1501:31-7-04 Possession for purposes of processing, transportation, or storage of migratory game birds.

(A) No hunter who legally takes and possesses any migratory game birds shall place or leave any such birds in the custody of any other person for picking, cleaning, freezing, processing, shipping, transportation, or storage, including temporary storage, or dispose of such birds by gift to another person, unless such birds have a tag attached signed by the hunter stating his address, the total number and kinds of birds, and the date such birds were killed.

(B) No person may receive or have in custody any migratory game birds belonging to another person, or receive and possess any migratory game birds taken by another person, unless such birds are tagged as required under paragraph (A) of this rule.

(C) No hunter who legally takes and possesses any migratory game birds shall place or leave such birds at any place for storage, including temporary storage, other than at his personal abode unless such birds are tagged as required under paragraph (A) of this rule. Legally possessed migratory game birds being transported in any vehicle as the personal baggage of the possessor shall not be deemed to be in storage or temporary storage.

(D) No migratory bird preservation facility shall:

(1) Receive or have in custody any migratory game bird unless accurate records are maintained which can identify each bird received by, or in the custody of, the facility by the name of the person from whom the bird was obtained, and show:

(a) The number of each species;

(b) The location where taken;

(c) The date such birds were received;

(d) The name and address of the person from whom such birds were received;

(e) The date such birds were disposed of; and

(f) The name and address of the person to whom such birds were delivered.

(E) No person shall destroy any records required to be maintained under this rule for a period of one year following the last entry on the record.

(F) Record keeping as required by this rule will not be necessary at hunting clubs which do not fully process migratory birds by removal of both the head and wings.

(G) All definitions set forth in rule 1501:31-1-02 of the Administrative Code shall apply to this rule.

R.C. 119.032 review dates: 06/22/2011 and 06/15/2016
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 1531.06 , 1531.08 , 1531.10
Rule Amplifies: 1531.06 , 1531.08 , 1531.10
Prior Effective Dates: 9/1/71, 12/15/76, 2/5/77, 6/1/82, 4/20/87