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IC 14-22-2
     Chapter 2. Division of Fish and Wildlife

IC 14-22-2-1
"Public or private property" defined
Sec. 1. As used in this chapter, "public or private property" does not include barns, dwellings, or other buildings.
As added by P.L.1-1995, SEC.15.

IC 14-22-2-2
Administration of article
Sec. 2. The division of fish and wildlife shall administer this article.
As added by P.L.1-1995, SEC.15.

IC 14-22-2-3
Duties of director
Sec. 3. The director shall do the following:
        (1) Provide for the protection, reproduction, care, management, survival, and regulation of wild animal populations regardless of whether the wild animals are present on public or private property in Indiana.
        (2) Organize and pursue a program of research and management of wild animals that will serve the best interests of the resources and the people of Indiana.
As added by P.L.1-1995, SEC.15.

IC 14-22-2-4
Licenses and permits
Sec. 4. The director shall write and issue licenses and permits required by this article.
As added by P.L.1-1995, SEC.15.

IC 14-22-2-5
Entry onto property
Sec. 5. The director or the director's representative may, while in the performance of official duties, enter into or upon private or public property for the following purposes:
        (1) Managing and protecting a wild animal found upon or within the property.
        (2) Killing or removing a wild animal that is considered a nuisance or detrimental to overall populations.
As added by P.L.1-1995, SEC.15.

IC 14-22-2-6
Adoption of rules
Sec. 6. (a) The director shall adopt rules under IC 4-22-2 to do the following:
        (1) Establish, open, close, lengthen, suspend, or shorten seasons.

        (2) Establish bag, sex, and size limits.
        (3) Establish limitations on the numbers of hunters and fishermen.
        (4) Establish the methods, means, and time of:
            (A) taking, chasing, transporting, and selling; or
            (B) attempting to take, transport, or sell;
        wild animals or exotic mammals, with or without dogs, in Indiana or in a designated part of Indiana.
        (5) Establish other necessary rules to do the following:
            (A) Administer this chapter.
            (B) Properly manage wild animals or exotic mammals in a designated water or land area of Indiana.
        (6) Set aside and designate land or water or parts of the land or water owned, controlled, or under contract or acquired by the state for conservation purposes as a public hunting and fishing ground under the restrictions, conditions, and limitations that are determined to be appropriate.
    (b) Rules:
        (1) may be adopted only after thorough investigation; and
        (2) must be based upon data relative to the following:
            (A) The welfare of the wild animal.
            (B) The relationship of the wild animal to other animals.
            (C) The welfare of the people.
    (c) Whenever the director determines that it is necessary to adopt rules, the director shall comply with the following:
        (1) Rules must clearly describe and set forth any applicable changes.
        (2) The director shall make or cause to be made a periodic review of the rules.
        (3) A copy of each rule, as long as the rule remains in force and effect, shall be included and printed in each official compilation of the Indiana fish and wildlife law.
    (d) The director may modify or suspend a rule for a time not to exceed one (1) year under IC 4-22-2-37.1.
As added by P.L.1-1995, SEC.15.

IC 14-22-2-7
Revenue raising projects
Sec. 7. (a) The division may, with the approval of the director, engage in revenue raising projects, including the following:
        (1) The sale of items made by employees of the department, purchased for resale, or taken on consignment for sale.
        (2) The sale of the right or authority to market items, devices, or artwork owned or controlled by the department.
        (3) The solicitation of gifts.
        (4) The sale of nonmonetary gifts.
    (b) All money raised under this section shall be deposited in the fish and wildlife fund.
As added by P.L.1-1995, SEC.15.