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36-706.  Private parks and ponds — Noncommercial — Permit required. No person shall establish and maintain a private park or pond on premises owned or leased by him and obtain, possess, transport, propagate and process for his own personal pleasure and use any fish approved by the commission, or any big game animals found wild in this state unless he has first obtained a permit from the director.
(a)  Permit Requirements. Such permit may be issued by the director upon his finding that:
1.  Such private park or pond is not constructed in or across any natural stream bed, lake, or other watercourse containing wild fish, or on lands where wildlife abounds, except when it has been determined by the commission that the water flow and volume of wildlife concerned in such proposed private ponds, waters or parks are not a significant part of the wildlife resource of the state.
2.  The private park or pond is located entirely on private property owned or leased by the applicant.
3.  Any dam constructed to divert water into such private pond meets all requirements as provided in section 36-906(a), Idaho Code.
4.  All inlets to such private pond are screened at the point of diversion as provided in section 36-906(b), Idaho Code, to prevent the entrance of wild fish into the private pond.
5.  The application for such permit is made upon a form provided by the department which sets forth such information as may be required by the director.
6.  The lands proposed for use as a park are so fenced as to prevent the escape of private wildlife therefrom and prevent the entry thereon of publicly owned big game animals.
7.  Said park or pond shall be posted in three (3) separate conspicuous places and all entrance roads.
(b)  Separate Locations — Permits Required. Such a park or pond permit must be had for each and every location. A park permit may be had upon payment of a fee as specified in section 36-416, Idaho Code. Said permit shall expire June 30 in each year. A pond permit shall expire on June 30 of the fifth fiscal year after the date of issue.
(c)  Live Fish Transportation Permit. The commission may, under rules as it may prescribe, issue a live fish transportation permit. The permit may be had upon payment of a fee as specified in section 36-416, Idaho Code. No fee shall be charged for a department benefit permit.

[36-706, added 1976, ch. 95, sec. 2, p. 345; am. 1990, ch. 282, sec. 3, p. 790; am. 2000, ch. 211, sec. 23, p. 565; am. 2001, ch. 125, sec. 2, p. 446; am. 2003, ch. 13, sec. 1, p. 31.]

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