 8670.53.2: (A) To pay the cost of obtaining financial security as authorized by paragraph (5) of subdivision (k)…

Colorado - Creation of Agency

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(1) There is hereby created a division of parks and wildlife in the department of natural resources, also referred to in this article as the “division”. The division is under the jurisdiction of the commission.

Colorado - Directors and Commissioners

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(1)(a) The office of director of the division is hereby created. The commission, with the consent of the executive director, shall appoint the director. The director shall devote his or her entire time to the service of the state in the discharge of…

Colorado - Hunter Education

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(1)(a) Except as otherwise provided in articles 1 to 6 of this title or by rule of the commission, a person shall not procure or use more than one license of a certain type in a calendar year. A person who violates this subsection (1) is guilty of a…

Colorado - Hunter Education

(Education)

(1) Except as otherwise provided in subsection (1.6) of this section, the division is authorized to issue the following resident and nonresident licenses and shall collect the following fees therefor: Fees Resident Nonresident (a) to (p) Repealed by…

Colorado - Hunter Education

(Education)

(1)(a) Except as otherwise provided in articles 1 to 6 of this title or by rule of the commission, a person shall not procure or use more than one license of a certain type in a calendar year. A person who violates this subsection (1) is guilty of a…

Colorado - Hunter Education

(Education)

(1) Except as otherwise provided in subsection (1.6) of this section, the division is authorized to issue the following resident and nonresident licenses and shall collect the following fees therefor: Fees Resident Nonresident (a) to (p) Repealed by…

Colorado - Jurisdiction for Cats

(Invasive Species)

It is unlawful for any owner of any dog, cat, other pet animal, or other mammal which has not been inoculated as required by the order of the county board of health or board of health of a health department to allow it to run at large.

Colorado - R3 Mandates

(Hunting, Fishing, and Trapping)

(b) In order to increase hunter recruitment and retention, the commission may promulgate a rule establishing alternative requirements to obtain a certificate of hunter education.

Colorado - Wildlife Rehabilitation

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(1)(a) There is hereby created in the state treasury the Colorado nongame conservation and wildlife restoration cash fund, referred to in this section as the “fund”. The fund consists of voluntary contributions made through part 7 of article 22 of…

Colorado - Wildlife Rehabilitation

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(1)(a) The general assembly hereby declares that wildlife species that are endangered, threatened with extinction, or not commonly pursued, killed, or consumed either for sport or profit, referred to in this part 7 as “nongame and endangered…

Connecticut - Creation of Agency

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(a) There is established a Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, which shall have jurisdiction relating to the preservation and protection of the air, water and other natural resources of the state, energy and policy planning and…

Connecticut - Directors and Commissioners

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(a) As used in this title and chapters 263,1 268,2 348,3 360,4 447,5 448,6 449,7 452,8 462,9 474,10 476,11 477,12 478,13 479,14 49015 and 495,16 except where otherwise provided, “commissioner” means the Commissioner of Energy and Environmental…

Connecticut - Harassment Statutes

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(a) No person shall obstruct or interfere with the lawful taking of wildlife by another person at the location where the activity is taking place with intent to prevent such taking. (b) A person violates this section when he intentionally or…

Connecticut - Jurisdiction for Cats

(Invasive Species)

(11) “Feral cat” means a cat of the species Felis catus that is unowned, that exists in a wild or untamed state or has returned to an untamed state from domestication and whose behavior is suggestive of a wild animal; and

Connecticut - Trapper Education

(Education)

In addition to the regulations in subsections (a) to (d) inclusive of section 26-66-5, the following regulations are in effect: (a) Definitions: As used in this section: (1) “Commissioner” means the Commissioner of Environmental Protection or his…

Definition of Hunting

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Definition of Hunting - Alaska

(Definitions)

21) “hunting” means the taking of game under AS 16.05 - AS 16.40 and the regulations adopted under those chapters;

Definition of Hunting - Arkansas

(Definitions)

(3) “Hunting” means the lawful pursuit, trapping, shooting, capture, collection, or killing of wildlife or the attempt to pursue, trap, shoot, capture, collect, or kill wildlife.

Definition of Hunting - Colorado

(Definitions)

(25.5) “Hunt” means to pursue, attract, stalk, lie in wait for, or attempt to shoot, wound, kill, trap, capture, collect, or take wildlife. “Hunt” does not include stalking, attracting, searching, or lying in wait for...

Definition of Hunting - Connecticut

(Definitions)

(12) “Hunting” means pursuing, shooting, killing and capturing any bird, quadruped or reptile and attempting to pursue, shoot, kill and capture any bird, quadruped or reptile, whether such act results in taking or not...

Definition of Hunting - Delaware

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(3) “Hunt” means to chase, pursue, kill, trap or take or attempt to chase, pursue, kill, trap or take any form of wild bird or wild animal.

Definition of Hunting - Georgia

(Definitions)

(39) “Hunting” means pursuing, shooting, killing, taking, or capturing wildlife or feral hogs. This term also includes acts such as placing, setting, drawing, or using any device used to take wildlife or feral hogs...

Definition of Hunting - Idaho

(Definitions)

(j) “Hunting” means chasing, driving, flushing, attracting, pursuing, worrying, following after or on the trail of, shooting at, stalking, or lying in wait for, any wildlife whether or not such wildlife is then or subsequently captured...

Definition of Hunting - Illinois

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“Hunt” means the act of a person possessing a weapon or being accompanied by a dog or a bird of prey for the purpose of taking species protected by this Act in any location such species may inhabit.

Definition of Hunting - Indiana

(Definitions)

“Hunt”, for purposes of IC 14-22, means to take a wild animal except by trapping.

Definition of Hunting - Iowa

(Definitions)

32. “Take” or “taking” or “attempting to take” or “hunt” is any pursuing, or any hunting, fishing, killing, trapping, snaring, netting, searching for or shooting at, stalking or lying in wait for any game, animal, bird...

Definition of Hunting - Kansas

(Definitions)

(i) “Hunt” means: (1) Take, in any manner, any wildlife other than a fish, bullfrog, furbearing animal or coyote; or (2) take, in any manner other than by trapping, any coyote.

Definition of Hunting - Kentucky

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(12) “Hunting” means to take or attempt to take in any manner, whether the hunter has game in possession or not;

Definition of Hunting - Louisiana

(Definitions)

(71) “Hunt” means, in different tenses, attempting to take.

Definition of Hunting - Maine

(Definitions)

31. Hunt. To “hunt” means to pursue, catch, take, kill or harvest wild animals or wild birds or to attempt to catch, take, kill or harvest wild animals or wild birds.

Definition of Hunting - Maryland

(Definitions)

(k)(1) “Hunt” means to pursue, capture, catch, kill, gig, trap, shoot, or attempt to pursue, capture, catch, kill, gig, trap, or shoot, or in any manner reduce any bird or mammal to personal possession. (2) “Hunt” excludes the sport of fox chasing.

Definition of Hunting - Massachusetts

(Definitions)

The verb “to hunt”, in all of its moods and tenses, includes pursuing, shooting, killing and capturing mammals and birds and all lesser acts such as disturbing, harrying or worrying, or placing, setting, drawing or using any device commonly used to…

Definition of Hunting - Minnesota

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Subd. 26. Hunting. “Hunting” means taking birds or mammals.

Definition of Hunting - Montana

(Definitions)

(6) “Hunt” means to pursue, shoot, wound, take, harvest, kill, chase, lure, possess, or capture or the act of a person possessing a weapon, as defined in 45-2-101, or using a dog or a bird of prey for the purpose of shooting...

Definition of Hunting - Nebraska

(Definitions)

The words “to hunt” and their derivatives, “hunting” and “hunted,” mean to search for, pursue or attract any wildlife for the purpose and with the means of capturing, injuring or killing that wildlife, every attempt to capture...

Definition of Hunting - New Jersey

(Definitions)

“Hunting” means the possession of an instrument used to take wildlife in a condition that makes the instrument readily usable, while in a place or in proximity thereto where wildlife may be found;

Definition of Hunting - New York

(Definitions)

10. “Hunting” means pursuing, shooting, killing or capturing (other than trapping as defined in subdivision 11) wildlife, except wildlife which has been lawfully trapped or otherwise reduced to possession...

Definition of Hunting - North Carolina

(Definitions)

(5a) To Hunt.--To take wild animals or wild birds.

Definition of Hunting - North Dakota

(Definitions)

24. “Hunt” or “hunting” means shooting, shooting at, pursuing, taking, attempting to take, or killing any game animals and game birds; searching for or attempting to locate or flush any game animals and game birds...

Definition of Hunting - Ohio

(Definitions)

(Y) “Hunting” means pursuing, shooting, killing, following after or on the trail of, lying in wait for, shooting at, or wounding wild birds or wild quadrupeds while employing any device commonly used to kill...

Definition of Hunting - Oklahoma

(Definitions)

“Hunting or taking” is pursuing, killing, capturing, trapping, snaring and netting wildlife, and all lesser acts such as disturbing, harrying, worrying or placing, setting, drawing or using any net, trap or other...

Definition of Hunting - Oregon

(Definitions)

(10) “Hunt” means to take or attempt to take any wildlife by means involving the use of a weapon or with the assistance of any mammal or bird.

Definition of Hunting - Pennsylvania

(Definitions)

“Hunt” or “hunting.” Any act or furtherance of the taking or killing of any game or wildlife, or any part or product thereof, and includes, but is not limited to, chasing, tracking, calling, pursuing, lying in wait, trapping, shooting at...

Definition of Hunting - South Dakota

(Definitions)

(14) “Hunt” or “hunting,” shooting, shooting at, pursuing, taking, attempting to take, catching, or killing of any wild animal or animals;

Definition of Hunting - Tennessee

(Definitions)

(19) “Hunting” means chasing, driving, flushing, attracting, pursuing, worrying, following after or on the trail of, searching for, trapping, shooting at, stalking, or lying in wait for, any wildlife, whether or not such wildlife is then or…

Definition of Hunting - Texas

(Definitions)

(1) “Hunt” means capture, trap, take, or kill, or an attempt to capture, trap, take, or kill.

Definition of Hunting - Utah

(Definitions)

(22) “Hunting” means to take or pursue a reptile, amphibian, bird, or mammal by any means.

Definition of Hunting - Virginia

(Definitions)

“Hunting and trapping” includes the act of or the attempted act of taking, hunting, trapping, pursuing, chasing, shooting, snaring or netting birds or animals, and assisting any person who is hunting...

Definition of Hunting - Washington

(Definitions)

(62) “To hunt” and its derivatives means an effort to kill, injure, harass, harvest, or capture a wild animal or wild bird.

Definition of Hunting - West Virginia

(Definitions)

“Hunt” means to pursue, chase, catch or take any wild birds or wild animals. However, the definition of “hunt” does not include an officially sanctioned and properly licensed field trial, water race or wild hunt...

Definition of Hunting - Wisconsin

(Definitions)

(42) “Hunt” or “hunting” includes shooting, shooting at, pursuing, taking, capturing or killing or attempting to capture or kill any wild animal.

Definition of Take and Taking

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Definition of Take and Taking - Alaska

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(35) “take” means taking, pursuing, hunting, fishing, trapping, or in any manner disturbing, capturing, or killing or attempting to take, pursue, hunt, fish, trap, or in any manner capture or kill fish or game;

Definition of Take and Taking - Arizona

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20. “Take” means pursuing, shooting, hunting, fishing, trapping, killing, capturing, snaring or netting wildlife or the placing or using of any net or other device or trap in a manner that may result in the capturing or killing of wildlife.

Definition of Take and Taking - California

(Definitions)

“Take” means hunt, pursue, catch, capture, or kill, or attempt to hunt, pursue, catch, capture, or kill.

Definition of Take and Taking - Colorado

(Definitions)

(43) “Take” means to acquire possession of wildlife; but such term shall not include the accidental wounding or killing of wildlife by a motor vehicle, vessel, or train.

Definition of Take and Taking - Connecticut

(Definitions)

(20) “Taking” means shooting, pursuing, hunting, fishing, killing, capturing, trapping, snaring, hooking and netting any species of wildlife and attempting to shoot, pursue, hunt, fish, kill, capture, trap...

Definition of Take and Taking - Florida

(Definitions)

(38) “Take” means taking, attempting to take, pursuing, hunting, molesting, capturing, or killing any wildlife or freshwater or saltwater fish, or their nests or eggs, by any means, whether or not such...

Definition of Take and Taking - Georgia

(Definitions)

(71) “Taking” means killing, capturing, destroying, catching, or seizing.

Definition of Take and Taking - Hawaii

(Definitions)

“Take” means to injure, hunt, shoot, wound, kill, trap, net, capture, or possess.

Definition of Take and Taking - Idaho

(Definitions)

(i) “Take” means hunt, pursue, catch, capture, shoot, fish, seine, trap, kill, or possess or any attempt to so do.

Definition of Take and Taking - Illinois

(Definitions)

§ 1.2o. “Take” means hunt, shoot, pursue, lure, kill, destroy, capture, gig or spear, trap or ensnare, harass, or to attempt to do so.

Definition of Take and Taking - Indiana

(Definitions)

Sec. 278. “Take” has the following meaning: (1) For purposes of IC 14-22, except as provided in subdivisions (2) and (3): (A) to kill, shoot, spear, gig, catch, trap, harm, harass, or pursue a wild animal; or (B) to attempt to engage in such conduct.…

Definition of Take and Taking - Iowa

(Definitions)

32. “Take” or “taking” or “attempting to take” or “hunt” is any pursuing, or any hunting, fishing, killing, trapping, snaring, netting, searching for or shooting at, stalking or lying in wait for any game, animal...

Definition of Take and Taking - Kansas

(Definitions)

(t) “Take” means harass, harm, pursue, shoot, wound, kill, molest, trap, capture, collect, catch, possess or otherwise take, or attempt to engage in any such conduct.

Definition of Take and Taking - Kentucky

(Definitions)

(38) “Take” includes pursue, shoot, hunt, wound, catch, kill, trap, snare, or capture wildlife in any way and any lesser act designed to lure, attract, or entice for these purposes; and to place, set, aim, or use any device...

Definition of Take and Taking - Louisiana

(Definitions)

(2) “Process of taking” means any act directed at the lawful taking of a wild animal, including the acts of travel, camping, or other activity occurring in preparation for the taking which occurs on state-managed lands or waters...

Definition of Take and Taking - Minnesota

(Definitions)

“Taking” means pursuing, shooting, killing, capturing, trapping, snaring, angling, spearing, or netting wild animals, or placing, setting, drawing, or using a net, trap, or other device to take wild animals...

Definition of Take and Taking - Nebraska

(Definitions)

Take means to harass, wound, hunt, trap, fish, harvest fur, or attempt to harass, wound, hunt, trap, fish, or harvest fur.

Definition of Take and Taking - Nevada

(Definitions)

The words “to take” and their derivatives, “took,” “taken” and “taking,” when used in reference to wildlife, mean to kill, capture, shoot, trap, catch, wound, possess, collect, seine, snare or net, and every attempt to do so.

Definition of Take and Taking - New Hampshire

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XXVII. Take or Taking: Includes pursuing, shooting, hunting, killing, capturing, trapping, snaring, and netting wildlife, and all lesser acts, such as disturbing, harrying, worrying, wounding, or placing, setting, drawing, or using any net or other…

Definition of Take and Taking - New Hampshire

(Definitions)

XXVII. Take or Taking: Includes pursuing, shooting, hunting, killing, capturing, trapping, snaring, and netting wildlife, and all lesser acts, such as disturbing, harrying, worrying, wounding, or placing, setting, drawing, or using any net or other…

Definition of Take and Taking - New Hampshire

(Definitions)

XXVII. Take or Taking: Includes pursuing, shooting, hunting, killing, capturing, trapping, snaring, and netting wildlife, and all lesser acts, such as disturbing, harrying, worrying, wounding, or placing, setting, drawing, or using any net or other…

Definition of Take and Taking - New York

(Definitions)

13. “Taking” and “take” include pursuing, shooting, hunting, killing, capturing, trapping, snaring and netting fish, wildlife, game, shellfish, crustacea and protected insects, and all lesser acts such as disturbing...

Definition of Take and Taking - North Carolina

(Definitions)

(7) To Take.--All operations during, immediately preparatory, and immediately subsequent to an attempt, whether successful or not, to capture, kill, pursue, hunt, or otherwise harm or reduce to possession any fisheries resources or wildlife…

Definition of Take and Taking - Ohio

(Definitions)

(G) “Take or taking” includes pursuing, shooting, hunting, killing, trapping, angling, fishing with a trotline, or netting any clam, mussel, crayfish, aquatic insect, fish, frog, turtle, wild bird, or wild quadruped, and any lesser act...

Definition of Take and Taking - Oklahoma

(Definitions)

“Hunting or taking” is pursuing, killing, capturing, trapping, snaring and netting wildlife, and all lesser acts such as disturbing, harrying, worrying or placing, setting, drawing or using any net, trap or other device used to take wildlife and…

Definition of Take and Taking - Oregon

(Definitions)

(16) “Take” means to kill or obtain possession or control of any wildlife. \

Definition of Take and Taking - Pennsylvania

(Definitions)

“Take.” To harass, pursue, hunt for, shoot, wound, kill, trap, capture, possess or collect any game or wildlife, including shooting at a facsimile of game or wildlife, or attempt to harass, pursue, hunt for, shoot...

Definition of Take and Taking - South Dakota

(Definitions)

(c) “Take” means to shoot, wound, kill, trap, capture, or collect, or attempt to shoot, wound, kill, trap, capture, or collect.

Definition of Take and Taking - Texas

(Definitions)

(5) “Take,” except as otherwise provided by this code, means collect, hook, hunt, net, shoot, or snare, by any means or device, and includes an attempt to take or to pursue in order to take.

Definition of Take and Taking - Utah

(Definitions)

(48) “Take” means to: (a) hunt, pursue, harass, catch, capture, possess, angle, seine, trap, or kill any protected wildlife; or (b) attempt any action referred to in Subsection (48)(a).

Definition of Take and Taking - Vermont

(Definitions)

(23) Take and taking: pursuing, shooting, hunting, killing, capturing, trapping, snaring, and netting fish, birds, and quadrupeds and all lesser acts, such as disturbing, harrying or worrying...

Definition of Take and Taking - Washington

(Definitions)

(64) “To take” and its derivatives means to kill, injure, harvest, or capture a fish, shellfish, wild animal, bird, or seaweed.

Definition of Take and Taking - West Virginia

(Definitions)

“Take” means to hunt, shoot, pursue, lure, kill, destroy, catch, capture, keep in captivity, gig, spear, trap, ensnare, wound or injure any wildlife, or attempt to do so. However, the definition of “take” does not include...

Definition of Take and Taking - Wyoming

(Definitions)

(vii) “Take” means hunt, pursue, catch, capture, shoot, fish, seine, trap, kill, or possess, or attempt to hunt, pursue, catch, capture, shoot, fish, seine, trap, kill, or possess;

Definition of Trapping

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Definition of Trapping - Alaska

(Definitions)

(37) “trapping” means the taking of mammals declared by regulation to be fur bearers

Definition of Trapping - Arizona

(Definitions)

22. “Traps” or “trapping” means taking wildlife in any manner except with a gun or other implement in hand.

Definition of Trapping - Arkansas

(Definitions)

(3) “Hunting” means the lawful pursuit, trapping, shooting, capture, collection, or killing of wildlife or the attempt to pursue, trap, shoot, capture, collect, or kill wildlife.

Definition of Trapping - Connecticut

(Definitions)

(21) “Trapping” means pursuing, killing and capturing by use of any trap, snare, net or other device any bird or wild or domestic quadruped, excluding rats, mice, moles and reptiles, whether such act results in taking or not, including any act of…

Definition of Trapping - Delaware

(Definitions)

(3) “Hunt” means to chase, pursue, kill, trap or take or attempt to chase, pursue, kill, trap or take any form of wild bird or wild animal.

