16 U.S. Code § 718a - Prohibition on taking
(1) In general
Except as provided in paragraph (2), no individual who has attained the age of 16 years shall take any migratory waterfowl unless, at the time of the taking, the individual carries on the person of the individual a valid Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp, validated by the signature of the individual written in ink across the face of the stamp prior to the time of the taking by the individual of the waterfowl.
No stamp described in paragraph (1) shall be required for the taking of migratory waterfowl—
(b) Display of stamp
Any individual to whom a stamp has been sold under this subchapter shall, upon request, display the stamp for inspection to—
(1) any officer or employee of the Department of the Interior who is authorized to enforce this subchapter; or
Source(Mar. 16, 1934, ch. 71, § 1,48 Stat. 451; June 15, 1935, ch. 261, title I, § 1,49 Stat. 378; 1939 Reorg. Plan No. II, § 4(f), eff. July 1, 1939, 4 F.R. 2731, 53 Stat. 1433; July 30, 1956, ch. 782, § 1,70 Stat. 722; Pub. L. 94–215, § 3(a),Feb. 17, 1976, 90 Stat. 189; Pub. L. 109–266, § 10(a),Aug. 3, 2006, 120 Stat. 674.)
2006—Pub. L. 109–266amended section generally. Prior to amendment, section related to hunting and conservation stamp for taking migratory waterfowl.
1976—Pub. L. 94–215substituted “hunting and conservation stamp” for “hunting stamp” in first sentence.
1956—Act July 30, 1956, substituted “no person who has attained the age of sixteen years”, for “no person over sixteen years of age”.
1935—Act June 15, 1935, substituted “validated by his signature written by himself in ink across the face of the stamp prior to his taking such birds” for “issued to him in the manner hereinafter provided,” and struck out provisions which authorized the Secretary of Agriculture to adopt and promulgate regulations for the protection of private property in the injury of crops.
Transfer of Functions
Reorg. Plan No. II of 1939, set out in the Appendix to Title 5, Government Organization and Employees, transferred functions of Secretary of Agriculture relating to conservation of wildlife, game, and migratory birds to Secretary of the Interior.
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