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     Idaho Statutes

Idaho Statutes are updated to the website July 1 following the legislative session.


36-712.  Tattooing of wolves — When required. (a) Any wolf that is captured alive to be later released or which is born or held in captivity for any purpose must be reported to the department within three (3) days of the capture or commencement of captivity. Any person found guilty of capturing or holding in captivity and failing to report the animal as required in this section, shall be punished by a fine not in excess of one thousand dollars ($1,000) for each animal the person possesses which has not been reported as required in this section.
(b)  Each animal reported as required in subsection (a) of this section shall be permanently tattooed in a manner that will provide positive individual identification of the animal. No tattoo is required under this section if the animal is subject to a permanent individual identification process by another state or federal agency.
(c)  Any person holding a wolf in captivity shall immediately report to the department any death, escape, release, transfer of custody or other disposition of the animal.
(d)  Any canine exhibiting primary wolf characteristics shall be classified as a wolf for the purpose of identification. All such canines shall be tattooed, registered and licensed by the department of fish and game. The fee for the license shall be as specified in section 36-416, Idaho Code.

[36-712, added 1987, ch. 323, sec. 1, p. 679; am. 1988, ch. 218, sec. 1, p. 413; am. 1992, ch. 81, sec. 21, p. 238; am. 2000, ch. 211, sec. 24, p. 566.]

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