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     87-5-714. Wildlife species authorized for introduction or transplantation. (1) The following wildlife species may be introduced or transplanted by the department based upon scientific investigation and upon approval of the commission:
     (a) gray (Hungarian) partridge (Perdix perdix);
     (b) chukar partridge (Alectoris chukar);
     (c) ring-necked pheasant (Phasianus colchicus);
     (d) turkey (Meleagris gallopavo);
     (e) rainbow trout (Salmo gairdneri);
     (f) golden trout (Salmo aquabonita);
     (g) brown trout (Salmo trutta);
     (h) brook trout (Salvelinus fontinalis);
     (i) lake trout (Salvelinus namaycush);
     (j) northern pike (Esox lucius);
     (k) black bullhead (Ictalurus melas);
     (l) yellow bullhead (Ictalurus natalis);
     (m) largemouth bass (Micropterus salmoides);
     (n) smallmouth bass (Micropterus dolomieui);
     (o) pumpkinseed sunfish (Lepomis gibbosus);
     (p) bluegill (Lepomis macrochirus);
     (q) green sunfish (Lepomis cyanellus);
     (r) rock bass (Ambloplites rupestris);
     (s) black crappie (Pomoxis nigromaculatus);
     (t) white crappie (Pomoxis annularis);
     (u) yellow perch (Perca flavescens);
     (v) walleye (Sander vitreus);
     (w) cisco (tulibee) (Coregonus artedii);
     (x) spottail shiner (Notropis hudsonius);
     (y) kokanee salmon (Oncorhynchus nerka);
     (z) chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha);
     (aa) lake whitefish (Coregonus clupeaformis);
     (bb) golden shiner (Notemigonus crysoleucas).
     (2) The commission may by rule and subject to the provisions of 87-5-711 authorize the department to transplant or introduce species of wildlife not listed in subsection (1).

     History: En. Sec. 9, Ch. 624, L. 1985; amd. Sec. 45, Ch. 19, L. 2011.

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