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Title 10: Conservation and Development

Chapter 117: TRANSPORTATION

  • § 5101. Fish and wildlife; restrictions

    (a) A person shall not:

    (1) Transport fish or wildlife taken by another except in the presence of the person who took that fish or wildlife.

    (2) Transport fish or wildlife during the closed season for the taking of that fish or wildlife.

    (3) Transport in one day more than the number or limit of fish or wildlife that may legally be taken in a day. However, a person traveling on land between a temporary abode and the person's domicile may transport in one day the number or limit of fish and wildlife that may legally be taken in two days. While on the waters of the State, a person may, in no case, transport more than the limit of fish that may be taken in one day unless the fish is frozen, processed, and packaged for storage.

    (b) Quadrupeds lawfully taken in the protection of property may be transported at any time subject to the provisions of this chapter.

    (c) Deer and bear may be transported during the first 20 days following the open season therefor, subject to the provisions of this chapter.

    (d) Fish that have been sold at wholesale or retail may be transported at any time by any person. (Added 1961, No. 119, § 1, eff. May 9, 1961; amended 1973, No. 178 (Adj. Sess.), § 7; 1989, No. 177 (Adj. Sess.).)

  • § 5102. Common carrier

    A person while engaged in the business of a common carrier shall not transport as owner fish or game, or receive for transportation or transport fish or game protected by law unless accompanied by the owner thereof and tagged or marked as provided by law, except as otherwise provided. (Added 1961, No. 119, § 1, eff. May 9, 1961.)

  • § 5103. Marking for transportation

    Fish, wildlife, and fur-bearing animals, or a package containing the same, if placed in the custody of a common carrier, shall have affixed thereto a tag plainly marked with the name of the consignor and consignee, the kind and number of such game and fur-bearing animals and the kind and weight of such fish, the name of the station whence the shipment is made, and its destination, except as otherwise provided. (Added 1961, No. 119, § 1, eff. May 9, 1961.)

  • § 5104. Carcass of deer; fish and game imported from without United States or raised on propagation farms

    (a) The carcass of a deer taken by a resident or by a person as provided in sections 5201 and 5202 of this title, when open to view, may be transported during the time specified in section 5101 of this title by a common carrier without being tagged as provided in section 5102 of this title when accompanied by the owner thereof or, if so tagged, may be transported unaccompanied by the owner thereof.

    (b) Fish and wildlife imported from without the United States, or raised on propagation farms as provided in this part, when so tagged, may be transported unaccompanied by the owner thereof in any number and quantity. Fish and wildlife for propagation purposes and the head, hide, feet, and fur of quadrupeds and the plumage and skins of game birds legally taken and possessed may be transported without being so tagged when accompanied by the owner thereof. (Added 1961, No. 119, § 1, eff. May 9, 1961.)

  • § 5105. Conditions precedent to acceptance for transportation

    A person required to have a license, as provided in section 4251 of this title, who takes fish or wild animals under such a license, if he or she places such fish or wild animals in the custody of a person acting as a common carrier, shall exhibit to such person such license and thereupon such person shall permit the transportation of such fish and wild animals as follows but not otherwise: a resident combination or hunting license, of as many wild animals as the holder may lawfully take in one season; a resident combination or fishing license, of as much fish as the holder thereof may lawfully take in two days; a nonresident combination license, of as much fish and as many wild animals as the holder thereof may lawfully take in one legal day; a nonresident fishing license, of as much fish as the holder thereof may lawfully take in one legal day; a nonresident hunting license, of as many wild animals as the holder thereof may lawfully take in one legal day. (Added 1961, No. 119, § 1, eff. May 9, 1961.)

  • § 5106. Duties of carriers

    (a) A person acting as a common carrier so receiving fish or wild animals for shipment shall indorse in ink on the back of the license under which same is to be shipped the name of the station from which the shipment is made, the destination, and the number of each kind of wild animal or the weight of each kind of fish. Such fish and wild animals shall have affixed thereto a tag plainly marked with the license number of the shipper thereof, and the kind and number of such game and the kind and weight of such fish.

    (b) Such game and animals shall be open to view.

    (c) If the license that is presented with consignment of fish or wild animals for transportation has an endorsement thereon showing that the number of such game or the weight of such fish, which may be lawfully taken by a nonresident in one legal day, or by a resident in two legal days, as the case may be, has already been shipped on such license, the person to whom the consignment is offered shall not accept it. (Added 1961, No. 119, § 1, eff. May 9, 1961.)