Definition of Trapping - Georgia

(Definitions)

(72) “Trapping” means taking, killing, or capturing wildlife with traps. This term also includes all lesser acts such as placing, setting, or staking such traps, whether such acts result in taking or not, and attempting to take and assisting any…

Definition of Trapping - Idaho

(Definitions)

(l) “Trapping” means taking, killing, and capturing wildlife by the use of any trap, snare, deadfall, or other device commonly used to capture wildlife, and the shooting or killing of wildlife lawfully trapped, and includes all lesser acts such as…

Definition of Trapping - Iowa

(Definitions)

32. “Take” or “taking” or “attempting to take” or “hunt” is any pursuing, or any hunting, fishing, killing, trapping, snaring, netting, searching for or shooting at, stalking or lying in wait for any game, animal, bird, or fish protected by the state…

Definition of Trapping - Maine

(Definitions)

64. Trap, the verb. To “trap” means to set, place or tend a trap within the fields, forests or waters of the State, to kill an animal that is caught in a trap or to aid or assist another person in setting or placing a trap, tending a trap or killing…

Definition of Trapping - Maryland

(Definitions)

(k)(1) “Hunt” means to pursue, capture, catch, kill, gig, trap, shoot, or attempt to pursue, capture, catch, kill, gig, trap, or shoot, or in any manner reduce any bird or mammal to personal possession.

Definition of Trapping - Massachusetts

(Definitions)

The verb “to trap”, in all of its moods and tenses, includes any act of staking out, setting, using, tending, placing, maintaining or picking up a trap where furbearing mammals or birds might be found.

Definition of Trapping - Michigan

(Definitions)

(3) “Trap” means taking or attempting to take animals by means of a trap or other device designed to kill or capture animals.

Definition of Trapping - Mississippi

(Definitions)

Taking. “Taking” means pursuing, shooting, killing, capturing, trapping, snaring, angling, spearing, or netting wild animals, or placing, setting, drawing, or using a net, trap, or other device to take wild animals. Taking includes attempting to take…

Definition of Trapping - Montana

(Definitions)

(12) “Trap” means to take or harvest or participate in the taking or harvesting of any wildlife protected by the laws of the state by setting or placing any mechanical device, snare, deadfall, pit, or device intended to take wildlife or to remove…

Definition of Trapping - Nebraska

(Definitions)

Trap means to take or attempt to take any wildlife by any snare, steel-jawed spring trap, or box trap.

Definition of Trapping - Nevada

(Definitions)

The words “to trap” and their derivatives, “trapping” and “trapped,” mean to set or operate any device, mechanism or contraption that is designed, built or made to close upon or hold fast any animal and every act of assistance to any person in so…

Definition of Trapping - New York

(Definitions)

“Trapping” means taking, killing and capturing wildlife with traps, deadfalls and other devices commonly used to take wildlife, and the shooting or killing of wildlife lawfully trapped, and includes all lesser acts such as placing, setting or staking…

Definition of Trapping - Ohio

(Definitions)

“Trapping” means securing or attempting to secure possession of a wild bird or wild quadruped by means of setting, placing, drawing, or using any device that is designed to close upon, hold fast, confine, or otherwise capture a wild bird or wild…

Definition of Trapping - Oklahoma

(Definitions)

“Trap” or “trapping” is the use of traps, nets, snares, deadfalls or other devices used for the purpose of killing, capturing, netting or ensnaring any wildlife.

Definition of Trapping - Oklahoma

(Definitions)

“Trap” or “trapping” is the use of traps, nets, snares, deadfalls or other devices used for the purpose of killing, capturing, netting or ensnaring any wildlife.

Definition of Trapping - Oregon

(Definitions)

“Trap” means to take or attempt to take any wildlife by means involving the use of a trap, net, snare or other device used for the purpose of capture.

Definition of Trapping - Pennsylvania

(Definitions)

“Trapping.” The securing or attempting to secure possession of game or wildlife by means of setting, placing or using any device that is designed to close upon, hold fast, confine or otherwise capture game or wildlife whether these means result in…

Definition of Trapping - South Carolina

(Definitions)

“Trap” means any device, other than a weapon, designed or constructed for taking animals.

Definition of Trapping - South Dakota

(Definitions)

“Trapping,” the taking or the attempting to take of any wild animals by means of setting or operating of any device, mechanism, or contraption that is designed, built, or made to close upon, hold fast, or otherwise capture a wild animal or animals.…

Definition of Trapping - Tennessee

(Definitions)

“Trapping” means taking, killing, and capturing wildlife by the use of any trap, snare, deadfall, or other device commonly used to capture wildlife, and the shooting or killing of wildlife lawfully trapped, and includes all lesser acts such as…

Definition of Trapping - Utah

(Definitions)

“Trapping” means taking protected wildlife with a trapping device.

Definition of Trapping - Virginia

(Definitions)

“Hunting and trapping” includes the act of or the attempted act of taking, hunting, trapping, pursuing, chasing, shooting, snaring or netting birds or animals, and assisting any person who is hunting, trapping or attempting to do so regardless of…

Definition of Trapping - Washington

(Definitions)

“To trap” and its derivatives means a method of hunting using devices to capture wild animals or wild birds.

Definition of Trapping - Wisconsin

(Definitions)

“Trapping” includes the taking, or the attempting to take, of any wild animal by means of setting or operating any device that is designed or made to close upon, hold fast, or otherwise capture a wild animal. When “trap” is used as a verb, it has the…

Delaware - Agency Mandate

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(a) The Department shall protect, manage and conserve all forms of protected wildlife of this State, and enforce by proper actions and proceedings the law relating thereto. The Department shall authorize such studies as are necessary to the work of…

Delaware - Agency Rule-Making Authority

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(a) The Department may promulgate such rules and regulations and may make expenditures necessary to: (1) Fix and regulate seasons by shortening, extending or closing seasons, and to fix and regulate the bag limit on any species of protected wildlife…

Delaware - Creation of Agency

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The Division of Fish and Wildlife is established having powers, duties and functions as follows: (1) The Division of Fish and Wildlife shall have the power to perform and shall be responsible for the performance of all the powers, duties and…

Delaware - Creation of Agency

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A Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control is established and shall have, in addition to the other powers, duties and functions vested in the Department by this chapter, the power to perform and shall be responsible for the…

Delaware - Directors and Commissioners

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(a) The administrator and head of the Department shall be the Secretary of the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control, who shall be a person qualified by training and experience to perform the duties of the office.

Delaware - Hunter Education

(Education)

(a) Every resident of this State, except as otherwise provided in this chapter, shall obtain a general license before hunting, trapping and/or fishing in this State; and every resident required to obtain a hunting license who was born after January…

Delaware - Hunter Education

(Education)

(a) Every nonresident, except as otherwise provided in this chapter, shall obtain a general license before hunting, trapping, fishing, clamming, or crabbing in this State. Every nonresident required to obtain a hunting license who was born after…

Delaware - Hunter Education

(Education)

(a) Every resident of this State, except as otherwise provided in this chapter, shall obtain a general license before hunting, trapping and/or fishing in this State; and every resident required to obtain a hunting license who was born after January…

Delaware - Hunter Education

(Education)

(a) Every nonresident, except as otherwise provided in this chapter, shall obtain a general license before hunting, trapping, fishing, clamming, or crabbing in this State. Every nonresident required to obtain a hunting license who was born after…

Delaware - Jurisdiction for Cats

(Invasive Species)

(g) “Feral cat”--An offspring of abandoned domestic cats who reverts to a semi-wild state and lives outside in family groups called colonies. Feral cats have a temperament of extreme fear and resistance to contact with humans.

Delaware - Trapper Education

(Education)

(a) Every resident of this State, except as otherwise provided in this chapter, shall obtain a general license before hunting, trapping and/or fishing in this State; and every resident required to obtain a hunting license who was born after January…

District of Columbia - Hunter Education

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The Council of the District of Columbia is authorized to restrict, prohibit, regulate, and control hunting and fishing and the taking, possession, and sale of wild animals in the District; provided, that the District assents to the provisions of the…

District of Columbia - Jurisdiction for Cats

(Invasive Species)

(b)(1) The Department, in consultation with the Department of Health, shall establish rules governing the control of feral dogs and cats in the District by wildlife control operators.

District of Columbia - Wildlife Rehabilitation

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For the purposes of this part the term: (1) “Animal shelter” means a private or government-owned facility established for the impoundment of stray, diseased, dangerous, sick, injured, abused, neglected, unwanted, abandoned, orphaned, lost, or…

District of Columbia - Wildlife Rehabilitation

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(a) A person shall not engage in the practice of veterinary medicine without being licensed by the Board of Veterinary Medicine. (b) A license shall not be required for: (1) An employee or agent of the federal or District government while performing…

District of Columbia - Wildlife Rehabilitation

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(a) A person shall not engage in activities related to maintaining the health or treatment of an animal unless certified by the Board of Veterinary Medicine as a veterinary technician. (b) A person certified as a veterinary technician may provide…

District of Columbia - Wildlife Rehabilitation

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(a) No person may euthanize an animal without first obtaining certification by the Board of Veterinary Medicine as a veterinary euthanasia technician. (b) A person certified as a veterinary euthanasia technician shall not provide veterinary…

District of Columbia - Wildlife Rehabilitation

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(a) For fiscal year 2010, the Director of the Department of Health shall have the authority to issue grants to qualified community organizations for the purposes of conducting health promotion, preventing disease, and providing health services;…

District of Columbia - Wildlife Rehabilitation

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For the purposes of this chapter, the term: (1) “Board” means the Board of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology, Board of Chiropractic, the Board of Dentistry, the Board of Dietetics and Nutrition, the Board of Marriage and Family Therapy, the…

Endangered Species - Enforcement and Penalties - Hawaii

(Protected Species)

(a) Any person who violates any of the provisions of this chapter [or] the provisions of any rule adopted hereunder shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and shall be punished as follows:...

Endangered Species - Habitat Provisions - Illinois

(Protected Species)

Proposed State and State-supported construction activities which may impact wetlands identified on the Illinois Natural Areas Inventory, under public ownership or which provide habitat for State or federally threatened or endangered species will…

Endangered Species - Permitting Process - Hawaii

(Protected Species)

(f) The department may issue temporary licenses, under such terms and conditions as it may prescribe, to allow any act otherwise prohibited by subsection (e), for scientific purposes or to enhance the propagation or survival of the affected…

Endangered Species - Definitions - Alaska

(Protected Species)

In AS 16.20.180 -- 16.20.210, "fish or wildlife" includes birds.;...

Endangered Species - Definitions - American Samoa

(Protected Species)

As used in this chapter, unless the context otherwise requires, the following meanings apply: (1) “Commission” means the American Samoa Natural Resources Commission...

Endangered Species - Definitions - Arizona

(Protected Species)

"Endangered species” means a species or subspecies of native Arizona wildlife whose population has been reduced due to any cause whatsoever to such levels that it is in imminent danger of elimination from its range in Arizona, or has been eliminated…

Endangered Species - Definitions - California

(Protected Species)

"Endangered species" means a native species or subspecies of a bird, mammal, fish, amphibian, reptile, or plant which is in serious danger of becoming extinct throughout all, or a significant portion, of its range due to one or more causes, including…

Endangered Species - Definitions - Colorado

(Protected Species)

(1) “Management” means the collection and application of biological information for the purposes of increasing the number of individuals within species and populations of wildlife up to the optimum carrying capacity of their habitat and maintaining…

Endangered Species - Definitions - Connecticut

(Protected Species)

(3) “Wildlife” means all species of invertebrates, fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals which are wild by nature and parts thereof (7) “Endangered species” means any native species documented by biological research and inventory to be in…

Endangered Species - Definitions - Delaware

(Protected Species)

(b) “Nongame” is that fauna, including rare and endangered species, which are not commonly trapped, killed, captured or consumed, either for sport or profit.;...

Endangered Species - Definitions - Florida

(Protected Species)

(a) “Fish and wildlife” means any member of the animal kingdom, including, but not limited to, any mammal, fish, bird, amphibian, reptile, mollusk, crustacean, arthropod, or other invertebrate...

Endangered Species - Definitions - Georgia

(Protected Species)

As used in this article, the term “protected species” means a species of animal life which the department shall have designated as a protected species and shall have made subject to the protection of this article.;...

Endangered Species - Definitions - Guam

(Protected Species)

(a) Agent, Employee or Officer means any Department employee authorized by the Director to carry out any power granted by this Article...

Endangered Species - Definitions - Hawaii

(Protected Species)

“Candidate species” means any species being considered by the United States Secretary of the Interior for listing as an endangered or threatened species, but not yet the subject of a proposed rule...

Endangered Species - Definitions - Idaho

(Protected Species)

(1) “Best scientific and commercial data available” means that where this chapter requires the use of the best scientific and commercial data available, the state, when evaluating comparable data, shall give greater weight to scientific or commercial…

Endangered Species - Definitions - Illinois

(Protected Species)

As used in this Act the following words have the following meanings: “Board” means the Endangered Species Protection Board created by this Act. “Conservation” means to use and the use of all methods and procedures which are necessary to bring any…

Endangered Species - Definitions - Indiana

(Protected Species)

Sec. 1. (a) As used in this chapter, “endangered species” means any species or subspecies of wildlife whose prospects of survival or recruitment within Indiana are in jeopardy or are likely within the foreseeable future to become so due to any of the…

Endangered Species - Definitions - Iowa

(Protected Species)

1. “Commission” means the natural resource commission. 2. “Director” means the director of the department of natural resources. 3. “Endangered species” means any species of fish, plant life, or wildlife which is in danger of extinction throughout all…

Endangered Species - Definitions - Kansas

(Protected Species)

As used in the nongame and endangered species conservation act: (a) “Conserve,” “conserving” and “conservation” mean the use of all methods and procedures for the purposes of increasing the number of individuals within species and populations of…

Endangered Species - Definitions - Kentucky

(Protected Species)

(1) “Commission” means the Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission, created by KRS 146.425. (2) “Endangered species” means any species of plant that is in danger of extirpation throughout all or a significant portion of its range within the…

Endangered Species - Definitions - Louisiana

(Protected Species)

(1) “Threatened or endangered species” shall mean any species of wildlife or native plant determined by the secretary of the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries or by the secretary of the Interior of the United States with concurrence by the…

Endangered Species - Definitions - Maine

(Protected Species)

2. Definitions.-- As used in this subchapter, unless the context otherwise indicates, the following terms have the following meanings. A. “Commissioner” means the Commissioner of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry...

Endangered Species - Definitions - Maryland

(Protected Species)

(a) In this subtitle the following words have the meanings indicated. Conserve (b)(1) “Conserve” means to use all methods and procedures for the purpose of increasing the number of individuals within species or populations up to the optimum carrying…

Endangered Species - Definitions - Massachusetts

(Protected Species)

The following words shall have the following meanings unless the context clearly requires otherwise:-- “Animal”, any member of the animal kingdom including, but not limited to, any mammal, bird, reptile, amphibian, fish, mollusk, crustacean,…

Endangered Species - Definitions - Michigan

(Protected Species)

As used in this part: (a) “Endangered species” means any species of fish, plant life, or wildlife that is in danger of extinction throughout all or a significant part of its range, other than a species of insecta determined by the department or the…

Endangered Species - Definitions - Mississippi

(Protected Species)

The words and phrases when used in Sections 49-5-101 through 49-5-119 shall, for the purposes of such sections, have the meanings respectively ascribed to them in this section, except in those instances where the context clearly indicates a different…

Endangered Species - Definitions - Montana

(Protected Species)

As used in this part, the following definitions apply: (2) “Commercial purposes” means the collection, harvest, possession, or transportation of a species or subspecies of nongame wildlife from the wild with the intent to barter, offer for sale, ship…

Endangered Species - Definitions - Nebraska

(Protected Species)

For purposes of the Nongame and Endangered Species Conservation Act, unless the context otherwise requires, the definitions found in sections 37-203 to 37-236, 37-238, 37-239, 37-241, and 37-243 to 37-247 and the following definitions are used:...

Endangered Species - Definitions - New Hampshire

(Protected Species)

In this chapter: I. “Endangered species act” means the endangered species act of 1973 [P.L. 93-205], 87 Stat. 884, as amended. II. “Executive director” means the executive director of the fish and game department...

Endangered Species - Definitions - New Jersey

(Protected Species)

For the purposes of P.L.1973, c. 309 (C.23:2A-1 et seq.), unless the context clearly requires a different meaning: “Commissioner” means the Commissioner of the Department of Environmental Protection(,) “Department” means the Department of…

Endangered Species - Definitions - New Mexico

(Protected Species)

As used in the Wildlife Conservation Act: A. “commission” means the state game commission(,) B. “director” means the director of the department of game and fish(,) D. “endangered species” means any species of fish or wildlife whose prospects of…

Endangered Species - Definitions - New York

(Protected Species)

1. For the purposes of this section, “endangered species” shall mean those species of fish, shellfish, crustacea and wildlife designated by the department, by regulation filed with the Secretary of State, as seriously threatened with extinction...

Endangered Species - Definitions - North Carolina

(Protected Species)

As used in this Article, unless the context requires otherwise: (1) “Board” means the North Carolina Plant Conservation Board as provided in this Article. (2) “Commissioner” means the Commissioner of Agriculture...

Endangered Species - Definitions - North Dakota

(Protected Species)

In this title, unless the context otherwise requires: 16. “Endangered species” means any species whose prospects of survival or recruitment within the state are in jeopardy due to any of the following factors:...

Endangered Species - Definitions - Oklahoma

(Protected Species)

“Threatened” refers to any wildlife species or subspecies in the wild or in captivity that, although not presently threatened with extinction, are in such small numbers throughout their range that they may become an endangered species within the…

Endangered Species - Definitions - Oregon

(Protected Species)

Notwithstanding ORS 496.004, with respect to state agency actions taken under ORS 496.171 to 496.182 after July 17, 1995, as used in ORS 496.171 to 496.182: (1) “Conservation” means the use of methods and procedures necessary to bring a species to…

Endangered Species - Definitions - Pennsylvania

(Protected Species)

Subject to additional definitions contained in subsequent provisions of this title which are applicable to specific provisions of this title, the following words and phrases when used in this title shall have, unless the context clearly indicates…

Endangered Species - Definitions - Puerto Rico

(Protected Species)

(ll) Endangered species.-- Those species that, although not in critical danger, face a high medium-term risk of extinction in the wild...

Endangered Species - Definitions - Rhode Island

(Protected Species)

As used in this chapter, unless the context otherwise requires:  (1) “Animal” and “plant” means any living or dead organism or organisms other than bacteria, or viruses or any part of such organism regardless of its age, condition, location or…

Endangered Species - Definitions - South Carolina

(Protected Species)

As used in this article: (1) “Ecosystem” means a system of living organisms and their environment, each influencing the existence of the other and both necessary for the maintenance of life...

Endangered Species - Definitions - South Dakota

(Protected Species)

Terms as used in this chapter, unless the context otherwise requires, mean: (1) “Endangered species,” any species of wildlife or plants which is in danger of extinction throughout all or a significant part of its range other than a species of insects…

Endangered Species - Definitions - South Dakota

(Protected Species)

Terms as used in this chapter, unless the context otherwise requires, mean: (1) “Endangered species,” any species of wildlife or plants which is in danger of extinction throughout all or a significant part of its range other than a species of insects…

Endangered Species - Definitions - Tennessee

(Protected Species)

As used in this part unless the context requires otherwise: (1) “Agency” means the primary agency within the state that has statutory authority to manage wildlife populations(,)...

Endangered Species - Definitions - Texas

(Protected Species)

In this chapter: (1) “Fish or wildlife” means any wild mammal, aquatic animal, wild bird, amphibian, reptile, mollusk, or crustacean, or any part, product, egg, or offspring, of any of these, dead or alive. (2) “Management” means:...

Endangered Species - Definitions - U.S. Virgin Islands

(Protected Species)

For the purpose of this chapter and unless the context otherwise requires:...(e) ‘Endangered species' means any species of animal life or plants which have been listed by the Federal or Territorial governments as ‘endangered’...(m) ‘Threatened…

Endangered Species - Definitions - Utah

(Protected Species)

As used in this title: (14) “Endangered” means wildlife designated as endangered according to Section 3 of the federal Endangered Species Act of 1973. (28) “Pecuniary gain” means the acquisition of money or something of monetary value. (30) “Person”…

Endangered Species - Definitions - Vermont

(Protected Species)

As used in this chapter: (1) “Accepted silvicultural practices” means the accepted silvicultural practices defined by the Commissioner of Forests, Parks and Recreation, including the Acceptable Management Practices for Maintaining Water Quality on…

Endangered Species - Definitions - Virginia

(Protected Species)

For the purposes of this article: “Conservation plan” means a document developed by the Department and approved by the Director that describes the Department's approach to managing and, if possible, recovering an endangered or threatened species of…

Endangered Species - Definitions - Washington

(Protected Species)

The definitions in this section apply throughout this title or rules adopted under this title unless the context clearly requires otherwise. (15) “Department” means the department of fish and wildlife...

