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AGO 1992 No. 4 >  March 6, 1992
DEPARTMENT OF WILDLIFE - ANIMALS - GAME - ADMINISTRATIVE LAW
Authority of the Department of Wildlife to regulate wildlife and deleterious exotic wildlife brought into Washington 1.   If an individual lawfully acquires wildlife in another state and lawfully brings it into Washington, the wildlife is the property of the individual, not the State.  However, to lawfully bring wildlife into Washington an individual must comply with regulations of the Department of Wildlife and the individual's ownership is subject to the overarching regulatory authority of the State. 2.   The Department of Wildlife has the authority to regulate deleterious exotic wildlife. Regulations adopted by the Department to regulate deleterious exotic wildlife do not conflict with RCW 77.12.010, which provides that nothing contained herein shall be construed to infringe on a private property owner's control over his or her private property.
AGO 1958 No. 212 >  July 30, 1958
OFFICES AND OFFICERS - DIRECTOR OF GAME - AUTHORITY WITH REGARD TO SALE OF BEAVER PELTS AT AUCTIONS - ANIMALS - BEAVERS - SALE OF PELTS BY DIRECTOR OF GAME AT PUBLIC AUCTIONS - AUCTIONS
OFFICES AND OFFICERS ‑- DIRECTOR OF GAME ‑- AUTHORITY WITH REGARD TO SALE OF BEAVER PELTS AT AUCTIONS. ANIMALS ‑- BEAVERS ‑- SALE OF PELTS BY DIRECTOR OF GAME AT PUBLIC AUCTIONS. AUCTIONS ‑- SALE The director of game or his representative may withhold from auction beaver pelts or may withdraw beaver pelts from sale before the hammer of the auctioneer falls.   The director or his representative may not sell beaver pelts at a private sale.
AGO 1960 No. 145 >  September 27, 1960
SCHOOLS - ANIMALS - FEEDING DEMONSTRATIONS AND/OR EXPERIMENTS ON LIVE ANIMALS NOT WITHIN CHAPTER 16.52 RCW RELATING TO PREVENTION OF CRUELTY TO ANIMALS
SCHOOLS - ANIMALS - FEEDING DEMONSTRATIONS AND/OR EXPERIMENTS ON LIVE ANIMALS NOT WITHIN CHAPTER 16.52 RCW RELATING TO PREVENTION OF CRUELTY TO ANIMALS The animal feeding demonstrations sponsored by the Washington State Dairy Council and properly conducted in the public schools do not fall within the provisions of chapter 16.52 RCW.
AGO 1954 No. 198 >  February 5, 1954
AGRICULTURE - ANIMALS - CAN THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE REQUIRE "BANG'S" TESTS ON CATTLE HERDS - IF REFUSED BY OWNER, AVAILABLE REMEDY
AGRICULTURE ‑- ANIMALS ‑- CAN THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE REQUIRE 'BANG'S' TESTS ON CATTLE HERDS ‑- IF REFUSED BY OWNER, AVAILABLE REMEDY The State of Washington Department of Agriculture may require "Bang's" tests on cattle herds in Klickitat County and if the owner of any untested bovine animals refuses to have them tested, the Director may order the premises on which they are kept quarantined, and no animals or the product of such animals may be removed from the premises.  The violation of a quarantine order, the willful obstruction or hindrance of a duly authorized agent of the Director, or a failure to comply with or violation of any order, rule or regulations promulgated by the Director under applicable statutes is a misdemeanor and is punishable as such.
AGO 1954 No. 293 >  August 2, 1954
GAME - ANIMALS - HUNTING - LEGAL RIGHT OF HUNTERS TO TAG ANIMALS SHOT BY OTHER HUNTERS - CRIMES - LARCENY - TAGGING OF AN ANIMAL BAGGED BY ANOTHER
GAME ‑- ANIMALS ‑- HUNTING ‑- LEGAL RIGHT OF HUNTERS TO TAG ANIMALS SHOT BY OTHER HUNTERS ‑- CRIMES ‑- LARCENY ‑- TAGGING OF AN ANIMAL BAGGED BY ANOTHER 1.   A hunter who lawfully shoots a game animal acquires a vested legal right in such animal provided he continues to manifest an immediate intention to possess it by exercising actual physical possession and by tagging.  2.   Where a second hunter shoots and tags a dying animal bagged by another while the first hunter is attempting to reduce it to possession, the second hunter is guilty of larceny if all other elements of the crime are present.
AGO 1951 No. 139 >  September 27, 1951
HERD ON STOCK RESTRICTION DISTRICTS - ANIMALS - FENCE MAINTENANCE AS CONDITION TO LIABILITY - TRESPASS, STOCK
HERD ON STOCK RESTRICTION DISTRICTS ‑- ANIMALS ‑- FENCE MAINTENANCE AS CONDITION TO LIABILITY ‑- TRESPASS, STOCK The owner of trespassing stock is liable for damaging nonfenced property in a stock restriction area.
AGLO 1978 No. 23 >  August 2, 1978
COUNTIES - ANIMALS - FEES - OPERATION OF COUNTY ZOO AND IMPOSITION OF ADMISSION CHARGES IN CONNECTION THEREWITH
COUNTIES ‑- ANIMALS ‑- FEES ‑- OPERATION OF COUNTY ZOO AND IMPOSITION OF ADMISSION CHARGES IN CONNECTION THEREWITH Under the provisions of RCW 36.68.090 a county may construct and operate a county zoo and impose reasonable admission charges in connection therewith.
AGLO 1977 No. 5 >  January 31, 1977
GAME - ANIMALS - CRIMES - MUTILATING OR WASTING CARCASS OF GAME ANIMAL
GAME ‑- ANIMALS ‑- CRIMES ‑- MUTILATING OR WASTING CARCASS OF GAME ANIMAL In order to sustain a criminal prosecution for mutilating or needlessly wasting the carcass of a game animal under RCW 77.16.090, it is necessary to prove that the person charged with wasting or mutilating is the same person who killed the animal in question.
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