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Connecticut Laws | Title 26 Fisheries And Game
CHAPTER 490 FISHERIES AND GAME
Sec. 26-48a. Management of salmon, pheasant, turkey and migratory game birds. Issuance of permits, tags or stamps.

(b) Such permits, tags or stamps shall be issued to qualified applicants by any town clerk. Application for such permits, tags or stamps shall be on such form and require of the applicant such information as the commissioner may prescribe. The commissioner may adopt regulations in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54 authorizing a town clerk to retain part of any fee paid for a permit, tag or stamp issued by such town clerk pursuant to this section, provided the amount retained shall not be less than fifty cents. (294)

Sec. 26-49. Training of hunting dogs. Permits for liberation of artificially propagated birds. (295)(Text)

(a) Any person holding a valid hunting license issued as provided for under section 26-27 is authorized to train hunting dogs in the field during any closed season, except during any period when the woods and fields are closed by proclamation issued by the commissioner because of forest fire hazard, under regulations issued by the commissioner. (296)

(b) Said commissioner may authorize the establishment and operation of regulated hunting dog-training areas and may issue to any person holding a private shooting preserve permit, as provided for under section 26-48, or to any established game breeder holding a game breeder's license, as provided for under section 26-40, or to any person holding a commercial kennel license, as provided for under section 22-342, a permit, which shall expire on June thirtieth next after issuance and for which a fee of eighteen dollars shall be charged, authorizing the liberation of artificially propagated game birds and pigeons, legally possessed and suitably tagged with tags furnished by the commissioner, for which a reasonable fee may be charged, and the subsequent shooting of such game birds and pigeons by persons authorized by any such permittee, in connection with the training of hunting dogs only, at any time, including Sunday; provided permission to shoot on Sunday on the area specified in the permit shall have the approval of the proper authorities of the town or towns in which such dog-training area is located and shall apply only to the period from sunrise to sunset. (297)

(c) A hunting license shall be required of all persons authorized by any such permittee to train any dog on any such regulated dog-training area, whether or not birds are to be shot. (298)

(d) The commissioner may, by regulation, govern and prescribe the size and the location of any such dog-training area, the number of birds that may be released in ratio to the number of participants or the number of dogs being trained, the method of liberation and retrapping of pen-raised birds, the species, sex and condition of such birds that may be liberated and shot, the method of tagging such birds, the posting of such area and the method of reporting all such activities. (299)

(e) Any such permit may be revoked at any time by the commissioner for a violation of any provision of this section or any regulation issued by the commissioner under the provisions of this section, for a period of not more than one year. (300)

(f) Any person who violates any provision of this section or any regulation issued by the commissioner hereunder shall be fined not less than twenty-five nor more than one hundred dollars. (301)

Sec. 26-50. Permits for training hunting dogs using liberated pheasants. (302)(Text)

Section 26-50 is repealed. (303)

Sec. 26-51. Permits for field dog trials. Fee. (304)(Text)

The commissioner may, upon application and payment of a fee of nine dollars, issue to any responsible person or organization a permit to hold a field dog trial subject to such regulations as he may prescribe. Any such permit may be revoked by the commissioner at any time. (305)

Sec. 26-52. Permits for shooting birds liberated at field dog trials. Fees. (306)(Text)

The commissioner may issue to any responsible person or authorized field trial group a permit to hold field dog trials, on land approved by the commissioner as suitable for the purpose, at any time, including Sunday, during daylight hours, at which liberated game birds, waterfowl and pigeons legally possessed may be shot. All such game birds shall, immediately after being shot, be tagged with tags furnished by the commissioner, for which a reasonable fee may be charged. Such game birds so tagged may be possessed, transported, bought and sold at any time. Tags shall not be removed from such game birds until such time as such birds are finally prepared for consumption. The commissioner may, by regulation, govern and prescribe the minimum number of such birds that shall be released, the method of liberating and the method of taking such birds, the species and sex of such birds that may be shot, locations where such field dog trials may be held, periods of the year when such field dog trials may be held, the maximum number of such field dog trials that shall be sponsored or conducted by an individual or group during the period from July first to June thirtieth and the method of reporting all such activities. Notwithstanding the provision of any regulation to the contrary, the fee for a permit to hold a field dog trial on state-owned land shall be thirty-five dollars and the fee for a permit to hold a field dog trial on private land shall be eighteen dollars. (307)

Sec. 26-53. Hunting licenses not required at field trials. (308)(Text)

A hunting license shall not be required for any person at any field trial under the supervision and regulation of the commissioner. (309)

Sec. 26-54. Permits for custodians of protected birds and quadrupeds. (310)(Text)

The commissioner may appoint as custodians persons who may have in their possession injured, sick or immature birds or quadrupeds until such time as they can be released, and he may issue permits without fee authorizing possession of legally acquired wild birds or quadrupeds as pets or for the purpose of training dogs. The commissioner may regulate the number and species of birds or animals to be held under such permits and the type and size of pens used in their confinement and their care and feeding. The commissioner, in the interest of protecting other game, domestic birds or quadrupeds or the public health and safety, or for a violation of any regulation under which the permit was granted, may revoke such permit and may confiscate birds or animals possessed by the permittee and may destroy such birds or animals when, in his opinion, such action is advisable. Such permits shall expire December thirty-first of each year and may be renewed each year. The commissioner may require such annual reports from such permittees as he deems advisable. Any person who possesses any such bird or quadruped for any of such purposes unless so authorized by the commissioner shall be fined not more than one hundred dollars. (311)

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