Maine Revised Statutes

§12156. Release of wildlife into wild

1. Permit required.  Except as otherwise authorized pursuant to this Part, a person may not release into the wild captive, raised or imported wildlife unless that person has a valid permit issued under this section. 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.
[ 2017, c. 205, §20 (AMD) .]
2. Issuance.  The commissioner may issue a written permit to any person permitting that person to release into the wild captive, raised or imported wildlife.
[ 2017, c. 205, §20 (AMD) .]
3. Wild turkey restrictions.  Only the commissioner or agents of the commissioner may sell, give away or release into the wild any live wild turkey, hybrid wild turkey, wild turkey-domestic turkey cross or fertile egg of these species.
[ 2003, c. 414, Pt. A, §2 (NEW); 2003, c. 614, §9 (AFF) .]
2003, c. 414, §A2 (NEW). 2003, c. 414, §D7 (AFF). 2003, c. 614, §9 (AFF). 2017, c. 205, §20 (AMD).