§20-2-44b. Bear damage stamp; proceeds to be paid into bear damage
fund; purposes, etc.
To hunt bear in this state, a licensed hunter shall have, in
addition to a Class A, A-L, AB-L, X or XJ, in the case of a
resident, or a Class C or EE, in the case of a nonresident, a bear
damage stamp issued by the Division of Natural Resources. The fee
for the stamp is ten dollars. All proceeds from the sale of stamps
shall be paid into the bear damage fund which shall be maintained
by the Division of Natural Resources for paying claims of property
owners for damages to real and personal property caused by acts of
bear and to cover the expense of black bear research programs
within the state. This stamp requires that the licensee purchase
the appropriate base license before participating in the activities
specified in this section, except as noted.