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« on: October 09, 2006, 11:17:10 AM »

Here is the link to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Laws on wild animal propagation and related activities as of 3-11-2012:

http://www.dnr.ohio.gov/Portals/9/pdf/pub306.pdf

It is in PDF and may require Adobe Acrobat Reader, you can obtain a free copy here:

http://www.adobe.com/



This is an excerpt from the ODNR pdf file mentioned above, it will give you a general idea, yet it is not the entire ORC (Ohio Revised Code) on this subject:

1531.02 State ownership of wild animals.

     The ownership of and the title to all wild animals in this state, not legally confined or held by private ownership legally acquired, is in the state, which holds such title in trust for the benefit of all the people. Individual possession shall be obtained only in accordance with the Revised Code or division of wildlife orders. No persons shall at any time of the year take in any manner or possess any number or quantity of wild animals, except such wild animals as the Revised Code or division orders permit to be taken, hunted, killed, or had in possession, and only at such time and place, and in such manner, as the Revised Code or division orders prescribe. No person shall buy, sell, or offer any part of wild animals for sale, or transport any part of wild animals, except as permitted by the Revised Code or division orders. No person shall possess or transport a wild animal which has been taken unlawfully outside the state.


1533.71     License to raise or keep game birds and animals.

     Unless otherwise provided by division rule, any person desiring to engage in the business of raising and selling game birds, game quadrupeds, reptiles, amphibians, or fur-bearing animals in a wholly enclosed preserve of which the person is the owner or lessee, or to have game birds, game quadrupeds, reptiles, amphibians, or fur-bearing animals in captivity, shall apply in writing to the division of wildlife for a license to do so.

     The division, when it appears that the application is made in good faith and upon the payment of the fee for each license, shall issue to the applicant any of the following licenses that may be applied for:

(A) “Commercial propagating license” permitting the licensee to propagate game birds, game quadrupeds, reptiles, amphibians, or fur-bearing animals in the wholly enclosed preserve the location of which is stated in the license and the application therefor, and to sell the propagated game birds, game quadrupeds, reptiles, amphibians, or fur-bearing animals and ship them from the state alive at any time, and permitting the licensee and the licensee’s employees to kill the propagated game birds, game quadrupeds, or fur-bearing animals and sell the carcasses for food subject to sections 1533.70 to 1533.80 of the Revised Code. The fee for such a license is forty dollars per annum.

(B) “Noncommercial propagating license” permitting the licensee to propagate game birds, game quadrupeds, reptiles, amphibians, or fur-bearing animals and to hold the animals in captivity. Game birds, game quadrupeds, reptiles, amphibians, and fur-bearing
animals propagated or held in captivity by authority of a noncommercial propagating license are for the licensee’s own use and shall not be sold. The fee for such a license is twenty-five dollars per annum.

(C) A free “raise to release license” permitting duly organized clubs, associations, or individuals approved by the division to engage in the raising of game birds, game quadrupeds, or fur-bearing animals for release only and not for sale or personal use.

     Except as provided by law no person shall possess game birds, game quadrupeds, or fur-bearing animals in closed season, provided that municipal or governmental zoological parks are not required to obtain the licenses provided for in this section.

     All licenses issued under this section shall expire on the fifteenth day of March of each year.

"Game birds" includes mourning doves, ringneck pheasants, bobwhite quail, ruffed grouse, sharp-tailed grouse, pinnated grouse, wild turkey, Hungarian partridge, Chukar partridge, woodcocks, black-breasted plover, golden plover, Wilson’s snipe or jacksnipe, greater and lesser yellowlegs, rail, coots, gallinules, duck, geese, brant, and crows.

Possession

Live furbearing animals, amphibians, reptiles, game quadrupeds, or game birds may not be held in captivity or sold except by propagation permit.

It is unlawful to buy, sell or possess nongame birds or their parts, dead or alive.
 
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