41-6-29.1 Issuance of depredation permits--Application procedures--Fee--Limit on permits--Violation ...
Issuance of depredation permits--Application procedures--Fee--Limit on permits--Violation as misdemeanor.
In addition to the specific authority of the secretary of game, fish and
parks to issue permits pursuant to § 41-6-29 the Game, Fish and Parks Commission may also, by
resolution, authorize the secretary of game, fish and parks to issue a specific number of depredation
permits to respond to property damage by game animals that cannot be resolved by any other
method. Upon such authorization by the commission, the secretary shall issue the depredation
permits. The depredation permit authorizes the permit holder to kill and take game animals identified
by the department as causing property damage. The secretary shall establish when and where each
depredation permit is valid and the number of game animals that may be killed under each permit.
The commission shall, by rules promulgated pursuant to chapter 1-26, establish the application
procedures for the depredation permits, the procedures to be followed by the secretary in issuing the
depredation permits to applicants, the fee for the permits, and the maximum number of depredation
permits that may be issued each year.
Any person who violates the conditions of the permit is guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor.
Source: SL 1996, ch 250, § 2.