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H. B. 2071


(By Delegate Talbott (By Request))
[Introduced February 9, 2005; referred to the
Committee on Agriculture and Natural Resources then the Judiciary.]




A BILL to amend and reenact §20-2-22 of the code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to tagging of certain game.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That §20-2-22 of the code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, be amended and reenacted to read as follows:
ARTICLE 2. WILDLIFE RESOURCES.

§20-2-22. Tagging, removing, transporting and reporting deer and wild turkey.

Each person killing a bear, bobcat,
deer or wild turkey found in a wild state shall immediately after removing the entrails, but in any event within one hour and before transporting or removing the carcass in any manner from the hunters encampment or where it was killed, complete and attach thereto the game tag supplied with his or her hunting license. The game tag shall remain on the carcass until it is dressed for consumption.
If such wild turkey or deer has been lawfully killed by a person not required to secure a license, or by a person who has previously killed another species of game bird or game animal for which a game tag is required, or by a person who has lost the tag supplied with his or her license, such person shall make and attach a tag to the carcass within the time specified after such killing. The tag shall bear in plain English the name and address of the hunter, and the date of killing, or, if holding a license, the license number and the date and county where the game was killed.
The carcass of such wild turkey shall be delivered to a conservation officer or an official checking station for checking and retagging before it is either skinned or transported beyond the boundaries of the county adjacent to that in which the kill was made.
The fresh skin and head or carcass of the deer shall be delivered to a conservation officer or an official checking station for checking and retagging before it is transported beyond the boundaries of the county adjacent to that in which the kill was made.
Every failure to have said tag or tags attached, or removing or transporting such animal in any manner, or failure to deliver the carcass or fresh skin and head to a conservation officer or to an official checking station for checking, as herein provided, shall subject the person so neglecting to the penalties provided in this article.



NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to clarify the procedure for tagging bear, bobcats, deer and wild turkey taken while hunting.

Strike-throughs indicate language that would be stricken from the present law, and underscoring indicates new language that would be added.
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