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HB 2662 - Prohibits the Waste of Game Animals - West Virginia Key Vote

Ed Evans voted Nay (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (56-39) - (Key vote)
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Title: Prohibits the Waste of Game Animals

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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that classifies the wasting of game as a misdemeanor.

Highlights:
  • Prohibits individuals from wasting a game animal, game bird, or game fish that has been wounded, killed, or taken during hunting (Article 2).
  • Defines “wasting” to include removing from the game solely any or all of the following parts (Article 2):

    • Head;

    • Hide;

    • Feet or paws;

    • Claws;

    • Antlers or tusks;

    • Gallbladder;

    • Teeth;

    • Feathers;

    • Fan;

    • Beard; or

    • Spurs.

  • Defines “wasting” further as intentionally disposing of game suitable for food outdoors, abandoning killed or wounded game without attempting to retrieve it, or to transport or store game in a manner that makes it unsuitable for consumption (Article 2).

  • Requires a fine of between $500 and $2500 or imprisonment of between 10 and 100 days for wasting of big game (Article 2).

  • Requires a fine of between $100 or $1000 or imprisonment of between 10 and 100 days for wasting of all other game (Article 2).

  • Exempts fur-bearing animals, woodchucks, and groundhogs from the provisions of this legislation (Article 2).

Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Prohibits the Waste of Game Animals

Sponsors

  • George Preston 'Boogie' Ambler (WV - R) (Out Of Office)

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