Endangered Species - Definitions - Wisconsin

(Protected Species)

(2) Definitions. For purposes of this section: (a) “Endangered species” means any species whose continued existence as a viable component of this state's wild animals or wild plants is determined by the department to be in jeopardy on the basis of…

Endangered Species - Definitions - Wyoming

(Protected Species)

(a) As used in this act: (ix) “Protected animal” means black-footed ferret, fisher, lynx, otter, pika or wolverine (x) “Protected bird” means migratory birds as defined and protected under federal law (xiii) “Wildlife” means all wild mammals, birds,…

Endangered Species - Enforcement and Penalties - Alaska

(Protected Species)

A person who, without a permit issued under AS 16.20.195, harvests, injures, imports, exports, or captures a species or subspecies of fish or wildlife listed under AS 16.20.190, is guilty of a misdemeanor.;...

Endangered Species - Enforcement and Penalties - American Samoa

(Protected Species)

(a) The Director and such department employees as the Director designates shall have the authority to issue citations, collect fines, impound vessels and equipment, and make arrests for violations of this chapter and any rules or regulations…

Endangered Species - Enforcement and Penalties - Arizona

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B. It is unlawful for a person to knowingly and without lawful authority under state or federal law import and transport into this state and release within this state a species of wildlife that is listed as a threatened, endangered or candidate…

Endangered Species - Enforcement and Penalties - California

(Protected Species)

The judge before whom any person is tried for a violation of a provision of this code that prohibits the taking of any endangered species, threatened species, or fully protected bird, mammal, reptile, amphibian, or fish, as specified by Sections…

Endangered Species - Enforcement and Penalties - Colorado

(Protected Species)

(1) It is unlawful for any person to hunt, take, or have in such person's possession any wildlife that is the property of this state as provided in section 33-1-101, except as permitted by articles 1 to 6 of this title or by rule or regulation of the…

Endangered Species - Enforcement and Penalties - Connecticut

(Protected Species)

Any officer or agent authorized by the Commissioner of Energy and Environmental Protection or any state police officer or any police officer of any town shall have authority to execute any warrant to search for and seize any goods, merchandise or any…

Endangered Species - Enforcement and Penalties - Delaware

(Protected Species)

Whoever violates this chapter shall be guilty of a class A environmental misdemeanor for each offense.; Any officer or agent authorized by the Secretary of the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control or any officer or agent…

Endangered Species - Enforcement and Penalties - Florida

(Protected Species)

A person may not intentionally kill or wound any fish or wildlife species designated by the commission as endangered, threatened, or of special concern, or intentionally destroy the eggs or nest of any such fish or wildlife, unless authorized by…

Endangered Species - Enforcement and Penalties - Guam

(Protected Species)

63508(a) Any authorized officer or agent empowered by the Department with police powers to serve and execute warrants, to arrest offenders, or to issue citations throughout Guam, or any officer or agent of Guam Customs and Quarantine, or any police…

Endangered Species - Enforcement and Penalties - Illinois

(Protected Species)

§ 5-25. Value of protected species(,) violations.-- (a) Any person who, for profit or commercial purposes...

Endangered Species - Enforcement and Penalties - Indiana

(Protected Species)

Sec. 12. (a) Except as otherwise provided in this chapter, a person may not take, possess, transport, export, process, sell or offer for sale, or ship, and a common or contract carrier may not knowingly transport or receive for shipment a species or…

Endangered Species - Enforcement and Penalties - Iowa

(Protected Species)

Whoever violates any of the provisions of this chapter shall be guilty of a simple misdemeanor.; 3. Rules adopted by the commission shall provide for methods used to determine the extent of an injury (arising from pollution) and the monetary values…

Endangered Species - Enforcement and Penalties - Kansas

(Protected Species)

Unlawful taking of an endangered species, as defined in K.S.A. 32-1011, is a class A misdemeanor.; (a) Nothing in the nongame and endangered species conservation act shall be construed to:...

Endangered Species - Enforcement and Penalties - Louisiana

(Protected Species)

J. Any law, regulation or ordinance of any political subdivision of this state which applies with respect to the taking, importation, exportation, possession, sale or offer for sale, processing, delivery, carrying, transportation or shipment of…

Endangered Species - Enforcement and Penalties - Maine

(Protected Species)

For the purposes of this section and section 12808-A, “to take,” “take” and “taking” mean the act or omission that results in the death of any endangered or threatened species...

Endangered Species - Enforcement and Penalties - Maryland

(Protected Species)

Fines and penalties (a) Any person who violates the provisions of § 10-2A-05 of this subtitle, fails to procure any permit required by § 10-2A-05 of this subtitle, or violates the terms of any permit shall be fined not more than $1,000 or be…

Endangered Species - Enforcement and Penalties - Massachusetts

(Protected Species)

Possession, transfer, sale or exchange of scrimshaw, curios, collectibles, antiques or artifacts of endangered species, mounted or unmounted, which items can be reasonably determined to pre-date January first, nineteen hundred and seventy-three,…

Endangered Species - Enforcement and Penalties - Michigan

(Protected Species)

(2) A species of fish, plant, or wildlife appearing on any of the lists delineated in subsection (1) which enters the state from another state or from a point outside the territorial limits of the United States may enter, be transported, possessed,…

Endangered Species - Enforcement and Penalties - Minnesota

(Protected Species)

Subd. 2. (a) Subdivision 1 does not apply to: (1) plants on land classified for property tax purposes as class 2a or 2c agricultural land under section 273.13, or on ditches and roadways(,)...

Endangered Species - Enforcement and Penalties - Mississippi

(Protected Species)

. . . provided, that any species or subspecies of wildlife appearing on any of the foregoing lists which enters the state from another state or from a point outside the territorial limits of the United States and which is transported across the state…

Endangered Species - Enforcement and Penalties - Missouri

(Protected Species)

4. Any publicly owned and operated zoo shall be exempt from the provisions of this section. The provisions of this section shall not apply to legally acquired wildlife held under permit or to wildlife legally taken in another state or to articles…

Endangered Species - Enforcement and Penalties - Montana

(Protected Species)

(4) Any species or subspecies of fish and wildlife appearing on any of the enumerated lists that is brought into the state from another state or from a point outside the territorial limits of the United States and that is transported across the state…

Endangered Species - Enforcement and Penalties - Nebraska

(Protected Species)

(10) Any endangered species of wildlife or wild plants which enters this state from another state or from a point outside the territorial limits of the United States and which is being transported to a point within or beyond this state may be so…

Endangered Species - Enforcement and Penalties - Nevada

(Protected Species)

Where any species of flora which is declared to be in danger of extinction pursuant to NRS 527.270 is found to be dangerous to domestic animals or fowl or a menace to health, the State Forester Firewarden may provide for its destruction or its…

Endangered Species - Enforcement and Penalties - New Hampshire

(Protected Species)

I. Any person who violates the provisions of RSA 212-A:5, III or IV, or any rule adopted in implementation of either or both, shall be guilty of a violation. II. Any person who violates the provisions of RSA 212-A:7, I, or any rule issued pursuant to…

Endangered Species - Enforcement and Penalties - New Jersey

(Protected Species)

b. The following exceptions and defenses shall apply to the prohibition in subsection a. of this section: (1) the part or product was lawfully possessed within the State prior to the effective date of P.L.2016, c. 6 (C.23:2A-6.1 et al.)(,) (2) the…

Endangered Species - Enforcement and Penalties - New Mexico

(Protected Species)

. . . provided that any species of wildlife appearing on any of the lists set forth in this subsection, transported into the state from another state or from a point outside the territorial limits of the United States and which is destined for a…

Endangered Species - Enforcement and Penalties - New York

(Protected Species)

3. No person shall, in any area designated by such list or lists, knowingly pick, pluck, sever, remove, damage by the application of herbicides or defoliants or carry away, without the consent of the owner thereof, any protected plant. An offense…

Endangered Species - Enforcement and Penalties - North Carolina

(Protected Species)

(a1) Any person convicted of violating this Article, or any rule of the Board adopted pursuant to this Article shall be guilty of a Class 2 misdemeanor. Each illegal movement or distribution of a protected plant shall constitute a separate…

Endangered Species - Enforcement and Penalties - Northern Mariana Islands

(Protected Species)

(a) The chief, pursuant to regulations issued by the director, shall have the power to issue any necessary order to enforce any regulation issued under this chapter, and the terms of any license or permit issued pursuant to this chapter...

Endangered Species - Enforcement and Penalties - Ohio

(Protected Species)

The chief of natural areas and preserves shall adopt and may amend or repeal rules, in accordance with Chapter 119. of the Revised Code, restricting the taking, possessing, transportation, sale, offering for sale, or exposure for sale, for commercial…

Endangered Species - Enforcement and Penalties - Oklahoma

(Protected Species)

A. Except as otherwise provided by law, no person may ship into or out of, transport into or out of, have in possession with the intent to so transport, or cause to be removed from this state:...

Endangered Species - Enforcement and Penalties - Oregon

(Protected Species)

(1) The burden of protecting and recovering threatened species or endangered species can be a significant cost to the citizens of this state and it is therefore the policy of this state to minimize duplication and overlap between state and federal…

Endangered Species - Enforcement and Penalties - Pennsylvania

(Protected Species)

(a) Establishment and publication of lists.--The executive director shall establish a Pennsylvania Threatened Species List and a Pennsylvania Endangered Species List. The lists, and any revisions thereto, shall be published in the Pennsylvania…

Endangered Species - Enforcement and Penalties - Puerto Rico

(Protected Species)

(1) Any person who violates any of the provisions of this chapter and the regulations promulgated thereunder, except for the provisions of this section, shall incur a misdemeanor and if convicted, shall be punished with a fine of not less than one…

Endangered Species - Enforcement and Penalties - Rhode Island

(Protected Species)

(a) The director of environmental management and all enforcement personnel in the director's department, all members of the state police force, and all duly authorized city and town law enforcement authorities have power to enforce this law...

Endangered Species - Enforcement and Penalties - South Carolina

(Protected Species)

(A) A person or public or private entity is liable to the State for the unlawful gross destruction of or injury to wildlife, aquatic life, endangered or threatened species, or the lands or waters owned by the State...

Endangered Species - Enforcement and Penalties - South Dakota

(Protected Species)

Except as otherwise provided in this chapter, no person may take, possess, transport, import, export, process, sell, or offer for sale, buy or offer to buy, nor may a common or contract carrier transport or receive for shipment, any species of…

Endangered Species - Enforcement and Penalties - Tennessee

(Protected Species)

(b) Any person who fails to procure or violates the terms of any permit issued under § 70-8-106(d) and (e) commits a Class A misdemeanor. (c) Any officer employed and authorized by the executive director or any peace officer of the state or of any…

Endangered Species - Enforcement and Penalties - Texas

(Protected Species)

(a) If, on the basis of the reports required by Section 68.010 of this code or an investigation or inspection by an authorized employee of the department, the department finds that a permit holder is improperly caring for or handling the fish or…

Endangered Species - Enforcement and Penalties - U.S. Virgin Islands

(Protected Species)

Any person violating any provision of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be subject to a fine of not less than $100, and not more than $10,000. Such person may also be sentenced to serve a term in jail of not more than sixty (60) days...

Endangered Species - Enforcement and Penalties - Utah

(Protected Species)

(1)(a) A person may not release or transplant a live terrestrial or aquatic wildlife into the wild: (i) without a certificate of registration issued by the division authorizing the release(,)...

Endangered Species - Enforcement and Penalties - Vermont

(Protected Species)

(a) Except as authorized under this chapter, a person shall not: (1) take, possess, or transport wildlife or wild plants that are members of a threatened or endangered species(,)...

Endangered Species - Enforcement and Penalties - Virginia

(Protected Species)

A. Any person who violates the provisions of § 29.1-564 or § 29.1-566, or any regulations issued pursuant to these sections, or whoever violates any regulation or permit issued under § 29.1-568 shall be guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor(,)...

Endangered Species - Enforcement and Penalties - Washington

(Protected Species)

(4) Nothing in this section prohibits the use of a Conibear trap in water, a padded leghold trap, or a nonstrangling type foot snare with a special permit granted by the director under (a) through (d) of this subsection...

Endangered Species - Enforcement and Penalties - West Virginia

(Protected Species)

(f) All ginseng harvested in this state shall be certified as to type, whether wild, cultivated, woods grown or wild simulated, and to its origin, weight and lawful harvest...

Endangered Species - Enforcement and Penalties - Wisconsin

(Protected Species)

(5) Enforcement. (a)1. Whoever violates sub. (4) (a) shall forfeit not less than $500 nor more than $2,000. In addition, the court shall order the revocation of all hunting approvals issued to the person under this chapter and shall prohibit the…

Endangered Species - Funding Provisions - Arizona

(Protected Species)

A. Monies received pursuant to § 5-572 (part of state lottery fund to Arizona game and fish commission heritage fund) shall be spent as follows: . . 2. Sixty percent on the identification, inventory, acquisition, protection and management, including…

Endangered Species - Funding Provisions - Arkansas

(Protected Species)

(b) It is the purpose of this subchapter and § 26-51-434 to provide a means by which the protection of nongame species of animals and native plants may be financed in part through a voluntary checkoff designation on state income tax return forms,…

Endangered Species - Funding Provisions - California

(Protected Species)

(c) The surface mining operator shall pay a fee to the department in the amount the department determines is necessary to pay the department's actual costs incurred in preparing interim management measures and developing and finalizing a memorandum…

Endangered Species - Funding Provisions - Colorado

(Protected Species)

. . . that this state should assist in the protection of species or subspecies of wildlife which are deemed to be endangered or threatened elsewhere and that adequate funding be made available to the division annually by appropriations from the…

Endangered Species - Funding Provisions - Connecticut

(Protected Species)

(a) There is established an endangered species, natural area preserves and watchable wildlife account which shall be a separate, nonlapsing account within the General Fund. Any moneys collected under the contribution system established under section…

Endangered Species - Funding Provisions - Florida

(Protected Species)

(1) There is established within the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission the Endangered and Threatened Species Reward Program, to be funded from the Nongame Wildlife Trust Fund...

Endangered Species - Funding Provisions - Georgia

(Protected Species)

(n)(1) The General Assembly recognizes that Code Section 12-3-600 mandates that the best interests of the state are served by providing for the conservation of nongame species of wildlife and has determined that the following special license plates…

Endangered Species - Funding Provisions - Guam

(Protected Species)

(e) All guns, traps, nets and other equipment, vessels, vehicles, aircraft and other means of transportation used to aid the taking, possessing, selling, purchasing, offering for sale or purchase, transporting, delivering, receiving, carrying,…

Endangered Species - Funding Provisions - Hawaii

(Protected Species)

(a) There is established within the state treasury a trust fund to be known as the endangered species trust fund to be administered by the department to implement the purposes of this chapter...

Endangered Species - Funding Provisions - Illinois

(Protected Species)

§ 10. The Endangered and Threatened Species Program shall be located within the Department of Conservation. All fines collected under this Act shall be paid to the State Treasurer and deposited in the Nongame Wildlife Conservation Fund.; § 13.1...

Endangered Species - Funding Provisions - Indiana

(Protected Species)

Sec. 19. The costs of the programs established under this chapter may not be paid with money dedicated to fish and game purposes. However, transfers may be made from money dedicated for fish and game purposes to the nongame fund established under…

Endangered Species - Funding Provisions - Iowa

(Protected Species)

1. A person who files an individual or a joint income tax return with the department of revenue under section 422.13 may designate any amount to be paid to the state fish and game protection fund...

Endangered Species - Funding Provisions - Kentucky

(Protected Species)

(1) There is established a special fund to be known as the “Nongame Fish and Wildlife Fund” which shall be under the control of the Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources Commission for the purpose of protecting and preserving nongame fish and…

Endangered Species - Funding Provisions - Louisiana

(Protected Species)

D. That funding for the conservation of threatened or endangered species and native plants may be made available to the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries annually by appropriations from the general fund of the state...

Endangered Species - Funding Provisions - Maine

(Protected Species)

The Endangered or Threatened Marine Species Fund, referred to in this section as “the fund,” is established within the department. 1. Sources.-- The commissioner may receive donations and funding from any source on behalf of the fund. 2. Purpose(,)…

Endangered Species - Funding Provisions - Maryland

(Protected Species)

Definitions (a)(1) In this section the following words have the meanings indicated. (3)(i) “Birdwatching” means identifying, studying, and recording the presence of wild birds in their natural surroundings. (ii) “Birdwatching” does not include…

Endangered Species - Funding Provisions - Massachusetts

(Protected Species)

(e) All fines and assessments received on account of litigation or settlement thereof for a violation of this chapter or the regulations promulgated thereunder shall be paid to the commonwealth and shall be deposited into the Natural Heritage…

Endangered Species - Funding Provisions - Michigan

(Protected Species)

Net proceeds from the sale of an item authorized by this part (Wildlife Preservation) shall be used by the department exclusively for wildlife research and habitat improvement for nongame wild animals or designated endangered species or designated…

Endangered Species - Funding Provisions - Minnesota

(Protected Species)

Subd. 6. The commissioner must pursue federal reimbursement for any compensation payment issued under this section while: (1) the United States Fish and Wildlife Service lists the Minnesota population of gray wolves as endangered and threatened…

Endangered Species - Funding Provisions - Mississippi

(Protected Species)

The cost of programs established under Sections 49-5-101 through 49-5-119 shall be borne by any funds or property donated or granted for such purposes by any firm, person, corporation or agency of the U.S. Government and/or from such funds as may be…

Endangered Species - Funding Provisions - Nebraska

(Protected Species)

The purpose of section 37-811 and section 77-27,119.01 is to provide a means by which such protection may be financed through a voluntary checkoff designation on state income tax return forms...

Endangered Species - Funding Provisions - Nevada

(Protected Species)

1. The Energy Planning and Conservation Account is hereby created in the State General Fund. . . . 5. The Director of the Department of Wildlife shall administer the Account. The money in the Account must be used in accordance with the State Wildlife…

Endangered Species - Funding Provisions - New Hampshire

(Protected Species)

On the effective date of this chapter with the exception of the expenditures that are then authorized from the fish and game fund, no funds used to carry out the provisions of this chapter shall be derived from license fees of hunters, fishermen,…

Endangered Species - Funding Provisions - New Jersey

(Protected Species)

g. All penalties collected pursuant to this section shall be deposited in the “Endangered and Nongame Species of Wildlife Conservation Fund,” established pursuant to section 1 of P.L.1981, c. 170 (C.54A:9-25.2), and kept separate from other receipts…

Endangered Species - Funding Provisions - New Mexico

(Protected Species)

C. adequate funding should be made available to the department of game and fish by annual appropriations from the general fund or from other sources separate and apart from the game protection fund for management of threatened or endangered…

Endangered Species - Funding Provisions - North Carolina

(Protected Species)

(b) The Marine Fisheries Commission is hereby authorized to issue and sell appropriate emblems by which to identify recipients thereof as contributors to a special marine and estuarine resources Conservation Fund...

Endangered Species - Funding Provisions - Northern Mariana Islands

(Protected Species)

(k) Any penalty or fine collected pursuant to this section shall be deposited into the Fish and Game Conservation Revolving Fund...

Endangered Species - Funding Provisions - Ohio

(Protected Species)

Natural resources assistance councils shall review and approve or disapprove applications in accordance with sections 164.20 to 164.27 of the Revised Code for grants for projects that propose to do any of the following:...

Endangered Species - Funding Provisions - Oregon

(Protected Species)

(1) Pursuant to ORS 286A.560 to 286A.585, at the request of the Oregon Department of Administrative Services, after the department consults with the Oregon Business Development Department, the State Treasurer is authorized to issue lottery bonds:...

Endangered Species - Funding Provisions - Pennsylvania

(Protected Species)

(a) In order to carry out the purposes of this act, there is hereby created a special fund, which shall be known as the “Wild Resource Conservation Fund,” of the treasury of the Commonwealth...

Endangered Species - Funding Provisions - Puerto Rico

(Protected Species)

A special fund to be known as the Special Fund for Wildlife Management, is hereby created to be administered by the Department in benefit of all wildlife resources...

Endangered Species - Funding Provisions - Rhode Island

(Protected Species)

(a) Establishment. There is established within the coastal resources management council a Rhode Island coastal and estuarine habitat restoration trust fund (the “trust”). On July 1, 2002, July 1, 2004 and each July 1st thereafter, two hundred and…

Endangered Species - Funding Provisions - South Carolina

(Protected Species)

(A) The State Treasurer shall credit the total amount transferred by the South Carolina Department of Revenue pursuant to Section 12-6-5060 to the Nongame Wildlife and Natural Areas Fund established in this section...

