§4829. Person suffering damage by deer or black bear

Link to law: http://legislature.vermont.gov/statutes/section/10/113/04829
Published: 2015

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Title

10

:
Conservation and Development






Chapter

113

:
GAME






Subchapter

004
:
WILD ANIMALS DOING DAMAGE










 

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4829. Person suffering damage by deer or black bear

(a) A person

engaged in the business of farming who suffers damage by deer to the person's

crops, fruit trees, or crop-bearing plants on land not posted against the

hunting of deer, or a person engaged in the business of farming who suffers

damage by black bear to the person's cattle, sheep, swine, poultry, or bees or

bee hives on land not posted against hunting or trapping of black bear is

entitled to reimbursement for the damage, and may apply to the Department of

Fish and Wildlife within 72 hours of the occurrence of the damage for

reimbursement for the damage. As used in this section, "post" means

any signage that would lead a reasonable person to believe that hunting is

prohibited on the land.

(b) As used in

this section, a person is "engaged in the business of farming" if he

or she earns at least one-half of the farmer's annual gross income from the

business of farming, as that term is defined in the Internal Revenue Code, 26

C.F.R. § 1.175-3. (Added 1969, No. 195 (Adj. Sess.), § 1; amended 1983, No. 158

(Adj. Sess.), eff. April 13, 1984; 1997, No. 99 (Adj. Sess.), § 10; 2011, No.

54, § 12, eff. May 31, 2011; 2013, No. 78, § 18.)
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