SEC. 49-1-39. Power to capture or destroy animals injurious to property.
The commission may issue permits to kill any species of animals or native, nonmigratory birds which may become injurious to agricultural or other interests in any particular community. All migratory birds, including hawks, owls, and eagles and their nests and eggs are protected by the Migratory Bird Treaty Act and federal regulations promulgated under this act. All species of blackbirds, cowbirds, starlings, crows, grackles, and English sparrows may be killed without a permit when such birds are committing or about to commit depredations on shade or ornamental trees or agricultural crops.
SOURCES: Codes, 1942, Sec. 5849; Laws, 1932, ch. 123; 1970, ch. 280, Sec. 1, eff from and after passage (approved April 3, 1970). Amended by Laws 2000, Ch. 368, Sec. 1, SB2478, eff. from and after passage (approved April 17, 2000).
PREVIOUS VERSIONS: Pre-2000