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      RS 56:105     


§105.  Special permits and licenses; scientific or entertainment purposes; bow licenses; beaver permit

A.  The department may, in its discretion and upon such terms and conditions as it may prescribe, issue to accredited representatives of any public park, museum, educational or scientific institution, or of the federal government or any state government, recognized scientist, representative of the entertainment industry or to any other responsible person a permit to take, possess, and transport at any time within and from this state wild birds or the plumage, skins, nests, eggs, or young thereof and wild quadrupeds, the skins or young thereof; if the department is satisfied that they are to be taken or possessed for scientific, educational, experimental, entertainment industry, or breeding purposes only and are not to be sold or otherwise disposed of by the permittee for profit, and if the permittee obligates himself to deliver to the department within sixty days after taking, and in any event before the removal thereof from the state, a detailed descriptive inventory of the wild birds, wild quadrupeds, and other things taken under the permit.

B.  In addition to all other licenses required by law, a special bow license is authorized allowing the holder of such a license to hunt with bows during bow hunting season.  A fee of ten dollars and fifty cents may be charged a resident and fifty dollars shall be charged a nonresident for the issuance of such a license, and the proceeds therefrom shall be dedicated to the Conservation Fund, after costs for the administration of this Subsection have been deducted.

C.  Any nonpublic authorized issuing agent that issues any license under the provisions of this Section shall retain fifty cents of the fee collected from the sale of each license issued by him as his full compensation for his services in issuing such licenses.

D.  In addition to all other licenses required by law, the department shall issue a special permit authorizing the holder to hunt beaver between one-half hour after official sunset to one-half hour before official sunrise for a period of three consecutive calendar evenings from the effective date of the permit.  Beaver may be taken by use of a headlight.  The permit holder shall delineate and the permit shall indicate the specific area in which this permit shall be valid.  This special permit shall be issued only by the department and may be obtained by applying in person to the department at any district office, or at any other location designated by the department.  There is no fee charged for a Louisiana resident obtaining this permit.

Added by Acts 1981, No. 736, §1.  Amended by Acts 1982, No. 420, §1, eff. July 1, 1983; Acts 1986, No. 520, §1; Acts 1992, No. 856, §1, eff. July 1, 1993; Acts 1993, No. 256, §1, eff. July 1, 1993; Acts 1999, No. 160, §1; Acts 2000, 2d Ex. Sess., No. 1, §3, eff. June 26, 2000; Acts 2012, No. 550, §1.

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