Section 9-11-31

Game breeder's license - Sales by licensee; nonindigenous game breeder option.

(a) Any person, firm, corporation, or association holding a game breeder's license as provided in Section 9-11-30 may sell live protected game animals and game birds, or the eggs, embryos, or semen of the birds and animals for propagating purposes to any person within or without this state. The purchaser or purchasers of protected game animals or game birds, or eggs, embryos, or semen of the birds or animals, shall be reported to the Commissioner of Conservation and Natural Resources before the sale or shipment of same. The serial number of the license of the game breeder making the sale or shipment shall appear or be attached in a conspicuous place on the crate or other container in which the game animals or game birds, or eggs, embryos, or semen of the birds or animals are being shipped. The Commissioner of Conservation and Natural Resources may cancel or declare void any game breeder's license when it is not being used in strict compliance with this section and Section 9-11-30. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary herein, licensees under Section 9-11-342 shall not be required to obtain the license provided for in this section in order to engage in those activities licensed under Section 9-11-342.

(b) Notwithstanding anything to the contrary herein, any person, firm, corporation, or association who, prior to May 1, 2006, is in lawful possession of nonindigenous game animals in this state may certify that status in writing to the Commissioner of Conservation and Natural Resources for a period of six months from May 1, 2006, and may apply for an annual nonindigenous game breeder option to the game breeder license. This license shall cost an additional fifty dollars ($50) and shall run concurrently with the annual game breeder license. This license shall permit the holder thereof to engage in those activities permitted under the game breeder license for those nonindigenous animals which were lawfully in this state prior to May 1, 2006, or their offspring only. The holder of the license may only buy or sell these animals from or to other holders of the nonindigenous game breeder option license or sell to lawful buyers outside of this state. If an applicant for the nonindigenous game breeder option license restricts its activities to less than all of the possible permitted activities under the game breeder license, as long as the applicant meets the requirements for the restricted activities, the applicant may be licensed for the restricted activities only by obtaining the game breeder license and nonindigenous game breeder option on a restricted basis.

(Acts 1935, No. 240, p. 632, §22; Code 1940, T. 8, §24; Act 2006-109, p. 159, §7.)