Maine Revised Statutes

§12304-A. Condition of animal presented for registration

1. Prohibition.  Except as provided in subsection 2, a person must present the following wild animals for registration in their entirety:
A. Bear; [2003, c. 655, Pt. B, §232 (NEW); 2003, c. 655, Pt. B, §422 (AFF).]
B. Deer; [2003, c. 655, Pt. B, §232 (NEW); 2003, c. 655, Pt. B, §422 (AFF).]
C. Moose; or [2003, c. 655, Pt. B, §232 (NEW); 2003, c. 655, Pt. B, §422 (AFF).]
D. Wild turkey. [2003, c. 655, Pt. B, §232 (NEW); 2003, c. 655, Pt. B, §422 (AFF).]
[ 2003, c. 655, Pt. B, §232 (NEW); 2003, c. 655, Pt. B, §422 (AFF) .]
2. Exceptions.  A person may present a bear, deer, moose or wild turkey for registration as follows:
A. The viscera and rib cage of the animal may be removed in a manner that permits determination of the sex of the animal; and [2003, c. 655, Pt. B, §232 (NEW); 2003, c. 655, Pt. B, §422 (AFF).]
B. A moose may be dismembered for ease of transportation, and the lower legs, head and hide of a moose may be removed. If the head is not brought to the registration station, a canine tooth or the lower jaw also must be presented at the time of registration. [2003, c. 655, Pt. B, §232 (NEW); 2003, c. 655, Pt. B, §422 (AFF).]
[ 2003, c. 655, Pt. B, §232 (NEW); 2003, c. 655, Pt. B, §422 (AFF) .]
3. Disposal of moose parts not presented for registration.  A person may not place the parts of a moose not presented for registration where they are visible to a person traveling on a public or private way.
[ 2003, c. 655, Pt. B, §232 (NEW); 2003, c. 655, Pt. B, §422 (AFF) .]
4. Penalty.  A person who violates this section commits a Class E crime.
[ 2003, c. 655, Pt. B, §232 (NEW); 2003, c. 655, Pt. B, §422 (AFF) .]
SECTION HISTORY
2003, c. 655, §B232 (NEW). 2003, c. 655, §B422 (AFF).