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SB 868 Damage of crops and livestock; lawful killing of deer, elk, and bear.
SUMMARY AS PASSED SENATE: (all summaries)
Damage of crops and livestock; lawful killing of elk. Changes the procedures for lawfully killing animals that damage agricultural operations and adds elk to those animals that may be killed. Whenever deer, elk, and bear are damaging agricultural operations, the landowner may request authorization from the Director of the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries. The Director shall authorize the landowner for a period of one year and the landowner shall report to the Director whenever such animals are killed. Any person receiving permission from the Director to kill deer, elk, and bear because of property damage may not charge a fee to transfer such privilege.