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481A.48 Restrictions on game birds and animals.

No person, except as otherwise provided by law, shall willfully disturb, pursue, shoot, kill, take or attempt to take or have in possession any of the following game birds or animals except within the open season established by the commission: Gray or fox squirrel, bobwhite quail, cottontail or jack rabbit, duck, snipe, pheasant, goose, woodcock, partridge, coot, rail, ruffed grouse, wild turkey, pigeons, or deer. The seasons, bag limits, possession limits and locality shall be established by the department or commission under the authority of sections 456A.24, 481A.38, and 481A.39.

The commission may adopt rules for the taking and possession of migratory birds which are subject to the federal "Migratory Bird Treaty Act" and "Migratory Bird Stamp Hunting Act" during the time and in the manner permitted under those federal Acts. The commission shall not adopt a rule for the taking or possession of a migratory bird for which an open season is not authorized by another paragraph of this section.

The commission may by rule permit the taking and possession of designated raptors and crows during the time and in the manner permitted under the federal "Migratory Bird Treaty Act".

The commission shall establish methods by which pigeons may be taken which may include, but are not limited to, the use of trapping, chemical repellants, or toxic perches.

Section History: Early form

[R60, § 4381; C73, § 4048; C97, § 2551, 2552; S13, § 2563-q; SS15, § 2551, 2552, 2563-u; C24, § 1767, 1768, 1776; C27, 31, § 1767, 1767-a1, 1768, 1776; C39, § 1794.011; C46, 50, 54, 58, 62, 66, 71, 73, 75, 77, 79, 81, § 109.48]

Section History: Recent form

86 Acts, ch 1133, § 2, 3 ~IC93, § 481A.48

Internal References

Referred to in § 481A.38, 805.8(5h)


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