Under these Ohio statutes regulating fur dealers, no person may deal in or buy green or dried furs, skins, or parts taken from fur-bearing animals of the state without a fur dealer's permit. Fur dealers are also required to keep a daily record.
1533.23 Fur dealer's permit
1533.24 Fur dealer's daily record; shipments
1533.25 Bounty for crow-Repealed
1533.26 Application for crow bounty-Repealed
1533.27 Crow bounty fund shall be appropriated out of general fund-Repealed
No person shall deal in or buy green or dried furs, skins, or parts thereof taken from fur-bearing animals of the state, except domesticated rabbits, without a fur dealer's permit. Every applicant for a fur dealer's permit shall make and subscribe a statement setting forth the applicant's name, place of residence, and whom the applicant represents. Every applicant for a dealer's permit who is a nonresident of the state, or who is a resident of the state and is an agent or representative of a nonresident person, firm, or corporation, shall pay an annual fee of two hundred dollars to the chief of the division of wildlife issuing such permit, and every applicant for a dealer's permit who is a resident of the state shall pay an annual fee of seventy-five dollars to the chief issuing such permit. Every fur dealer shall operate under such additional rules as are provided by the chief. The chief shall pay the fees into the state treasury to the credit of the fund created by section 1533.15 of the Revised Code for the use of the division of wildlife in the purchase, preservation, protection, and stocking of fur-bearing animals and for the necessary clerical help and forms required by this section and section 1533.24 of the Revised Code.
All permits shall be procured from the chief and the application, license, and other blanks required by this section and section 1533.24 of the Revised Code shall be in such form as the chief prescribes. Each such permit shall expire on the thirtieth day of April next after its issuance.
(2003 H 95, eff. 9-26-03; 1988 S 256, eff. 7-20-88; 1978 S 419; 130 v H 573; 127 v 673; 1953 H 1; GC 1398-3)
Except as otherwise provided by division rule, every fur dealer shall keep a daily record on forms provided by the division of wildlife of all purchases and sales of furs, skins, or parts thereof of fur-bearing animals made during the previous year. The daily record shall include any pertinent information that the division may require. The information may include, but not be limited to, the number and kinds bought and sold, the dates of each purchase and sale, identification of all purchases from another fur dealer, and the state and counties in which the furs, skins, or parts thereof were taken. Every fur dealer shall submit completed forms to the division of all transactions made during the preceding season by the fifteenth day of May each year. All records required to be maintained by a fur dealer shall be open at all reasonable times to inspection by duly authorized division personnel who may inspect the furs, skins, or parts thereof on hand at any time and check and verify the records and reports required to be kept.
No common carrier shall knowingly ship or transport or receive for transportation or shipment any green or dried furs, skins, or parts thereof of fur-bearing animals unless there is plainly written thereon the name of the shipper and the number of the shipper's hunting license or fur dealer's permit.
(1998 S 187, eff. 3-18-99; 1994 S 182, eff. 10-20-94; 1978 S 419, eff. 3-27-79; 1953 H 1; GC 1398-3a)
(1973 S 35, eff. 1-1-74; 1953 H 1; GC 1410-1)
(1973 S 35, eff. 1-1-74; 1953 H 1; GC 1410-2)
(1973 S 35, eff. 1-1-74; 1953 H 1; GC 1410-3)
The state hereby assents to the provisions of the act of congress entitled “An act to provide that the United States shall aid the states in wildlife restoration projects, and for other purposes,” approved September 2, 1937, Public Law Number 415, as amended; and to the provisions of the act of congress entitled “an act to provide that the United States shall aid the states in fish restoration and management projects and for other purposes,” approved August 9, 1950, Public Law Number 681, as amended.
The division of wildlife shall perform such acts as are necessary to the conduct and establishment of cooperative wildlife and fish restoration projects, as defined in said acts of congress, in compliance with said acts and with rules of the secretary of interior thereunder. No funds accruing to the state from license fees paid by hunters, trappers, or fishermen shall be diverted for any other purpose than the administration of the division of wildlife pursuant to Chapters 1531. and 1533. of the Revised Code.
The chief of the division of wildlife with the approval of the director may enter into agreements and participate in federal aid fish and wildlife programs, including, but not limited to:
(A) “Federal Aid To Wildlife Restoration Act,” Public Law Number 75-415 as amended;
(B) “Fish Restoration and Management Act,” Public Law Number 81-681 as amended;
(C) “Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act,” Public Law Number 96-366;
(D) “Endangered Species Act (wild animals),” Public Law Number 93-205 as amended;
(E) “Anadromous Fish Conservation Act,” Public Law Number 89-304 as amended;
(F) “Commercial Fisheries Research and Development Act,” Public Law Number 88-309 as amended.
The chief of the division, with the approval of the director, may, as he deems appropriate, further enter into agreements for the purpose of obtaining financial assistance to benefit fish and wild animals in Ohio.
(1981 H 694, eff. 11-15-81; 1978 S 419; 1953 H 1; GC 1433a)
The finding of a gun, net, seine, boat, trap, or other device that is set, maintained, used, or had in possession in violation of the Revised Code or division rule is prima-facie evidence of the guilt of the person setting, maintaining, using, or possessing that property. The finding of a wild animal, or part thereof, unlawfully in the possession of any person is prima-facie evidence of the guilt of that person.
(1994 S 182, eff. 10-20-94; 130 v H 573, eff. 9-30-63; 1953 H 1; GC 1395)