301 KAR 2:084. Importation of game
TO: KRS 150.280, 150.290
AUTHORITY: KRS 150.025(1), 150.180(6), 150.280
FUNCTION, AND CONFORMITY: KRS 150.025(1) authorizes the department to
promulgate administrative regulations establishing requirements for buying,
selling, or transporting protected wildlife. KRS 150.180(6) requires the department
to regulate the importation of wildlife into Kentucky. KRS 150.280 requires the
department to promulgate administrative regulations establishing procedures for
the holding of protected wildlife. This administrative regulation establishes
the procedures for obtaining a transportation permit for the importation of
certain game bird species into Kentucky to prevent the introduction and spread
of the avian influenza virus into Kentucky.
1. Definition. "Game bird" means quail, pheasant, chukar, grouse,
waterfowl, or other avian species normally imported for propagation or for the
purpose of hunting, shooting, training, or field trial activities.
2. Importation of Game Birds. (1) Before any live game bird is imported into
Kentucky, a person shall obtain a transportation permit from the department.
A transportation permit shall not be required for the importation of any live
game bird by a facility that is accredited by the American Zoo and Aquarium
3. Applying for Permits. (1) A person shall apply for a transportation permit in
accordance with 301 KAR 2:081.
(2) The applicant shall
be responsible to ensure that the shipment is in compliance with the Department
of Agriculture’s entry and avian influenza health requirements established in
302 KAR 20:020, 20:040, and 20:250. (29 Ky.R. 1165; Am. 1533;
eff. 12-18-2002; 33 Ky.R. 2368; 3164; eff. 5-4-07; 38 Ky.R. 1898; 39 Ky.R. 27;