Endangered Species - Funding Provisions - Tennessee

(Protected Species)

(a) The cost of programs established under this part shall be borne by the general fund or other sources. The federal cost share of approved programs pursuant to P.L. 93-205, 87 Stat. 889, § 6(d)(2)(i) and (ii), compiled in 16 U.S.C. § 1535(d)(2)(i)…

Endangered Species - Funding Provisions - Texas

(Protected Species)

All revenue received under this chapter shall be deposited in the state treasury to the credit of the special nongame and endangered species conservation account.; The council shall:...

Endangered Species - Funding Provisions - Virginia

(Protected Species)

A. The Foundation shall establish, administer, manage, including the creation of reserves, and make expenditures and allocations from a special, nonreverting fund in the state treasury to be known as the Virginia Land Conservation Fund, hereinafter…

Endangered Species - Funding Provisions - Washington

(Protected Species)

(1) The board may adopt rules establishing acquisition policies and priorities for distributions from the habitat conservation account. (2) Except as provided in RCW 79A.15.030(8), moneys appropriated for this chapter may not be used by the board to…

Endangered Species - Funding Provisions - West Virginia

(Protected Species)

(a) An eligible grant recipient may apply for a grant from the fund to acquire interests in real property for conservation purposes or for stewardship. An application may not be submitted to the fund without the written consent of the owner of the…

Endangered Species - Funding Provisions - Wisconsin

(Protected Species)

(5) Endangered resources. (a) Definitions. In this subsection: 1. “Conservation fund” means the fund under s. 25.29. 2. “Endangered resources program” means purchasing or improving land or habitats for any native Wisconsin endangered or threatened…

Endangered Species - Funding Provisions - Wyoming

(Protected Species)

(n) In order to mitigate detrimental impacts to Wyoming from wildlife species including endangered species, which have been or may be introduced, planted or propagated in Wyoming, excluding Yellowstone National Park, by any federal agency...

Endangered Species - Habitat Provisions

(Protected Species)

The Legislature has found that ginseng Panax quinquefolius L., is listed as endangered by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, and as such, must be protected from extinction.

Endangered Species - Habitat Provisions - Alabama

(Protected Species)

There is hereby created the Historic Blakeley Authority: (1) To establish, develop, operate, promote, protect, preserve, and maintain as a state historic park the lands in Baldwin County, Alabama listed on the National Register of Historic Places as…

Endangered Species - Habitat Provisions - Alaska

(Protected Species)

On land under their respective jurisdictions, the commissioner of fish and game and the commissioner of natural resources shall take measures to preserve the natural habitat of species or subspecies of fish and wildlife that are recognized as…

Endangered Species - Habitat Provisions - Arizona

(Protected Species)

D. New solid waste landfills that are not municipal solid waste landfills shall not be located in wetlands, unless the owner or operator can demonstrate all of the following: . . .

Endangered Species - Habitat Provisions - Arkansas

(Protected Species)

(a) When the purchase of lands by state agencies is considered as an appropriate strategy for the protection of certain nongame species, the lands considered shall be restricted to:...

Endangered Species - Habitat Provisions - California

(Protected Species)

(a) For purposes of this section, the following terms have the following meanings: (1) "Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan" means the completed conservation plan in the Mojave and Colorado Desert regions adopted pursuant to the Natural…

Endangered Species - Habitat Provisions - Colorado

(Protected Species)

1) The division shall establish such programs including acquisition of land or aquatic habitat as are deemed necessary for management of nongame, endangered, or threatened wildlife...

Endangered Species - Habitat Provisions - Connecticut

(Protected Species)

(b) . . . Not later than June 22, 1991, the commissioner shall so adopt regulations to identify, where biologically feasible, essential habitats for endangered and threatened species...

Endangered Species - Habitat Provisions - Florida

(Protected Species)

(2) The Governor and Cabinet, sitting as the Board of Trustees of the Internal Improvement Trust Fund, may expend moneys appropriated by the Legislature to acquire the fee or any lesser interest in lands for the following public purposes: (a) To…

Endangered Species - Habitat Provisions - Georgia

(Protected Species)

The State of Georgia finds that caves are uncommon geologic phenomena and that the minerals deposited therein may be rare and occur in unique forms of great beauty which are irreplaceable if destroyed...

Endangered Species - Habitat Provisions - Guam

(Protected Species)

The Department shall acquire by purchase, donation or otherwise, lands, aquatic habitats or interests therein for the conservation of resident endangered species or threatened species needed to carry out the programs relating to the intent of this…

Endangered Species - Habitat Provisions - Hawaii

(Protected Species)

In carrying out programs authorized by this chapter, the department may enter into agreements with federal agencies, counties, private landowners, and organizations for the administration and management of any area or facility established under…

Endangered Species - Habitat Provisions - Idaho

(Protected Species)

This section provides location guidelines for swine facilities regulated by this chapter. Where the location guidelines provide a specific setback distance, that distance is the minimum setback distance that may be imposed. Further setback distances…

Endangered Species - Habitat Provisions - Indiana

(Protected Species)

Sec. 6. Coal exploration may not disturb the following: (1) Habitats of unique or unusually high value for fish and wildlife and other related environmental values...

Endangered Species - Habitat Provisions - Iowa

(Protected Species)

The director shall establish programs, including acquisition of land or aquatic habitat, necessary for the management of endangered or threatened species...

Endangered Species - Habitat Provisions - Kansas

(Protected Species)

The state biological survey is hereby authorized and empowered to: . . . (e) maintain a registry of natural and scientific areas, an inventory of natural ecosystems(,) an inventory of habitats of rare and endangered species of plants and animals...

Endangered Species - Habitat Provisions - Kentucky

(Protected Species)

The lists promulgated under KRS 146.610 shall not serve to impede the development or use of public or private lands, including, but not limited to, the normal and accepted operations of...

Endangered Species - Habitat Provisions - Louisiana

(Protected Species)

A. Each application for a surface coal mining and reclamation permit pursuant to this Chapter shall be accompanied by a fee as determined by the commissioner, with such fee not to exceed the actual or anticipated cost of reviewing, administering and…

Endangered Species - Habitat Provisions - Maine

(Protected Species)

2. Habitat.--For species designated as endangered or threatened under this subchapter the commissioner may by rule identify areas currently or historically providing physical or biological features essential to the conservation of the species and…

Endangered Species - Habitat Provisions - Maryland

(Protected Species)

License to authorize nonwater-dependent project located on State wetlands (b)(1) Except as provided in paragraphs (2) and (3) of this subsection and notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Board of Public Works may not issue a license to…

Endangered Species - Habitat Provisions - Massachusetts

(Protected Species)

Except as otherwise provided in this chapter, no person may alter significant habitat.; A landowner may construct a single family house covering no more than three thousand square feet of ground and install any necessary utilities to service said…

Endangered Species - Habitat Provisions - Michigan

(Protected Species)

(1) Beginning immediately after July 9, 1984, the department shall conduct an inventory of state owned land to determine the surface areas of peat present on those lands and to make a preliminary evaluation of the nature of the peat lands and the…

Endangered Species - Habitat Provisions - Minnesota

(Protected Species)

Subdivision 1. The Minnesota forests for the future program identifies and protects private, working forest lands for their timber, scenic, recreational, fish and wildlife habitat, threatened and endangered species, and other cultural and…

Endangered Species - Habitat Provisions - Mississippi

(Protected Species)

(1) On or before April 1, 1991, the committee shall develop criteria and methodology for selecting sites for the state commercial hazardous waste management facility. Site selection criteria and methodology shall be specifically adapted to take into…

Endangered Species - Habitat Provisions - Montana

(Protected Species)

(4) The board shall consider the following criteria in determining whether certain state waters are outstanding resource waters. However, the board may determine that compliance with one or more of these criteria is insufficient to warrant…

Endangered Species - Habitat Provisions - Nebraska

(Protected Species)

(1) The commission shall create and maintain a state register of those natural areas which possess significant natural heritage resources which shall be known as the Nebraska Natural Areas Register...

Endangered Species - Habitat Provisions - Nevada

(Protected Species)

1. The governing body of a city which has imposed a fee pursuant to NRS 268.4413 and in which exists a species or subspecies that has been declared endangered or threatened pursuant to the Endangered Species Act of 1973, 16 U.S.C. § 1531 et seq...

Endangered Species - Habitat Provisions - New Hampshire

(Protected Species)

Any new ATV or trail bike trail proposal on state-owned property shall be evaluated by the department of resources and economic development using a 2-step process. I...

Endangered Species - Habitat Provisions - New Jersey

(Protected Species)

The department shall develop a system for the classification of freshwater wetlands based upon criteria which distinguish among wetlands of exceptional resource value, intermediate resource value, and ordinary resource value. a. Freshwater wetlands…

Endangered Species - Habitat Provisions - New York

(Protected Species)

In addition to the powers, functions and duties conferred upon it by compact, the commission, subject to the approval of the commissioner, shall, within the eighth park region:...

Endangered Species - Habitat Provisions - North Carolina

(Protected Species)

Standards and criteria for licensing low-level radioactive waste facilities shall be developed by the Commission. Such standards and criteria shall be developed with public participation and shall be incorporated into rules adopted by the Commission…

Endangered Species - Habitat Provisions - North Dakota

(Protected Species)

The commission shall be guided by, but is not limited to, the following considerations, where applicable, to aid the evaluation and designation of sites, corridors, and routes:...

Endangered Species - Habitat Provisions - Northern Mariana Islands

(Protected Species)

When appropriate, the director shall include in such regulation the designation of any portion of such range as the critical habitat of such species, taking into consideration the economic impact and other relevant impacts of the designation...

Endangered Species - Habitat Provisions - Ohio

(Protected Species)

(C) The director of environmental protection shall issue or deny an individual state isolated wetland permit for the proposed filling of an isolated wetland that is subject to level two review not later than ninety days after the receipt of an…

Endangered Species - Habitat Provisions - Oklahoma

(Protected Species)

Any potential natural area recommended for inclusion in the State Register shall possess one or more of the following characteristics: 1. Rare, threatened, or endangered plant or animal species habitat...

Endangered Species - Habitat Provisions - Oregon

(Protected Species)

The Director of Agriculture is authorized, on behalf of the State of Oregon, to acquire habitat, or interests therein, the State Department of Agriculture considers necessary for the protection of threatened species or endangered species. Acquisition…

Endangered Species - Habitat Provisions - Pennsylvania

(Protected Species)

(a) The department may, when deemed necessary to protect wild plant species afforded consideration under this act, acquire natural areas of land or aquatic habitat, or designate such areas on land previously acquired for the establishment of public…

Endangered Species - Habitat Provisions - Puerto Rico

(Protected Species)

(dd) Natural habitat.-- Tracts of land whose ecological conditions allow the existence and reproduction of wildlife populations. Urbanized lands are excluded. Includes but is not limited to forests, wetlands, and grassland prairies, among others...

Endangered Species - Habitat Provisions - South Carolina

(Protected Species)

(A) The department shall promulgate regulations addressing criteria for designating land as certified management area for endangered species or of species in need of management in order to qualify a taxpayer for the income tax credit provided for in…

Endangered Species - Habitat Provisions - Tennessee

(Protected Species)

(a) Notwithstanding any of this part to the contrary, this section is applicable to the Reelfoot Lake natural area, an area designated as a natural area under § 11-14-108 and described therein...

Endangered Species - Habitat Provisions - Texas

(Protected Species)

(e) A governmental entity may not implement a regional habitat conservation plan or apply for a federal permit in conjunction with a regional habitat conservation plan if: (1) the federal act is repealed(,)...

Endangered Species - Habitat Provisions - Vermont

(Protected Species)

(a) Except as provided for under subsection (f) of this section, the Secretary may, after the consultation required under subsection 5408(e) of this section, adopt or amend by rule a critical habitat designation list for threatened or endangered…

Endangered Species - Habitat Provisions - Washington

(Protected Species)

(4)(a) The board shall establish by rule a program for the acquisition of riparian open space and critical habitat for threatened or endangered species as designated by the board...

Endangered Species - Habitat Provisions - Wisconsin

(Protected Species)

(2) Notwithstanding ss. 66.1037 and 86.03, and subject to sub. (2m), upon application, the department shall issue permits to sign owners for the trimming or removal of vegetation that is located in the right-of-way of a highway under the jurisdiction…

Endangered Species - Listing Authority and Process - Alaska

(Protected Species)

(a) A species or subspecies of fish or wildlife is considered endangered when the commissioner of fish and game determines that its numbers have decreased to such an extent as to indicate that its continued existence is threatened...

Endangered Species - Listing Authority and Process - American Samoa

(Protected Species)

(a) The office has the following powers and duties: (1) manage, protect, preserve and perpetuate the marine and wildlife resources in the Territory;...

Endangered Species - Listing Authority and Process - Arizona

(Protected Species)

C. The director by rule may add or remove a native plant to or from the protected group or any of the categories of protected native plants. D...

Endangered Species - Listing Authority and Process - California

(Protected Species)

(a) At the meeting scheduled pursuant to Section 2074, the commission shall hold a public hearing on the petition (for consideration by commission to list a species as endangered/threatened) and shall receive information, written or otherwise, and…

Endangered Species - Listing Authority and Process - Colorado

(Protected Species)

(1) On the basis of investigations of nongame wildlife provided for in section 33-2-104 and other available scientific and commercial data and after consultation with other state wildlife agencies...

Endangered Species - Listing Authority and Process - Connecticut

(Protected Species)

(a) The commissioner may adopt regulations, in accordance with the provisions of chapter 541, to treat a species not listed as endangered or threatened pursuant to section 26-306 as an endangered or threatened species if he finds that:...

Endangered Species - Listing Authority and Process - Florida

(Protected Species)

(4) Interagency coordination.-- (a) The commission shall be responsible for research and management of freshwater and upland species and for research and management of marine species...

Endangered Species - Listing Authority and Process - Georgia

(Protected Species)

(a) The department shall identify and inventory any species of animal life within this state which it determines from time to time to be rare, unusual, or in danger of extinction; and, upon such determination, such species shall be designated…

Endangered Species - Listing Authority and Process - Guam

(Protected Species)

(a) Regulatory power for the purposes of this Article shall be vested in the Department of Agriculture (hereinafter referred to as the Department) which is responsible for the management and the conservation of plant and wildlife resources of the…

Endangered Species - Listing Authority and Process - Hawaii

(Protected Species)

(a) Any species of aquatic life, wildlife, or land plant that has been determined to be an endangered species pursuant to the Endangered Species Act shall be deemed to be an endangered species under this chapter and any indigenous species of aquatic…

Endangered Species - Listing Authority and Process - Idaho

(Protected Species)

(1) There is hereby created in the office of the governor, the “Office of Species Conservation.” The administrator of the office of species conservation shall be the official in the state designated to oversee implementation of federal recovery…

Endangered Species - Listing Authority and Process - Illinois

(Protected Species)

§7. Any species or subspecies of animal or plant designated as endangered or threatened by the Secretary of the Interior of the United States pursuant to the Endangered Species Act of 1973, P.L. 93-205, as amended, shall be automatically listed as an…

Endangered Species - Listing Authority and Process - Indiana

(Protected Species)

Sec. 10. On the basis of: (1) investigations on nongame species required by section 7 of this chapter(,) and (2) other available scientific and commercial data(,) and after consultation with other state wildlife agencies...

Endangered Species - Listing Authority and Process - Iowa

(Protected Species)

The director shall conduct investigations on fish, plants, and wildlife in order to develop information relating to population, distribution, habitat needs, limiting factors, and other biological and ecological data to determine management measures…

Endangered Species - Listing Authority and Process - Kansas

(Protected Species)

(a) Whenever any species is listed as a threatened species pursuant to K.S.A. 32-960, and amendments thereto, the secretary shall adopt such rules and regulations pursuant to K.S.A. 32-963, and amendments thereto, as the secretary deems necessary and…

Endangered Species - Listing Authority and Process - Kentucky

(Protected Species)

(1) The commission may conduct investigations, with the permission of the landowner, on any species of plants indigenous to the Commonwealth necessary to develop information relating to population, distribution, habitat needs, limiting factors, and…

Endangered Species - Listing Authority and Process - Louisiana

(Protected Species)

A. Any species of wildlife or native plant determined by the secretary of the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries to be an endangered or threatened species pursuant to the federal Endangered Species Act shall be deemed to be an endangered…

Endangered Species - Listing Authority and Process - Maine

(Protected Species)

1. Investigations.-- The commissioner may conduct investigations in order to develop information relating to population size, distribution, habitat needs, limiting factors and other biological and ecological data relating to the status and…

Endangered Species - Listing Authority and Process - Maryland

(Protected Species)

Construction with Endangered Species Act (a) Any species of wildlife or plant determined to be endangered species pursuant to the Endangered Species Act shall be deemed to be an endangered species under the provisions of this subtitle and any species…

Endangered Species - Listing Authority and Process - Massachusetts

(Protected Species)

The director shall conduct investigations and consult with the natural heritage and endangered species advisory committee established pursuant to section five B of chapter one hundred and thirty-one in order to determine whether any species of plant…

Endangered Species - Listing Authority and Process - Michigan

(Protected Species)

(1) The department shall conduct investigations on fish, plants, and wildlife in order to develop information relating to population, distribution, habitat needs, limiting factors, and other biological and ecological data to determine management…

Endangered Species - Listing Authority and Process - Minnesota

(Protected Species)

Subd. 3. (a) The commissioner shall adopt rules under chapter 14, to designate species of wild animal or plant as: (1) endangered, if the species is threatened with extinction throughout all or a significant portion of its range(,)...

Endangered Species - Listing Authority and Process - Mississippi

(Protected Species)

(a) On the basis of investigations on nongame wildlife provided for in Section 49-5-107 and other available scientific and commercial data, and after consultation with other state wildlife agencies, appropriate federal agencies, and other interested…

Endangered Species - Listing Authority and Process - Montana

(Protected Species)

The department shall conduct investigations on nongame wildlife in order to develop information relating to population, distribution, habitat needs, limiting factors, and other biological and ecological data to determine management measures necessary…

Endangered Species - Listing Authority and Process - Nebraska

(Protected Species)

(1) Any species of wildlife or wild plants determined to be an endangered species pursuant to the Endangered Species Act shall be an endangered species under the Nongame and Endangered Species Conservation Act, and any species of wildlife or wild…

Endangered Species - Listing Authority and Process - Nevada

(Protected Species)

A species or subspecies of native flora shall be regarded as threatened with extinction when the State Forester Firewarden, after consultation with competent authorities, determines that its existence is endangered and its survival requires…

Endangered Species - Listing Authority and Process - New Hampshire

(Protected Species)

The commissioner of the department shall adopt rules, after public hearing and under RSA 541-A, relative to: I. Criteria and procedures for listing endangered and threatened species under RSA 217-A:5...

Endangered Species - Listing Authority and Process - New Jersey

(Protected Species)

a. The commissioner shall conduct investigations concerning wildlife indigenous to the State in order to develop information relating to populations, distribution, habitat needs, limiting factors and other biological and ecological data to determine…

Endangered Species - Listing Authority and Process - New Mexico

(Protected Species)

A. On the basis of investigations concerning wildlife, other available scientific and commercial data and after consultation with wildlife agencies in other states, appropriate federal agencies, local and tribal governments and other interested…

Endangered Species - Listing Authority and Process - New York

(Protected Species)

2. The department may, by rule and regulation, promulgate and adopt a list or lists of protected plants which by reason of their endangered, rare, threatened or exploitably vulnerable status should not be picked or removed from their natural…

Endangered Species - Listing Authority and Process - North Carolina

(Protected Species)

The Board shall have all of the following powers and duties: (1) To adopt and maintain a list of protected plant species for North Carolina, identifying each entry by the common name and scientific name, along with its status as endangered,…

Endangered Species - Listing Authority and Process - Northern Mariana Islands

(Protected Species)

(a) (1) The director shall, by regulation, determine whether any species should be designated as an endangered species or a threatened species, taking into consideration the status of its habitat or range, its utilization by man for various purposes,…

Endangered Species - Listing Authority and Process - Ohio

(Protected Species)

The chief of natural areas and preserves shall adopt and may amend or rescind rules, in accordance with Chapter 119. of the Revised Code, setting forth criteria for identifying and designating species of plants native to this state that are in danger…

Endangered Species - Listing Authority and Process - Oklahoma

(Protected Species)

The Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation shall print a listing of those endangered or threatened species or subspecies protected by this act as part of the published general hunting regulations booklet printed each year...

Endangered Species - Listing Authority and Process - Oregon

(Protected Species)

In carrying out the provisions of the wildlife laws with regard to the management of wildlife that is a threatened species or an endangered species, the State Fish and Wildlife Commission:...

