Maine Revised Statutes

§12260-A. Bear trapping permit

1. Permit required.  Except as otherwise authorized pursuant to this Part a person may not trap for bear without a valid bear trapping permit during the open bear trapping season under section 12260, subsection 1.
Each day a person violates this subsection, that person commits a Class E crime for which a minimum fine of $50 and an amount equal to twice the applicable license fee must be imposed.
[ 2007, c. 168, §7 (NEW); 2007, c. 168, §8 (AFF) .]
2. Eligibility; trapping license required.  A person who possesses a valid trapping license may obtain a permit to trap bear from the commissioner or the commissioner's authorized agent.
[ 2007, c. 168, §7 (NEW); 2007, c. 168, §8 (AFF) .]
3. Issuance; permit fee.  The commissioner, through the commissioner's authorized agent, shall issue a bear trapping permit to an eligible person. The annual fee for each permit issued is $27 for residents and $67 for nonresidents.
[ 2007, c. 168, §7 (NEW); 2007, c. 168, §8 (AFF) .]
SECTION HISTORY
2007, c. 168, §7 (NEW). 2007, c. 168, §8 (AFF).