AN ACT TO REQUIRE FARMERS HOLDING DEPREDATION PERMITS TO ANNUALLY REPORT TAKINGS OF DEER TO THE WILDLIFE RESOURCES COMMISSION.
Directs the Wildlife Resources Commission (WRC) to include the following when adopting rules implementing the parameters of depredation permits issued under GS 113-274(c)(1a). Requires inclusion of a requirement that permit holders annually report using an email or other online reporting process the number and sex of all deer taken during the previous year, and authority for permit holders to donate deer meat to a charitable organization. Requires mandatory revocation of permits for taking deer if it finds the permittee has committed wanton waste, as defined. Adds a provision to directing WRC to require that any land owner or lessee who takes deer while committing depredations upon the property be required to annually report the number and sex of all deer taken during the previous year using email or another online reporting process. Directs WRC to annually aggregate the permitted and nonpermitted depredation deer taking reports and report to the specified NCGA committee chairs upon the next convening of the NCGA after the close of the reporting year. Effective October 1, 2021. Authorizes WRC to issue temporary implementing rules.
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