Well, I got it wrong. Sort of.
My column, posted on Monday, about selling wild game meat reported that, while the meat can’t be sold, game dinners hosted by nonprofits are legal. Well, they are not.
After another extended conversation with Tim Peabody, the new Deputy Commissioner of the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, I think I now understand how this works.
The section of law that Tim had given to me gives nonprofit groups an exemption from the licensing requirements of the Department of Agriculture, for up to 12 public events or meals a year. But those groups are not exempt from DIF&W’s laws that prohibit the sale of wild game meat.
Other than that key point, the rest of the column was accurate!