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IC 14-22-20
     Chapter 20. Breeder's License

IC 14-22-20-1
Issuance; fee
    
Sec. 1. The department may, under rules adopted under IC 4-22-2, issue to a resident of Indiana, upon the payment of a fee of fifteen dollars ($15), a license to:
        (1) propagate in captivity; and
        (2) possess, buy, or sell for this purpose only;
game birds, game mammals, or furbearing mammals protected by Indiana law.
As added by P.L.1-1995, SEC.15.

IC 14-22-20-2
Sales authorized; application
    
Sec. 2. A license issued under this chapter authorizes the sale of nonmigratory game birds, game mammals, or furbearing mammals for breeding purposes, for release, or for food purposes. An individual who:
        (1) acquires a furbearing mammal alive, legally in open season; or
        (2) purchases the bird or mammal from a licensed game breeder;
may apply for a breeder's license within five (5) days after acquiring the animal from the licensed game breeder or within five (5) days after the last day of the open season for the animal. Otherwise, the animal shall be released.
As added by P.L.1-1995, SEC.15. Amended by P.L.151-2012, SEC.25.

IC 14-22-20-3
Importation of out-of-state animals
    
Sec. 3. An animal raised domestically by an out-of-state breeder may be imported into Indiana and sold for food purposes. A purchaser of such an animal raised domestically by an out-of-state breeder must be able to show legal proof of out-of-state origin for all animals possessed.
As added by P.L.1-1995, SEC.15.

IC 14-22-20-4
Exemption for certain animals
    
Sec. 4. (a) This section applies to the following:
        (1) Marten.
        (2) Mink.
        (3) Chinchilla.
        (4) Domesticated rabbits, except cottontail.
    (b) The:
        (1) breeding, raising, and producing in captivity; and
        (2) marketing;


of an animal listed in subsection (a) is considered an agricultural pursuit. All animals so raised in captivity are considered domestic animals so that a game breeding license is not required to possess such an animal.
    (c) A person engaged in the breeding, raising, and producing in captivity and marketing of the furbearing mammals listed in subsection (a) shall, upon request, do the following:
        (1) Register with the department.
        (2) Make annual reports concerning the number of animals held and sold. These reports are confidential.
As added by P.L.1-1995, SEC.15. Amended by P.L.151-2012, SEC.26.