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West's Annotated Indiana Code. Title 14. Natural and Cultural Resources. Article 22. Fish and Wildlife. Chapter 28. Permit to Take, Kill, or Capture Wild Animal Damaging Property

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Citation: IN ST 14-22-28-1 to 5

Citation: I.C. 14-22-28-1 to 5


Last Checked by Web Center Staff: 12/2013

Summary:   A person whose property is being damaged by a protected wild animal may be issued a free permit to take, kill, or capture the wild animal. The director of Fish and Wildlife prescribes how the animal is taken, when the permit expires, rules, and the disposition of the animal. The director may investigate the complaint and deny a permit if the wild animal is not causing the damage or the person would abuse the privileges.


Statute in Full:


14-22-28-1 Issuance

14-22-28-2 Conditions and rules

14-22-28-3 Incorporation of conditions and rules

14-22-28-4 Investigations; denial

14-22-28-5 Disposal of protected animals

 

14-22-28-1 Issuance

Sec. 1. The director may issue to a person that owns or has an interest in property being damaged or threatened with damage by a wild animal protected by this article a free permit to take, kill, or capture the wild animal.

CREDIT(S)

As added by P.L.1-1995, SEC.15. Amended by P.L.155-2002, SEC.7, and P.L.158-2002, SEC.6.


14-22-28-2 Conditions and rules

Sec. 2. Notwithstanding any other prohibition or requirement of this article or the rules adopted under this article, the director shall prescribe the following:

(1) The manner of taking the wild animal.

(2) The expiration of the permit.

(3) The rules the director considers necessary.

(4) The disposition of the animal.

CREDIT(S)

As added by P.L.1-1995, SEC.15. Amended by P.L.155-2002, SEC.8, and P.L.158-2002, SEC.7.


14-22-28-3 Incorporation of conditions and rules

Sec. 3. The conditions and rules prescribed under section 2 of this chapter shall be incorporated in or attached to the permit when issued.

CREDIT(S)

As added by P.L.1-1995, SEC.15.

 

14-22-28-4 Investigations; denial

Sec. 4. The director may have an investigation made of a complaint that wild animals are causing damage. If it is found that:

(1) the damage has not been caused by wild animals; or

(2) the person would abuse the privileges;

a permit shall be denied.

CREDIT(S)

As added by P.L.1-1995, SEC.15.


14-22-28-5 Disposal of protected animals

Sec. 5. A protected wild animal killed, captured, or taken during the closed season shall be disposed of in the manner that the director considers necessary.

CREDIT(S)

As added by P.L.1-1995, SEC.15.

 



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