187A-7  Expenditures.  (a)  The department may expend all appropriations made for the purpose of effectuating the objects of title 12.

     (b)  To further the purposes of title 12, the department may:

     (1)  Use lands set apart for the department’s use by the governor; and

     (2)  Accept gifts and contributions or enter into contracts.  Gifts and contributions may be accepted from, or contracts entered into with, public or private agencies or individuals.  Any gifts and contributions accepted under this section to benefit sport fish or sport fishing shall be subject to the requirements specified under section 187A-9.5.

     (c)  All expenditures by the department shall be approved and certified by the board.