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Commercialization of wildlife? What is this???? Can someone please tell me ....... if someone is arrested for commercialization of wildlife what exactly does that mean the person did? Anyone who knows these laws or is knowledgeable of DNR rules and laws, please help me with this one!!! Thanks so much!!

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11 months ago

by the way... this is a real charge. I know someone who was charged with it by the DNR. just not sure exactly what he did.

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Okay, I think I have an idea of what you are trying to get at here.

Lets try this as a %26quot;case study%26quot;. Killer Whales (or Orcas) have several pods in the waters of Puget sound, which stretches from Washington State to British Columbia.

There are a number of whale watching tours that take people out to watch the Orcas feed, move about, frolic, etc.

There are very STRICT rules in place on how close the tours can approach the Orcas, the hours they can and even the time of year they can.

Various groups set these laws (including the DNR, EPA, National Parks Service and even the U.S. Forestry Service).

I consider the Orca tours the %26quot;commercialization of wildlife%26quot; so anyone that violates the rules set down for the tours can me fined or even arrested.

These rules extend to grizzly watching, climbing Mount Captistan, rafting the Red River, etc.

You break the rules (as on operator, guide, etc.) you pay the price.

Hope this helps... I think this was on target.

Oh, and to the first answer...by %26quot;FredHH%26quot;: You%26#039;re off target. And get your own material. I%26#039;m pretty sure Stephen Colbert wouldn%26#039;t like to find out your PLAGIARIZING his material to support anti-conservation efforts. Or are you too stupid to realize that his show is satirical? 50% 5 Votes

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  • met a man from N.C. that spent five years in jail for killing a deer on his property out of season.he was hungry he said..if you raise wildlife that%26#039;s protected by laws.then your arrested.if you get lets say some hawks and raise them to kill for their feathers then you should of course be killed immediately by public hanging.all people who kill endangered species on purpose should be put to death .the japs or evil they still kill whales.and dolphins.if you collect wildlife and sell them then your an evil person and will probably go to hell.we human parasites or killing this once pristine world and we will pay the price 0% 0 Votes
  • My guess is raising wildlife for profit illegally. Maybe he has an unlicensed fish farm. Maybe he%26#039;s catching snakes and selling them for pets without permits. Maybe he%26#039;s killing raccoons to sell their pelts without proper license or season. I%26#039;d have to say something along those lines! 0% 0 Votes
  • Kansas:

    2-1005. (a) Commercialization of wildlife is knowingly committing any of the following, except as permitted by statute or rules and regulations:
    (1) Capturing, killing or possessing, for profit or commercial purposes, all or any part of any wildlife protected by this section;
    (2) selling, bartering, purchasing or offering to sell, barter or purchase, for profit or commercial purposes, all or any part of any wildlife protected by this section;
    (3) shipping, exporting, importing, transporting or carrying; causing to be shipped, exported, imported, transported or carried; or delivering or receiving for shipping, exporting, importing, transporting or carrying all or any part of any wildlife protected by this section, for profit or commercial purposes; or
    (4) purchasing, for personal use or consumption, all or any part of any wildlife protected by this section.
    (b) The wildlife protected by this section and the minimum value thereof are as follows:
    (1) Eagles, $500 $1,000;
    (2) deer or antelope, $400;
    (3) elk or buffalo, $600;
    (4) furbearing animals, $25;
    (5) wild turkey, $75;
    (6) owls, hawks, falcons, kites, harriers or ospreys, $200;
    (7) game birds, migratory game birds, resident and migratory non-game birds, game animals and nongame animals, $20 unless a higher amount is specified above;
    (8) fish and mussels, the value for which shall be no less than the value listed for the appropriate fish or mussels species in the monetary values of freshwater fish or mussels and fish kill counting guidelines of the American fisheries society, special publication number 30;
    (9) turtles, $10 each for unprocessed turtles or $8 per pound or fraction of a pound for processed turtle parts;
    (10) bullfrogs, $2, whether dressed or not dressed;
    (11) any wildlife classified as threatened or endangered, $200 unless a higher amount is specified above; and
    (12) any other wildlife not listed above, $10.
    (c) Possession of wildlife, in whole or in part, captured or killed in violation of law and having an aggregate value of $500 $1,000 or more, as specified in subsection (b), is prima facie evidence of possession for profit or commercial purposes.
    (d) Commercialization of wildlife having an aggregate value of $500 $1,000 or more, as specified in subsection (b), is a severity level 10, nonperson felony. Commercialization of wildlife having an aggregate value of less than $500 $1,000, as specified in subsection (b), is a class A nonperson misdemeanor.
    (e) In addition to any other penalty provided by law, a court convicting a person of the crime of commercialization of wildlife may:
    (1) Confiscate all equipment used in the commission of the crime and may revoke for a period of up to 10 years all licenses and permits issued to the convicted person by the Kansas department of wildlife and parks; and
    (2) order restitution to be paid to the Kansas department of wildlife and parks for the wildlife taken, which restitution shall be in an amount not less than the aggregate value of the wildlife, as specified in subsection (b).
    (f) The provisions of this section shall apply only to wildlife illegally harvested and possessed by any person having actual knowledge that such wildlife was illegally harvested. 20% 2 Votes
  • In the US and many other countries, people do not technically own the wildlife on their property, the government does. Through hunting licenses and such, people are allowed to use the wildlife for their own non-profit purposes as long as they adhere to any guidelines set forth by the wildlife department. Attempts to profit from wildlife may result in a charge of commercialization of wildlife, which is illegal. It would help if you were to state what exactly that person was doing. Things like %26quot;farming%26quot; deer by setting up corrals and feeders would amount to commercialization of wildlife. Some might even consider selling hunted animals for profit to be commercialization.
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