2010 Georgia Code
O.C.G.A. 27-3-110 (2010)
TITLE 27 - GAME AND FISH
CHAPTER 3 - WILDLIFE GENERALLY
ARTICLE 4 - SHOOTING PRESERVES
§ 27-3-110 - Shooting preserve license required; effective dates; contents of application; conditions for issuance
27-3-110. Shooting preserve license required; effective dates; contents of application; conditions for issuance
(a) It shall be unlawful for any person to release pen raised game birds, except as provided in Code Section 27-2-14, unless the person has first obtained a commercial, blanket commercial, or private shooting preserve license as provided in Code Section 27-2-23. Such license shall be effective from April 1 through March 31 of the following year.
(b) An application for a shooting preserve license shall be submitted on a form furnished by the department and shall contain the following:
(1) The applicant's name and address;
(2) A detailed description of the proposed activities and operations on the shooting preserve;
(3) The location and description of the premises of the preserve; and
(4) Such other information as may be necessary in order for the department to evaluate the application properly.
(c) No shooting preserve license shall be issued unless the following conditions are met:
(1) The land to comprise the preserve must consist of not more than 1,000 acres and not less than 100 acres and must be owned or leased by the applicant. If the land is under lease to the applicant, the lease shall be for a term of not less than one year from the date of application, and the lease shall be subject to inspection and approval by the department;
(2) The boundary lines of the premises must be marked by signs located not more than 400 feet apart, indicating that they are the boundary line signs, in letters not less than two inches in height, and shall further indicate that the premises are posted as against trespassing; and
(3) If the applicant intends to allow the shooting of bobwhite quail or ducks, or both, the applicant must show that the preserve has or will have a minimum of 1,000 quail, if quail are to be shot, or 200 ducks, if ducks are to be shot, or a minimum of 1,000 quail and 200 ducks, if both quail and ducks are to be shot. Such birds must be on the preserve at the time of application; or the applicant must show that he has a binding contract for such number of birds, which birds shall be released before or during the season for hunting on the proposed shooting preserve.
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