(a) The Commissioner of Conservation and Natural Resources, upon the payment of a fee of $1.00, may issue an annual permit to any individual, association, partnership, firm, or corporation owning property in the State of Alabama permitting the permit holder to engage in the business of raising game birds and game or fur-bearing animals for propagation purposes in the State of Alabama under the rules and methods as may be prescribed by the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, for the exclusive purpose of stocking private or protected lands under the ownership, supervision, or control of the holder of the permit. The holder of the permit shall not be authorized to dispose of any game or fur-bearing animals propagated under the permit authorized by this section.
(b) Any permittee having game birds or game or fur-bearing animals in his or her possession at the time of the expiration of the permit so issued and held and who fails or refuses to renew the permit on or before the beginning of the new fiscal year shall immediately make such disposition of the game birds or game or fur-bearing animals as may be provided in regulations issued and promulgated by the Commissioner of Conservation and Natural Resources.
(c) Any individual, association, partnership, firm, or corporation violating this section or any regulations based thereunder shall forfeit the permit held at the time of the violation and in addition therefor shall be adjudged guilty of the violation and upon conviction shall be fined not less than two hundred fifty dollars ($250) nor more than five hundred dollars ($500).
Last modified: May 3, 2021