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7 LONG TITLE
8 General Description:
9 This bill amends provisions relating to the management of turkeys.
10 Highlighted Provisions:
11 This bill:
12 . allows a person to take a turkey if the turkey is on the person's private property;
13 . requires the Division of Wildlife Resources to investigate and mitigate damage by a
15 . requires the Division of Wildlife Resources to establish two general season turkey
16 hunts per year; and
17 . makes technical changes.
18 Money Appropriated in this Bill:
20 Other Special Clauses:
22 Utah Code Sections Affected:
24 23-19-1, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2011, Chapter 366
26 23-17-5.1, Utah Code Annotated 1953
27 23-17-5.2, Utah Code Annotated 1953
29 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
30 Section 1. Section 23-17-5.1 is enacted to read:
31 23-17-5.1. Damage by turkeys.
32 (1) (a) If a turkey damages a person's private property the person may:
33 (i) notify the division of the damage; and
34 (ii) request that the division take action to alleviate the damage.
35 (b) The person shall allow division staff reasonable access to the damaged property to
36 verify and alleviate the damage.
37 (2) Within 72 hours after receiving the request for action under Subsection (1)(a)(ii),
38 the division shall investigate the damaged property, and if it appears that damage by a turkey
39 may continue, the division shall:
40 (a) remove the turkeys causing damage; and
41 (b) implement a damage mitigation and prevention plan with the written approval of
42 the property owner.
43 Section 2. Section 23-17-5.2 is enacted to read:
44 23-17-5.2. General season turkey hunts.
45 The Wildlife Board shall establish two general season turkey hunts per year.
46 Section 3. Section 23-19-1 is amended to read:
47 23-19-1. Possession of licenses, certificates of registration, permits, and tags
48 required -- Nonassignability -- Exceptions -- Free fishing day.
49 (1) [
51 trade, or barter [
52 parts unless the person:
53 (a) procures the necessary licenses, certificates of registration, permits, [
55 title, or by an order or proclamation issued in accordance with a rule made by the Wildlife
56 Board under this title; and [
58 (b) carries in the person's possession while engaging in the activities described in
59 Subsection (1) the license, certificate of registration, permit, or tag required under this title, by
60 rule made by the Wildlife Board under this title, or by an order or proclamation issued in
61 accordance with a rule made by the Wildlife Board under this title.
62 (2) [
65 (i) a license, certificate of registration, permit, or tag belonging to the person; or [
67 (ii) a right granted by a license, certificate of registration, permit, or tag; or
69 another person.
71 Rulemaking Act, the Wildlife Board may, by rule, make exceptions to the prohibitions
74 (a) transport wildlife;
76 (i) the person [
77 a permanent physical impairment due to a congenital or acquired injury or disease[
79 (ii) the injury or disease described in Subsection (3)(b)(i) results in the person having a
80 disability that renders the person physically unable to use a legal hunting weapon or fishing
81 device; or
83 person a certificate of registration to harvest brine shrimp and brine shrimp eggs [
85 shrimp harvest operation or [
95 (4) A person may transfer a certificate of registration to harvest brine shrimp and brine
96 shrimp eggs if:
97 (a) the person submits to the division an application to transfer the certificate on a form
98 provided by the division;
99 (b) the proposed transferee meets all requirements necessary to obtain an original
100 certificate of registration; and
101 (c) the division approves the transfer of the certificate.
103 permit, or tag [
104 (a) fish on a free fishing day [
106 an order or proclamation issued in accordance with a rule made by the Wildlife Board under
107 this title;
108 (b) fish at a private fish pond operated in accordance with Section 23-15-10 ; [
109 (c) hunt birds on a commercial hunting area that the owner or operator is authorized to
110 propagate, keep, and release for shooting [
111 registration issued under Section 23-17-6 [
112 (d) take a turkey on private property owned by the person.
Legislative Review Note
as of 2-18-13 5:39 PM