§12156. Release of wild birds and wild animals into wild

Link to law: http://legislature.maine.gov/legis/statutes/12/title12sec12156.html
Published: 2015

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§12156. Release of wild birds and wild animals into wild








1. Permit required. 
Except as otherwise authorized pursuant to this Part, a person may not release into
the wild captive, raised or imported wild birds or wild animals unless that person
has a valid permit issued under this section. Each day a person violates this subsection
that person commits a Class E crime for which a minimum fine of $50 and an amount
equal to twice the applicable license fee must be imposed.


[
2003, c. 414, Pt. A, §2 (NEW);
2003, c. 614, §9 (AFF)
.]








2. Issuance. 
The commissioner may issue a written permit to any person permitting that person
to release into the wild captive raised or imported wild birds and wild animals.


[
2003, c. 414, Pt. A, §2 (NEW);
2003, c. 614, §9 (AFF)
.]








3. Wild turkey restrictions. 
Only the commissioner or agents of the commissioner may sell, give away or release
into the wild any live wild turkey, hybrid wild turkey, wild turkey-domestic turkey
cross or fertile egg of these species.


[
2003, c. 414, Pt. A, §2 (NEW);
2003, c. 614, §9 (AFF)
.]





SECTION HISTORY

2003, c. 414, §A2 (NEW).
2003, c. 414, §D7 (AFF).
2003, c. 614, §9 (AFF).