W. Va. Code R. § 58-18-3 - Bear Damage Complaint Procedures

Current through Register Vol. XXXVIII, No. 51, December 23, 2021

3.1. A property owner or lessee who has suffered damage to real or personal property, not excluded in section 5.1 of this rule, including loss occasioned by the injury to or death of livestock or the unborn issue thereof, caused by an act of a bear may complain to any officer for the protection against such bear.
3.1.a. Bear damage involving beehives, fruit trees, livestock or miscellaneous real or personal property must be reported to an officer within forty-eight (48) hours of its occurrence.
3.2. Upon receipt of a bear damage complaint, the officer shall immediately proceed to investigate the circumstances giving rise to such complaint.
3.2.a. If the officer is unable to personally investigate a complaint, he or she shall designate a wildlife biologist to investigate on his/her behalf.

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