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32-941.Commercial harvest permits. (a) Except as otherwise authorized by law or rules and regulations of the secretary, a commercial harvest permit is required, in addition to any other license, permit or stamp required by law or rules and regulations of the secretary, to take any wildlife in this state on a commercial basis.

(b) Subsection (a) does not apply to:

(1) A person acting within the scope of a valid furharvester or valid fur dealer license issued to such person; or

(2) a private water fishing impoundment.

(c) Subject to the requirements of law and rules and regulations of the secretary, a person may obtain a commercial harvest permit from the secretary or the secretary's designee by making application and paying the fee prescribed pursuant to K.S.A. 32-988, and amendments thereto.

(d) The area and period of time for which a commercial harvest permit is valid shall be in accordance with rules and regulations of the secretary.

(e) Any person having a valid hunting license or any person not required to have a hunting license pursuant to K.S.A. 32-919, and amendments thereto, may annually obtain a special permit to harvest prairie rattlesnakes on a commercial basis upon payment of the fee prescribed therefor by K.S.A. 32-988, and amendments thereto. Any person may annually obtain a special nonfirearm permit to harvest prairie rattlesnakes on a commercial basis upon payment of the fee prescribed therefor by K.S.A. 32-988, and amendments thereto.

(f) The secretary may adopt, in accordance with K.S.A. 32-805, and amendments thereto, rules and regulations necessary to implement, administer and enforce the provisions of this section and to govern the taking of wildlife on a commercial basis except that, for calendar year 1993, the following provisions shall govern the commercial taking, selling, buying, trading and possession of prairie rattlesnakes:

(1) The harvest and possession of prairie rattlesnakes for commercial purposes shall occur only between the effective date of this act and June 30;

(2) the possession limit shall not exceed 30 prairie rattlesnakes;

(3) prairie rattlesnakes may be taken only by hand, snake hook or snake catchers;

(4) prairie rattlesnakes legally taken by a commercial prairie rattlesnake harvest permittee may be sold to: (A) A commercial prairie rattlesnake dealer; (B) a person legally authorized by another state to purchase prairie rattlesnakes; or (C) any other person if the prairie rattlesnakes are not purchased for resale or sold;

(5) any person desiring to purchase prairie rattlesnakes for resale or export from the state shall obtain a commercial prairie rattlesnake dealer permit;

(6) a commercial prairie rattlesnake dealer may possess and sell legally acquired prairie rattlesnakes without regard to time or numbers;

(7) the cost of a commercial prairie rattlesnake harvest permit for any person in possession of a valid hunting license issued to such person or any person not required to have a hunting license pursuant to K.S.A. 32-919, and amendments thereto, shall be $5;

(8) the cost of a commercial prairie rattlesnake harvest permit for any person without a valid hunting license shall be $20;

(9) the cost of a commercial prairie rattlesnake dealer permit shall be $50; and

(10) commercial prairie rattlesnake harvest permittees and commercial prairie rattlesnake dealer permittees shall report permit activities if requested by the department.

(g) Rules and regulations adopted by the secretary pursuant to this section may include, with regard to fishing on a commercial basis, establishment and designation of:

(1) Certain portions of the Missouri river bordering on this state and certain streams, lakes and impoundments, or parts thereof, in this state to be open to commercial fishing for such period of time as the secretary specifies;

(2) methods and equipment for the taking of fish on a commercial basis;

(3) inspections and frequency of inspections;

(4) size and specifications of seines, nets, traps and other commercial fishing equipment and methods of tagging such equipment;

(5) procedures for handling, sale or exchange of fish taken on a commercial basis;

(6) species of fish subject to commercial fishing and any size or number restrictions; and

(7) a bonding requirement for commercial fishing.

The secretary may limit commercial fishing to contract only, and the contractor shall provide such reports and information as required by the secretary. In addition to any other penalty prescribed by law for a violation of law or rules and regulations of the secretary pertaining to commercial fishing, the secretary may revoke a commercial fishing contract or refuse to issue such contract.

History: L. 1989, ch. 118, § 72; L. 1993, ch. 139, § 1; April 15.



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