|(a) The department may establish check stations in any county
of the state for the purpose of collecting biologic information on wildlife
resources taken in that county.
(b) The entire wildlife resource, with head and hide/plumage
attached, except that internal and sexual organs may be removed (field-dressed),
of any designated wildlife resource taken in a county in which mandatory check
stations have been established must be presented:
(1) to a designated check station agent within 24 hours of
(2) by the person or representative of the person who killed
the wildlife resource.
(c) Check stations shall be under the direction of an agent
designated by the department. Agents shall:
(1) register each wildlife resource presented at a check station;
(2) issue a special possession tag, provided by the department,
for each wildlife resource presented at a check station;
(3) maintain records as prescribed in the record book supplied
by the department; and
(4) allow inspection of all check station records upon request
of the department during normal working hours.
(d) A person who fails or refuses to comply with this section
commits an offense and is in violation of this subchapter.