FISH AND GAME
208:4-c Emergency Season Closure.
I. Notwithstanding any other provisions of rule or law, whenever the executive director shall deem such action necessary to protect the wildlife resources of the state, the executive director shall have the authority to initiate an emergency closure for any season on wildlife for which an open season has been declared.
II. Such emergency closure authority shall be for the state as a whole or for any section thereof.
III. When such emergency closures are initiated, the executive director shall cause such closure to be publicized in a newspaper with statewide circulation for 3 consecutive days.
IV. Any person who takes wildlife species during the period in which an emergency closure has been declared pursuant to this authority shall be subject to the same penalty which would be imposed for taking of the same species during the closed season.
Source. 1988, 212:2. 1996, 108:5, eff. July 14, 1996.