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4709. Importation, stocking wild animals; possession of wild boar
(a) A person
shall not bring into the State or possess any live wild bird or animal of any
kind, unless, upon application in writing therefor, the person obtains from the
Commissioner a permit to do so. The importation permit may be granted under
such regulations therefor as the Board shall prescribe and only after the
Commissioner has made such investigation and inspection of the birds or animals
as she or he may deem necessary. The Department may dispose of unlawfully
imported wildlife as it may judge best, and the State may collect treble
damages from the violator of this subsection for all expenses incurred.
(b) Nothing in
this section shall prohibit the Commissioner or duly authorized agents of the
Department of Fish and Wildlife from bringing into the State for the purpose of
planting, introducing, or stocking, or from planting, introducing, or stocking
in the State, any wild bird or animal.
shall pay a permit fee of $100.00.
Commissioner shall not issue a permit under this section for the importation or
possession of the following live species, a hybrid or genetic variant of the
following species, offspring of the following species, or offspring or a hybrid
of a genetically engineered variant of the following species: wild boar, wild
hog, wild swine, feral pig, feral hog, feral swine, old world swine, razorback,
Eurasian wild boar, or Russian wild boar (Sus scrofo Linnaeus).
subsection shall not apply to the domestic pig (Sus domesticus) involved in
domestic hog production and shall not restrict or limit the authority of the
Secretary of Agriculture, Food and Markets to regulate the importation or
possession of the domestic pig as livestock or as a domestic animal under Title
6 of the Vermont Statutes Annotated. (Added 1961, No. 119, § 1, eff. May 9,
1961; amended 1967, No. 46; 1973, No. 178 (Adj. Sess.), § 4; 1983, No. 158
(Adj. Sess.), eff. April 13, 1984; 1991, No. 230 (Adj. Sess.), § 25; 1997, No.
99 (Adj. Sess.), § 13; 1997, No. 155 (Adj. Sess.), § 45, eff. Jan. 1, 1999;
2003, No. 163 (Adj. Sess.), § 16; 2013, No. 78, § 15, eff. June 7, 2013.)