301 KAR 2:230. Shoot-to-retrieve field trial permits and procedures

Link to law: http://www.lrc.ky.gov/kar/301/002/230.htm
Published: 2015

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      301 KAR 2:230.

Shoot-to-retrieve field trial permits and procedures.



150.025(1), 150.170, 150.175(1)(p), 150.330


AUTHORITY: KRS 150.025(1), 150.175(1)(p)


FUNCTION, AND CONFORMITY: KRS 150.175(1)(p) authorizes the department to

require permits for shoot-to-retrieve field trials. KRS 150.025(1) authorizes

the department to set seasons and limits, and to promulgate administrative

regulations necessary to carry out the provisions of KRS Chapter 150. This

administrative regulation establishes seasons, permit application procedures,

game bird marking, and other requirements for conducting a shoot-to-retrieve

field trial.


      Section 1.

Definitions. (1) "Field trial" means an organized event at which

hunting dogs are worked and judged.

      (2) "Game

birds" means quail, chukar, mallard duck or pheasant species.

      (3) "Shoot

to retrieve field trial" means a field trail where game birds are taken.


"Take" is defined by KRS 150.010(37).


      Section 2. (1) A

person may conduct a shoot-to-retrieve field trial:

      (a) From August

15 through May 15 for quail; and

      (b) Year-round

for other game birds.

      (2) Daily bag or

possession limits shall not apply to birds taken during a shoot-to retrieve

field trial.


      Section 3. A

person conducting a shoot-to retrieve field trial shall:

      (1) Apply for a

permit at least thirty (30) days before the event to the:

      (a) Department

law enforcement officer in the county where the event will be conducted; or

      (b) Department's

law enforcement captain in the wildlife district where the event will be


      (2) A permit

application shall:

      (a) Be made on a

form provided the department; and

      (b) Include:

      1. The fee

specified in 301 KAR 3:022; and

      2. Permission

from the landowner or manager of public land where the event will be conducted.

      (3) Provide

pen-raised game birds for the trial.

      (4) If the date

or location of the trial changes:

      (a) Notify the

person from whom the permit application was obtained; and

      (b) If the

location changes, submit written permission to hold the trial at the new



      Section 4. A

person participating in a shoot-to-retrieve field trial shall not:

      (1) Knowingly

take a game bird that was not:

      (a) Raised in

captivity; and


Provided by the organizer of the event.

      (2) Hunt on land

not specified in the permit.


      Section 5.

Incorporation by Reference. (1) Shoot-to-Retrieve Field Trial Application, 5/98

edition, is incorporated by reference.

      (2) It may be copied, inspected or obtained at the

Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, #1 Game Farm Road, Frankfort,

Kentucky 40601 from 8 a.m. through 4:30 p.m. eastern time on normal business


(13 Ky.R. 1679; eff. 4-14-87; Am. 14 Ky.R. 841; eff. 12-11-87; 2050; eff.

7-1-88; 24 Ky.R. 2752; 25 Ky.R. 306; eff. 8-17-98.)