Endangered Species - Listing Authority and Process - Pennsylvania

(Protected Species)

(a) Establishment and publication of lists.--The executive director shall establish a Pennsylvania Threatened Species List and a Pennsylvania Endangered Species List. The lists, and any revisions thereto, shall be published in the Pennsylvania…

Endangered Species - Listing Authority and Process - South Carolina

(Protected Species)

(A) The department shall conduct investigations on nongame wildlife in order to develop information relating to population, distribution, habitat, needs, limiting factors, and other biological and ecological data to determine management measures…

Endangered Species - Listing Authority and Process - South Dakota

(Protected Species)

On the basis of determinations pursuant to § 34A-8-2 the Game, Fish and Parks Commission shall promulgate a list of those species of wildlife which are determined to be endangered or threatened within the state...

Endangered Species - Listing Authority and Process - Tennessee

(Protected Species)

(a) The executive director shall conduct an investigation on nongame wildlife in order to develop information relating to population, distribution, habitat, needs, limiting factors...

Endangered Species - Listing Authority and Process - Texas

(Protected Species)

Species of fish or wildlife indigenous to Texas are endangered if listed on: (1) the United States List of Endangered Native Fish and Wildlife(,) or (2) the list of fish or wildlife threatened with statewide extinction as filed by the director of the…

Endangered Species - Listing Authority and Process - U.S. Virgin Islands

(Protected Species)

(a) In addition to all powers and duties specifically assigned the Commission by this chapter, the Commission shall have the primary responsibility for identification and preservation of threatened and endangered species in the Territory...

Endangered Species - Listing Authority and Process - Utah

(Protected Species)

The division may make determinations concerning the management, protection, and conservation of plant species officially designated as endangered or threatened under the federal Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended, on state lands...

Endangered Species - Listing Authority and Process - Vermont

(Protected Species)

(a) The Secretary shall adopt by rule a State endangered species list and a State threatened species list. The listing for any species may apply to the whole State or to any part of the State and shall identify the species by its most recently…

Endangered Species - Listing Authority and Process - Virginia

(Protected Species)

The Board is authorized to adopt the federal list, as well as modifications and amendments thereto by regulations(,) to declare by regulation, after consideration of recommendations from the Director of the Department of Conservation and Recreation…

Endangered Species - Listing Authority and Process - Washington

(Protected Species)

(1) The director shall investigate the habits and distribution of the various species of wildlife native to or adaptable to the habitats of the state. The commission shall determine whether a species should be managed by the department and, if so,…

Endangered Species - Listing Authority and Process - Wisconsin

(Protected Species)

(1) Purpose. The legislature finds that certain wild animals and wild plants are endangered or threatened and are entitled to preservation and protection as a matter of general state concern...

Endangered Species - Permitting Process - Alabama

(Protected Species)

Notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, in the event the federal government places the alligator in an endangered species status, all licenses issued pursuant to this article shall be null and void upon the earlier of the following dates:…

Endangered Species - Permitting Process - Arizona

(Protected Species)

K. Any permit conditions concerning threatened or endangered species shall be limited to those required by the endangered species act.; Factors to be considered in issuing a certificate of environmental compatibility . . .

Endangered Species - Permitting Process - California

(Protected Species)

Nothing in this chapter or in any other provision of law prohibits the taking or the incidental taking of any endangered, threatened, or candidate species if the taking was authorized by the department through a permit or memorandum of…

Endangered Species - Permitting Process - Colorado

(Protected Species)

(3) The commission may permit, under such terms and conditions as may be prescribed by regulation, the taking, possession, transportation, exportation, or shipment of species or subspecies of wildlife which appear on the state lists of endangered or…

Endangered Species - Permitting Process - Connecticut

(Protected Species)

The commissioner may permit, under such regulations as he may adopt in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54,1 the transfer, sale, offering for sale, or delivery of any threatened or endangered species or any activity otherwise prohibited…

Endangered Species - Permitting Process - Delaware

(Protected Species)

The Director of the Division of Fish and Wildlife may permit, under such terms and conditions as he or she may prescribe, the importation of any species or subspecies of fish or wildlife listed in this chapter for zoological, educational, and…

Endangered Species - Permitting Process - Delaware

(Protected Species)

The Director of the Division of Fish and Wildlife may permit, under such terms and conditions as he or she may prescribe, the importation of any species or subspecies of fish or wildlife listed in this chapter for zoological, educational, and…

Endangered Species - Permitting Process - Florida

(Protected Species)

(6) Defenses.--(a) In any prosecution under this section, it shall be a defense that plants or the flowers, roots, bulbs, or other plant parts transported, carried, or conveyed, or sold or offered for sale, by the party were legally imported from…

Endangered Species - Permitting Process - Georgia

(Protected Species)

(a) Any application to the division for a permit under this chapter (Chapter 17: Petroleum Pipelines) shall contain, at a minimum, the following: . . . (4) Information on the presence of threatened and endangered species along the proposed route of…

Endangered Species - Permitting Process - Idaho

(Protected Species)

The department of fish and game shall enter into an agreement with the director to grant necessary permits and licenses for electrofishing needed to accomplish water quality monitoring pursuant to chapter 36, title 39, Idaho Code...

Endangered Species - Permitting Process - Illinois

(Protected Species)

§ 4. Upon receipt of proper application and approval of the same, the Department may issue to any qualified person a permit which allows the taking, possession, transport, purchase, or disposal of specimens or products of an endangered or threatened…

Endangered Species - Permitting Process - Indiana

(Protected Species)

Sec. 15. The director may permit, under the terms and conditions that are prescribed by rule, the taking, possession, transportation, exportation, or shipment of species or subspecies of wildlife that have been designated by rule as in need of…

Endangered Species - Permitting Process - Iowa

(Protected Species)

The director may permit the taking, possession, purchase, sale, transportation, importation, exportation, or shipment of endangered or threatened species which appear on the state list for scientific, zoological, or educational purposes, for…

Endangered Species - Permitting Process - Iowa

(Protected Species)

The director may permit the taking, possession, purchase, sale, transportation, importation, exportation, or shipment of endangered or threatened species which appear on the state list for scientific, zoological, or educational purposes, for…

Endangered Species - Permitting Process - Kansas

(Protected Species)

(d) For the purposes of this section, a permit required by another state or federal agency shall not include a certification or registration. . . . (f) The secretary may issue special permits to authorize, under such terms and conditions as the…

Endangered Species - Permitting Process - Kentucky

(Protected Species)

(3) The Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources may permit, under such terms and conditions as it may prescribe, the importation, transportation, possession, or sale of any species of wildlife otherwise prohibited pursuant to this section for…

Endangered Species - Permitting Process - Louisiana

(Protected Species)

G. The department may issue permits under such terms and conditions as it may prescribe pertaining to any act otherwise prohibited by Subsection F of this Section for scientific purposes, regulated taking, or to enhance the propagation or survival of…

Endangered Species - Permitting Process - Maine

(Protected Species)

Notwithstanding section 12808 and notwithstanding section 10650 as it applies to rules adopted in accordance with this subchapter, the commissioner may authorize certain activities regarding endangered or threatened species in accordance with the…

Endangered Species - Permitting Process - Maryland

(Protected Species)

Federal permits, permits from other states (e) Any endangered species of wildlife or plant which enters the State from another state or from a point outside the territorial limits of the United States and which is transported to a point within or…

Endangered Species - Permitting Process - Massachusetts

(Protected Species)

The director may permit the taking, possession, purchase, sale, transportation, exportation or shipment of any species appearing on the list of endangered or threatened species or species of special concern developed by the director pursuant to…

Endangered Species - Permitting Process - Michigan

(Protected Species)

(4) The department may permit the taking, possession, purchase, sale, transportation, exportation, or shipment of species of fish, plants, or wildlife which appear on the state list of endangered or threatened species compiled pursuant to section…

Endangered Species - Permitting Process - Minnesota

(Protected Species)

Subd. 7. (a) The commissioner may issue permits and prescribe conditions for an act otherwise prohibited by subdivision 1 if: (1) the act is for the purpose of zoological, educational, or scientific study(,) (2) the act enhances the propagation or…

Endangered Species - Permitting Process - Mississippi

(Protected Species)

(d) The commission may permit, under such terms and conditions as may be prescribed by regulation, the taking, possession, transportation, exportation or shipment of species or subspecies of wildlife which appear on the state list of endangered…

Endangered Species - Permitting Process - Montana

(Protected Species)

(1) The director may permit the taking, possession, transportation, exportation, or shipment of species or subspecies of wildlife which appear on the state list of endangered species, on the United States' list of endangered native fish and wildlife,…

Endangered Species - Permitting Process - Nebraska

(Protected Species)

(11) The commission may permit any act otherwise prohibited by subsection (8) of this section for scientific purposes or to enhance the propagation or survival of the affected species...

Endangered Species - Permitting Process - New Hampshire

(Protected Species)

II. The executive director may permit, under such terms and conditions as he may prescribe, any act otherwise prohibited by this section for scientific purposes or to enhance the propagation or survival of the affected species...

Endangered Species - Permitting Process - New Jersey

(Protected Species)

d. The commissioner may authorize, under such terms and conditions as may be prescribed by rule or regulation, the taking, possession, transportation, importation, exportation, sale or offer for sale, or shipment of nongame species and wildlife which…

Endangered Species - Permitting Process - New Mexico

(Protected Species)

C. The director may authorize by permit the taking, possession, transportation, exportation or shipment of species or subspecies which have been deemed by the commission to be in need of management as provided in the Wildlife Conservation Act, so…

Endangered Species - Permitting Process - New York

(Protected Species)

2. The commissioner may permit, under such terms and conditions as he may prescribe, the importation and sale of the skin, body or parts therefrom of Alligators, Caiman or Crocodile of the Order Crocodylia...

Endangered Species - Permitting Process - North Carolina

(Protected Species)

(a) No person shall act in the capacity of a ginseng dealer, or shall engage, or offer to engage in the business of, advertise as, or assume to act as a ginseng dealer unless that person holds a currently valid permit as provided in this Article...

Endangered Species - Permitting Process - Ohio

(Protected Species)

The rules shall provide for the taking of species endangered or threatened with statewide extirpation for botanical, educational, and scientific purposes, and for propagation in captivity to preserve the species, with written permission from the…

Endangered Species - Permitting Process - Oregon

(Protected Species)

In carrying out the provisions of the wildlife laws with regard to the management of wildlife that is a threatened species or an endangered species, the State Fish and Wildlife Commission:...

Endangered Species - Permitting Process - Pennsylvania

(Protected Species)

(a) Issuance.--The commission may issue permits for the importation, exportation, sale, exchange, taking or possession of any birds or animals classified as endangered or threatened, living or dead, or any parts thereof, including eggs. (b) Species…

Endangered Species - Permitting Process - Rhode Island

(Protected Species)

No person shall buy, sell, offer for sale, store, transport, import, export, or otherwise traffic in any animal or plant or any part of any animal or plant whether living, dead, processed, manufactured, preserved, or raw if the animal or plant has…

Endangered Species - Permitting Process - South Carolina

(Protected Species)

(D) The department may permit the taking, possession, transportation, exportation, or shipment of species or subspecies of wildlife which appear on the state list of endangered species, or species in need of management on the United States' List of…

Endangered Species - Permitting Process - South Dakota

(Protected Species)

The secretary of agriculture and the secretary of game, fish and parks may permit the taking, possession, purchase, sale, transportation, exportation, or shipment of species of plants or wildlife which appear on the state list of endangered or…

Endangered Species - Permitting Process - Tennessee

(Protected Species)

(d) The executive director may permit, under such terms and conditions as may be prescribed by regulation, the taking, possession, transportation, exportation or shipment of species or subspecies of wildlife that appear on the state list of…

Endangered Species - Permitting Process - Texas

(Protected Species)

(a) No person may collect, hold, possess, display, transport, release, or propagate protected wildlife for the purposes of this subchapter without a permit issued under this subchapter...

Endangered Species - Permitting Process - Vermont

(Protected Species)

(a) Authorized taking. Notwithstanding any provision of this chapter, after obtaining the advice of the Endangered Species Committee, the Secretary may permit, under such terms and conditions as the Secretary may require as necessary to carry out the…

Endangered Species - Permitting Process - Virginia

(Protected Species)

A. The Board may permit the taking, exportation, transportation, or possession of any fish or wildlife which is listed by the provisions of this article, for zoological, educational, or scientific purposes and for propagation of such fish or wildlife…

Endangered Species - Permitting Process - Washington

(Protected Species)

(4) Nothing in this section prohibits the use of a Conibear trap in water, a padded leghold trap, or a nonstrangling type foot snare with a special permit granted by the director under (a) through (d) of this subsection. Issuance of the special…

Endangered Species - Permitting Process - West Virginia

(Protected Species)

(c)(1) A person may not act as a grower unless he or she has obtained a grower's permit from the division. (2) Prior to planting cultivated, woods-grown or wild simulated ginseng, a grower shall:...

Endangered Species - Permitting Process - Wisconsin

(Protected Species)

(6) Permits. (a) The department shall issue a permit, under such terms and conditions as it may prescribe by rule, authorizing the taking, exportation, transportation or possession of any wild animal or wild plant on the list of endangered and…

Endangered Species - Permitting Process - Wyoming

(Protected Species)

(a) An application for a permit shall be filed with the division, in a form as prescribed by council rules and regulations, and shall contain the following information: . . . (xiii) An evaluation of potential impacts together with any plans and…

Endangered Species - Protections and Prohibited Actions - Alabama

(Protected Species)

The Legislature of Alabama declares that: (1) Certain species and population stocks of marine mammals are, or may be, in danger of extinction or depletion as a result of man's activities...

Endangered Species - Protections and Prohibited Actions - Alabama

(Protected Species)

The Legislature has found that ginseng Panax quinquefolius L., is listed as endangered by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, and as such, must be protected from extinction...

Endangered Species - Protections and Prohibited Actions - Alaska

(Protected Species)

A species or subspecies of fish or wildlife listed as endangered under AS 16.20.190(b) may not be harvested, captured, or propagated except under the terms of a special permit issued by the commissioner of fish and game for scientific or educational…

Endangered Species - Protections and Prohibited Actions - Arizona

(Protected Species)

B. It is unlawful for a person to knowingly and without lawful authority under state or federal law import and transport into this state and release within this state a species of wildlife that is listed as a threatened, endangered or candidate…

Endangered Species - Protections and Prohibited Actions - Arkansas

(Protected Species)

(a) Upon the request of any farmer with demonstrated damage to an agricultural crop from wildlife, the game warden shall assist the farmer by implementation of a control program to relocate or eradicate the wildlife which is causing injury to the…

Endangered Species - Protections and Prohibited Actions - California

(Protected Species)

Where recovery plans for coho salmon, steelhead trout, or other threatened or endangered aquatic species exist, projects funded under this article shall be consistent with those plans, and to the extent feasible, shall seek to implement actions…

Endangered Species - Protections and Prohibited Actions - Colorado

(Protected Species)

(3) Except as otherwise provided in this article, it is unlawful for any person to take, possess, transport, export, process, sell or offer for sale, or ship and for any common or contract carrier to knowingly transport or receive for shipment any…

Endangered Species - Protections and Prohibited Actions - Colorado

(Protected Species)

(3) Except as otherwise provided in this article, it is unlawful for any person to take, possess, transport, export, process, sell or offer for sale, or ship and for any common or contract carrier to knowingly transport or receive for shipment any…

Endangered Species - Protections and Prohibited Actions - Connecticut

(Protected Species)

(a) Except as otherwise provided in section 26-310, it is unlawful for (1) any person to wilfully take any endangered or threatened species on or from public property, waters of the state or property of another without the written permission of the…

Endangered Species - Protections and Prohibited Actions - Delaware

(Protected Species)

Notwithstanding any other provision of this title, the importation, transportation, possession or sale of any endangered species of fish or wildlife, or hides or other parts thereof, or the sale or possession with intent to sell any article made in…

Endangered Species - Protections and Prohibited Actions - Florida

(Protected Species)

(3) Prohibitions; permits.-- (a) With regard to any plant listed as an endangered plant on the Regulated Plant Index, as provided in rules of the department, it is unlawful for any person to willfully destroy or harvest any such plant growing on the…

Endangered Species - Protections and Prohibited Actions - Georgia

(Protected Species)

(e) It shall be unlawful for a taxidermist to possess or mount any game species for which there is no open season or any endangered, rare, threatened, or unusual species without obtaining a special permit from the department...

Endangered Species - Protections and Prohibited Actions - Guam

(Protected Species)

With respect to any threatened or endangered species of plants or wildlife of Guam and the United States, it is unlawful, except as provided herein, for any person or organization, subject to the jurisdiction of Guam to:...

Endangered Species - Protections and Prohibited Actions - Hawaii

(Protected Species)

(e) With respect to any threatened or endangered species of aquatic life, wildlife, or land plant, it is unlawful, except as provided in subsections (f), (g), and (j) for any person to:...

Endangered Species - Protections and Prohibited Actions - Illinois

(Protected Species)

“Take” means, in reference to animals and animal products, to harm, hunt, shoot, pursue, lure, wound, kill, destroy, harass, gig, spear, ensnare, trap, capture, collect, or to attempt to engage in such conduct. “Take” means, in reference to plants…

Endangered Species - Protections and Prohibited Actions - Indiana

(Protected Species)

Sec. 5. As used in this chapter, “take” means to: (1) harass, hunt, capture, or kill(,) or (2) attempt to harass, hunt, capture, or kill(,) wildlife...

Endangered Species - Protections and Prohibited Actions - Iowa

(Protected Species)

The commission may, by rule, treat any species as an endangered species or threatened species even though it is not listed pursuant to section 481B.3 if it finds that the species so closely resembles in appearance a species which is listed pursuant…

Endangered Species - Protections and Prohibited Actions - Kansas

(Protected Species)

(b) Except as otherwise specifically provided by this section or rules and regulations adopted pursuant to this section, a special permit is required for any person subject to the jurisdiction of this state to:...

Endangered Species - Protections and Prohibited Actions - Kentucky

(Protected Species)

(1) No person shall import, transport, possess for resale or sell any endangered species of wildlife, the hides, skins, or other parts thereof, or any article made in whole or in part from the skin, hide, or other parts of any species of wildlife…

Endangered Species - Protections and Prohibited Actions - Louisiana

(Protected Species)

F. (1) With respect to any endangered species of wildlife, it is unlawful, except as provided in Subsection G of this section, for any person subject to the jurisdiction of this state to: (a) Export any such species from this state(,) (b) Take any…

Endangered Species - Protections and Prohibited Actions - Maine

(Protected Species)

For the purposes of this section and section 12808-A, “to take,” “take” and “taking” mean the act or omission that results in the death of any endangered or threatened species...

