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SECTION 11-0515
Licenses to collect, possess or sell for propagation, scientific or exhibition purposes
Environmental Conservation (ENV) CHAPTER 43-B, ARTICLE 11, TITLE 5
§ 11-0515. Licenses to collect, possess or sell for propagation,

scientific or exhibition purposes.

1. The department may issue to any person a license revocable at its
pleasure to collect or possess fish, wildlife, shellfish, crustacea, or
aquatic insects, birds' nests or eggs for propagation, banding,
scientific or exhibition purposes. The department in its discretion may
require an applicant to pay a license fee of ten dollars, and to file a
bond of two hundred dollars to be approved by the department that he or
she will not violate any provisions of this article. Each licensee shall
file with the department a report containing such information as the
department may require. Such license shall be in force for one year only
and shall not be transferable.

2. The department may also issue a license revocable at its pleasure
to possess and sell protected fish, wildlife, shellfish, crustacea or
aquatic insects for propagation, scientific or exhibition purposes. The
department in its discretion may require a license fee of ten dollars.
Such license shall be in force for one year only and shall not be
transferable. Each licensee shall file with the department a report
containing such information as the department may require. Fish,
wildlife, shellfish, crustacea or aquatic insects lawfully possessed
under this section may be sold at any time by the licensee for
propagation, scientific or exhibition purposes only.

3. The department may also issue a revocable license to possess
distressed wildlife for rehabilitation purposes. The department may
adopt regulations concerning the qualifications, appointment and duties
of wildlife rehabilitators and the procedures for license issuance and
revocation.

4. The department shall have power to make regulations governing the
possession of such fish, wildlife, shellfish, crustacea and aquatic
insects to protect them from cruelty, disease or undue discomfort and to
protect the public from attack or contamination.