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HB 436 (BR 1623) - K. Hall, R. Henderson

     AN ACT relating to hunting at night.
     Amend KRS 150.370 to specify that the Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources shall not restrict the right of persons to hunt or train with dogs at night at any time of the year if the hunting or training is done: for sport and not for kill, in compliance with the relevant statutes and administrative regulations, and with permission on private property where coyote hunting at night has not been authorized; remove the department's authority to regulate training seasons for hunting dogs; remove requirement that dog hunting meets receive prior approval from the department; amend KRS 150.360 to enhance penalties for persons found guilty of hunting coyotes at night on the property of another without permission; provide for enhanced penalties in addition to all existing penalties to include: an additional $500 per offense, one year of permit forfeiture or permit activity forfeiture for each offense, beginning with the first offense, and payment of $1,000 in restitution for each hunting dog killed or rendered unable to hunt as a result of the offense.

     Feb 24-introduced in House
     Feb 25-to Natural Resources & Environment (H)

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