312 Ind. Admin. Code 9-3-18.7

Current through May 24, 2023
Section 312 IAC 9-3-18.7 - Bats

Authority: IC 14-22-2-6; IC 14-22-34-15

Affected: IC 14-22

Sec. 18.7.

(a) An individual may take a bat only as authorized in this section.
(b) At any time of year and without a permit, an individual may take up to five (5) individual bats within a twenty-four (24) hour period from one (1) dwelling if the bat constitutes a demonstrable but nonimmediate threat to human safety, provided that the taking is done in a humane manner and is taken within or on a human dwelling to include:
(1) a residence;
(2) a place of work; or
(3) an outbuilding.
(c) Except as otherwise authorized in this subsection, a person must have one (1) of the following to take or possess a bat:
(1) A nuisance wild animal control permit issued under 312 IAC 9-10-11.
(2) A scientific purposes license issued under 312 IAC 9-10-6.
(3) A limited take permit issued under 312 IAC 9-10-18.
(4) A wild animal rehabilitation permit issued under 312 IAC 9-10-9.
(d) A species of bat listed in 50 CFR 17.11 may be unintentionally or unknowingly taken if on a structure or in natural habitat without a permit from the department.
(e) The issuance of a permit or exemption from a permit under this section does not relieve a person from any requirement for a federal permit or authorization issued by the United State Fish and Wildlife Service. If the terms of a federal permit and the permit issued under this section differ, the more restrictive terms prevail.

312 IAC 9-3-18.7

Natural Resources Commission; 312 IAC 9-3-18.7; filed 6/21/2018, 1:45 p.m.: 20180718-IR-312170436FRA
Readopted filed 9/18/2019, 1:16 p.m.: 20191016-IR-312190325RFA