DAR File No. 37609
This rule was published in the June 1, 2013, issue (Vol. 2013, No. 11) of the Utah State Bulletin.
Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources
Predator Control Incentives
Notice of Proposed Rule
DAR File No.: 37609
Filed: 05/09/2013 08:40:23 AM
Purpose of the rule or reason for the change:
This purpose of this rule amendment is to allow the division flexibility with participants in the Targeted Predator Control Program for effectively control coyotes in a targeted area that are detrimental to mule deer production.
Summary of the rule or change:
This rule amendment allows for exemptions to specified provisions of Rule R657-11 as determined by the Division of Wildlife Resources (DWR) to participants in the Targeted Predator Control Program.
State statutory or constitutional authorization for this rule:
- Section 23-30-104
- Section 23-13-2
Anticipated cost or savings to:
the state budget:
This rule amendment allows for flexibility as determined by the division to participants in the Targeted Predator Control Program. DWR determines that these amendments will not create any cost or savings impact to the state budget or DWR's budget, and will be carried out with the money allocated by the State Legislature under the Mule Deer Protection Act.
Since this amendment only allows for flexibility with participants in the Targeted Predator Control Program, DWR determines that this filing does not create any direct cost or savings impact to local governments since they are not directly affected by the rule. Nor are local governments indirectly impacted because the rule does not create a situation requiring services from local governments.
Since this rule amendment allows the division flexibility with participants in the Targeted Predator Control Program, DWR determines this filing does not create a direct cost or savings impact to small businesses.
persons other than small businesses, businesses, or local governmental entities:
Since this rule amendment allows the division flexibility with participants in the Targeted Predator Control Program, DWR determines this filing does not create a direct cost or savings impact to other persons who participate in the program.
Compliance costs for affected persons:
DWR determines that this rule amendment does not create a cost or savings impact to individuals in Utah.
Comments by the department head on the fiscal impact the rule may have on businesses:
The amendments to this rule do not create an impact on businesses.
Michael R. Styler, Executive Director
The full text of this rule may be inspected, during regular business hours, at the Division of Administrative Rules, or at:Natural Resources
1594 W NORTH TEMPLE
SALT LAKE CITY, UT 84116-3154
Direct questions regarding this rule to:
- Staci Coons at the above address, by phone at 801-538-4718, by FAX at 801-538-4709, or by Internet E-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
Interested persons may present their views on this rule by submitting written comments to the address above no later than 5:00 p.m. on:
This rule may become effective on:
Gregory Sheehan, Director
R657. Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources.
R657-64. Predator Control Incentives.
R657-64-1. Purpose and Authority.
(1) This rule is promulgated under authority of Section 23-30-104 to establish procedures for:
(a) targeted predator control and general predator control programs administered by the division for the benefit of mule deer; and
(b) creation and distribution of educational and training materials related to mule deer protection.
R657-64-3. Predatory Animal Control Programs.
(1) Two predatory animal control programs are created within the division to provide financial incentive to participants for the removal of coyotes detrimental to mule deer production.
(a) The General Predator Control Program provides a financial incentive to any registered participant to remove coyotes within the State.
(i) The financial incentive to participate in the program and remove coyotes under the conditions prescribed in this rule and by the division is $50 compensation per animal, unless otherwise adjusted by the division, to be paid in accordance with R657-64-4.
(b) The Targeted Predator Control Program provides compensation by contract to preapproved vendors to remove coyotes within prescribed areas of the State and during specified times of the year where predation on deer is most prevalent.
(2) Participants in either program are not granted special authority to take coyotes beyond that available to non-participants, and each shall comply with all applicable federal, state, and local laws.
both programs are required to follow all relevant rules and
regulations related to trapping and firearm use, as detailed in
state code and rule R657-11, "Taking Furbearers."
KEY: wildlife, predators, game laws, wildlife law
Date of Enactment or Last substantive Amendment: [
August 7, 2012]
Authorizing, and Implementing or Interpreted Law: 23-30-102; 23-30-104; 23-13-17
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For questions regarding the content or application of this rule, please contact Staci Coons at the above address, by phone at 801-538-4718, by FAX at 801-538-4709, or by Internet E-mail at email@example.com.