Endangered Species - Protections and Prohibited Actions - Maryland

(Protected Species)

Take (k) “Take” means to harass, harm, pursue, hunt, shoot, wound, kill, trap, capture, or collect, or to attempt to engage in any such conduct.; Prohibited actions relating to endangered wildlife species (c) Except as provided in subsection (f) of…

Endangered Species - Protections and Prohibited Actions - Massachusetts

(Protected Species)

Except as otherwise provided in this chapter, no person may take, possess, transport, export, process, sell or offer for sale, buy or offer to buy, nor shall a common or contract carrier knowingly transport or receive for shipment, any plant or…

Endangered Species - Protections and Prohibited Actions - Michigan

(Protected Species)

(1) Except as otherwise provided in this part, a person shall not take, possess, transport, import, export, process, sell, offer for sale, buy, or offer to buy, and a common or contract carrier shall not transport or receive for shipment, any species…

Endangered Species - Protections and Prohibited Actions - Minnesota

(Protected Species)

Subdivision 1. Notwithstanding any other law, a person may not take, import, transport, or sell any portion of an endangeredspecies of wild animal or plant, or sell or possess with intent to sell an article made with any part of the skin, hide, or…

Endangered Species - Protections and Prohibited Actions - Mississippi

(Protected Species)

(c) Except as otherwise provided in Sections 49-5-101 through 49-5-119, it shall be unlawful for any person to take, possess, transport, export, process, sell or offer for sale or ship, and for any common or contract carrier knowingly to transport or…

Endangered Species - Protections and Prohibited Actions - Missouri

(Protected Species)

1. The importation, transportation, or sale of any endangered species of fish or wildlife, or hides or other parts thereof, or the sale or possession with intent to sell any article made in whole or in part from the skin, hide or other parts of any…

Endangered Species - Protections and Prohibited Actions - Montana

(Protected Species)

(8) “Take” means to harass, hunt, capture, or kill or attempt to harass, hunt, capture, or kill wildlife.; (3) Except as otherwise provided in this part, it is unlawful for any person to take, possess, transport, export, sell, or offer for sale and…

Endangered Species - Protections and Prohibited Actions - Nebraska

(Protected Species)

(6) Take means to harass, harm, pursue, hunt, shoot, wound, kill, trap, capture, or collect or attempt to engage in any such conduct; (8) With respect to any endangered species of wildlife, it shall be unlawful, except as provided in subsection (7)…

Endangered Species - Protections and Prohibited Actions - Nebraska

(Protected Species)

(6) Take means to harass, harm, pursue, hunt, shoot, wound, kill, trap, capture, or collect or attempt to engage in any such conduct; (8) With respect to any endangered species of wildlife, it shall be unlawful, except as provided in subsection (7)…

Endangered Species - Protections and Prohibited Actions - Nevada

(Protected Species)

Any species declared to be threatened with extinction shall be placed on the list of fully protected species, and no member of its kind may be removed or destroyed at any time by any means except under special permit issued by the State Forester…

Endangered Species - Protections and Prohibited Actions - New Hampshire

(Protected Species)

I. The executive director shall conduct investigations on wildlife species in order to develop information relating to population, distribution, habitat needs, limiting factors and other biological and ecological data to determine conservation…

Endangered Species - Protections and Prohibited Actions - New Jersey

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“Take” means to harass, hunt, capture, kill, or attempt to harass, hunt, capture, or kill, wildlife; a. Notwithstanding the provisions of section 6 of P.L.1973, c. 309 (C.23:2A-6) or any other law, or any rule or regulation adopted pursuant thereto,…

Endangered Species - Protections and Prohibited Actions - New Mexico

(Protected Species)

C. Except as otherwise provided in the Wildlife Conservation Act, it is unlawful for any person to take, possess, transport, export, process, sell or offer for sale or ship any species of wildlife appearing on any of the following lists:...

Endangered Species - Protections and Prohibited Actions - New York

(Protected Species)

2. Notwithstanding any other provision of this chapter, the taking, importation, transportation, possession or sale of any endangered or threatened species of fish, shellfish, crustacea or wildlife, or hides or other parts thereof, or the sale or…

Endangered Species - Protections and Prohibited Actions - North Carolina

(Protected Species)

(a) Unless the conduct is covered under some other provision of law providing greater punishment, it is unlawful to engage in any of the following conduct: (1) To uproot, dig, take or otherwise disturb or remove for any purpose from the lands of…

Endangered Species - Protections and Prohibited Actions - North Dakota

(Protected Species)

The following records, regardless of form or characteristic, of or relating to the game and fish department are exempt under section 44-04-18 and section 6 of article XI of the Constitution of North Dakota:...

Endangered Species - Protections and Prohibited Actions - Ohio

(Protected Species)

The director of natural resources may enter into agreements or contracts with the United States government for the protection of plant species pursuant to the “Endangered Species Act of 1973,” 87 Stat. 884, 16 U.S.C. 1531-1543, as amended...

Endangered Species - Protections and Prohibited Actions - Oklahoma

(Protected Species)

Except as otherwise provided by law, no person may possess, hunt, chase, harass, capture, shoot at, wound or kill, take or attempt to take, trap or attempt to trap any endangered or threatened species or subspecies without specific written permission…

Endangered Species - Protections and Prohibited Actions - Oregon

(Protected Species)

(1) Except as otherwise provided pursuant to ORS 564.105, no person shall take, import, export, transport, purchase or sell, or attempt to take, import, export, transport, purchase or sell any threatened species or endangered species...

Endangered Species - Protections and Prohibited Actions - Pennsylvania

(Protected Species)

(d) Unlawful acts.--It is unlawful for any person to import, export, transport, sell, resell, exchange, take or possess or conspire, aid, abet, assist or attempt to import, export, transport, sell, resell, buy, exchange, take or possess any birds or…

Endangered Species - Protections and Prohibited Actions - Puerto Rico

(Protected Species)

The following actions shall be deemed unlawful and subject to penalties as provided below in this chapter:...

Endangered Species - Protections and Prohibited Actions - Rhode Island

(Protected Species)

No person shall buy, sell, offer for sale, store, transport, import, export, or otherwise traffic in any animal or plant or any part of any animal or plant whether living, dead, processed, manufactured, preserved, or raw if the animal or plant has…

Endangered Species - Protections and Prohibited Actions - South Carolina

(Protected Species)

(A) The department's responsibilities include the creation of a long-range and comprehensive beach management plan for the Atlantic Ocean shoreline in South Carolina. The plan must include all of the following:...

Endangered Species - Protections and Prohibited Actions - South Dakota

(Protected Species)

The game, fish and parks secretary shall conduct investigation on nongame, endangered, or threatened wildlife to develop information relating to population, distribution, habitat needs, limiting factors, and other biological and ecological data to…

Endangered Species - Protections and Prohibited Actions - Tennessee

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(9) “Take” means to harass, hunt, capture, or kill, or to attempt to harass, hunt, capture, or kill wildlife; (c) Except as provided in regulations issued by the commission, it is unlawful for any person to take, attempt to take, possess, transport,…

Endangered Species - Protections and Prohibited Actions - Texas

(Protected Species)

The provisions of Subchapter C, Chapter 43, of this code are applicable to all fish or wildlife classified as endangered, and it is a violation of this chapter to possess, take, or transport endangered fish or wildlife for zoological gardens or…

Endangered Species - Protections and Prohibited Actions - U.S. Virgin Islands

(Protected Species)

(a) No person may take, catch, possess, injure, harass, kill, or attempt to take, catch, possess, injure, harass or kill, or sell or offer for sale, or transport or export, whether or not for sale, any indigenous species, including live rock; except…

Endangered Species - Protections and Prohibited Actions - Utah

(Protected Species)

(1) The division may transplant big game, turkeys, wolves, or sensitive species only in accordance with: (a) a list of sites for the transplant of a particular species that is prepared and adopted in accordance with Subsections (2) through (5)(,) (b)…

Endangered Species - Protections and Prohibited Actions - Vermont

(Protected Species)

(11) “Harming,” as used in the definition of “take” or “taking” under subdivision (14)2 of this section, means: (A) an act that kills or injures a threatened or endangered species(,)...

Endangered Species - Protections and Prohibited Actions - Virginia

(Protected Species)

The taking, transportation, possession, sale, or offer for sale within the Commonwealth of any fish or wildlife appearing on any list of threatened or endangered species published by the United States Secretary of the Interior pursuant to the…

Endangered Species - Protections and Prohibited Actions - Washington

(Protected Species)

(1) Subject to limitations and conditions established by the commission, the owner, the owner's immediate family member, the owner's documented employee, or a tenant of real property may trap, consistent with RCW 77.15.194, or kill wildlife that is…

Endangered Species - Protections and Prohibited Actions - West Virginia

(Protected Species)

(a)(1) The Legislature finds that ginseng trade must be controlled in order to protect the survival of wild ginseng as evidenced by its listing in Appendix II of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora...

Endangered Species - Protections and Prohibited Actions - Wisconsin

(Protected Species)

(4) Prohibition. Except as provided in subs. (6r) and (7m) or as permitted by departmental rule or permit: (a) No person may take, transport, possess, process or sell within this state any wild animal specified by the department's endangered and…

Endangered Species - Protections and Prohibited Actions - Wyoming

(Protected Species)

Gray wolves shall be deemed removed from the list of experimental nonessential population, endangered species or threatened species in Wyoming upon final publication in the Federal Register by appropriate federal agencies removing the gray wolf from…

Endangered Species - Statement of Policy - Alaska

(Protected Species)

The legislature recognizes that, due to growth and development, certain species or subspecies of fish and wildlife are now and may in the future be threatened with extinction...

Endangered Species - Statement of Policy - American Samoa

(Protected Species)

Am. Samoa Code...

Endangered Species - Statement of Policy - Arkansas

(Protected Species)

(a) The General Assembly declares that it is the public policy of the State of Arkansas to promote sound management, conservation, and public awareness of Arkansas' rich diversity of native plants and nongame animals...

Endangered Species - Statement of Policy - California

(Protected Species)

The Legislature further finds and declares that it is the policy of the state to conserve, protect, restore, and enhance any endangered species or any threatened species and its habitat and that it is the intent of the Legislature, consistent with…

Endangered Species - Statement of Policy - Colorado

(Protected Species)

The general assembly finds and declares that it is the policy of this state to manage all nongame wildlife, recognizing the private property rights of individual property owners, for human enjoyment and welfare, for scientific purposes...

Endangered Species - Statement of Policy - Connecticut

(Protected Species)

There is established a program for the protection of endangered and threatened species. The commissioner may conduct investigations of wildlife and plants in order to develop information relating to population, distribution, habitat needs, limiting…

Endangered Species - Statement of Policy - Delaware

(Protected Species)

The General Assembly finds and declares: (1) It is in the best interest of the State to preserve and enhance the diversity and abundance of nongame fish and wildlife, and to protect the habitat and natural areas...

Endangered Species - Statement of Policy - Florida

(Protected Species)

1) Short title.--This section may be cited as the “Florida Endangered and Threatened Species Act.” (2) Declaration of policy.--The Legislature recognizes that the State of Florida harbors a wide diversity of fish and wildlife and that it is the…

Endangered Species - Statement of Policy - Guam

(Protected Species)

It is declared to be the policy of the government of Guam that all departments and agencies shall seek to conserve Guam’s resident threatened and endangered species and that they shall utilize their authorities in furtherance of the purposes of this…

Endangered Species - Statement of Policy - Hawaii

(Protected Species)

Since the discovery and settlement of the Hawaiian Islands by humans, many species of aquatic life, wildlife, and land plants that occurred naturally only in Hawaii have become extinct and many are threatened with extinction, primarily because of…

Endangered Species - Statement of Policy - Illinois

(Protected Species)

§ 11. Conservation program(,) public policy(,) rules.-- (a) The Department, with the advice of the Board, shall actively plan and implement a program for the conservation of endangered and threatened species...

Endangered Species - Statement of Policy - Iowa

(Protected Species)

The commission shall perform those acts necessary for the conservation, protection, restoration, and propagation of endangered and threatened species in cooperation with the federal government, pursuant to Pub. L. No. 93-205, and pursuant to rules…

Endangered Species - Statement of Policy - Kentucky

(Protected Species)

The General Assembly finds and declares that it is the policy of the Commonwealth to recognize endangered and threatened species of plants for human enjoyment, for scientific purposes, and to ensure their perpetuation as viable components of their…

Endangered Species - Statement of Policy - Louisiana

(Protected Species)

The Louisiana Legislature finds: A. That it is the policy of this state to conserve species of wildlife and native plants for human enjoyment, for scientific purposes, and to insure their perpetuation as viable components of this state's economic and…

Endangered Species - Statement of Policy - Maine

(Protected Species)

The Legislature finds that various species of fish or wildlife have been and are in danger of being rendered extinct within the State of Maine, and that these species are of esthetic, ecological, educational, historical, recreational and scientific…

Endangered Species - Statement of Policy - Maryland

(Protected Species)

Legislative findings (a) The General Assembly finds that: (1) It is the policy of the State to conserve species of wildlife for human enjoyment, for scientific purposes, and to insure their perpetuation as viable components of their ecosystems(,)...

Endangered Species - Statement of Policy - Michigan

(Protected Species)

The department shall perform those acts necessary for the conservation, protection, restoration, and propagation of endangered and threatened species of fish, wildlife, and plants in cooperation with the federal government, pursuant to the endangered…

Endangered Species - Statement of Policy - Mississippi

(Protected Species)

The Legislature finds and declares all of the following: (a) That it is the policy of the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks to manage certain nongame wildlife for human enjoyment, for scientific purposes, and to insure their…

Endangered Species - Statement of Policy - Montana

(Protected Species)

(1) The legislature, mindful of its constitutional obligations under Article II, section 3, and Article IX of the Montana constitution, has enacted The Nongame and Endangered Species Conservation Act. It is the legislature's intent that the…

Endangered Species - Statement of Policy - Nebraska

(Protected Species)

The Legislature finds and declares: (1) That it is the policy of this state to conserve species of wildlife for human enjoyment, for scientific purposes, and to insure their perpetuation as viable components of their ecosystems(,)...

Endangered Species - Statement of Policy - Nevada

(Protected Species)

1. The Legislature finds that: (a) The economic growth of the State of Nevada has been attended with some serious and unfortunate consequences. Nevada has experienced the extermination or extirpation of some of its native species of flora. Serious…

Endangered Species - Statement of Policy - New Hampshire

(Protected Species)

The legislature finds and declares that: I. Species of wildlife normally occurring within this state which may be found to be in jeopardy should be accorded such protection as is necessary to maintain and enhance their numbers...

Endangered Species - Statement of Policy - New Jersey

(Protected Species)

The Legislature hereby finds and declares the following: a. That it is the policy of this State to manage all forms of wildlife to insure their continued participation in the ecosystem(,)...

Endangered Species - Statement of Policy - New Mexico

(Protected Species)

The legislature finds and declares that: A. species of wildlife indigenous to the state that may be found to be threatened or endangered should be managed to maintain and, to the extent possible, enhance their numbers within the carrying capacity of…

Endangered Species - Statement of Policy - North Carolina

(Protected Species)

The General Assembly finds that the recreational needs of the people, the interests of science, and the economy of the State require that threatened and endangered species of plants and species of plants of special concern be protected and conserved,…

Endangered Species - Statement of Policy - Pennsylvania

(Protected Species)

It is hereby determined and declared as a matter of legislative finding that there are numerous flora and fauna, including those rare or endangered, which are not commonly pursued, killed or consumed either for sport or profit, that such species are…

Endangered Species - Statement of Policy - Puerto Rico

(Protected Species)

The protection of all wildlife and in particular the natural habitat of said species is hereby declared to be the public policy of the Government of Puerto Rico. All public agencies and instrumentalities shall consult the Department on any matter,…

Endangered Species - Statement of Policy - Rhode Island

(Protected Species)

It is the policy of this state to contribute to the maintenance of a high quality environment within the state and elsewhere for the benefit of the safety...

Endangered Species - Statement of Policy - Tennessee

(Protected Species)

The general assembly finds and declares that: (1) It is the policy of this state to manage certain nongame wildlife to ensure their perpetuation as members of ecosystems, for scientific purposes, and for human enjoyment(,)...

Endangered Species - Statement of Policy - U.S. Virgin Islands

(Protected Species)

The purpose of this chapter is to protect, conserve, and manage indigenous fish, wildlife and plants, and endangered or threatened species for the ultimate benefit of all United States Virgin Islanders, now and in the future...

Endangered Species - Statement of Policy - Utah

(Protected Species)

(1) Section 23-14-1 appoints the division as trustee and custodian of protected wildlife in the state...

Endangered Species - Statement of Policy - Wisconsin

(Protected Species)

(1) Purpose. The legislature finds that certain wild animals and wild plants are endangered or threatened and are entitled to preservation and protection as a matter of general state concern. The federal endangered species act of 1973...

Florida - Directors and Commissioners

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The executive director of the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission shall: (1) Keep full and correct minutes of the proceedings of said commission at its meetings, which minutes shall be open for public inspection.

Florida - Harassment Statutes

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(1) A person may not intentionally, within a publicly or privately owned wildlife management or fish management area or on any state-owned water body: (a) Interfere with or attempt to prevent the lawful taking of fish, game, or nongame animals by…

Florida - Hunter Education

(Education)

(1) This section may be cited as the Senator Joe Carlucci Hunter Safety Act. (2)(a) Except as provided in paragraph (b), a person born on or after June 1, 1975, may not be issued a license to take wild animal life with the use of a firearm, gun, bow,…

Florida - Hunter Education

(Education)

(a) Wildlife resources are managed in trust by the respective states for the benefit of all residents and visitors.

Florida - Hunter Education

(Education)

(1) The state hereby assents to the provisions of the Act of Congress entitled “An Act to provide that the United States shall aid the States in Wildlife Restoration Projects, and for other purposes,” approved September 2, 1937 (Pub. L. No. 415, 75th…

Florida - Hunter Education

(Education)

(1) The state hereby assents to the provisions of the Federal Aid in Fish Restoration Act of August 9, 1950, as amended. The Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission shall perform such activities as are necessary to conduct wildlife and sportfish…

Florida - R3 Mandates

(Hunting, Fishing, and Trapping)

The Legislature recognizes that hunting, fishing, and the taking of game are a valued part of the cultural heritage of Florida and should be forever preserved for Floridians.

Florida - Statutory Protections

(Law Enforcement)

The Legislature recognizes that hunting, fishing, and the taking of game are a valued part of the cultural heritage of Florida and should be forever preserved for Floridians. The Legislature further recognizes that these activities play an important…

Free Fishing - Alabama

(Hunting, Fishing, and Trapping)

The commissioner of the department of conservation and natural resources shall, not later than February 1 of each year, and without necessity of promulgation of regulation, designate the date of the annual “Free Fishing Day” for that calendar year.

Free Fishing - California

(Hunting, Fishing, and Trapping)

Notwithstanding Section 7145, the director may designate not more than two days, which may or may not be consecutive, in each year as free sportfishing days..

Free Fishing - Connecticut

(Hunting, Fishing, and Trapping)

(f) The Commissioner of Energy and Environmental Protection shall designate one day in each calendar year when no license shall be required for sport fishing.

Free Fishing - Delaware

(Hunting, Fishing, and Trapping)

The Secretary of the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control may designate up to 2 days within National Fishing Week, which may or may not be consecutive, during each calendar year as "free sport fishing days."

Free Fishing - Florida

(Hunting, Fishing, and Trapping)

(15) Free fishing days. — The commission may designate by rule no more than 4 consecutive or nonconsecutive days in each year as free freshwater fishing days and no more than 4 consecutive or nonconsecutive days in each year as free saltwater fishing…

Free Fishing - Georgia

(Hunting, Fishing, and Trapping)

Notwithstanding any other provision of this article, the commissioner may designate not more than three days, which need not be consecutive, in each calendar year as free fishing days...

Free Fishing - Guam

(Hunting, Fishing, and Trapping)

The Director may issue, free of charge, to any qualified person, a license to take and transport fish or game, at any time, for scientific or educational purposes. Such a license shall be valid at the discretion of the Director and shall show upon…

Free Fishing - Idaho

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No person shall hunt, trap, or fish for or take any wild animal, bird or fish of this state, without first having procured a license as hereinafter provided.

Free Fishing - Illinois

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(e) Each year the Director may designate a period, not to exceed 4 days in duration, when sport fishermen may fish waters wholly or in part within the jurisdiction of the State, including that part of Lake Michigan under the jurisdiction of the…

Free Fishing - Iowa

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The commission may designate one period of the year of not more than three days as free fishing days and during that period the residents may fish and lawfully possess fish without a license.

Free Fishing - Kansas

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(f) The secretary may designate by resolution two days each calendar year during which persons may fish by legal means without having a valid fishing license.

Free Fishing - Kentucky

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(3) The department shall, for one (1) weekend each year, suspend enforcement of the requirement that persons fishing in the waters of the Commonwealth buy and hold a license.

Free Fishing - Louisiana

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A. Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, the commission may designate no more than two days in each year as free recreational fishing days during which residents and nonresidents may exercise the privileges of a licensed…

Free Fishing - Maine

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3. Free fishing days; limitations. The following 2 free fishing periods are established. No more than 2 free fishing periods may be established under this subsection.

Free Fishing - Maryland

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(a) Days. -- By regulation, the Secretary may establish up to 3 free fishing days each calendar year when a person may catch finfish in the tidal and nontidal waters of the State for recreational purposes without an angler's license or Chesapeake Bay…

Free Fishing - Massachusetts

(Hunting, Fishing, and Trapping)

(f) The director may designate not more than 2 days in each year as free recreational saltwater fishing days...

Free Fishing - Michigan

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(1) The department shall designate a Saturday and the following Sunday during January or February of each year as free winter fishing days. In addition, the department may designate 1 other day or 2 other consecutive days each year as free fishing…

Free Fishing - Minnesota

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Subdivision 1. Angling; Take a Kid Fishing Weekends. (a) A resident age 16 years or older may take fish by angling without an angling license and may take fish by spearing from a dark house without a spearing license and without a fish house or dark…

Free Fishing - Montana

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Each year on Father’s Day weekend, a person may fish for any fish within this state without obtaining a fishing license pursuant to this part as long as the person does so in accordance with any other law or regulation of the department in effect on…

Free Fishing - Nebraska

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(1) To promote an interest in fishing and to create an awareness of Nebraska’s lakes, rivers, streams, ponds, and parks, a day between March 15 and October 15, to be determined by the commission, shall be recognized as free fishing day.

