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TITLE 312 NATURAL RESOURCES COMMISSION

Emergency Rule
LSA Document #12-497(E)

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Temporarily amends 312 IAC 9-10-10, governing the special hunting permit for persons with disabilities, to identify requirements applicable to an individual who is authorized to hunt from a stationary motor-driven conveyance, clarify that not everyone with a disability is authorized to hunt from a stationary motor-driven conveyance, and remove a July 1 deadline for making an application and provide corresponding language changes. Makes other technical changes. Effective August 17, 2012.


SECTION 1. (a) This document supersedes 312 IAC 9-10-10.

(b) The department may issue a permit to take a wild animal to an individual with a disability, if the disability would otherwise make the taking of a wild animal by the individual difficult or impossible.

(c) To seek a permit under this document, an individual must submit a completed application to the department on a departmental form and include a statement of disability completed by a licensed physician.

(d) The department's division of fish and wildlife shall review each completed application. If the division does not recommend approval of an application, or includes conditions which are different from those sought by the applicant, the division shall notify the applicant by mail.

(e) Except as otherwise provided in this subsection, a renewal application is not required unless a licensed physician indicates the disability is temporary. A permit issued to an individual with a temporary disability is effective from the date of issuance through the last day of the spring wild turkey hunting season of the following year established under 312 IAC 9-4-11.

(f) Any individual issued a permit under this document must do the following:
(1) abide by all hunting laws; and
(2) possess a valid hunting license and the permit issued under this document.

(g) The department may issue a permit under this document that authorizes an individual to hunt from a stationary motor-driven conveyance. An individual with a permit authorized under this subsection must do the following:
(1) Obtain in advance the permission of the manager of public property (local, state, or federal) to gain vehicular access to lands or roads that are otherwise closed to vehicular traffic.
(2) Display a windshield identification placard supplied by the division while hunting from a stationary motor-driven conveyance. The placard must be displayed in such a way as to be visible from at least fifty (50) feet.

(h) An individual may be designated to assist an individual issued a permit under this document with the retrieval of a wild animal harvested by the permit holder.

(i) The department may waive other provisions of 312 IAC 9-3 for an individual issued a permit under this document.

SECTION 2. This document is effective August 17, 2012.

LSA Document #12-497(E)
Filed with Publisher: August 16, 2012, 3:08 p.m.

Posted: 08/22/2012 by Legislative Services Agency

DIN: 20120822-IR-312120497ERA
Composed: Oct 01,2014 4:32:46PM EDT
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