Bill Summary for S 352 (2013-2014)
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A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO ESTABLISH A BLACK BEAR MANAGEMENT STAMP THAT MUST BE PROCURED BEFORE TAKING BEAR WITHIN THE STATE AND TO AMEND THE LAW RESTRICTING THE TAKING OF BLACK BEAR WITH BAIT.Intro. by Brown.
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Amends GS 113-270.3 to also require a stamp before taking any bear. Sets the bear stamp fee at $10 but allows individuals with a lifetime license before July 1, 2014, and specified individuals who are exempt from the license requirement to obtain the stamp free of charge. Increases the fee for the nonresident bear hunting license from $125 to $225. Makes conforming changes. Effective July 1, 2014.
Amends GS 113-291.1 to prohibit the taking of black bears with the use or aid of any salt, salt lick, grain, fruit, honey, sugar-based material, animal parts or products, or other bait, except as provided by the Wildlife Resources Commission (was, strictly prohibited).
Repeals SL 1981-828 (prohibiting the taking of bears in Bladen County by use of bait).
Amends GS 113-276 to provide that a landholder and the landholder's spouse and dependents under age 18 who are taking wildlife on the landholder's land without a license are not exempt from the bear stamp. Also allows the Wildlife Resources Commission to adopt rules exempting individuals from the nonresident bear hunting license requirements, the bear stamp requirements, and the nonresident big game hunting license requirements. Effective July 1, 2014.