PART I. GENERAL PROVISIONS

 

183D-1 Definitions. As used in this chapter, unless the context indicates otherwise:

"Aquaculture" means the propagation, cultivation, or farming of aquatic plants and animals in controlled or selected environments for research purposes, commercial purposes, or stocking purposes.

"Aquatic life" means any type of species of mammal, fish, amphibian, reptile, mollusk, crustacean, arthropod, invertebrate, coral, or other animal that inhabits the freshwater or marine environment, and includes any part, product, egg, or offspring thereof; or freshwater or marine plants, including seeds, roots, and other parts thereof.

"Board" means the board of land and natural resources.

"Department" means the department of land and natural resources.

"Feral deer" means a deer that has escaped or been released from domestication and is living in a wild and unconfined state.

"Game" means birds and mammals designated by law or by rule for hunting.

"Game birds" means birds designated by law or by rule for hunting.

"Game mammals" means mammals designated by law or by rule for hunting.

"Possess" means to place under direct physical control, restraint, or confinement.

"Predators" means animals destructive of wildlife by nature of their predatory habits, including mongooses, cats, dogs, and rats.

"Release" means to free an animal from effective confinement or restraint.

"Take" means to injure, hunt, shoot, wound, kill, trap, net, capture, or possess.

"Wild birds" means birds, other than game birds, living in a wild and undomesticated state, and the young and eggs of those birds.

"Wildlife" means any nondomesticated member of the animal kingdom, including game, whether reared in captivity or not, and includes any part, product, egg, or offspring thereof, except aquatic life as defined in this section.

"Wild mammals" means mammals, other than game mammals, living in a wild and undomesticated state, and the young of those mammals. [L 1985, c 174, pt of 4; am L 1986, c 272, 1; am L 2001, c 177, 1; am L 2012, c 144, 3]

 

 

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