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  1  1    Section 1.  Section 481A.93, Code 1997, is amended to read
  1  2 as follows:
  1  4    1.  A person shall not throw or cast the rays of a
  1  5 spotlight, headlight, or other artificial light on a highway,
  1  6 or in a field, woodland, or forest for the purpose of
  1  7 spotting, locating, or taking or attempting to take or hunt a
  1  8 bird or animal, except raccoons or other fur-bearing animals
  1  9 when treed with the aid of dogs, while having in possession or
  1 10 control, either singly or as one of a group of persons, any
  1 11 firearm, bow, or other implement or device whereby a bird or
  1 12 animal could be killed or taken.
  1 13    2.  This section does not apply to deer being taken by or
  1 14 under the control of a local governmental body within its
  1 15 corporate limits pursuant to an approved special deer
  1 16 population control plan.
  1 17    Sec. 2.  Section 481C.2, Code Supplement 1997, is amended
  1 18 to read as follows:
  1 19    481C.2  DUTIES.
  1 20    The director of the department of natural resources shall
  1 21 enter into a memorandum of agreement with the United States
  1 22 department of agriculture, animal damage control division.
  1 23 The wild animal depredation unit shall serve and act as the
  1 24 liaison to the department for the producers in the state who
  1 25 suffer crop and nursery damage due to wild animals.  The
  1 26 department shall issue depredation permits as necessary to
  1 27 reduce to any landowner who incurs crop and nursery damage of
  1 28 five hundred dollars or more due to wild animals.  The
  1 29 criteria for issuing depredation permits shall be established
  1 30 in administrative rules in consultation with the farmer
  1 31 advisory committee created in section 481A.10A.  The
  1 32 administrative rules adopted pursuant to this section shall
  1 33 not require a producer to erect or maintain fencing at a cost
  1 34 exceeding five hundred dollars as a requisite for receiving a
  1 35 depredation permit or for participation in a depredation plan.
  2  1    Sec. 3.  Section 483A.8, subsection 3, Code 1997, is
  2  2 amended to read as follows:
  2  3    3.  A nonresident deer hunter is required to have only a
  2  4 nonresident deer license and a wildlife habitat stamp.  The
  2  5 commission shall annually limit to five thousand licenses the
  2  6 number of nonresidents allowed to have deer hunting licenses.
  2  7 The number of nonresident deer hunting licenses shall be
  2  8 determined as provided in section 481A.38.  The commission
  2  9 shall allocate the nonresident deer hunting licenses issued
  2 10 among the zones based on the populations of deer.  However, a
  2 11 nonresident applicant may request one or more hunting zones,
  2 12 in order of preference, in which the applicant wishes to hunt.
  2 13 If the request cannot be fulfilled, the applicable fees shall
  2 14 be returned to the applicant.  A nonresident applying for a
  2 15 deer hunting license must exhibit proof of having successfully
  2 16 completed a hunter safety and ethics education program as
  2 17 provided in section 483A.27 or its equivalent as determined by
  2 18 the department before the license is issued.
  2 19    Sec. 4.  Section 483A.8, Code 1997, is amended by adding
  2 20 the following new subsection:
  2 21    NEW SUBSECTION.  4.  The commission may provide, by rule,
  2 22 for the issuance of an additional antlerless deer license to a
  2 23 person who has been issued an antlerless deer license.  The
  2 24 rules shall specify the number of additional antlerless deer
  2 25 licenses which may be issued, and the season and zone in which
  2 26 the license is valid.  The fee for an additional antlerless
  2 27 deer license shall be ten dollars for residents.  If the
  2 28 commission provides for antlerless deer licenses for
  2 29 nonresidents, the fee shall be twenty-five dollars.
  2 30    Sec. 5.  EFFECTIVE DATE.  Section 4 of this Act, being
  2 31 deemed of immediate importance, takes effect upon enactment.  
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