Fish and Wildlife

General Provisions

SECTION 20-1-12

§ 20-1-12. Fixing of seasons and bag limits.

(a) The director is authorized to adopt regulations fixing seasons, bag limits, size limits, possession limits, and methods of taking on any species of fish, game, bird, or other wild animal occurring within the state, other than marine species regulated by the marine fisheries council.

(1) These regulations may prohibit the taking, holding, or possession of any species; prohibit the taking, molestation, or disturbance in any way of nesting, breeding, or feeding sites of any species; and/or prohibit, control, or regulate any commercial use, importation into the state, or exportation from the state of any species.

(2) These regulations may be of statewide applicability or may be applicable in any specified locality, or localities, within the state when the director shall find, after investigation, that the regulations are appropriate.

(b) Any person who violates any provision of this section, or any rule or regulation made under the provisions of this section, shall be guilty of a civil violation and subject to a fine of one hundred dollars ($100) for each offense.

(c) Notwithstanding any inconsistent provision of law, the traffic tribunal shall have jurisdiction to hear and determine all violations specified in this section.

(d) The regulations shall be adopted only after the holding of a public hearing subject to the provisions of the Administrative Procedures Act, chapter 35 of title 42.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1981, ch. 197, § 3; P.L. 1993, ch. 372, § 1; P.L. 2007, ch. 253, § 3; P.L. 2007, ch. 294, § 3.)