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Title XVI CONSERVATION, RESOURCES AND DEVELOPMENT

Chapter 252

Effective - 28 Aug 1998 bottom

  252.244.  Wild game defined, preparation and service permitted, when — notice to be posted — donation of wild game, regulation. — 1.  Any political subdivision, elementary or secondary school, or any charitable, religious, fraternal or other not-for-profit organization may prepare or serve wild game, provided that there shall be no charge for the wild game served, in connection with:

  (1)  The organization's meetings;

  (2)  A fund-raising event; or

  (3)  Meals provided to indigent persons free of charge or at a reduced rate.

  2.  Except for venison donated or distributed pursuant to section 537.115, an organization preparing or serving wild game shall visibly post at the entrance to the dining area a sign bearing the following message: "Public Notice:  The wild game served at this facility has not been subject to state or federal inspection".  The words of the message shall be written or printed in letters of not less than three-fourths of an inch high and three-fourths of an inch wide, and shall be readable.

  3.  Any individual or group of individuals may donate wild game, or collect and transport wild game to an organization pursuant to subsection 1 of this section, provided such wild game has been legally taken according to law and the rules and regulations relating to wildlife.  Any wild game donated shall be accompanied by the name, address and phone number of the individual making such donation and shall be affixed to the individual package or the container holding more than one package.

  4.  In accordance with the rules and regulations relating to wildlife, any wild game that is captured or killed to prevent private property damage may be donated to any charitable organization approved by the department of conservation.  The department shall maintain a list of approved organizations and shall make the list available upon request.

  5.  For purposes of this section, "wild game" shall include, but not be limited to, bear, deer, elk, hares, moose, rabbits, fox squirrels, black and gray squirrels, muskrat and game birds, except migratory birds regulated by the federal government, as defined by the rules and regulations relating to wildlife.

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(L. 1998 S.B. 596)


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