Section 9-11-300

Establishment.

The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, through the Commissioner of Conservation and Natural Resources, is hereby authorized and directed to establish by proclamation such wildlife management areas as may be in the public interest and to enter into agreements with the United States Forest Service, the United States Bureau of Biological Survey, the Tennessee Valley Authority or other owners, lessees or administrators of such lands as may be necessary and suitable for the purpose of establishing wildlife management areas. Such agreements shall provide for the fixing and demarcation of the boundaries of said area or areas, define the responsibilities of the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and the cooperating party or parties for restocking of wildlife species, the planting and cultivation of game and fish foods, the protection of such areas from predatory animals and unauthorized hunting or fishing and any other work necessary for the management of wildlife on such areas, shall include provision for the harvesting of game and fish crops in accordance with special rules and regulations approved by the Commissioner of Conservation and Natural Resources and provide for the collection by the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources of special fees for the privilege of hunting on or fishing on such wildlife management areas and may provide that a portion not to exceed 50 percent of the gross receipts collected by the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources from any such wildlife management area be paid to the cooperating party or parties.

(Acts 1939, No. 668, p. 1061, §1; Code 1940, T. 8, §110(1).)