Full Statute Name:  CODE OF GEORGIA. TITLE 27. GAME AND FISH. CHAPTER 5. WILD ANIMALS;

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Primary Citation:  Ga. Code Ann., § 27-5-12 Country of Origin:  United States Last Checked:  December, 2014 Alternate Citation:  GA ST 27-5-12 Date Adopted:  1997
Summary:

Under this Georgia statute, it is unlawful to shoot, kill, or wound any wild animal held under a wild animal license or permit or any farmed deer for enjoyment, gain, amusement, or sport.

Statute Text: 

It shall be unlawful to shoot, kill, or wound any wild animal held under a wild animal license or permit or any farmed deer for enjoyment, gain, amusement, or sport. This Code section does not prohibit:

(1) A licensed veterinarian from diagnosing, treating, or performing other duties within the standards of veterinary practice on a farmed deer;

(2) The slaughter of wild animals or farmed deer in compliance with the provisions of paragraph (16) of Code Section 27-5-6 and with the laws of this state relating to the slaughter of livestock; or

(3) The recapture or disposal of farmed deer which have escaped and which have become classified as wild animals pursuant to Code Section 4-4-174 or the disposal of wild animals according to Code Section 27-5-10.

CREDIT(S)

Laws 1997, p. 1395, § 6.

 

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