WVC 20 - 2 - 50
§20-2-50. Permit to hunt, kill, etc., wildlife for scientific or
The director may issue a permit to a person to hunt, kill,
take, capture or maintain in captivity wildlife exclusively for
scientific purposes, but not for any commercial purposes. Any
person desiring to collect or procure any wildlife, including any
body tissue, organ or other portion thereof, eggs, nesting
materials or other materials from the habitat of such wildlife
shall be required to make application to the director for a
scientific collecting permit. The director shall promulgate rules
in accordance with the provisions of chapter twenty-nine-a of this
code regarding the issuance of the permits. A permit may be issued
only upon written application to the director setting forth at
(1) The number and kind of wildlife to be taken;
(2) The purpose and manner of taking;
(3) The name, residence, profession and educational or
scientific affiliation of the person applying for the permit; and
(4) The geographic location where the collection or
procurement is planned to take place.
A fee, to be set at the discretion of the director, shall
accompany the application. No permit may be issued for the purpose
of killing deer and bear.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2014 1st Special Session
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