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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL
Game preserve licenses. Allows game preserves to be licensed and operated to hunt privately owned cervidae and game birds. Provides that the owner of a game preserve is not required to possess a game breeders or shooting preserve license. Restricts the sale and transfer of ownership of any interest in a game preserve. Establishes requirements for the operation of a game preserve. Provides for the inspection of game preserves by the department of natural resources and the state board of animal health. Establishes record keeping requirements. Provides that a license that has been revoked may not be reissued. Requires game preserve owners to auction for the initial game preserve license (establishes a $50,000 minimum bid) and pay a yearly license renewal fee. Requires the director of the Indiana office of management and budget to conduct the auction for ten game preserve licenses.