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      RS 56:115     


§115.  Wild birds and wild quadrupeds; adoption of seasons, bag and possession limits; rules and regulations; penalties

A.  The commission is hereby specifically authorized, directed, and empowered to fix, approve, and adopt seasons and bag and possession limits and to establish other rules and regulations for the hunting, taking, possession, or protection of any species or sex of wild quadrupeds and wild birds, in any specified locality or localities of the state.  Such rules and regulations shall have the full force and effect of law to the same extent as statutory laws.  

B.  The commission may at any time declare any season closed or otherwise restrict hunting as it deems advisable in the interest of wildlife management.  

C.  The open season for taking migratory game birds and the bag limit and other rules and regulations affecting migratory game birds shall conform to federal regulations promulgated under the treaty between the United States and Great Britain for a period of years in the case of certain species.  No person shall take, even at the time and in the manner specified and fixed by said department, or in the aggregate during the open season, a greater number of migratory game birds than specified under federal and state regulations.  

D.  Violation of any of the provisions of a rule or regulation adopted by the commission adopted pursuant to the provisions of this Section constitutes a class two violation, except where a higher class of violation is specified for a violation by some other provision of this Chapter.  

Amended by Acts 1950, No. 317, §1; Acts 1952, No. 343, §1; Acts 1954, No. 355, §1; Acts 1990, No. 194, §2, eff. July 2, 1990; Acts 1954, No. 584, §1; Acts 1958, No. 454, §1; Acts 1974, No. 717, §1; Acts 1977, No. 207, §1; Acts 1981, No. 736, §1; Acts 1981, No. 837, §3; Acts 1985, No. 417, §1; Acts 1985, No. 562, §1; Acts 1990, No. 194, §§1 and 2, eff. July 2, 1990; Acts 1992, No. 966, §1.  

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