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West's Code of Georgia Annotated. Title 27. Game and Fish. Chapter 3. Wildlife Generally. Article 3. Transportation

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Citation: GA ST 27-3-90 to 94

Citation: Ga. Code Ann., 27-3-90 to 94


Last Checked by Web Center Staff: 12/2013

Summary:   This GA statute pertains to transporting wildlife. It is unlawful to transport any wildlife taken in this state without a license or permit. It is unlawful to transport wildlife by a carrier unless the person files with the carrier a written statement giving his name and address and the number of wildlife to be so transported and specifying that he lawfully took the wildlife. It is unlawful to transport any wildlife or parts thereof for propagation or scientific purposes without a valid scientific collecting permit. It is unlawful for any carrier to transport any wildlife without having ascertained that the person delivering the wildlife had a license or permit.


Statute in Full:

 

§ 27-3-90. Transportation or shipment of wildlife prohibited; exceptions; permits

§ 27-3-91. Wildlife shipped by carrier within this state

§ 27-3-92. Transporting of wildlife beyond state; sworn statement; permit

§ 27-3-93. Transportation of wildlife for propagation or scientific purposes under permit

§ 27-3-94. Carriers prohibited from accepting wildlife for shipment contrary to law

 

 

§ 27-3-90. Transportation or shipment of wildlife prohibited; exceptions; permits

It shall be unlawful for any person to remove, ship, or transport from any point within this state to another point within this state or from any point within this state to any point beyond the borders of this state, except as otherwise provided, any wildlife taken in this state unless the wildlife is in the personal possession of or is carried openly by the person who took such wildlife and unless the person has in his possession a proper license or permit as prescribed by the wildlife laws, rules, and regulations.

CREDIT(S)

Laws 1911, p. 137, § 13; Laws 1916, p. 114, § 3; Laws 1955, p. 483, § 45; Laws 1977, p. 396, § 1.

Formerly Code 1933, § 45-305; Code 1933, § 45-401.

 

§ 27-3-91. Wildlife shipped by carrier within this state

It shall be unlawful for any person to take any wildlife and have such wildlife transported to his home or any other place within this state by a carrier unless the person files with the carrier a written statement giving his name and address and the number of wildlife to be so transported and specifying that he lawfully took the wildlife and that it is to be disposed of lawfully. A copy of the statement shall be attached to the wildlife or to its packaging.

CREDIT(S)

Laws 1955, p. 483, § 46; Laws 1977, p. 396, § 1.

Formerly Code 1933, § 45-402.

 

§ 27-3-92. Transporting of wildlife beyond state; sworn statement; permit

It shall be unlawful for any person, other than a carrier who has complied with Code Section 27-3-94, to remove, ship, or transport wildlife out of this state except under the following conditions:

(1) The person must have in his possession at the time of such removing, shipping, or transporting the proper wildlife license or permit duly issued to such person by the department;

(2) The person cannot remove from the state more than the bag or possession limits established by law or regulation;

(3) The person shall make a sworn statement, duly attested to by an authorized officer of this state, which statement shall show that the person has lawfully taken such wildlife and that they are not for sale, except as otherwise permitted by the wildlife laws, rules, and regulations, and shall show the number of wildlife being shipped, transported, or removed from the state. One copy of the statement shall be given the carrier, if such wildlife is being transported by carrier, and one shall be attached to the wildlife being shipped, transported, or removed from the state; and

(4) The person shall submit his license or permit and sworn statement to any sheriff, deputy sheriff, or conservation ranger for inspection when requested to do so.

CREDIT(S)

Laws 1955, p. 483, § 47; Laws 1977, p. 396, § 1.

Formerly Code 1933, § 45-403.


§ 27-3-93. Transportation of wildlife for propagation or scientific purposes under permit

It shall be unlawful for any person to ship or transport from any point within this state to any other point within this state, or to points beyond this state, any wildlife or parts thereof for propagation or scientific purposes unless the person has been issued and is holding a valid scientific collecting permit. Both the person shipping or transporting the wildlife and any carrier accepting such shipment shall, on the same day the shipment is made, report to the department the number and the species of wildlife shipped, to whom shipped, and by whom shipped.

CREDIT(S)

Laws 1955, p. 483, § 48; Laws 1977, p. 396, § 1.

Formerly Code 1933, § 45-404.


§ 27-3-94. Carriers prohibited from accepting wildlife for shipment contrary to law

It shall be unlawful for any carrier to ship, transport, or receive for shipment or transportation any wildlife, except as otherwise provided by the wildlife laws, rules, or regulations, without having ascertained that the person offering the wildlife for shipment or transportation was then and there in possession of a proper license or permit duly issued for the period when the shipment was offered, or without receiving from the person a sworn statement as provided in paragraph (3) of Code Section 27-3-92. Any carrier who shall ship or transport the skins, hides, or pelts of fur-bearing animals shall be required to make reports of such shipments or transportation as may be required by the rules and regulations of the board.

CREDIT(S)

Laws 1911, p. 137, § 19; Laws 1916, p. 114, § 8; Laws 1955, p. 483, § 49; Laws 1977, p. 396, § 1.

Formerly Code 1933, § 45-306; Code 1933, § 45-405.

 



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