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West's Florida Statutes Annotated. Title XXVIII. Natural Resources; Conservation, Reclamation, and Use (Chapters 369-380). Chapter 379. Fish and Wildlife Conservation. Part VIII. Penalties.

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Citation: FL ST 379.411 (Renumbered as 379.411 by Laws 2008, c. 2008-247, 178, eff. July 1, 2008)

Citation: West's F.S.A. 379.411

Last Checked by Web Center Staff: 11/2013

Summary:   This statute prohibits the intentional killing or wounding of any animal, or the eggs or nest of any animal, listed as threatened, endangered, or of special concern (as designated by the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission).  The bald eagle has been designated under this provision.  Violation of this section with regard to threatened and endangered species constitutes a third degree felony in the state.  For discussion of federal Eagle Act, see Detailed Discussion.

Statute in Full:

It is unlawful for a person to intentionally kill or wound any fish or wildlife of a species designated by the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission as endangered, threatened, or of special concern, or to intentionally destroy the eggs or nest of any such fish or wildlife, except as provided for in the rules of the commission. Any person who violates this provision with regard to an endangered or threatened species is guilty of a felony of the third degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084.


Laws 1991, c. 91-134, § 4; Laws 1994, c. 94-356, § 244. Amended by Laws 1999, c. 99-245, § 48, eff. July 1, 1999. Renumbered by Laws 2008, c. 2008-247, § 178, eff. July 1, 2008.


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