Free Fishing - Nevada

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(f) The Commission may declare 1 day per year as a day upon which persons may fish without a license to do so.

Free Fishing - New Hampshire

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The executive director may adopt rules under RSA 541-A establishing 2 days per year on which persons normally required to hold a license under RSA 214:1 may fish by angling only, in any public waters within the jurisdiction of the state without a…

Free Fishing - New Jersey

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The Division of Fish, Game and Wildlife, after consultation with the Fish and Game Council, shall select two days in any given 12-month period, and consecutively thereafter, during which any person who has an actual and bona fide domicile in this…

Free Fishing - New Mexico

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B. The director, with the approval of the state game commission, may designate no more than two nonconsecutive Saturdays in each year as free fishing days. During the free fishing days, residents and nonresidents may exercise the privileges of…

Free Fishing - New York

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14. Notwithstanding any inconsistent provision of law, the commissioner may designate no more than eight days in each year that shall be effective in every administrative region of the department, as free sport fishing days during which any person…

Free Fishing - New York

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14. Notwithstanding any inconsistent provision of law, the commissioner may designate no more than eight days in each year that shall be effective in every administrative region of the department, as free sport fishing days during which any person…

Free Fishing - North Carolina

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(a2) Fourth of July Free Fishing Day. -- The fourth day of July of each year is declared a free fishing day to promote the sport of fishing, and no license issued under this Article or Article 25A of this Chapter is required to fish in any of the…

Free Fishing - North Carolina

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(a2) Fourth of July Free Fishing Day. -- The fourth day of July of each year is declared a free fishing day to promote the sport of fishing, and no license issued under this Article or Article 25A of this Chapter is required to fish in any of the…

Free Fishing - North Dakota

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5. Residents may fish without a resident fishing license on free fishing days. The date of these free fishing days may be set by proclamation by the governor.

Free Fishing - Ohio

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(C) The chief shall adopt rules pursuant to section 1531.08 of the Revised Code designating not more than two days, which need not be consecutive, in each year as “free sport fishing days” on which any resident may exercise the privileges accorded…

Free Fishing - Oregon

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Notwithstanding ORS 497.075, 497.121 and 497.132, the State Fish and Wildlife Commission may issue, up to four times each year, an order that authorizes individuals to angle for fish or take shellfish in the waters of this state without the licenses…

Free Fishing - Pennsylvania

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(d) Free fishing days. — The executive director, with the approval of the commission, may designate no more than two days (which may or may not be consecutive) in each year as free fishing days. The commission may designate the waters or categories…

Free Fishing - Rhode Island

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A license shall not be required for anyone who is: . . . (5) Fishing recreationally during a designated free-fishing day, which may be established by the director and occur on no more than one day per year;

Free Fishing - South Carolina

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(A) A resident is not required to possess a license or permit for recreational fishing in the freshwaters of this State on the following days:

Free Fishing - Tennessee

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The fish and wildlife commission may designate by proclamation one (1) day each year as "free sport fishing day" and all sport fishing license requirements as designated by proclamation for that day shall be suspended.

Free Fishing - Texas

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On the first Saturday in June of each year, a fishing license is not required of any person fishing for sporting purposes in public water. This section is limited to license requirements and does not affect other provisions of this code relating to…

Free Fishing - US Virgin Islands

(Hunting, Fishing, and Trapping)

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Free Fishing - Utah

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(5) A person is not required to obtain a license, certificate of registration, permit, or tag to: (a) fish on a free fishing day that the Wildlife Board may establish each year by rule made by the Wildlife Board under this title or by an order or…

Free Fishing - Vermont

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(b) The Commissioner of Fish and Wildlife may designate two days each calendar year as "free fishing days" for which no license shall be required. One day shall occur in the open water fishing season and one day shall occur during the ice fishing…

Free Fishing - Virginia

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K. No fishing license shall be required in any inland waters of the Commonwealth on free fishing days. The Board shall designate no more than three free fishing days in any calendar year.

Free Fishing - Washington

(Hunting, Fishing, and Trapping)

Notwithstanding RCW 77.32.010, the commission may adopt rules designating times and places for the purposes of family fishing days when licenses and catch record cards are not required to fish or to harvest shellfish.

Free Fishing - West Virginia

(Hunting, Fishing, and Trapping)

The director may designate up to two days each year as free sport fishing days. On a designated free fishing day, an individual is entitled to fish for all legal fish in all counties of the State without having a valid West Virginia fishing license…

Free Fishing - Wyoming

(Hunting, Fishing, and Trapping)

The commission may annually designate not more than one (1) day each calendar year as a free sport fishing day. Residents and nonresidents may during the designated free sport fishing day, without payment of any fee and without acquiring a license…

Free-Fishing - Indiana

(Hunting, Fishing, and Trapping)

The director may, with the approval of the commission, designate not more than four (4) days in each year as free sport fishing days. If the director designates more than one (1) day in a year as free sport fishing days, the days may be consecutive…

Georgia - Creation of Agency

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(a) There is created a Department of Natural Resources. (b)(1) There is created the position of commissioner of natural resources. The commissioner shall be both appointed and removed by the Board of Natural Resources subject to approval of the…

Georgia - Harassment Statutes

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(a) It shall be unlawful for any person to: (1) Interfere with the lawful taking of wildlife by another person by intentionally preventing or attempting to prevent such person from such lawful taking of wildlife; (2) Disturb or engage in activity…

Georgia - Hunter Education

(Education)

(b) The ownership of, jurisdiction over, and control of all wildlife, as defined in this title, are declared to be in the State of Georgia, in its sovereign capacity, to be controlled, regulated, and disposed of in accordance with this title.…

Georgia - Hunter Education

(Education)

(1) Wildlife resources are managed in trust by the respective states for the benefit of all residents and visitors.

Georgia - Hunter Education

(Education)

The State of Georgia assents to the provisions of P.L. 75-415 and P.L. 81-681. The department is authorized, empowered, and directed to perform such acts as may be necessary to establish and conduct cooperative wildlife restoration projects as…

Georgia - Jurisdiction for Cats

(Invasive Species)

Notwithstanding the provisions of Code Section 4-11-13, it shall be unlawful for any person knowingly and intentionally to abandon any domesticated animal upon any public or private property or public right of way. This Code section shall not be…

Georgia - R3 Mandates

(Hunting, Fishing, and Trapping)

(2) The department has the authority and the responsibility to work with cooperating sportsmen, conservation groups, and others to encourage participation in hunting and fishing at a level to ensure continuation of such activities in perpetuity and…

Georgia - Statutory Protections

(Law Enforcement)

(a) The General Assembly recognizes that hunting and fishing and the taking of wildlife are a valued part of the cultural heritage of the State of Georgia. The General Assembly further recognizes that such activities play an essential role in the…

Georgia - Wildlife Rehabilitation

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It shall be unlawful for any person to keep, hold, or possess in captivity any sick or injured wildlife, except fish, without first obtaining, at no charge, a wildlife rehabilitation permit from the department; provided, however, that such permit…

Harassment of Hunters, Trappers and Anglers

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Hawaii - Agency Mandate

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The department shall: (1) Manage and administer the wildlife and wildlife resources of the State; (2) Enforce all laws relating to the protecting, taking, hunting, killing, propagating, or increasing the wildlife within the State and the waters…

Hawaii - Agency Rule Making Authority

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Subject to chapter 91, the department shall adopt, amend, and repeal rules: (1) Concerning the preservation, protection, regulation, extension, and utilization of, and conditions for entry into wildlife sanctuaries, game management areas, and public…

Hawaii - Harassment Statutes

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(a) No person shall intentionally prevent or attempt to prevent the lawful taking of fish by a person licensed pursuant to section 188-50 by: (1) Placing the person's self in a location in which human presence may affect the behavior of fish to be…

Hawaii - Hunter Education

(Education)

The lands granted to the State of Hawaii by Section 5(b) of the Admission Act and pursuant to Article XVI, Section 7, of the State Constitution, excluding therefrom lands defined as “available lands” by Section 203 of the Hawaiian Homes Commission…

Hawaii - Hunter Education

(Education)

The State assents to the provisions of the Pittman-Robertson Federal Aid in Wildlife Restoration Act (50 Stat. 917, 16 U.S.C. § 669), as amended. The department shall perform those acts as may be necessary to the conduct and establishment of…

Hawaii - Hunter Education

(Education)

The State hereby assents to the provisions of the Federal Aid in Sport Fish Restoration (Dingell-Johnson/Wallop-Breaux) Act (64 Stat. 430, 16 U.S.C. § 777), as amended. The department shall perform those acts as may be necessary to the conduct and…

Hawaii - Jurisdiction for Cats

(Invasive Species)

“Predators” means animals destructive of wildlife by nature of their predatory habits, including mongooses, cats, dogs, and rats.

Hawaii - R3 Mandates

(Hunting, Fishing, and Trapping)

The department shall: (12) Preserve, protect, and promote public hunting.

Hawaii - Statutory Protections

(Law Enforcement)

The department shall: (12) Preserve, protect, and promote public hunting.

Hunter Education

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Idaho - Creation of Agency

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A department of fish and game is hereby established. Said department shall, for the purposes of section 20, article IV of the constitution of the state of Idaho, be an executive department of the state government. The department shall have its…

Idaho - Directors and Commissioners

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(a) Office of Director Created. The commission shall appoint a director of the department of fish and game, hereinafter referred to as the director, who shall be a person with knowledge of, and experience in, the requirements for the protection,…

Idaho - Harassment Statutes

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(1) No person shall: (a) Intentionally interfere with the lawful taking or control of wildlife by another; or (b) Intentionally harass, bait, drive or disturb any animal for the purpose of disrupting lawful pursuit or taking thereof; or

Idaho - Hunter Education

(Education)

(a) Hunter education. No hunting license shall be issued to a person born after January 1, 1975, unless the person has previously held a valid hunting license in this or another state or unless such person presents to the department of fish and game…

Idaho - Hunter Education

(Education)

(a) Hunter education. No hunting license shall be issued to a person born after January 1, 1975, unless the person has previously held a valid hunting license in this or another state or unless such person presents to the department of fish and game…

Idaho - Trapper Education

(Education)

No person shall hunt, trap, or fish for or take any wild animal, bird or fish of this state, without first having procured a license as hereinafter provided. Provided that no license shall be required: (a) 1. For children under the age of fourteen…

Illinois - Agency Mandate

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§ 1.2. This Act [Wildlife Code] shall be administered by and under the direction of the Department of Natural Resources. As used in this Act, unless the context otherwise requires, the terms specified in the Sections following this Section and…

Illinois - Creation of Agency

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§ 1-5. Purpose. It is the purpose of this Act to change the name of the Department of Conservation to the Department of Natural Resources and to transfer to it various rights, powers, duties, and functions of the Department of Energy and Natural…

Illinois - Directors and Commissioners

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§ 1.2e. “Director” means the Director of Natural Resources.

Illinois - Harassment Statutes

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§ 48-3. Hunter or fisherman interference. (a) Definitions. As used in this Section: “Aquatic life” means all fish, reptiles, amphibians, crayfish, and mussels the taking of which is authorized by the Fish and Aquatic Life Code. “Interfere with” means…

Illinois - Hunter Education

(Education)

§ 3.2. Hunting license; application; instruction. Before the Department or any county, city, village, township, incorporated town clerk or his duly designated agent or any other person authorized or designated by the Department to issue hunting…

Illinois - Hunter Education

(Education)

§ 20-45. License fees for residents. Fees for licenses for residents of the State of Illinois shall be as follows: (a) Except as otherwise provided in this Section, for sport fishing devices as defined in Section 10-95 or spearing devices as defined…

Illinois - Jurisdiction for Cats

(Invasive Species)

§ 2.11b. “Feral cat” means a cat that (i) is born in the wild or is the offspring of an owned or feral cat and is not socialized, (ii) is a formerly owned cat that has been abandoned and is no longer socialized, or (iii) lives on a farm.

Illinois - R3 Mandates

(Hunting, Fishing, and Trapping)

§ 5. Findings. The General Assembly finds the following: (1) Recreational hunting is an important and traditional recreational activity in which 14,000,000 Americans 16 years of age and older participate.

Illinois - Statutory Protections

(Law Enforcement)

§ 5. Findings. The General Assembly finds the following: (1) Recreational hunting is an important and traditional recreational activity in which 14,000,000 Americans 16 years of age and older participate.

Illinois - Trapper Education

(Education)

§ 3.3. Trapping license required. Before any person shall trap any of the mammals protected by this Act, for which an open trapping season has been established, he shall first procure a trapping license from the Department to do so. No traps shall be…

Illinois - Trapper Education

(Education)

§ 3.1-9. Youth Hunting and Trapping Licenses. (a) Any resident youth age 18 and under may apply to the Department for a Youth Hunting License, which extends limited hunting privileges. The Youth Hunting License shall be a renewable license that…

Illinois - Wildlife Rehabilitation

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§ 110-5. Exemptions. When acting in their official capacity, the following entities and their agents are exempt from Articles 75 and 85 of this Act: (1) public zoos or aquaria accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums or the Zoological…

Illinois - Wildlife Rehabilitation

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§ 4. (a) There is created the Illinois Wildlife Preservation Fund, a special fund in the State Treasury. The Department of Revenue shall determine annually the total amount contributed to such fund pursuant to this Act and shall notify the State…

Illinois - Wildlife Rehabilitation

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§ 805-550. Reinstatement fee. (a) The Department may assess a fee of up to $1,000 for the reinstatement of revoked or suspended licenses, permits, registrations, and other privileges that it administers in the exercise of its powers and duties under…

Indiana - Agency Mandate

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Sec. 3. The director shall do the following: (1) Provide for the protection, reproduction, care, management, survival, and regulation of wild animal populations regardless of whether the wild animals are present on public or private property in…

Indiana - Agency Rule Making Authority

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Sec. 6. (a) The director shall adopt rules under IC 4-22-2 to do the following: (1) Establish, open, close, lengthen, suspend, or shorten seasons. (2) Establish bag, sex, and size limits. (3) Establish limitations on the numbers of hunters and…

Indiana - Creation of Agency

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Sec. 1. The department of natural resources is created. The department consists of the following: (1) The director (2) Four (4) deputy directors.

Indiana - Directors and Commissioners

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Sec. 1. The office of director of the department is created. The governor shall appoint the director, who serves at the pleasure of the governor. The director is the executive and chief administrative officer of the department. Sec. 1. The following…

Indiana - Harassment Statutes

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Sec. 2. (a) A person who knowingly or intentionally interferes with the legal taking of a game animal by another person with intent to prevent the taking commits a Class C misdemeanor.

Indiana - Hunter Education

(Education)

Sec. 5. (a) This section does not apply to an individual issued an apprentice license under IC 14-22-12-1.7. (b) Except as provided in subsection (d), in addition to other requirements for obtaining a hunting license, a person born after December 31,…

Indiana - Hunter Education

(Education)

Sec. 1. (a) The department shall establish a course of instruction in hunter safety, principles of conservation, and sportsmanship. (b) To carry out subsection (a), the department may cooperate with a reputable association or organization having as…

Indiana - Hunter Education

(Education)

Sec. 1.7. (a) As used in this section, “apprentice hunter” means an individual who hunts under an apprentice hunting license issued under this section. (b) The department may issue an apprentice hunting license to a resident or nonresident in lieu…

Indiana - Hunter Education

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Sec. 1.8. (a) As used in this section, “individual with special circumstances” means an individual who: (1) has a developmental disability (as defined by IC 12-7-2-61); (2) is determined to be a student with a disability (as defined in IC 20-35-1-8);…

Indiana - Hunter Education

(Education)

Sec. 5. (a) This section does not apply to an individual issued an apprentice license under IC 14-22-12-1.7. (b) Except as provided in subsection (d), in addition to other requirements for obtaining a hunting license, a person born after December…

Indiana - Hunter Education

(Education)

Sec. 1. (a) The department shall establish a course of instruction in hunter safety, principles of conservation, and sportsmanship. (b) To carry out subsection (a), the department may cooperate with a reputable association or organization having as…

Indiana - Hunter Education

(Education)

Sec. 1.7. (a) As used in this section, “apprentice hunter” means an individual who hunts under an apprentice hunting license issued under this section. (b) The department may issue an apprentice hunting license to a resident or nonresident in lieu of…

Indiana - Hunter Education

(Education)

Sec. 1.8. (a) As used in this section, “individual with special circumstances” means an individual who: (1) has a developmental disability (as defined by IC 12-7-2-61); (2) is determined to be a student with a disability (as defined in IC 20-35-1-8);…

Indiana - Trapper Education

(Education)

Sec. 1. (a) The department shall establish a trapper training program, including a course of instruction in trapping wild animals, that emphasizes methods, laws, ethics, responsibilities, natural history, wildlife management, and other matters…

Indiana - Trapper Education

(Education)

Sec. 2. The director shall designate one (1) of the divisions of the department to administer the trapper training program.

Indiana - Trapper Education

(Education)

Sec. 3. The department may prepare the reports that are necessary to obtain federal or other assistance for the trapper training program.

Invasive Species

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Invertebrates - Bees - District of Columbia

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A colony may be kept in the District only if it is established and maintained in a manner consistent with this subchapter and any regulations promulgated pursuant to this subchapter.; (a) A colony kept in the District shall be registered annually…

Invertebrates - Bees - District of Columbia

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A colony may be kept in the District only if it is established and maintained in a manner consistent with this subchapter and any regulations promulgated pursuant to this subchapter...

Invertebrates - Bees - New Jersey

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The Secretary of Agriculture in conjunction with the Commissioner of Environmental Protection, and in cooperation with the New Jersey Beekeepers Association, the New Jersey Pest Management Association, and the New Jersey Cooperative Extension of…

Invertebrates - Bees - New Jersey

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The Secretary of Agriculture in conjunction with the Commissioner of Environmental Protection, and in cooperation with the New Jersey Beekeepers Association, the New Jersey Pest Management Association, and the New Jersey Cooperative Extension of…

Invertebrates - Bees - New Mexico

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A. The board shall adopt regulations necessary for the administration and enforcement of the Bee Act [76-9-1 to 76-9-13 NMSA 1978] and through the department shall administer and enforce the Bee Act and regulations adopted by the board.

Invertebrates - Bees - New Mexico

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A.  The board shall adopt regulations necessary for the administration and enforcement of the Bee Act [76-9-1 to 76-9-13 NMSA 1978] and through the department shall administer and enforce the Bee Act and regulations adopted by the board...

Invertebrates - Bees - New York

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The commissioner may cause inspections to be made of apiaries in the state for the discovery of infectious, contagious or communicable diseases and for the discovery of insects and parasitic organisms adversely affecting bees, and for the discovery…

Invertebrates - Bees - New York

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The commissioner may cause inspections to be made of apiaries in the state for the discovery of infectious, contagious or communicable diseases and for the discovery of insects and parasitic organisms adversely affecting bees...

Invertebrates - Bees - North Carolina

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The General Assembly hereby declares that it is in the public interest to promote and protect the bee and honey industry in North Carolina and to authorize the Commissioner of Agriculture and the Board of Agriculture to perform services and conduct…

Invertebrates - Bees - North Carolina

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The General Assembly hereby declares that it is in the public interest to promote and protect the bee and honey industry in North Carolina and to authorize the Commissioner of Agriculture and the Board of Agriculture to perform services and conduct…

Invertebrates - Bees - South Dakota

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The Department of Agriculture shall have power to inspect apiaries and provide for the protection of bees.

Invertebrates - Bees - South Dakota

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The Department of Agriculture shall have power to inspect apiaries and provide for the protection of bees...

Invertebrates - Bees - Washington

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The purpose of this chapter is to advance the public welfare and education and to promote the interest, products, services, and stabilization of Washington’s honey bee industry. The legislature finds that...

Invertebrates - Bees - Washington

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The purpose of this chapter is to advance the public welfare and education and to promote the interest, products, services, and stabilization of Washington’s honey bee industry...

Invertebrates - Crustaceans - Alaska

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(a) A person may not take out of, ship, transport, or send from this state any live King crab, species Paralithodes camtschatica, live Dungeness crab, species Cancer magister, or live Tanner crab, species...

Invertebrates - Crustaceans - Alaska

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(a)  A person may not take out of, ship, transport, or send from this state any live King crab, species Paralithodes camtschatica, live Dungeness crab, species Cancer magister, or live Tanner crab, species Chionoecetes bairdi, except that all of…

Invertebrates - Crustaceans - California

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Spiny lobster may not be taken under a sport fishing license except by use of a hoop net or by hand.

Invertebrates - Crustaceans - California

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Spiny lobster may not be taken under a sport fishing license except by use of a hoop net or by hand...

Invertebrates - Crustaceans - Guam

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Fish - any aquatic animal life, including, but not limited to, oysters, clams, mollusks, mussels, crustaceans, other shellfish, and coral;

Invertebrates - Crustaceans - Guam

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Fish - any aquatic animal life, including, but not limited to, oysters, clams, mollusks, mussels, crustaceans, other shellfish, and coral;...

Invertebrates - Crustaceans - Hawaii

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(a) Unless otherwise exempted by law, it shall be unlawful for any person to take or kill any female ula (spiny lobster or Panulirus), Kona crab (Ranina ranina), or Samoan crab (Scylla serrata).

Invertebrates - Crustaceans - Hawaii

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(a)  Unless otherwise exempted by law, it shall be unlawful for any person to take or kill any female ula (spiny lobster or Panulirus), Kona crab (Ranina ranina), or Samoan crab (Scylla serrata)...

Invertebrates - Crustaceans - Iowa

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It shall be unlawful for any nonresident or alien to take turtles or crayfish in Iowa, by any means or method, except from the Missouri and Mississippi rivers and the Big Sioux river.

Invertebrates - Crustaceans - Iowa

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It shall be unlawful for any nonresident or alien to take turtles or crayfish in Iowa, by any means or method, except from the Missouri and Mississippi rivers and the Big Sioux river...

Invertebrates - Crustaceans - Maryland

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(a) Restrictions on possession, landing, etc. of lobster or lobster parts; minimum size limits. -- The Department may adopt rules and regulations to: (1) Restrict the possession, landing, selling, or transporting of any lobster or lobster parts;

Invertebrates - Crustaceans - Maryland

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(a)  Restrictions on possession, landing, etc. of lobster or lobster parts; minimum size limits. -- The Department may adopt rules and regulations to:...

Invertebrates - Crustaceans - Massachusetts

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No person, either as principal, agent or employee, shall at any time catch lobsters or edible crabs in, or take them from, the coastal waters or place, set, keep, maintain, supervise, lift, raise or draw in or from the said waters, or cause to be…

Invertebrates - Crustaceans - Massachusetts

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No person, either as principal, agent or employee, shall at any time catch lobsters or edible crabs in, or take them from, the coastal waters or place, set, keep, maintain, supervise, lift, raise or draw in or from the said waters, or cause to be…

Invertebrates - Crustaceans - Nevada

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Nev. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 501.097

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Invertebrates - Crustaceans - New Jersey

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a. Except as provided pursuant to subsection b. or c. of this section, there shall be a moratorium on the taking in the State of horseshoe crabs or the eggs of horseshoe crabs, on the landing in the State of such crabs or the eggs of horseshoe crabs…

Invertebrates - Crustaceans - New Jersey

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a.  Except as provided pursuant to subsection b. or c. of this section, there shall be a moratorium on the taking in the State of horseshoe crabs or the eggs of horseshoe crabs, on the landing in the State of such crabs or the eggs of horseshoe crabs…

Invertebrates - Crustaceans - U.S. Virgin Islands

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‘Fish or wildlife’ means any member of the animal kingdom, including without limitation, any mammal, fish, bird (including any migratory, nonmigratory, or endangered bird for which protection is also afforded by treaty or other international…

Invertebrates - Included in Definitions - Alaska

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(12) "fish" means any species of aquatic finfish, invertebrate, or amphibian, in any stage of its life cycle, found in or introduced into the state, and includes any part of such aquatic finfish, invertebrate, or amphibian;

Invertebrates - Included in Definitions - American Samoa

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(8) “Wildlife” means all species of the animal kingdom whose members exist in a wild state, excepting “fish” and “shellfish”, that shall not be taken except as authorized by rule of the Director.

Invertebrates - Included in Definitions - Arizona

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24. “Wildlife” means all wild mammals, wild birds and the nests or eggs thereof, reptiles, amphibians, mollusks, crustaceans and fish, including their eggs or spawn.

Invertebrates - Included in Definitions - Arkansas

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(1) "Animal" means all vertebrate and invertebrate species including, but not limited to, humans and other mammals, birds, fish, and shellfish; (30) "Wildlife" means all living things that are neither human, domesticated, nor, as defined in this…

Invertebrates - Included in Definitions - California

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"Fish" means a wild fish, mollusk, crustacean, invertebrate, amphibian, or part, spawn, or ovum of any of those animals.

Invertebrates - Included in Definitions - Colorado

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(51) "Wildlife" means wild vertebrates, mollusks, and crustaceans, whether alive or dead, including any part, product, egg, or offspring thereof, that exist as a species in a natural wild state in their place of origin, presently or historically,…

Invertebrates - Included in Definitions - Connecticut

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(2) “Bait species” means all species of fish, frogs, crustaceans and insects listed as bait in the regulations issued by the Commissioner of Energy and Environmental Protection.

Invertebrates - Included in Definitions - Delaware

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(4) "Protected wildlife" means all forms of game and wildlife except such as are not protected by Parts I and II of this title.

Invertebrates - Included in Definitions - District of Columbia

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For the purposes of this chapter, the term: (5) “Wildlife” shall include any free-roaming wild animal, but shall not include: (A) Domestic animals(,) (B) Commensal rodents(,) (C) Invertebrates; and (D) Fish.; As used in this section the term “wild…

Invertebrates - Included in Definitions - Florida

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(13) “Fish and game” means all fresh and saltwater fish, shellfish, crustacea, sponges, wild birds, and wild animals. (22) “Marine fish” means any saltwater species of finfish of the classes Agnatha, Chondrichthyes, and Osteichthyes, and marine…

Invertebrates - Included in Definitions - Georgia

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(77) "Wildlife" means any vertebrate or invertebrate animal life indigenous to this state or any species introduced or specified by the board and includes fish, except domestic fish produced by aquaculturists registered under Code Section 27-4-255,…

Invertebrates - Included in Definitions - Guam

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Wildlife means any resident member of the animal kingdom including without limitation, reared in captivity or not, including any mammal, bird, amphibian, reptile, fish, crustacean, mollusk or other invertebrate, and includes any parts thereof, except…

Invertebrates - Included in Definitions - Hawaii

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“Wildlife” means any nondomesticated member of the animal kingdom, including game, whether reared in captivity or not, and includes any part, product, egg, or offspring thereof, except aquatic life as defined in this section.

Invertebrates - Included in Definitions - Idaho

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g) "Wildlife" means any form of animal life, native or exotic, generally living in a state of nature provided that domestic cervidae as defined in section 25-3701, Idaho Code, shall not be classified as wildlife.

Invertebrates - Included in Definitions - Illinois

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“Wildlife” means any bird or mammal that are by nature wild by way of distinction from those that are naturally tame and are ordinarily living unconfined in a state of nature without the care of man.

Invertebrates - Included in Definitions - Indiana

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“Wildlife” has the following meaning: (1) For purposes of IC 14-22, except as provided in subdivision (2), all wild birds and wild mammals.

Invertebrates - Included in Definitions - Iowa

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36. “Wild animal” means a wild mammal, bird, fish, amphibian, reptile, or other wildlife found in this state, whether game or nongame, migratory or nonmigratory, the ownership and title to which is claimed by this state.

Invertebrates - Included in Definitions - Kansas

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(u) “Wildlife” means any member of the animal kingdom, including, without limitation, any mammal, fish, bird, amphibian, reptile, mollusk, crustacean, arthropod or other invertebrate, and includes any part, product, egg or offspring thereof, or the…

Invertebrates - Included in Definitions - Kentucky

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(41) “Wildlife” means any normally undomesticated animal, alive or dead, including without limitations any wild mammal, bird, fish, reptile, amphibian, or other terrestrial or aquatic life, whether or not possessed in controlled environment, bred,…

Invertebrates - Included in Definitions - Louisiana

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(144) “Wildlife” means all species of wild vertebrates.

Invertebrates - Included in Definitions - Maine

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22. Fish, the noun. “Fish” means a cold-blooded, completely aquatic vertebrate characteristically having gills, fins and an elongated streamlined body usually covered with scales and includes any physical part of a fish.

Invertebrates - Included in Definitions - Maryland

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(j) Fish. -- "Fish" means finfish, crustaceans, mollusks, and amphibians and reptiles which spend the majority of their life cycle in water and any part, egg, offspring, or dead body of any of these species.

Invertebrates - Included in Definitions - Massachusetts

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“Nongame wildlife”, any nondomesticated animal not regulated by the division as a game species and any plant, native to the commonwealth, which is not classified as domesticated.

Invertebrates - Included in Definitions - Michigan

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(b) “Fish or wildlife” means any member of the animal kingdom, including any mammal, fish, amphibian, mollusk, crustacean, arthropod, or other invertebrate, and includes any part, product, egg, or offspring, or the dead body or parts thereof. Fish…

Invertebrates - Included in Definitions - Minnesota

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Subd. 55. Wild animals. — “Wild animals” means all creatures, whether dead or alive, not human, wild by nature, endowed with sensation and power of voluntary motion, and includes mammals, birds, fish, amphibians, reptiles, crustaceans, and…

Invertebrates - Included in Definitions - Mississippi

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(1) It is unlawful for any person to take, catch or kill mussels by means of any kind of apparatus or in any manner whatsoever in any of the fresh waters of this state without first having secured a license or permit issued in accordance with this…

Invertebrates - Included in Definitions - Mississippi

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(f) "Nongame species" means any wild mammal, bird, amphibian, reptile, fish, mollusk, crustacean or other wild animal not otherwise legally classified by statute or regulation of this state., (j) "Wildlife" means any wild mammal, bird, reptile,…

Invertebrates - Included in Definitions - Missouri

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(3) The word “wildlife” shall mean and include all wild birds, mammals, fish and other aquatic and amphibious forms, and all other wild animals, regardless of classification, whether resident, migratory or imported, protected or unprotected, dead or…

Invertebrates - Included in Definitions - Montana

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(9) “Wildlife” means a wild mammal, bird, reptile, amphibian, fish, mollusk, crustacean, or other wild animal or any part, product, egg, or offspring or the dead body or parts of the animal.

Invertebrates - Included in Definitions - Nebraska

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Wildlife means any member of any nondomesticated species of the animal kingdom, whether reared in captivity or not, including any mammal, fish, bird, amphibian, reptile, mollusk, crustacean, arthropod, or other invertebrate and includes any part,…

Invertebrates - Included in Definitions - Nevada

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“Wildlife” means any wild mammal, wild bird, fish, reptile, amphibian, mollusk or crustacean found naturally in a wild state, whether indigenous to Nevada or not and whether raised in captivity or not.

Invertebrates - Included in Definitions - New Hampshire

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XXXV. Wildlife: Refers to all species of mammals, birds, fish, mollusks, crustaceans, amphibians, invertebrates, reptiles or their progeny or eggs which, whether raised in captivity or not, are normally found in a wild state.

Invertebrates - Included in Definitions - New Jersey

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“Wildlife” means any wild mammal, bird, reptile, amphibian, fish, mollusk, crustacean or other wild animal or any part, product, egg or offspring or the dead body or parts thereof.

Invertebrates - Included in Definitions - New Mexico

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N. “wildlife” means any nondomestic mammal, bird, reptile, amphibian, fish, mollusk or crustacean or any part, egg or offspring, or the dead body or parts thereof.

Invertebrates - Included in Definitions - New York

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6. a. “Wildlife” means wild game and all other animal life existing in a wild state, except fish, shellfish and crustacea., 7. “Protected insect” means any insect with respect to the taking of which restrictions are imposed by the Fish and Wildlife…

Invertebrates - Included in Definitions - North Carolina

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(1a) Animals. -- Wild animals, except when the context clearly indicates a contrary interpretation., (7) Fish; Fishes. -- All finfish; all shellfish; and all crustaceans...

Invertebrates - Included in Definitions - North Dakota

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58. “Wildlife” means any member of the animal kingdom including any mammal, fish, bird (including any migratory, nonmigratory, or endangered bird for which protection is also afforded by treaty or other international agreement), amphibian, reptile,…

Invertebrates - Included in Definitions - Ohio

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X) “Wild animals” includes mollusks, crustaceans, aquatic insects, fish, reptiles, amphibians, wild birds, wild quadrupeds, and all other wild mammals, but does not include domestic deer. (RR) “Native wildlife” means any species of the animal…

Invertebrates - Included in Definitions - Oklahoma

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“Animal” means an organism of the animal kingdom, as distinguished from the plant kingdom; including any part, product, egg, or offspring thereof, or the dead body parts thereof, excluding fossils.; “Wildlife” means all wild birds, mammals, fish,…

Invertebrates - Included in Definitions - Oregon

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(19) “Wildlife” means fish, shellfish, amphibians and reptiles, feral swine as defined by State Department of Agriculture rule, wild birds as defined by commission rule and other wild mammals as defined by commission rule.

Invertebrates - Included in Definitions - Pennsylvania

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“Wildlife.” —Wild birds, wild mammals and facsimiles thereof, regardless of classification, whether protected or unprotected, including any part, product, egg or offspring thereof, or the dead body or parts thereof (excluding fossils), whether or not…

Invertebrates - Included in Definitions - Puerto Rico

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(p) Wild fauna.-- Any resident animal species whose natural propagation or survival does not depend upon human diligence, care or breeding and is found in the wild, whether native or adapted to Puerto Rico, or any migratory species that visits Puerto…

Invertebrates - Included in Definitions - South Carolina

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Wildlife, as used in this section, means a wild animal, bird, reptile, amphibian, fish, mollusk, crustacean, or other wild animal, or product, egg, offspring, or the dead body parts of the wildlife.

Invertebrates - Included in Definitions - South Dakota

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(28) “Wild animal,” any mammal, bird, fish, or other creature of a wild nature endowed with sensation and the power of voluntary motion.

Invertebrates - Included in Definitions - Tennessee

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(41) "Wildlife" means wild vertebrates, mollusks, crustaceans, and fish;

Invertebrates - Included in Definitions - Texas

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(4) “Wild,” when used in reference to an animal, means a species, including each individual of a species, that normally lives in a state of nature and is not ordinarily domesticated. This definition does not include exotic livestock defined by…

Invertebrates - Included in Definitions - Utah

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(4) “Aquatic wildlife” means species of fish, mollusks, crustaceans, aquatic insects, or amphibians. (54) “Wildlife” means: (a) crustaceans, including brine shrimp and crayfish; (b) mollusks...

Invertebrates - Included in Definitions - Vermont

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(15) Wild animals or wildlife: all animals, including birds, fish, amphibians, and reptiles, other than domestic animals.

Invertebrates - Included in Definitions - Virginia

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"Wildlife" means all species of wild animals, wild birds and freshwater fish in the public waters of this Commonwealth.

Invertebrates - Included in Definitions - Washington

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(73) “Wildlife” means all species of the animal kingdom whose members exist in Washington in a wild state. This includes but is not limited to mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish, and invertebrates. The term “wildlife” does not include feral…

Invertebrates - Included in Definitions - West Virginia

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“Wildlife” means wild birds, wild animals, game and fur-bearing animals, fish (including minnows), reptiles, amphibians, mollusks, crustaceans and all forms of aquatic life used as fish bait, whether dead or alive. The term wildlife does not include…

Invertebrates - Included in Definitions - Wisconsin

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(90) “Wild animal” means any mammal, bird, fish, or other creature of a wild nature endowed with sensation and the power of voluntary motion.

Invertebrates - Included in Definitions - Wyoming

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(xiii) “Wildlife” means all wild mammals, birds, fish, amphibians, reptiles, crustaceans and mollusks, and wild bison designated by the Wyoming game and fish commission and the Wyoming livestock board within Wyoming.

Invertebrates - Included in Definitions? - Alaska

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(12)  "fish" means any species of aquatic finfish, invertebrate, or amphibian, in any stage of its life cycle, found in or introduced into the state, and includes any part of such aquatic finfish, invertebrate, or amphibian;...

Invertebrates - Included in Definitions? - American Samoa

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(8) “Wildlife” means all species of the animal kingdom whose members exist in a wild state, excepting “fish” and “shellfish”, that shall not be taken except as authorized by rule of the Director. The term “wildlife” includes all states of development…

Invertebrates - Included in Definitions? - Arizona

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24.  “Wildlife” means all wild mammals, wild birds and the nests or eggs thereof, reptiles, amphibians, mollusks, crustaceans and fish, including their eggs or spawn...

Invertebrates - Included in Definitions? - Arkansas

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(1)  "Animal" means all vertebrate and invertebrate species including, but not limited to, humans and other mammals, birds, fish, and shellfish;  (30)  "Wildlife" means all living things that are neither human, domesticated, nor, as defined in this…

Invertebrates - Included in Definitions? - California

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"Fish" means a wild fish, mollusk, crustacean, invertebrate, amphibian, or part, spawn, or ovum of any of those animals...

Invertebrates - Included in Definitions? - Colorado

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(51)  "Wildlife" means wild vertebrates, mollusks, and crustaceans, whether alive or dead, including any part, product, egg, or offspring thereof, that exist as a species in a natural wild state in their place of origin, presently or historically,…

Invertebrates - Included in Definitions? - Connecticut

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(2)  “Bait species” means all species of fish, frogs, crustaceans and insects listed as bait in the regulations issued by the Commissioner of Energy and Environmental Protection...

Invertebrates - Included in Definitions? - Delaware

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(4)  "Protected wildlife" means all forms of game and wildlife except such as are not protected by Parts I and II of this title...

Invertebrates - Included in Definitions? - District of Columbia

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For the purposes of this chapter, the term: (5) “Wildlife” shall include any free-roaming wild animal, but shall not include: (A) Domestic animals(,) (B) Commensal rodents(,) (C) Invertebrates; and (D) Fish.;  As used in this section the term “wild…

Invertebrates - Included in Definitions? - Florida

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(13)  “Fish and game” means all fresh and saltwater fish, shellfish, crustacea, sponges, wild birds, and wild animals...

Invertebrates - Included in Definitions? - Georgia

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(77)  "Wildlife" means any vertebrate or invertebrate animal life indigenous to this state or any species introduced or specified by the board and includes fish, except domestic fish produced by aquaculturists...

Invertebrates - Included in Definitions? - Guam

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Wildlife means any resident member of the animal kingdom including without limitation, reared in captivity or not, including any mammal, bird, amphibian, reptile, fish, crustacean, mollusk or other invertebrate, and includes any parts thereof,…

Invertebrates - Included in Definitions? - Hawaii

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“Wildlife” means any nondomesticated member of the animal kingdom, including game, whether reared in captivity or not, and includes any part, product, egg, or offspring thereof, except aquatic life as defined in this section...

Invertebrates - Included in Definitions? - Idaho

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g)  "Wildlife" means any form of animal life, native or exotic, generally living in a state of nature provided that domestic cervidae as defined in section 25-3701, Idaho Code, shall not be classified as wildlife...

Invertebrates - Included in Definitions? - Illinois

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“Wildlife” means any bird or mammal that are by nature wild by way of distinction from those that are naturally tame and are ordinarily living unconfined in a state of nature without the care of man...

Invertebrates - Included in Definitions? - Indiana

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“Wildlife” has the following meaning: (1)  For purposes of IC 14-22, except as provided in subdivision (2), all wild birds and wild mammals. (2)  For purposes of IC 14-22-34, the meaning set forth in IC 14-22-34-6...

Invertebrates - Included in Definitions? - Iowa

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36.  “Wild animal” means a wild mammal, bird, fish, amphibian, reptile, or other wildlife found in this state, whether game or nongame, migratory or nonmigratory, the ownership and title to which is claimed by this state...

Invertebrates - Included in Definitions? - Kansas

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(u)  “Wildlife” means any member of the animal kingdom, including, without limitation, any mammal, fish, bird, amphibian, reptile, mollusk, crustacean, arthropod or other invertebrate, and includes any part, product, egg or offspring thereof, or the…

Invertebrates - Included in Definitions? - Kentucky

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(41)  “Wildlife” means any normally undomesticated animal, alive or dead, including without limitations any wild mammal, bird, fish, reptile, amphibian, or other terrestrial or aquatic life, whether or not possessed in controlled environment, bred,…

Invertebrates - Included in Definitions? - Louisiana

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(144)  “Wildlife” means all species of wild vertebrat